Heading to the Masters? Augusta hotel rooms are scarce, pricey

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The Partridge Inn is booked solid this week. Photo: Augusta CVB

Golf fans headed to Augusta will find little lodging available and what’s still up for grabs is going for top dollar.

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The stately Partridge Inn is booked solid, as is the case each year during Masters Week. It’s a bargain if you want to check it out once the green-jacket crowd has evacuated: if you stay next Wednesday night, it’ll set you back just $158, according to Hotel Tonight.

No-frills hotels are commanding a premium this week. Image: Hotel Tonight

For an idea of how insane prices are this week, a one-night stay this week approaches $800 at no-frills places like Holiday Inn Express locations downtown and in east Augusta. If you go next week, you can nab rooms at these places starting at $111.

HomeToGo, a vacation rental search engine that partners with a number of providers, pulled some data that gives an idea of how precious real estate is during golf’s holiest week.

The average price of a night’s lodging in Augusta is $305 during the tournament, compared to $83 the week after. By the way, the average price of a night’s lodging anywhere in the country this week is $189.

But strong demand shows hotel and other lodging accommodations are justified in demanding a premium during this week. The vacancy rate, according to HomeToGo, is just 11 percent.

Click here for more vacation possibilities via HomeToGo.

Welcome to Augusta! Hope you have a place to stay. Photo: Jennifer Brett


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