- San Diego County hotels sold 314,093 room nights last week, an increase of more than 17,000 from the week prior.
- The increase in demand pushed occupancy up 3.8% to 70.2% throughout the county, with average daily rates reaching $176, $5 higher than last week.
- Among top 25 markets, San Diego occupancy ranked fifth, behind Orange County (third, at 71.7%) and Phoenix (fourth, at 70.8%) in the western competitive set. Boston ranked first in the nation at 73%, followed by Nashville at 71.7%.
- The average daily rate of $176 continues the trend of historically high rates, $44 higher than the same week in 2020 and $15 higher than in 2019. San Diego ranked seventh among top 25 markets, and below Orange County ($183) and Los Angeles ($182) in the competitive set.
- Among upscale/upper upscale properties, both group and transient contributed to occupancy gains. Group occupancy rose to 21.7%, with an average daily rate of $260, while leisure occupancy rose to 42.2%, with an ADR of $265. San Diego narrowed the gap in group occupancy with Phoenix, which has been reporting a steady 23-24% group occupancy in September and October. San Francisco continues to trail the comp set at 6.4%.
- Weekend nights again saw occupancy range from the high 70s to the low 90s, with several regions reaching 92% on Saturday night.
- RevPAR averaged $124 for the week, ranking San Diego fifth in the nation, and behind Orange County ($131) and Los Angeles ($127) in the comp set.
- South/East County and La Jolla Coastal properties had the highest occupancies for the week, at 79.0% and 75.6%, respectively, while Mission Bay and Downtown properties were the lowest at 64.8% and 64.4%.
- The highest rates for the week were in La Jolla ($292), Mission Bay ($237) and Downtown ($209).
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