City Paper is not for tourists
As the Washington Nationals head into a decisive fifth game against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight, residents who host guests through Airbnb are looking to score their own home runs.
The room-sharing service’s D.C. office reports that last weekend, when the Nats played two home games against their West Coast counterparts, the District saw an 18 percent jump in Airbnb bookings as compared to the previous weekend. The Southwest Waterfront, where Nats Stadium is based, saw a 33 percent increase in guest bookings.
Here were the top 10 neighborhoods for stays last weekend, per Airbnb (the waterfront raked in more than 110):
- Capitol Hill—785
- Columbia Heights—390
- Near Northeast/H Street Corridor—352
- Dupont Circle—276
- Logan Circle—274
- U Street Corridor—261
- Adams Morgan—256
Those rankings largely parallel with those Airbnb reported during the summer, when Capitol Hill led the pack. Bookings last weekend went for a median $110 per night.
As for tonight, out-of-town game-goers may well have housing accommodations but could struggle to get there: Metro won’t stay open past midnight, as has been the case throughout its SafeTrack plan. The game starts at 8 p.m.