Using trivago data, we examined how hotels are coping with the increased demand over the international tournament. Already, demand for the championship series is high, with over 80-percent of hotels in Los Angeles already booked. Hotel rates in the city average $259 per night. For comparison sake, these rates are even higher than Cleveland and Chicago hotels during the World Series, which, between the two cities, averaged $247/night.
So how much will a trip to the championships in L.A. set supporters back?
Well, for starters, ticket prices on StubHub start at $20 for the first two games and $39 for a possible Game 3 finale, which is fairly cheap considering this year’s tournament has been shattering previous WBC records. Here’s how hotel prices look for the duration of the series:
Search Period: March 1 to March 14
Travelers on a budget, though, should know that these “average prices” factor in the star-studded L.A. hotels that cost over $3,000 per night, which can skew the numbers. So there shouldn’t be any concern over finding an affordable hotel for the finals. There are plenty of hotel options for under $100/night.