High demand for hotels for Honda Classic

Posted at 4:39 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-10 09:41:58-05

The prices are climbing as demand grows for a place to stay during the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.

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"The individual spectator demand is pretty significant.  Some even book as far as a year in advance," said Frank Calaguire, Managing Principal at PGA National Resort.

Rooms at the resort are running from $400 to $500 a night.  They're sold out Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The website Airbnb is a popular alternative. Some private rooms in Palm Beach Gardens are running for $90 a night, entire houses for rent at $300 a night.

The prices for hotels are pretty similar throughout Palm Beach County, but we saw some sweet deals under $200 a night if you book further north on the Treasure Coast.

More than 160,000 people are expected to attend the week-long event in Palm Beach Gardens.

"It's a great week for us. We're happy to have the event here and we're thrilled. The national exposure is great for the Palm Beaches," added Calaguire.