Minneapolis: Hotel Rates Skyrocket in Response to Ryder CupSeptember 27, 2016
As the Ryder Cup quickly approaches, Minneapolis hotel rates have skyrocketed to never before seen levels. A recent survey from ChicagoHotels.org has reached this conclusion after comparing the cost of hotel rooms during the premiere golf competition with the regular price tag for the same rooms.
The survey specifically found that fewer than one in five Central Minneapolis hotels still have vacancies this close to the weekend golf action (September 29 to October 2, 2016). The limited few establishments that are still offering available rooms are jacking up their prices by an average of 125% over regular rates.
To stay overnight near the heart of the action, golf fans can expect to pay in the vicinity of $300 nightly. That is the current price for the cheapest available double room with a minimum three-star rating. Diane Muller, ChicagoHotels.org spokesperson, points out this is the highest she’s even seen room rates go in the city. "In Minneapolis’s history, it is unlikely that prices have ever before reached such levels.” These rates are expected to maintain the record until at least 2018. Then Muller anticipates, “When Minneapolis hosts the Super Bowl in 2018, it is probable that the current Ryder Cup rate records will be smashed.”
Savvy golf fans who think venturing out to St. Paul or Bloomington near the Minneapolis International Airport will save them some money are in for a surprise as well. The rate hikes in these two Minnesota locales are averaging 129% and 137%, respectively. As might be expected, rooms in and around the Hazeltine Golf Club in Chaska, the venue for the Ryder Cup, are soaring the most. Some hotels there are more than quadrupling their regular rates.
To score a more affordable accommodation, a visiting Ryder Cup attendee will have to venture out to Mankato, a roughly one-hour drive from the Hazeltine Golf Club. This home town of Minnesota State University is still listing rooms for approximately $100 per night.