San Diego was the nation’s fourth-busiest city for short-term stays booked through Airbnb during the summer of 2017, the San Francisco-based company reported.
A company statement said more than 187,000 guests booked stays in the city’s host-listed rooms, apartments and houses during the June-August period. San Diego ranked behind only New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Airbnb officials estimated that home-share bookings generated more than $110 million in economic impact in San Diego during the summer, including $72 million in guest spending.
The report comes as San Diego and other local cities continue to examine ways to potentially regulate short-term stays booked through home-sharing sites including Airbnb and VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner). In some neighborhoods, residents have complained about noise and other nuisances created by temporary visitors.