You can still find rooms in the City of Brotherly Love for the Democratic National Convention if you don't mind paying unbrotherly prices.
Average hotel rates in Philadelphia this week are up 51 percent year over year, compared with a 38 percent rise for the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland, according to bookings data from travel site TripAdvisor.
Here's what you can expect to spend for less-than-luxurious accommodations:
- A two-star hotel room in Philadelphia ranges from $134 per night to $499 per night during the convention, according to data from hotel booking site Priceline.
- An extra star will cost $223 per night to $699 per night, Priceline estimates.
Searches on booking sites for rooms in Philadelphia have spiked as people look for last-minute accommodations, and are now up 265 percent compared with equivalent days last year, travel site Hipmunk estimates. That spike doesn't compare to the 393 percent increase in searches for Cleveland rooms during the recent political convention, according to Hipmunk.