SAN FRANCISCO—According to Airbnb, more hotels are using the platform to reach guests.
Last year, Airbnb saw a 152% increase in the number of rooms available on Airbnb in properties that hosts categorized as boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other hospitality venues like hostels and resorts.
Nearly 90% of guests who first used Airbnb to book a hotel room have returned to the platform and booked a room in a home or an entire home for their next trip.
Guests are giving high marks to the hotels they book on Airbnb. Guests give their stays in boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other hospitality venues booked on Airbnb an average rating of 4 .7 out of five stars.
The expanded hotel offerings are making it easier for consumers to use Airbnb to find last-minute accommodations when home hosts are often already booked, according to the company.