Dates: October 4th-7th, 2016
Average one-bedroom nightly rate: $475
Essentially the Super Bowl of tech conferences, the Salesforce-palooza brought in more than 150,000 people to the 7x7 in 2015, congesting local hotels so much that the company docked a cruise ship in the Bay in order to add 1,100 more rooms. But even the “tech Dreamboat” (shudder) couldn’t house all the disruptors and change-makers in need of a crash pad, allowing hosts to rake in serious cash -- sometimes as much as $4,500 a night if you were rolling with an elegant Pacific Heights four-bedroom or Market St penthouse. Good news for us plebeians, too though: according to BeyondPricing, studios far from the venue garnered approximately 300% more than their regular listing price in October. The bad news: the conference juuuuust passed, which you know because you’re likely still recovering (whether you attended or not). The good news: you have just under a year to assemble that Ikea bookshelf.