If you’re planning to attend President Barack Obama’s 2nd inauguration in January, you will have no problem booking a hotel room in DC. The phones have been fairly quiet in DC hotels compared to 2009 when they were ringing off the hook.
According to the AJC, DC hotels are less busy for Obama’s 2nd inauguration.
“Very few hotels are actually sold out at this point, so there’s a lot of availability,” said Elliott Ferguson, CEO of the tourism bureau Destination DC.
From the AJC:
City officials are expecting 600,000 to 800,000 visitors for the Jan. 21 inauguration, far less than the 1.8 million people who flooded the National Mall four years ago to witness the inauguration of America’s first black president. Back then, some hotels sold out months in advance and city residents rented out their homes for hundreds of dollars a night. This time, hotels say they’re filling up more slowly, with rooms still available and prices at or slightly below where they were four years ago.
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