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It’s not too late to book a hotel for the inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Excerpt from Washington Post

Nov 13, 2012 10:39 am

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Hotels are looking to maximize their profits by requiring guests to book a minimum of three nights, but this may push some visitors to explore cheaper options available on Airbnb or, god forbid, Craigslist.

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Is it true that hotels have already sold out of hotel rooms for President Obama’s second inauguration?

D.C.’s chief tourism officer says no. Having talked to managers of some of the top hotels, Elliott L. Ferguson, chief executive of Destination D.C., said rooms are still available but that hotels are almost exclusively requiring guests to book rooms for multiple nights.

“I think the key thing is understanding that those hotels usually require a stay of three or four nights. So somebody might search for a hotel room for the inauguration and it might say that there are no rooms available for that search because of that requirement.”

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