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People were packed into Inauguration Day in 2009. This photo was taken 1.6 miles away from the Washington Monument.
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People were packed into Inauguration Day in 2009. This photo was taken 1.6 miles away from the Washington Monument.

Hotels in the D.C. region are not filling up as quickly for the upcoming presidential inauguration as they did for President Barack Obama's first swearing-in four years ago, say D.C. hotel officials.

Approximately 1.8 million people flooded the National Mall in 2009. Some hotels sold out months in advance and some city residents even rented out their homes for $100 a night. But second inaugurations tend to draw fewer spectators and this time around finding a place to stay in Washington won't be nearly as difficult.

D.C. is expecting 600,000 to 800,000 visitors for the Jan. 21 inauguration. Many hotels say rooms are still available and prices are at or slightly below where they were four years ago.

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