WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Area Hotels Still Available For Inauguration

Play associated audio
People were packed into Inauguration Day in 2009. This photo was taken 1.6 miles away from the Washington Monument.
Alexander Torrenegra: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alextorrenegra/3215957700/
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.

NPR

A Photographer Gets Old — Over And Over — In 'The Many Sad Fates'

Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.
NPR

This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
NPR

Barbershop: Trump's Comments And Latinos

Linda Chavez of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Denise Galvez of Latinas for Trump and columnist Gustavo Arellano discuss Donald Trump's week of comments about a former Miss Universe.
NPR

We May Die, But Our Tweets Can Live Forever

A new exhibit explores what people leave behind online after they die. BuzzFeed senior writer Doree Shafrir discusses what it was like to attend her own "digital funeral."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.