D.C. Area Hotels Still Available For Inauguration | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

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.

WAMU 88.5

Audiences Get A Modern Look At A 19th Century Opera

Opera as seen through the lens of Google Glass? Wolf Trap is giving audiences the chance to mix technology with Bizet’s classic "Carmen" this month.
NPR

Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

A new book claims the organic label can't be trusted, especially on food that's imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.
NPR

Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.
NPR

A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone

In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.

Leave a Comment

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