The DC tourism site Destination DC is on hand to help out-of-towners book one of more than a thousand rooms still available during the inauguration. The easiest way to sort out the arrangements is to call the organization’s toll-free number, 800-422-8644, and talk with an operator to learn which hotels are available, where they’re located, and what their minimum-stay requirements are.
As of late yesterday evening, more than 1,400 rooms within a 30-mile radius of DC were still available for January 19, and hundreds more within 200 miles. Rates range from $100 a night for bed-and-breakfasts 60 miles away to more than $1,000 a night for hotels in DC.
We found rooms at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center, just outside the District in Prince George’s County, for $799 a night with a four-night minimum. The tab for the entire stay is $3,196.
Operators at Destination DC are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5.