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Hotel near D.C. with rooms for inauguration

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  December 2, 2008 07:48 AM

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It's getting tougher and tougher to find rooms anywhere near the Beltway for the inauguration. I've read reports reports of folks taking spots as far away as West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
But The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the new National Harbor project in Prince George's County, Maryland, across the Potomac from Alexandria says on its website that it still has rooms.
Here are the options:
*Check in Sunday, January 18 — Stay 4 nights
*Check in Monday, January 19 — Stay 4 nights
*Check in Tuesday, January 20 — Stay 2 nights
*Check in Wednesday, January 21 — Stay 1 night
One caveat: I poked around a bit and it appears that rooms start at about $800 a night. But check it out. Thanks to USA Today's Hotel Hotsheet for pointing us to this one.

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2 comments so far...
  1. Hello Mr. Makishima

    My name is Jermaine Evans and I am writing to you because I read your Dec. 2, 2008 blog regarding no "affordable" rooms for the inauguration and it made me raise an eyebrow. Just to let you know with full disclosure my company BeeLine Transporation is sponsoring trips to the Inauguration at a very reasonable cost. (As low as $400 per person for 3 days 2 nights.)We have round trip transportation on a charter bus, hotels 15-20 minutes from the capitol, and we have also secured 2 restaurants(Phillips Flagship Restaurant {on the beautiful waterfront in the District of Columbia and Dave and Busters {in Northern Bethesda}) all included for anyone who buys a packages. The city of Washington is expecting anywhere from 2-5 million people, the largest crowd in history, and BeeLine Transportation has made it easy for anyone interested in attending the event live. Just go to www.witnesschange.com and see all the details, or you can call 1-800-382-8629 and a customer service representive will be gald to help.

    Posted by Jermaine Evans December 3, 08 11:40 PM
  1. Take a look at InauguralHomes.com. The site specializes in short term home and apartment leases for the Inauguration. There are over 250 property listings available for short term leases (1 day to 2 weeks).

    Posted by Inaugural Homes December 3, 08 11:41 PM
 
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