Remember all that talk a couple months ago about how tough it would be to find a place to stay in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration? It turned out to be kind of overheated.
A few days before Thanksgiving, the National Jewish Democratic Council proudly pointed out that it had been so confident of Barack Obama’s chances, it had reserved 60 rooms at a downtown D.C. hotel for inauguration weekend.
Now, a week before the swearing-in, the NJDC reports that it still has a handful of rooms available at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center for those who haven’t made plans yet. The cost is $5,000.
The NJDC has done better than most. The D.C. market for inauguration week rentals, which had some in the city once talking about renting out their apartments and shacking up with friends, quickly evaporated a couple weeks after the election, reports this Washington Post article.