The Inauguration of President Obama’s second term is officially January, 21, 2013. But the days leading up to the ceremony will be abuzz with galas and parties. Several Washington area hotels have already filled up for the weekend. But here is a listing of several that still have rooms available. Many hotels require a non-refundable payment in full at the time of booking and a minimum 4-night stay starting Friday, January 18, 2013. And many have raised their rates considerably for the holiday weekend. These are hotels close to the White House and U.S. Capitol and some on this list are in the nearby suburbs and close to Metro stops.
Address: Several hotels in the Washington area, including the Ritz-Carlton, the Renaissance Hotel, and the Mayflower that still have rooms available Inauguration weekend.
Rates: Range from $209 per night to more than $1,000 per night
Hotel: The Embassy Suites
Address: Several of its Washington properties, as well as ones in the suburbs like the Embassy Suites Alexandria and the Embassy Suites Crystal City, which are both close to Metro stops.
Rates: range from $359 per night to $799.
Hotel: Washington Plaza Hotel
Address: 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, D.C.
Rates: Superior Queen Bed rooms available at $500 a night
Address: Several Wyndam hotels in the Washington area have availability, including its Connecticut Avenue property and several in the suburbs like the Days Inn Arlington Pentagon.
Address: See each hotel location.
Rates: $429.95 per night.
Hotel: Homewood Suites
Address: Has some availability in its Washington suburbs properties, including one in Alexandria/Pentagon South in Virginia and Homewood Suites by Hilton in Silver Spring.Also its Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Washington and the Capital Hilton have rooms available.
Rates: From $259 to $879 per night
Hotel: St. Regis
Address: The St. Regis company has availability in its flagship hotel, as well as The W Washington, D.C., Four Points by Sheraton and Westin Georgetown.
Rates: From $699 to $1,250 a night
Address: The new Donovan House, Helix, Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, Va., and both its Hotel Monaco properties in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C., are all still taking Inauguration weekend reservations.
Rates: from $399 to $5,000 per night.
Address: Lafayette Square, 806 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Rates: From more than $4,500 to nearly $28,000
Hotel: Grand Hyatt Washington
Address: 1000 H St., NW, Washington, D.C. (Penn Quarter)
Rates: From $699 to $759 per night.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn
Address: 815 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Rates: Averages $629 per night
Hotel: The Westin Alexandria
Address: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA
Rates: $399-$449 per night
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Address: 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA
Rates: $799 per night
Hotel: Sheraton Crystal City
Address: 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
Rates: $419-459 per night
Phone: 703-486-1111Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=741