More Than 1,000 Hotel Rooms Open for Inauguration

WASHINGTON -- More than 1,000 hotel rooms are still available in the Washington region for those wanting to attend President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, according to tourism officials.
The District's tourism bureau, Destination DC, announced Friday that it has located more than 1,400 rooms within 30 miles of Washington. There are hundreds of additional rooms within 200 miles of the city, according to Destination DC.
Room rates vary from $100 to more than $1,000 per night. Minimum stay restrictions may apply.
Destination DC has been in contact with the region's hotels and tourism offices, representatives said. Those seeking the latest information on availability can call 800-422-8644.
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