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11/13/2012 12:36 pm ET

Inauguration 2013 Hotel Rooms: Some Reservations Still Available

AP

WASHINGTON -- If you're hoping to book a room for President Obama's upcoming second inauguration, it's a safe bet you're going to have a tough time finding a hotel reservation in the nation's capital.

While plenty of hotels have been sold out, Capital Business notes that there are some rooms still available for the Jan. 21 event.

But there's a catch:

Having talked to managers of some of the top hotels, Elliott L. Ferguson, chief executive of Destination D.C., said rooms are still available but that hotels are almost exclusively requiring guests to book rooms for multiple nights.

"There's a lot of availability in Washington in terms of hotel rooms," Ferguson said. He and his staff said hotels including the Capital Hilton, the Fairmont, the St. Regis and many others still had rooms available.

"I think the key thing is understanding that those hotels usually require a stay of three or four nights. So somebody might search for a hotel room for the inauguration and it might say that there are no rooms available for that search because of that requirement."

Obama's first inauguration set a record as the largest turnout for any event in the history of the nation's capital.

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