[Ed. – Five times the price of a typical night in January, and why the hell not?]
The Trump International Hotel is priced at more than $2,000 on January 20 — inauguration day — as well as on the 19th. It’s more than $1,000 for a guest to stay there on January 18 and 21.
For most nights in January guests can book a room for around $400.
Politico first reported on the increased price points, reporting that the hotel is demanding that guests book a minimum two-night stay.
It’s not unusual for D.C. hotels to jack up their prices for presidential inaugurations, in fact, a lot of hotels advertise specials.
A receptionist at the Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. property told Politico that the hotel wasn’t offering inauguration specials, nor were there any events planned.