Between last Thursday and Friday night, there were a total of 189,547 rooms booked in the D.C. area. Bisnow reported that this is the most demand the area has seen since 2000. UPDATE: Hotel bookings were up, of course, due to a massive protest after Trump's inauguration. No similar event took place the Saturday after Obama was sworn in.
When it comes to the prices of these hotels, they skyrocketed by 927 percent, according to Trivago. In January 2016, the average nightly rate for a standard double room was $204. For Inauguration weekend, hotel rooms cost $2,071 per night on average.
Airbnb also saw a demand surge this past weekend, booking over 5,000 homes, a record number.