Immediately after the election results came in, I contacted my Representative regarding tickets to the inauguration. I was told recently they had over 1,000 requests and fewer than 200 tickets, so they were choosing names by means of a lottery. This morning I got a call from his office - my name had been chosen for 2 tickets! Now my only problem is finding a reasonably priced hotel near D.C. If anyone can give me any information regarding specific towns/cities to try, it would be appreciated. I have never been there and I want to make sure I am in a safe area.