Watchdog: Rates at Trump hotel nearly three times higher for Republican retreat

Rates for rooms at President Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., are nearly three times as high as usual on the night of a Republican Senate retreat that will be hosted at the president’s property, according to a report published by watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on Monday.

he hotels “premier” and “deluxe” rooms, the least expensive ones offered, cost $1,345 and $1,395, respectively, for the night of Nov. 7, the group reports.

By contrast, rooms typically average around $455 a night, according to the report which cites Google searches conducted Oct. 23, 25 and 28.

The Hill found similar results during a search on the Trump Hotel website Monday with the “premier” room priced at $1,345 for the night of the GOP event.

A search for the prior Thursday night, Oct. 31, found the same room going for $445 and a search for the Thursday after the event found the room priced at $795.

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