Hotel prices soar as solar eclipse approaches

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — If you’re looking for a last-minute hotel room for the eclipse, get ready to shell out more than just a few bucks.

The Comfort Suites in Corvallis normally costs about $128 for the night, however, during the weekend of the eclipse, rooms are going for as much as $1,300.

According to the manager, some people booked their room a year ago.

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The hotel next door, Econolodge, is close to sold out. They have one room left for $700.

Speaking about the increased rates for hotels, traveling contractor Steve Miller said, “It’s outrageous. It should be illegal.”

KOIN 6 News only find one motel with one room available in Salem — the Holiday Lodge, which is going for $999.

The Holiday Lodge normally goes for just $80 a night.

Prices in Portland, which isn’t in the path of totality, aren’t much better. Places like the Palms Motel also bumped up their rates. If you want a room for the eclipse weekend, it’ll set you back $500 a night.

Hotels near the Portland Airport are going for at least $450.

On the plus side, camp sites are still available, so at this point, the tent may be your best bet.

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