We tried to rent a one bedroom/shared bath in 2008 for $200-300/night, and got nothing. We’re in Hill East, so that might have been the issue. But we walk to the LOC and Capitol all the time, plus we’re only 1.5 blocks from the Potomac Ave. Metro, so I don’t know. I also remember seeing tons of ads on Craigslist that never came down until they expired. I’m surprised to read here that people got renters, because I remember a couple of Post articles detailing the lack of inauguration renters. That it was all hype.