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.
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.