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A few rooms still available before the eclipse – but it’ll cost you

The big day, being called the Great American Eclipse, is Monday, Aug. 21.
The big day, being called the Great American Eclipse, is Monday, Aug. 21.

Looking to book a last-minute room for Monday’s solar eclipse? Be ready to pay.

Hotels and motels in the Columbia area have sold out for Sunday night except for just a handful of rooms. Columbia will be in the path of totality for Monday’s solar eclipse.

The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, on the University of South Carolina campus, has one room left for Sunday night for $329, according to the hotel’s website.

The Baymont Inn and Suites Columbia at Fort Jackson has a two-queen bedroom for $449 Sunday night and a queen suite for $469, according to the hotel’s website. By comparison, rooms at the same hotel on Aug. 27 – one week later – run $84 per night.

The Econo Lodge Inn and Suites on Airport Boulevard in Cayce has one king room left for Sunday night for $190. The Comfort Suites on Saturn Parkway at Harbison Boulevard has a king suite for $304 Sunday night.

The Holiday Inn Express on Interstate 20 in Camden has a two-queen suite going for $588 Sunday night and a standard room for $685, according to the website. By comparison, rooms for for the following Sunday run between $117 and $149.

At the Holiday Inn Express in Sumter, which had four rooms left early Sunday afternoon, the prices were around $400 for Sunday night.

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