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Election Travel: President Obama’s 2012 Hotels

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2. The Ballantyne Hotel – Charlotte, North Carolina

The Obama campaign set up camp at the Ballantyne during the Democratic National Convention. The best available rate here is $289, but at 400 square feet with 10-foot ceilings, the room is definitely far from cheap. The Presidential Suite is triple that size but almost seven times the price at $2,000—and for just an extra $500 on top of that, the four-bedroom, 3760-square-foot cottage can be yours.