Columbia Hotels Sell Out for Missouri Homecoming

6 years 9 months 1 week ago Thursday, October 13 2011 Oct 13, 2011 Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:06:00 PM CDT October 13, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- Anyone hoping to book a hotel room in Columbia for the University of Missouri's 100th anniversary homecoming might try looking farther afield.

The Columbia Missourian reports all of the city's 36 hotels and their 3,500 rooms are sold out for this
weekend.

Homecoming typically means big business for Columbia hotels and merchants. But bookings for this year's celebration began earlier than usual.

Both the Travelodge on Vandiver Drive and the Days Inn on I-70 Drive Southwest have been full since six months ago. The Gathering Place Bed & Breakfast has been sold out since October of last year. Hotels are nearly full in neighboring cities, including Jefferson City. But the Best Western in Moberly --about 35 miles away -- had a few rooms left early this week.

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