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Hotels Offering Election-Themed Packages

Believe it or not, only two weeks remain in the long national nightmare that is the 2016 presidential election.

Several hotels across the country are offering special packages to help Democrats, Republicans, and independents mark the occasion—or hide from it entirely. 

The New York Times offers a rundown of election-themed hotel promotions running on or around the big day, November 8, or up until Inauguration Day, January 20. A sampling:

* At the Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, you can choose between a Democratic or Republican stay that includes, among other perks, either tickets to the Spy Museum and a copy of President Obama's favorite movie, Casablanca, for blue staters; or, for Republicans, cigars, a round of golf, and one of President Reagan's faves, Knute Rockne, All American. Prices start at $629 for both options, which will be available through January 21.

* The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, meanwhile, is offering a Commander in Chief package on election night that'll get you a stay in the hotel's newly renovated presidential suite, an in-room dinner prepared by the hotel's executive chef, and various spa services—all for the not exactly democratic, verging on let-them-eat-cake-ish price of $15,000.

* And, finally, those who are tired of all the rigmarole can purchase an Election Escape at the Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. For $359 per night from November 3-13, you can have all the news channels on your room's TV blocked, and any election coverage will be removed from the day's newspapers before they're delivered.