Lynchburg, VA - With graduations right around the corner in the Hill City, most hotel rooms are already booked for miles.
Hannah Shackelford at SpringHill Suites by Marriott said their hotel right by Liberty University and the Lynchburg Airport has been booked since July of last year. She said she has heard that people are now getting hotel rooms in Roanoke, Charlottesville, and even Richmond and driving in for graduation festivities.
At SpringHill Suites, Shackelford said they start taking reservations the day after graduation and some people even re-book as they are checking out.
This year for Liberty's Graduation on May 10th the hotel is actually overbooked. Shackelford said because of someone using their Marriott Rewards, they have a negative one booking, which means they are one room short for the number of reservations. She said they can only hope for a cancellation so that all guests will have a place to stay.
"We get phone calls probably ten a day, people still trying to get reservations. Everything in the entire town is booked up," said Shackelford.
Shackelford said her recommendation for those planning next year's graduation: book your room the day after this year's commencement.