President-elect Obama and his family will stay at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel near the White House before his inauguration, reports The New York Times.

Obama, Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaWhy cutting back ‘free’ school lunches would be a favor to families Instagram taps former Michelle Obama, Clinton aide to lead communications Americans should get used to pop culture blending with politics MORE and their two daughters will stay at the hotel, across from Lafayette Park, starting this weekend. Sasha and Malia Obama begin classes at Sidwell Friends School on Monday.

The family had hoped to use the Blair House, the residence for presidential guests, but the Bush administration had it booked until Jan. 15.