Where is a inexpensive place to stay outside Washington DC with access to the metro?

March 31st, 2013

Question by angel1183: Where is a inexpensive place to stay outside Washington DC with access to the metro?
I would like to go there mid August. I don’t mind staying in a suburb as long as there is an easy way to get to the city. I want to stay in a motel/hotel, not in a hostile. Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by nickdc1960
The closer into the city you get, the more you will pay for a hotel. So, your best bet is to find a hotel that is outside of Washington DC BUT close to the Metro (subway system).

I hightly recommend Virginia, as it is safer than Maryland. I’ve had people visit from out of town and I had them stay at a place near Van Dorn Street near Alexandria Virginia; I think it’s a Comfort Inn or Days Inn or something like that. But, it’s only about 1 mile from the Van Dorn Street Metro Station AND they have a free shuttle van if you wish to take it back and forth. They also have free parking at the place.

So, what you want to do is look at the DC Metro/subway system map online THEN compare it to the hotels that are featured online. Most will indicate how far they are from the Metro stations and if they offer a shuttle van.

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3 Responses

  1. Otonita says:

    I HIGHLY recommend Old Town Alexandria VA. It’s just outside of washington D.C. (less than 5 miles) and it’s a charming historic waterfront district with lots of shops, art galleries, restaurants and museums. There are numerous hotels in the Alexandria area with easy access into D.C. http://www.wmata.com/rail/station_detail.cfm?station_id=48

    Many hotels have free shuttles to the metro station (and many are within walking distance). Check out hotels near the King Street metro station. There’s also an affordable Courtyard by Marriott hotel next to the Eisenhower metro station. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasal-courtyard-alexandria I’ve never stayed there but family and friends have stayed there while visiting the area. Alexandria is a large area, so if I were you I’d make sure you stay at a hotel that is near / or in Old Town itself OR near a metro station.

  2. Riquevolley says:

    I took a student group to DC and we stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in Arlington, VA by the Rosslyn station on the Blue & Orange lines. The hotel was a 5 min walk to the station, with plenty of restaurants and a grocery store & CVS close by…also within a 5 min walk. It’s close to Arlington National Cemetary & the Iwo Jima Memorial.

  3. ctelly22 says:

    Why not stay in the city. The days inn has a location on Connecticut ave. The rates are affordable, its within the city, in a good area and walking distance to the metro. Also try marriott properties. They have a few a few affordable locations throughout the area.

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