Washington, DC is known for having one of the safest and most efficient transportation systems in the world.
Metrorail & Metrobus
The Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around the city. Our hotel is conveniently located a short walk away from the Crystal City Metrorail station. They are open from 5am to midnight weekdays and 7am to midnight on weekends.
The metro fees are based on how many stops you travel and vary during peak hours. Prices range from $2.25 to $6 during peak hours. Prices during off-peak hours will usually range from $1.85 to $3.85. You can pay these fees by using a SmarTrip Card or there is a SmarTrip app which is available only on iPhone and Apple Watch. SmarTrip allows users to load a designated amount on the card.
Taxis & Rental Cars
Washington, DC has one of the highest taxi-to-citizen ratios in the United States, with more than 6,000 taxis servicing the city. You should have no trouble finding one!
Download the DC Taxi Rider app for iPhones or Androids. This app allows you to pick from a regular, large or wheelchair-accessible taxi and it shows the fare as well as the time estimate before your ride arrives. You can pay via the app or in the vehicle. All taxis accept debit or credit cards, as well as cash for payment. Price is determined by a metered system.
If you are looking for a rental car, Hertz is located at the hotel. They are open Monday through Saturday
8am-5pm. Additional rental car options are available throughout the city.
Uber is another great and convenient way to get around the city! If you do not already have an Uber account, you will need to simply sign up and download the app. Once the app is downloaded you can begin requesting rides. Numerous car options will be available.
The fee is already listed upon requesting the trip. Your card is on the app and will automatically pay. You will have the option to tip your driver as well.
Lyft also provides rides in the touch of a button. You can either download the app and create an account or go to Lyft's website to order the ride. It's that simple! Lyft has a variety of transportation options. Not only do they have cars for you but they also offer bikes, scooters and public transit. We recommend keeping your phone near you as Lyft will send you texts with updates on your ride.
Walking & Biking
This might be the best way to experience Washington, DC! The city is full of wide sidewalks meandering past the inspiring monuments and museums.
If you prefer biking or walking, there is a solution. Bike and Roll DC has two locations in the city and has a selection of bikes to choose from, including electric bikes and Segways. Each rental includes helmets, locks and a map. They even offer tours! Pricing varies.
Another option is Capital Bikeshare, which has over 350 stations across DC, Virginia and Maryland. You can enjoy the first 30 minutes of each trip for free. After that, each 30 minutes is $2 each or you can purchase a 24-hour pass for $8 a day.
Navigating Washington, DC
Washington, DC has enhanced cleaning measures which includes disinfecting trains, buses and stations every day. There are also multiple ways to book your transportation using touch-free apps.
The hotel offers on-site parking for $20 per hour or $39 per day. They also offer valet parking for $45 daily.
The best way to compare parking prices is to use ParkWhiz. It is a convenient way to find parking around town in lots or garages.
SpotHero is another great website that shows you the prices and spots around Washington, DC where you can park. You simply pick the parking spot and book it from the website.
There are several ways to travel to and from the airport terminals and all over Washington, DC.
There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region. Both American Airlines and United Airlines service all three of the airports.
The Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located in Arlington, Virginia, next to the border of Washington, DC. The airport is five miles from downtown and two miles from the hotel. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from Reagan National Airport, seven days a week available from 6am-12pm & 3pm-9pm. No reservation is required. For those arriving at Terminal A, meet the shuttle bus on the Middle Curb. For those arriving at Terminal B or C, meet the shuttle bus on the Ticketing/Upper level.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Loudoun County and Fairfax County in Virginia. It is 26 miles west of Downtown DC and 27 miles southeast of the hotel.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is located in Baltimore, Maryland and is 37 miles from the hotel.
United Airlines: Call your professional travel agency, book online via united.com or call United Reservations Meetings desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code: ZJYR and agreement code: 518742
Alaska Airlines: Go online to alaskaair.com and input Discount Code: ECMD588 when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights going Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) from October 5th-19th.
To make sure you get the most out of your visit, Washington DC offers to send you an Official Visitors Guide and maps for FREE! Click HERE to order your Visitors Guide and maps.
Or if you'd like to get a quick look at the map click HERE.
If you are interested in taking the metro, Washington, DC has provided a map that will help you navigate the nation's captial. Click HERE to view.