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We are planning a trip back east this summer, with a week in NYC
and a week in DC and we are looking for recommendations for good,
inexpensive places to stay in DC. Anyone know of a place to get
apartments by the week? Or motels with a kitchenette? There are
four of us, myself, my husband and our two daughters who will be
9 and 11. Also, we're thinking of an overnight in Williamsburg,
any recommendations there? We don't need luxurious, just clean
and well located, though I guess a pool would be nice too.
When my family moved to DC way back when in the 70's, we stayed
for a week at the Guest Quarters in Alexandria (right outside DC)
Virginia. I believe they rented by the week, had kitchenettes, a
pool, laundry, tennis courts, etc. Good Luck finding places!
We will be spending a few days in Washington DC this summer and
I'm looking for an affordable kid friendly place to stay. We have
a two year old boy. Any type of place is fine...hotel, B&B, etc.
Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm not too familiar with
DC, so I'm not sure what neighborhood we would like to be in, so
I'll take suggestions on that too if anyone has any! Many thanks!
I used to live in DC. There are many hotels in the Dupont Circle area where I lived.
This is definitely the most convenient neighborhood to stay in if you're there for a
visit. It is close to the metro, walking distance to many museums, the mall, the
White house. Lots of fun shops, restaurants. I know that there are several larger
hotels located on P Street. There is also a Hyatt or Hilton located on Connecticut
Avenue Don't be tempted into staying near the Mall. There is nothing to do at night
around there and it can be a bit sketchy. Dupont is a lovely, safe, neighborhood.
Check out www.tabardinn.com for a funky, non-traditional, affordable hotel in
dupont circle. it is close to everything and a real breakfast comes with it.
if you want more of a traditional hotel, lincoln suites
on m street has kitchenettes and is reasonably priced plus a good location. in
the summer there are lots of rentals in people's homes and i could help you
find those if you are interested. my husband is a dc native and i still work
there so feel free to e-mail with any questions.
I'll need childcare in DC for 1 day while I'm at a business meeting. Any
I have used two DC based nanny services in the past. I generally
stay in a hotel so the nanny spends time in the room and on the
grounds with my child (Bring toys). Most of the nanny services
have a 4 hour minimum and with fees etc cost about $50/four hours.
The phone numbers are: weesit 703-764-1542 and
baby boo 202-347-2105
I always set these up before leaving home, and reconfirm once I
am in DC.
Does anyone know of a babysitting service in Washington, DC? Also,
does anyone know if there are any drop-in chilcare centers there? I
am looking for something in Northwest, in either the Dupont Circle or
Foggy Bottom areas.
Two weeks ago, I needed a sitter in Washington, D.C. A friend who lives there
sent me these three numbers:
Family and Child Care - (202)723-2051
Wee Sit - (703)764-1542
Mother's Aides - (301)424-6000, www.mothersaides.com
The conference organizer told me another attendee had used a firm called
Whitehouse Nannies and was happy with the person they sent.
My family will be vacationing in the Baltimore/Washington DC area for 10 days in June. I am looking for
any recommendations regarding sightseeing -- "don't miss" places to visit as well as any other tips (i.e.
parking, crowds, etc.). Am especially interested in information about the Smithsonian and the National
Zoo. Note: kids are 10, 4, and 1. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
I gave a book to a friend who was visiting DC a few years ago that was entitled something like "Kids in
D.C." She loved it.
You could probably find it at Cody's in the travel section under "Washington D.C." I'm a big believer in
(good) guidebooks: they save a lot of time and make for a happier/more "efficient" vacation.
In the Washington area, Baltimore has some great places for children -
including the B&O train museum, the Baltimore children's museum, and the
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