Cozy, clean place for family to stay
This place was great for our stay in DC! There were 5 of us -- 2 adults and three boys 12 and younger -- and we had decent sleeping space, with the boys sharing the futon in the back room and the pull-out bed in the den. The layout is the bottom floor of a typical DC townhome -- long and fairly narrow, with a front hall and bathroom, followed by the kitchen with the bedroom right off that, opening into the dining and living room area, with a small den room in the back. The kitchen was great for cooking some meals (and saving some $), with all the necessary cookware and plates, cups, utensils, along with full-sized fridge, microwave, stove and dishwasher. When we cooked, we ate fairly comfortably in the dining room and living room/den area. We got food at the nearby organic "Yes!" market, which was good though a bit pricey. We also ordered pizza one night from the nearby Papa Johns. We didn't spend much daytime in the property, since we were at the museums and monuments pretty much from morning to dark. If you wanted a place to hang out all day, this property would probably feel a bit cramped after a while -- but why would you go to DC and stay inside all day?! :) If you want a clean, cozy place to sleep and eat breakfast and cook dinner (and play board games at night in the den), this place rocks. The neighborhood is fine -- 10 years ago it wouldn't have been all that safe, but we were fine walking to the grocery and to the Metro with kids. The Metro stop is about a 7-minute walk, on the green & yellow lines, so it's pretty convenient. I think there were some negative comments about the Metro stop itself, but it was fine while we were there, and you're going to get stuff/people like that at any Metro stop in DC at some point. Final things to consider -- parking may be tricky if you have a large rooftop cargo box, because it's in covered spot. We barely fit, with a Thule box atop a Honda Pilot. Finally, the bathroom is pretty small/cramped, so be forewarned about that (but the shower and toilet worked fine). All in all, a great place to stay!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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