Housing Recommendations Near Breathing Space

Capitol Hill Rowhouses by Flickr user Tom Bridge / CC License

Capitol Hill Rowhouses by Flickr user Tom Bridge / CC License

Breathing Space is a mobile program that offers classes a residential neighborhood of Washington DC. Our trainings are offered in those same venues.

 

Where to Stay

Your choice of housing will be influenced by how you are getting to DC and from which direction.

There are 3 airports that serve Washington DC: Washington Regan International (DCA) and Dulles International (IAD) in Virginia and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) in Maryland. Of the 3, DCA is the closest, easiest, and definitely recommended if you can get a good airfare through there.

Staying in DC

There are very few hotels within walking distance of our Eastern Market locations, but a few more options near Union Station. Hotels inside the District of Columbia, which cater to business travelers, are generally pricer than those in the suburbs.

There are only a few hotels in the neighborhood The ones below are convenient to the studio but rates tend to be expensive, though occasionally visitors get lucky.

Closest to Shenanigan’s Art Space:

Closest to Realignment Studio:

Hotels further from the training sites can be a good deal. Anywhere near a metro stop will be fairly convenient for getting around day to day. Since rates are extremely variable, a travel website search will probably yield the best results.

AirBNB (home sharing) is another popular option that can be more economical. Use Eastern Market or Union Station as your locations for homes within walking distance of our trainings. Since AirBnB stock changes often, we’ve also drawn a recommended geographic range from the studio on the Google map below (zoom in). Check the individual listings for reviews, availability and pricing.

For budget accommodations, there are several hostels in the city and camp grounds too far away. See the map below for suggestions.

Staying in the Suburbs

A budget hotel near the New Carrollton/Landover or Largo Town Center metro stations in Maryland or in Crystal City (Arlington) Virginia may be worth the metro ride in (and avoiding parking on Capitol Hill). Check with hotels about metro shuttles, since many will provide that service.

Breathing Space recommends a few hotels with good reviews in safe, convenient neighborhoods. Nightly rates should be less than $150.

Virgnia

If you are flying into Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Regan National Airport (DCA) or driving from the South or West:

Near Rosslyn Metro

  • Holiday Inn Key Bridge
    – free Regan airport shuttle or easy access Dulles by bus, train or Washington Flyer shuttle from Dulles;
    – walking distance to metro station;
    – free parking.
    Getting to Shenanigan’s Art Space venue: walk to Rosslyn Metro Station and get on an orange, blue, or silver lines heading towards New Carrolton/Largo Town Center. Transfer to the red line at Metro Center heading toward Glenmont. Get off at Union Station. Follow walking directions above.
    Getting to Realignment Studio venue:
    walk to Rosslyn Metro Station and get on an orange, blue, or silver lines heading towards New Carrolton/Largo Town Center, continue on the same train until you reach Eastern Market Metro Station. Follow walking directions above.

Near Pentagon City Metro:

  • The Americana
    -free Regan airport shuttle (also to other local destinations);
    -3 blocks from metro;
    -free parking.
    Getting to Shenanigan’s Art Space venue: walk to Pentagon City Metro Station and get on blue line train heading towards Largo Town Center. Transfer to the red line at Metro Center heading toward Glenmont. Get off at Union Station. Follow walking directions above.
    Getting to Realignment Studio venue: walk to Pentagon City Metro Station and get on blue line train heading towards Largo Town Center, continue on the same train until you reach Eastern Market Metro Station. Follow walking directions above.

Near East Falls Church Metro:

  • Econo Lodge
    -2 blocks from metro, so easy ground transportation from Dullas;
    -no airport shuttle;
    -free parking.
    Getting to Shenanigan’s Art Space venue: walk to East Falls Church Metro Station and get on an orange or silver line train heading towards New Carrolton/Largo. Transfer to the red line at Metro Center heading toward Glenmont. Get off at Union Station. Follow walking directions above.
    Getting to Realignment Studio venue: walk to East Falls Church Metro Station and get on an orange or silver line train heading towards New Carrolton, continue on the same train until you reach Eastern Market Metro Station. Follow walking directions above.

Maryland

If flying into Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) or driving from the North or East.

Near New Carrolton Metro

  • Courtyard by Marriott
    -metro shuttle, no airport (Supershuttle from BWI)
    -one block from metro
    -free parking
    Getting to Shenanigan’s Art Space venue: walk to New Carrolton Metro Station and get on an orange line train towards Vienna. Transfer to the red line at Metro Center heading toward Glenmont. Get off at Union Station. Follow walking directions above.
    Getting to Breathing Space: walk to New Carrolton Metro Station and get on an orange line train towards Vienna, continue on the same train until you reach Eastern Market Metro Station. Follow walking directions above.

Other Options

If the dates you need are not available or rates seem high, you may wish to cross reference a search on a discount travel booking site with Jen’s map of conveniently located hotels below.

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