Large, comfortable room in a downtown townhome. Nothing too fancy. The location is DC's Shaw neighborhood, 3 blocks from the DC Convention Center and central to many of DC's most exciting neighborhoods. Lots of cool bars and restaurants nearby. Easy to access by public transportation, and free on-street parking for one car is available.
This is a great room for people attending a convention or who simply want a reasonably-priced room in a great, central neighborhood of DC.
The room contains a (real) queen-sized bed, large dresser, and 32-inch LCD TV. Bedding is of course provided. The TV is not hooked up to cable, but is attached to a Roku box that gets HBO and a few additional channels. There is also a desk in the room for you workaholics :)
Like the sun? This room gets a TON of light, from the large windows and the skylight.
CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: The check-in time is only the time in which I guarantee the room will be cleaned and ready - you are free to arrive any time before that and drop off your bags, use the bathroom, get some water/coffee, etc. Just let me know if that's in your travel plans so I can ensure there's an extra key available. The same goes with check-out: you can leave your bags in the house longer than that if you like.
ENTRY: Access is via a key in a secure key lock. I will give you the combination before you arrive so you don't need me to be home in order to get or return the keys.
PARKING: For those driving in, a parking pass is available at no cost that will allow one car to park on the street. Just let me know that you'll be needing it so that I can make sure it's ready for your arrival. Parking in the neighborhood is usually fairly easy to find with the pass, although you are still subject to local parking rules. There are also local parking lots that will charge around $30/night for secure parking within a couple blocks.
In addition to a the bedroom and bathroom, guests are welcome to use the rest of the house (half-bath, living room, kitchen). There's a washing machine/dryer that you're welcome to use (detergent is on the house) and an ironing board/iron as well. Feel free to use the kitchen for light tasks (for example, feel free to store extra food in the fridge, make tea/hot beverages, or use the microwave), but please keep in mind I also use it quite a bit.
Breakfast, in the form of coffee and breakfast bars, is available.
If you need an early check-in or late check-out, just ask- I'll make my best efforts to accommodate a needed adjustment. Additionally, I can always accommodate you if you just need to drop off your bags early or leave them late. Similarly, I can arrange for you to pick up the parking pass if you need to park your car early or late.
Interaction with guests
If I'm not busy, I love to talk to my guests, although I'll admit my time is limited. If you're interested in hanging out, I'm happy to, but otherwise I'll leave you to your own devices. You'll often have the place to yourself during the week, but I'm sometimes home on weekends (to be fair - often I'm physically home during the week, but working). And of course I'm always happy to recommend local attractions, restaurants, nightlife, and the like.
Other things to note
There are two bedrooms available in this house (see also, "Small Room Near Convention Center"). This means that on occasion, there will be another guest in the house who will also be using the guest bathroom (I use a separate bathroom). There's also an available half-bath downstairs, however, so no worries!
WARNING: A LONG-HAIRED CAT LIVES IN THIS HOUSE. If you have cat allergies, please consider that before booking.
Additionally, it's an older house, which gets a bit warm in summer and cold in winter. There is a fan/space heater in the room, and I'm happy to adjust the central air/heat to accommodate. The guest room also faces the street, and while there's not much road noise at night in this residential area, it's not completely silent. Finally, keep in mind it is an older street-level townhouse in Washington DC, and (in warmer months) the occasional insect will get inside. They are mostly harmless :)
Finally, as in most DC rowhouses, there are stairs. The main entrance to the house is located several steps up from street level, and the bedrooms are on the second floor.
Please no smoking in the house. Also I ask that you make sure to keep the exterior doors closed locked at all times, both for security and to make sure the cat doesn't get outside.
Friendly cat-petting is permitted and encouraged!
I am an attorney in Washington DC. While occasionally busy, I do enjoy taking advantage of the many opportunities the city has to offer. I live with my cat in the Shaw neighborhood.