Washington DC and its suburbs are prime destination for business and pleasure. Many visitors to the DC area have the need for relatively long stay accommodation as they may be here on extended stints. For instance, Washington DC is inundated with interns who come to spend several weeks or longer to work in the government, industry and non-profit sectors, activists who are in town to work on advancing their causes, or business people and others looking to develop and strengthen their contacts in the corridors of power. For such people, a regular hotel is not often the best choice of temporary lodging, as expenses can quickly mount in such places. Better deals can be obtained in extended lodging options that offer discounts on long term stay. Such accommodations typically include hotels with extended stay hotels in washington dckitchens that can help you save even more by eliminating the need to eat out for most of your meals.


Extended stay hotels in Washington DC


If you are looking for extended lodging options in Washington DC proper, the following are some good choices:


Washington Suites Hotel Georgetown on Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House


Topaz Hotel


Georgetown Suites: A good extended stay option in Georgetown close to lots of great restaurants and shopping


Embassy Suites Hotel in Chevy Chase on the DC-Maryland border. While it is a bit farther away from downtown DC than the options listed above, it is in a very nice neighborhood and close to some great shopping. The Metro is right at the door, so it is easy to get downtown in just a few minutes.


Long term hotel stays in the Washington DC suburbs


While there are a number of extended stay hotels in Washington DC proper, you could probably save more money on your long term hotel stay by choosing an extended stay hotel in the DC suburbs. Many suburban locations are served by Metrorail, and a Metro trip even from the outer suburbs to the heart of downtown Washington DC should take no more than half an hour. Some good extended lodging options in the Washington DC suburbs are as follows. Many of these are in the Virginia suburbs, but there are some options in Maryland as well.


Virginian Suites Arlington in Rosslyn, VA

Extended Stay America Hotel, Alexandria VA

Clarion Collection Hotels Arlington Court Suites

Residence Inn Bethesda.



Finally, consider staying in a group home during your extended stay in DC. There are many such group homes, usually shared by interns or young professionals. Short term sublets in such group homes often become available when the renter has to go away for a while on business, or for vacation. As many careers in the DC area require extensive travel, it is not unusual to find someone who is looking to sublet their room or apartment during the time window of your extended stay in Washington DC. Craigslist and the Washington City Paper online classifieds are good places to look for such subletting ads.