DOES FTLF RECOMMEND ANY NEARBY HOTELS?

Yes, we have preferred rates with the following hotels: 

  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC (2121 P Street NW)
  • Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End (2121 M Street NW)

Please contact us for information regarding how to obtain the corporate rate.

If those hotels are full or you would prefer to visit a different hotel chain, we are conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC and have a number of great hotels within a 5-6 block radius of our offices (download the list below as a pdf):

 

Address

Phone Number(s)

(Discounted Rate Available)
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 448-1800
Reservations: (877) 866-3070
(Discounted Rate Available)
2121 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 838-2222

The St. Gregory Hotel

2033 M Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-3600

Kimpton Hotel Madera

1310 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Hotel: (202) 296-7600
Reservations: (800) 430-1202

The Wink – Washington, DC

1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
Hotel: (202) 775-0800

Hilton Garden Inn – Washington DC / Georgetown Area* 

2201 M Street NW*
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-6010

Embassy Suites – Georgetown

1250 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 857-3388

The Dupont Circle Hotel

1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 483-600

The Embassy Row Hotel

2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Hotel: (202) 265-1600
Reservations: (855) 893-1011

*The hotel’s main entrance and valet parking are located n 22nd Street. For GPS directions, please use this address: 1210 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT TO THE FTLF OFFICE? 

There are three airports that service the greater Washington area: Reagan National (DCA) is the closest airport to the city; however, Dulles International (IAD) in Virginia or Baltimore-Washington (BWI) in Maryland are both accessible options that typically have many more daily flight options, additional airlines, and are often less expensive although they are further outside the city. 

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO DC FROM THE AIRPORT?

From Reagan National (DCA) airport: 

  • Taxi or Ride-Sharing (15 – 20 min): pick-up from the lower level outside baggage claim. During rush hour, this trip can be upwards of 45 – 60 minutes. A ride into DC typically costs around $20-$25, traffic and travel time depending.
  • Metro (20 – 40 min): Washington’s subway is a safe and efficient way to get around town. For more information on fares and maps, visit the WMATA website here. There are two ways to get to our office from the airport, which drop you off 2-3 blocks away. Signs on the platform will let you know when the next trains are arriving, which may inform your choice:
    • Option 1 (25-30 min): Take the Blue Line towards LARGO TOWN CENTER and get off 7 stops later at FARRAGUT WEST station. 
    • Option 2 (35-40 min): Take the Yellow line toward GREENBELT and get off at GALLERY PLACE – CHINATOWN 6 stops later. Switch to the Red Line toward SHADY GROVE and get off two stops later at FARRAGUT NORTH station.

From Dulles International (IAD) airport: 

  • Ride-Sharing (35 – 90 minutes): follow the signs for Ground Transportation and look for the designated ridesharing pick-up area. Outside of rush hour, it is usually a 35-45 minute ride, but during rush hour it can be upwards of 60+ minutes, even 90 minutes on a bad day. A ride into DC will cost upwards of $60-$70, time in traffic depending.
  • Washington Flyer Taxi Service (35 – 90 minutes): A dedicated taxi service for Dulles airport, you can reserve these cars ahead of time or hail one when you arrive. Similar to a standard taxi, you will be charged a metered rate. Click here for more information about the Washington Flyer Taxi Service.
  • Shuttle Services (35 – 90 minutes): Several shared van shuttle services provide a more cost-efficient method to travel into DC that does not require navigating the subway system. Visit GO Airport Shuttle (reservations required) or the Super Shuttle (reservations and walk-ups accepted) website to make a reservation. Although the prices range (often $30-$45), it is typically less than a taxi or ride-share and will be fixed ahead of time so you do not have to worry about traffic or other delays.
  • Metro (45-75 minutes): There is no metro station at Dulles airport (yet!), but there are two ways to get to our office from Dulles. 
    • Option 1 (60-75 minutes): the Silver Line Express shuttle brings you to the nearest metro for $5 - payment by cash or credit card only, not SmarTrip (tickets are available at the counter located inside Arrival Door 4 in the Terminal). From the WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, take the Silver Line towards LARGO TOWN CENTER and get off 12 stops later at FARRAGUT WEST station. View the schedule for the Silver Line Express.
    • Option 2 (45 - 60 minutes): The 5A MetroBus takes you from the main terminal (Curb 2E) to a Metro station closer to our office for $7.50. Prepare exact change ahead of time - you may pay with a SmarTrip card or cash, but there are no SmarTrip card stations at the airport and the bus drivers do not carry cash to make change. From the ROSSLYN station, take the Orange Line toward NEW CARROLTON or the Blue or SIlver Line toward LARGO TOWN CENTER and get off 2 stops later at FARRAGUT WEST station. View the schedule and route for the 5A bus route.

From Baltimore Washington International (BWI) airport:

  • Taxi or Ride-Sharing (1-2 hours): follow the signs for Ground Transportation and look for the designated taxi and ridesharing pick-up areas. Outside of rush hour, it is usually a 50-60 minute ride, but during rush hour it can be upwards of two hours. A ride into DC will cost $60-$80, more if there is a lot of traffic or other delays.
  • SuperShuttle: Using a shared van service is a more cost-efficient method to travel into DC that does not require navigating the train schedule. Visit GO Airport Shuttle (reservations required) or the Super Shuttle (reservations and walk-ups accepted) website to make a reservation. Although the prices range (often $25-$45), it is typically much less than a taxi or ride-share and will be fixed so you do not have to worry about traffic or other delays.
  • Amtrak (25 – 35 min): Take the free shuttle service from the airport to the BWI MARC-Amtrak train station, it runs every ten minutes. Both the Northeast Regional and the Acela Express trains stop here before heading downtown to Washington’s Union Station. From Union Station, you can take a taxi or rideshare to your hotel or directly to our office. The cost ranges from $15-30 for the Regional and $40-75 for the Acela Express. You can purchase tickets online ahead of time, in the train station ticket office (6:50AM – 10:45PM), or from a kiosk in the train station 24 hours/day.
  • MARC Train (45-55 min): The easiest and least expensive way to get to and from BWI is the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) train. From the airport, take the free shuttle to the BWI MARC-Amtrak train station, it runs every ten minutes. You want the SOUTHBOUND platform (across the tracks from the station) and take the PENN LINE five stops right into Union Station (the final stop) for about $7. From there, you can take a taxi or an Uber/Lyft to your hotel or hop on the metro RED LINE toward SHADY GROVE four stops to FARRAGUT NORTH or five stops to DUPONT CIRCLE depending on the location of your hotel.  Visit the MTA website for more information. 

SHOULD I GET A RENTAL CAR?

No, we strongly recommend against renting a car from one of the DC area airports. Parking is expensive in the city and there are a host of affordable transportation options to bring you from the airport into the city (and around the city once you’re here).

WHERE CAN I PARK?

If you are looking for overnight parking, contact your hotel for more information. If you are looking for daily parking near our office, there are several options:

Parking Garage

Address

Rate(s)

Colonial Parking: Lot 739 – The Liberty Building
1129 20th Street NW Washington, DC 20036
  • Early bird: $14*
  • Daily Max: $19
LAZ Parking: 
Lafayette Centre
1120 20th Street NW Washington, DC  20036
  • Early bird: $12^
  • Daily Max: $17
Colonial Parking: 
Millennium
1150 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20036
  • 24 hours: $35
*In by 9:30 am
^In by 8:00 am

DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA?

Washington, DC has many great restaurants. We have compiled our own list of nearby favorites ( DC Restaurants PDF), but we also recommend looking at Open Table, Washington Post, and asking your hotel concierge for additional suggestions.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VISITING WASHINGTON, DC?

For more information on visiting Washington, DC, please see the links below:

 

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