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berrybunches
07-07-2008, 11:51 PM
I got my hotel at priceline and I was not thinking about how in cities that hotel parking is not free - I'm not really a city person so these things just slip my mind.
Turns out the parking is $32 a night here! Is a bit much imo.

Does anyone know of anywhere else to park near my hotel overnight that would be cheaper or will I just have to pay it?

I am staying here
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasrw-renaissance-m-street-hotel/

Thanks

Oyate
07-08-2008, 12:30 AM
You might find street parking. Also found this very close to your hotel:

Central Parking Systems
1990 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-0554

Primbs
07-08-2008, 11:45 AM
The town tends to clear out on the weekend, so street parking will be much easier. The neighborhood is relatively safe.



http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=2301+L+St+NW+Washington,+DC+20037&fb=1&geocode=5991418576689048550,38.903471,-77.049840&oi=manybox&ct=14&cd=1&resnum=1

ladyjade3
07-08-2008, 11:48 AM
A video with my tips on driving and parking in DC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9euevw-6Beg

amy31416
07-08-2008, 11:56 AM
I didn't watch ladyjade's video, but instead of parking in DC, I would often park at a subway stop where they have free parking and take the train into the city. It depends on your level of comfort in leaving your car there for a couple days--and make sure they won't tow it!

ladyjade3
07-08-2008, 01:19 PM
I didn't watch ladyjade's video, but instead of parking in DC, I would often park at a subway stop where they have free parking and take the train into the city. It depends on your level of comfort in leaving your car there for a couple days--and make sure they won't tow it!

Our subway parking lot is still $4.75 a day. (I think) which is a lot better.

In all seriousness there are pay parking garages all around the city where you can expect to pay somewheres around $10-18 a day. Just decide when you get here and get the lay of the land.

DO NOT expect to park for free. If a parking space looks too good to be free, it probably will get you towed/booted. You must also CAREFULLY examine parking signage for any street parking. It is very tricky.