Lodging: For lodging, I suggest staying pretty close to my studio so that it’s a short drive or cab ride back after your day of fun. The closest place to me is Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South. Nearby Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7) in Alexandria offers both the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites. If you’re on a budget or prefer the old-style motel with room doors that open directly into the parking lot, try the Highlander Motor Inn. It’s quite basic but clean. If you’re looking to spend some time exploring the area during your stay, then I recommend staying in charming Old Town Alexandria. Kimpton offers three hotels in Old Town and is my personal favorite hotel chain for vacationing.
Parking: There is free on-street, unlimited parking at my studio.
Public Transportation: The King Street station is the closest Metro and Amtrak stop. From there, it’s either a $2 DASH bus ride or $12 taxi ride to my studio.