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Need hotel advice for kids using wheelchairs

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Need hotel advice for kids using wheelchairs

Hi, my family is planning on a weekend trip to DC the first weekend in April. We have 3 kids, ages 5, 7 and 11. Two of our kids will be using wheelchairs for touring. I would like a hotel that's within a block or two of a Metro stop, in a neighborhood that would be safe in the evening for dining, shops, etc...

Our priorities for the weekend are the Air and Space Museum, and the Lincoln memorial, Washington Monument. We are open to suggestions for anything else.


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1. Re: Need hotel advice for kids using wheelchairs

The Hyatt in Bethesda MD is directly atop that Metro station, although you'd have to roll appx. 100 feet down the sidewalk if you needed to take an elevator rather than escalator to the Metro platform. The neighborhood would fit your needs, and there are other nearby hotels as well.

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2. Re: Need hotel advice for kids using wheelchairs

You don't specify budget, so I'll assume you are looking for a moderate hotel, but be warned that for your weekend prices are very high because of the Cherry Blossoms. Please note you may also have a lot of pedestrian traffic around the Memorials because of Cherry Blossom visitors; sidewalks could be challenging to navigate. I could not find a downtown hotel for under $250 that would meet your needs. If you head to Virginia, the Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Courthouse should work. it's a bit over $200 a night.

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Hi - my niece, now 15, did DC via wheelchair a few years ago, and my sister's family stayed at the Marriott Metro Center . They found it very convenient. They also had the concierge arrange wheelchair rental from (Brown's?) which was delivered directly to the hotel. Another option might be the Embassy Suites or Hilton Alexandria. They are both directly across the street from the King Street station. We've stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn closeby, and it's a good two block walk. I believe a cab is under $5 from the hotel to the Metro, if you don't want to do the walk. The area there is kind of office complex with restaurants scattered around the buildings. There is a very convenient Whole Foods, so you can get takeout from their buffets. It's a little farther out that Arlington Courthouse but it has good proximity to the Metro.

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