Remember that charming couple you sat next to at a recent family wedding? Those people who are your second cousins twice-removed and live in California?
You remember the fun you all had, particularly after the third (or was it the fourth?) champagne toast to the newlyweds. And then you impulsively invited them to visit you if they ever found themselves in the D.C. area, thinking that a spaceship landing on K Street was more likely than them making that trip.
A month later these long-lost relatives contact you with exciting news: They’re scheduled to take a business trip soon to D.C.
Your relatives deeply appreciate your thoughtful and generous offer and can’t wait to spend more time with you. And by the way, thank you again for allowing them to bring the children — their 2-year-old twins.It’s time to face reality. You live in a small studio unit without an inch of available floor space anywhere. Not to mention your glass figurine collection.
High-Rise Life to the rescue!
Some high-rises, like the Saratoga Apartments (4601 Connecticut Avenue) have a guest suite as well as guest parking available.
No guest unit on-site? Both the Days Inn (4400 Connecticut Avenue) and Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road) offer discounted “neighbor rates.” They are not published but you can request them by phone.
How do you accommodate your out-of-town guests? Please share your stories with us at High-Rise Life in DC by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will follow up with your experiences in a future piece.