I want to go to the RWA conference in DC in July. The problem is the cost of the hotel. Supposedly the RWA has negotiated reduced rates for the hotel the conference is at, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The non-special everyday ordinary rate is $299 a night. It’s very doubtful that the special rate is oh like an affordable $100-150 a night. Especially considering the early registration price for RWA members just to attend the conference is $425 smackers. They throw in a few lunches and breakfast and one gala night dinner, wahoo! Hotel is on your own. Can I just point out DC ain’t cheap??
And to find a hotel other than the Marriott, which I am, I also need to get to the conference hotel easily and cheaply. The Metro you’re saying. Love the DC Metro. Easy, clean and fast. Love it. Always have, always will and I know (or used to know it anyway) very well. The nearest stop (two blocks away) is on the Woodley Park Zoo – Adams Morgan, red line I believe.
So anyone have any cheap (not-scary) ideas for a hotel with easy access to that Metro stop? I’ve google earthed it to death and the cheapest I can come up with is a Days Inn in Chevy Chase saying $120 a night but claims no rooms available for the dates or a B&B for $170 that’s down the street from the conference center. (If I want to share a bath with strangers the rates drop to about $100 a night, but this woman doesn’t do sharing a bathroom. After all I’m not in college anymore.)
I am counting on all of you to come with some ideas please! I’ll throw in a special prize for you, umm, I’ll mention that you gave me the hotel name 🙂
On to the second edition of What Are You Wearing? on Blogging Mama! Please be sure to visit Tiara’s & Tantrums and play along.
The jeans are from Tom Tailor and I got them at Kauhfof. On sale for 12€, yep from the original price of 70€ down to 12€. Steal of the century. And the famous crocs from my last WAYW?
Back long sleeve shirt from J-Crew, probably $20. I’ve had it a long time so it’s all soft and faded but great for layering. Fuschia ribbed zip sweater from DKNY. I think I got it back in 05 during the after Christmas sale at Macy’s. Likely under $40 cause I am all about the savings!
The necklace is an actual Danish Kroner (they have a hole in the middle) and a key charm from a bracelet I have that broke. I strung them on the cord and voila, instant jewelry.