Parking Around HighRoad Hostel

There are 3-4 basic options:

  1. Street parking
  2. Parking garage directly across the street
  3. Parking garage that is one of the cheapest in D.C., but about 1 mile away, connect by bus (or walking)
  4. Park n’ Ride in the suburbs and take the metro into D.C.

Street Parking

Street parking around the hostel is available on a first come first serve basis.  Some of the spots are metered and some are unmetered.  But, all the spots have a maximum time limit of 2 to 4 hours per car during the day.  In the evening however, parking in front of the hostel becomes

free and cars can park overnight but must move in the morning.  

*Be aware*  Parking is first come, first serve.  As this area is very busy in the evenings, especially weekend evenings, finding street parking can be very challenging. 

The daytime parking limits in Washington DC vary street by street, and even vary by which side of the street a car is on.  

(1) For example, directly across the street from the hostel, the street parking is metered.  The meters are active from 9 AM - 6:30 PM for $2/hr Monday-Saturday.  These meters have a 2 or 4 hour maximum time limit per car, even if you pay for more time.  After 6:30pm, cars can park overnight and do not have to pay the meter until 9AM the following morning.  

(2) For example, directly in front of the hostel, the street parking is not metered, but there is a two hour maximum parking time limit per car between 7:00 am and 8:00pm Monday through Saturday.  After 8:00pm, cars can park overnight and must move by 7:00am again the next morning. On Sunday, there are no limits. 


Public Parking Garages

Option One:

**Parking Garage Across The Street From the Hostel** 

There is a 24 hour public parking garage right across the street from the hostel (garage address is 2421 18th St NW  (Link to Map)).  We recommend this garage as the easiest option and most convenient option if you're staying more than just one night.

The garage charges $20/overnight and $15/overnight if you park before 8AM.

On the weekends it is $3 more to park overnight.

**Please note** The overnight rates end at 7AM, sharp. Therefore If you park overnight, after 7AM the garage starts charging by the hour again.  If you do not want to pay extra, you'll have to move your car before 7AM to avoid paying more than the overnight rate.  (We agree -- it's annoying the garage operates that way, but we wanted to make sure it's clear here).   Usually, at 7AM, there are spaces available to park on the street, so if you do move your car out of the garage before 7AM, there should be a spot available on the street to park it for a couple of more hours. 

Here is the exact address of the garage: 2421 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Link to the Parking Garage prices: (Note that it is referred to as Lot 462 Adams Morgan via this link): https://www.ecolonial.com/parkers/parking-locator/?pm_s=20009

Garage Phone: (202) 298-7009

The garage has these restrictions:

*Height Limit for vehicles:  About 6 feet tall.  Normal trucks and SUVs will fit.   Large capacity passenger vans will be too tall and will not fit.

*Motorcycles are not allowed in this parking garage per their policies.

Here is a Google Streeview image of the entrance to the parking garage:

 

 

Option Two:

**Another Parking Garage** -- Farther Away and accessible by bus, but cheaper per day

(Possibly better if you are staying several days and do not need to visit your car or haul luggage)
There is another garage which is $10/Day and located about 1.6 miles away from the hostel.  There is a $1 bus that can take you from near the hostel to near the garage.

This garage is called “Colonial Parking at Tivoli Square” 

Address: 1345 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010 (Link to Map)
Garage Phone Number:  202-253-1366

The bus route that can take you from near the hostel to near the garage is called the Circulator Bus.  The bus costs $1 per person per ride.  
-The closest bus stop to the hostel is at the bus shelter on Columbia Road across the street from the Safeway Grocery store
-The closest bus stop to the parking garage is Irving Street and 14th Street.  From that stop, it is a 3 minute walk to the garage at 1345 Park Road NW

For more information on this garage,
(1) Go to this link:  https://www.ecolonial.com/parkers/parking-locator/?pm_s=20010
(2) Or go to www.ecolonial.com and search for the garage in zip code 20010.


Park and Ride

Alternatively, you could leave your car at one of four suburban Metro stations and take the train into the city (this option will be cheaper - $5/day). Multi-day parking is available at four Metro Stations in the DC-area: Franconia-Springfield (Northern Virginia), Greenbelt (Maryland), Huntington (Northern Virginia), and Wiehle-Reston East (Northern Virginia). Each of these stations has between 15 and 17 spaces allocated for multi-day use of up to 10 days. Availability is on first-come, first-served basis. 

Check WMATA's website for daily rates as they vary by station here


motorcycle

If you need a space for motorcycle parking, we recommend trying to either:

(1) find street parking between two cars.  You'll be able to park on the street, subject to the parking regulations posted on the signs themselves that are on whichever street you park on.

(2) park in one of the specially designated motorcycle parking spots located on 18th street in front of the restaurants (near the cafe called Pizza Mart, which has an address of the spots for motorcycles only, and you can park for up to 12 hours at a time.  The meters for the motorcycles cost only $0.25 per hour. 


Oversize Vehicle and Bus Parking

 

Option 1 for large and tall vehicles:

Please note:  Most passenger vans tend to be approx. 6’9” high from what our research shows.   Please keep the height of your vehicle as you evaluate these options.  

 

A.)  The garage at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel  has a 7’4” limit.  This should fit a large passenger van.  

The exact address is:  Marriott Courtyard, 1900 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.    

As of 2017, the rate is $38/night plus tax of about 6%.  
 

B.)  The garage at the Washington Hilton Hotel has a 6’4” limit.  This might fit large vans, but it could be close.  This is across the street from the Marriott.   The exact address is:  Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.  

 

C.)  Marriott Wardman Park Hotel has two parking options and one of those can accommodate oversize SUVs, but probably not classic 12-15 person passenger vans:

The exact address is:  Marriott Wardman Park- self park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
The Marriott Wardman Park is conveniently located just above the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro Station (Red Line) and two blocks from the National Zoo.
This location has two separate parking garages - the Woodley garage (6'4" clearance) and the Park Tower garage (5'10" clearance); The Woodley garage can accommodate oversized vehicles.Maximum Vehicle Height Restriction: 6'4"

 

Option 2 for large and tall vehicles:  **CHEAPEST, but ~1 mile away**

A parking garage that has over 7 ft clearance and can accommodate a passenger van and the price is only $10.  

This garage is called “Colonial Parking at Tivoli Square” 

Address: 1345 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010 (Link to Map)
Garage Phone Number:  202-253-1366

The bus route that can take you from near the hostel to near the garage is called the Circulator Bus.  The bus costs $1 per person per ride.  
-The closest bus stop to the hostel is at the bus shelter on Columbia Road across the street from the Safeway Grocery store
-The closest bus stop to the parking garage is Irving Street and 14th Street.  From that stop, it is a 3 minute walk to the garage at 1345 Park Road NW

For more information on this garage,
(1) Go to this link:  https://www.ecolonial.com/parkers/parking-locator/?pm_s=20010
(2) Or go to www.ecolonial.com and search for the garage in zip code 20010.

Max Height:  7 ft. 11 in. (2.41 meters)  (per the website)