The Phoenix Park Hotel is located at 520 North Capitol Street, NW, at the corner of North Capitol Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Please note that using the quadrant (NW) is very important in Washington, DC.
Getting Around DC:
We encourage you to use public transportation, as the hotel is centrally located near Union Station. You can take the Metrorail Red Line or the Circulator bus to reach the hotel. Proceed out the front of Union Station to Massachusetts Avenue and turn right; the hotel is one block away on the southeast corner of Massachusetts Ave NW & North Capitol Street. If you plan on taking multiple Metro or bus rides, we suggest you buy a SmarTrip card to receive a reduced fare when transferring between the train and the bus. Fares are also $1 higher per trip if you use a paper farecard instead of a SmarTrip card.
If you’re in a hurry, DC has numerous taxi companies. As of this writing the flag drop is $3.00; distance is charged at a rate of $2.16 per mile (36¢ every sixth of mile). This comes out to just over $5 for a one mile trip. The Washington Post provides a decent fare estimator. Please note that only DC-licensed taxi cabs may pick up fares in DC. Virginia and Maryland drivers may not originate trips in DC (and vice-versa). DC cabs do not, in general, take credit cards, so don’t forget cash.
DC is also convenient for users of internet-enabled options like Zipcar and Uber. If you’re already a user of either of those you don’t need our help figuring them out. If you have not used Uber before, use the promo code UberDrama or Uberriffic to receive $10 off your first ride.
If the weather cooperates, Capital Bikeshare is a great option for short trips from point A to B. A 24 hour membership costs $7, and the first 30 minutes of each trip are free.
The hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Getting To and From DC:
By train: Amtrak arrives at Union Station, one block from the hotel.
By air: DC is served by three major airports and all national airlines. Of the three airports, we generally try to fly through DCA; it is the closest airport to downtown, easily accessible using public transportation, and a short cab ride away. Plus if you sit on the left side of the plane and have the most common approach along the Potomac, you’ll have an excellent view of DC as your flight arrives.
Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) – 6 miles
Metrorail: Take the Yellow Line towards Ft. Totten or Mount Vernon Square. At Gallery Place, transfer to the Red Line towards Glenmont or Silver Spring; exit at Union Station (approximately 20 minutes). In the event of a service interruption on the Yellow Line, you can also take the Blue Line towards Largo Town Center and transfer to the Red Line at Metro Center (approximately 25 minutes).
Super Shuttle: $14 one way; reservation required.
Taxi: $15 (estimated; 15-20 minutes).
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – 31 miles Metrorail via Metrobus: From the terminal, take the BWI Express/B30 bus to the Greenbelt Metro Station. From there, take the Green Line towards Branch Avenue. At Gallery Place, transfer to the Red Line towards Glenmont or Silver Spring; exit at Union Station (approximately 80 minutes).
MARC train to Union Station: $6 (one way). MARC Train Service only operates Monday-Friday (no weekend service). From the terminal, take the free shuttle to the BWI Airport rail station. Take the MARC train to Union Station (approximately 50 minutes).
Amtrak to Union Station: Take the free shuttle to the BWI Airport rail station. Take the Amtrak train to Union Station (approximately 35 minutes).
Super Shuttle: $37 one way; reservation required.
Taxi: $45 (estimated; allow at least 50 minutes).
Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD) – 29 miles
Metrorail via Metrobus: From the terminal, take Metrobus Route 5A to L’Enfant Plaza. From there, take the Yellow Line towards Fort Totten or Mount Vernon Square, or the Green Line towards Greenbelt. At Gallery Place, transfer to the Red Line towards Glenmont or Silver Spring; exit at Union Station (approximately 70 minutes).
Washington Flyer coach service to Metro: $10.00 one way, plus Metro fare. From the terminal, take the Flyer to the Metro West Falls Church Station. From West Falls Church, take the Orange Line towards New Carrollton. At Metro Center, transfer to the Red Line towards Glenmont or Silver Spring; exit at Union Station (approximately 70 minutes).
Super Shuttle: $29 one way; reservation required.
Taxi: $80 (estimated; allow at least 45 minutes).
By car: if you drive, parking is at the hotel is currently $37.00 per day and $20.00 for 0- 4 hours. Parking charges are subject to applicable tax (currently 18%) in effect at the time of check-in. Alternately, you can park in the Union Station garage:
0 – 1 hr: $6.00
1 – 2 hrs: $10.00
2 – 3 hrs: $13.00
3 – 5 hrs: $16.00
5 – 24 hrs: $22.00