OK, so this isn't nursing related, but I figured this would be a good place to get input. I'm getting ready to take a quick (4 day) vacation to the DC area in a few weeks and I'm having a hard time finding a place to stay. I'm driving from Central KY (about 9 hrs) and I want/need to keep things as cheap as possible! :-)
I've always wanted to go to DC (my first degree was in US History/Poli Sci....) but everywhere I can find online to stay is at least $60-70 a night. I don't care about any ammenties, just a place to sleep where I won't be killed in my sleep or have my car stolen.
A friend suggested just going and he was SURE there were places for around $40/night that I could find. Apparently he and his wife did this when they went to Annapolis/Baltimore and stayed in a "really nice place" for $50.
So, I'm thinking about that. Anyone from that area know if such a place might exist? I'd hate to get there and find out that the cheapest really IS $65/night. And if it is possible, any suggestions on what area to look in?
Like I said, I don't know much about DC (I went once for a 1 day conference and my total exposure consisted of the ride from Vienna to Fed Triangle on the metro and back :-( very sad that I didn't get to see more...) and I don't care about niceties and frills. It'll just be me travelling alone. Just need to get away for a few days.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Oh, and for you locals, any "must see/must do" things that aren't necesseraliy in the guide books would be great too!