The Temple is located in the Southwest Neighborhood of Washington DC.
There are many good and close options for accommodations to attend the Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration at the KMC DC Temple.
When deciding where to stay, we highly recommend staying in either the Southwest Neighborhood (where the Temple is located) or in the NavyYard/Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood. Both are in close proximity (walking distance) to the Temple.
Within walking distance of the DC Temple there are 8 hotels ranging in price of $135-$180 per night and can hold up to 4 people per room.
Within blocks of the Temple there are numerous AirBnB houses and apartments ranging in price from $45 per night to $160 per night.
The closest hotel to the Temple is Capitol Skyline Hotel. For discounted rates: KMC DC has arranged for very well-priced rooms to be available exclusively for our guests at the Capitol Skyline at 10 “I” Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, only a few blocks from the Center. The nightly rates are $119 for single- or double-occupancy, $129 for three, and $139 for four, plus 14.95% tax. The rates include buffet breakfast and wifi. You can book directly using this link or by calling 202.488.7500 and referring to the “Kadampa” block of rooms. You can cancel without penalty up to 72 hours before arrival. The number of rooms being held for us is limited and so reserving sooner rather than later is highly recommended.
The closest Metro station to the Temple is the Waterfront station on the Green line. Depart the train and walk 5 minutes East down M Street to arrive at the Temple.
For those coming from the north, parking at the Greenbelt metro station and then taking the Green line train 30 min to Waterfront station is a straight shot and a good option. Be careful not to get on the Yellow line as that will take you elsewhere.
Daily parking at Greenbelt is plentiful. There are 3,399 all day spaces.
There is also Multi-day parking:
Between 15 and 17 spaces are allocated for multi-day use of up to 10 days. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge for multi-day parking beyond the regular fee. Access Multi-day parking by entering the parking lot through the Cherrywood Lane entrance and following signs to the spaces. Park in spaces signed “multi-day parking.”
Cost/day: M-F $5.20 / $8.95*. Sometimes the parking is free.
Payment: SmarTrip® cards and credit cards
*Note: The lower cost per day requires a valid rail trip using a SmarTrip® card originating from a station other than the one where you parked. To receive this lower rate, you must pay for your parking with the same SmarTrip® card used to enter/exit Metrorail, and Exit parking within two hours of the start of your Metrorail trip.
Amtrak trains have direct service to D.C. arriving at Union Station. Union Station is 2 miles from the Temple in Southwest DC. Immediately outside the main entrance are taxis and Uber/Lyft accessible pickup areas.
Union Station is also Metro accessible. See website for directions on how to take the subway/Metro from Union Station to SW Waterfront.
Parking in the neighborhood is not always reliable and is often expensive. Using Parking Panda or other apps and reserving a spot in advance are likely your best option. Strictly speaking, there is no street parking for longer than a two hour interval, though enforcement is sporadic. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask any questions or discuss specific concerns.