By John Martinez, Host Committee Member
Sometimes when you are on the road you have unexpected needs. Maybe you forgot to refill a prescription before you left, or you have a dying cellphone, or you just need to withdraw some cash. Here are a few resources that we pulled together in case the unexpected occurs while you are at the conference.
For your ATM and other banking needs, there is an ATM machine in the Marriott Wardman Park, and there are several options nearby. M&T Bank is one of the closest to the hotel, at 2620 Connecticut Ave NW. A bit further away are the Bank of America Financial Center at 1835 Columbia Rd NW, and Wells Fargo at 1804 Adams Mill Rd NW. Continuing south on Connecticut Ave, you will find TD Bank at 1753 Connecticut Ave NW.
Closest to the Marriott Wardman Park is the CVS at 2601 Connecticut Ave NW. A bit further south is the Rite Aid at 1815 Connecticut Ave NW, and a bit further north at 3000 Connecticut Ave NW is Cathedral Pharmacy. If Walgreen’s is your preference, you can jump on the Metro to the Dupont Circle station to get to the nearest one at 1217 22nd St NW.
If you have a last-minute wardrobe emergency (or just need your outfit pressed before your presentation), there are several dry cleaners nearby. Debonair 1 Hour Dry Cleaners is at 2612 Connecticut Ave NW, and practically next door is Custom Cleaners at 2637 Connecticut Ave NW. A bit further east is The Press Dry Cleaning & Laundry at 1963 Calvert St NW, and one Metro stop north (near the Cleveland Park station) is Uptown 1 Hour Cleaners at 3333 Connecticut Ave NW.
Electronics and Mobile Service Providers
A few stops north on the Red Line near the Tenleytown-AU Metro station is one big-box option, Best Buy at 4500 Wisconsin Ave NW, or a short ride south to the Metro Center station puts you near the Staples at 1250 H St NW. If a trip to the Apple Store is a must, you’ll have a bit of a trip to Apple Georgetown at 1229 Wisconsin Ave NW.
For mobile providers you can find:
T-Mobile at 1796 Columbia Rd NW
AT&T at 1759 Columbia Rd NW
Boost Mobile at 1737 Columbia Rd NW
Cricket Wireless at 1652 Columbia Rd NW
A stop or two away on the Red Line between the Dupont Circle station and Farragut North station, you can find these providers nearby:
Sprint Store at 1208 18th St NW
T-Mobile at 1146 Connecticut Ave NW
Verizon at 1736 L St NW
For non-emergency, non-life threatening medical care needs, there are a few options in the area, though none are very close to the hotel. Two stops down the Red Line near the Farragut North station is Farragut Medical and Travel Care at 815 Connecticut Ave NW. MedStar PromptCare Adams Morgan is a bit closer to the hotel at 1805 Columbia Road, while GW Immediate and Primary Care is at 2902 Porter St NW, near the Cleveland Park Metro station.