If you’ve found yourself in Washington D.C., chances are you’re in-between places; you may have a few hours until your next flight, your check-in at the hotel or Airbnb, or you just want to do some sightseeing around Lincoln Memorial. Perhaps you want to see a game at Capital One Arena or visit the White House ―whatever the case, you can’t drag your luggage around with you!
After 9/11 happened, baggage lockers have been eliminated from most airports in the U.S., due to security concerns. And if you’re using Airbnb, there’s no way to leave your luggage at your rental before you’ve checked in. However, we’ve got you covered!
Where can I store my luggage in Washington D.C.?
There are numerous convenient services you can use to find a place to store your luggage while travelling. Some of them are Vertoe (offering reviews of their locations by other users), Luggage Hero (priced at up to $8 a day), Bounce (at $2 an hour) and Stasher, our top pick. Using these services, you can book your preferred location online, in partnered businesses like hotels or cafes, and drop off your belongings for safekeeping while browsing Washington D.C.
Plus, there are other options available for luggage storage in the city, which you can see below.
If you are a ticket holder, you can use the Greyhound Station’s designated storage space for your luggage, for up to 24 hours. You can ask the service agents for pricing details and luggage limitations.
Union Station – Washington D.C.
At the Union Station, there is temporary bag storage available for Amtrak passengers; you can store your luggage for 24 hours, for $10 per item. If you’re not a ticket holder, you will be charged $20 per item.
Luggage Storage at Museums
If you’re browsing the museums, you can store your bags in the available lockers. However, this only applies if you have small carry-ons or backpacks, as the lockers are usually narrow.
For example, there are coin-operated lockers in the National Museum of American History and the Natural History Museum, and the National Gallery of Art also has a checkroom for the bags and luggage of visitors.
However, you should take into account that these museums are not open until late, so you will need to pick up your bags usually by 5 pm, or 7 pm on late night openings.
How do I store my luggage in Washington D.C.?
When using services like Stasher, storing your luggage is a piece of cake.
- Use the map to pick a location that best suits your plans. (Stasher’s listings show information such as opening hours and locations).
- After you’ve found the right location for you, simply book online and receive your booking confirmation immediately.
- When you arrive at the location to drop off your luggage, Stasher’s hosts will place a uniquely numbered luggage tag for each of your items.
- Keep your tag to get your bags back when you’re finished!
Why store your luggage with Stasher?
Operating since 2015, Stasher is the world’s first luggage storage network, working with numerous hotels and stores that ensure your luggage is kept safe and sound while you explore cities like the U.S. capital, without having to worry about ridiculous prices and size restrictions.
In fact, Stasher:
- Features a simple pricing structure, with no size restrictions. It’s just $6 a day ―50% cheaper than traditional luggage storage solutions.
- Has award-winning customer service and thousands of positive reviews, reaching a 4.8/5 score.
- Strives for your convenience: there’s a carefully handpicked StashPoint within walking distance of the main transport hubs and attractions in all the cities featuring Stasher.
- Boasts an insurance policy: each one of your items is insured up to 1000€.
About Washington D.C.
Built on the banks of the Potomac River, Washington DC is the capital of the United States and home to all three branches of the U.S. federal government: the Executive (the White House), the Legislative (the Capitol), and the Judicial (Supreme Court).
When visiting Washington D.C., there’s a lot to explore. A city of great history and beautiful architecture, today it is also being appreciated for its culture, along with other major cities in the U.S. A large number of museums and art galleries, such as the Smithsonian Institutes and the Kennedy Center are waiting to offer you knowledge, while also being free to the public, while the National Mall and Georgetown are a must while you’re there!