What hotels in DC offer childcare?
September 12, 2023 11:29 AM   Subscribe

I have a conference and my husband has at least some work while we are in DC in November with our 1-year-old. Where should we stay?

So Google is not super helpful because the collection of hotels with childcare listed on various websites do not actually list childcare as an amenity on the hotel website. Does no one offer it anymore? Is it something that is not listed but is actually offered? Help, I'm new at this and have discovered that having my husband on duty all day is not a great option for conferences.
posted by *s to Travel & Transportation around Washington, DC (6 answers total)
So, you might try calling the concierge desks of hotels you're interested in that are listed on Google as having childcare available. That might be an option they can arrange for you that isn't strictly a hotel amenity.

If all else fails, I did find this service called White House Nannies which seems to be specifically a service providing babysitting services for people traveling to DC for things like conferences. If they exist, similar other businesses might also exist.
posted by hippybear at 11:37 AM on September 12 [1 favorite]

If you're not having any luck with hotel provided childcare you might also look for DC babysittter/nanny or parents groups on facebook. I live in a tourist area/wedding destination and it's not uncommon for people from out of the area to ask for sitter recs for their trip in our local childcare FB groups. Does your conference provide childcare at all?
posted by snowymorninblues at 11:53 AM on September 12

It's pricey, but the Hay-Adams offers nanny services through their concierge.
posted by thivaia at 12:04 PM on September 12

Maybe this is worth considering?
posted by SageTrail at 5:25 PM on September 12

Sorry if you've already done this, but it's worth it to check and see if the conference itself provides childcare.
posted by mollweide at 5:56 PM on September 12

Response by poster: Unfortunately, this conference skews older and male so there is no childcare! Thanks for the ideas.
posted by *s at 7:53 AM on September 13

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