In this post, we will try to help you find the best option for where to store luggage in DC, including a new trend in Airbnb inspired luggage storage.
Don’t worry, we aren’t asking you to rent a room just to store your bag but the idea is the same. A few companies have created apps that let you, the traveler, find a local place that will store your bag.
They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops or convenience stores, that are open early and close late and have the capacity and the security to hold and secure your luggage.
Vertoe has multiple locations in Washington, DC and they are adding locations rapidly. Many of their locations are open 24/7.
Vertoe’s rates are among the cheapest in DC. Bags cost $5.95/day (online price) and they have deals for groups. See their pricing page for more information. To get 5% off your storage fee, use the coupon code vertoeshare.
They offer a very generous $3000 in insurance and provide complimentary tamper proof security seals at their locations. Click here to find Vertoe locations.
Vertoe gets great reviews on Google and Yelp, having won the “People love us on Yelp Award” for 2017, and we also like how Vertoe users get to rate and review each of their locations, reviews that you could read before checking your bags. Reach out to their 24/7 customer support.
StoreMe is Washington DC’s first and leading on-demand mobile app luggage storage service with 20+ strategic Host locations across the city and growing. You can find StoreMe’s Host network of 110+ locations in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC along the Amtrak line. It’s a great service for travelers on the go looking for short-term storage so they can enjoy the more important things on their trip like sightseeing.
For more on how StoreMe works, check out the video below or website here.
With StoreMe’s mobile app, featured in Apple’s App Store or Google Play, you can discover convenient, vetted and rated locations by taking a picture of what you plan to store and reserving space by the hour or day with a few easy clicks.
Prices are affordable with the first 30 minutes free on every reservation and small (backpack or bag) and large (carry-on or checked luggage) storage items starting at $2.00 and $3.00 for the first hour with each additional at $1.00 and $2.00, respectively.
Apply the promo code “dctours” to get $5.00 off your first reservation. All reservations are insured up to $3,000 with 24/7 support at 917-746-9240, if you have any questions.
Next time you are in Washington DC, StoreMe your stuff away with us!
This option is only for the time you’re visiting the museum and the lockers aren’t big enough to store large suitcases, but if you have small carry-ons or backpacks, you may find this a good place to stash your bags while you explore the museum.
Please do not use these for daily use while you visit other sites. It is for museum patrons only.
National Gallery of Art has a checkroom that allows luggage to museum visitors.
Note: that these museums are not open late so your items will need to be picked up usually by 5 pm, 7 pm on late night openings.
Unfortunately, TSA no longer allows lockers at airports in the United States, so you won’t find self-service luggage storage at any area airport such as DCA, Dulles, or BWI. You can always call your airline and see how early you can check a bag, as some will allow you to check luggage hours before your flight.
If you’re arriving in DC by plane, check out how to get to the city from:
Union Station is the main (and really only) train station in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, it does not have any luggage storage facilities. However, you may find some luck with Amtrak.
Ticketed Amtrak passengers can use the temporary bag storage for up to 24 hours at the rate of $10 per item. If you are not traveling on Amtrak, you can still use this option for $20 per item. This is not self-service, so the luggage is left at the Checked Bag counter.