My time at the WIHN was a fantastic experience! With its central location, great access to metro, grocery store, and night life while still being able to walk to work, I would highly recommend staying here. Senate Square apartments are beautiful, well managed, maintenance problems are taken care of quickly. The friendships I have made with my roommates will last well beyond my internship. I enjoyed cable, wifi, a washer/dryer, first-rate appliances, and an extremely comfy couch. It is definitely well worth the price!
My experience with WIHN housing has been overall positive and highly recommendable.
The location of the house was very central and convenient, located two blocks from the grocery store, easy walking distance from 2 metro stops on the Red line, about a 15 minute walk to the Senate buildings and a 25 minute walk to the House office buildings. It was also close to several bars and restaurants as well as the popular H St Corridor.
The house itself was quite spacious and comfortable, despite the number of people living in it. The entire ground floor was an open common area, with a complete kitchen, dining area, and entertainment area. Although the bedrooms felt somewhat cramped at times, there was ample space in the closets and bathrooms for everyone. The home felt very secure, well furnished, and was professionally cleaned one each month.
WIHN management and maintenance were always very helpful and quick to respond to any question or issue, even after business hours and on weekends.
The cost of living in WIHN housing is as reasonable as can be expected in a city as expensive as Washington, especially considering that the living spaces come fully furnished, with all utilities and WiFi included, and with no long term lease commitment. In addition, WIHN maintenance responds to all requests generally within just a couple of days, and are available immediately to fix any more urgent problems at no extra cost to the residents.
Overall, I would highly recommend WIHN housing to anyone looking for comfortable, convenient, and reasonably priced short term housing in Washington, DC.
Staying at Senate Square with the WIHN was a phenomenal experience!
- Management/Hospitality: Melanie went above and beyond! From solving any problems that may have arose, to simple apartment fixes like lightbulbs and wifi, she was extremely speedy and responsive. She even welcomed our unit with household essentials! Having Melanie as a resource helped the living experience tremendously.
- Location: In the heart of NOMA. Right across from Union Station(metro), and walking distance to restaurants and bars.
- Price: Initially may seem expensive, but overall worth the cost when factoring in furnishings, appliances, all bills paid, location, & amenities. You end up saving money!
- Amenities: These were the icing on the cake! A movie theater, 24/7 concierge, dry cleaning service, and monthly complimentary housekeeping just to name a few.
If you want to do intern housing the right way, WIHN is the way to go!
Very accommodating and centrally located. The appliances and furniture were all brand new and high quality. Staff were prompt and helpful when asked for assistance. They made arrangements quick and simple when I was in a time crunch. It was a pleasure to use WIHN for my summer internship housing
When I found out that I was accepted to my fellowship program in June of 2016, I was given only 4 weeks to find housing and get down to DC from CT. I tried using Craig's List and other intern housing sites and no one was willing to accommodate me on such short notice or for the exact dates for which I needed housing. After speaking with Melanie at The WIHN, it was clear that she was immediately willing to make it work for me. The housing units that The WIHN owns are certainly much nicer than any student dorm-style housing (which is what you might expect from an intern housing network). I was placed at a very nice and well-kept apartment which is very centrally located, right near Union Station and a short walk or metro ride to the Capitol, the National Mall, the H Street Corridor and Chinatown. It's nice to be able to meet some other students and have some new friends right off the bat. The price is also pretty comparable, if not a bit cheaper, than other housing units of the same kind/in the same area. The WIHN makes the whole process of finding housing very easy for students hoping to be independent and comfortable while enjoying all of the great things DC has to offer.
The Washington Intern Housing Network has well over a dozen properties under management in locations throughout the city. We have strict criteria for properties that we allow to a part of our network.
Our homes & condo units must meet the following stringent demands;
- Within 4 blocks of a metro station
- Was built (or at least renovated) in the last ten years
- Within walking distance to supermarkets or grocery stores
- Features spacious bedrooms
- We prefer Capitol Hill (NoMa, H Street, Eastern Market sub neighborhoods) but will consider all locations
The WIHN doesn’t own, manage or maintain a property or apartment/condo unit measuring less than 1300 sq ft. and insist upon keeping a 3 tenant to one full bath ratio at all times regardless of the number of bedrooms.
Learn more about the areas of the city where we operate properties by choosing from the links below.
Below are just a few examples of floor plans that are in use by The WIHN: