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.
Dependable, high speed wireless internet is mission critical when it comes to your time in Washington, D.C.
In this day and age, The WIHN is acutely aware of how critical a reliable, high speed wireless internet connection is to today’s interns and young professionals.
We’ve partnered with Comcast/Xfinity cable & internet services to provide our tenants with the highest speed data bundles available for residential properties. Each unit & property comes with its own dedicated high speed cable internet connection and is only shared among 7 residents at any one time. This leaves plenty of bandwidth for Netflix streaming, YouTube, Xbox gaming as well as services such as AppleTV, Chromecast, Hulu+, Pandor or Spotify.
Between iPads, smart phones, laptops and an assortment of wireless devices, mobile is the name of the game for our students. The Washington Intern Housing Network consulted with network engineering firm, Merlin Technologies, to install the highest quality, most robust wireless internet access points on the consumer market. In test after test, the Apple AirPort Extreme performed the most consistently.
Additionally, The WIHN maintains its own tech support staff to maintain the uptime of our connections and equipment. In short, this means no waiting days on Comcast to respond to an outage or in the rare event of equipment malfunction.
Our tech support staff has taken the liberty of preparing and running an internet speed test from one of our luxury apartment units. The results of which have been published below. Please note that the following speed test was performed on an HP Omni 200 PC via Wifi using the Apple Airport Extreme router with a Motorola Surfboard 8560 cable modem.