Hotel parking fees range from free to $50 per night. This sometimes involves valet parking, with its additional gratuities. Street parking is free on Sunday and usually after 6:30 pm. But there are often far more cars searching than there are spaces available, particularly Downtown, in Georgetown, and in the upper Connecticut Avenue area.
During weekday rush hours, many streets are unavailable for parking; illegally parked cars are towed, and reclaiming a car is expensive and very inconvenient. Read signs carefully; some are confusing, and the ticket writers are quick.
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