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Short-term Housing Near FSI


Note: This list is for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes an endorsement, expressed or implied, by the Department of State. Links to websites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names are for the convenience of the user and do not constitute an official endorsement or approval of any private sector product, service, website, or privacy policy.

For U.S. government personnel and family members, please contact the Overeas Briefing Center for more comprehensive information about school districts, per diem sliding scales, shuttle buses, and properties that allow pets.  More information on hotel options and general DC metro area housing information


This program applies only to Department of State employees eligible for Temporary Duty (TDY) status during training.  As of September 2013, the program expanded to three vendors: Oakwood Worldwide, National Corporate Housing (NCH), and Basic Overnight Quarters (BOQ) offering additional housing options. These vendors send lodging bills directly to the State Department and they do not use the sliding per diem scale. This is especially helpful if your temporary duty (TDY) is lengthy, increasing the likelihood that you will incur out-of-pocket expenses. You must book with the DOS PCS Lodging Program from the beginning of your TDY to take advantage of this program.

Note regarding lodging per diem: If you chose not to participate in the Direct Bill Lodging Program, the sliding per diem scale will apply to all other housing options. For further information regarding short-term housing, please contact OBC at

The options involved in the Department of State's housing program are described below.  If you require further clarification on this program, you may contact the Department of State directly at

Oakwood options: 

  • Oakwood Falls Church (newly renovated)
  • Oakwood Rosslyn (Arlington)
  • Oakwood at Crystal City
  • Avalon Ballston Square
  • Meridian at Ballston Commons
  • Sedona Slate in Arlington

If you require further information on these locations, you may contact:
Kathleen Summerfield -
Tel: (703) 488-6837 or (888) 998-3265
Daphne Melillo -
Tel: (703) 340-3336

National Corporate Housing (NCH) options:

  • Meridian at Ballston Common
  • Archstone Virginia Square
  • Archstone Pentagon City
  • 1401 Joyce on Pentagon Row
  • Archstone Ballston Place
  • Avalon Ballston Square
  • Gramercy at Metropolitan Park
  • The Metropolitan at Pentagon City
  • Millennium at Metropolitan Park
  • Quincy Plaza
  • Virginia Square Towers
  • Vista at Courthouse

If you require further information on these locations, you may contact:
Laurel Mills - Tel: (703) 673-9223 

Basic Overnight Quarters options:

  • Concord in Arlington
  • Beacon at Clarendon
  • 19Nineteen Clarendon
  • Sedona Slate in Arlington
  • Madison at Ballston Station in Arlington
  • Tellus
  • 2001 Clarendon

If you require further information on these locations, you may contact:
Joy Kendall-Payne or Jackie Miller -  / Tel: 866-267-1883


For the locations listed below, foreign affairs personnel might find assistance through  locator companies, including competitive pricing for 6-month furnished stays. PLEASE NOTE:  Many locator companies have experience working with the sliding government per diem scales. Federal employees and their family members may contact the Overseas Briefing Center for more detailed information.

Liberty Towers
818 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: (866) 575-8477
Walking distance to Ballston or Virginia Square Metro.
For short-term, furnished leases, see locator companies.

Archstone Rosslyn
1800 North Oak Street
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Located one block above the Rosslyn Metro and
Department of State Shuttle Stop. Walking
distance to shopping. For short-term, furnished
leases, see locator companies.

The Madison at Ballston Station
4400 North 4th Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Walking distance to Ballston Metro.
For short-term, furnished leases, see locator companies.

2201 Pershing
2201 Pershing St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Walking distance to Courthouse Metro.
For short-term, furnished leases, see locator companies.

Courtland Towers
N. Veitch St.
Arlington, VA 22201

Parc Rosslyn
1531 North Pierce St.
Arlington, VA 22209
Walking distance from Courthouse & Rosslyn metro
stations. For short-term, furnished leases, see
locator companies.

The Reserve at Clarendon
3000 N. Washington Blvd.
Arlington, Va. 22201
Tel: (866) 915-6978
2 blocks from Clarendon Metro.

Marriott Residence Inn Arlington Ballston
650 North Quincy
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: (703) 310-1999
Contact: Allison Sayer
Direct Tel: (703) 310-1999 Ext.7004
Three blocks from Ballston Metro
Pets: Accepted for a $100 per pet. Non-refundable fee.

Marriott Residence Inn Arlington-Courthouse
1401 North Adams St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 312-2100

Marriott Residence Inn Arlington-Rosslyn
1651 North Oak Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (703) 812-8400

Rosslyn Heights
1804 N. Quinn St.
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel. 703-522-0700

Archstone in Virginia Square
901 North Nelson St.
Arlington, VA 22203
Located above the Virginia Square Metro
within walking distance of shops & restaurants.
For short-term, furnished leases, see locator companies.

 Arlington Court Suites Hotel
A Clarion Collection Hotel
1200 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 524-4000
Contact: John Malixi
• Operates a weekday roundtrip shuttle bus to FSI
• 3-minute (0.1 miles) walk to Courthouse Metro

 Meridian at Ballston
900 N Stuart Street
Arlington, VA 22203
Contact: Angel Barber or Carolyn Lahlou
Tel: (703) 908-9800
Across the street from Ballston Metro.
For short-term, furnished leases, see locator

Virginian Suites

1500 Arlington Blvd.Arlington, VA 22209 (Rosslyn)
Tel: VA Office: (703) 842-9002 or toll free (866) 371-1446

The Prime at Courthouse
1415 North Taft St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (866) 915-6976

 Vista on Courthouse
2200 12th Court North
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel: (866) 263-3577
2.6 miles from FSI
Tel: 1-877-234-5005 or 703-714-1644


These properties accept pets

The Remington
601 24th St. NW Washington, DC 20037

This facility may be attractive to those who would be interested in a DC location for temporary housing. Oakwood has leased apartments in this newly renovated building, which is a couple of blocks from HST and the Foggy Bottom Metro, and across the street from Columbia Plaza. Contact Oakwood to determine how many months it will work with the Department’s sliding per diem scale because this location is currently not in the Department’s lodging program.

IO Piazza by Windsor in Shirlington

2727 South Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Contact: Julie Pendleton, National Sales Manager for all Department of State reservations through the Windsor whether furnished or unfurnished.
Tel: (603) 319-8383
3-4 miles from FSI. Shuttle to Pentagon City Metro

Windsor at Shirlington Village

3000 South Randolph St.
Arlington, VA 22206
3 miles from FSI.
Contact: Julie Pendleton, National Sales Manager for all Department of State reservations whether furnished or unfurnished.
Tel: (603) 319-8383 or Cell (617) 306-7082

Post Pentagon Row

1201 South Joyce St. Suite C-1
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 486-3700
Next to Pentagon City Metro.

The Delancey in Shirlington Village

4220 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Tel: (866) 261-8067
This facility is 3 miles from FSI.  Shuttle to Pentagon City Metro.

The River Inn
924 25th St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 337-7600

Marriott Residence Inn Dupont Circle

2120 P Street NW. Washington D.C. 20037
Tel: (202) 466-6800
Two blocks from Dupont Circle Metro.

Marriott Residence Inn
Arlington/Pentagon City
550 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 413-6630, (703) 413-6589
Across the street from the Pentagon City Metro.

Residence Inn - Tysons Corner
8616 Westwood Center Dr. Vienna, VA 22182
Tel: (703) 893-0120
1 ½ mi.from Tysons Corner Mall, shuttle to the mall and the West Falls Church Metro.

Marriott Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
2850 South Potomac Avenue
Telephone: 703-415-1300
Complimentary shuttle to Crytsal City Metro.

Marriott Residence Inn Fairfax-Merrifield

8125 Gatehouse Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: (703) 573-5200
7 miles from FSI. One mile from Dunn Loring Metro.

Homestead Studio Suites Hotels - Multiple Locations
Tel: (703) 204-0088
7 miles from FSI. Fairfax Connector and Metro Bus across the Street.


2400 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (866) 469-5490
5.3 miles from the FSI. Walking distance to Foggy Bottom Metro.

Washington Suites Alexandria

100 S. Reynolds Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
Tel: (703) 370-9600, ext. 7153
7-8 miles from the Shultz Center
Contact: Mike Barber 

The Commons of McLean
1653 Anderson Road
McLean, VA 22102
Tel: (703) 356-0500
9 miles from FSI. Complimentary Shuttle Service to West Falls Church Metro Station.

Avenue Suites Georgetown
2500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 333-8060 or (888) 847-0100

TownePlace Suites Marriott

6245 Brandon Avenue
Springfield, VA 22150
Tel: 703-569-8060
1 mile from Franconia-Springfield Metro.

Fairfax Square Apartments
9860 Fairfax Square
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tel: (703) 591-5498
Multiple properties (apartments and town homes)

Homewood Suites by Hilton- Multiple Locations

Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria/Pentagon South
4850 Leesburg Pike
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
TEL: 1-703-671-6500
FAX: 1-703-671-9322
5 miles from FSI
Free shuttle to King Street Metro

Homewood Suites by Hilton Falls Church
8130 Porter Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
TEL: 1-703-560-6644
FAX: 1-703-560-2121
Dunn Loring area - 7 miles from FSI
Free shuttle to Dunn Loring Metro

Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield
7010 Old Keene Mill Road
Springfield, Virginia 22150
TEL: 1-703-866-6045
FAX: 1-703-866-6046
Springfield area - 10 miles from FSI
Free shuttle service to Franconia/Springfield Metro

Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington
1475 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
TEL: 1-202-265-8000
FAX: 1-202-265-5810

Avalon Arlington North
2105 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: (703) 317-4787
Contact: Todd Geiwitz
Pets: Various breed restrictions;
Max of 2 pets allowed per apt.
Non-Refundable Pet Fee: $500 per unit
Pet Rent: $50 per mo.per pet
Schools: Glebe Elem. Williamsburg MS, Yorktown HS

Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, Virginia 22203
TEL: 1-703-528-6000
FAX: 1-703-812-5127
1.2 miles from FSI
Located at Ballston Metro Station



Brook Furniture Rental
Fairfax, VA Showroom
11150 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 103
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

CORT Rental | |

CORT Showroom
3101 Park Center Dr
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel: (703) 379-8846
Contact: Celeste McLane, Government Account Executive



Note: The following companies will help you to locate a short-term apartment at no cost to you. Describe your particular needs and price range and they will show you a variety of apartments that meet those needs. All of these companies are capable of locating apartments in the Shultz Center area, throughout Washington, and nationally. Many of these companies also work with evacuees. Please note the section that discusses evacuation considerations.

Suite America  |
Sales Manager: Kim Dunbar
Tel: (703) 690-2030
Backup Reservations: Lisa Briseno
Tel: (877) 827-8483, ext. 140

Suite America will arrange for furnished housing and will work with the Department of State sliding per diem scale for up to 6-months for many of the locations listed above.

Madison Hospitality Services, LLC
19441 Golf Vista Plaza, #250
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Contact: Benj Farmery
Toll Free Telephone: (855) 879-7970
Local Telephone: (703) 723-7523
Fax: (571) 333-4402

Corporate Living
2600 Crystal Drive, Suite 917
Arlington, VA 22202
Contact: Valerie Mercier
Tel: 703-415-3035

Churchill Corporate Housing
5710 General Washington Drive
Suite F
Alexandria, VA 22312
Contact: Dawn Rana,
Senior Account Executive

Executive Housing Consultants, Inc.
7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 603
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 951-4111

Capitol Hill Stay
226 4th St. NE
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202)-544-4419

CORT Home Finding and Tour Services  or
Toll Free number: 855-228-3122
Contact: Celeste McLane, Government Account Executive

National Corporate Housing
365 Herndon Pkwy. Suite #111
Herndon, VA 20170
Tel. (703) 673-9153

Interim Housing Solutions
Tel: (703) 893-1901 or 866-279-4471
Contacts: Jeff Smith

Van Metre Companies
Corporate: 9900 Main Street, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tel: 703-272-2796

Corporate Apartment Specialists
401 South Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (703) 979-2830 | (800) 914-2802
Contact: Tania Odabashian

2014 Hillyer Place
Washington, DC NW 20009
Tel: 202-462-0200
Contact: Laurie Ryan

BridgeStreet Accommodations
Tel: (703) 208-9110 / (800) 278-7338

Attache Corporate Housing
1800 R Street, NW Suite C-1
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 787-1885

Shano, Inc.
Tel: (703) 444-0306

Turnkey Housing Solutions
Tel: (703) 615-6591

Weichert Corporate Housing
6715 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
Tel: 703-256-9100



Because evacuations begin and terminate suddenly, it is often more difficult to find appropriate housing at the last minute with a company that will also allow you to end your stay with a three day notice. Many of the companies listed on this page are familiar with the special timelines and per diem issues associated with evacuation and will work with evacuees.

Note: It is also useful to understand how much per diem you are working with on a daily/monthly basis because the evacuation Subsistence Expense Allowance (SEA) per diem is based on the current rate set by GSA, which varies by month. The Office of Allowances site has information regarding allowances during evacuation (scroll down to section 600).


It is crucial for parents of teens in high school who have been enrolled in an International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) Program to continue in a similar program during the period of evacuation at the safe haven location. For each Washington Metro Area short-term housing facility listed, the high school is tagged as either IB or AP. We encourage parents to visit the school’s website to determine if the same IB or AP classes that your child has been studying are offered at these schools. Some useful links to get you started are:

For more information, contact the Family Liaison Office (FLO) Education and Youth program at

Hotels within 2 to 3 miles from the Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA
DC Area Housing Resources

Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) -
Housing Office, Room 1252, Department of State
Open 10 AM - 3 PM most business days / Tel: 202-647-3573/3086
Offers a variety of housing possibilities (both short-term and long-term) and a listing of rentals in the DC metro area.  

Foreign Service Clause
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) provides guidance on the use of the Foreign Service clause in tenant and landlord leases.



Are you looking for your own housing? The following resources will allow you to search listings for both renting and buying.

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