A Super Stay at Sonder Del Ray

Makes me want to Sonder everyday

Andy Spears
2 min readOct 30, 2023
Photo by Rhema Kallianpur on Unsplash

I travel a fair amount for work. For a while earlier this year, I was out of town at least one full week each month.

In February, I was asked to go to Washington, DC on an assignment. When I went to book a hotel, one of the options was something called Sonder.

The rooms were larger than a hotel room and were essentially apartments — complete with full kitchens. Some Sonders also have washer/dryer units.

To my surprise, the rate was actually cheaper than a comparable business-class hotel.

So, I would get more room for less money.

Sonder, though, has no on-site staff. The entire check-in and stay process is managed through an app.

I gave it a try and loved it.

The building was located in a cozy neighborhood right next to a local pizza shop and across the street from a great burger place. It was just minutes from my office destination.



Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .