DC: Wardman Park Marriott or Mayflower?

Old Sep 10th, 2002, 08:56 PM
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DC: Wardman Park Marriott or Mayflower?

Any thoughts, I am getting an identical weekend rate at both. What's the catch about the Mayflower that purports to be a luxury hotel with a rate that low? Thanks!
Old Sep 10th, 2002, 09:03 PM
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It's been along time since I've been in DC, but the Mayflower is closer to downtown than the Wardman which used to have a park like setting. Both are old but have been renovated. Marriott is newer.
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 12:25 AM
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I guess it will depend on what you plan on doing in DC. The Mayflower is 4 blocks from the white house, 6 to 7 from all the museums, etc. The marriot is much further away, maybe 1/2 a mile away and is close to the national zoo. The Mayflower is truly a luxury hotel, with outstanding service (more hotel employees than the number of rooms, somewhere around 550), and luxurious amenities. It also has one of the best hotel lobbies i have ever seen. Plus, it is actually a Renaissance hotel (owned by marriot) and I find the hotels under that chain to be some of the best values for luxury hotels. Try to get the breakfast and break free rate. An incredible deal for such a nice hotel. Oh and by the way, the renaissance is older but has been renovated, but i think its on the national registry for historic buildings.
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 05:54 AM
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Take the Mayflower -- better location (though MUCH more than 6-7 blocks to all the major museums, as the big Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art are spread out over a mile along the Mall) and a cozier feel than that at the Wardman, which consists of the old, historic Wardman Towers connected to a huge and sprawling convention hotel formerly known as the Sheraton Park.
Wardman is about a mile north of Dupont Circle and convenient to the Zoo and Adams Morgan. The Mayflower is about midway between the White House and Dupont Circle (4-5 blocks each way), and closer to all the downtown sites.
Both are at red line Metro stations.
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 11:59 AM
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Both are nice hotels but stay at the Mayflower. Nicer, grander, much better location if visiting thr Mall, better (at least larger) selection of restaurants.
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