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Family Stay in Washington DC Area - Need Suggestions

Old Apr 19th, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Enjoy your trip, lmichael. We expect a trip report.
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Old Apr 20th, 2013, 04:34 AM
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I'm sorry for any ruckus my original post caused. I only was asking for general information. By "better" I meant that I heard from various sources that it is easier to get around DC by taking the metro in from outside DC. I didn't include a budget because I'm not too sure on that yet but I would venture to say somewhere around $200, $250 max, a night for the room. We are driving into the area, not flying. Thanks for all the great advice. I'm not offended by any posts just getting information together to see if DC is where we want to visit. Thanks again!
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Old Apr 20th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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DC is a GREAT place to visit, especially with kids! Be sure to take the cost of parking into account, wherever you decide to stay.
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Old Apr 20th, 2013, 11:00 PM
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We went to DC last summer with our family of 5. We found that a couple of the hotels at the Rosslyn stop were better because we needed both two beds and a fold-out or rollaway. They also had kitchenettes and/or a pool and free parking. Then my brother got lodgings near Dupont Circle, so we canceled the Rosslyn property. We found a hotel north of the circle that also worked for us. I thought our hotel was actually a little too far out to be ideal, but it was a lovely neighborhood, had kitchenette & free parking and we enjoyed our stay. I think our prior reservation would have worked out great too, and pools are nice in the sweltering summer heat!

Honestly, the best idea is to do a new post with two or three of the properties that interest you most and allow people to tell you the pros and cons of each. Remember that you can do "Google Maps Directions and click the little bus symbol to get the mass transit directions from your proposed hotel to a tourist site.
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Old Apr 26th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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For pricing but not for proximity to the main attractions it is better to stay in Virginia, Roslyn for instance. But honesty the savings will be invested in transportation. Buses are 1.80 and metro is charged according to the distance. And you would like to buy the Smart Trip card at any CVS and or at any Metro Station. Any way, in Roslyn you can stay in different properties starting at 120 dollars per night. I recommend you stay in the District, though. In Woodley Park there is a great place called Woodley Park Guest House. Great place, great prices. http://www.dcinns.com/woodley.html Also check on https://www.airbnb.com/
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