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Old Jul 26th, 2004, 06:37 AM
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Planning a weekend in DC in mid - late Oct w/ my mom - main plan is to visit Holocaust museum and then just be spontaneous rest of weekend. Looking for centrally located hotel - just want to be somewhere safe and centrally located - have no problem taking the metro a few stops to get places, but don't want to be totally secluded... cost isn't a huge concern, although we don't need a $300/night room!
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Old Jul 26th, 2004, 06:47 AM
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Unfortunately, Oct is prime convention season for DC. Thus, most hotels downtown will be at full capacity. I would check the DC Covnention & Visitors Bureau website to see if one is taking place over the dates you have planned. Have you considered staying in Virginia? There are some very reasonable hotels in Old Town (also a fantastic area to explore - lots of history, shopping and great restaurants). There is a Hilton, Embassy Suites and Hampton Inn all within a block of the metro station. If you are set on staying in DC, stay towards Georgetown or the north part of NW. The Washington Marriott West End, Wyndham City Center and Embassy Suites may be good bets.
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Old Jul 28th, 2004, 11:09 AM
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>If you are set on staying in DC, stay towards Georgetown

Don't stay IN Georgetown if you want to be near a Metro. Also, if you go the Old Town Alexandria approach, be careful where your hotel is since Old Town isn't really Metro-friendly either.

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Old Jul 28th, 2004, 12:33 PM
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We spent 4 nights at the Fairmont, which is near Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and a 5 minute walk to the GWU metro stop. Room, staff, and location was great. Felt more like a 5* than a 4* hotel. Booked for $149 during the week and $109 on the weekend.
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Old Aug 1st, 2004, 03:16 PM
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The J.W. Marriott is within walking distance of the Holocaust Museum, near a metro stop, and not far from many types of restaurants and shops.
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Old Aug 5th, 2004, 12:02 PM
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Check the Kimpton Hotels (www.kimptongroup.com) - I would think they're less likely to be affected by conventions since they're smaller, boutique hotels. There are a few in the Dupont Circle area, and the Monaco downtown is nice, close to Metro and close to the sights on the Mall. Many good restaurants in both neighborhoods as well.
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Old Aug 13th, 2004, 06:09 AM
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I used to work at the Fairmont Washington (when it was the Washington Monarch) nad HIGHLY recommend it!

I agree with japw82, it's perfect for the price and definately a 5 rather than a 4!
Go there for Sunday Brunch! Can't beat the Colonnade Room (planned numerous weddings in the glass enclosed room that looks over onto a garden!)
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I like the Embassy Suites in Bethesda or the Hyatt in Bethesda. Both are located practically on top of a metro stop and within walking distance of many nice restaurants and shopping. Downtown Bethesda area (near the Hyatt) is particularly nice. These are not "centrally" located but they are so easily accessible to metro, you might want to consider them.
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