Hotel choices in DC for Thanksgiving

Aug 27th, 2012, 10:03 AM
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sf7307 -- ????
What is that $169? The total at Fairfax is $206.10. The Palomar total would be about $226.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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If your destinations are all in the city (and even to Alexandria) you won't want your car at all.

20 minute walk to Georgetown. Double that plus a bit to the National Mall but Dupont Metro is close to either hotel for getting to the Smithsonians on the NM.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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OK, Meanwhile, I'm sure I read through a recent thread here about Thanksgiving dinner in DC. I've been searching every way I know how and it doesn't come up. I remember one suggestion about a smallish inn that sounded great. Or do I need to start over with recommendations?
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Tabard Inn.

(BTW, the $169 was $296-$127)
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Perhaps it was the Tabard Inn?

http://www.tabardinn.com/
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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OH, I see, sf, you were responding before I corrected that typo, and speaking only of the taxes, internet, and parking -- NOT including the room itself. OK

Yes, the Tabard Inn. Someone here mentioned they were married there!
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Was it the smallish inn the Tabard Inn perhaps?

It's one I frequently recommend. I eat there often. It's a few blocks from the Dupont Metro and has GREAT food. Most of their rooms have private bath and the price is good.

Yes, the Westin Embassy Row is now the Fairfax Embassy Row. No difference in terms of location from the Palomar - as mentioned they are close to one another.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Hmmm. Now that I look at the Tabard Inn, I must say the inn and the public rooms like wonderful, but the only dining room picture (other than the pretty private dining rooms) leaves me quite cold. Checkerboard tile floor, plaster walls, lots of glass windows and not a drapery or rug in sight. Seems like it would be terribly noisy when busy -- with hard uncomfortable non upholstered chairs? I guess I was thinking the place sounded like tons of really old fashioned charm, but this room sure doesn't look it -- even if the food is good. Am I wrong?

Tell me about the Old Ebbet Grill.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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DC has quite a number of places open during the day on Thanksgiving. Tabard Inn is excellent. Two other top places serving traditional Tgiving meals within easy walking distance of your two current hotel choices are Blue Duck Tavern and Vidalia.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Bardo, the Tabard's rooms are more expensive than the Fairfax -- minimum price for a standard room with private bath is $195 before taxes! More for their nicer rooms.
That might be a nice place to eat one night (or lunch) but I don't think it's what we're looking for atmosphere wise for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I've eaten at brunch at the bar at the Tabard Inn twice. The bar is in the main dining room right near the entrance from the lounge where people wait to be seated. It does get kind of loud in there and the second time I was there some woman was squawking like a pterodactyl. There are other dining rooms but I could not find any images of them online.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 01:00 PM
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The Old Ebbitt is a DC stalwart. The place is massive, loud, and always busy with in town suits and out of town visitors. The food is consistently good but never brilliant or adventurous. In that respect, it's probably a good choice for a traditional Thanksgiving.
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Aug 27th, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Yes, admittedly we're looking for classic turkey and fixings or similar -- not a grand "foodie" experience. Although I said I didn't like "loud" -- I think there might be a difference between a huge place that is bustling and loud and a very small room with echoing noise. But I'm open to other "traditional" dining experiences for Thanksgiving dinner as well, but hopefully not the usual hotel dining room -- staid and uninspired.
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Aug 29th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Georgia Brown's always serves a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner...
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Aug 29th, 2012, 08:21 AM
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I haven't been to Georgia Brown's in ages, but if it's still good it would be my choice for Thanksgiving dinner. I love Southern food!
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Aug 31st, 2012, 04:02 AM
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so informative and useful any one...
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Aug 31st, 2012, 05:09 AM
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NP; If you are still considering the Westin in Georgetown. If you don't have a Starwood American Express, they now have a promotion of 30,000. points. You get 10,000 upon approval and then 20,000 more after spending $5,000 within six months. No fee for the first year.

So, if you signed up, you would get the 10,000 points. For you dates you could do points and dollars, or 4800 points and $90 dollars, taxes included per night. You could do two nights at this rate and then do the going rate for the last night.

Or if you spent another $4400 after approval by the end of October, you would have the three nights using points and dollars.

But if you were able to spend $4400 dollars by the end of October, you may also be able to spend another $1600 dollars by then and have three free nights after getting the additional 20,000 points. I hope I have not confused you, but after spending $6000 by the end of October you would have 36,000 points.

Takes 12,000 points per night for a free night.
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Aug 31st, 2012, 05:14 AM
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No thanks, iris. I use my Citibank Aadvantage card to get AA miles. That's how I got to Europe every year Business Class -- a much better value for my credit card expenditures.

I have booked at the Fairfax, by the way (near Dupont Circle).

Georgia Brown's looks great (although I couldn't really find any good interior pictures on their website).
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Aug 31st, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Miles are great. We are in DC in three weeks. Using the Westin, points and dollars for two nights. Then the JW Marriott for three nights. Only had enough points for two free nights [60,000] and the third night cost $199.

Georgia Brown's looks good.
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Aug 31st, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Patrick, if you google images for Georgia Brown's you can get a better look at the interior. It's white table cloths and booths. Not stuffy though, a bit noisy as it's typically busy especially at happy hour. More suits and fewer tourists than the Old Ebbitt. Very good food, huge portions. Would be a good choice for Thanksgiving.
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