hotels DC

Old Jun 17th, 2004, 05:43 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
hotels DC

Another hotel message...
We are going to DC also, for 3 nights and have some qus...
1. where is the best area to stay - esp as we are relying on public transport and want to see all the essential tourist stuff
2. Trying for under $100 per night
3. Any highly recommended places that fulfil this criteria?
Thanks once again!
Reeso222 is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2004, 06:48 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,785
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Expedia seems to have some good rates for hotels in DC and Rosslyn, Va. Rosslyn is the first stop outside of downtown and very convenient by metro. They have the Best Western (2 1/2 stars) for $86 a night and it's across the street from the metro.

If you want to be in DC, Dupont Circle is the best area to stay in, IMHO, but for under $100, you might have to try priceline for that area.

Good luck!

kaudrey is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2004, 06:53 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You have a couple of options here:

First, if you want to stay in DC, you should look into downtown around the Metro Center, Gallery Place, DuPont Circle Area. All are pretty good areas in the city to stay and all are located on the Metro's Red Line which can get you to the Blue and Orange Lines to take you to the Smithsonian and all the other touristy areas.

DuPont is probably a good bet because it is a nice area where you can walk around and have a wide variety of resturants.

Another option you have is to stay in Norther Virginia or Southern Maryland. Crystal City or Pentagon City in Virginia is a very easy commute on the Metro into DC.

A place like Friendship Heights or Bethesda in Maryland is also very accessable into DC and are really nice areas to stay and have a lot of shopping and resturants. These places are located right on the Red Line and are only 10-15 min to get into DC.
dcjosh is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2004, 06:56 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,107
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I frequently find weekend rates at the Red Roof Inn, 1 block from GalleryPlace/Chinatown Metro available for under $100. I often stay in Virginia - Arlington/Rosslyn, where the rates are lower, AND the taxes, which add up.

Radisson-Barcelo often has weekend rates under/near $100, and I agree that if you stay in DC, the Dupont Circle is one of the best areas.

DC hotels are talked so much on the board that almost any question has probably been recently answered ... please try the search function.
rb_travelerxATyahoo is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2004, 09:14 AM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 879
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There is no "best area" for tourists, it all depends on your taste/needs. Many areas are convenient to a metro station. DC hotels are expensive, the average rack rate for rooms is $200-$250. Depending on what time of year you are coming, you CAN get discounts all the way down to the $100 range. Here are a few places from a post of mine I copied from a few days ago:

"Check out the rates there are about half what you normally pay for the listed hotels.

Once you are in the website, I would look at: Radisson Barcelo (Dupont Circle), Capitol Hill Suites (Capitol Hill) or Hotel Washington (White House)

All three are in absolutly safe areas, and all are within one or two blocks of metro. All are also close to many dining options.

Here are maps of the three hotel areas for the three hotels listed above (hotels show as dark brown):

Radisson Barcelo:

Hotel Washington:

Capitol Hill Suites: "

bardo is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2004, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 320
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
At the end of July, we are staying at the Crystal City/Arlington, Va Hampton Inn with a AAA rate of about $80 per night. That is near the airport & there are some metro stations in that area for getting into DC.
Bill_I is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Sep 11th, 2011 11:06 AM
United States
Apr 14th, 2011 10:30 AM
United States
Mar 10th, 2011 09:32 AM
United States
Apr 20th, 2005 01:57 PM
United States
Apr 20th, 2005 03:07 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:21 AM.