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Shar Mar 28th, 2008 11:32 AM

Hotels in D.C. or near by
Spending 4 days in D.C. in June. Looking for a nice hotel (not over $300.00)either in D.C. or Arlington - close to Metro Stop Know anything about the Hyatt in D.C. - we can earn points there

Where is Old Town Alexandria in relationship to D.C. Thanks for help

djkbooks Mar 28th, 2008 11:47 AM

I'd recommend Hotwire or Priceline.

vjpblovesitaly Mar 28th, 2008 11:51 AM

There are a few Hyatts in DC. They are in good locations. Also some in surrounding areas.

Alexandria is SW of DC.

whimsyandmore Mar 28th, 2008 11:57 AM

We stayed at the Melrose Hotel in the Georgetown area with our two teens. It is one block from shopping in Georgetown and a block the other way to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. The rooms were spacious and clean, and not overly high in price. I'd recommend it.

dmlove Mar 28th, 2008 12:06 PM

The Marriott Wardman Park is ON the metro.

Alexandria is easy to get to from DC by Metro, but Old Town Alexandria is not at the metro. You'd have to walk a fair distance or take a bus or cab from the metro to Old Town.

Rich Mar 28th, 2008 12:47 PM

We stayed at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria last spring . . it is across the street from the Metro and about a 10 min walk to "Old Town"

Very easy to go back and forth to the Main DC sites

BlueSwimmer Mar 28th, 2008 04:28 PM

Actually, as an Alexandria resident, I must beg to differ with dmlove. The King Street metro station is actually IN Old Town Alexandria. Sure, the more tourist-oriented shops and restaurants are a 10-15 minute walk down King Street toward the water, but it is misleading to say that Old Town Alexandria is not on the metro.

You will pass by some shops, office buildings, salons, etc, then a bunch of antique stores, some more restaurants, etc. The streets crossing King Street include lots of charming colonial homes, brick sidewalks, etc.

And...there is now a free trolley to take those who don't want to walk all the way down to the end of King Street (which dead ends at the Potomac River). It will start running on April 1st.

As a local, my suggestion for those who like a bit of a walk...walk DOWN the hill from the metro along King Street, then take the trolley back UP (unless you are missing your daily workout.) The slope doesn't seem steep unless you are on the way up after a nice lunch, shopping, exploring, etc,

For the coldest beer in town, check out Union Street Public House (down by the river).

dmlove Mar 28th, 2008 06:01 PM

<i>but it is misleading to say that Old Town Alexandria is not on the metro</i> Actually, for tourists, I would say it's misleading to say that Old Town starts at the metro station (even if it technically does)!

Anyway, walking downhill on King Street from the metro station, there is a really good casual lunch place (sandwiches and salads) on the left hand side of the street. I can't remember the name, but we really enjoyed it.

4sharie Mar 28th, 2008 08:18 PM

We stayed here for 2 nights in May 2007. I was in LOVE with the place and the convenience to Metro was great, and not so far out as Alexandria.;promo=gglocal

My review is #14 of 15 on TripAdvisor (PictureMama).

denice7 Mar 29th, 2008 01:09 AM

Try the following:

Hilton Garden Inn on 14th Street right downtown.
It is across the street from the blue/orange line McPherson Square.

I also recommend the previous poster with The Melrose.

LN Mar 29th, 2008 06:05 AM

If you stay outside of DC (Alexandria, Arlington, Rockville) you'll be spending additional time coming into the city and leaving the city. Up to an hour each way - some will dispute the time but it can be an hour.

Why not consider Priceline - bid on a four star in Dupont Circle or near the Convention Center and give yourself the extra time each day?

Little_Man Mar 29th, 2008 08:55 AM

I highly recommend the Ritz Carlton in Arlington. Stayed there last spring, and it is extremely convenient as it is basically attached to the metro. We went everywhere very quickly. It's a bargain for a Ritz.

Little_Man Mar 29th, 2008 09:06 AM

It's actually the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City. It is just over the bridge from DC.
Just checked their rates for mid June, and prices have gone up. Looked like $349 June 15-19th, not sure of your exact dates. It is a very nice 4 1/2 - 5 star hotel.

Shar Apr 5th, 2008 04:24 PM

I booked room at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. Think I got a good deal on a delux room $259.00.
Thanks for all the suggestions.

Jed Apr 6th, 2008 07:23 AM

Checking on, on 4/1/08, a bidder got the 4* Renaissance Mayflower from 6/21/08 to 6/23/08 for $92.00/nt from Priceline.

Of course, the actual hotel and price which you get on PL vary depending on your dates, but it may be worth it for you to consider it. ((*))

andrew8 Apr 6th, 2008 11:59 PM

I have heard great things about the Morrison House in Alexandria.

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