Hotels in D.C. or near by

Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:32 PM
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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
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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I'd recommend Hotwire or Priceline.
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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There are a few Hyatts in DC. They are in good locations. Also some in surrounding areas.

Alexandria is SW of DC.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/Washington+DC/
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 12:57 PM
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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.
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 01:06 PM
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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.
 
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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

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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 05:28 PM
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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. http://alexandriava.gov/news_display.aspx?id=11198

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).
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Old Mar 28th, 2008, 07:01 PM
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but it is misleading to say that Old Town Alexandria is not on the metro 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.
 
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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.

http://www.clarionhotel.com/ires/en-...&promo=gglocal


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Old Mar 29th, 2008, 02:09 AM
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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.
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Old Mar 29th, 2008, 07:05 AM
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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?
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Old Mar 29th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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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.
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Old Mar 29th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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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.
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Old Apr 5th, 2008, 05:24 PM
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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.

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Old Apr 6th, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Checking on biddingfortravel.com, 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.
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Old Apr 7th, 2008, 12:59 AM
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I have heard great things about the Morrison House in Alexandria.
http://www.morrisonhouse.com/index.html
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