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Hello!! Sorry for the delay in uploading pictures and blogs we had a REALLY long day in DC on Monday and then as I write this on Tuesday night the internet won't connect so who knows when we'll get to upload but if I don't type it all up now i'm sure we'll forget bits and things are so great out here new stuff will just take over my brain. So... …
Bonjour from very warm Washington!
We are here safe and sound and absolutely shattered so I'll keep this short and sweet.
The flight was fine, although the plane was really small for going trans Atlantic. We arrived in New York about 50 minutes ahead of schedule and for the first time ever cleared JFK customs in under 10 minutes …
We are now in Washington DC. We had a good time at Niagara. Obviously we saw the Niagara Falls, which are pretty cool. We also saw a lot of cheesy tacky things like Haunted House, glow in the dark mini golf, Dracula's Castle competing with Frankensteins Castle, Guiness Book of Records Museum competing with Ripley's Believe It or Not and millions of …
... stage, but not to an extent to prompt Mr Yoshi to
replace it. Indeed, who, in the throes of passion with a “hooker”, their penis
safely tucked into one of Mr Yoshi’s $1.50 (plus tax) condoms, is going to be
put out by such a minor and historical conflagration? The bedlinen was clean.
“The bedlinen is clean!? The bedlinen is clean!?”, shouted
Mrs Henry, “I want those chairs up against the door! This is one ...
... show. Our otherwise lovely hotel room contained that 3/4 size furniture that show-homes have to make then look big.....including a pair of 3/4 size double beds. This was fine when we were out exploring, but was a bit of a squeeze at bed-time. Alicia opted for the floor rather than share with Iain while Mrs R & I pretended to be students. If the bunking was cosy, the view was superb, facing North towards the huge National Mall. At one end of this, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bloomingdale Inn Washington DC
The Bloomingdale is an incredible value. I was surprised at how nice it was for the bargain price.
The accomodations are lovely, the location is good, and the staff is friendly and helpful.
My fiance' and I traveled by car and found that we could get to Union Station in 5-10 minutes! Yet, the "off the beaten path" feel of the Inn helped us to feel like we retreated at the end of a long day of sight-seeing.
I would highly recommend the Bloomindale Inn!
Lovely with acceptable location
My wife and me stayed in the Bloomingdale Inn for four nights in September 2005. It's a lovely place with great rooms, a good breakfast and really nice house keepers. I will recommend it to all my friends.
In some other review someone complained about reachability and location. I cannot agree on that. There is a bus station just around the corner (3 min walk) which takes you in 10 minutes to the union station and in 15 to 20 min in reach to the mall. So everthing is reachable by bus and the ticket takes 11$ per week (to be bought in the central bus station!). Therefore, there is no problem with the location at all.
It's great place, I recommended it.
WOW... If you want a Great Experience while in Washington DC; start your day at the Bloomingdale Inn.
This is a nice inn and the price is about right for DC. My room was very clean, large, well-appointed, and comfortable. There was also a large sitting room on my floor and some basic kitchen facilities (a fridge and sink).
The Innkeeper was very helpful and made me waffles with blueberries for breakfast.
The location of the inn is its only major problem. The immediate area is quite nice and slowly gentrifying. However, to get to the metro you must cross Howard University and then walk through a depressed area. I did not encounter any problems, but I can see why some people would be hesitant to do so at night.
There is reportedly a bus stop nearby, but I never used the bus.
I would stay at the Bloomingdale Inn again.
This B&B is lovely in all honesty despite what some previous reviews said. We never found the staff rude at all, more over friendly to be honest. The rooms are beautiful and clean, some slight safety concerns like no fire alarms and stuff but nothing too major. Bit of noise at night as well but no more than a few shouty people on the street. The maid service was excellent as well and we stayed 4 nights. The food is good if you don't need a small countries worth of food for breakfast. If you like toast and cereal then you are fine.
We booked our stay on the internet without prior knowledge of this B&B or its location. Not a great place to stay if you are using public transport.
The staff of the hotel are very inconsistent in their courtesy and care, the innkeeper handling our enquiries was not very accommodating or helpful. The quality of the room we stayed in was tatty: although the aircon was efficient and the bed comfortable enough. Sadly a flying roach woke us in the night and the shared bathroom (although very clean) for the price we paid is not brilliant. It's not just the quality and location of the accommodation that would stop us returning but the pathetic quality of care demonstrated by the staff-member that 'handled' us - welcome or greeting were absent here.
The reason I picked Bloomingdale Inn was for its good deal, as a long-term traveller in DC (for nearly two weeks) I just couldn't afford the prices of other B&Bs and hotels downtown. I think the room is allright, it's a bit small, but is comfortable, it got reasonably cleaned and has a cable TV on, so not much complaints there. I have some complaints about the staffs, though. They're helpful allright, but not as courteous as they should be. Breakfast menus allright, standard continental breakfast menu. The neighborhood could be better, but it is in the process of gentrifying, so within a few years it would be a much better neighborhood. Overall, I would recommend it if you are a long term traveller on a tight budget like me. But I would suggest other B&B's closer to downtown DC if money is not an issue for you or you are staying only for a few days.
I traveled to DC on business during the high season, and had to find a place for less than $150 a night. Good Luck! Finding nothing on that kind of budget among traditional hotels close to my target area, I noticed the Bloomingdale Inn listed at orbitz for, I want to say $89 a night. I gambled, and definitely came out a winner.
A great place to stay!
we stayed at the bloomingdale inn for 2 nights and we had a great time. Although the area could be better (I wouldn't walk alone outside in the evening & streetnoise in the night) it is okay. The staff is very friendly and helpfull, you can use internet and carparking for free, and the rooms are beautiful, large and clean and it is cheap!. Breakfast is good. There are two cats (I wish I had known since I am allergic to cats) walking through the hotel. I really recomment to stay at this hotel...it is good!
Loved the bloomingdale inn
although you travel through some run down areas to get to the bloomingdale once you get there the area is ok and the bloomingdale is welcoming and freindly. i couldn't find any fault with the bloomingdale