Travel Blogs from Washington DC
Well here we are in Washington DC. Arrived in LA after a very long 14.5 hour plane trip, very tiring and not much sleep, but we made friends with a lovely hostie, who kept us well hydrated !
Luckily we were able to have a very early checkin at our LA hotel so had a few hours sleep and then went for a little wander, a meal and had an early night.
We then flew to Washington on Sunday morning on a 9am flight taking 4.5 hours but due to the time difference we added another 3 hours ...
... a ghetto march style, starting from 4th floor down, we worked our way down and seen some sobering and harrowing account of what took place during the Nazi reign. War has no place in any time or space, the destruction and toll that it brings to people is irreparable. Yet, thru war, technology advancement in such a short period of time, has made man travel to the moon and back, faster transport, jet sonic airplanes. Soon, drones replaces most piloted fighter jets ...
... fourth grade student’s dad! We met with Todd Womack for a few minutes and discussed all the places we have been on our trip, what the next few days still held for us, and heard about a few things that we would be doing that day on our tour. Mr. Womack did tell us an interesting fact about the Capital while we were waiting. The Capital underwent lots of structural damage during the earthquake that struck D.C. The building is currently repairing ...
... the Lancaster Airport for my first flight, I was stressed. Stressed might be a bit of an understatement. But I was able to file a fraud claim and cancel my account in time. MORAL OF THE STORY: Always be completely packed the night before you fly! I made this a permanent rule for myself after I almost overslept a 7am flight to Barcelona two years ago, and it has served me well! ...
... of the perfect lawn, the cute squirrels, the First Lady's veggie garden, the impressively imperious admin building next door and the rooftop aerials on weaponry half hidden behind some pot plants (decoy or dangerously real?).
Our touristy stroll, with obligatory photos, past the White House was quite dull in comparison to our chat with the 'security' guards on the NE corner.
"Hello boys. & where are you from?" ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsClub Quarters Washington DC
As above we had a great quality experience close to all attractions.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Club Quarters Washington DC
Great Location and comfortable stay
We stayed here for three nights this winter. Our room was clean and well-kept. Great location, only one block from the White House, close to Metro/bus stations. Very convenient in-room high-speed interenet access. The room we stayed had only a shower (no tub), but the bathroom was very clean and looked quite new.
The area the hotel is in felt very safe, and they have elevators which only guest can use (using the room key).
I liked the atmosphere and the staff were very nice. I recommend this hotel if you are travelling by yourself or as a couple.
We stayed here for three nights and found it too be very clean, our room was spacious (compared to NY) and the service excellent. We were reaonalbly close to attractions and dining. I loved the decor, very classic!
Great location and service
This is a very good hotel, in a fantastic location, that is priced reasonably. The rooms are small (as stated by most on here), but they have what you want, the beds are comfortable, and everything appears to be in working order. The internet access feature is excellent, and the location is the best asset - 2 mins from the White House, metro stop downstairs, you can walk to the mall and walk back very easily. I've stayed here many a time, and will come back. The staff on the front desk are friendly, funny, and helpful.
Central location but cramped room
Got a really small room with floor space for only one suitcase and only a straight-backed desk chair, not very comfortable for watching TV. Reminded me of two-star rooms you find in London. But I guess it's ok if one only wants a place to get a night's sleep, exhausted after doing Washington's many museums and monuments during the day. I wouldn't want to stay there for more than a night or two, though. Some noise in the morning from other guests slamming the doors of their nearby rooms. Nice and clean bathroom, express check-in and check-out, excellent location, but no breakfast included.
Nice for couple for sightseeing but not for families
We got a deal through Hotwire to stay at CQ at a resonable cost. It was close to all the sights. Parking was a block and a half away with a $15 charge with 24 in/out privliges. The room was extremly small for a family. 1 Double and a non fold out couch. I would stay there again with my wife, however not the whole family. Friendly staff, the quality was an A+ but again, the rooms were basically small bedrooms. For a place to sleep, 4 stars, but a place to stay, I would not recommend. Food recomendation: If you like thin crust pizza, try Famous Luigi's on 19th. Excellent!
The location of this hotel is perfect and our room had a great view of the town square from the window. The staff were efficient, the 3 course meal at the hotel restaurant was excellent and the room was spacious and clean. The subway station is right next door to the hotel, however, the entrance to the station was closed on the weekend (it was open on Friday) so you have to walk an extra block from the other street exit.
There are not many places to go in the evening in this area though.
Advice: if you want to go up the top of the Washington Monument, queue up around 7.30-8am to get free tickets for that day only otherwise they'll be gone. If you can, book tickets on the internet before you go (around $1.50). The best site is the Capitol building, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, however, the reflecting pool had been drained and had no water there!! The museums are excellent and free but you'll have to queue to get past the thorough security pass wherever you go.
Stayed Oct. 16-19, 2003. Expedia and other web sites had rated this hotel at three stars. I would give it one and a half at the most.
Check-in was quick, unfortunately you have to part at Washington Square, which is about three blocks away. You do get a discount on parking, only $15.00 per day.
Rooms are small. We were suppose to have a queen bed which turned out to be two double matresses on a queen frame. Bathroom is very small. We did get a refrigerator is our room, which was convenient.
No room service during the day, only between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
The ice machine for the entire hotel is located in the lower level and only one of the elevators go down that low.
Maid service was terrible, had to get our own coffee. Never gave us soap, ran out of tissues the first night which were never replaced.
Towels were stained. Only received one wash cloth, which also was stained.
We stayed for three nights and paid $86+tax+service charge per night by booking thru Hotwire.
we love washington d.c.,and we could have stayed at a much cheaper and BETTER place that the club quarters...although i should have known when you stay downtown by everything,and you pay that much for the hotel,,,youre paying for convenience and clsenessonly.....the rooms were nice but VEEEEEEEEERY small...its for a business man,,,NOT a young couple like us ut to have fun...the restaurant was so darn expensive, we had one glass of orange juice and one coffee for 7 dollars.....we could have stayed at the super eight for LOTS less...BIGGER and nicer rooms...better and less expensive rooms and a pool...and still be closer to everything,,,this was my wifes first visit so i thought id give hera thrill...she didnt like the hotel either..we LOVE d.c. and well come back,only next time well know super 8 motel or even the holiday inn....we were there for fun,not an expensive and snooty hotel...and i DO travel a lot and HAVED stayed at hotels all over the country o i know what im talking about...
Great hotel in DC, great (and very safe) location
We stayed in a double room over a weekend (Thurs/Fri/Sat nights) at Club Quarters at 17th and I Streets NW in D.C. in mid July 2003. It was a very good value hotel in a great location (2 blocks north of the White House). The room was very small, but had all the facilities we needed. If you are visiting DC for a weekend then you're probably there for sightseeing, so the room is only for sleeping anyway. The free internet in the hotel was a great feature - wifi in rooms if you have your handheld PC or laptop, otherwise there's a PC with printer in a meeting room. Often had to wait to use it, but still very handy. Staff were friendly and helpful. Didn't eat/drink there, but there is a restaurant attached, too. Farragut West metro station is literally next door, however this entrance is closed on weekends (have to walk a couple of blocks to another entrance, or to Farragut North station across Farragut Square). Would stay there again - clean, friendly, great location and good value on weekends.
Best Value in the District
We stayed over the weekend in the DC Club Quarters. As with all CQ's weekends are best time to find values. We were 4 blocks from the White House, had a comfortable, though small, room, great ammenities including workout facility and free internet access, for less that $100 per night. It is near the Metro for access to smithsonian and Reagan Airport, and walking distance to WH. Perfect place for a weekend DC stay.