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Arrived here on the 23rd and settled in to our suite then ventured out to eat at "harry's" before heading to the Ice Hockey, the "Capitals" were playing the "ducks" it was cold outside and inside but the atmosphere was hot, the caps went out to a 2-0 lead only to lose 3-2 with a disallowed goal late in the third period, the crowd …
... Arts. Had I known things were so spread out or had we had different reservations we could've done these the same day we did Arlington, oh well. Off we go to Fords theater, oops closed for remodeling till fall of 2009. you know with the wide spread use of internet, and the fact that I am on the computer everyday sending out my dc news report, you would think I would have checked the Ford's theater web site to check for times ...Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States crzyffpm
... vi kan ikke faa alt her i verden. Har i alle fall blitt tid til en hockey-kamp til Tommys store glede. Ellers er vi i gang med forskjellige forberedelser, blant annet Halloween, Europe (TB) og San Fransisco (Tommy). Saa her gaar det i et. Haaper alle nyter gullet hjemme :)Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States tuppen
... to people in authority about information dissemination, but I'm sure it fell on deaf ears. In the whole trip, this was the only customs problem we had. Once through, everything was fine - we had food and whiled away the time, which we didn't have much of because of the lost parking ticket/check-in sagas, until our flight home.Los Angeles, California, United States kennedy1
... pursuit of both objectives provided some great entertainment. The hurrah that went on after each Rangers goal was something to see also - a song and dance which went on for a little over a minute. They lost in the end though. Another late night out with the Brazilians, a little over 3 hours of sleep and some goodbyes to Phil, Taraneh, Ariana and Mateen Mills, whom we are very thankful to for having us, we were off on the subway to JFK airport - and later that day Miami.New York, New York, United States jbaxter
... that it might take some time to find where I belong. I think a realistic estimate would be at least six (6) months to get even close to having the type of people in my life that I have in Indianapolis. And that is hard, I have to admit. I wish I could just call some of you up and ask you to meet me at one of the gazillions of Starbucks around . . . . you know, just for that one on one boost. I've not allowed myself to make too many phone calls to people ...New York City, New York, United States kathendrix
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Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Washington-Convention Center Washington DC
My husband and I stayed at this Embassy Suites from 03/09/06 to 03/13/06. Our hotwire price was $106/night for a kingsize bed suite. I could not have been more thrilled with this hotel. I understand it's only 4 months old and was happy to see things working so smoothly. This is a beautiful hotel and the staff was great. We arrived very late Thursday night, exhausted and ready for a cozy comfortable bed. The night staff that checked us in did it quickly, explained breakfast serving times for the next morning and sent us up to bed.
Stayed here for two nights last weekend, and was very happy with the experience. The best part was my super-cheap rate from Hotwire ($94/nt), so even if the hotel wasn't so great I wouldn't be justified in complaining that much. It's not in a bad neighborhood at all, just undeveloped. It's about a two-block walk to anything, including the Renaissance, Hyatt, and Marriott, but it wasn't a big deal for me coming from New York. The room was huge and clean, and the most modern I've seen a hotel of that class. Compare the pictures with the other downtown Embassy Suites and you'll see what I mean. I was able to check-in early at 12:00pm without a problem, and they also accommodated me with a late check-out. I went to the complimentary breakfast on Sunday morning around 10am, and there was plenty of space (and food) left. I got room service for dinner both nights; it was expensive but pretty good. I also took advantage of the 9.95/day internet access and didn't have any access problems (Again, with such a cheap rate I still didn't feel ripped off). The only negative thing I have to say is that in the living room it was very easy to hear other guests talking and slamming doors as they entered and left their rooms There is another door that closes off the bedroom area, so at night it wasn't a problem. I can't say enough about this hotel; I don't know why everyone complained about the location when it's literally a 5 min. walk to Metro Center. Unless you have small children, it shouldn't be a problem.
Great Hotel-Great Price thru Hotwire
I stayed at the hotel on Jan 26 2006. Very nice hotel. I arrived at the hotel before check-in time around 10:00 am and they were able to accommadate me with a room. I would give the room a A++ for cleaniness and the bathroom was stocked with all the supplies you would need. I didn't visit the exercise room or the pool but I did order room service and the food was hot and arrived in a timely manner. I thought it was anice touch that they have fresh flowers on your try when the food arrives. The staff was very friendly and always referred to me by my name. I didn't like the valet only parking for $22 a day but you do get a nice free cocktail hour and breakfast so you pretty much break even.
This hotel doesn't even look like an Embassy Suites hotel. When you walk in the tiny lobby, you will see that the hotel is all choppy and closed in. Definately not in the Embassy Suites atrium motif that I have come to know. There is a restaurant that is not owned by Embassy Suites connected to the hotel. That is where you have breakfast. The service was AWFUL. We had to wait at least 35 minutes for food. We stayed there 4 days in which there was typically no coffee, no juice, no sweetened cereal, cold pancakes, dirty plates etc. The front desk apologized, but noted that the restaurant was not owned by the Embassy Suites.
Three of us stayed at the Embassy Suites Convention Center from 01/20/06 to 01/23/06. This isn't the only Embassy Suites in DC; another one can be found on 22nd Street near Foggy Bottom. Overall, this hotel was a good choice, although it left some things to be desired. We were able to find a good rate on Expedia.com, $130/night. The hotel is brand new, and the revolving door leading into the lobby should be tweaked. You are forced to walk in order for the door to keep moving. If one were to stop, the door would announce "please keep moving" or something to that effect. It was annoying, especially when returning from a day of sightseeing. The front desk staff were friendly and quickly checked us in. We stayed in a king-bedded suite on the 3rd floor, facing 10th Street between K Street and New York Avenue. The living room contained (as other reviewers stated) a very nice, but not overly large flat screen TV. Also, there was a convertible couch, easy chair, and table with 3 additional chairs. The table could also function as a desk. Between the bedroom and living room was large wet bar area that included a sink, microwave, fridge and safe. The bathroom wasn't overly large, but did include a nice granite countertop. The hotel placed a sign on the counter that stated if anyone left home "essentials" such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, razorblade etc, they would be happy to provide a complimentary replacement. The bedroom was rather small, but included an armoire with TV, drawers and a narrow, but full length closet. The bed was very comfortable, and in the corner of the room, a small couch was situated. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast in the hotel's restaurant each morning. There was a bountiful choice of hot and cold items. You could order omlettes, other egg dishes and pancakes from the chefs cooking in an open kitchen, or help yourself to bagels, fruit, cereal and additional hot items in the corner. We did not try the evening managers reception, so I don't know how that is. Our stay was very nice overall, however there were two problems. One morning, the toilet would not stop running, and the tank would not fill. On the way to breakfast, we stopped on the front desk and explained the situation to the woman on duty. By the time we returned, the toilet had been fixed, and the engineer left a small note and chocolate saw apologizing for the problem. I was very impressed by that, they truly strive to maintain guest satisfaction. The second problem in my opinion was the location. The hotel is located on the corner of New York Avenue and 10th Street in the Northwest quadrant. The area appears to be in the middle of a regentrification. The nearest subway station was three blocks away at the Metro Center station (Red, Orange and Blue lines), with the entrance nearest on G and 11th Streets. In the daytime the walk was fine, however, at night it was very desolate and the few people out, were walking in groups. I'm sure as more buildings are completed, the area will become more built up. Despite the problems, the Embassy Suites Convention Center is a quality hotel in Washington, DC.
This is a nice new hotel, but has a few problems. First off, rooms are typical Embassy Suites--2 rooms, 2 tvs, excellent and comfortable beds, etc. We stayed over New Year's Eve,and for the first time in any Embassy Suites, I heard noise from another room, maybe above or below our room. As other reviewers have noted, it took a very long time to get anything at breakfast or at the Manager's reception. I think it was a packed hotel, but I've stayed at other Embassy Suites that I think were packed, and did not experience such waits.
I stayed at the Embassy Suites Washington-Convention Center from December 28th-January 1st. It is a new hotel with some minor "bugs" (not literally!),but overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.
Brand new Embassy Suites hotel. The four of us (2 adults, 2 older boys) stayed here from Dec. 25-29th 2005 for Christmas vacation. You know what you are getting at an Embassy Suites. Very nice clean rooms with flat screen HD TV in the outer room, regular TV in the Bedroom. Good bed with premium bedding. Premium furniture. Fold out couch usable for sleeping. Microwave, coffee and refrigerator in room (good for leftovers from the Chinese restaurant). Cooked Breakfast and Happy Hour. Tiny indoor swimming pool. Everything was as it should be BUT follow this advice: Get up early for breakfast--be there by 7:30am at the latest! By 8:15am the breakfast line was a half hour long and by 8:45am the details were exhausted (out of milk, fruit, yogurt, etc. with no effort at restocking) you're just out of luck. No room to sit either (far too few tables to handle the patrons). And so the breakfast until 9:30am is a myth. As for the Manager's Reception (happy hour) if your idea of a good time is waiting in a half hour line for a drink served by one (lonely) bartender, then go for it. Kind of hard to arrive early for that (5:30pm to 7:30pm). Better idea: bring some hooch from home and have a cocktail in your room. The help was courteous but clearly inexperienced (hotel was only five weeks old) and it took us quite awhile to have them give us the "free" internet access on our Hilton Gold Card perks. Then at checkout they had added $39.99 for it to the bill anyway and I had to get it taken off. In this day and age at about $150.00 per night ($129.95 per night plus $18.83 tax) to try to charge you another $9.95 per day for Internet in your room is absurd. Its a good thing we had the gold card with us. The rating is neutral/average due to the internet and breakfast problems--probably above average on everything else (if you and your kids are early risers). Downtown location is great with a mile or so walk to all the tourist items. Washington DC is great in that all the museums and monuments are free admission (your tax dollars at work). Homeless people abound (same as any urban area in the USA). Great place to stay but heed the above advice regarding the details.
This new hotel is like other Embassy Suites--pleasant and attentive staff, very comfortable rooms, great 2 hour manager's reception, and outstanding delicious breakfast included in the rate. Very comfortable bed and, because the rooms are 2 room suites, you have virtually no hallway noise in the bedroom. All this for the internet rate of $130/night, which I thought was pretty good for DC. Unlike the previous poster, I didn't notice anything bad about the neighborhood, but we took cabs the entire time (one night) we were there; also, I work around 3 blocks away (not as a call girl, but as a federal government employee!) so I guess I am pretty comfortable with the area. The neighborhood is sort of up and coming, from what I understand about DC--the hotel is near Chinatown, and about 2 or 3 blocks from the Metro Center subway stop.