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We took a Greyhound bus down to Washington DC for two nights. The bus only cost us $58 return each which was a bargain! It took about 4 and a half hours to get there and then we walked to our hotel. Helen had booked us in to the Four Points Sheraton which was like a palace compared to the hostel! Lovely beds, private bathroom and a tv yay! We took …
... happening, a section of Pennsylvania Avenue was taped off, police keeping people out .... we waited for a while (just incase Obama wanted to give us a wave) then headed off towards the Washington Monument, through the President's Park. ( the monument is under repair so couldn't have access to it) Continuing our journey we walked to the Lincoln Memorial, this was an excellent memorial very impressive .... Lincoln must have been 30 foot high. Martin Luther King gave ...
... could get a ticket to go into the senate chamber. Seeing that was awesome, although they don't allow photography. Some of the desks are originals and every bottom right hand drawer has carvings of each senator who has used that desk. I saw the Supreme Court room today as well as the library of congress. The library of congress was really impressive. They had a special exhibit about Thomas Jefferson's library, which he eventually sold to congress for 20 some thousand dollars. It ...
... the floors. We had HOR passes but that was being renovated, we planned on walking over to our Senators office to try to get some if we had time. We took the underground tunnel to the Library of Congress and saw a few neat things over there including a Gutenberg bible and Jefferson's personal library. I was disappointed that we could not go into the Library itself it was 'closed for research in progress' whatever that means. The whole time we ...
... was a little bit of an anti-climax but I suppose I can now check it off the bucket list. So now it was back to the hotel for a a rest as my feet felt like they were being pricked with a million hot pins. When I got back to the hotel it was about 9.30pm so I'd managed to stay out for 12 hours and I hadn't really stopped at any time during that time (no wonder my feet hurt).
Anyway, one more day in DC and still an absolute shed load to see (2 and a bit days is not enough).
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Points by Sheraton Washington DC
My family recently visited Washington DC. We picked the Four Points Sheraton because it had an indoor pool (rather rare) and a club floor.
Great hotel, not so great management. I was surprise to find out that on Friday and Saturday this hotel's lobby turns into a drag-queen club were hordes of drag queens and I am talking butt-cheeks hanging out of their clothes, hang-out. If you have children you will have a lot of explaining to do! When I complained at the Front Desk. I was informed that on Fridays and Saturdays the ballroom becomes a "night club" by the name "Noche de Fuego" and it's mainly a homosexual party ran by the GM of the property. Therefore any complaints against the activities fall on deaf ears! I was staying on the second floor and the noise was unbearable, the room was vibrating from the pulse of the music downstairs. When I asked if I could be moved the front desk staff informed me that the hotel was sold-out. I did not sleep all night because the "club" does not stop until 3:00am. The noise was deafening.
I stayed at the Four Points over three days for a conference. When I got to the desk, they didn't have the room I had reserved. After a slight complaint, they gave me another room and knocked $30 off the price. The Room was really nice. Quite large and on the corner of the hotel. All the standard comforts were there, plus a newspaper in the morning and a robe in the closet. As for the Hotel, I was very surprised. There's an indoor pool and outdoor deck on the roof. The lobby is immaculate and the staff very attentive. I've always thought of this chain as standard business-class fare, but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here for pleasure as well.
I stayed here with two 16 year old boys. The pool was small but was used by one of the boys; it's nice to be able to leave the room and have a place to sit and read for a bit. The room was comfortable, not real big, but good. The location was great. We did a lot of walking and also used the Metro to get around. We only stayed for a weekend, so we had lots to see in that short time and the location of this hotel was convenient. There is a quick breakfast place across the street for weekdays and a McDonald's a few blocks away for weekends. We also found Capitol Brew Pub close by for inexpensive and enjoyable dinners. The staff members of the hotel were pleasant and friendly. I would stay here again!
Had a few days in Washington last summer. I normally backpack and stay in Hostels, but this was a quick break from work so I decided to treat myself for the first couple of nights! Found a great rate on the Starwood website. Hotel was clean, with a very nice sized room. Staff were very friendly. This was my first US hotel experience (although I've spent a lot of nights in business-y hotels in the UK) and it was very pleasant. The hotel is located in a quiet area, not a lot going on at night but it seemed safe. Only a short walk from a Metro station, so it was quick and easy to get around on public transport. All in all I'd highly recommend this hotel - it's not flashy, but it does everything well.
Very good price/quality ratio
Just back from DC where we spent a night at the 4 Point: very good service and what good pillows
Recently stayed here as a last resort as all my normal choices were fully booked....have to say I was very pleased with the experience. I agree with a previous reviewer -the bed was very comfortable, plus the funiture was new a clean. No flaws to be seen in the bathroom either.
Room tend to be on the small side. The only service flaw I experienced was not being offered or even considered for a room upgrade as a spg member.
I had a business trip to D.C. and found a good rate for a club room, so I reserved it online. Even though I had my room confirmed and I am "Preferred guest" (doh) I was checked in a standard room. When I saw the room, I complained but wasn't given any explanation. The receptionist offered me two "GREAT" choices: a downgrade to standard adjusting my rate, or a club room the day after (PAYING FOR CLUB ALSO THAT NIGHT). I stated my choice had been and was "club" for every single day, so finally, after some more discussion I got my room.
I stayed here for 4 nights during a business trip. The location is at 12th & K and very centrally located in downtown DC. Room service was timely and delicious; the furniture looks new; bed was firm; very cordial customer service; rate was very economical. Stay here...I recommend it!
Great location, comfort and value!
We were very pleased with the Sheraton Four Points in downtown D.C. The location worked out great--a few blocks from the Metro stop, walking distance to some sites, good breakfast place across the street (weekdays only), McDonalds a couple blocks away, department store nearby (handy because my daughter forgot her swimsuit), rental cars across the street...The room was small but very nice, and the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever experienced! We got a good room rate on-line, which made it even better. Based on the one day that we ate breakfast at the hotel, I'd only recommend doing that if you aren't in a hurry to start your day. Other than that, everything was great.