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It's time to say goodbye to NY - it was great to see that city despite the noise, heat and hectic traffic. At 10 we leave the hotel and head to Penn Station by taxi. Travelling with a train is more comparable to taking a plane - with boarding gates, potential security checks, etc. Despite all we were soon sitting in the Amtrak 125 bound for Union …
Another very hot day. So we took it easy. Slept long, only left around noon. We took the bus to the Smithonian, where all the museums are located. We entered the Air & Space Museum, an interesting collection of airplanes and spaceships, incl. the capsule of Apollo 11. We saw the capitol and even the white house, from the outside only, since …
... to see them and then loop back around to where you had come from. All told we spent about 4 hours walking around the zoo.
After the zoo it was back to the Woodley Park Station where ALL of the escalators were working. We took the red line back to the Metro Center and then hopped the orange line to the Smithsonian station. This station put us in the middle of the Folk Life Festival again. We walked past China and back into the Kenyan outpost to ...
... of one of the Temptations.
On the way to see MLK, we stopped to watch a 2nd grade cricket team, played mainly by West Indians and Pakistanis. Had a bit of a chat with a Pakistani batsman. Apparently the opposition umpire has been handing out LBWs like speeding tickets in Mandurah. Anyway there was a disputed run out when we were watching and there was quite a lot dissent particularly from this fat Pakistani in the outfield. How he could see ...
In some regards, outsiders may sometimes have stereotypical views on America as a country and generalise about it's people.. To sum it up: "Worldwide in America". Prior to leaving home, America was a country I've had mixed feelings about spending 3months in. Over the past 6 months we have met a few Americans along the way who have broken these stereotypical views. Like anything, it's often the unknown that paints these views in our head. What we have noticed, maybe another ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGeorgetown Suites Washington DC
Very convenient location close to the water and Georgtowns shopping street.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Georgetown Suites Washington DC
After weeks of searching the internet for a hotel in the DC area and finally booking Georgetown Suites by calling directly and making sure that we were booked in the 30th street location (thanks to your reviews for that tip) we were pleasantly surprised and happy with the room. The size was perfect for myself, husband and two children. We enjoyed having two separate rooms and the full size kitchen worked well.
Buyer Beware if you book this hotel on the internet. Upon arrival at the 30th street Georgetown Suites, the attendant tried to shuffle us off to their 29t street facility, the Harbor Suites. Our reservation specifically indicated the 30th Street location. After expressing my consternation, the clerk booked us a room at the Georgetown Suites. Be careful....I think this is a pattern since several other individuals have expressed a similar reservation problem.
Given that we travelled to D.C. in February with a fractious 2 year old it came a pleasant surprise that we had such an enjoyable trip; in no small measure due to this excellent hotel.
Location, Location, Location. A great location if you want to be close to the Georgetown (e.g., busy bars, yummy restaurants, anywhere USA shopping, etc). Convenience to downtown tourist spots (Smithsonians, monuments, etc) is just okay; Bus stops are close, but the metro is about a 10 minute walk - or there is a bus-to-metro connection for $1/each way.
Stayed only night but wouldn't have minded an extended stay at this excellent place. Had a studio suite with well-equipped kitchenette and a dinner table nicely set for four. Very impressive, but to no use of course, for who would want to make their own meals with all the good Georgetown restaurants within minutes on foot? Large sitting area with a really good sofa and 75 channels, I think, on TV, a large and spotlessly clean bathroom, very good bed - slept like a log, and, included in the room price, a nice continental breakfast.
We stayed for 3 nights in early June and were very impressed with Georgetown Suites. The suite was very nicely appointed and had everything we could ask for, dishwasher,full size fridge with ice maker, micro wave. Although not close to a metro stop the Georgetown shuttle comes by every 10 minutes and will take you to Dupont Circle or Foggy Bottom metro stops so you can use the subway system to get around town if you're traveling with out a car. The free continental breakfast was really great with a wide selection of almost everything you could ask for. They don't have a restaurant in house but you are only a few feet away from all the great places to eat along M street and only down the block is Georgtown Harbor with many more restaurants. The staff was very friendly and helpful with anything we needed. In fact they just sent us a letter thanking us for staying with them and offering us a free upgrade if we would care to stay with them again. So we're going back for another long weekend and have already made our reservations. For our money we loved the Georgetown Suites
We often travel to DC and usually stay in the Georgetown or Foggy Bottom area. Found a decent rate for the hotel on line and paid in advance (about $100 per night). When we checked in at the address provided we were told that our room was actually to be in their other building around the corner (glad we didn't unpack the car first). Around the corner by car takes about 15 minutes in G'town by the way. We did find the building and the rate and room were confirmed (paid in advance through Expedia). Parking was an additional $18 per day with unlimited access to the car. Well the parking lot was just around the corner and we were issued an electronic keycard.
Stay at the Holiday Inn instead..
Not as expected. Dirty rooms, dirty in general. Maid never came in once in 3 days. Had to try 3 different rooms before one was actually suitable. Staff was friendly. Don't bother staying here...there are plenty other big name hotels in the area.
Have just returned from a great break at the Georgetown Suites in Washington DC. Having trawled round the net for a decent place to stay at a reasonable price, I finally found the Georgetown Suites - on this particular site they were offering a 25% discount, which brought this normally unaffordable place (for me, anyway) into my price range. I booked a studio suite (they also have one- and two-bedroomed suites) at their 30th Street location and, given the discount price, wasn't sure what to expect. On checking in I couldn't quite believe my eyes! The suite was bigger than most homes I've had - huge bathroom, full kitchen separate from the rest of the suite, a small living area with sofa, and the biggest bed I think I've ever seen! A further bonus was that the room had a small terrace attached. And the complimentary continental breakfast certainly sets you up for the day! The location was quiet, in the very picturesque Georgetown, and around 10 minutes by bus from the centre of town or 10 minutes walk to the nearest metro station (which is a great way to get around - very clean and non-threatening, even to subway cowards like me!). Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!
My husband and I had a reservation for January 2-3, 2004 and had chosen Georgetown Suites which had been recommended in the Washington Post as a place to celebrate my birthday that weekend. However, due to a medical condition which developed over the Christmas holidays (very painful shingles on my back and side), and after talking with my physician, I called prior to 12 Noon on 2 January and cancelled our reservations.