Howard Johnson Inn Washington DC
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When the cab driver doesn't even want to take you to a hotel, it's a concern. Got into the room and it was clean and the bed comfortable. Went for dinner, came back to 8 cop cars in the car park and the lobby blocked off. While it's one of the cheaper places to stay, it's not convenient to public transport and is in a seedy area. If staying here, I would recommend cabbing it to Union station. Overall though, it wasn't too bad provided you keep the doors locked and stay alert to any possible dangers.
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Heading off from Boston in the morning, we got the metro all the way to the terminal door. The airline was quick to check us in and get on the plane. Although, we chose to move seats so we were more comfortable and not on an exit. Things got lively when a bunch of air force guys sat behind us. They were a good group though.
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