Travel Blogs from Herndon
... straight to some of D.C.'s less known spots in the U street Corridor, Georgetown, East End, and Penn Quarter. Starting out mid-morning Saturday on 14th Street NW, I stopped at Eatonville in the U street corridor, a hotspot with the locals. Looking at the brunch menu there were two items that popped out at me: The Callahan and the Bloody Mary with Old Bay seasoning. After one bite of the fried chicken, it made sense why the locals loved ...
... monuments and memorials around the tidal pool. The Washington Monument is 555' 5 & 1/8" tall. There is a wall of 400 stars at the WWII Memorial where each star represents 1,000 American soldiers who sacrificed their life in the war. IT IS COLD!!! While it is great to see some of the monument and memorials lighted up at night, tonight it is cold and the wind ...
... out pretty good if I do say so myself :-) We had dinner at the very interesting Cracker Barrel restaurant ... I say interesting because there's s shop attached with some of the tackiest stuff I've ever seen ... and the locals were pretty interesting as well. So tomorrow we're having an early one to get as much time in Nashville as possible, as we've only got one night there. I'm having a great time so far, and am really looking forward to the rest of the trip. It should be good. ...
... from the glamour age of travel like the Dash 80 (Boeing 707 pro type) and the metallic Pan Am Clipper. Best of all though was the space shuttle Discovery. They've not restored it at all so it's as if it's just landed! It travelled over 150 million miles in space. It was so much smaller than I expected, smaller than a plane, yet Alan thought it was huge. Before we left we headed up the observation tower where you can watch the planes land at ...
... The poor staff at the customer service desk were getting trampled on by angry and frustrated passengers. One key answer to the mystery is most passengers in line had not checked that their bags weret tagged through to their final destination. Just to IAD which meant they should have collected bags in the arrivals hall not the transfer hall. The second issue was customs would not let you through without all of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Dulles Herndon
I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in Feb. 05. The room was nice with a King bed and vanity area. On the first night, the sound of baby screaming and crying from the room across the hallway woke me up at 3am. On the second night, I couldn't fall asleep until past 2am because of the sound of snoring from my neighbor next door. On the third night, again kept awake by the snoring from next door, I finally called the front desk at midnight and requested a room change. They told me they were booked solid and couldn't provide a comparable room. But they did have a small room with a double bed and a shower. I told them as long as it is a non-smoking room that is quiet, I will take it. But they refused to refund me the difference in room price for the rest of my stay.
Hotel Staff Friendly, Rooms OK
The hotel staff were friendly at this hotel. They helped us when we were distressed at IAD by UA. The guy who drives the shuttle even helped us find a restaurant that catered to our dietary needs and dropped us off and picked us up.
The room was OK, but the bed was great and we got a good night's sleep.
Watch out for one of the hotel receptionists. She was a little too inquisitive about us, which is surprising since most hotels are happy for business. And this hotel was probably about 10% at capacity.
Hyatt out-did itself. Just watch that the menu doesn't break the bank and that you can find something to eat if you have dietary constraints. Hyatt doesn't cater to these things.
Park and Fly
Had an early morning flight out of Dulles and rather than getting up at 4 AM to drive to the airport from Maryland, I took advantage of the Park and Fly option at the hotel. Stay a night and leave your car at the hotel while your out of town. Got a decent promotion deal - the Romance Package - so this was not that much more expensive than parking at the airport.
Got a very nice room with a view of the airport. Our deal included a buffet breakfast but we had to really rush it because it opens at 6:30 AM and the airport shuttle only leaves every half hour and we had to be on the 6:45 AM bus.
New Year's Eve Party
My husband and I stayed at your hotel on December 31, 2004, and we had a blass. Your hotel personnel made our stay impossible not to want to come again. When we first enter your establishment, we were greeted by warm and friendly people. Your Desk personnel were great and very friendly when they checked us in and also the same type of response when we checked out. Your hotel rooms were spotless and very unique. This year, I have stayed in serveral hotels, non of them were on your level and that includes the Sheraton. My husband and I were very impress with your establishment. From now on, nothing but the Hyatt for me. and my friends. I just want to thank you for all your great service.
Don't recommend it
I was extremely dissatisfied with the Hyatt Dulles, mainly due to the hot water issues every day, even after I complained, and the disgusting stains on the couches and the middle of the floor.
Pool area and workout area are very nice.
This is a very nice hotel with gorgeous lobby. The front desk staffs are very friendly and checked me in very promptly. The guest room is very nice with King size bed and a sofa bed with center island that has TV can be turn 180 degree to watch at "living room corner" or at "bedroom corner". The island has big drawers on both side, very handy and can store lost of items.
We stayed here on 7/30 waiting to send home our grandson to Georgia. The reservation I made guaranteed me a suite with 2 double beds. When we checked in we were told they did not have any double beds and that they would fix the sofa or roll in a cot. We decided to go for the sofa. I felt it would be more comfortable. Wrong, my grandson is 13 and small for his age. It almost was to short. We had a kind size bed that was not very comfortable. All in all I guess I got my $79 worth. As they say you get what you pay for. We ate in the dining room. What a mistake. The food was not that great and we had 1 beer each with dinner and my grandson had rootbeer. Our bill was $134 and the service was terrible. We stayed on the way to pick up our guy at the Marriott Suites for the same price. What a difference. Will never stay at a Hyatt again. It was my first and last time. I will stay with the Marriott from now on.
The hotel is clean, the staff is friendly and the rooms are amazing. We stayed in a mini-suite and enjoyed every moment that we were there. We enjoyed the stay over Valentines Day weekend and were more then taken care of by the staff. The in-house restaurant was wonderful. The location in a bit out of the way, but it's a great hotel.
Awesome hotel for the money. Food and service in restaurant is way abve expectations. Great waiters!