The Normandy Hotel
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Here we are at Dulles Airport waiting to board our flight to Melbourne via LA and Auckland. Washington was great-nice and hot! We did a lot of walking visiting monuments and other interesting sites. Long distances between so should be fit. The night tour was excellent giving a different perspective.
... the reflective pond past the Washington Spike straight to the capital building over a mile away. Walked on to the Vietnam memorial, which in my mind was controversial after seeing how brutal the Muricans were to the Vietnamese. The amount of sacrifice by the Americans in that war was outrageous especially for such a pointless war. Korean War memorial. Then Martin Luther's onto Franklin D Roosevelt's finally the ...
... work the next day so she couldn't come out with us but she told us some places to go. We go to a bar called Bentleys and grab a few beers. No one told us the bar closed in only an hour so we unfortunately were a little unprepared when they started kicking people out. Army asked a random girl what people do once the bars close around here and she invited us back to her place for a post game. We end up drinking and dancing with a bunch of UMD ...
... of the city, so we spent the night chilling out and chatting to locals in a heated pool and ridiculously hot jacuzzi overlooking Capitol Hill. Some of the locals were drinking out of red cups, it was just like the movies!
A fairly slow start to the day saw us up and out the hostel by about half 10. ...
... made sure they ate early (they take forever). When we got back, we wolfed down our peanut butter sandwiches, finished the packing and it was time to head on out.
We had some debate on whether we should leave our bags at the hotel - go to the zoo, then travel back to get our bags. In the end, Will decided that was just too much travelling time and we elected to bring our bags with us to the zoo (thankfully we packed light with just 2 rolling backpacks).
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Normandy Hotel Washington DC
Just so so
We stayed here on July 4th 2004 and despite our late check in we were promptly given our room. The customer service was excellent. The lobby was beautiful. I say this hotel is so so because the room was heavily perfumed to cover what I assume was cigarette smoke. The bed was extremely hard. I didn't complain because we were only staying one night. If you do stay here, try Bistro du Coin on Connecticut Ave. It is a great French bistro catering to late night crowds. The owner is very friendly and always willing to help with the French menu.
Stayed here for 2 nights in June of 2004. This is a small hotel that's within walking distance of 2 big convention hotels (the Hilton and the Omni). It's also in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood, so there are a lot of restaurants nearby. On a quiet street in a very good residential neighborhood (homes, apartments and embassies). The hotel is very well maintained; very clean. Luxury furnishings in the smallish room. Tiny underground parking garage was a tight manuver for a large car.
Great location for reasonable price!
This little hotel was in a great, quiet location, near Adams Morgan (but away from the night noise), and a close walk to the metro. I really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood through the embassies - it was also a great place for jogging in the mornings! For the price we paid, this was an incredible bargain. There is a cute sitting area next to the lobby where they have complimentary cookies and coffee throughout the day. The staff are nice, and when our internet connection in the room did not work, they let us use another room for that. I will definitely stay here again.
residential st,beautiful townhouse-type boutique BUT- heat in room was 86' with controls off.Their answer"open the window- the air is off for the season", (-but it was on in other areas???? )Try sleeping with street noise and in a hot sauna. PLUS the pay-for is so tiny, no guards or bumpers-scraped my car. don't count on st parking- impossible.
This hotel is very reasonably priced compared to others in the area and the location is great. I was attending a conference at a hotel two blocks away, and saved $80 a night by staying at the Normandy Inn! My room was small, but comfortable, clean, and quiet. The staff were very helpful and polite. I would definitely stay here again.
Very nice hotel in good location
My husband and I spent 6 nights at the Jurys Normandy Inn in Sept/Oct 2003. This hotel is in a very nice neighbourhood close to Adams Morgan / Dupont Circle (about half way between the two metro stops - approx 10 mins walk either way). We tended to walk down hill to the circle to get the metro in the mornings but in the evenings would get off at Adams Morgan so that the walk back to the hotel was also down hill. There are heaps of places to eat all within a 10 - 15 minute walk of the hotel.Our room was nicely furnished and of medium size. It had a private bathroom with lovely fluffy towels, a hairdryer and toiletries. In the bedroom was a fridge and coffee maker. Only complaint about the room was a couple of watermarks on the ceiling which would have been so easy to put right with a lick of paint. Having said that this would not put me off recommending the hotel or staying there again myself.The staff were friendly and helpful and the lobby area and lounge areas were beautifully decorated and welcoming. Complimentary tea, coffee and cookies are available throughout the day which was lovely and on a tuesday evening they have a cheese and wine reception which is also free to guests.Usually continental breakfast would be available for about $6.00 but for some reason this was not available during our stay so we were given complimentary vouchers for breakfast at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel just a couple of blocks away which was a bonus.I think the room at full price would have cost $160.00 per night which would be a bit expensive. However we booked through expediaand paid between £60.00 - £70.00 per night so it definately pays to shop around.
The Jurys Normandy is a great find, located in a wonderful neighborhood of homes and embassies. Ask for a room that faces the street as they're larger and lighter than the other rooms. The Inn is small and homey and staff is very accomodating. The metro stop is just a short distance away and restaurants abound -- fantastic onion soup at Bistrot du Coin, great nachos at Alero, Thai at Thaiphoon and Italian at Tomate.
I very much enjoyed this hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the hotel is in a nice neighborhood. The breakfast in the morning was nice too. Two negatives- the view from the rooms on the back side of the hotel is not nice. Also, this hotel is several blocks from the nearest metro. Other than that, I would stay at the hotel again.
I stayed for 5 days on business and the hotel was perfect. The room was comfortable, the location is central - close to shopping, metro, food, everything. The service was what I liked best though. Everyone in the hotel was professional, friendly, and helpful. I'll be back again.
I found Jury's Normandy Inn to be friendly, very quiet and very clean. It is located in a nice neighborhood and only a 5 to 7 minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro - Redline Station (take the Q street exit out of the station and walk up Connecticut Ave. 5 blocks). The free cookies and coffee/tea every afternoon/evening were a treat! Lots of great restaurants in the area. Try "Anna Marie's" on Connecticut for some great Italian!