Savoy Suites Hotel
Travel Blogs from Washington DC
States visited today: Illinois, Virginia, Washington DC Washington population: 632,000 Well today we all went our separate ways. Al and Carol are flying to LA to spend the night before enjoying San Francisco for a week. Pete and Den are flying home. First thing this morning Rich missed the bottom step in the dark and ended up face first on the …
We decided today to do the hop on hop off trolley today as we figure this is the best way to get around and see the sights. But first up we decided to get a taxi to the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. Very pretty building and grounds and sitting adjacent to the Eissenhower Building which is huge, imposing and beautiful. Heaps of secret service …
... half way up! The views from the top, when it’s open, provide the best views of DC. In no small part, this is due to the fact that by federal law no building or structure in the city can be taller than the Washington Monument. As if the honour of having a whole city named after you was not enough they built the monument as a little reminder! Haha.
So anyway from there we turned north for the classic view of the White House. We walked around to see ...
... museum that most people know from the movie "Night at the Museum" starring Ben Stiller. This is is called the Smithsonian Institution Building - The Castle. The architecture is truly spectacular. Everything you see in the movie and more. When entering this beautiful space the first thing that you see is the T-Rex skeleton. Enormous! The display are incredible. Everything is done in grand scale.Not only do we get to see dinosaurs we get to watch archeologist's ...
... of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. No photography was allowed in the building and the Rotunda where these documents were housed was dimly light and extra cooled in order to preserve the documents.
After waiting in line for about 30 minutes, it was quite surreal to see the faint printing on these precious documents. You could barely made out the writing ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
The location near Georgetown and American University has been convenient and full of things to do. Public transport by bus is right across the street - taking you anywhere in the city. The rooms are classically furnished, spacious, clean and updated. The desk personnel are hospitable and I'd say some of the best I've ever experienced anywhere. Since it is a small hotel you can drive up and check in. Such easy access. We like to stay and parking is convenient either in the garage or in a lot nearby (free). All parking used to be free - now an unfortunate change. Our room has refrigerator and free wireless. Some rooms have a great view. There is a terrace outdoors and sport fitness access which we haven't tried out yet. For our last stay we did enjoy the Sunday brunch. Excellent service.
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