The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center
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I spent Tuesday afternoon walking around the tidal basin and Mall. I managed to see: 'Jefferson's Muffin' memorial; the series of rocky arenas, waterfalls and sculptures commemorating the four terms of FDR; the towering white mountains of Martin Luther King Jr.'s memorial; the Washington, DC War memorial; the surreal advancing soldiers of the Korean War memorial; and the monument to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. I know I should have been excited ...
The Plan - US Capitol and National Archives What really happened - We are all really settled into Washington. Owen is still preferring Seattle as a place to live, but I must admit Washington is my kind of town ( though not as great as Chicago!) We get up early to see the Library of Congress before our scheduled tour of the US Capitol ( the equivalent of our Houses of Parliament). The library is a spectacular building with a fantastic lobby, ...
... confirmed he has a throat infection and have given him antibiotics. Unfortunately Pam is a lawyer with a trial starting tomorrow so she had a very short window to meet us so we had to cancel her but luckily we have been able to reschedule the bike tour for tomorrow which is good. Peter and Ollie therefore stayed back at the hotel and Tara and I thought we would take advantage of some girl only time and got a taxi ...
We wanted to do two things today-to see the White House and to visit the Federal museum for money printing where we could see how the US dollars were produced. Not a busy plan for the day. We took the bus to the White House. Had to walk something like 200 m under the 37 degrees sun so by the time we were in front of the house we were all hot. It is a nice feeeling to stand in front ...
Slept in today. My legs and feet are tired from all the walking around Washington DC. We caught the metro and went to Pentagon Fashion Mall today for a shop. Paul bought me some new Oakley sunglasses to wear on the bike and Paul bought himself some new Kenneth Cole shoes, he needed some ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center Washington DC
Good hotel in great location
I stayed at the Westin City Center for two nights. It has been fully refurbished up to Westin standards--athough a little minor painting, etc was will going on as it converts from being a Wyndom. The location is great and I found the staff very helpful. I stay at Westins all the time and the concierge and staff were more responsive. than what I have experienced at other hotels Its a great location for business in downtown DC.
Magnífico alojamiento rápido
Hicimos un vuelo nocturno y solo necesitábamos un lugar para hacer una siesta y asearnos. Las camas eran muy confortables y las toallas eran afelpadas y suaves. El hotel nos cobró la tarifa diaria para aparcar nuestro coche. Habitación de un buen tamaño. Nuestra habitación estaba en el piso superior. Tenía un balcón mirando al atrio y también una vista bonita desde la ventana del frente. Solo quisiese que nos hubiéramos quedado más tiempo.
Great Quick Stay
We had an overnight flight and just needed a place to take a nap and clean up. The beds were very comfortable and the towels were fluffy and soft. The hotel only charged us for a day rate to park our car. Nice size room. Our room was on the top floor with a balcony overlooking the atrium and a nice view from the front window as well. Only wished we would have stayed longer.
Perfect for what we needed
Perfect location and price for what we needed. Six blocks from the White House and Monuments, two blocks from the Metro, four block from Adams Morgan. Avis Rental Car center three blocks away, and a starbucks on every surrounding corner! Hotel was typical of all Westins - comfortable, clean, stylish, great bed. Concierge was very helpful also.
Perfecto para nuestras necesidades
Ubicación perfecta para nuestras necesidades. A seis cuadras de la Casa Blanca y los monumentos, dos del metro y cuatro de Adams Morgan. La agencia de alquiler de Vehículos Avis está a tres cuadras, ¡y hay un Starbucks en cada esquina circundante! El hotel es un Westin típico - confortable, limpio, de estilo, con una cama óptima. El conserje también era óptimo.
The Westin Hotel on 1400 M Street, is in a great location, however I encountered many issues as soon as we got there on Friday May 25th, 2007. We got to the hotel, received our room keys and went to our room. There was only 1 bed, when I specifically requested 2 double beds since there were 2 adults, and 2 kids. When we returned to the front desk with all of our luggage, we were given another room. We went back up the elevator to this new room, the room had 2 double beds -- however it was already OCCUPIED!, how embarrassing! I told my husband and the kids to stay on the floor while I went down to get yet another room, I received another key on a different floor, opened the door and once again only 1 bed, in a tiny room. I returned back to the front desk, and was told that they had no more rooms with double beds, and if it would be ok for the kids to sleep on 1 rollaway cot (the kids are 10 and 11) Since it didn't seem like I had a choice, I said OK, while the front desk agent went to check to see if there were any rollaways, another agent/manager was helping some other people with rooms with 2 beds and I asked her if she could help us, and she did. I finally ended up with a room with 2 double beds.
The problems started right from the beginning. For starters, this hotel is now a "Westin". Got no advance warning of this change, and ended up wasting time trying to get to the correct hotel.
Formerly the Wyndham: 4/24-25 & renovations were still ongoing in small section of lobby & some of the room floors, but not too noisy or distracting; rest of hotel was complete & very nice. We stayed 2 nts in double/double room that was just completed. Room was lovely with great view of Thomas Circle & both churches. Great beds but room was a bit cramped with 2 beds, chair, ottoman & side table plus desk/TV/bar along opposite wall. Updated standard bathroom with new granite counter with rack shelves underneath for convenient storage (nice feature). King rooms had better layout & more open space due to having only one bed. Good location (5 blocks up from White House) & convenient to public transportation. Concierge, Lynn Jason, knows her stuff & is very helpful. Staff service at all levels was wonderful. On site restaurant is average for this type hotel, which means it was good but not outstanding, with the exception being the breakfast buffet, which had a large selection & was very good (came with room).