The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
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Washington, DC our nation's capitol and center for democracy. Once upon a time I had an image of a depressing, crime ridden hell hole of a city that one would only visit if they seriously wanted to get shot, mugged or score some crack. That was the reality upon my last trip here back in early December 2001. The scene was bleak. We had just been …
... don't travel abroad as much as other nationalities. We've read that only 10-20% own passports, so it would be safe to say, generally, they travel domestically rather than internationally. The consequence of that, is their views and knowledge is often limited to their world. "Worldwide in America". It's a common thing for us Kiwis to say we're from New Zealand and Americans to think it's either a part of USA or part of Australia. So saying, tiny New Zealand has about 4 ...
... a lot smaller of the museums but still had lots to offer. I managed to see George Washington's gear as well as Lincoln's hat and outfit, there were lots of old weapons and also a pair of shoes from the wizard of oz. Again lots of historic things, didn't bother looking at all the presidents wives dresses on show, not my cup of tea. Saw a black squirrel on teh way back, weird.
Day 65 - 25th November 2013
Had to get up early as we had to be out of ...
Time to move again but fortunately I only had to do an hour and a half bus journey to Washington DC this time. During this week I am staying with various family members of one of the people who I met at Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati. She was so helpful with this and they have all been so accommodating. After having lunch with my host for the first ...
The reason as to why I have not updated my blog for the last couple of days was because there was nothing really to write about. Since Nashville I spend a day in Virginia and went to Shenandoah national park. Unfortunately it was training and was really foggy so we were not really able to enjoy the scenery of the park. We arrived in Washington DC yesterday afternoon and spend the whole of today being able to explore the city. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
This is a dump
we checked into room 540 at this hotel on september 18 and found the floor wet with a dryer in it. we requested a change but no room was available. as we had driven for about 6 hours we had no alternative but stay there.they gave us a room credit of $60. the ceiling in the bathroom was peeling and the room was not dusted properly. there is nothing grand about this dump
I recently spent a lovely weekend stay here after winning this property with a Priceline bid.
I went down for Georgetown's graduation weekend last May and decided to stay at the Westin. Staff and service were prompt and friendly. Location was great ... i.e. proximity to Georgetown, Dupont Circle, & Foggy Bottom Metro Stop. But "grand" is not the word that I would use to describe the hotel or my $269 per night room ... with its stained carpet, dirty soak tub and apparent bug problem. "Past-its-prime" is a more apt phrase for the hotel exterior, lobbies, interior spaces, and my room. Puzzlingly, the pool was not in use in the middle of a hot DC summer? Also, also, the elevators evidently don't work at night and I had to use the stairs, which was not so cool after a heavy night of celebrating! Few exceptions though ... THE BED AND SHOWER WERE EXCELLENT! Bottom line, don't look for "grand" luxury here. Some Westins are grander than others (the chain does have some excellent first-rate properties) and only stay here if you can get a more reasonable rate for what you're getting.
We stayed at the Westin July 4th weekend. The hotel was pretty empty, except for one conference, yet it took almost 20 minutes to check in. There was only 1 person working at the reception desk at 4pm July 4th weekend! The room was fair, not up to par with other Westin hotels I have stayed in. It was VERY small and looked very different than the room displayed on their website (that must be a suite).
We weren't familiar with the D.C area so attempted to ask the concierge some questions. However, he was unable to answer the majority of our basic questions. I don't think I would stay at this hotel again. Although I must compliment the maid service because they were exceptional and the valet was very kind (should be for $28 a day parking).
Tattered but heavenly
The dual shower head is great and the bed is heavenly (I -NEED- 5 pillows!) but it's time for a renovation at the Westin Grand. It's a bit tattered. Hate the monolithic furniture. The room is smallish but nice. 704 has a balcony - lovely. Can't get the neighborhood. A Metro station is nearby. The staff at the front desk wasn't interested. The other staff was great - bar, restaurant, room service. Had a very good, corporate rate. Don't bother if you don't get a good deal. But not a lot to complain about here.
Best Conference Ever!
I attended a fantastic conference at The Westin Grand in March. The hotel is very cool- similar to a W. The rooms have a "Pottery Barn", urban decor with full marble baths and seperate shower and large soaking tub in all of the rooms. There is a Starbuck's in the lobby and two restaurants.
The banquet staff made us feel like we were the only ones there even though there was a wedding and many other meetings going on. A sales manager that used to be their concierge sent us to a great restaurant for dinner. The hotel is just steps away from Georgetown and Dupont Circle.
Stay here is you have the chance. My only issue- not enough suites. Then again, the rooms are so nice!
The Grand Westin
We loved the Westin Grand in Washington, DC. From the moment we arrived we felt more than welcomed. We were so hungry that we went for dinner first at the restaurant inside the hotel, which was wonderful. Great beef tenderloin and martinis. We had a room view of the city and the bathroom was too die for. I loved the deep tub with a waterfall facet and the stand-up shower with dual heads. And as usual the beds are indeed heavenly. When we return Washington we will definately return to the Westin Grand.
Heavenly? Of Course!
Stayed here 12/31/03 - 1/2/04 and was very satisfied with all aspects of the hotel. Beds and baths are definitely "heavenly", and ambiance of entire property was relaxed and luxurious. Some amenities are expensive, but no more than any other high-end hotel. Only complaint is the entertainment cabinet - TV had to be pushed back into the unit to access shelving on opposing side each time - kind of a hassle, but a small one. Staff was very friendly and helpful - highly recommend!
Enjoyed my stay
The beds really are "heavenly". The Heavenly Bed and Bath are pretty accurate descriptions. For work, I stay in Westins, Wyndams, Hiltons, Omnis, and on vacations, I've stayed in Ritz-Carltons and Mandarin Orientals, and this bed is pretty comparable to the really high end hotel beds. For the price, I think you get a good deal! The room service is pricey and very average.
My husband stayed at the hotel from september 28th to the 30th. He did not like the hotel and the shower did not worked well so he changed to the Ritz Carlton next door. Unfortunately when he packed to move he left his pijamas (brand new Ralph Lauren) on the hanger of the back of the bathroom door.The same day (september 30th) when I arrived at the Ritz I filed a complaint at the Westin's lost and found and they did not answer me back. I went to the Westin and talked to the person in charge of lost and found and filled out a written complaint.Until now no luck with the lost pijamas, the person in charge of housekeeping on that date had to took it and that is it. There is no other explanation ! and until now we have never received an answer.We were with a large group of panamanians and very important persons of our government.I will certainly not recommend this hotel where there is no honest personnel to report a left behind used pijamas from a guest.Vanessa Barsallo de Jácome