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Old 06-07-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Taking amtrak to Washington,DC need hotels that are reasonable for family vacation.......thanks.........
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Try the Embassy Suites in Crystal City. The rates are usually great, has two rooms (one king or two queen plus a living room w/pull out sofa), free made to order breakfast, free happy hour and its right on the metro line. No car needed. Have fun!
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Default CRYSTAL CITY: How far from Arlington, VA

wondering if we could go to Arlington National Cemetary from Crystal City without having to spend lots of money for transportation since we won't have a car..........
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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Its all on the Metro. Crystal City is on the blue line, Arlington Cematary is on the blue line. Its just 3 stops away.

Here is the information on passes: Metro - Fares - Purchase - Passes & Farecards Day passes are a good value if you are traveling around a lot on metro and you can wait until after 9am. But if your plan is to go one place for the day (say, down to the Mall), you are better off getting a farecard with the exact amount.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Spring/The Woodlands area
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Check out TripAdvisor.com, and you can get up to date reviews for any hotels in the area. I never book a hotel room before checking with them.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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I don't know what you consider "reasonable" for a city hotel. I'd check out the L'enfant Plaza Hotel - they often have some good deals. The hotel is right by a metro station plus you can walk to most of the attractions - Smithsonian Museums, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Washington Monument. Plus, if you've got kids, there's a rooftop pool.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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The L'Enfant Plaza is very convenient but it's hard to get in for government per-diem rates, if that does not ring a bell with you, I'm saying it's fairly expensive.

I have stayed at the State Plaza hotel and liked it, it may have changed hands at least once since I stayed there. It's a 1950's building, it probably started off as apartments and went to being a hotel - most rooms are suites, have some sort of kitchenette - It was not flashy but was clean, when I stayed there several years ago. Not that many restaurants or attractions within walking distance of the hotel itself, but easy walk to the Metro.

Have fun. IMHO not bringing a car into DC is the way to go.
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I have stayed at the State Plaza but prefer the Homewood Suites which has a kitchen, but includes a buffet breakfast, It also includes a buffet light dinner, M-thurs. That includes, soda, beer and wine.

Diane G



Extended Stay Hotel - Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC - Homewood Suites Hotels
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: DC
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I don't know what you consider "reasonable" for a city hotel. I'd check out the L'enfant Plaza Hotel - they often have some good deals. The hotel is right by a metro station plus you can walk to most of the attractions - Smithsonian Museums, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Washington Monument. Plus, if you've got kids, there's a rooftop pool.
There's also a Holiday Inn a few blocks away from there, on the other side of the L'Enfant metro station. It might be a bit cheaper and you still have the same convenient location. There's also a Residence Inn by Federal Center (a few blocks away from L'Enfant) that has good reviews.

To get to L'Enfant, take the red line from Union Station to Gallery Place/Chinatown and transfer to either the yellow or green line and take it to L'Enfant Plaza. To get to the Residence Inn, take the red line from Union Station to Metro Center (1 stop past Gallery Place) and transfer to either the blue or orange line and get off at Federal Center SW. In both cases you're about 1.5-2 blocks away from the hotel once you get to the metro station.

Downtown Washington DC Hotels- Holiday Inn Capitol- Downtown DC Hotel

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...on-dc-capitol/
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