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Old 10-30-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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If you had just 3 days in DC for sightseeing in April, which of these hotels would you pick to stay at?

Hilton Garden Inn US Capitol

Marriott at Metro Center

Doubletree Hilton - Rhode Island Avenue

Crowne Plaza

The Lombardy
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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If you had just 3 days in DC for sightseeing in April, which of these hotels would you pick to stay at?

Hilton Garden Inn US Capitol

Marriott at Metro Center

Doubletree Hilton - Rhode Island Avenue

Crowne Plaza

The Lombardy
It might depend on whether you have children or not. I would avoid the Doubletree Hilton at Rhode Island Avenue as there are hookers and a strip club in the area. The Hilton Garden Inn on First Street NE is in a newly redeveloped area, and I can't vouch for whether the neighborhood is safe. It is also starkly modern with no character.

However, if you can afford it, the Marriott at Metro Center looks great. It has an indoor pool and is very convenient. However, note that parking is $47/night and breakfast is $17. I haven't checked what the room rates are, but they are probably very expensive.

My own preference would be the Lombardy, as I like boutique hotels and don't mind walking a bit to the Metro. (It is also closest to the Tidal Basin where the cherry blossoms are.) The Crowne Plaza would be my second choice.

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Old 10-31-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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My own preference would be the Lombardy, as I like boutique hotels and don't mind walking a bit to the Metro. (It is also closest to the Tidal Basin where the cherry blossoms are.) The Crowne Plaza would be my second choice.
The Crowne Plaza has an absolutely gorgeous interior. I could make it first place if you don't mind a greater distance to the cherry blossoms. See the example attached.
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Which hotel in DC would you choose?-crowneplazadclobby.jpg  
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Thanks much! I personally would love the Marriott but I'm not paying for it. Hopefully I can persuade the money to go for the Crowne Plaza. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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The Crowne Plaza has an absolutely gorgeous interior. I could make it first place if you don't mind a greater distance to the cherry blossoms. See the example attached.
THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks reminiscent of the interior of the Capitol Dome.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Hotels have always been of two schools for me.
Are you on vacation more interested in the luxury and entertainment qualities or merely a place to rest your head while visiting? Unless on vacation/business - you spend a lot of time in the room - I usually go for the latter because because I am not there to visit the hotel.

Most Holiday Inns have nice Simmons mattresses and I can roll out at 6 am rested and refreshed. a 5 star hotel might have crappy beds...who cares about the atmosphere at that point.

Since I know better, I would gravitate out into NOVA before paying for the $$$ DC hotels.

How did cherry blossoms get involved?
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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How did cherry blossoms get involved?
The OP mentioned sight-seeing in April. They did not say, but assumed they would be in DC in time for the Cherry Blossom Festival. After all, it is a spectacular sight.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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Of the hotels you mentioned I would pick the Hamilton Crowne Plaza. You should also consider the J.W. Marriott.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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The OP mentioned sight-seeing in April. They did not say, but assumed they would be in DC in time for the Cherry Blossom Festival. After all, it is a spectacular sight.

Yep, they are pretty and if you have a GF it is an ideal weekend activity for a couple of weeks. My neighbors planted their Japanese cherry trees decades ago so I no longer navigate that mess. I use to drive around the tidal pool and up 17th St every stinking day and learned to detest warm weather and tourists in town. I don't even think of it after changing careers and now retirement.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Yes, we are going for the Cherry Blossoms - well intuited . Also, the monuments and of course the Smithsonian. We want to be very central as we won't have a car and reliant on the metro at all times. We also want a hotel that is quiet, safe and with comfortable rooms. We are all poor sleepers so thin walls or construction would be bad . Also, as older travelers that will undoubtedly be suffering jetlag, having a sleeping room in a hotel that we actually want to go back to at the end of a hard day's sightseeing is kind of a big deal.

I am leaning towards the Crowne Plaza or the Lombardy but what do you think about
Grand Hyatt
Willard Intercontinental
Hilton Dupont Circle
The Madera - this one does not have glowing reviews online
Phoenix Park
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