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Where to stay in DC?

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As stated in another thread, I will be in DC in April, have mostly thought of staying at the Arlington Hyatt, does anyone have a better idea, do not want to spend more than $200 a night, and must be nice, otherwise I will catch the all time biggest attitude from the ball and chain if it is not. looking for easy metro access, really want to be within cheap taxi distance to Georgetown, and not too long a metro ride to the Mall area. Also, give one nice rec for a great dinner out, I am already eating it looks like Tex-Mex one night with Forum members, another night at iRicci, so I need another good restaurant to enjoy one evening.
post #2 of 15
When I last stayed in a DC hotel (10 years ago--- about to interview at Georgetown), I stayed at the Latham Hotel on M Street. Just a touch below deluxe, but very clean and reasonably priced at the time. Might be under your limit. On the premises was Citronelle, which is still pretty famous. M Street has a zillion other good places, including about 3 Vietnamese places within a block. I still marvel at my ignorance, as I rolled up in a taxi from National, hoping that there would be some place to grab a bite that evening before my interview...
post #3 of 15
The Latham is great, and Citronelle is one of the top restaurants in DC, plus, it's in Georgetown with its hundreds of shops and restaurants. But, there's no subway in Georgetown if that's a must-have for you. I've always liked the Tabard Inn on N Street btw 17th and 18th. It's like a country inn in the city. There are great restaurants all around (including in the Inn), and OK shopping just a couple blocks away (Burberrys, Pink, Filenes, etc.). The White House is about 4-5 blocks away; Dupont Circle metro is 3 blocks away. It might be under $200.
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I've always liked the Tabard Inn on N Street btw 17th and 18th.  It's like a country inn in the city.  There are great restaurants all around (including in the Inn), and OK shopping just a couple blocks away (Burberrys, Pink, Filenes, etc.). The White House is about 4-5 blocks away; Dupont Circle metro is 3 blocks away.  It might be under $200.
Tabard Inn looks nice calling them this morning for more information....thanks. Any others?
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(kabert @ Mar. 05 2005,23:50) I've always liked the Tabard Inn on N Street btw 17th and 18th.  It's like a country inn in the city.  There are great restaurants all around (including in the Inn), and OK shopping just a couple blocks away (Burberrys, Pink, Filenes, etc.). The White House is about 4-5 blocks away; Dupont Circle metro is 3 blocks away.  It might be under $200.
Tabard Inn looks nice calling them this morning for more information....thanks. Any others?
There's a Westin that's not bad and not great but probably within your budget. It's, damn, I forget where it is now. It's um...by the Embassy of some banana republic...sorry...it'll come back to me.
post #6 of 15
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Think I will opt out for my original plans and stay at the Hyatt....seems the best and they will pick me up at the airport as well.
post #7 of 15
I spent yesterday afternoon window shopping in Georgetown.  Honestly, it's not all that much more than a shopping district with a few bars sprinkled in for variety. What kind of food do you like?
post #8 of 15
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I am very open as to food, really the main reason for staying close to G-Town is so I can have dinner with some of the distinguished gents like yourself from the SF and not have a ridiculous cab ride back to my hotel (I am not going to have a car this trip, hate driving in and around the DC area). I actually prefer staying in Crystal City to be honest. I think your rec for Tex-Mex might be good, especially considering that I am eating one night at The Palms and the other at iRicchi....so an inexpensive night out drinking, eating and enjoying some good company would be fun.
post #9 of 15
Actually, Lauriol Plaza is in between Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan.  The Palm and I Ricchi are both near Dupont Circle.  Why not stay in a hotel in Dupont Circle instead of in Virginia?  Your commute to the various sights in DC will be shorter as well.  I have heard good things about the Topaz Hotel.
post #10 of 15
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I am sure it is really nice, but seeing the pics of the rooms, it brings back the 60's too much.
post #11 of 15
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Alright, I am definitely staying at the Arlington Hyatt, paid for the room yesterday, anyone want to volunteer a ride back to the hotel after dinner Friday night?
post #12 of 15
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no offers? i am so hurt.
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no offers? i am so hurt.
I was gonna offer, but I live in DC, and I figured one of the Northern Virginians would step up.
post #14 of 15
Chris, Did you check into the Hilton Towers in Arlington? It is right on top of the Ballston Metro stop.
post #15 of 15
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I did not honestly, I got a hell of a deal. at least I think so, at the Hyatt Arlington....$200 a night.
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