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Looking for a moderately priced (under $250) place to stay in DC this weekend. Would like easy metro access and preferably in part of town that doesn't roll up hte sidewalks at 5 p.m. Friday. What say you oh wise SF collective?
 

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Originally Posted by RVAduffer
Looking for a moderately priced (under $250) place to stay in DC this weekend. Would like easy metro access and preferably in part of town that doesn't roll up hte sidewalks at 5 p.m. Friday. What say you oh wise SF collective?

Well, if you have Metro access, it runs until 3am on the weekend, so it wouldn't matter much if things died down around 5pm. With that said, it sounds like you'd want to stay someplace in the Chinatown/Metro Center area, because it's always busy on the weekends. Plus, those two locations are within walking distance of each other, so you have combined access to all the Metro lines meaning you could shoot up to Adams Morgan or over to Virginia if you wanted. Not sure about specific places in the area or what they would cost, but I know the Hotel Monaco is right in that area, and I've had good experiences with Kimptons.
 

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There's not really a way to shoot up the Metro to Adams Morgan. There's quite a hike after you get off the stop, and that's not so fun in the winter.

Dupont Circle is another option. I once spent the night in the Hilton on Embassy Row for ~$200-250, and that was for a suite.
 

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Dude, the town is completely empty. You could stay anywhere cheap this weekend!
 

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I vote for Dupont.

Adams Morgan has no realistic Metro access. To claim otherwise is to mislead. As Metro is fond of doing.


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^I'm actually wondering something similar for a trip planned in the next coupla months. Dupont Circle/Foggy Bottom... any places to stay that you'd recommend? I'm in the same boat as the OP... decent, but not too expensive. I'm not looking to stay next door to a Saudi Prince or something...
 

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I haven't stayed at too many places in the city because I don't need to but:

The Melrose in Foggy Bottom is around $100-$300. All rooms are suites and they are decent, nothing great, but for the price they're pretty good. It's only two blocks from the Metro.

The Hyatt on New Jersey Ave. is cheap in the weekends too. The hotel is made for business travelers so it's not the most luxurious. It's also way overpriced on weekdays (because of the business travelers). It's about two blocks from Union Station and almost across the street from the Capitol. Hopefully, the construction to the hotel will be finished in a few months. In the mean time, use that info to get a better discount.

Capitol Hill hotels are all business, Dupont/Embassy Row/Downtown/Whitehouse hotels are more luxury oriented. There is a Grand Hyatt in Chinatown that I hear is like a resort.
 

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Hotel Madera is on New Hampshire between Dupont and Foggy Bottom and is reasonable on weekends (looks like $120-150/night this weekend). It may be the least lux of the Kimpton preperties in DC, but it's nice and the location is good--It's restaurant Firefly has seen better days but is still good, IMO.

Tabard Inn is an interesting place near Dupont with a great restaurant/bar. Never stayed but heard good things.
 

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Courtyard by Marriott Washington Convention Center

One block to Gallery Place metro station (Red, Green, and Yellow lines), three blocks to Metro Center metro station (Red, Blue, and Orange lines), across the street from several nightclubs, two blocks to Penn Quarter strip on 7th Street.
 

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Stayed twice at the Tabard. A little eccentric, but really great.
 

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Originally Posted by rach2jlc
^I'm actually wondering something similar for a trip planned in the next coupla months. Dupont Circle/Foggy Bottom... any places to stay that you'd recommend? I'm in the same boat as the OP... decent, but not too expensive. I'm not looking to stay next door to a Saudi Prince or something...

Can't wait! Too bad I don't have any suggestions! Get to work!
 

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
It's restaurant Firefly has seen better days but is still good, IMO.

I went to Firefly for dinner tonight. It was excellent.
 

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What I wouldnt do for a Ben's half smoke w/ chili right now... stay somewhere in teh U street corridor...It is seriously blwoing up...if youre not scared of bla.....s
 

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Originally Posted by JoeWoah
I went to Firefly for dinner tonight. It was excellent.

I'll second that. We went for our anniversary and it was great.


I'm afraid I know of no hotels in DC because I've never looked for one. But there should be plenty. Especially if you're willing to stay in another neighborhood and Metro to the nightlife.

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Originally Posted by cheessus
What I wouldnt do for a Ben's half smoke w/ chili right now... stay somewhere in teh U street corridor...It is seriously blwoing up...if youre not scared of bla.....s

There are no hotels around there except for the Dupont Hilton on Conn. Ave. which is still quite a few blocks away.
 

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