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Old 10-06-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Hotels in Washington DC

Dh and I want to go to Washington Dc for teacher's convention next month. I know where I want to stay but the price is coming up as $250 a night.

ANy suggestions? We would like to stay in the city.
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Would you be willing to stay at a bed&breakfast? A friend and I found several for under $40/night for our trip last March. Right downtown to boot. They were all cash only but nice enough and tasty breakfast You may have to do some digging as they don't always show up on major search engines.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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Dh and I want to go to Washington Dc for teacher's convention next month. I know where I want to stay but the price is coming up as $250 a night.

ANy suggestions? We would like to stay in the city.
We travel to DC at least once a year. We like to stay at the Courtyard by Marriott at Dunn Loring (Vienna, VA). It has free parking and it is right across the street from the Dunn Loring Metro station.

I know you said you wanted to stay in the city but you might want to check out this place. It is very reasonable, clean, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It's a quick ride into the city by way of the Metro. It's close to restaurants and shopping.

Good luck and have a wonderful time in DC.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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we love embassy suites. there are 4 of them in dc and we staying at the one in chevy chase. there is a subway stop right there and the free breakfast is amazing!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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Where is the conference at? That will effect the advice given.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #6
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I only mention teacher's convention as a time line. It is held in Atlantic City every year and half the state goes down to DW which is why is it known as Jersey Week in DW.

We are going then because it the last teacher's convention for my dh since he is retiring and it the last time we have these days off together since he will be getting a new job when he retires.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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we love embassy suites. there are 4 of them in dc and we staying at the one in chevy chase. there is a subway stop right there and the free breakfast is amazing!
I second this one as well. We always stay at this Embassy Suites in Chevy Chase, as it is so easy to get to from Regan Internation via the Metro.. Have never had a car in the over 8 trips to DC, don't really need one with the metro!
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It depends on where you want to be. For example, there is a Holiday Inn two blocks from the Air & Space Museum that has rooms under $200 a night. I've never stayed there, so I can't comment on the rooms, but the Lobby always seemed nice.

As others have mentioned you may be able to get a cheaper room by staying outside the city on the Metro, but you should really look at where you think you will spend most of your time. Also, make sure you take into account the Metro fare. It has gone up considerably over the last year or two. Also, if you are going to use the Metro, plan accordingly. Trains are extremely crowded during rush hours.
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we love embassy suites. there are 4 of them in dc and we staying at the one in chevy chase. there is a subway stop right there and the free breakfast is amazing!
This one seems more reasonably priced than the others. We are thinking of a mid March trip and the prices here are 249 for that week.
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This one seems more reasonably priced than the others. We are thinking of a mid March trip and the prices here are 249 for that week.
Well, late March to early April you will see a large increase in Hotel prices because of the Cherry Blossoms.
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We stayed at a Best Western in Alexandria within walking distance to the metro. The hotel was nice and in a nice area, but the metro itself wasn't.
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I used to live in DC and try to get back once of twice a year. I always book the Hyatt in Arlington. It's directly on the metro line so getting downtown is so simple. It's clean and if you have AAA there is always a great deal. In Feb I pay about $89 a night plus free breakfast with AAA.
There are Hyatts downtown if you don't want to be over the river, and Kimptons are great to.
Make sure you check to see if the hotels are near transportation. Parking in the city is horrible and the metro is wonderful.
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We went to DC earlier this year for the Cherry Blossom festival and stayed at the Marriott. We were able to get it for $60/night on Priceline.
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