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79 days ago

Nice, big, charming hotel a few miles from the monuments in DC. It's somewhat odd shaped and from the back it looks like a hospital or institution. But the staff is very friendly, the rooms are huge, although a bit awkward - there's a long, wide enough main room and this little tiny bathroom that one person can hardly stand in comfortably, with a mini couch outside the bathroom in what looks like it should be a closet, but it's not. All in all a good stay though.

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170 days ago

Well, when I stepped outside to smoke... I got scared. The location of this bus station is in an area that I would never choose to venture on my own, but honestly, what can you expect from an intercity bus company? Come to think of it, I haven't seen too many Greyhound stations that weren't in the ghetto.

I can't really complain though. It was to be expected. In addition, you were perfectly safe if you stayed inside. And even outside, the two bad elements of society we saw were at least 500 feet away and arguing with each other. We never got bothered.

Just keep to yourself, and stay inside, especially if your bus arrives there at 2am like mine did.

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1029 days ago

Hey, has anyone used the Bolt Bus program in D.C.? I know you're supposed to get tickets for $1-$25 or something like that but I've never managed to get it that low, I go to all the usual greyhound coupon code sites, etc. I actually really like traveling by bus, but it seems that lately it's almost cheaper to fly places than take the bus, what up with that?

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1273 days ago

3/5/2010 Horrible - called an hour ahead to get a cab to go to union station to make the train to North Carolina - cab never showed up and when I called them back they never answered. It cost me $50 extra cause I missed my train! Never use them and don't recommend them!

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1292 days ago

I'm writing this from the Windsor Park Hotel right now.

I'll list the positives first, as there are a couple. First of all, it's one of the most affordable hotels in this part of D.C. Second, if you call the front desk with any problem, they seem to respond pretty well.

Now for the negatives. From the looks of things, I'd guess it hasn't been renovated since the mid-80s. When you walk through the halls, there's a somewhat odd smell, although it isn't overpowering.

Last night when I got back to my room, I could hear that the toilet was running. Apparently it had been continually draining/refilling since I flushed it just before leaving about three hours before. I turned off the valve to the toilet so it wouldn't waste any more water, and noticed that the shut off valve leaked pretty badly. I called the front desk, and they were good enough to come take a look right away, and moved me into a different room (they actually moved me into a suite, so I can't complain too much). When I got to the new room though, I noticed that there was a used band-aid sitting on a ledge in the bathroom. That's quite a cleaning staff they hire here. They also advertise free wireless internet, which seems to be working at an almost satisfactory speed now, but was slower than dial up last night. Another minor issue is that either the cable or maybe just my TV isn't working quite like it should, the TNT signal got pretty fuzzy every once in a while during the all star game last night, and when flipping through the channels, noticed that a few other cable channels looked even worse.

Oh, and I almost forgot. When I took a shower this morning, even with the knob turned all the way to hot, the water was barely warmer than room temperature.

Basically, I can't recommend this place to anyone, unless your only goal is to save money on your lodging costs. The only reason that I'm giving it two stars instead of one is that it is still much nicer housing than I've been provided on other trips (my last three trips to France/Switzerland, for example).

UPDATE: Never mind the part about the internet working today, I've been trying to submit this review for the last ten minutes.

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1782 days ago

I commute to NY weekly and have used DC Yellow Cab most times for the dawn trip to Union Station once a week. For the most part, they have been ok ... they do show up, and they do show up on time. The cabs are generally old and none too clean, the drivers often speak little English, but I was willing to live with those. The automated system you get when you call their office is tremendously annoying; it is ALWAYS a wait of 10-15 minutes to speak to someone. The last straw was the taxi I'd booked for 6 AM on a Tue morning. The automated dispatch called my house at 5:45 with a recorded msg that the cab had arrived. I walked out of my house at 5:55 (still 5 minutes before the scheduled booking time) and the cab had vanished. Shockingly poor service.

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1870 days ago

since they know that the comepetition is out there, there surface in customer service, at the info desk and the schedules suck. Its so confusing understanding what direction with their service they are trying to take. They should be the busline known for outstanding service in all areas since they have been around longer.

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1978 days ago

WHEN THEY PROMISE, THEY DO DELIVER.
ALWAYS ON TIME AND VERY PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS THAT I PUT MY TRUST ON THEM.
PLEASE KEEP THE GOOD SERVICES, YOU ARE THE BEST. THANKS

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1992 days ago

This cab company would not pick us up at the National Arboretum and take us to the National Gallery of Art. I had called them on the phone, and the woman said I needed to tell her the exact address of the National Gallery of Art. I said I was surprised a DC cab company did not know where the museum was, and she said to me, "Well, you want the cab, not me, so you find out the address". I would have thought they could find the National Mall.

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2281 days ago

Great value for your money

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