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1169 days ago

There is a fine line between quaint and creepy. The Kalorama Guest House falls into the latter category. My girlfriend and I didn't have time to go out of town so we decided to leave the mundane troubles of living for a bit and stay in a Bed and Breakfast for a weekend. The Kalorama Guest House is in a great neighborhood: close to the zoo, parks, the Swiss Embassy which has a really weird white tree statue, and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. We decided it would make a great little local getaway. When we arrived the one member of staff there scolded us for arriving five minutes after the time we said we would be there. Our room was in what easily could have been a refurbished janitor's closet. The door to our room was a bit rickety and thankfully we were close to home so didn't need to bring too much stuff, but I would not want to be traveling with my laptop, nice clothes, etc. while staying at the Guest House. I can't comment on the breakfast because the staff member told us it would only be served for an hour, between 7:30 and 8:30, and, well, we didn't get up in time. If you just need a bed for a night or two, don't mind having a bathroom that is dimly lit and down the hall, and need to stay in Woodley Park, the Kalorama Guest House might be worth checking out. The more expensive rooms are probably nicer and because the one staff person we encountered was a student, it is possible that they have new people working there now. You get what you pay for here and by the end of our stay we were happy to return home.

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1180 days ago

This boutique Affinia hotel located near Capitol Hill puts a D.C. spin on glamorous accommodations; the lobby is decorated with six-foot portraits of world leaders and the hotel features a rooftop pool and bar in addition to the critically acclaimed soul food restaurant Art and Soul from Art Smith; the celebrity chef was formerly Oprah's personal chef and a competitor on "Top Chef Masters."

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1209 days ago

On Metro's red line, the New York/Florida Avenue station serves Gallaudet University and is equipped with 10 bike racks, 28 lockers, and a car sharing service--though only street parking is available.

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1229 days ago

The Crowne Plaza was a fairly upscale hotel with close proximity to most of the downtown DC sights. The fitness center is small, but the equipment is modern. Probably not a place I could afford if traveling alone, but a great place to stay with friends. In the end, it was reasonably priced by splitting the cost with others.

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1310 days ago

After reading about the "I love Chocolate" program Sofitel DC had been promoting, I decided to give it a shot and was very satisfied with everything the hotel had to offer! We recieved a bottle of Evian and chocolates for our turndown service, met Chef Olivier, were always greeted with a smile & didn't want to leave our comfy bed. Best of all, we never even had to ask for a taxi as all the sites and attractions were minutes away! Definitely recommend the Sofitel Washington DC!

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1328 days ago

A boutique Kimpton-owned hotel, the uber-chic Topaz is located between Dupont and Farragut North but manages to maintain a relaxing, inconspicuous profile far-removed from busy city life. The ultra modern decor characteristically borders kitsch and luxury; bright blue walls and chairs pop against leopard-print carpets and zebra-striped settees in the Topaz Bar--an Asian-fusion lounge and restaurant--while guest rooms feature loud prints and bright colors in high-style combinations. Guest rooms also come stocked with exotic teas and pots in which to brew them as well as eye masks, bath products and terry cloth animal print robes so plush they're hard to take off--unless it's for one of the many in-room spa services.

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1335 days ago

In the space formerly occupied by the historic Hotel Washington, The W Hotel provides luxury accommodations next to the White House and is home to Bliss spa, J&G Steakhouse and the P.O.V. Roof Terrace and Lounge, famous for its D.C. views.

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1360 days ago

With its 12-story atrium and indoor lagoon, the centrally located Grand Hyatt Washington provides luxury hotel accommodations in D.C.'s Penn Quarter within walking distance of many of downtown's biggest attractions.

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1360 days ago

Once an old, stuffy Best Western, the Capitol Skyline Hotel--originally built as the Skyline Inn during the 1960s by architect Morris Lapidus of Miami's famed Fountainbleau resort--has been restyled with chic, modern furniture from noteworthy contemporary designers to produce a relaxed, hip vibe more in line with its original Space Age concept (it was the 60s, after all). Just a short walk from Nationals Park, it's a prime location for trips to a ball game or Capitol Hill, and the large outdoor pool and patio are always a draw during the warmer months.

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1360 days ago

Just two blocks from the White House, this famous and historical hotel--where president Ulysses S. Grant is said to have coined the term "lobbyists" after those who approached him with individual causes as he relaxed in the lobby--includes the Round Robin Bar, French bistro Cafe du Parc and the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

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