Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hotel Review: Washington Plaza

I actually stayed at the Washington Plaza some years ago, for a Valentine's Day getaway. From the moment we checked in, our stay was a pleasant one. The room was large--much larger than one would expect for a downtown hotel--and spotlessly clean as well. The staff was friendly, the food in the hotel restaurant was amazing, and the Vodka Bar was perfect for a few Valentine's drinks--not too crowded, great bartender, great drinks, and they even gave us a complimentary fruit and chocolate plate! The only thing I was a little frustrated with was the high price of parking, because they had upped it right before our stay and didn't have the correct information on their website at the time. Of course, parking at a hotel in any city is going to be pricey, unfortunately.

Although it is a pretty long walk to the Mall from the Washington Plaza, there is a subway station right near the hotel, so even if you aren't up for the walk, it's still a great location! And if you're looking for great restaurants and nightlife as well as the usual museums and monuments, this hotel has great proximity to DuPont Circle as well. Overall, the Washington Plaza is a great value for the price and a nice alternative for those who prefer to avoid chain hotels.

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