Thursday, February 5, 2009

Experience an Alternative to Hotels

Over the last year, I and some of my colleagues have had the pleasure of staying at several different boutique hotels, some we've enjoyed, others
We haven't But lets stay positive here, I have to say there were four hotels that stood out and I've ranked them based on 4 factors.
  • comfort and experience-
  • location-ideal location for travelers
  • price
  • customer service
  • extra features (meaning that i got more than what I expected)

1.The American Guest House

is a Bed and Breakfast Inn located in the Northwest end of Washington DC. Its a very Beautiful property - well maintained and very clean, staff were very accommodating and helpful in the residential Kalorama/Dupont Circle neighborhood.a nice alternative to the larger hotels. Our location makes it easy to walk to the Washington Hilton (across the street), Wardman Park Marriott, and the Omni Shoreham. They're are also convenient
to all of the DC's museums, art galleries, embassies and universities. I really like the fact that their close to DC's premiere nightlife, Adams Morgan which seems to be always open. Adams Morgan features Restaurant with foods from across the globe and clubs are incredible that cater to a global audience.

Room Rate: $99 and up
Address: 2005 Columbia Road NW • Washington, DC 20009

2.Hotel Helix

Helix says "You’ll feel like a rock star at Hotel Helix" and there absolutely right, I also meet a few stars visiting a few relatives there. Set in downtown Washington DC in the trendy Logan Circle neighborhood, our glamorous hotel is a block from the shops on 14th Street and walking distance to the US Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Georgetown. They have nice cute rooms, cozy lounge and kool staff members

Price: $125 and up per night
Address: 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

3. The Inn at Dupont North

This elegantly renovated Victorian bed and breakfast inn is nestled in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C. This place is DC best kept secret. It one of my the most romantic spots Ive ever stay at. We are just blocks from eclectic restaurants, galleries, hotels (Hilton Washington, Courtyard by Marriott) and the nightlife of Dupont Circle and U Street. The Inn is just 3 and a half short blocks from the metro-rail and is perfectly situated between the U St Corridor and Dupont Circle. At the Inn at Dupont Circle (North),
most of our rooms have a private bath and a fireplace. All rooms have flat screen TV's, and wireless Internet access.

Price- $95 and up per night
Address: 1620 T Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

4.The Morrison-Clark Historic Hotel

Experience the storied legacy of the a 19th Century Victorian mansion. Experience an intimate setting for business meetings or weddings. Located A short distance from the
DC convention center, federal and local government buildings, and downtown attractions and sights, 4 blocks from the Metro Center and Mt. Vernon Square Metrorail stations. Morrison-Clark Restaurant food gives you even a better reason to stay at this hotel.full array of contemporary amenities ideal for a relaxing visit.

price- $135 and up per night
Address: 1015 L St NW Washington D.C. 20001

5. Brookland Inn

I saved the best for last, the brookland inn located in N.E DC, only 2 blocks from the Brookland-Catholic University subway station and five blocks from the owner’s home. . I was very surprise by the value We received at this little boutique hotel. don't let the little price tag fool, its worth the stay. It was mainly designed for business travelers and extended stay this hotel features a private cafe for guest only with free food. Previously an
apartment building, all of our rooms have a living room, private bath, kitchenette with microwave mini refrigerator, business desk, flat screen TV, wireless internet
access, alarm clock and air conditioning.

Price: $95 and up per night
Address: 3742 12th Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
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