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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #240 on: August 08, 2013, 09:13:25 PM »
how are those priced, I was trying to book with starwoods points

It's a very poor value for a starpoint redemption. The best redemptions are at high season at expensive hotels. If you don't care about the cpp of your redemption, and not using funds at all is more important to you, then you can redeem.
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: August 08, 2013, 10:09:23 PM »
It's a very poor value for a starpoint redemption. The best redemptions are at high season at expensive hotels. If you don't care about the cpp of your redemption, and not using funds at all is more important to you, then you can redeem.

will that be case with other hotels in the DC/Baltimore area, how do you find the properties that are better value of your points.  Also if you take the lowest rate and you are spg gold are you still eligible for a room upgrade, even though you are not using points?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: August 08, 2013, 11:46:59 PM »
will that be case with other hotels in the DC/Baltimore area, how do you find the properties that are better value of your points.  Also if you take the lowest rate and you are spg gold are you still eligible for a room upgrade, even though you are not using points?

can anyone answer this,  If I book the Westin in DC on Orbitz, would I still be eligible for an upgrade with my gold status?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: August 08, 2013, 11:53:37 PM »
will that be case with other hotels in the DC/Baltimore area, how do you find the properties that are better value of your points.  Also if you take the lowest rate and you are spg gold are you still eligible for a room upgrade, even though you are not using points?

You should be eligible for a room upgrade if you take a low rate.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: August 09, 2013, 12:49:51 AM »
where do you park if you stay at the Westin Georgetown

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: August 09, 2013, 09:53:13 AM »
can anyone answer this,  If I book the Westin in DC on Orbitz, would I still be eligible for an upgrade with my gold status?

Doubtful. They give you more when you book directly through them. If you see a rate thats lower you can call them to price match and then your gold benefits will help you.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: August 09, 2013, 10:49:30 AM »
where do you park if you stay at the Westin Georgetown

Parking is a major issue, and the biggest reason I didn't end up staying in DC proper. If you stay there it's going to be expensive and/or inconvenient to park. There are 3 Metro stations, all on the outskirts of DC, with multi-day parking available, and you'd end up paying <$5 a day (free on weekends) to leave it there. Of course if you plan on driving anywhere while you're there it's not much of an option either

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: October 17, 2013, 04:38:45 PM »
Article about Eli's Deli. We should all sign the petition, so that we have kosher food there, in DC. http://www.jta.org/2013/10/15/news-opinion/united-states/petition-opened-to-urge-dcs-elis-restaurant-to-relocate

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: October 17, 2013, 04:40:57 PM »
Article about Eli's Deli. We should all sign the petition, so that we have kosher food there, in DC. http://www.jta.org/2013/10/15/news-opinion/united-states/petition-opened-to-urge-dcs-elis-restaurant-to-relocate
"At least one other kosher eatery is open in downtown Washington, at the local JCC."
Man they'll just call anything an eatery these days :P
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: October 17, 2013, 04:41:59 PM »
Well, I don't think we want to lose this one... it is the best there is these days

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: October 17, 2013, 04:42:52 PM »
Well, I don't think we want to lose this one... it is the best there is these days
True, though I don't get what a petition will do.
If it's profitable it'll reopen.  And if it doesn't another likely will.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: October 28, 2013, 03:30:11 PM »
Are Eli's and Distrikt the only two Kosher places still?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: October 28, 2013, 03:33:39 PM »
Are Eli's and Distrikt the only two Kosher places still?

In the district, yes.  There are other options in the Maryland suburbs.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: October 31, 2013, 10:51:55 AM »
Any recommendations on what to order from Distrikt Bistro for delivery?  I will be staying at the Willard.

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« Reply #254 on: October 31, 2013, 11:56:21 AM »
Any recommendations on what to order from Distrikt Bistro for delivery?  I will be staying at the Willard.
Nothing, they stink.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #255 on: October 31, 2013, 03:43:47 PM »

Nothing, they stink.

How about Eli's?

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« Reply #256 on: October 31, 2013, 04:57:11 PM »
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #257 on: November 10, 2013, 06:42:20 PM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/19759

Dan, I went to Eli's on your recommendation. I think you way overrated them. The food is decent, but nothing to wrote home, er, blog about. When you factor in the terrible, awful wait time and the crowdedness (at least when I was there) you come out with a less than average experience.

Bottom line.... next time I'm in DC, I'll eat in Maryland.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #258 on: November 10, 2013, 06:45:11 PM »
3 out 5 means that its mediocre overall in my book.  Its nice not to have to drive an hour to get food but I what gave you the impression that it was something to write home about?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #259 on: December 19, 2013, 09:18:25 AM »
Thinking about DC with the wife for a couple of days...only concern is that we want to go from 12/24-12/26.

We dont mind walking around, even in the cold, but I dont want to just see the white house and be done...

Where are the trip reports?
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