Topic Wiki

Wiki in progress (check back soon for fully constructed)

Link to Dan's TR on DD   
dpk4588's trip report
CGR

Largest Jewish community is in Silver Spring, which is a suburb of Washington. For tourists, best place to stay is in downtown Silver Spring, which has a metro stop and a nearby  shul in Woodside Park within walking distance.

The shul website also has alot of helpful tourist information

Things to do
Washington Monument closed until Spring 2019


« Last edited by SSLPhD on November 04, 2021, 09:35:42 AM »

Author Topic: Washington DC Master Thread  (Read 117480 times)

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 61153
  • Total likes: 8317
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2012, 01:41:37 AM »
Flying in/out of BWI and going to a wedding sunday night in Baltimore, so D.C. is a bit of shlep, but worthwhile if the eateries can compete with Baltimore.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline mow

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 516
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2012, 01:46:08 AM »

I can get a suite there without JS for $150+, but is it worth it when I have a free suite at the Fairmont?
Besides that I'm still not sure if I should base myself in DC or Baltimore...
[/quote]
Just stayed in the fairmont suite 2 weeks ago it was amazing . Dan don't forget to get pictures of the chocolate they give you in your room it's pretty cool enjoy .

Online AsherO

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 26488
  • Total likes: 3443
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 75
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2012, 02:16:14 AM »
Thanks.

Anyone have more info on the hashgocha for Soupergirl?  They claim it's Orthodox/Bishul Yisroel/Pas Yisroel?

http://www.thesoupergirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/SGKashrut112211.pdf (annoying crooked PDF)Kosher Cert:

Seems he's a talmid muvhak of Rabbi Avi Weiss.

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 61153
  • Total likes: 8317
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2012, 03:34:37 PM »
http://www.thesoupergirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/SGKashrut112211.pdf (annoying crooked PDF)Kosher Cert:

Seems he's a talmid muvhak of Rabbi Avi Weiss.
So is he considered reliable?

Booked in a corner fairmont suite for $0.
Now I just need to figure out Monday lunch and dinner and Tuesday lunch and maybe a dinner to go.
And any easy activities with a baby that kvetches if he's not on an airplane :P
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Online AsherO

  • Global Moderator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 26488
  • Total likes: 3443
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 75
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2012, 05:37:18 PM »
So is he considered reliable?

That depends on your standards, but he's definitely not charedi, nore like MO (he's a YU/REITS graduate).

Offline yid

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 607
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 15, 2012, 02:22:53 PM »
anyone know if i use a hyatt suite night at the park hyatt dc, if i will  get a park suite or a parlor suite?

Offline Ergel

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12841
  • Total likes: 892
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 15, 2012, 02:24:03 PM »
park
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

Offline eliteflyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1508
  • Total likes: 54
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 15, 2012, 05:06:44 PM »
Headed to DC next Wednesday for oral argument in the Supreme Court. Any good recommendations for kosher lunch near the Court, or near the Department of Justice building where I will be later in the afternoon.

Planning on doing c/p at the Westin DC City Center

Offline AJK

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 20K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 25508
  • Total likes: 487
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: United Concierge Key; Delta Global Services; American Chairman; US Airways 1K; Hilton Sapphire; Hyatt Tritium; Marriott Californium; Starwood Kryptonium; Hertz Plutonium; National Adamantium, Avis Executive Proactanium
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 15, 2012, 05:10:44 PM »
Headed to DC next Wednesday for oral argument in the Supreme Court. Any good recommendations for kosher lunch near the Court, or near the Department of Justice building where I will be later in the afternoon.

Planning on doing c/p at the Westin DC City Center

You're doing the oral argument??
2015: 116K bkd | 1.6M brnd | F: OZ,NH,AA,EK | J: UA,CA,TK,DL,TN,AF,VA | LIH,NRT,ROR,PEK,CNS,BOB,MEL,TLV & Pacific Hopper

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 61153
  • Total likes: 8317
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 15, 2012, 05:12:11 PM »
Eli's restaurant.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline myb821

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 7574
  • Total likes: 12
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 15, 2012, 05:17:51 PM »
You're doing the oral argument??
+1

Offline eliteflyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1508
  • Total likes: 54
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 15, 2012, 05:36:49 PM »
You're doing the oral argument??
No. I'm in a class at Columbia with Nat Lewin. Every year he arranges a trip to the Supreme Court and a visit with Justice Scalia and Solicitor General Verrilli.

Offline LAXtraveler

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 1082
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: LAX
  • Programs: AAdvantage, DL Skymiles, SPG Gold, Hyatt Platinum, Avis Preferred, National Executive, Hertz #1 Club Gold
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2012, 07:37:53 PM »
Anyone ever stay at the Westin Georgetown?

Also interested in the Park Hyatt, but I can't seem to get a decent rate.

Offline Ergel

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12841
  • Total likes: 892
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2012, 07:51:53 PM »
Also interested in the Park Hyatt, but I can't seem to get a decent rate.
+1 although it is pretty reasonable on jet setter and they let me use a suite upgrade even though it was through jet setter (although my reservation was canceled by jet setter)
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

Offline LAXtraveler

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 1082
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: LAX
  • Programs: AAdvantage, DL Skymiles, SPG Gold, Hyatt Platinum, Avis Preferred, National Executive, Hertz #1 Club Gold
Re: Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: March 11, 2012, 07:56:00 PM »
+1 although it is pretty reasonable on jet setter and they let me use a suite upgrade even though it was through jet setter (although my reservation was canceled by jet setter)

I couldn't find it on JS... is it still on sale? I am only seeing Donovan House and The Madison.

Offline Ergel

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12841
  • Total likes: 892
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 3
    • View Profile
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 11, 2012, 09:01:09 PM »
No. was a little while ago but it seems like they have it every for or five months. When do you wanna go?
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

Offline LAXtraveler

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 1082
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: LAX
  • Programs: AAdvantage, DL Skymiles, SPG Gold, Hyatt Platinum, Avis Preferred, National Executive, Hertz #1 Club Gold
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2012, 01:55:42 AM »
No. was a little while ago but it seems like they have it every for or five months. When do you wanna go?

End of the month.

Offline skyguy918

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 3379
  • Total likes: 555
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Queens, NY
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2012, 09:53:42 AM »
Anyone ever stay at the Westin Georgetown?

Also interested in the Park Hyatt, but I can't seem to get a decent rate.

I started typing a whole response about why the Westin Georgetown is in a great location (near shul, kosher food, subway, etc.) before I realized the Park Hyatt is right there too.

Are you driving at all? I went to DC around Presidents Day and the reason I ended up not staying at the Westin Georgetown was parking. If I'm gonna be putting together a cheap trip using points for a hotel stay I'm not plopping down $40 a night for parking (I'm sure you can find parking for less, but not much less, and it just seemed like a hassle). I ended up staying a 20-30 minute drive away in Tysons Corner (also Westin but level 3 instead of 4) where they had free parking and a metro station nearby and it worked out really well.

I don't know if you're going for business or pleasure, but if you're touring here's my take on the things I visited (and if you're not, at least it'll be in the thread for others who are). The Museum of American History is really great, but they're slowly closing down everything in the west wing of the museum (basically a little less than half of the exhibits) for renovations. The Capitol tour is really good, but you can't bring any food or drink into the building and they're very strict. The Crime Museum is excellent too, but at full price it's $20 for a few hours worth of museum, max. Also, if you are taking a car, the Air and Space Museum's 2nd location (the original is on the National Mall) near the airport is absolutely fantastic, and well worth the $15 they charge for parking (the museum is free).

Offline LAXtraveler

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 1082
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: LAX
  • Programs: AAdvantage, DL Skymiles, SPG Gold, Hyatt Platinum, Avis Preferred, National Executive, Hertz #1 Club Gold
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2012, 12:02:41 PM »
I am not going to be renting a car, so I'm not worried about parking fees. Just trying to get a decent rate at a good hotel. Thanks for the tips.

I would think about visiting the crime museum if I get a chance.

Offline PlatinumGuy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 14100
  • Total likes: 1999
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 11
    • View Profile
Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2012, 12:05:02 PM »
See if buying hyatt stay certs from hyatt will work for you.
Otherwise they trade on the forum for about $250/night.
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים