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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: August 05, 2012, 07:56:59 PM »
Why are you going to DC?
i have to be in the dc area so i was going to make it a little vacation out of it i was thinking of going to Virginia as well any ideas (i dont want to go to far into Virginia though

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: August 27, 2012, 03:40:30 PM »
I am booked at the Park Hyatt for this week in a Park Executive Suite (upgrade). Do I have any chance at the Presidential? Any strategies?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: September 05, 2012, 12:29:07 PM »
Just got back from a long weekend at the Park Hyatt in DC. 3rd night free summer promotion with a Diamond upgrade. Park executive deluxe suite. Room- very modern, minimalistic. huge living room with table and chairs, large bedroom, and a very interesting bathroom(they call it spa style with a the bathtub in the shower room- even though there was no door to the shower- basically it was one giant space with a shower and bath in on corner and a walk in closet on the other). Overall, the suite was large and comfortable but a little too dark and modern for my taste. There's also a nespresso machine in the suites, a yoga mat(as well as DVDs for anyone interested), and complimentary water bottles are provided daily. Service- This is what differentiates a PH from the other brands. Whoever we dealt with provided over the top service, always offering to do more. One example, was one afternoon we returned to the hotel and my wife and I went to see if there were any left over fruits in the area which had been used for Breakfast. One of the attendees approached us and asked us what we were looking for. Upon hearing our request, the attendee immediately told us they would send up some fruit, which arrived within 3 minutes of us getting to our room(and there was no room charge). Location- not the greatest in DC in terms of centrality, but only a 8-10 min walk to Kesher Israel, or Chabad of GW(seasonal), and just a few more mins to chabad in dupont circle. The metro stop in foggy bottom is a 7 min walk as well. 
Activities- Newseum, Holocaust mueseum, capital, Air and space, tidal basin paddleboats(near the jefferson memorial) and general sightseeing.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions

+1. Just stayed in the same suite over the weekend, and really loved it as well as the great service and location.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: September 27, 2012, 08:01:43 PM »
anyone ever stay at the melrose hotel?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: September 27, 2012, 08:03:40 PM »
PHDC room # 613 has manual keys for Shabbos.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: September 27, 2012, 08:28:18 PM »
PHDC room # 613 has manual keys for Shabbos.
do you think they picked that number on purpose

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« Reply #166 on: September 27, 2012, 08:34:27 PM »
do you think they picked that number on purpose
Was left when they renovated for a regular guest.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: November 30, 2012, 02:22:05 PM »
I will be in DC for one night, and most of the next day on business. I have dinner, breakfast/brunch/lunch probably at around 12:00, and maybe grab a sandwich before my train back.

I am staying really close to Eli's and Distrikt Bistro. After reading all the responses here, I see that Eli's is much better then Distrikt Bistro. My question is, the breakfast/brunch/lunch meal will have to be at Eli's as Distrikt Bistro doesn't really have any menu items that I would eat as my first meal of the day. So, should I try Distrikt Bistro for dinner the night before? Or am I really better off going with Eli's twice (potentially 3 times, if I grab a sandwich before my train back)?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: November 30, 2012, 02:26:47 PM »
better off going with Eli's twice (potentially 3 times, if I grab a sandwich before my train back)
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: April 23, 2013, 02:54:26 PM »
Any place that serves shabbos meals within 1.30 hour walk of the PH? And local DDF'rs?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: April 23, 2013, 03:09:02 PM »
Any place that serves shabbos meals within 1.30 hour walk of the PH? And local DDF'rs?

Try calling up the Chabad or the shul in Georgetown.  Maybe they can help out.  The PH is only a 15 min (or less) walk to the Georgetown shul.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: June 02, 2013, 11:55:59 PM »
Anyone know if there is any cheap transportation from DCA to IAD?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: June 03, 2013, 09:05:33 AM »
Take a cab.
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« Reply #174 on: June 03, 2013, 09:08:14 AM »
Take a cab.
is it cheaper then that airport bus thing?

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« Reply #175 on: June 03, 2013, 09:25:06 AM »
For us, it looked too much of an hassle, so we figured the cab to be the easiest way.

And we only had one carry-on.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: June 03, 2013, 02:01:43 PM »
If you drive be extra carefull, a couple weeks after my vacation in dc I got a ticket in the mail, a speed camera caught me going 38 in a 35 zone at 1 in the morning. I've never even heard of a speed camera before. No points but an expensive ticket

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« Reply #177 on: June 03, 2013, 02:20:33 PM »
If you drive be extra carefull, a couple weeks after my vacation in dc I got a ticket in the mail, a speed camera caught me going 38 in a 35 zone at 1 in the morning. I've never even heard of a speed camera before. No points but an expensive ticket
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« Reply #178 on: June 03, 2013, 06:52:15 PM »
Bad idea to drive in DC.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: June 03, 2013, 09:27:51 PM »
Bad idea to drive in DC.
agreed, there was also very bad traffic almost any time of day