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Which of these two hotels

We will be coming to dc for 4 days, September 26-29 and I have found 2 hotels that we like.

1. Hilton garden inn downtown $209 for a king suite with $39 parking no breakfast but has a pool

2. Embassy suites Washington, D.C. Convention center $129 2 room suite has a pool and free breakfast $39 parking

I am wondering as far as location, is the Hilton worth the extra money per night to be closer. We would prefer to walk to as much as possible instead of taking public trans. It will be my husband and I (32, 30) and our youngest two kids (9, 7). We will be focusing on the dc/mall area and will do outside activities once our oldest is done with her ambassador trip.

Anything else I should think about with these two hotels?

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Or the courtyard by Marriott convention center. Price is right between the two $160 and I like the location better. But would like an experts advice.

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I was wondering about the holiday inn Washington Capitol as well as I have seen it mentioned often. It is $211 while we are there but is not highly rated on here.

Sorry for all the add ons!

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You would be slightly closer to metro at the Hilton but that to me is not worth almost $80.00. If the Courtyard Mariott is at $160.00 I agree that location is better at 9th and F. You are very close to the Metro and lots of restaurants.

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Both the Courtyard and the Embassy Suites will put you close to Penn Quarter. Courtyard is closer and the walk is better and more lively. It is also much closer to the Mall.

Embassy Suites does have some advantages if you enjoy their full breakfast. I personally like the convenience and leisure pace of walking downstair to have breakfast in the morning. For a family of four, that also save some money.

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Hi casey101 - we've stayed at both these hotels, most recently at the Embassy Suites last October.

As far as location is concerned they were both fine and they're actually not that far apart. However, we preferred the room at the Embassy Suites, which was much larger. The breakfasts were good at the Embassy Suites but I recall that they were also good at the Hilton Garden Inn (don't know whether we paid extra to have it included?).

I would save the money and opt for the Embassy Suites.


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Thanks for the advice. I think we are going to opt for the embassy suites. I really like the JW Marriott but don't want to pay the extra $125 a night. I would rather save that and take another winter trip to the warm and get out of the snow.

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We usually stay at the Holiday Inn Capital Hill. It is very close to the Smithsonian Museums, Monuments, and other museums like The Spy Museum, and Crime and Punishment.

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The Marriott Courtyard at 9th & F has the most "perfect" location of the choices you've listed, IMHO (full disclosure: I live 2 blocks from that hotel and love the immediate neighborhood :)), but the Embassy Suites is a pretty good location too and especially if you can get more space, etc., for your money it seems like a good choice to choose the ES.

The Embassy Suites is right by Brasserie Beck, one of my favorite restaurants (mussels, Belgian beers, good brunch, lots of other delicious food choices) and Mayur Kabab House, which looks a bit random from the outside but actually has good and cheap Indian/Pakistani food. And also by a Tesla Motors dealership, whose windows I can never resist looking into - makes even a non-car-owning city-dweller like me think about having a car if it could look as cool as those. ;)

Have fun! Late September is a great time to be in DC. :) I love the weather that time of year.

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