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After Christmas trip - best area to stay??

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After Christmas trip - best area to stay??

Family of 5 - dh, myself, 18yo, 17yo and 11yo. So we need either 2 rooms or a 1br suite

We will be driving in - so parking is an issue.

Places we plan to see: of course the out door monuments; Smithsonian; and Spy Museum. Also might go skating.

Cost is a consideration to an extent, but will pay more to be comfortable. Also, don't mind staying out from DC and taking the Metro in but would prefer an area with character and close by things to do.

Sterling, VA
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1. Re: After Christmas trip - best area to stay??

For an area with character and close to Metro and DC---Old Town Alexandria. Some hotels in that area that have suites in addition to regular rooms--Hampton Inn Old Town King Street Metro; Hilton Alexandria Old Town; Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Historic District Alexandria; Holiday Inn Select Old Town; Radisson Hotel Old Town Alexandria; Morrison House; Residence Inn by Marriott-Old Town; Embassy Suites Alexandria-Old Town; Sheraton Suites Alexandria. I suggest you read the reviews of these places that are posted here under "Hotels". It will help you come to an informed decision. BTW--all these hotels are 3-diamond properties and all offer parking for a fee.

2. Re: After Christmas trip - best area to stay??

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