Really comfortable suite for the 2 of us and 3 grandkids, one of whom used the sleeper sofa. The staff are very helpful and friendly, and we had a delightful stay. We really enjoyed the mojitos in the lobby when we returned from our days of sight-seeing. Note that the continental breakfast, which might appear to be included, is not -- but the Keurig coffee makers in the room make a reasonably nice cup of coffee -- and just across the street is Trader Joe's, which has milk, cereal, fruit, yogurt, bagels, etc. N.B. the check-out queue there can be intimidating, but they have a dozen+ registers handling folks, so the queue moves fairly quickly, though it took us 17 mins on a Sunday night (popular time for locals to shop). As for public transportation, seniors can save money on the senior smartcards, but the inconvenience of having to purchase them (only) at the main office downtown can wipe out the savings, unless you do a lot of traveling. Also, if you're traveling with kids, note that 2 of our credit cards stopped allowing smartcard purchases after 2 cards (same thing happened in NYC), even after we'd notified the CC issuer that we'd be traveling, so we had to use 2 credit cards and an atm card to buy our 5 smartcards, since the machine designers didn't give us the option to buy multiple cards on one purchase -- same situation for adding money to the cards. At the Foggy Bottom station, the big machines are for adding money to the smartcards, but the cards may be bought only on the 2 small machines to the right.
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July 14, 2013
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What a spectacular start to our day to read your incredibly detailed review of your recent visit of the Avenue Suites. It was so nice to meet you and your grandchildren while you were enjoying your time in Washington DC. It means the world to us to read when incredibly experienced travelers write 5-star reviews of our beautiful hotel. Our Keurig coffee makers are indeed a favorite of all guests and are happy that you were no exception! Please pass my regards onto your entire family on behalf of all of us here at the Avenue Suites Washington DC.
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