We stayed at this hotel on our trip with our kids to visit the Washington DC museums. Overall our stay was excellent. The rooms are very roomy, free wifi in every room is convenient and easy to access. The beds were comfortable and the service was great!
We had two workers who really impressed us. One I didn't get his name, but he was very helpful our first night in giving us a recommendation of a great place to eat in the area. After we mentioned that we weren't interested in the close by Texas Roadhouse which you can get a discount at with your key-card, he recommended Thai Basil which had really wonderful Thai food. He was even really helpful by printing out a menu for us as well as directions on how to get there. I really appreciated his gracious help and wonderful recommendation.
Benjamin was also very helpful. We used the Metro to get into the city through Vienna/Fairfax station. It was about 20 minutes drive without traffic from the hotel. We learned on the first day that you do NOT go between 9 and 10 am and expect to find a parking spot. We followed some advice of a local and made our own parking space. Mistake!! When we got back we had a $50 parking ticket on our windshield. Apparently parking rules are rigidly enforced. (We saw tickets on windshields every day.) So when we got back to the hotel we asked the three at the desk what they recommend. The women there, didn't really have much to say, but Benjamin enthusiastically rose his hand and helped us find a solution. Basically you need to either be there by 7:30 am or go later and hope someone has left. We chose the latter, went to the Manassas Battlefield in the morning, our second day and used the metro at about 1pm. The third day we went at about 11:30 am. Both days we were able to scrounge a parking spot after a few minutes searching. Anyway, thank you Benjamin for your enthusiasm and wonderful advice.
We actually saw him two days later and he remembered our situation and asked how it went. He is really one of the best hotel representatives I have ever met.
Now, just a few other things about the hotel. The pillows to me seemed in a sense really hard and uncomfortable. I called and they mentioned that there are a different type of pillow on the shelf closet. It was much better. The TV has limited cable, lots of news and sports and then just a few other stations. It was enough for us, but I did miss having the history channel.
The breakfast was very simple but sufficient. They had 6 different cereals, Quaker oatmeal packets, orange juice, apple juice, skim milk, 2% milk, different canned fruit each morning plus apples, oranges and bananas, then they rotated basic donuts, bagels, English muffins, and small pastries (two of the four every day). It was nice to have a variety. You could also order breakfast for an extra charge. We never did, but I remember they have a variety of eggs, french toast, waffle for about $6.50 (prices were varied). Similarly, dinner items were also available and costs were reasonable--about $8.50.
The hotel is located near several small shops and restaurants within walking distances as well as other options within a close drive. We got a deal on Hotwire for $57 a night which was fabulous! Also I thought the entrance was just fine. The pictures on their website are accurate so I am not going to put up any of my own.
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