We like to take an annual family summer trip to D.C. and we consistently stay at the Residence Inn Greenbelt where you get a lot of bang for your buck. Staying just outside the city saves us a bunch of money alone, but there are a lot of other reasons we choose this hotel over others:
1. Staff: The hotel manager, Mr. Davis, and his staff are helpful, friendly and willing to do "whatever it takes" to make your stay a good one. You can never beat good customer service.
2. Location: The Greenbelt Metro Station (Green Line) is less than a 5 minute drive from the hotel. There is ample parking (sometimes a rarity at Metro stations) and it's in a clean, safe, neighborhood where we feel good about leaving our car for up to 12 hours a day. We'll normally hop on the Metro, enjoy the 20min ride into the city and go about our day. We usually return late at night, but the station is always well lit, security is present, and the parking lot is also bright, open, and feels "safe". There are also several shopping plazas all within a 5 minute drive of the hotel that have everything you could possibly need.
3. Simple: This hotel is simple and serves its purpose; a nice, clean, quiet place to return to at the end of a busy day. The beds are comfortable, there is ample room in every kind of room (studio, 1 bdrm suite, or 2 bdrm suite), maid service is consistent. If you think ahead, fill one of those travel containers with some laundry soap from home and bring a roll of quarters with you; you can pack much less and do a load or two of laundry (located on the 2nd and 4th floors) during your stay.
4. Kitchen: Having a full kitchen saves us a TON of money. While the breakfasts served there are "ok", there wasn't always something for everyone. With a quick trip to Giant Supermarket just down the road, we are able to buy some simple groceries that allow us to keep some food in our room. $75 at Giant fed our family of 4 breakfast for 4 mornings, 4 nights worth of snacks, and drinks whenever we wanted. Compare that to feeding the family dinner at a local diner for $67.00 for ONE MEAL and you can't miss the advantages that come with having the kitchen. We even cooked a frozen pizza for dinner in the oven one night when we returned too late to go to a restaurant but too hungry to just head to bed! Perfection!
I'll end this with saying that we drive into the D.C. area and having either your own car or a rental would be best if you choose to stay in this hotel.
The Residence Inn Greenbelt is a GREAT place for families to stay while in the Washington, D.C. area.
There's a lot of families here, and while the rooms are well insulated, if you don't want to...
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September 5, 2012
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Because we are in the hospitality business, one of our goals is to WOW our customers. I must say, I have just been WOW'd by your wonderfully detailed compliments. On behalf of me and my staff, we humbly Thank You.
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