I went to this location in National Harbor to visit Washington DC and attend the Cherry Blossom Festival rather than staying in the center of DC because a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit was available through my RCI timeshare. I thought the very low cost for a week's stay would be worth the inconvenience of commuting into the city. Luckily, I was right although I was concerned based on the mixed reviews. I did a lot of on line forum talking with the DC experts before I made my decision. I called the Wyndham in advance and requested a higher floor. We stayed in room 814. There are 11 floors. It was modern, clean, quiet and the bedrooms and baths were on opposite ends of the suite so there was privacy for 2 women traveling together. The free Wifi was an easy log on and fast. The kitchen was well equipped with the basics, and actually had good coffee which is rare. We had no housekeeping services, but they replenished our towels, coffee, and microwave popcorn whenever we asked. We used the Chariots for Hire Van service from Gaylord's which is right next door to the Wyndham to get into Washington every day. The van runs out of Gaylord's every 90 minutes and and it takes about 20 minutes to get to the first stop which is Union Station, right next to the Capitol. The second stop is the Old Post Office which is in the heart of all the downtown action. We paid $49 per person for a 3 day roundtrip pass. It was well worth it, and the only transportation from DC back to National Harbor that has a late return in the evening which is 8:30 pm from the Old Post Office. We looked at the bus and the metro from NH, but it was a big hassle in comparison to this convenient, safe and friendly van service. Buy your tickets at Gaylord's. We took the metro once while in DC and it was not good in comparison to London or New York city. The day we visited Alexandria we took the roundtrip ferry, once again from Gaylord's. RT was $16. There is a high end grocery a couple of blocks from the Wyndham and the CVS on the corner has a few provisions. There is a Trader Joe and Whole Foods in Alexandria. We ate at 2 National Harbor restaurants, Harrington's and Ketchup. The locals told us Elevation Burger is really greasy food, and we found Public House to be extremely loud. I will review these under the restaurant section. Be sure to get your discount info for all the local restaurants in NH from the concierge before you go out. You can show your room card to the establishments to get your 20% discount. National Harbor has one of the three Peeps store in the US in case you want to stop by for the marshmallow treats. It''s a fun store with a few unique items, that is if you like Peeps. Gaylord's has entertainment in the bar area most evenings and they have a mini Bellagio type fountain. Downtown NH is very small and you can cover the area very quickly. The front desk at the Wyndham was friendly enough and Randall in guest servcies was pleasant. The young lady who works on the second floor area where the Big TV is set up for the kids to watch movies is very very nice and helpful. I think her name is Shondra?? I would recommend this property to those using their timeshare weeks. I probably would not go through the transportation hassle to get into DC daily if I was paying alot of money for the room. I'd stay in DC proper. We used EnviroRide car service from Dulles airport. It was $77.00 including 20% tip for a town car pick up for 2 people with 4 pieces of luggage. One of the DC forum experts recommended it. It was a nice ride. NH is not an easy place to get in to from DC even when you know the area . The highways are a mess and the connectors are confusing. We were so glad we did not try to rent a car. We just sat back and enjoyed the ride.
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