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Residence Inn/Vermont Ave.

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Residence Inn/Vermont Ave.

Hi-On Expedia the Residence Inn is having a special of parking, and breakfast for about $215 per night. Going April 3 and 4th (for Cher concert!). Our thought is to do the Smithsonian museums mostly. Then when we head back to NY on Sat to do the zoo on the way home. What do you think as far as walking to the Mall, and the general area-I like the larger room since our 21 year old son will be with us, and free breakfast and parking is a huge plus-

Thanks!!

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"What do you think as far as walking to the Mall, and the general area"

It's a bit of a hike to the Mall, a bit over a mile. Depending on which part of the Mall you're visiting, it could be more than that. You're close to McPherson Square Metro station so you could shave off some of the walking time if you wanted. But depending on your timing you might spend as much time waiting on a train as you would just walking in the first place. So assuming no health/mobility issues, I'd probably just walk it.

"General area" is downtown DC. Not the most lively part of town after the offices close, but not as dead as it was a few years back. And a fairly short walk north on 14th Street will take you to the rapdily expanding area of restaurants in that area. Seems like a new one opens every week...

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ok, thanks! Our other consideration was the Embassy Suites convention center-we can pay for 1 night with Hilton points-is that a much better location as far as getting to the Mall (walking)? We weren't sure if we wanted to use our points in Washington or not, that's why we're looking at both hotels-

thanks again-

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3. Re: Residence Inn/Vermont Ave.

I would recommend using Google maps or a similar tool, that will allow you to see where various hotels are located and you can determine how far of a walk it is to anywhere. Embassy Suites is on 10th Street, probably a bit closer to the Mall but again it will depend on where on the Mall you're headed

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thanks, I forget that the google maps has that great walking feature!

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You might get lucky and the cherry blossoms might be in bloom by the Tidal Basin - just follow the crowds!!

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Also thinking about this hotel for end of March. How easy is it to be from Dulles airport to the Residence?

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Look at the upper right on this page for info on getting into DC from the airports. Any downtown hotel will be about the same as any other as far as coming from Dulles or BWI airports because they are so far from center city.

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8. Re: Residence Inn/Vermont Ave.

For the Residence Inn you could also take the 52/53/54 bus and those end up at either the L'Enfant or Smithsonian metro stations. Those are close to the mall and you'll pass through the mall on the way.

But be warned, the Mall is about two miles long from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.

Lot's of lunchtime/breakfast options near the hotel but for dinner you'll have a much easier time heading north above Thomas Circle. There you can also take advantage of the DC Circulator Bus with it's tourist friendly 1$ fare.

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