My son, husband, and I stayed at the Avenue Suites for three nights from April 11-14, 2013, after I read up (on Trip Advisor) on hotels and restaurants in the Georgetown area. I made my reservations for Avenue Suites and compiled a small list of restaurants I thought sounded like us. I wanted to like this hotel because its location is perfect for when we come to see my son who will be attending Georgetown University for the next two years. I was not disappointed and do plan to return—bringing the wooden hanger that my husband inadvertently (I swear!) put in the car with his shirt attached.
I found that the fine men who man the front desk are as wonderful as the reviews made them out to be. I showed them my restaurant selections, and they taught me how to get there—even taking me outside and pointing me in the right direction when I made clear I was (and remain) directionally challenged. Not only did they tell me how to get there, but also they told me my restaurant selections were good ones—and they were right. Filomena and Marcel’s were amazing and so conveniently located. Most important, I e-mailed Mitch Turow the morning we left that I wanted a high, quiet room in the back, and he assured me quite quickly that there would be no problem, so it was nice to start out on the 9 ½-hour drive knowing that my request was received and would be granted. We were in 902—just what I wanted. Just to add to my credibility when I say how wonderful the service was at Avenue Suites, I want readers to know that while I am not a Four Seasons kind of woman, I have stayed at deluxe Disney resorts on property over 50 times, at the Halekulani, and at The Hutton in Nashville several times—all known for their excellent service—and I think the service at the Avenue Suites rivals them all.
As always, location location location is huge. When I come back for longer stays, I will get a ticket for the Metro, but we took a taxi to the Holocaust Museum the first day and a taxi to the Spy Museum the second day—both trips about 10 bucks each way, including a 20% tip. When making my reservation, I had in mind a short walk for my son to GU’s Open House, and it was a 20-minute walk—perfect. Georgetown is a lovely shopping area with wonderfully diverse restaurants, so I highly recommend Avenue Suites for its location.
Now for the deluxe queen room itself: I thought 902 was very quiet, except the doors all along the hall slam loudly when people enter and leave. I am also mechanically challenged, so I’m not sure if that can ever be remedied, but that is my only complaint—and I don’t think that’s a big deal. Many on Trip Advisor have said the kitchen is dated, but ours was fine. I liked its retro look with the black-and-white checked tiles. I don’t want to spend a lot of time in a kitchen; I’m on vacation! After a visit to Trader Joe’s for fruit and other breakfast thingies, we found the kitchen handy. Using the microwave to heat up leftovers from Filomena, where my husband’s dish made for two more meals, was quite nice. I drew the short straw, so I slept on the sofa bed, while my husband and son each slept in a queen. I don’t want anyone to think I was being a saint and martyr, however. I thought my bed was very comfortable, and I was the one that had to be kicked out of bed every day to go sightseeing, while I’m the first one up at home. I really liked the contemporary décor, the L’Occitane products, and the shower head; it was like The Hutton, except with A LOT more room. Finally, I had read that the air conditioner wasn’t reliable. We were there on a toasty weekend, and the room was a lovely 69-70 degrees.
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