We got tickets to the Egg Roll, so we decided to stay in DC for the night. Hotels near the White House aren't cheap, but the Embassy Suites had a good price for a night. In addition, there was an indoor pool and hottub, which is great for the city! My kids always love pool time.
We drove in, and when we arrived at the hotel, we had to sit and wait a bit before a spot opened up to park for the valet to take the car. There was construction right at the corner, so that added to the chaos. We did eventually get into the hotel, and check in went very smoothly. We were up to our room quickly. Headed to the pool, which was extremely busy. The pool water was cool and the hottub was very hot! We only stayed there for about 15 minutes because of how crowded it was. It's a small pool to begin with, so with all the people it was pretty crazy in there. Headed down to the bar area for the free drinks and snacks. Basic, but always a great perk to have that for free! The bartenders were very efficient and friendly. Later ordered room service for supper, which was quite tasty. Slept well, no complaints about bed comfort!
In the morning, we unfortunately left before breakfast started and returned after it had ended. I always enjoy the breakfast Embassy Suites offer, so were sorry to miss this. However, there is a Starbucks right across the street. Went back to the pool to relax after walking to the White House and back, then packed up, checked out, and left. Or tried to.
They had recommended calling down to the valet about 10 minutes before we'd need the car. I tried calling both the valet and the front desk multiple times, with no answer from either. Decided that we could just head down and wait the 10 minutes in the lobby after telling them in person we'd need the car. As it turned out, there was a 30 minute wait. Wow. We had already turned in our keys, so just sat in the lobby while we waited. It was obviously very busy and the street in the front of the hotel was incredibly packed. The valets were all pretty friendly though.
Trying to get our vehicle in and out were the most stressful parts of our stay. The rest was pretty nice. It's not super close to the National Mall or White House, but certainly walkable.
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