Where to Stay in Washington

Merrill, Jill

Where to Stay in Washing by Jill Merrill Most of our readers donít live in Washington but come here often because their work is connected with the government. For their benefit, we offer this...

...The rooms are not unattractive, and the rates are a bargain, particularly for a family: single, $31-$43 daily, or $175-$210 per week...
...Government employees subtract $1 from all rates...
...Parking $5 a day...
...Suites are expensive, however-$80-$1 15 for an arrangement neither as capacious nor as attractive as Guest Quarters...
...Howard Johnsonís...
...In the shadow of the FBI, this is a modest hotel with free parking and very reasonable rates: single, $1 8-$20...
...CAPITOL HILL This is the Pennsylvania Avenue area from 5th Street to Capitol Hill and includes the Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission, Government Printing Office, U.S...
...Bellevue Hotel, 15 E St...
...Federal Courts, General Accounting Office, Senate and House of Representatives office buildings, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress...
...Weekend special: $40-$45 a night, children over 16, $5, under 16, free...
...Pets allowed...
...Loewís LíEnfant Plaza, 480 LĎEnfant Plaza East, S.W., 484-1000...
...Meeting and conference rooms available...
...Parking i s $4.50 per day...
...Near the Watergate complex and the Kennedy Center, Guest Quarters is extremely attractive and convenient...
...Itís close to the Metro and bus lines...
...free parking...
...Singles, $34-$38...
...No credit cards...
...Channel Inn, 650 Water St...
...Skyline Inn...
...This is a luxurious hotel that meets every need...
...S.W., 488-7500...
...N.W., 638-5900 or (800) 424-9540...
...two-room suite $35...
...28-$31, single...
...Itís also near the Arena Stage, one of Washingtonís finest repertory theaters, and several seafood restaurants...
...double, $30...
...Parking $2.25 per day, $11.20 per week...
...Allen Lee Hotel, 2224 F St...
...Children under 14 free...
...4-per-day charge for children under 16, $8 for 16 andup...
...Ebbitt Hotel, 1000 H St...
...This is the area within Independence Avenue and M Street and 10th and South Capitol Streets and includes the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Health Education and Welfare, Housing and Urban Development, and Transportation...
...Single, $12-$15...
...This month we cover the hotels near government agencies...
...No additional charge for children under 18...
...double, $58-$70...
...double, $24-$26 (rate for family of four is $26...
...Despite a plastic air, it is a good bet for those who donít have to ask about prices...
...Washington Hotel, 15th and Pennsylvania Ave...
...Although the kitchen facilities are adequate to cook a full dinner, there are many restaurants nearby...
...In summer the terrace restaurant on the roof offers a panoramic view of Washington and is well worth the trip up, if only for a drink...
...For their benefit, we offer this guide to Where to Stay and alternate months, Where to Eat...
...Itís also near George Washington University...
...Guest Quarters, 801 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 785-2000...
...Capitol Street...
...Still, if youíre on a tight budget and needs...
...There is also a restaurant in the lobby...
...2601 Virginia Ave., N.W., 965-2700...
...It offers an outdoor swimming pool, pinball machines, and welcomes pets-a desirable family hotel...
...This hotel offers minimal accommodations at minimum rates...
...Suites, $36 for 3 people, $42 for 4. Free parking at night...
...Single, $20...
...Discounts are available to government employees and members of the American Association of Retired Persons...
...South Capitol and I Sts...
...2-per-child for cots in rooms...
...FEDERAL TRIANGLE This includes the area near Pennsylvania Avenue from 5th to 15th Streets where the Treasury, Commerce, and Justice Departments, and the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission, and the Archives are located...
...double, $36-$47, or $196-$238 per week...
...Children $8-perday extra...
...Harrington Hotel, 11th and E Sts., N.W., 628-8140...
...Rates: single, $16-$22...
...Thereís an outdoor pool in season and three attractive restaurants-the Greenhouse (breakfast and lunch), the Quorum (lunch and drinks), and Apple of Eve (dinner and a reasonably priced buffet lunch...
...There is a Howard Johnsonís restaurant, a roof-top pool, and free parking...
...double, relying on public transportation, both the $22-$28, $6-per-child charge...
...the Federal Aviation Administration, Postal Service, Comptroller of the Currency, Amtrak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Comsat and Intelsat, and Environmental Protection Agency...
...double, $42-$46...
...The hotels we recommend most highly are indicated by an asterisk...
...N.W., 737-1234 or (800) 228-9000...
...A very good bargain right across the street from the Hyatt...
...double, $38...
...Children under 12 free in douroom with parents...
...The hotels and agencies are located in four areas: Foggy Bottom, Federal Triangle, Capitol Hill, and Southwest...
...One of the restaurants, Pier 7, is in the hotel, as well as a cafeteria, and there is an outdoor swimming pool...
...Near the National and Fordís theater, and en route to everywhere...
...one-, two-, and threeroom suites, $45-$95...
...Intrigue Hotel, 824 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 337-6620...
...In addition to i t s reknown, every convenience i s offered, including a health club with indoor pool, and the effect of the whole Watergate complex is quite dazzling...
...Although not far from HEW, this reasonably priced hotel is also just a few blocks from the House of Representatives office buildings...
...double, $55-$85...
...Pets allowed...
...It has a restaurant and lounge and an outdoor swimming pool...
...The rates are reasonable: single, $25...
...Right across from Guest Quarters, this hotel offers nightly, weekly, or monthly rates for efficiencies or onebedroom suites, all with fully equipped kitchens...
...Children under 16 free...
...In addition, there is a restaurant on the lobby level...
...double, $46-$48...
...S.W., 554-2400...
...one-bedroom, $170-$250...
...suites, $72-$82...
...This wonderful old (191 8) landmark in the Beaux Arts mode still thrives...
...N.W., 628-2300...
...49-$67 for a single...
...No parking facilities connected with the hotel, although there are several garages in the same block...
...6-per-child charge for cot in double room...
...Children under 14 free...
...34-$37, double...
...Itís near the Smithsonian complex, Capitol Hill, and the Botanic Gardens...
...42, double...
...Free parking...
...In addition to the attractive and convenient surroundings, every room has a bar and refrigerator...
...Single, $45-$75...
...2 off for government employees...
...Park Central, 705 18th St., N.W., 3934700...
...There is a Ebbitt and the Harrington will meet your restaurant and a parking garage next door...
...Single, $48-$60...
...It includes the Departments of State and Interior, the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation, Federal Reserve Board, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Civil Service Commission, General Services Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and United States Information Agency...
...Thereís a cafeteria, carry-out, and bar...
...The rooms are reasonably priced: $34, single...
...N.W., 628-5034...
...Itís directly across from the Treasury building (which is right next to the White House), and practically everyone of political importance has slept here and every President has at least passed by in his Inaugural parade...
...double, $17...
...This modestly priced hotel, like the Harrington, is centrally located in the downtown area...
...Thereís no free parlung, however-a consideration in this part of town, where both lots and spaces are scarcer than a bureaucrat on Labor Day...
...parking free...
...Children under 12 free...
...Discount for government employees...
...63-$71, double...
...The Dubliner Pub, where many of the young SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON movers (and not-so-young shovers) meet, is here...
...A good bargain near Union Station for those with limited resources...
...Although not quite as spectacular as its San Francisco or Atlanta sisters, this Hyatt is the latest word in chrome chic...
...This recently remodeled hotel offers pleasant, spacious rooms and suites at reasonable prices in a prime location-within walking (or spitting) distance of the White House and across the street from the World BanklIMF complex...
...All rooms are suites with fully equipped kitchens (including plates and utensils) as well as a dining area and living room...
...government and corporate 70 rates available...
...double, $52-$54...
...Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave...
...Parking $3 a day...
...N.W., 331-1224...
...The rates are reasonable: single, $38-$40...
...There is a restaurant, drug store, laundry, and liquor store...
...N.W., 638-1616...
...N.W., 638-0900...
...reasonable weekend family plans...
...Quality Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave...
...Also near Union Station, this previously tawdry hotel has been refurbished, although one has the uneasy feeling that the plaster might crack again if one smiles too hard...
...Directly across the street from the Watergate Office complex, this is where it all started...
...If youíre on an expense account, by all means consider the Watergate...
...Single, $53, double $61, with discount rates for government and corporate employees...
...Letís face it, this part of Washington has seen better days, and a great many better nights...
...Thereís a rather posh restaurant, and valet parking is $3.25 per day...
...29-$39, efficiencies and suites, both with complete kitchens...
...Single, $38-$42...
...The greenery, glass elevators, and gurgling water give one a pleasant, if unrealistic, sense of detachment in the shadow of the Capitol...
...There are three restaurants...
...FOGGY BOTTOM This area is bordered by Washington Circle, the Kennedy Center, Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street to 17th Street, and the White House...
...3 per child in rooms...
...Single, $42-$44...
...The only hotel near the waterfront...
...Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave., N.W., 965-2300...
...double, $26428...
...Commodore Hotel, 520 No...

Vol. 10 • March 1978 • No. 1


 
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