I have stayed at Residence Inn Dupont Circle (Washington DC) several times in the past, but this was my first recent stay.
I was pleasantly surprised that several on the staff remembered me and welcomed me back.
1. Parking Garage. I like the self-park at this property. Sometimes I am relieved to be at a hotel where valet staff make over me and help me in and out, but that comes with a steep price in tips and, at least in DC, very high overnight rates. This hotel is "do-it-yourself." 5-star for self-parking!
2. Location is always an operative word with hotels and this one fits the category of excellent location. Several very good restaurants are just a few steps away. Pesce, Al Tiramisu, and Urbana, just to name three. Starbucks is just across the street, and Soho Tea & Coffee is just down the street. It's a short walk to Connecticut Avenue with lots of other restaurants and shopping. CVS is convenient just up P Street on Dupont Circle. (By the way, President Obama had a lunch meeting at Scion Restaurant, in the same block, on the day I arrived. You can Google news reports for Friday, January 6, and perhaps see a photo.)
3. Rooms are typical for Residence Inns. Perhaps you are familiar with the brand.
4. Breakfast is included and again is the same menu and quality as other properties in this brand.
This is a well-run, very likeable hotel. If you're not familiar with Residence Inns, you should be aware that it is "no frills" place in the sense that people are not hovering over you, waiting to serve you in exchange for tips. You're on your own, but with this great staff, I like it that way.
I like looking over P Street, but be aware you might get more noise, particularly in warm weather wh...
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Dear Mr. West,
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Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn for your recent stay and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. The Residence Inn Brand works very hard to provide our guests with "memorable moments" and recognizing repeat customers is of the ways we can thank you for your business and make you feel appreciated as a guest. I am pleased to know our staff remembered you.
The Dupont Circle location is convenient for both business and pleasure. The proximity to the Dupont Circle metro and to a variety of restaurants (you certainly listed some of the best in our area) is a great asset to our neigborhood. We are glad you appreciated our daily complimentary breakfast buffet and the self parking garage.
Please keep us in mind if your future travels bring you to Washington, DC. It will be our pleasure to serve you in the future.
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