Down for the holiday weekend. Beautiful hotel. Have that famous obelisk out my window.
I was looking for a low priced weekend for fun AND to qualify for a birthday bonus promo offer. Washington D.C. Is always featuring great pricing if you keep your eyes open. Originally reserved a $112 rate at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, but the Washington Marriott Wardman Park tossed out an $80, $130, $82 three day rate. Knocking $50 off the total gets me a metro weekly pass for free, plus a few cups of coffee! The Wardman Park also has the Woodley Park Metro stop right outside the door. That's always a plus if you leave your car at home by Amtraking in from Philly.
I am getting to be a big fan of the chat feature on the app. Aretha at the hotel was very helpful and apparently hooked me up with an Executive Suite upgrade. What a room! The lounge is on the 10th floor but the 9th is also labeled as concierge. 9022 looks out toward the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge going over the Potomac River.
The lounge is open for breakfast on the weekend. It was packed, but all were in a good mood. The staff kept everything stocked and fresh. They did a great job.
I took a walk up and then down Connecticut...from the zoo to The Mayflower. Well kept neighborhoods and plenty of great places to eat.