We're off for a late-booked trip to Vancouver in August and need to find a place to stay. Most hotels are booked in the West End/Downtown/Yaletown area. What hotels would you recommend that are moderately ($100-200) priced with easy transit access to tourist attractions? We'd like to use public transit if possible, but can rent a car if public transit is infeasible. We will have at least one member of our party who can't walk longish distances, and a toddler to deal with as well, so frequent bus changes may be a challenge. We were looking at the Holiday Inn Express Burnaby
, is this a sane choice?
posted by benzenedream
on Jul 19, 2014 -
My husband and I have the opportunity to be dropped off at the Metro (red line, Glenmont side) at around 11:00am and picked back up there around 5:30-6:00pm on Friday 11/29, the day after Thanksgiving. What should we do? What's open? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque
on Nov 22, 2013 -
I recently started a new job, and for the time being I'll be working remotely in NE PA. Eventually though I'll need to move down here. I've been doing some research and well there's a lot of information to digest. [more inside]
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a
on Nov 20, 2013 -
Looking for a hotel in the Washington DC area. There are, of course, a lot of special snowflake requirements. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia
on May 23, 2013 -
I'm trying to decide whether to take MetroNorth to Grand Central Monday morning. Will a train arriving @8:51am be unpleasantly packed, or is that considered late in the rush hour? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on May 3, 2013 -
Does this hotel exist? I need a place on the 4th of this month, walking distance from a DC Metro stop for $175 or less per night. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Drivers of NoVA: Starting from the intersection of 123/Ox Rd. and 286/Fairfax County Parkway, picking a friend up from DCA/National Airport, flight arriving at 7am this Wednesday. Should I drive the whole way, stop at Franconia-Springfield and take the metro, or some other plan C? What will traffic, parking at F-S, and metro crowding be like and how early should I leave? What effect will the holiday have?
posted by anaelith
on Nov 18, 2012 -
I'll be visiting DC in several weeks for 5-6 days, doing a lot of the usual tourist stuff, staying at the Hyatt in Bethesda (partner will be attending a conference there). What is the best method for me / us for getting around DC on the Metro? They seem to have several smart card-like alternatives, and I am also wondering if there is a particular pre-pay plan that might be appropriate for visitors. Last but not least, would the Bethesda Metro station (beneath the Hyatt as I understand) have the kiosk necessary to purchase whatever best solution this thread recommends (is it a major enough station)?
posted by aught
on Sep 12, 2012 -
I'm planning a trip to DC in June and wondering what areas are safe & not so safe? Also hotels are very expensive so can anyone suggest a hotel (staying a week) in or around DC that is convenient to the Metro and again a safe area and not so expensive as to dry out your bank account? Any tips about DC in general?
posted by irish01
on Apr 19, 2012 -
How can I build/buy an always-on DC Metro estimated arrival display cheaply and (reasonably) easily? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Excellent
on Aug 12, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend a talented public speaker in the NYC/Boston/Philly/DC/NJ area who can talk to our audience (an NYC non-profit usability professionals' association) about usability, who would be available from March of 2011 onwards? I'm particularly interested in finding people who specialize in designing things like cockpit controls for aircraft, nuclear plant dashboards, radar systems for the military and/or meteorological systems, and the like. I'm a big fan of author and researcher Gary Klein and have asked for his help as well. I'd be grateful for any leads. Thank you.
posted by uxplanner
on Nov 22, 2010 -
During the Rally tomorrow, how likely is it that I'll be able to find a place to park--paid or otherwise--within a reasonable walking distance of the National Gallery in DC? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T.
on Oct 29, 2010 -
DCFilter: I'm in DC, trying to buy a bike from someone on Craigslist. He's in VA. What's a good Metro station to meet at so I can test-ride the bike?
While we're at it -- what are some things to be wary of when buying a used bike?
posted by Inigo Jones
on Aug 14, 2010 -
1.5 months in Japan and I'm loving it. Now that I'm used to the neighborhoods, and had a few great mini-travel experiences, I want to push myself and my time here more. Help me plan adventures? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on May 13, 2010 -
Help my non-designer friend make good-looking subway maps! What program/webapp can mimic the DC Metro
system map style but with a very small learning curve? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jan 28, 2010 -
OrangeLineFilter: Will shifting my commute by 1/2 hour make an appreciable difference in my commute? [more inside]
posted by whodatninja
on Jan 6, 2010 -
DC Metro-Filter: Last night I witnessed a strange stop in the metro system: a car with blackened windows pulled up to the edge of the platform, a guard with a shotgun got out, and some more guys wheeled a cart into the train while another one was removed. What was it? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea
on Sep 1, 2009 -
What would be the best way to live in DC yet work in Germantown, MD? [more inside]
posted by Loto
on Apr 28, 2009 -
ParisFilter: what is the best way to get from the Gare d'Austerlitz to Orly Sud? [more inside]
posted by fantine
on Feb 24, 2009 -
In Minneapolis, MN, I put my money in the fare slot for the bus, and two transfer tickets came out. Will they both work? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas
on Dec 30, 2008 -
Where can I park my car near a DC metro stop for the next few days? [more inside]
posted by medpt
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Anybody have tips for how a recently graduated college student who is used to rolling out of bed and stumbling to class can cope with a many-hours-long commute? [more inside]
posted by oostevo
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Where should I live in Arlington, VA? I want to live on the orange line metro. I'm 23 and single and I want to be as close to the action as possible. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Help! I need a hand finding an apartment in DC for 3 people all about to commute in different directions. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Sep 3, 2008 -
Extremely long shot horror movie question involving cats and the French subway system. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan
on Aug 18, 2008 -
How are the distances between stations on the DC Metro website calculated? They do not appear to be tunnel, walking/driving, or even straight-line (great circle) distances. [more inside]
posted by thrako
on Jul 6, 2008 -
In Paris for four days. Riding the Metro in the center city, not out to the burbs, probably four boardings per day max. What kind of ticket? Per-ride? Daily? Weekly? Some other special ticket I don't know about?
posted by soulbarn
on May 20, 2008 -
Help advise me on my work commute to Georgetown U from McLean,Va (I'm not close to metro). [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow
on Feb 14, 2008 -
Hi, this is my first question... here goes:
I live in Montreal (but am not a native of the city), I'm looking for a gym that has 3 month or "pay-as-you-go" memberships (as I may be moving July 1st). I don't drive, so it pretty much needs to be near a métro station; on that note I work & live on the Orange line (work=Cremazie / home=Cote-Vertu).
I'm kind of lazy, but I do enjoy going to a gym... i.e. if it's not too much out of my way, I'll go regularly.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
posted by Laura in Canada
on Jan 25, 2007 -
Popping down to NYC to visit the missus, probably taking the Metro North line into Grand Central from somewhere in Connecticut. I usually park and ride from New Haven, but would love to find a slightly smaller and more humane station further down the line. Suggestions?
posted by clango
on Jan 4, 2007 -
Is there a geographically accurate map of the DC metro system? Like this
London tube map?
posted by phrontist
on Dec 28, 2006 -
Looking for suggestions on how to organize and promote an exchange of unused subway fare cards for travelers from Ann Arbor to DC, NYC, SF. Leaning towards a design that minimizes writing code.
I'm heading out to DC Sunday and had to dig around to find the remnants of the last fare - that should have been easy and an opportunity to socialize with the last person who came back with a partly full Metrocard.
posted by edwardvielmetti
on Dec 9, 2006 -
I'm seeking opinions... What is the best place to live if you're commuting to the Union Station area of Washington, DC? I'm open to anything, but, I need to buy a relatively affordable house. Also, my Mom lives in Frederick, my Dad lives in Baltimore, and my brother-in-law lives on Capitol Hill. It would be nice to be somewhat central to all of them. For a bonus point: Are there any towns that are simply so great (have a great downtown/restaurants, etc...) they are worth consideration regardless of these other factors?
posted by Shanachie
on Nov 8, 2006 -
Martial Arts Filter: To make this short and easy, do any of the MeFites in their collective wisdom have any good suggestions on where a 27 year old with no martial arts experience should look to begin learning such in the D.C. area? I not quite that interested in jujitsu, but all other forms I'm wide open to. Any advice you all might have, I certainly appreciate. [more inside]
posted by Atreides
on Oct 29, 2006 -