DC hotel suitable for five people?
July 9, 2007 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Recommendations on Washington DC hotels for a family of five?

I will be bringing the family to DC next month, and have reservations at the Washington Suites in Georgetown. A suite usually works better for us as we are a family of 5, and most hotel rooms only accommodate 4 comfortably. We have done the two doubles and roll away bed, but not all rooms are spacious enough to make this work well.

My question. Does anyone have recommendations for hotels that would accomodate 5 people (including a 16 year old, so not all of the kids are small)? Are there hotels where the rooms are spacious enough to work with a rollaway bed? Any attractive two adjoining room options?Also, the Washington Suites does not have a pool, and a pool would be a big plus, especially in DC in August. Finally, if there is somewhere that serves a hot breakfast, rather than a continental, even better.

The suite is ~$200/night, so staying in that range would be great. Thanks for the help.
posted by genefinder to Travel & Transportation around Washington, DC (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best Western 10 I (Eye) Street SW, Washington, DC, 20024-4299 Phone: 202-488-7500

Has a pool, is really close to downtown, and is near a couple metro stops.
posted by parmanparman at 8:18 AM on July 9, 2007

Try the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion.

1. has a pool/health club
2. offers hot breakfast made-to-order as part of room rate
3. two beds in the BR plus a fold-out in the living area
4. Metro (red line) is in the basement of the building
5. shops/restaurants in the immediate area
6. clean, safe neighborhood if you're going to be running around late late at night
7. I've never paid more than $200/night there
posted by mccxxiii at 9:21 AM on July 9, 2007

On a recent trip, I stayed with a friend at The Towne Place Suites in Falls Church, VA. It was a couple miles off a Metro stop, but was $149/night, had a kitchenette, three beds (in three rooms - two queens and a pull-out in the living room), free Internet, and was easy enough to get to for a first-timer in the area.

Oh, it was clean and in a decent enough part of town too.

It didn't seem the least bit inconvenient to be staying outside the city while we were there. Good value for the price.
posted by peacecorn at 9:28 AM on July 9, 2007

My friends recently stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel near Georgetown (near where you're booked). It looked nice and the rooms spacious.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 10:01 AM on July 9, 2007

Best answer: We stayed at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol a few years ago with our family of 6 and it was perfect. I remember it as being quite spacious and we made frequent use of the rooftop pool. If I recall correctly (we stayed in 2 hotels on that trip), we were all in one room, with a rollaway bed. The two oldest boys slept together, the next youngest had the cot and the then 4 year old slept with us. Plus they have a nice hot breakfast and I think kids eat free.
posted by Biblio at 10:08 AM on July 9, 2007

I would highly suggest using Priceline. You can specify just about everything. I've gotten $350 rooms for $60 before and I have a lot of friends who put their family up that way when they are in town.
posted by whoaali at 3:50 PM on July 9, 2007

As for that Best Western that parman suggested: I'd exercise caution if I went there. It's in sort of a rough section of town, and on top of that it's not a terribly picturesque place to stay. It might not be the best place to take a large family. (One of my high school history teachers had a running joke that he would pay for a night at that particular hotel to whichever student had the best presentation for a class assignment near the end of the semester.)

There are many other hotels just as close to downtown, and close to metro stops as well.
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam at 9:54 PM on July 9, 2007

We stayed at the State Plaza a couple of years back and it was pretty spacious. There was a walk-in-closet of sorts, that would probably fit a roll-a-way bed. Close to the Mall as well.
posted by backwards guitar at 7:58 AM on July 10, 2007

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