Archive for July, 2011

Dining Out – DC Style

July 13, 2011

Summer is a great time to visit Washington DC and this summer is a great time for anyone who enjoys eating out. There are so many great places to eat in Washington DC – I’ve heard chefs say that we have more kinds of restaurants than anywhere else.

Here are a few suggestions including some that are worth making a special trip while the regulars are away and it’s easier to get a table:

Metro Food Tours offers neighborhood tours through Georgetown, Capitol Hill, Old Town Alexandria, U Street, Eastern Market, Dupont Circle, plus an option you won’t find anywhere else – Little Ethiopia. Washington DC has the largest Ethiopian population outside of Ethiopia and offers some of the best Ethiopian food available plus traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies.

If you’ve heard about or visited Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack in New York City, we have now 2 locations in Washington DC – one in Dupont Circle, right on Connecticut Avenue, and one in Nationals Ball Park, so you can grab a burger and a shake while you enjoy a ball game.

Fans of Bravo’s Top Chef can find Spike Mendelsohn at his Good Stuff Eatery or his new We, the Pizza.

Fodor’s offers a great list of some that includes many of our favorite restaurants including Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert, Rasika by the Verizon Center, and Marvin in U Street – owned by one of the members of Thievery Corporation.  Washington Post Food Critic Tom Sietsema offers his Dining Guide to steer you in the right direction by price, location, cuisine and rating.

And no list would be complete without our own 14K Restaurant – enjoy some of Chef Spencer Wolff’s specialties or just unwind with a cocktail on the patio after a day of sightseeing.  And of course, there’s no better place to start your day than with our breakfast buffet or just stop by our in-house Starbucks and grab your coffee to go.

Check our specials and make your reservations now – we’re saving a table for you.


Family Summer Fun in Washington DC

July 1, 2011

If you’re looking for a great family summer escape, come to Washington DC! There’s plenty to see and do and we’re running a great Family Fun Package to keep it affordable to bring the whole family and stay right downtown.

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza is right across the park from the McPherson Square metro station on the Orange and Blue lines, so you won’t even have to worry about driving during your stay – you can walk or take Metro to all the most popular sites around town.

While you’re in town, you can:

  • Visit the Giant Pandas and the lion cubs at the National Zoo
  • Visit the Washington Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, plus the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall
  • Visit the Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall including the Air & Space Museum
  • Visit the Butterfly exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History
  • Tour the US Capitol
  • Take a walk past the White House
  • Head over to the National Archives to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

See a great list of 100 free (or nearly free) things to do in DC. Reserve your vacation today.

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