Washington D.C. (including Baltimore) - St Regis or Ritz-Carlton?
Jul 19, 11, 8:53 am
Which one should I for for as a solo traveller in Washington DC? I'll be walking/taking public transport to all the tourist places. The room at St Regis is a Metropolitan suite and the room at the RC is the one bedroom suite.
I quite like the idea of breakfast and a small dinner at the RC club room but not sure if it's any good, and I think it has free internet access? But St Regis is closer to 3 Metro station and has a butler!
Jul 19, 11, 1:01 pm
st regis has Adour Alain Ducasse. you speak of those big buck hotel rooms, and then worry about free internet access? does not sound correct.
Jul 20, 11, 9:00 am
There are actually two Ritz Carltons in DC - one in Foggy Bottom near Foggy Bottom Metro Station and one in Georgetown. If you are walking to touristy places, the one in Foggy Bottom is better location wise... but the St Regis is definitely close to the White House, Mall, etc.
Jul 20, 11, 9:25 am
Thanks very much. The Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City is quite close to the Metro? and slightly cheaper for a club lever suite (which are slightly larger then the St Regis one , 620 square feet compared to 750). The St Regis offer a late checkout package which i think I will need though as my flight is in the evening.
Jul 20, 11, 9:42 am
Yeah, the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City is very close to the Metro (you can go through the mall and not have to go outside to get to the Metro) but it doesn't seem nearly as nice as the others (just my external observations). Additionally, it's in Virginia, not DC :)
Jul 20, 11, 2:02 pm
Living 1.5 blocks from the Ritz in Pentagon City, I'd say stay in town at either property - your choice is better than mine!
For going to tourist places, you're much better off in town than staying in Virginia, albeit you are still pretty close and can easily take public transport from Pentagon City...
Also, Adour was good, but there are MUCH better restaurants for the price in town - of similar style: Citronelle, Marcel's and for a bit less classy: Central.
And of course, when talking about other cusine, there are much more options - but for French, you can do better than Adour.