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RE: Washington, D.C. restaurants?

There's a couple of really well located Courtyard by Marriotts here in the
city.  Their weekend rates are great, and they have a separate living area
with refrigerator and kitchen table, living area, etc.
Also look for Residence Inns, (also by Marriott) which are little suites,
with kitchens and living rooms at the same rate (if not less) than regular,
bland, generic hotel rooms. I always look for these two places because
they're so wonderful.  Sometimes they even have a fire place (Lansing, MI)
which is better than home!

Enjoy yourself!

-----Original Message-----
From: readerwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:readerwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 01:00 AM
To: CF_Muehling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Washington, D.C. restaurants?

Thank you for all your helpful suggestions!  I'm printing them off to take
us. My aunt was supposed to check out the hotel for us, and we haven't heard
from her yet.  One of the reasons we booked the place we did is because it
a refrigerator and a microwave. We didn't realize the neighborhood was so

Thanks again,

Karen and Ben

"Christine F. Muehling" wrote:

> I think you should know Logan Circle is, um, on the "fringe."  When you
> out of your hotel, if you're just walking around?  Only go towards the
> streets going UP.  You're on 14th and 13th, where they come together at
> Rhode Island and Vermont.  Only walk towards 15, 16, 17th streets.  It is
> NOT safe to walk around there at night.  If you've gone for an inexpensive
> hotel room, that's why you've found it there.
> Now, for the good news.  You're a 3 minute taxi ride down to 19th and M
> Sts., where it's safe to walk and there are great restaurants.  If you go
> towards 18th, 19th, and Connecticut Avenues at Dupont circle, you can walk
> around and be in veggie heaven, if not fat free heaven.  Great little
> restaurants all over the place.  Including Indian <LOL>! Try Kramer Books
> for brunch, or Tomatoes, or just stroll around there and do appetizers
> places.
> 18th and S is the famous Nora's that does beautiful organic dishes and is
> extremely accommodating.
> Thai does not = coconut.  Explore some of the amazing grills, and noodle
> dishes.
> Cab it up to Columbia Road and 18 Sts to Adams Morgan and try some of the
> Ethiopian up there.  Miss Saigon is FANTASTIC Vietnamese.  You could
> creative with La Forchette, or Try something weird at Madam's Organ. (Get
> it?  Adams Morgan - Madam's Organ?)  Here, stay on 18th and Columbia.  No
> side streets, OK?  It's very bohemian in this area, but off the main
> is very dark, with lots of bushes, and it's not safe.
> BTW, although there was a good recommendation for a place in Vienna, VA?
> That's not DC.  No way, shape or form, you'd have to drive for at least
> an hour to get there.
> You have tons of possibilities.  If you want an inexpensive hotel, I'd
> over to Rhode Island and 15th Sts to either that Holiday Inn or the one
> further down called the Gramarcy.  Logan Circle is a truly beautiful
> that's just becoming renovated.  Seriously amazing Victorian Mansions
> with one of the most beautiful traffic circles in the city.
> it's still "eh."  The only way I'd stay over there (and I lived 6 blocks
> from there for 6 years) is if I had the opportunity to stay in one of
> homes that have become B&Bs.  Then?  In a heartbeat!
> It's 70o with no humidity today.  The flowers are in bloom and the city
> looks like a post card.  You're going to love it.
> The next time I come back to San Fran, I'm going to check in with you!!
> Christine

Karen Rosenbaum and Ben McClinton
231 Stanford Avenue
Kensington, CA 94708-1103
(510) 526-6521