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Hotel with a pool

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Hotel with a pool

I'll be in DC from Jun 30th till July 5th and have had a lot of help in narrowing down a hotel. We are almost 100% that we'll stay at Dupont Circle Hotel.

Being Summertime while we're there and travelling with 2 boys (ages 12 and 14 years) should I book a hotel with pool facilities? The Dupont Circle has no pool.

I'm wondering if families who have been in Summer have actually used hotel pools or is there too much to fill in our 5 day there that we won't find the time to use the hotel pool.

Our only criteria for a hotel is it must have free wifi.

All suggestions greatly accepted.

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1. Re: Hotel with a pool

Stayed at Embassy Suites Crystal City first time for 3 days. Never used the pool and our kids were 12, 15 and 25. Went back a few weeks ago and stayed at Embassy Suites Alexandria. The grandkids played in the pool,they are 6 and 11. But that was only because it was freezing outside and we came back to hotel so they were bored. We did so much walking first time that we came home and were so tired we showered and fell into bed.

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2. Re: Hotel with a pool

Look on the right column of the Tripadvisor website (on a desktop computer) for TOP QUESTIONS. There's a link for DC hotels with pools.

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3. Re: Hotel with a pool

It depends. Will be pretty hot so a pool might be nice. But if you plan on doing sightseeing all day...might not make much use out of it. DCH is a great property.

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It depends on your boys - do they want to spend part of their vacation hanging out at the pool (which they probably could do just as easily back home) or do they want to maximize their time exploring the museums and cultural activities? Better yet - ask them what they would prefer!

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After a hot day in DC going from place to place with the kids, there is nothing like jumping in the pool! And that 15 minute to one hour breather that parents get while the kids splash around cannot be beat, after going from place to place with your kids. Even better if you can order a beer or a drink while your kids are splashing around. Best of all is they have expended lots of energy and dinner at a restaurant is just a dream and everyone goes to bed early. My opinion, choose a hotel with a pool when traveling with kids to DC in the summer.

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