To begin our adventure: We received a two day trip to Washington DC from Spirit Incentives after a presentation for a product. The vacation was kind of hard to book and you had to travel from Sun. to Wed. only. We decided to pay to stay an extra day. I called Spirit Incentives to make arrangements to add a day. The hotel they were going to put us up in was not actually in downtown Washington. Upon finding that out I asked for an upgrade which cost $40 extra a day. The last night would be 126.00. So after paying 456.00 (don't forget the traveling fees) we were going to be on our way with an upgraded room. When the name of the hotel was emailed to me I looked it up on TripAdvisor. I then was semi-prepared for our trip. We flew US Airways Express. Small planes. No peanuts and $25 dollars a bag.
Our District Experience: Upon being dropped off at the hotel, we realized that we were in a gentrified part of town. There is a WholeFoods and several taverns and restaurants around the corner. It has an art deco crowd, many young single people. That is the plus. The hotel was another story.
As we walked into the hotel, the lobby was small and the hotel had an odd smell. I felt like we were back in time and these rooms were rented to sleazy politicians in the early 1900's where their secrets could be kept quiet. We did get a room early as our flight arrived in at 9:30 AM. The desk manager showed me a room that we could get at that time. (Standard room has one double bed) The room consisted of one double bed. There were three feet on each side. No nightstands. There were about 5 feet of space in front of the bed. I felt I had no choice so we told him, "Okay". When we got back to the desk he looked again and said he had a better room in the BASEMENT. He told us the room was larger and we would be happy there. (Sigh, some comfort) So we took the small elevator to the basement. The ceiling was low and the hallway smelled of massive cleaning fluids. As we got in the room I knew that we were up for an adventure. It was about 4 square feet larger. No phone. The bed was low to the ground with a boxspring mattress that had a pad over it. I then checked immediately for bed bugs. The floor was uneven, the bathroom small and the air condition did not work. (At the time we did not realize and left the room for a tour) When we returned we had to spend the first night with the small window open. Being summer it did not help and the window was adjacent to an alley. I finally closed it as I did not want anyone crawling in. (There are bums in the neighbor) The bed was uncomfortable and we did not sleep well.
The next morning: Remember this is a B&B. The breakfast included the following: coffee, orange juice, milk, cheerios, bread, cream cheese, and maybe croissants if you are there early. You can cook yourself a waffle. The End. As my husband and I looked there was nowhere to sit in the lobby. They have not tables. We brought our breakfast back to our room to sweat somemore until we left for the tour. Computers do not work well in the hotel and the cable on the TV is limited and goes out often. We also were the only Americans staying there. I heard many different languages, none in English.
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