We have an early flight out of National Airport in the morning (and we rented our house for the weekend on Airbnb) so we decided to get a hotel next to the airport. We looked at several hotels (chains) and decided on the Embassy Suites by Hilton Crystal City. It’s about one mile from the airport. I have stayed in Waldorf Astorias but I am just as happy with a good bed and nice perks. We got an early check-in and received a complimentary bag of refreshments upon arrival. Monday we stayed at the Hilton Gaithersburg and they said pick what you want for snacks.
We got a really nice two-room suite (it’s an all suite hotel) – which includes a cocktail reception with complimentary beverages and snacks and a hot made-to-order breakfast. One of the best perks is that my husband has an evening flight tomorrow so he got a 3pm checkout and they arranged his transportation to Dulles (he’s going on a separate trip).
So we are in the pool now working up an appetite for the snacks and what looks like a decent meal at the hotel restaurant.
We had a really nice afternoon at the Jefferson Memorial and catching a glimpse of the last of Washington’s famous cherry blossoms. The best part is we got a really good rate, as well as double HHonors points and a priceless mini getaway with no distractions from family time.
It’s nice being the king and queen (and princess) of the castle.