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We all need vacations. I could go for a three month (or permanent) vacation right about now. However when times are tough and your wallet is a bit thinner than usual, you might think about skipping your trip to Paris and instead having a DC staycation. Instead of researching French bistros and quaint places to eat baguettes and cheese, why not stay right here in our fabulous city?
The key to a successful staycation is to get out of your house and into a hotel. Might I suggest the new and improved Dupont Hotel? They recently did a $50 million renovation and all rooms feature either a king or two double beds, complimentary wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs, heated bath floor tiles, Frette bath robes and Kiehl’s bath amenities. The best part is that they’re offering their rooms at $100 off their regular nightly rate, a deal that’s hard to pass up.
So ditch the kids, pack your fancy lingerie, and slip into a world of luxury. If you’re still longing for baguettes, cheese, and an overall rude French experience, might I suggest Bistro du Coin?
Sadly, I stayed there over Mother’s Day weekend and was sorely disappointed. Not just because I preferred the character of the old hotel (the Irish theme extended beyond Biddy Mulligan’s pub), but the room layouts were very strange; there was very little space between the foot of the beds and the wall separating the “bedroom” from the bathroom (one and a half to two feet at most). The design scheme looks like any other “contemporary” decor, with nothing really special to recommend it (and the beds definitely don’t look like the photo in this piece). And how about the $60/person Mother’s Day brunch? (We went across the street to Afterwords and had too much food for $30 total.)
I will say that the beds were very comfy, and the “bath amenities” were very nice. And if you can knock $100 off the rate per night, maybe it’s worth it. I would not recommend paying full price.