Washington, D.C. Journals

DC Weekend

A May 2003 trip to Washington, D.C. by pyromani

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Quote: A three day trip to Washington D.C. during Memorial Day weekend.

Omni Shoreham Hotel

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Omni Shoreham Hotel Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
The Omni Shoreham Hotel is a four-star hotel that looks quite classy and bright when you first enter the lobby with their beautiful chandeliers and inviting cushion sofas -- "not too shabby" as a friend of mine put it. For two nights in a bedroom with two queen-size beds, the price was about $250 (including service and taxes), which we reserved online at Expedia. The rooms were clean and tidy, and the beds were comfortable. Do not be tempted though by the scattered little snack munchies in the room -- they'll be tallied up in the hotel bill if eaten. We found it ludicrous that a bottle of water in the room cost $5.50 if opened. On our last night, we watched...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 8, 2003

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C., United States 20008
(202) 234-0700

Thai Chef

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Thai Chef Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
After a half-day of walking, we took the metro to the Dupont Circle stop and went to an excellent Thai restaurant called Thai Chef. The well-lit restaurant has a modern decor and an upper floor for additional seating. Thai Chef has a good wide selection of Thai specialties, not just your regular pad thai, basil fried rice options. For appetizers, we ordered the Thai Chef dumplings dish, which had crab, shrimp, and chicken meat, and which was quite delicious. Then for the main courses we tried their shrimp pad thai, pineapple fried rice with chicken, honey roasted duck, a spicy basil chicken dish that is cooked with special herbs and sauce, and the Thai salad that comes with peanut sauce dressing. Top ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 8, 2003

Thai Chef
1712 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
(202) 234-5698