Best SPG hotel in DC for Family weekend?

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  1. ClarkyBoy
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    Hi All,

    First time family vacation in DC, with 2 toddlers..

    What is the best use of SPG Platinum (and points) if we want to stay close to museums, whitehouse, etc? seem to be a few choices, W, Westin, another Westin :)

    Anyone has favorites?

    Thanks!

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  2. Pizzaman
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    For family travel and conveniently located, I would choose Four Points DC if you're looking for value (cat 4). Sheraton Crystal City is also a Cat 4 but you'll need to take Metro to get to most things.

    I prefer the Westin Georgetown as a Cat 5, although not as good a value. And, obviously like the St. Regis. :)
     
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    I don't think the W is very kid friendly. Your best choices are the Westin Washington or the 4points Sheraton. The Westin National harbor is much further and probably a hassle with little kids.
     
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    For the same price (Cat 5), I prefer Westin Georgetown to Westin Washington. Westin Washington is a bit better located.
     
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    thanks everyone!
     
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    Very weird - I ended up booking the W after finding some great rates from my company + points for extra days.
    Trying to send an email to someone in the hotel to ask nicely for an upgrade - I can't find an email, and the "just ask" link sends you to their contact us page with a phone ;)

    Oh well....

    ClarkyBoy
     
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    I'd second the 4Points idea. The room has a fridge and a microwave and it's close to tourist locations, unless you plan on shopping in GTown a lot.
     

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