By Elise H. Ford
Overlaying the highlights of a vacation spot, those cheap pocket-sized publications comprise the entire cognizance to element present in a widespread Frommer’s advisor in a pint-size package.Outspoken critiques on which sights are worthwhile—and which aren’tExact costs to assist tourists plan the ideal journey, it doesn't matter what their budgetThe top inns and eating places in each finances, with candid reviewsFrommer's transportable courses supply the entire exact details and insider suggestion of a Frommer's entire Guide--but in a concise, pocket-sized format.Perfect for the temporary tourist who insists on worth and does not are looking to battle through or hold a sizable guidebook, this sequence selects the superior offerings in all expense different types and takes you immediately to the pinnacle points of interest. Get the newest on inns, eating places, sightseeing, buying, and nightlife in a nutshell in those light-weight, low-cost guides.This convenient, easy-to-carry consultant is the right better half as you discover the monuments and memorials of the nation's capital. Our writer, an established resident, is familiar with the entire bits and bobs, and she'll take you immediately to the highlights, from the Smithsonian museums to the White residence. She's rigorously selected a good collection of lodges and eating places in all expense different types, and she'll additionally convey you the place to discover the most popular bars, golf equipment, and cafes. With particular maps and plenty of insider recommendation, Frommer's places the easiest of D.C. at your fingertips!
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Once you’re ensconced inside the Mandarin, you may have no inclination to leave. Hotel decor richly combines Asian and American traditions. Each guest room is laid out in accordance with the principles of Feng shui, and furnishings include replica pieces from the Smithsonian’s collections and handmade silk tapestries. Sensuously beautiful Fili D’Oro linens rest on the thick-mattressed beds. The service is sublime. Rather than roam the neighborhood, you may enjoy rambling around the hotel’s terraces of landscaped gardens, taking in views of the Tidal Basin and marina, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Virginia skyline.
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C. qxp 10/17/08 1:28 PM Page 31 PENN QUARTER 31 the Washington Monument. S. Capitol. The halves connect seamlessly, enclosing a landscaped courtyard. Spacious guest rooms feature vaulted ceilings and long windows. Eclectic furnishings include neoclassical armoires and three-legged desks. ) A color scheme successfully marries creamy yellow walls with periwinkle blue lounge chairs and orangey-red damask pillows. ) Interior rooms overlook the courtyard and the restaurant, Poste (p. 66); exterior rooms view city sights on floors two through four.