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This will be a 2 part series about my Washington, D.C. trip taken the weekend after Thanksgiving.  This first post will be about the hotel.

When we decided to come to Washington DC, I thought it would be nice to check out the Park Hyatt there.  I booked the hotel through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) and received a $100 food and beverage credit per room.

We arrived at around 1 PM and were able to check in early thanks to FHR.  The lobby seemed to be a lot smaller than other hotels but it was pleasant.  The check-in process was very slow, taking about 15 minutes, and all the FHR benefits were not even explained.  We also got the wrong bed type, though that was quickly corrected.  We received an upgrade on one of the rooms to a premier park deluxe.

Premier Park Deluxe

Premier Park Deluxe

Premier Park Deluxe

Premier Park Deluxe

And the other was a normal Park Deluxe room.

Park Deluxe

Park Deluxe

Park Deluxe

Park Deluxe

The hotel has a restaurant called Blue Duck Tavern and the food is pretty good but very pricy.  We managed to use $117 of the $200 FHR credit for a one night dinner.  We really didn’t order that much, it was about $20 a plate.  While the dinner was just pretty good, the breakfast was amazing.  They had possible the best bagels I have ever eaten.  We also ordered a waffle and some cereal, all of which was excellent.

Overall, the hotel is very nice and in a decent location.  it was about a mile from the Washington Monument and the White House.  The hotel is a bit pricey for a normal stay but if you book through FHR it’s well worth it just for the food.

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