3 states in one day
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August 30th, 2008 – by: ckubojiri
Arrived to the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel around 4 PM due to the 3 hour time difference. The hotel face is under minor construction so it dampered the first impression slightly. When you walk inside you get an old world feel by the decor. Reminded me of how I imagine walking into the Titanic might have felt like. (Slight exaggeration). Not the most fancy lobby, but it was quaint. Including a gaudy shop that appears they do not approve anything for sale unless it is hit with the bedazzler, beads, or sequence. There is also a regular gift shop in the lobby. I was very happy to see a Starbucks station near the cafe. You can bet that was my first stop the following morning. The hotel is on the North side of Washington near the Potomac River.
I was starving, so walked left out of the hotel down to a Seafood Market. It was smelly and did not have anywhere to sit if you bought their cooked seafood, but if you walk a short ways to the left there was a really good all-you-can-eat seafood buffet called Phillip's Flagship. $29.99 per person, but pretty damn good. I love, loVE, LOVE to eat!
So, my first night, I spent some time with my family at the hotel pub. It wasn't very crowded around 10pm, but come 11-midnight, the place was filled with returning tourists for a late night drink and meal.
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