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There is a block of rooms reserved at a group inn right in the heart of Dupont Circle . The prime location of this hotel will situate you just blocks from the beautiful Capitol grounds, blocks from many  shops and restaurants on Connecticut Avenues, and just two blocks from our apartment - convenient for meeting up and going out!

This hotel was chosen because of its location, but also because of its charm and amazing food - it's also where the event will take place (one our favorite places, too). However, we realize that it may be a little too 'cozy' (as it is a historic bed and breakfast), and it may be pricey for some. Also, it may not be the most kid friendly for those of you with children in toe...

Thus, some alternatives are provided below based on location and prices found on a recent search through

We hope that families choose to stay together so that you have the convenience of seeing each other and making plans together as much aspossible while you're here!

The Group Inn

Tabard Inn
1739 N Street, NW
Washington, DC   20036

View the different rooms
Some have a shared bathroom - make sure to read the descriptions carefully!

Directions to the Tabard Inn

From the airport:

We recommend that you DO NOT RENT A CAR
Parking in DC is very expensive and scarce, and it's confusing to navigate this city.

We suggest:

A cab is best from the airport!

By Metro

Take the Red Line to Dupont Circle. Use the South exit from thestation andwalkone block along 19th Street to N Street. Turn left andcontinuealong NStreet crossing Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street.The TabardInn islocated mid-block between 18th and 17th Streets onyour left.It's just ashort walk!


It's generally cheaper to book through a site like or Travelocity vs. directly with the hotel.

Hotel Palomar (a Kimpton Hotel)
VERY close by and brandnew - it's at 2121 P. Street (and I'm at 1734 P. Street). It's also agreat location near lots of stuff to do.

Hotel Rouge (a Kimpton, as well)
Also very close - 1315 16th Street

Hotel Helix
Also close - 1430 Rhode Island

These  have a little more 'charm' and 'character' than some of the other basics around herelike the Holiday Inn, etc. However, here are some more common and kid-friendly options:

Here are more places in Dupont

Convenience-wise,the following three would be the top tier recommendations for Dupont(but two of them are that cheap...).

Residence Inn (by Marriott)
2120 P Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
This place is just a couple of blocks from the Metro and is ina great location. It seems to be more of your typical family-friendlyhotel.

Directly across the strees is
Hotel Palomar
It's a little more 'swank', but they seem to have good deals and the location can't be beat.

This one's right on the Circle
The Jury's
1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036

One more that's one neighborhood over (Adams Morgan/Woodley Park) -it's on a strip with lots of restaurants and some little shops, the Zoois RIGHT THERE and it's just a block or so from the Metro (and only onestop from Dupont). This is the hotel that CWLA uses for the conference!

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 800/228-9290 or 202/328-2900

Again, do a search on and comefirst to see if these places come up with a good rate, and THEN I wouldcall them directly to see what they offer. It's ALWAYS cheaper online.

Thenext three are still considered to be in Dupont, but they're just alittle bit more of a walk to everything - i'ts at T Street, about  4 blocks from the Dupont Metro station (which is at Q Street).

Washington Hilton Hotels and Towers
1919 Connecticut Ave

Courtyard by Marriott Northwest
1900 Connecticut Ave

Churchhill Hotel
1914 Connecticut

And lastly, Cristina has a deal through work for aplace called Club Quarters. Just use the code CWLA and the rate shouldbe $156 for a 'club', $174 for a standard, $196 for a superior and $226for a suite.
Club Quarters  839 17th Street, NW  Washington 20006

Higher End Options

The Swann House Inn
(in Dupont Circle)

The Mayflower Hotel
(very close by)

The infamous Watergate Hotel
(Not so close by, but very close to many attractions)

Airport & Travel Info

Fly into the Washington Reagan International Airport (DCA)
(We always find the cheapest tickets on or

Cabbing It
From there a cab to your hotel would be easiest, and will only be about  $20 or so.  However, try to act like you're not a tourist because sometimes they try to rip you off if they think you don't know what you're doing (there are no meters...).

Metro Rail
DCA has its own Metro stop and it's very easy (and much cheaper - just a couple of dollars)! It's on the BLUE & YELLOW lines (take a look on the Metro map!). If you're staying in Dupont Circle, you would take the Blue or Yellow line train and transfer to the Red line train. If you take the Blue, you transfer at Metro Center - if you take the Yellow, transfer at Gallery Place/Chinatown.  Then take the Red line train going toward Shady Grove.

The Wedding Ceremony and Reception for Erik and Cristina Will be Held at

The Tabard Inn

Washington, DC

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Tabard Inn
1739 N Street, NW
Washington, DC   20036


Gift Registry

Directions to the Tabard Inn

Dress Code: Elegant/evening wear but NOT formal.

Click here to RSVP!

Gift Registry
The biggest gift is to have you all with us on this special day!!
But if you insist, we are registered at a couple of places... :)

Crate and Barrel
Sur la Table
Pottery Barn
William Sonoma
Bed, Bath & Beyond

Directions to the Tabard Inn

From the airport:

We recommend that you DO NOT RENT A CAR.
Parking in DC is very expensive and scarce, and it's confusing to navigate this city.

We suggest:

A cab is best from the airport!

By Metro



The Friday Night Before & the Sunday After...
Please RSVP for each Event Below

Join us for dinner at Dupont Grille, located right on Dupont Circle.

Dupont Grille
Friday, April 20

1500 New Hampshire Ave, NW (at 19th Stree) Washington, DC  20036

CLICK HERE to RSVP for Friday Night Dinner!

Le Petit Dejeuner!
(Sunday Brunch)

We would love to see you one last time...Join us for brunch where we will bid you a final adieu. It's located at Mimi's American Bistro, right off of Dupont Circle.

Mimi's American Bistro
Sunday, April 22
11:00 am

2120 P Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036

CLICK HERE to RSVP for Sunday Brunch!

the district

Springtime is a very special time in DC. The city is covered in tulips  and cherry blossoms, and the locals are happy to be pulling out of the  long, cold winter! Rain or shine, it's worth taking the time to exploreall that DC has to offer. Plan extra time in DC if you can - the Infamous Cherry Blossom Festival will be in full swing and ends just the weekend before our event (you'll need to book your hotel now)!

Helpful websites to plan your stay:
visitor faq

top 10 things to do!

the cherry blossoms

the sites  & museums

the neighborhoods

the nightlife & music scene

the coffee shops

the dining experience

top 10 things to do

cherry blossoms
the cherry blossoms
cherry blossom faq

the sites  & museums

The Smithsonian Museums
Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
U.S. Capitol
White House

Smithsonian Museums
National Gallery of Art is beautiful with a great cafe
Natural History Museum is great for kids
(click above)

Monuments & Memorials

FDR (our personal favorite)
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson& the Tidal Basin
World War II Memorial (Brand New!)
Vietnam Wall
Korean War
Washington Monument
US Capitol & White House listed below

Washington Monument
15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW,  Washington,  DC  20004

TheWashington Monument provides one of the better aerial views ofdowntown, and the free tickets can be hard to come by. The National  Park Service advises that same-day admission passes are often snatchedup early in the morning. If you know the date you're traveling, you canmake advance reservations (with a $1.50 service charge), although only half the tickets on any given daycan be reserved -- one third are for saved for same-day distribution atthe monument, and the rest are for group tours. The monument opensdaily at 9, and tours commence every half hour until 4:30.

The U.S. Capitol
East Capitol and First streets, Washington, DC 20510

Visitors are encouraged to call the Capitol Guide Service recorded information line at 202-225-6827 for the most up-to-date public tour information.

Guided tours are available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Capitol Guide Service Kiosk near First Street SW and Independence Avenue, beginning at 9. (They must be used at the time they are picked up. You cannot receive tickets for a later time, leave and come back.) Early morning is the best time to beat the crowds. Make sure you check the Web site's list of prohibited items before venturing out for a tour. If you would like to see Congress in action, you must apply in advance for a gallery pass from your senator or representative.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,  Washington,  DC  20500

The White House is again offering tours to the public; but visitors must make reservations through their members of Congress.

This is the tricky one. In order to access the self-guided tour of the White House's formal rooms, visitors must (a) be part of a group of 10 or more and (b) request the tour through their member of Congress. The tours can only be taken between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. You can submit a request up to six months in advance, though you only learn your date and time 'approximately one month in advance of the requested date.' At least it's free.

the neighborhoods

dupont circle
Named forthe circle where Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Avenuesmeet with P and 19 Streets, Dupont Circle itself is the meeting placefor this cosmopolitan neighborhood. It’s perfect for people-watching,playing a pick-up game of chess or sipping a latte or chai while  sitting on the edge of the fountain. Arts and entertainment collidewith an impressive mix of restaurants, shops, hotels, quaint B&B’s,galleries and museums (The Phillips Collection, The Textile Museum,Woodrow Wilson House and National Geographic Society’s Explorers Hallto name a few). Embassy Row radiates from the circle with the largest concentration of the city’s 150 international embassies. Metro:  Dupont Circle
best places in dupont

adams morgan
The  intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road is where this buttoned-upcity goes to let its hair down. Long a multicultural hub, today itsrestaurant scene is a veritable global village ranging from Ethiopianand Thai to Mexican and Indian. By day, urban adventurers leisurelystroll the heritage trail and take in colorful mural art while duckinginto present-day coffee shops, boutiques and bookstores. By night,festive crowds that get younger as the evenings get older fill thestreets, nightclubs and bars. Metro:  Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan and walk, or take a taxi. Parking is challenging at night.
best places in A.M.

capitol hill (where we work!)
If you’readdicted to C-SPAN or Sunday morning talk shows, chances are you’veheard of “the Hill.” Though the neighborhood itself may bear the nameof the Capitol building, it stretches to include a residential districtof Victorian rowhouses, parks and tree-lined streets as well as theLibrary of Congress, Supreme Court building, Folger ShakespeareLibrary, National Postal Museum and Union Station. Eastern Market (theoldest operating public market in the city) thrives on Saturdays andSundays, Barracks Row along 8th Street SE is dotted with shops,restaurants and bars, and the Washington Nationals call RFK stadiumhome. Metro:  Union Station; Capital South; Eastern Market
best places on the hill

Arguablythe entertainment center of the city, downtown is the crossroads of thetheatre, restaurant, business and museum experience. From edgy andclassic productions to touring Broadway shows - Woolly Mammoth,Shakespeare, National, Warner and Ford’s theatres - are within easywalking distance. Museums abound including the International SpyMuseum, National Building Museum, the Marian Koshland Science Museumand the National Museum of Women in the Arts. A wide variety of hotelsalong with the stylish and spacious Washington Convention Center calldowntown home. Chinatown is marked most noticeably bythe “Friendship Arch” that was built cooperatively by the Washingtoncity government and its sister city, Beijing and secondarily by theChinese marks that adorn businesses from traditional Chinese restaurantmainstays and more contemporary shops like Benetton and Aveda. Penn Quarteris a moniker for an area of downtown that has witnessed a“rags-to-riches” transformation including luxury condos rising abovehistoric facades. Metro:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Metro Center, Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter

Hop thebright red and silver Circulator bus to this prestigious neighborhood.At once historic and hip, Georgetown’s cobble-stoned streets are linedwith some of the most famous names in fashion, boutiques featuring anumber of up-and-coming local designers and restaurants and barsattracting a well-heeled clientele. Hotels range from luxurious toall-suite family-friendly properties. The waterfront district iscentered on Wisconsin and M streets, NW and is home to GeorgetownUniversity, Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, Kreeger Museum, OldStone House and the C&O Canal with 180 miles of biking and hikingtrails.
best places in g-town

u street
The birthplace of Duke Ellington and the center of Washington’sAfrican-American nightlife for much of the 20th century is once againthriving. Many neighborhood haunts are gathering spots, from the newBohemian Busboys & Poets (named for Langston Hughes) to thelandmark, soulful Ben’s Chili Bowl (Bill Cosby loves the half-smokes).On weekend nights, U Street rivals Adams Morgan for crowds, though witha slightly older vibe. “The cutting edge of what this city is and canbe,” U Street is also equally intriguing by day, home to the AfricanAmerican Civil War Memorial, Lincoln Theatre and Howard University.Designer home-furnishings stores, boutiques and music clubs abound nearthe junction of 14th & U streets. The neighborhood extends intoLogan Circle and also includes Studio Theatre. Metro: U St./African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
best places around u street

the nightlife & music scene

Adams Morgan's 18th Street is the place to be at night, but check the weekly Washington City Paper  for specific listings.

the coffee shops

the dining experience
(also see above under the different neighborhoods)

affordable dupont options:
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