A Diplomatic Trip

When you’re on a mission to see D.C.

 

The magic word in Washington, D.C. is “access.” Not a problem at the Savoy Suites Hotel in Glover Park, close to Georgetown, the National Cathedral, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, the Potomac River, and many of the city’s universities. The hotel has you covered no matter how you roll: A complimentary shuttle can drop you at the D.C. Metro, a Capital Bikeshare station is nearby, and parking is readily available. While Air Force One is certainly everyone’s dream, you’ll have to clear that one with the President.

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The Savoy Suites, located in the neighborhood of embassies, is itself borderless, the Embassy of Everyone—though some rooms have better views than diplomats’ might. Framed in windows are the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, and the river.
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You’ve got our clearance to go check out the burgeoning food scene on Wisconsin Avenue, where the cuisine spans the globe. The de facto embassy of wine is Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, with about 20 by the glass representing many countries. The American mainstay Town Hall is a gastropub with a charming back patio. Cafe Divan grills kebab and other Turkish specialties. And the servers at Old Europe greet you in German dirndls, while the polka is played and schnitzels are made.

 

While you might never know what to expect next, you can set your watch by one ritual: the playing of “Evening Colors” at sunset from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

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