By Sean Weber
Lemme me tell you… the Westin Washington DC City Center is a great hotel to plan a long weekend around, in our nation’s capital. Especially, if you’re building a trip where you spend half the weekend seeing the historic sights in DC; and the other half out at College Park watching your favorite college team play the Maryland Terrapins.
Here’s what I loved about my trip, and how the Westin turned out to be the perfect place for my sightseeing/football weekend in DC.
Staying at the Westin City Center is basically sleeping in a brand spankin’ new hotel. It just went under a complete property transformation.
Every guest-room and suite features those world-renowned Heavenly Beds I’ve enjoyed at other Westin hotels over the years. Talk about a comatose night of sleep. If you haven’t slept in one, wait until you do. I’m a guy that likes to catch some Zzzzzzz’s, and would love to do nothing more than waste an entire day napping; eating room service; and watching football and movies from one of these Westin beds.
Speaking of grub, there’s no shortage of good places to eat in the area around the Westin City Center… at all.
I know how good it is because I was treated to an excellent meal upon my arrival. Executive Chef Felix Nunes served up plate after plate of delicious appetizers, entrées and desserts.
Selecting the Garlic Shrimp isn’t an easy choice though with that freaking GREAT spicy Tuna Taco appetizer on the menu too. It’s a “must eat” at FRINGETREE in my opinion. If I worked in the neighborhood, I would do the same as many of the locals do. I would come and dine with the FRINGETREE at lunch. I would then order the Garlic Shrimp as an appetizer… and the Tuna Taco as an entrée.
As for the entrées … that are actually entrées … the Seared Diver Scallops might be the prettiest plate of scallops I’ve ever been served… and boy, were they delicious. They were perfectly prepared as you can easily see.
I mentioned before the Westin City Center was perfectly located in Washington DC for two purposes of mine.
The first being… I was able to check out some historic sights within just a few blocks of the hotel on the day of my arrival.
The second… I could get from the Westin City Center to the Ohio State vs Maryland game at College Park, easily.
Roughly, it was 45 minutes from hotel to stadium. This is faster than I can get to Citi Field from my apartment on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
Thanks to the Westin concierge for show me the fastest way to the stadium as well. His advice saved me roughly 20 minutes.
Start planning your trip by visiting the Westin City Center website >>> HERE.
Have a great time, and let me know what good food you find to eat.