Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Mayflower Hotel, Washington D.C.

If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that after my finals ended, I high-tailed it to Washington, D.C. which is only about an hour and 45 minute drive from my school and met my parents and family friends for the weekend. We do this pretty much every year around Christmas just to sight see and shop and eat. It also gives me something to look forward to while I'm going through grueling finals week (not to brag or anything... but I did pretty darn well this semester ;)!!). Well, we usually try a different hotel every time because we want to experience each one (most my parents have been to in the past so we just rotate). Several years ago we stayed at the Mayflower. I was a lot younger and don't remember it much so I was thrilled to stay there this time around. I love looking at hotel rooms and staying in hotels. I'm not sure why--my parents think I'm crazy for it, but I really do. So if you're into the same thing as I am, this post is for you.
We stayed in one of the suites. To say it was fabulous would be an understatement. The Mayflower is a historic hotel and each room is unique which another fun part about it. Above was the sitting area.
The wet bar was a nice addition and held our beverages and cheese and crackers. I loved that there were two refrigerators (plenty of room for the champagne).
The "C" family in front of the fireplace.
Hallway snapshot. I love the colors and the simple but elegant decor and design. You can really feel the historical aspect of this hotel.
Pretty Pretty.
Tourist pose.
Typical sister picture.
Had to include this shot to show off this vest that I'm wearing. It's my mothers and I'm obsessed with it. It's actually reversible which is really neat.
The White House.
Inside the Mayflower.
If you are traveling to D.C. and thinking of a place to stay, I wholeheartedly recommend the Mayflower. Our room came with 2 breakfasts included and it was one of the most delicious breakfasts I've ever had. It is served in their main dining room and has everything from fresh fruit to pancakes, eggs benedict and smoked salmon. I don't even like breakfast foods for the most part but I felt like I was in heaven. Not to mention it's close to many attractions such as the White House. bEw and some other college friends met me at my room and we walked two blocks to a bar that a ton of my other college friends were at. I don't think we took a cab our entire stay. Have you stayed at the Mayflower before? What is your favorite part of D.C.?
More to come on my stay but I just had to highlight the wonderful accommodations.
Have a fabulous day!

I was not compensated in anyway. These thoughts and opinions are my own. 


Maria said...

Yes, I've stayed at the Mayflower and loved it too. Washington DC is one of my favorite cities in the US. I just love the history of it. My favorite part of the city is Georgetown. I love the shopping, the eating, the ambiance and the gorgeous homes. My favorite building in the city is the Supreme Court. I toured the SC the summer before I started law school and was so inspired. If I were a recent college graduate, I would move there in a heartbeat.

Sydney Carver Snyder said...

Maria, so glad we share the same love of the city! I plan on moving there as soon as possible (depending on getting a job of course!).

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

We stayed at the Mayflower for JCW's B-school graduation last's such a beautiful hotel. Have a Merry, Merry holiday! xx

Katie Rudder said...

I attended a debutant ball at the Mayflower 3 years ago! It was STUNNING, we stayed there and loved it!

Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun! I love that your family does this every year! Your family is so cute -- you definitely look just like your dad and your sister like your mom! The Mayflower looks wonderful! Glad you had a nice mini-vacation! Good job on finals, too!

Anonymous said...

I love DC (esp Georgetown) so thanks for sharing these photos - I would certainly try the Mayflower after seeing these photos. A great breakfast can win me over! What a great idea to go at the end of term for a boost in spirits!

Elizabeth said...

The Mayflower is also where the debutante ball is held each winter. The next one will be exactly a year from today!

Grace said...

Cute family photo! I'll keep that hotel in mind for my next trip

hEl said...

I love the Mayflower! My law school's Barrister's Ball will be there this year, and I'm so boyfriend is springing for a room there! It sure will beat my apartment, since I live in a less than classy part of DC.

Sara said...

LOVE the Mayflower! My husband and I stayed there the weekend of our engagement. He proposed at the top of the Lincoln Memorial, overlooking the Washington Monument. So romantic! :) Needless to say, we LOVE DC...always have and always will! Such a great city with an amazing vibe. I hope you and your family had a wonderful stay. Merry Christmas!


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