George Washington University Inn

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

824 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States

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    Bargain in Northern VA


    Due to all of the government contractors/international guests/high prices, the average in-town price for a hotel room in the city is 100-120 bucks a weeknight. This is higher the better located the hotel, on weekends, and of course, for more stars.

    However, unlike every other city in the world, it seems to get MORE expensive further out. Places like Tyson's Corner, Arlington, and Alexandria are very expensive, because they cater to the business types who just expense it.

    The cheaper places to look on the Metro include Prince Georges County (Silver Spring is okay, some other places may not be) and this gem near George Washington University, which is near a metro stop and only 80-100 bucks per night.

    Hey, it's cheaper than normal.

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For Colonial Wannabees

by karenincalifornia

The second university we visited with my son was George Washington University. The campus is located on several tree-lined city blocks in the heart of the city, and is an interesting mix of old and new buildings. It had a totally different feel than Georgetown University. Georgetown U has the feel of a self-contained campus, separate from the city. George Washington University, on the other hand has much more of an urban feel - a feeling of being an actual part of the city.

My son was favorably impressed because all freshmen living on-campus get housekeeping service. Never mind the stellar academic program.

George Washington University

by Ewingjr98

George Washington University was founded in 1821 on Meridian Hill, on the edge of Adams Morgan, a perfect nightlife area for a college campus. Unfortunately for today's students, in either 1873 or 1910 (depending on the source) the school moved to its present Foggy Bottom location just four blocks from the White House where there is virtually nothing but tall buildings and city streets.

The main campus in downtown DC is just 43 acres, with some university land leased to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. GW also owns 23 acres in DC's Foxhall area that was the Mount Vernon College for Women until 1999. GWU has about 9,700 full time students who, as of 2008, paid about $40,000 a year in tuition plus room and board.

Former students of GWU include J. William Fulbright, Harry Reid, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Colin Powell, General John Shalikashvili, Allen Dulles, John Foster Dulles, and J. Edgar Hoover. Notable faculty include Seyyed Hossein Nasr (founder and first president of the Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy and whose son Vali Nasr taught at the US Naval Postgraduate School and is rumored to have advised the Democratic presidential candidates in 20007-2008).

Find Albert Einstein

by Pawtuxet

The memorial to Albert Einstein is a little known spot in DC. His statue is hidden a bit in a serene garden in front of the Department of Science building...on an angle across the street from the Viet Nam Memorial. If you are walking from the subway (Metro) station, George Washington University is easy to stop by on your way to the VietNam wall. Albert sits on a ledge with a celestial map at his feet...and a book with his famous formulas written on the page. The statue was done by Berk who did the popular sculpture of Kennedy. I really like this guy. Stop by and see him.

The Watergate Hotel

by Ewingjr98

The Watergate Hotel and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are located side by side along the Potomac River in Foggy Bottom.

The Watergate is actually a large complex consisting of numerous buildings with offices, apartments, a hotel, and retail. The complex was built in the 1960s by an Italian company, and they were part of an interesting side note in American history. The Democratic National Committee had its headquarters on the sixth floor of the 2600 Virginia Avenue structure in 1972. President Nixon decided to wiretap the rooms to gain an edge in the upcoming elections, and these men were caught and arrested in June 1972. This led to several large investigations, and evidence of numerous other crimes authorized by Nixon while in office. He resigned from the presidency in 1974 but was pardoned of all crimes by the new President Gerald Ford.

Across the street from the Watergate complex was a Howard Johnson's hotel at 2601 Virginia Avenue NW. From this building, Nixon's men monitored the wiretaps in the Watergate building directly across the street. This building now belongs to George Washington University and is used as dormitories. In fact, VT member Lhenne1 lived here when she attended school at GW.



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How to get to George Washington University

by aussiecouple

My daughter and I are staying at the Hotel George near Union Station. My daughter wishes to visit a friend at George Washington University. How far is this from our hotel and would a taxi be the best way to get there?

RE: How to get to George Washington University

by muchogusto

Hi, I live about 30 miles from DC, but am pretty familiar with it. You are not far from GW University. It's maybe a 7-minute taxi drive, which shouldn't cost more than about $4-$5. You could try taking the metro from Union Station -- I'm sure there is a train that goes very near GW. There are large maps posted in the metro and you could always ask the attendant inside the info booth. You buy your metro passes from machines and have to know your destination in order to figure out your fare, so try to ask first, then buy! Good luck and enjoy your visit!

RE: RE: How to get to George Washington University

by amber1970

I lived in the DC-area for years. I always think that taking the metro is your best bet. Traffic in DC is horrible! You can look online for a metro map, and I'm pretty sure that there's a place to state your location, and it will give you public transport options.

Good luck.

RE: How to get to George Washington University

by Jase1177

A taxi can be most direct, but I think the Metro is better. From Union Station, take the Red (only line at this station) heading towards Shady Grove (some may say Rockville) and get off at Metro Center. At Metro Center take either the Orange (towards Vienna) or the Blue (towards Franconia-Springfield) and get off at Foggy Bottom-GWU. This is the GW station and will put you in the middle of most GW buildings.

Enjoy DC!!


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Address: 824 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States