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Nearby Amenities

Medical Care

Closest Business/Copy Center

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center

1400 K St NW, Washington DC

Entrance appears to be on 14th St. Hours are 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm Saturday.

Coffee and Tea

Starbucks

1429 P St NW., Washington DC

Open 5:30 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, from 6 am Saturday and Sunday.

Bluebottle Coffee

1471 P St. NW, Washington DC

Just down the street from the Starbucks east of 15th St. Open 6 am to 6 pm.

Compass Coffee

1401 I St NW, Washington DC

At the corner of 14th St. Open 5:30 am to 7 p.m.

Dua Coffee

923 15th St NW, Washington DC

Between I and K Streets. Specializes in Indonesian coffees. They also have all the usual drinks, as well as open-faced toasts and Indonesian snacks. Open 8 am to 2 pm.Monday through Friday, from 9 am Saturday. Note that this is on the east side of McPherson Square, so it is easiest to get there by walking south on Vermont Avenue, which will turn into 15th Street when you cross K Street.

Un Je Ne Sais Quoi

French Patisserie/Coffeehouse.

1361 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC

0.7 miles from the hotel.

Convenience Stores

WaWa

1 Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC

Around the corner from the hotel.

7-11

1100 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC

Corner of L St, about a block south of the hotel.

7-11

1400 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC

Corner of 14th St., about 2 blocks north of the hotel.

Food and Drink

The greatest density of nearby food options is along 14th St, going north from Thomas Circle. From the hotel, walk east along M Street, then a quarter of the way around Thomas Circle to 14th St (You’ll see a large church.) and continue north Here are some options going up to and along P St. For places in other directions, see the restaurant list (to come).

The Pig

1320 14th St NW., Washington DC

Open 4 pm to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday, till 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Barbecue . Also has chicken, brisket, and jackfruit barbecue for non-pork eaters. Entrees about $15-20.

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

1322 14th St NW., Washington DC

Open 10 am to 10 pm daily. Fast food fried chicken.

Ammathar (f.k.a. Thai Tanic)

1326 14th St NW., Washington DC

Open 11 am to 3 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm Monday through Thursday, to 11 pm on Friday. Noon to 11 pm Saturday. Noon to 10 pm Sunday. Thai. Entrees about $15. Might offer delivery.

Shake Shack

1400 14th St NW., Washington DC

Just north of Rhode Island Ave. Open 11 am to 9:30 pm daily. Burgers and shakes. Delivery available.

South Block

1418 14th St NW., Washington DC

Open 8 am to 7 pm. Juice bar, with lots of options for smoothies and bowls.

Pizza Policy / Bub’s Breakfast Burritos

1335 14th St NW., Washington DC

Open 8 am to 9 pm. In addition to pizza, chicken wings, salads, and subs, they have breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, and homemade pop tarts in the morning. Pretty much take-out only.

Yum’s Carryout

1413 14th St NW., Washington DC

Open 11 am to 4 am Monday through Thursday, until 5 am Friday and Saturday. Noon to 1 am Sunday. Cheap, greasy Chinese food. About $10.

Logan Tavern

1423 P St NW., Washington DC

Open 11:30 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday, to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Happy hour from 3 to 6 pm daily. Modern American cuisine. Entrees are about $25, sandwiches about $15. Happy hour has several options for under $10 and pints of beer (including several local beers, such as Right Proper Raised By Wolves) for $6 a pint.

Stoney’s

1433 P St NW., Washington DC

Open 11 am to 2 am Sunday through Thursday, until 3 am Friday and Saturday. Pub grub, particularly known for their sliders (3 for $15) and grilled cheese ($10 and up). Happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 5 to 6. More or less the opposite of artisanal, but they have some good local beers. Also has trivia on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

The Crown and Crow

1317 14th St NW., Washington DC

Open 5 pm to 2 am Wednesday and Thursday, to 3 am Friday and Saturday. Bills itself as a 19th century old London pub. A small menu of cocktails and craft beers.

Grocery/Supermarket

Whole Foods Market

1440 P St NW, Washington DC

Closest to the hotel. Just west of 14th St. It’s open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

Trader Joe’s

1914 14th St NW, Washington DC

Another 5 blocks or so north of Whole Foods, north of T St. They’re open 8 am to 9 pm daily.

Safeway

1700 Corcoran St NW., Washington DC

This is essentially on 17th Street, between Q and R St. Figure on about a 16 minute walk from the Westin. It’s open 6 am to 10 pm daily. This particular store is known locally as the Soviet Safeway (sometimes, you hear Socialist Safeway), largely for a surly attitude, but also for frequent lack of whatever you might be looking for.

Drug Store/Pharmacy

CVS

1199 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC

In the same building as the Residence Inn. Less than a block from the Westin. Open 24 hours a day.

Walgreens

1324 14th St NW, Washington DC

Between N St and Rhode Island Ave. Open 9 am to 6 pm weekdays only.

Places to Exercise

There are lots of walking / running / biking trails throughout Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. Here are a few of the most popular, but you can find out about more at All Trails.

The National Mall, Tidal Basin, and Hain’s Point: This is tourist central at some times of day, but is protected from traffic and relatively quiet early in the morning and in the evening. The easiest access from the hotel is to walk down 15th Street to the Washington Monument. If you turn right onto Independence Avenue, you will cross over a bridge over the Tidal Basin. Just after that, you can turn off to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Continuing down that path, you will pass the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Cross another bridge and turn right, then continue along the Potomac River. Following that path will take you down to Hain’s Point. This used to be more interesting before they moved the sculpture, The Awakening, to National Harbor, but it’s still a nice walk or run. Returning around the peninsula, you can also look at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, then return to the mall. There are any number of paths to explore and lots of monuments and memorials (and museums) to look at. If you get tired, you can get on a Circulator bus or the metro.

C & O Canal Towpath: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was an economic failure, but the towpath is one of the most popular walking, running, and biking trails in the region. If you are really ambitious, it runs for over 180 miles to Cumberland, Maryland, where it connects to the Great Allegheny Trail towards Pittsburgh. During con, it’s more realistic to do an out-and-back excursion. The best way to do this from the Westin is to get a Circulator Bus from the 14th and K stop towards Georgetown. Get off at M Street and 33rd. The tow path starts a couple of blocks south. You want to be on the southern side of the canal. Walk or run west along the towpath as far as you want to, then turn around and come back. Note: it is a good idea to wear insect repellent in summer. Also, when you return, you might want to enjoy one of the restaurants or cafes in Georgetown, before taking the bus back to the hotel.

Capital Crescent Trail: Start out following the directions for the C & O Canal towpath. A little bit after you pass the Key Bridge, there’s a set of stairs that lead down to Water Street. The Capital Crescent Trail runs parallel to the canal towpath for a while, before splitting off to turn north to Bethesda, Maryland. If you don’t want to go quite that far, you can stop at Fletcher’s Boathouse, cross the canal and walk along Reservoir Road to get to Macarthur Blvd and U Street, where you can take the D6 Metrobus back to 15th and K, near the Westin.

The Mount Vernon Trail: This is in Virginia, but is easy to get to. It runs from Rosslyn to George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon, along the Potomac. There is access from several metro stations - Rosslyn (Blue and Orange Lines), Arlington Cemetery (Blue Line), Crystal City (Blue and Yellow Lines), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Blue and Yellow Lines), Braddock Road (Blue and Yellow Lines), and King Street (Blue and Yellow Lines). There are several bikeshare stations near the trail as well.

Rock Creek Park has also been suggested (without further detail or commentary).