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little as $99 on some summer and weekend nights. See p. 93.

  • Best for Business Travelers Without a Bottomless Expense Account: The Four Points Shera- ton, Washington, D.C. Down- town, 1201 K St. NW (& 888/ 481-7191 or 202/289-7600; www. fourpointswashingtondc.com), is your best bet. With a great central downtown location near the new convention center, weekday rates as low as $99, and perks that include high-speed Internet access in all rooms, an excellent on-site restau- rant for business entertaining, and a 24-hour fitness center, this hotel might please even the most jaded business traveler. See p. 90.

  • Best Health Club: Though the Hotel Tabard Inn, 1739 N St. NW (& 202/785-1277; www. tabardinn.com), doesn’t have its own on-site health club, guests get free passes to the nearby YMCA, which offers Universal equipment, basketball, racquetball/handball/ volleyball courts, a weight and exercise room, 25-meter indoor heated pool, a jogging track, stair climbers, treadmills, stationary bikes, a steam room, a whirlpool, and more. See p. 101.

  • Best for Travelers with Disabili- ties: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW (& 800/423-6953 or 202/483- 6000; www.jurysdoyle.com), has 11 rooms equipped for disabled guests, four with roll-in showers, and wider than normal corridors and entryways. Ramps through- out the hotel allow for easy access to the meeting room, restaurant, and pub. See p. 102.

  • Best Hotel for Feeling at Home Acting the Tourist: The Hotel Harrington, 436 11th St. NW (& 800/424-8532 or 202/628- 8140; www.hotel-harrington.com),

may not be anything fancy, but the friendly staff at the front desk is willing to answer questions, and a tour bus stops right outside the front door. See p. 91.

  • Best for In-House Entertain- ment: The Henley Park Hotel, 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW (& 800/222-8474 or 202/638- 5200; www.henleypark.com), is notable for hosting live jazz and dancing weekend nights in its Blue Bar, and a pianist plays there Mon- day through Wednesday nights. See

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  • Best Hotel for Running into Locals: Several D.C. hotels have excellent restaurants and fun bars that draw a regular crowd of inside- the-beltway types. Two of the best, and most affordable, are the Hotel Tabard Inn, 1739 N St. NW (& 202/785-1277; www.tabard inn.com), and the Jurys Washing- ton Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW (& 800/423-6953 or 202/483-6000; www.jurysdoyle. com). See p. 101–102.

  • Best Views: The Channel Inn, 650 Water St. SW (& 800/368-5668 or 202/554-2400; www.channel inn.com), overlooks the boat-filled Washington Channel. Be sure to ask for a waterfront room.

  • Best Choice If You’ve Got Hippie Sensibilities and a Discriminat- ing Palate: The Hotel Tabard Inn (see mentions in other categories above) is decorated in a comfort- able but decidedly funky style; fortunately, the well-esteemed restaurant focuses on seasonally fresh American cuisine, so there’s nary a wheat germ or square of tofu to be found. See p. 101.

  • Best Lodgings for a Spiritual Experience: Of course, it doesn’t get much more uplifting than the quarters provided in the College of Preachers’ building on the hilltop

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