good, suite hotel, a few blocks from the metro, continental breakfast, wifi, lots of light.
It was my birthday, and I stayed in a suite with some girlfriends. I was welcomed by fun and friendly staff. Even valet help one of my vistors with her car instead of valet. I would definetly stay there again. Only downfall is the construction outside, which makes it difficult to find street parking.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the stay here. The location was perfect for walking to the Kennedy Center. We will definitely try to stay here when we are in town again.
This hotel is very short walk from the metro station and George Washington University, and only a few of stops to the National Mall and museums. The staff was friendly, the rooms were generously sized, and the kitchen was a great bonus for us (with 2 young children). There were several restaurants in walking distance including a kid-friendly Italian place. A Trader Joe's grocery store is within a long walk, which is great place to pick up breakfast food and sandwich makings. The one downside is that there was no parking, but that seems to be a feature of DC hotels in general. Just take a taxi to/from the airport and use the great metro and bus system in the city.
the hotel was in a very convenient location. the rooftop pool that was advertised is tiny. the bathroom was not clean. for the cost I would look around in the area for other accommodations.
For the money, this was the best place to stay. It was situated in the heart of the capital - nestled between Foggy Bottom and Washington Circle, with the National Mall a moderate walk or inexpensive cab ride away. The room was clean, though some necessary utensils and supplies were missing from the stove equipped kitchenette. We may have just been unlucky, but our only complaint was the mattress that was vaguely bowl shaped and had seen better days. But again, cheap room, courteous and knowledgeable staff and ideal location.
Although it was New Year's Eve, the DoubleTree Guest Suites in Washington, DC was a welcoming, yet relaxed, environment from the minute I pulled up to valet parking. Additionally, we all understand the trials and tribulations faced while attempting to wave down a taxi cab in the city; DoubleTree understood my concerns with an 'outside the box and inside the room fee' idea, free cabs! All in all, my stay at DoubleTree was rather pleasant due to the splendid customer service and upkeep of the building. Definitely would recommend!
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful - even arranging very early check in since we drove in overnight. The room was nice, spacious and clean. The area was very safe, being right next to the college, and convenient to everything. Cons: Bed was bad - sloped into center markedly. The bathroom in the suite was behind bedroom door - so guests had to go through bedroom to get to the bathroom. The kitchen had only one pan and no glasses. All in all, wonderful little hotel and excellent staff. Will definitely stay here again.
Perfect for a family vacation. The hotel is 1 block from the Foggy Bottom metro stop and a few blocks from the Watergate complex with grocery and drug stores. It is right next to George Washington University and we felt safe walking from the metro to the hotel even after dark. The desk provided us with a list of restaurants within walking distance, including elegant river-front places and family stand-bys. The suite was perfect for a family vacation. It had an almost full kitchen - stove top, microwave, full fridge, dishwasher and was equipped with cooking utensils and dishes for 4. The suite included a living/ dining area and a separate bedroom. Two tv's allowed the kids to watch their shows while we watched ours. This is the first hotel where I've seen recycling wastebaskets in the room. The roof-top pool was small, but a nice bonus in an area where most hotels don't have pools. The staff was great. Always friendly and helpful. The made a point of greeting us as we came and went. I will note that this is an older hotel and travelers accustomed to luxury hotels might find the hallways and room decor a bit dingy. We experienced a few minor inconveniences (room coffee maker didn't work, tv remote needed new batteries, ice machine wasn't working). All were quickly and cheerfully corrected. Also, housekeeping was a bit hit or miss. We were quite willing to accept these things to get such a great price and location. We can't wait to go back.
My daughter's school decided to have a field trip to DC and as former residents we suggested this hotel. From the moment we arived we had second thoughts. First, there never appeared to be more than one person at the desk. Secondly, upon check in, the door man did not help us with the luggage. He just stared at it and waited for the fathers to move the luggage. Thirdly and most importanlty: on at least two seperate occasions, housekeeping forgot to put towels in the bathroom. The first time, we noticed the night before and called downstairs and they were brought up. The second time, I called downstairs for over 1/2 an hour; to no avail. I finally went downstairs--in my pjs--and ran into an employee in the elevator. I told him what was going on and he radioed it in. Towels were brought up about ten minutes later. Totally unbelievable. We were late meeting the group and had to deal with dirty looks from the rest of the parents. The other major problem--notice I did not include minor ones--I had was with the valet. Let's just say they crashed the side of the car and never said anything to me. I did not realize it until Alamo pointed it out upon returning the vehicle. Finally, when we were checking out, the doorman gave us the keys to the car and waited until we put the luggage in. He then had the audacity to come over and ask how was our stay; evidently looking for a tip for having brought the car.
Wow, what a great stay, metro is less than a five minute walk from the front doors. This makes the location great for sightseeing. Watergate complex (just across main intersection) has a few resturants, a grocery store, and a pharmacy. Next to Watergate is the Kennedy center with nightly free concerts, art exibits, and a rooftop terrace level with great views of the city. Head north towards Washington circle and there are more good resturants and a great bar called McFaddens. Front desk was always friendly, and the bellman/valet was extremly helpful. The suite was a perfect fit for our family with two bedrooms on opposite sides of the living room for optimum privacy. The only downside to our whole stay was that the pool closes at 8PM which was way too early for our 12 year old, and the parking was pricey at $ a night. Overall an excellent experiance and we will be sure to stay here again.
This hotel had friendly, helpful staff that were happy to help with anything we needed. The room was clean, the beds were comfy, and the tv's worked good. The bathroom was a bit small but it was clean. Our room was quiet even though there were a lot of people in the hotel. The hotel is a couple blocks from the metro which was very convenient. We flew into Reagan National and were able to easily take the metro to the hotel in probably 20 minutes. We didn't find many places to eat really close by but we found some nice restaurants maybe 4-5 blocks from the hotel. We were able to walk comfortably to the National Mall for sightseeing but again, the metro is a wonderful system (clean, safe and easy to maneuver).\nI would recommend this hotel.\n
It is a converted older apartment building. So the rooms are big, most with kitchens & living rooms, though many have no view (you look out at the wall of another building). Different. It is in an odd location- next to a college campus but without many restaurants within walking distance. The elevators were painfully slow. The neighborhood appears safer than most in the DC area & the subway is a short walk. I'd recommend this if you want a kitchen or have a large group, otherwise look for something better. The cookies were nice.
No toilet tissue at all at checkinBad smoke alarmPoor ACNo Towels on day 2