Located across from the National Arboretum along Highway 50
, the Days Inn Gateway is popular with road travellers who require a well-priced and centrally located hotel with easy highway access and on-site dining.
This hotel has 175 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one king or two double beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.
Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool (closed for the 2013 season for maintenance), a business centre, meeting/conference space, guest laundry, vending machines, a free continental breakfast and a free shuttle to Union Station. Please contact the hotel for the shuttle schedule. Parking is an additional $5 per day.
On-site dining is available at Panda Gourmet, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.
The White House is about a 15-minute drive southwest of the hotel, while Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center can be found 6 minutes away by car. Echostage is a 6-minute walk away. Gallaudet University is roughly a 6-minute drive southwestward and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is a 20-minute drive southwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $5/day, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 1, 2013)
Guest reviews consulted for this analysis showed positive responses to the hotel's value, and mixed responses to the hotel's location and rooms.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's value, and described the rates as affordable, excellent and cheap. The free shuttle to Union Station and free Wi-Fi were also mentioned as adding to the hotel's overall worth.
The hotel's location was praised by several reviewers. They found it to be close to highway access, clubs, a gas station, downtown, Echostage and Georgetown University Hospital. It should be noted, however, that some reviewers complained about the hotel's location (see below).
Some lodgers were satisfied with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds. Some guests were disappointed with their rooms, however (see below).
Guest reviews showed mixed responses to the hotel's location and rooms, and some negative feedback about noise transfer.
While several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the highway and Echostage, some guests were disappointed with its location and surrounding area. They described it as unsafe, seedy and rundown, reporting there were often police cars on the premises and unsavoury clientele living at the hotel.
Although some guests were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms, some lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported worn and dirty carpets, stained sheets, broken fixtures and slow Wi-Fi signals.
A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stays. They reported traffic and parking lot noise, loud guests in the hallways and in adjacent rooms and a noisy in-room air-conditioning unit.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.3 out of 10 from 112 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 2.7 out of 5 with a 59% recommendation rate from 106 reviews.TripAdvisor.com
guest reviews ranked the hotel #109 out of 126 Washington DC hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 72 reviews.The author called the hotel on July 1, 2013 to verify some information.