This hotel is situated among other hotels, restaurants and embassies, about three blocks south of Dupont Circle. Offering in-room desks with desk-level outlets and an on-site business centre, this property is well suited for business travellers.
This hotel is 100% smoke free and all 470 rooms and suites include a 32" flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a safe, a desk with desk-level electrical outlets and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with either one king bed, one queen bed or two double beds. Executive King rooms offer more spacious accommodations and a separate sitting area.
Guests staying on the concierge level also receive access to the concierge lounge, which provides free non-alcoholic beverages, free business services and an honour bar. Guests staying on this level also receive evening turn-down service. The concierge level also has some suites that include a separate sitting area with a sofabed and are furnished with one king bed.
Wi-Fi service is available throughout the hotel for an additional fee of $12.95 per 24 hours, which also includes unlimited calling to U.S. numbers. Self-parking is available on site for a daily fee of $36, while valet parking is also available for $40 per day. Parking is also available at $7 per hour. Pets are not permitted. Accessible guest rooms are available.
There are two on-site restaurants. The Atrium Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the Court Lounge serves lunch and dinner only. The buffet breakfast is $18.95 per person, while the continental breakfast is $16 per person. Both restaurants are licensed, and room service is available daily from 6 am to 11 pm.
Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, meeting rooms, a full-service business centre, concierge service and safe deposit boxes. There is also a sauna, hot tub and indoor pool. Francis Playground, which also has a swimming pool, is about 7 minutes away on foot.
George Washington University is 4 minutes away by car, while the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a 5-minute drive away. The National Zoo is a 6-minute drive away. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument are all about a 6-minute drive away (or 22 minutes away on foot). The White House is a 9-minute drive away (or a 20-minute walk away).
The Arlington National Cemetery is an 8-minute drive away, while the Washington Convention Center is 10 minutes away by car. The Smithsonian/Air and Space Museum is 12 minutes away by car. The Dulles International Airport (IAD) is a 35-minute drive away, while Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA) is about 17 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Reviews of this hotel used for this analysis were somewhat mixed. However, many guests complimented the staff throughout the hotel for their friendly and helpful service.
Several guests described their rooms as clean and the beds as comfortable, while a few reviewers found their rooms well appointed. A couple of guests described their rooms as generally comfortable. However, some other reviewers expressed concerns about their rooms and beds (see below for more details).
Several reviewers found the hotel conveniently located near Dupont Circle and within walking distance of some attractions.
A few guests described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurants, however several reviewers did not enjoy dining at the hotel (see below for more details).
As mentioned above, there were some common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial, and opinions overall were mixed.
Several guests thought that their room interiors were in need of a face-lift and these guests described dated furniture and bathrooms. A few guests found their bathrooms small, while a couple of reviewers thought that their rooms in general were small. A couple of guests said that their beds were uncomfortable. A couple of guests complained that the room windows did not open and these guests described their rooms as stuffy and clammy, even though all rooms feature individual climate control.
The on-site restaurants were a source of concern for several guests, even though there were some positive reports about them. A few reviewers experienced poor service, while a couple of guests did not enjoy the food. A couple of other reviewers thought that the food prices were expensive.
A couple of guests thought that the room rates were overpriced for the quality of the accommodations provided.
gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 94% of 382 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #84 out of 126 hotels in Washington D.C., with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 395 reviews.