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Washington Plaza

This is a 3 star hotel in Washington D.C.
10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington D.C., DC, U.S.A.
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Clean rooms with mini-fridges, close to attractions in downtown Washington
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to attractions and public transit
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's efficient and accommodating staff
  • A few guests found the hotel's parking and food to be expensive
  • Noise transfer was reported by a couple of reviewers
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Aug 22, 2013
Located in Washington's downtown and about an 8-minute walk from McPherson Square Metro Station, the Washington Plaza is geared towards business and leisure travellers who require a centrally located hotel with on-site dining, free Wi-Fi and easy access to public transit.

This hotel has 340 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, free bottled water, an in-room safe, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a dining room, a living room and a kitchen are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. 

The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a business centre, meeting/conference space, a gift shop, a bar/lounge and on-site dining at No. Ten Thomas Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Self-parking is an additional $25 per day and pets are not permitted.

The White House is roughly a 15-minute walk south, while The Shops At National Place can be found 10 minutes away by public transit. Verizon Center is about a 7-minute drive southeast and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is a 15-minute drive southward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, self-parking $25/day, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: August 16, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, location and staff.

Many guests enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows, good AC and fast Wi-Fi.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers, who described it as safe, and close to restaurants, coffee shops, museums, memorials, public transit, the White House and the National Mall. 

Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received. They characterized the staff as efficient, friendly, accommodating and hard working.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about added costs and noise transfer.

A few guests were disappointed with the added costs they incurred during their stay. They found the added parking fee and the hotel's food to be expensive, and felt a free breakfast should have been included in the room rates.

Noise disruptions were mentioned by a couple of reviewers, who reported street noise on lower-level rooms and a noisy in-room air-conditioning unit. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 2,919 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #39 of 126 Washington DC hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 1,028 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 990 reviews.

The author called the hotel on August 16, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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93.41 USD - 0.00 USD Washington Plaza
Out of 106 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.9 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 7
No. of guest comments: 7
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #1 out of 106 hotels in Washington D.C. ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
"Relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Plenty of room to stretch out after long day at a conference."
Vicki from Durham, NC US rated Washington Plaza 9 out of 10 on March 03, 2011
Verified Guest from Tbilisi, GE rated Washington Plaza on February 04, 2011
Mihreteab from Lincolnwood, IL US rated Washington Plaza 9 out of 10 on December 19, 2010
Ulises from Mexico Df, MX rated Washington Plaza 8 out of 10 on September 24, 2005
Klaus from Brunn Am Gebirge, AT rated Washington Plaza 9 out of 10 on September 14, 2004
Jan from Gothenburg, SE rated Washington Plaza 9 out of 10 on July 21, 2004
Verified Guest from Lisburn, GB rated Washington Plaza 7 out of 10 on October 22, 2003


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Washington Plaza

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop

User Contributed Info

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In the Heart of Washington
There is a hotel that meets the Expectations of all Visitors. For work or play Business People and Tourists choose Washington Plaza

A Sleek, Modern Choice Among Downtown Washington DC Hotels

Discover the fresh new feel of the Washington Plaza. Designed in 1962 by world-famous architect Morris Lapidus, this recently renovated Washington DC hotel near the White House offers an engaging balance of cosmopolitan ambiance and unpretentious hospitality – perfect for international business trips, romantic getaways, and once-in-a-lifetime family vacations. Step out our front door and explore chic, fashionable Thomas Circle, one of DC's hippest neighborhoods. Enjoy a short trek to a treasure trove of National Mall monuments and Smithsonian museums. Or experience some of Washington's premier shopping and nightlife. After a day of tours or business meetings, return to our welcoming lobby and well appointed downtown Washington DC hotel rooms, where superb amenities and attentive but never overbearing service allow for an exceptionally relaxing stay.

  • Ideally located at Thomas Circle, near Massachusetts Avenue, in the heart of Washington DC
  • Five blocks from the White House and Washington Convention Center
  • Minutes from major museums, monuments, and attractions
  • Close to the city's best shopping and hottest nightlife
  • A short walk from the McPherson Square Metro Station
  • Four miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Accessibility Options Wheelchair Accessible | Accessible Path of Travel
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax 202.371.9602
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 0:00
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Newspaper in Lobby | Suitcase Storage | Porter / Bellhop | Breakfast Available | Gift Shop / News Stand | Wedding Services | Laundry Machines | Fitness Room | Laundry Service | Dry Cleaning Service | Concierge
General Property Info Cash Machine | Elevator/Lift | Security Guard | 24 hr Service | Smoke-free property | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 0:00
Neighbourhood Logan Circle
Number of Rooms 340
Number of Suites 15
Parking Paid | Free | Valet
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 20005
Public Access Open to the General Public
Room Amenities Air Conditioning | Iron/Ironing Board | Complimentary Newspaper | In Room Safe | Voicemail
Room Details Non-smoking rooms
Room Entertainment Clock Radio | Cable Television | Movies
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 0:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 0:00
Telephone (202) 842-1300
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 0:00
Toll-free 800.424.1140
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 0:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 0:00

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