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The Mansion on O Street
Ranked #115 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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“Most Unique Experience”
Reviewed 26 March 2006

As soon as you walk in, your life is forever changed. Secret doors, art and antiques everywhere, music all around. We stayed in the Garden Room that had two plasma Tv's, a deep Jacuzzi that has a set of hidden stairs, and a bed we almost took home with us. This isn't a hotel. You stay in a mansion that is as comfy as your own home.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed 24 February 2006

When you enter, you know immediately you are in a place where your senses can finally escape the dull, routine world outside. Every room you walk through is different and stimulating. We stayed in the John Lennon Room, which reminds you of his bed-in, while surrounded by unique, authentic memorabilia.

The Sunday Brunch was spectacular as was the entire experience.

No other hotel experience can compare.

TT

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed 14 February 2006

The lunch buffet was not exciting, the pork dry, coffee cold. We had to ask for water or milk for coffee; our request was treated like it was an imposition. One bathroom, although expensively decorated, was so small that one could not move in it without banging into the walls. We were very glad to leave.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed 6 February 2006

I just have to agree with a previous poster that there is just no service at all. Once you paid them, the service stops there.

  • Stayed February 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 November 2005

This pass weekend I had the chance to stay at the Mansion on "O' Street. The creation of every room or hallway was spectacular. Everywhere you go, you have something different to look at. Whether it be art work or old books and jewelry. The food was something spectacular. They did have breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also had a kitchen that was stocked, so if you wanted to cook something yourself. But, my hat is off for the chef, he made some magnificant meals for us. The desert was out of this world.
This hotel is something very special, it is not like your everyday stuff shirt hotel. Very relaxed atmosphere. The owners were very gracious and attentive to our needs. I thouhgt the history behind this hotel was very empressive.
I will positively make an effort to stay again. Another thing, you can read all the other comments about this hotel, but go and make your own opinion .
Everyone is different.
DM

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed 3 October 2005

Wonderfully eclectic and romantic, yet also frustrating and at times downright unfriendly, the Mansion on O Street has the potential to be truly special but ultimately did not quite deliver for us. The highlight is the hotel itself. Uniquely designed rooms with features you will not find anywhere else (e.g., movie beamers, giant size chess boards in the bathroom, holograms devoted to John Lennon etc,). Common areas are just as much fun, with knick-knacks everywhere (everything is for sale), secret passageways, lots of over-the-top chandeliers. (the kids will love it!).

The negative aspects of the Mansion pertain mainly to the way the hotel is managed. Reservations are taken by email, not by phone. It can take several days for your reservation to be confirmed. Final bills are charged to your credit card without any breakdown of costs. When we called the Mansion to report a significant mistake (i.e., overcharge) in our bill, we were instructed to “send us an email”. In the end, it took well over a month to resolve the dispute. Finally, the management (H and Ted) couldn’t be more different. Ted is good-natured and will find the time to assist whenever there is a problem, but H can be downright rude. Considering that you are paying 5-star rates, it is completely unacceptable to be treated with anything but 5-star service.

The O Mansion room rates reflect the effort that must have gone into designing the place: rates start around $200 (very small rooms, some with shared bathrooms). The nicer rooms are priced around $350/$550. Some multilevel suites top $1000 night.

Our advice: if you desire something out of the ordinary, have a lot of patience, and can manage to only deal with Ted during your stay, we recommend the Mansion on O Street as an intriguing and private place to stay in Washington DC. Otherwise, do yourself a favour and go with the 4 Seasons or the Ritz.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed 21 July 2005

Had a wonderful time at The Mansion. The food and service was perfect. The room was beautiful...I will go back as soon as possible...the best place for a vacation. J.J. Pompano Beach, Fla

  • Stayed July 2005
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Additional Information about The Mansion on O Street

Property: The Mansion on O Street
Address: 2020 O St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5912
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mansion on O Street 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With over 100 rooms and 70 secret doors, The Mansion is one of the most unique properties in the world. Conveniently located in historic Dupont Circle, within walking distance to Embassy Row and The Philips Collection - The Mansion offers short and long term lodging, world-class cuisine and an inspiring environment that will create lasting memories for everyone that visits. Our ever-changing spaces are ideal for executive lodging, meetings,retreats, private dining, receptions and more. The Mansion has 23 uniquely themed guest rooms, suites, and residences; a two story Log Cabin, John Lennon Suite, Safari room, a hidden wine cellar and more. Named a Washingtonian Magazine's Hidden Gem, The Mansion has been featured on the Travel Channel's "Mega Mansions" as well as numerous books, and magazines including National Geographic Traveler. ... more   less 
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