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Tabard Inn
Ranked #111 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a special Inn”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights in April. Loved the unique decorating and our dinner was outstanding! The room was very comfortable. Need to be able to walk up and down stairs and step into a claw foot tub. Staff were very accommodating. Good vibe throughout!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

A lovely spot, charming, with an away from it all feel...though in bustling restaurant-laden area.
Meal was innovative, interesting, tasty. Staff friendly and competent . Back patio a delight.inside warm, inn feeling

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Love this place for brunch when the weather is nice and you can get a table in the back patio. It really feels like a little secret in the big city.
Never stayed at the hotel so can't say anything about that.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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106 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Wandered over to the Tabard Inn over the past weekend for a late afternoon meal, and it was a wonderful experience. It is charming - and unpretentious. We sat in the lounge area which is mostly large old sofas and upholstered chairs - very dark and quiet - which was just fine on a day with a temperature over 100 degrees. If it had been a little more pleasant - the outdoor patio would have been very nice. The staff was absolutely friendly and helpful - and definitely enjoyed working at the Tabard. We shared the salmon plate and the white bean dip - they were wonderful. And the wine selection is also very good. Would definitely return to the Tabard - not far from Dupont Circle, and the Phillips Collection. And within walking distance to the Foggy Bottom metro stop - although there are other Blue Line train stops a little closer.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My husband and I recently spent a week in Washington DC and wanted a different experience than a larger hotel. We found the Hotel Tabard Inn on line and decided to check them out. The rooms are quaint, very comfortable bed, and VERY quiet at night. We didn't have to experience the heavy door slamming you hear at large hotels. We didn't eat in the restaurant as we were on a very casual vacation, and the restaurant seemed to cater to a more professionally dressed crowd. The only draw back that would keep some people from staying, is they do not have an elevator. My husband and I are very fit, but we did stay on the 4th floor and the flights of stairs would be prohibitive to older people, or those who cannot handle stairs. It is not a place really for people with disabilities. It is also in a great location, quiet street, and very close to the METRO, coffee shops and restaurants. The decor throughout the Inn is very interesting and adds to the uniqueness of the Inn. It is also close to a YMCA if you like to work out, swim, etc...

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed at Tabard Inn for 2 nights and absolutely loved it! The rooms are very charming and the staff is very friendly! We stayed in the Penthouse and it was absolutely wonderful. Very spacious room with a private kitchen with fridge. The decor in the rooms is absolutely unique. Our friend stayed in a another room with a private bathroom and her room was amazing as well. Plus the tempur pedic mattresses in the rooms are a real treat.
The complementary breakfast seemed small when we read the choices on the menu, but it turned out to be plenty. The restaurant is very chic and is full of people who work in the offices in the area in the evenings. A nice little touch are the glass bottles of filtered water in the rooms to be environment friendly. When the bottle is empty, the guest can simply go to the reception and exchange the empty one for a full bottle. No unnecessary plastic bottles, yay!
The area is very nice, close to all the attractions (we walked to the White House and the trolley stop taking us everywhere around town). Although the inn does not have parking, there are plenty parking garages around, just check out bestparking.com, download a coupon, and you are good to go.
We will definitely return to Washington DC, and stay at the Tabard Inn!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Chicago
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Depending what you’re looking for, the Tabard can be a dream or a headache. It has 1890s charm and architectural details in abundance and free wi-fi, but there’s no television. The woodwork, furnishings and décor is gorgeous, but there is no elevator so be prepared to walk up 2-3 flights if your room is on the 3rd or 4th floor. (The staff will help carry bags if you ask.) The bathrooms were not well-ventilated (too humid) and the air conditioning is difficult to figure out, but if you ask, the front desk they’ll come up and show you how to do it. The restaurant, bar, lounge and patio are very convenient for gatherings with fellow travelers. We stayed at the Inn with several families of relatives and ended every evening downstairs in the lounge or on the patio. And the breakfasts (included in the cost of the room) are very good – choice of egg (1), scones (very good!), fruit, yogurt or oatmeal. The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating throughout the Inn and throughout our stay. It’s convenient to the metro and taxis, walking distance to great restaurants. Some rooms are much larger than others and rooms sharing the hall bathrooms were more cost-effective than those with private bathrooms, and we had no trouble finding an open hallway bathroom when we needed one. Making reservations was a bit of a headache; I recommend talking with the manager for the most accurate information on available rooms. We had a lot of fun exploring the 3 buildings comprising the Inn – checking out each other’s rooms, the beautiful staircases connecting the buildings, and the wonderful artwork throughout.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tabard Inn

Property: Tabard Inn
Address: 1739 N St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2801
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Tabard Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on quiet side street only five blocks from the White House and steps away from Dupont Circle, Tabard Inn is an old and charming hotel for anyone seeking a European-style oasis on American soil. Our eclectic yet refined atmosphere is the perfect compliment to our award-winning restaurant and bar, weekend jazz sessions, and beautiful, intimate special events. ... more   less 
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