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“Wouldn't have originally stayed here, but glad we did!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tabard Inn

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Tabard Inn
Ranked #110 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Medina
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91 reviews
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“Wouldn't have originally stayed here, but glad we did!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Stayed here as part of a wedding, and what a fun, unique place! Staff was very friendly and attentive, the included breakfast was perfect. We stayed in a mid-range room, and it was very spacious - only downfall was the poorly lit bathroom which made shaving and/or make-up a challenge. (Others in our party were disappointed there were no TVs in the room, but we didn't miss it) Great location to walk to Dupont Circle and the Metro. We would stay here again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is an old set of row houses turned into a hotel. The rooms are all very different ranging in ones with sitting areas, others that are literally the size of the bed, and others that have communal bathrooms. Everywhere there is art. It is almost like an eclectic art museum with everything from a manikin in a tub to sculptures in the gardens. The best part is breakfast which is included and delicious. Finding your room is actually a challenge, upon arriving we carried our large suit cases up extremely narrow stairs that you had to duck to go up and the bellman just told us to " yell down" when we saw our room. The hotel location is very very convent and literally next door to st. Matthews church.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Lewisville, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This review is a little late. We stayed there at the beginning of February for our son's wedding. The hotel is in a great location - right off of Dupont Circle, so it is very close to the metro station and easy walking distance to restaurants. The hotel has a sense of history, and therefore has its little quirks. Every room is different and each are beautiful in there own way. We stayed in room 7 which has 2 queen beds and a private bath and overlooked the street. The room was large and spacious, but the street noise at night from people leaving bars and nightclubs in the area made it difficult to get a good night's rest. Other people in our party had rooms to the rear of the inn and did not have the issue with noise. Since it is an old building, the stairs are very narrow (no elevator), so if that is an issue, I would request a lower floor. There is a wonderful lounge area downstairs with a roaring fire, which was great on cold nights. This hotel will not be for everyone, but if you like a place with character and want a great location, then you will love it here.

If you are looking for fabulous venue for a small wedding, reception, etc, THIS IS AN AWESOME PLACE. Our son had his wedding and reception here. The special event staff was superb. They did all the set-up and also catered the reception. Everything was beautifully done and the food was delicious. The reception rooms are simply gorgeous. I highly recommend the Tabard Inn for any special event.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Macon, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Great atmosphere and patio, but sparrows are flying Everywhere, on the tables, picking at napkins. Maybe cute for some but repulsive to others....French toasts were very good but I ordered a smoked salmon and goat cheese omelet and it was blend. I am not a big fan of salt but that had absolutely no flavor. The goat cheese tasted spoiled and I am a huge fan of goat cheese and know what it is supposed taste like. The service was ok but very slow so don't be in a hurry. It took 25 minutes to get the omelet and toasts...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Well it look quaint on the internet, but the cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired. We were there for a number of days and complained about roaches in the bathroom twice. Little did I know until I was home that I was informed that the living area was also a problem. Many times the room was not dusted and dirt on the floors remained for days. The location is nice, but I would never stay there again, make your choice.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Older hotel that has a real sense of history. We stayed in room with a shared bathroom. It was clean, comfortable and good value and we would recommend this hotel. We also ate at the restaurant as well and it is a little expensive it is worth it.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is a great hotel with fab food and wine. End of. The rooms are in the french countryside style circa 1900 but with all mod cons EXCEPT Tv and mini bar. Frankly i have no need for either. I drink in the bar and get news and entrainment on my wifi enabled device. I'm sure I could cook up some mini complaints if I tried but basically whilst not luxury perfection it is absolutely one of the best small hotels I've ever stayed in.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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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 #110 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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