I wanted to like this hotel, I really did. But I wish I would have paid attention to the reviews.... First for the good points: I got this hotel room bidding through priceline. For the price I paid, I got what I paid for. However I feel bad for the people who paid full price. The location is wonderful. The hotel is within walking distance of the zoo and tons of great places to eat, and the metro. It has on site parking. I don't think I will ever stay in another area. The lobby is impressive, there are so many meeting rooms, and ballrooms and banquet halls. We had a room on the sixth floor and if we turned our head far enough we say the top of the Washington Monument. The person who helped us, I think his name was Daniel, was great. He was happy and helpful and just great.
Now for the negatives. When we got in our room it was muggy. Even with the ac on it was muggy. The hotel had an overall feeling of being old, but not old in a fancy old hotel way. The beds were nothing fancy, the blankets looked worn and about 50 years old. There were burn marks on the curtains, mold on the ceiling about the shower, hair on the ceiling and the floor (not just any sort of hair either). The vents were old and dusty and half painted. With a little more cleaning and a few new blankets and a touch up of paint things would have been improved greatly.
And then there was the room next door. I'm not sure how much of this was the people in the room's fault or extremely thin walls, but I think it is probably a combination of both. The room next to mine blared their television the entire night. They turned it off at 6 am the next morning. I won't ponder to guess what they were doing but there was running in the halls and slamming doors all night. I slept about 2 hours and was up at 4 am literally crying I was so frustrated. The next morning I wanted to just leave and go home. Luckily faithfully optimistic Daniel at the front desk listened to me and refunded my parking, which was nice.
I guess all in all the location is great, the rooms need updating, if you aren't picky this is an excellent choice, but if you are a stickler for cleanliness and sheets you know are clean, you may want to stay elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you arrive at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, you'll find a charming neighborhood in the heart of Washington, DC filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops. Just a few steps away, you'll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night life of Dupont Circle. Head north to hear the sounds of animals coming from the National Zoo. Or venture into the hotel's natural surroundings to enjoy a quiet hike or invigorating run through Rock Creek Park. With a Metro stop just outside the doors and area airports close by, it's a premier city destination just two Metro stops from everything DC has to offer. We believe that brilliant meetings begin with brilliant space and offer an astounding 195,000 square feet of versatile space that can be customized for groups of all sizes. It's an unmatched place to meet where accommodating venues and equally helpful planners can bring any groups unique ideas to life. ... more less
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