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“Great location with walking distance to everything”

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Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
Ranked #45 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Naples, Florida
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great location with walking distance to everything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We picked the hotel originally due to lack of other choices but I have to say, I'm glad we did.

Our main goal was to find a clean hotel within walking distance of all the main attractions in the DC area and we did. When we go back to DC, we will stay at the same hotel again. Staff was nice and friendly, the hotel - not just the room - was clean and organized and it had an ice-house Starbucks and since Coffee is really important that alone gained a star. ;-)

They don't have airpot shuttle service but this is not a big issue as you have metro stations nearby with direct access to Ronald Reagan Airport and different shuttle services that can get you to Dulles.

Breakfast is not included in the room price but you can order something from the bar.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Erin A, General Manager at Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you so much for you review of our property. I am so happy to hear that you stumbled upon us and that we were able to exceed your expectations. We greatly look forward to having you as our guest in the future.

Thank you again for staying with us, and safe and happy future travels!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Ok, the hotel was fine. Room was nice. Convenient for the GWU parent or the business traveler. Can't knock it.
BUT
We were traveling with kids. Not as close to things as other hotels I have stayed and a little pricier. They say indoor pool, but it's in the basement and about 9 feet wide! We just wanted a dip at the end of the day and more than 6 people make it super crowded! We saw quite a few people get to the door and turn back around.
Next we added the breakfast option. Food was good BUT there is technically NO RESTAURANT. You order at the counter and eat in the small lobby. Not what I consider worth paying for.
That's it. Lobby is small and cold looking. Front desk looks like a hostess stand.
There was nothing wrong per se but I've been to DC many times and there are better hotel options.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Jennifer R
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Erin A, General Manager at Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Jennifer,

I want to thank you for your reviw and feedback regarding our hotel, and apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. While we are within walking distance of the Washington Mall, Museums and Monuments, it is about seven blocks. With the abundant sights in this city, it can be a lot of walking especially for young children. We are also located directly on the Big Bus tour line that allows hop-on and off sight seeing, with less walking if you happen to visit again in the future.

Our Bistro, while not a full service restaurant, offers fresh, made to order items and proudly brews Starbucks coffee. In the morning our guests do order at the Bistro counter, and food is then delivered to the guests tables after it is prepared. We have found that many guests enjoy this service, however for those looking for other options, there are a variety of options located in walking distance from the hotel.

Again, I do apologize that we were unable to meet your expectations, and I wish you safe and happy future travels.
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North Hills
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

This was my first stay at his particular Courtyard. Everything worked out fine for what I had to do on this quick trip to DC. The room was quiet and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was good also. I was able to work in some recreational activities to boot.

Stayed August 2014
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Erin A, General Manager at Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Thank you for your review of our property, I am so happy to hear that our location was convienient for your quick trip, and that you were able to enjoy some leisure activites on your trip. We do hope that if your travels bring you to the Washington DC area again that we have the pleasure of having you as our guest.
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Williamstown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This was a really nice small hotel in a great location in downtown Washington, just 3-4 blocks from the White House and north of the National Mall. George Washington University is just a block or so away. Very clean and modern hotel - the lobby was nice with a bar/bistro with seating areas that served breakfast ,including Starbucks coffee and food, and other light food until late at night.

The rooms were a nice size not huge but large enough with furnishings that were new and relatively modern. A workout room with treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes (not much in terms of weights or room to exercise) and a small swimming pool were located in the basement. The views from the rooms are not much to see.

If you are looking to stay close to the GWU campus or be within walking distance of the White House and the west end of the National Mall this might be your place. Restaurants are a few blocks away over towards Georgetown or Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Erin A, General Manager at Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear MTurner,

Thank you for being our guest, and we truly appreciate your review. I am happy to hear that our accomodations provided you with a relaxing, productive, and enjoyable stay. In regards to the view, we do have limited rooms with views however we do have some very nice rooms with balconies that overlook the garden area. If you happen to travel to our location again you may find that these are more comfortable for you.

Thank you again, and we do hope to have you as our guest in the future.
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Lorton, Virginia
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

This hotel was convenient and walking distance to several location attractions. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The views were nothing to brag about, but we were not in the room for very long anyway so it didn't really matter.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Erin A, General Manager at Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Ashlea,

Thank you for your review of the Coutyard Foggy Bottom. I am happy to hear that our staff and accomodations helped you have a relaxing and enjoyable stay! Thank you again for staying with us and we do hope to see you again on future travels!
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Columbia, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

This Courtyard was in a very convenient location; easy walk to Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam wall, White House. It was in a safe neighborhood with a CVS and Dunkin Doughnuts within a block. The rooms were actually a decent size; other reviews said how small they were but we had a family of 4 (kids ages 20 and 22) and had plenty of room. Our first night we had problems with our keys not working; the staff quickly gave us free breakfast for the next morning even though we were in for the night. Most of the staff was helpful; our first night we had to ask twice for more towels. We asked for restaurant recommendations and we were given a list of close places which I think should be given at check in but was very helpful. We would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Erin A, General Manager at Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you for your review of the Courtyard Foggy Bottom. I am happy to hear that we were able to provide you with comfortable accomodations for your stay and that youenjoyed our prime location. I do apologize that your towel request was not honored in a timely manner, and will address this with our team. Please know that this is not a typical occuance and accept my apologies. We do hope that if you are in the area again that we can have you as our guest, and thank you for staying with us!

Safe and happy travels!
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rochester new york
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142 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a really nice property in walking distance to the national mall and many attractions. the staff at the front desk, especially Willis, were helpful and friendly.
My only complaint - had to call each morning to have more regular coffee packets brought to the room because they only left 1 each day - not enough. also, the coffee in the room may very well be the weakest coffee I have ever tasted.
so, enjoy, but get coffee elsewhere!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Erin A, General Manager at Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you for your review of our property, I am so happy to hear that our front desk staff and especially Willis were able to take good care of you during your stay. We receive many comments on his amazing customer service skills and care for our guests, and I will pass your comments along to him and the team! I do apologize that the in-room coffe was unsatisfactory, and that you were not provided enough. If you happen to stay at our peoperty in the future please feel free to request additional coffee in the room during your reservation, and we will make sure it is provided to you. We also proudly serve Starbucks coffe 24 hours a day in our Bistro. Thank you again for staying with us, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me in the future.

We hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
Address: 515 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5010
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make the most of your business or leisure trip in the nation's capital when you choose Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, one of the most innovative Foggy Bottom hotels Washington, DC has to offer. The new state-of-the-art lobby provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests and a welcoming atmosphere unique among Foggy Bottom hotels near George Washington University. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your restaurant destination for a great breakfast or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout this DC Foggy Bottom hotel, and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool will help you stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at Courtyard is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than at other hotels in Foggy Bottom near Metro. ... more   less 
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