Hotel is about a 10 minute walk (north west) from Mount Vernon Square Metro - easy to find. From the Mount Vernon metro, you are really only minutes away to major metro stops, so it was very easy to get around the city. there is a grocery store around the corner.
We arrived at the hotel around 4 pm (on our 6 nights stay) - easy check in and our room was basically ready - when we went up after a few minutes from the check in, the staff was just leaving.
Room was on the 7th floor. We booked a 2 queen bed room...my first impression was very clean (as expected for a new hotel), plenty of room for us, 2 tvs (one of which was in the little living room) with very good channels for us (lots of sports stations), decent closet space with over a dozen hangers, good size safe, ironing board/iron included with coffee maker and a little fridge. Bathroom was clean and up to standards although poor drainage in the sink (informed front desk twice, but no one every came to check it out). the beds were very comfortable with 4 pillows of different softness so we slept well.
Dead bolt lock did not close as the lock to hit the frame (informed front desk twice and maids twice over the coarse of the first 3 days), but no one every came to check it out) - this seemed odd and lazy of the hotel, as the previous guests would have all had the same issue, yet it was not attended to (although the regular lock did obviously work)
Air conditioning worked great as it is essential in DC as the weather during our stay was always around 90 degrees.
There are only two elevators from the lobby and another elevator that gets to from the ground floor to just the main lobby. The 10th floor has a small pool (didn't use it because there were always kids in it) - I would advise the hotel to impose restrictions on guests bringing in bottled alcohol or anything glass related or at least enforcing restrictions if they exist. I was using the gym on 3 occasions and on all 3 occasions saw glass bottled beer being drunk around the pool area with kids around.
Lobby/Bar area was very clean and quiet.
Staff was professional.
No issues with using the baggage storage after checkout as it was hassle free
Overall, this newly opened 3 star was a very good find and I would stay here again if the price was right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This CAMBRiA hotel & suites(R) hotel is located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC and within walking distance to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Shopping, dining and sightseeing await you during your stay at the CAMBRiA hotel and Suites Washington DC Convention Center, and you'll be just minutes away from some of the most popular Washington, D.C. destinations, such as Smithsonian Museums, National Air and Space Museum, National Mall and The White House. CAMBRiA hotel and Suites Washington, DC is also easily accessible from Union Station and near the Verizon Center, Ford Theatre, Howard University and the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters. The CAMBRiA hotel and Suites Washington, DC is an all suite hotel. All the suites feature oversized accommodations with a large workspace, and offer two flat-screen LCD televisions, sleeper sofa, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. ... more less
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