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One Washington Circle Hotel
Ranked #28 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 February 2014

This hotel offers large rooms with kitchens in downtown DC. The location is quite good. While there is not a lot right around the hotel, it is located centrally between the Lincoln Memorial, Georgetown and Dupont Circle, the latter two which have shopping and many good restaurants. Foggy Bottom metro is fairly close on the opposite side of Washington Circle. The area is noisy, due to the hospital across the Circle and frequent emergency sirens.

The service is good, much like an upscale hotel, though this does mean tipping. Valet parking is convenient, but expensive. There was a fire alarm during our stay and the staff could have done a better job communicating with guests. A free drink or hors d'oeuvre may be offered in the lobby in the evening.

The rooms are large, though most of the space is in the closets, hallways and kitchen, so the main part of the room is not huge. The room is not fancy, and the furnishings are fairly cheap, with some of the knobs and so forth starting to break. The room was clean. Including a coffee grinder and whole beans is a nice touch. There are balconies in at least some rooms.

The hotel restaurant is upscale, but is available for coffee or a drink as well. For simpler fair, Burger Shake and Tap across the circle is a good option.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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OWCH_GuestServices, General Manager at One Washington Circle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Dear travellevret ,
Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us! We're glad you were able to enjoy most aspects of our hotel and our location---you are right, city noises and sirens do factor in to the hotel's experience. However, our rooms, amenities and fantastic staff hopefully make up for the street noise we cannot control! And we're very pleased to hear you pointed that out as well!
Thank you for sharing the tip about Burger, Taps and Shake across the circle---it is certainly a favorite of our staff as well!
The next time your travels bring you to DC, we certainly hope to welcome you back to One Washington Circe Hotel!
Best,
The One Washington Circle Hotel team

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

I stayed at One Washington Circle for more than a month during the 2013 holiday season, while in Washington, DC, working on an extended project. The suites are large with 1.5 baths, full kitchen, eating area and separate bedroom and living room quarters. I had a balcony overlooking Washington Circle (with a great view) and was in walking distance of GWU, the Foggy Bottom subway, Georgetown, and K, L and M streets. Pharmacies, a Whole Foods market, and tons of restaurants are a few feet away. The area is safe and the hotel is clean, comfortable and accommodating. The front desk and valet staff are excellent and focus on customer service. The cleaning staff caters to your privacy and hours when you need/want your room serviced. As a guest, you can get room service, store and cook your own food in your kitchen (with dishwasher), or order delivery service for various kinds cuisine. The price is very reasonable as well. I plan to stay there again. It's a great deal that delivers quality and comfort from a convenient location. I suggest you check it out--especially if you are in town for an extended stay!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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OWCH_GuestServices, General Manager at One Washington Circle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Dear Joy J,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your extended stay with us over the holidays! It was such a pleasure hosting you and we're so glad you were able to turn our hotel into your home away from home! Thank you for the kind comments and sharing them with the Trip Advisor community!
We certainly hope to welcome you back very soon!
Best,
The One Washington Circle Hotel team

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I stayed at One Washington Circle Hotel for two nights while in DC on business and was very pleased with the accommodations. The room was spacious and well appointed. Staff was courteous and attentive. My only slight disappointment was the restaurant, rather high priced for an average breakfast. I ordered two eggs and toast with tea and the bill came to over $20, including tip (good service). There are not many other options nearby. But in general, I'd stay here again.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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OWCH_GuestServices, General Manager at One Washington Circle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear Mjsomaha,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience while staying with us! We're so glad that, for the most part, you thoroughly enjoyed your stay! In regards to your experience with our breakfast---we have shared your comments with our Chef and will be reviewing our pricing as it relates to the restaurants and hotels around us. We thank you for bringing it to our attention!
We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Best,
The One Washington Circle Hotel Team

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This hotel is perfectly located for business or fun in downtown DC. The rooms are comfortable and huge. I've stayed there several times and every room I'm been in has been surprisingly large. The hotel isn't fancy. The lobby is not grand in scale, but it is pleasant and clean. The hotel restaurant is very good, which means the room service is very good too. Generally the rates are reasonable. More important than all of that: The staff is great: very friendly and very helpful. During my last stay a bellman named Michael hailed me a cab then politely asked me to get out and into a different one when the cabbie pulled into stand-still traffic that could have easily been avoided by going through the hotel driveway as Michael had suggested. Saved me a half hour of sitting. Very considerate.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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OWCH_GuestServices, General Manager at One Washington Circle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear KSDtrip,
Thank you for posting such a wonderful review of your recent stay with us! You're very right, our central location allows us to cater to both the business traveler and the DC explorers! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Michael, it's always a pleasure to hear our guests recognize when a member of our staff goes the extra mile!
We hope to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you to DC!
Best,
The One Washington Circle hotel team

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

There are numerous places to stay in DC and choices can be overwhelming if you are not familiar with the area. Let me save you some time - stay at this hotel. It's a cab ride from anywhere you would like to go, the rooms are great, the people are friendly and its a great value. You will not do any better than this.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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OWCH_GuestServices, General Manager at One Washington Circle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear SFK2014,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us! We're so thrilled that you enjoyed our hotel, our location and our team and greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with other Trip Advisor readers!
We hope that the next time business or pleasure brings you to DC, that you will look no further and allow us to welcome you back!
Best,
The One Washington Circle Hotel Team

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Extremely friendly staff. We got in at about midnight, and they gave us a free upgrade to a penthouse suite and a free breakfast (a bread, yogurt, and coffee/tea) in their restaurant. It's definitely older, but I can't imagine being dissatisfied with it unless you only like modern styling. I'll stay here again if I come back.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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OWCH_GuestServices, General Manager at One Washington Circle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Caiteybec,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us! We're so glad that you were able to enjoy the little things we love to do for our guests to make their stay truly exceptional and unique! We hope the next time your travels bring you to DC that we can welcome you back!
Until then!
The One Washington Circle Hotel team

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

A business trip to D.C. in December 2013 was the third time we've stayed at One Washington Circle. As always, the staff is tremendous!! It was snowing when we checked out; waited at the airport until all flight were cancelled and we were stranded. I phone the hotel and the desk personnel said although the hotel was booked, several guests could not get in due to the airport closures--and, yes, there would be a room for us! The doorman and the front desk staff made us feel as if we'd come home that evening---so welcomed, so glad to be at One Washington Circle!! We hated to leave the next day! We will DEFINITELY return to this hotel; it is truly one of the best I've ever found anywhere, primarily because every member of the staff is so exceptional.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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OWCH_GuestServices, General Manager at One Washington Circle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Mike040,
Wow! What a wonderful review--there is not higher compliment for us than to hear that we made our guests feel like they were coming home instead of staying at a hotel. We're so glad that we were able to provide you with some sense of relief despite the weather and your cancelled flight. Thank you so much for the kind words and we certainly hope to welcome you back very soon (maybe with better weather though!)
Best,
The One Washington Circle Hotel Team

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Address: 1 Washington Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2347
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#36 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: £84 - £334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — One Washington Circle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One Washington Circle Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, DC's vibrant Foggy Bottom neighborhood, just one block from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. Enjoy cool, vibrant atmosphere from the moment you step through the front doors of our stylish hotel. Our friendly staff members welcome each guest with a genuine smile to our super comfortable, modern accommodations in a prime downtown DC location. ... more   less 
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