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University Inn Washington DC
Ranked #46 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Long Island, NY
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Was so pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2010

I concur with all the postive reviews of this property-we were upgraded to a one BR suite on the 8th floor, could see the Key Bridge and the Washington Cathedral-the neighborhood is lovely, safe and quiet. The staff is so helpful, and it seems they enjoy their jobs--everyone, from the front desk to housekeeping to the restaurant, was pleasant. The metro is very close by, and it is about a 20 minute walk to the Lincoln Memorial down 23rd St. If not luxurious, the hotel is very comfortalbe and clean, and I will definitely recommend it to others and stay there again. In fact, I was a travel agent for many years and booked it many times under the previous management when it was known as the Inn at Foggy Bottom-my clients were in Washington very often and asked for this property as first choice-I finally know personally why that was the case! Keep up the splendid work.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Kells0s
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GWUInnGM, Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, 20 December 2010
Dear Kells0s,

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the George Washington University Inn! We greatly appreciate your compliments of our hotel. Please be assured that these comments will be passed onto our staff. Observations such as yours help build employee morale and enable us to offer you the best service.

We do hope that the next time you are visiting frok Long Island, that you stay will us again.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season,

The George Washington University Inn
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2010

Once again, Trip Advisor didn't let me down as all of the many positive reviews were dead on! I stayed here for 6 nights waiting for my apartment to be renovated and this is an amazing hotel for the following reasons:

1) Affordable for the Foggy Bottom area, especially on weekends, when the price drops significantly;
2). Rooms are like mini-apartments - with kitchen, silverware and cooking tools, living room with flat screen, comfortable bed with another TV, and thermostat settings in each room;
3). Great American breakfast every morning although variety is seriously lacking, there is plenty of breakfast food;
4). Free WiFi throughout the hotel with great connection;
5). Printed and faxed several documents for me without charging;
6). AMAZING LOCATION! 5 minute walk from Foggy Bottom metro and only 5-8 minute walk to the Watergate, where there's a Safeway and many restaurants; and
7). Great staff! They helped me extend my reservation several times as I waited for my apartment to finish.

This place tends to book fast so if you have time to plan I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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4 Thank nyujay2010
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GWUInnGM, Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, 20 December 2010
Dear NYUJay2010,

Thank you for your positive review here on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know that you enjoyed your stay at the George Washington University Inn.

Since your review, I am happy to announce that we have made some changes to the breakfast to offer more variety on a day to day basis. Make our guests happy is our goal!

We do hope that if the chance arrises that you do stay with us again, because it was our pleasure serving you for the six days you were with us.

Sincerely,

George Washington University Inn Team
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St.Paul, Minnesota
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977 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2010

Spent two nights in this very pleasant hotel in a nice section of Washington DC, and would recommend it. The hotel is not luxury but it is very nice, on a quiet street about 3 minutes walk from the Foggy Bottom metro stop. My room was quite large, with a king bed, for $150 + taxes...a good deal for Washington DC.
A free continental breakfast is available (Coffee, fruit and rolls). Other food is available to purchase.
I've stayed in Washington DC many times and found this to be a very nice, reasonably priced place to stay. I'd go back, and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2010

We stayed at the GWUINN for four nights while attending the Jon Stewart Rally for Sanity. The hotel is clean and rooms have a kitchenette with full fridge and stove. Close to Watergate hotel which has a Safeway and Liquor store in its lower level.
We took the Metro from Ronald Reagan Airport to the Foggy Bottom station which i about a block from the hotel. Surrounding are is pleasant and near the Mall for sightseeing. Within walking distance to Georgetown. Free room wireless worked fine on our Ipad. Reasonably priced.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 2sbullock
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GWUInnGM, Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, 8 November 2010
Dear 2sbullock,

We truly appreciate you taking the time to complete a review on tripadvisor. The Jon Stewart rally certainly was a lot of fun. We were pleased to see that you were able to take advantage of all the amenities our West End location has to offer; proximity to the metro, drug store and grocery store just to name a few. Our Housekeeping team takes great pride in keeping the rooms clean, so thank you for mentioning it.

If you ever find yourself in our Nation's Capitol again whether it be for a rally or not, we certainly hope you decide to stay with us again.

Sincerely,

Hotel Operations Manager
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Oyster Bay, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

We recently stayed for a weekend while touring the nearby universities with our daughter. Upon check-in, the efficient, professional front desk clerk upgraded us to a 1- bedroom suite, which was extremely roomy, very clean and much appreciated! We were on the 8th floor (room 812), facing the street and found it to be very quiet. We had a great advance-purchase rate, booked on the hotel's own website. The hotel is located in a safe, residential neighborhood, convenient to GWU, Georgetown and the Metro. We were lucky enough to find parking on the street in front of the hotel, and did not use the valet parking. All in all, we were very satisfied with our stay. If you're looking for a huge, fancy hotel with a grand lobby, this is not the place for you. But if you prefer a quiet, private haven with clean, spacious rooms, we highly recommend it! We could not be happier and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rumurr
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GWUInnGM, Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, 8 November 2010
Dear Rumurr,

Thank you so much for the positive feedback you posted on tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoy our little Inn on you visit to DC! I hope you and your daughter enjoyed the Universities you visited while you were here. I was very pleased to read that our team here saw that you may need a little extra room and gave you a suite.

If your daughter decides to go to school in the area, we certainly hope that you stay with us again and become apart of our family.

Sincerely,

George Washington University Inn
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2010

Despite being near the GWU campus, this hotel was on a quiet street, close to the Kennedy Center and within walking distance of Georgetown and the Mall. Service was good, price was reasonable compared to other Washington hotels. Only negative--we left something behind and got no response when we called housekeeping about it. Still, we'll stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mari0nc
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GWUInnGM, Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, 8 November 2010
Dear Mari0nc,

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review on tripadvisor. I am so sorry that no one got back to you in regards to you lost items. I pains me that we could not come through on a simple request after you had a pleasant stay. I can assure you that if you decide to stay with us again when you are visiting from Rhode Island, all your needs will be met.

We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Sincerely,

George Washington University Inn Management Team
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2010

When planning our trip to DC this hotel came back as one of the most reasonably priced (still over $200 / night) and had a good location. We were not disappointed. The hotel is adjacent to the GWU campus so it has a great atmosphere in the area. There is a hospital up the street so there was some concern regarding noise but we never heard a thing. The location is great if you are sightseeing in DC. There is a metro stop a little over a block away but if the weather is nice, the monument areas are less than a 30 minute walk. The area seems very safe and we actually walked to dinner each night.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KatzFamily
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GWUInnGM, Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, 8 November 2010
Dear KatzFamily,

Thank you so much for posting a positive review on Trip Advisor. It makes us very happy when our guests let us knpw how they enjoyed their stay. We are very proud of our hotel and the staff as well. The location as you mentioned is wonderful, because you can be apart of the city touring by day and feel at home in our West End neighborhood at night.

Thank you again and if you ever come back to the Washington DC area, please stay with us again, we will welcome you with open arms!
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Property: University Inn Washington DC
Address: 824 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2303 (Formerly George Washington University Inn)
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#28 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#32 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — University Inn Washington DC 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Decidedly Distinctive and Charming... The University Inn Washington DC., evokes thoughts of a visit to a country inn in New England. Drive into the Inn and it is like coming home, the environment is warm, welcoming and cozy. This intimate Inn is located in one of DC's most desirable neighborhoods, Foggy Bottom, surrounded by 19th century homes on tree lined streets and serves as a reminder of when time stood still. Enjoy classic tradition blended with individualized comfort and welcoming features including: Spacious rooms and suites- appointed with every comfort imaginable for short leisure visits or extended business stays Convenient location close to exciting Washington, DC attractions and area events. 1,500 Square feet of elegant meeting and event space- ideal for intimate gatherings of up to 50. Special rates for government travel Convenient access to The George Washington University campus events and facilities. We will see you soon! ... more   less 
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