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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I've stayed at this hotel multiple times, for both business and pleasure in the downtown DC area. The location is very convenient for both tourists and those with business in the area, and the convenience of a reasonably priced parking garage and two in-house dining establishments is a most definite plus.

The only downside is the age of the hotel. At close to 100 years old, it does have the problems you would expect of such a grand age, and things like carpeting and decor are worn more than one might expect. However, the plus side of this is the history of the building itself - the city's first "skyscraper" and once the grandest hotel in the city, patronized by presidents and kings, this building oozes history in every corner.

If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel, conveniently located and with most of the services of ones far more expensive - this one is for you, as long as you don't mind some worn furnishings.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side can have some noise from the street below.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Phyrman1
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

location is good, just across the start point of Old Town Trolley. The room is rather cold, and air-conditioner is central controlled. The window has not view. Our room have a 3 beds, it's not easy to find a room type like this, that's the reason we chose it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Why bother fighting the DC traffic when you can stay in a great hotel right in the middle. No, it is not a 5 star stay, but if you don't want to spend a fortune to the the capital of the US of A this is your hotel. There are restaurants open late, and a breakfast buffet in case you just really need a hearty meal before tramping through the Smithsonians or strolling on the Mall.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tracie S
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Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

If you're interested in the history associated with DC, then this adds depth to the experience. I read other reviews and was a little anxious, but reality is in the middle. If you're going to stay in your room, go for more expensive options. If you're sightseeing and only need a place for sleep, this is it. I remember places like this hotel before large closets and the need to charge multiple devices to stay connected. The bathrooms are small but adequate, closets are 1950s size. Everything was clean, tvs work well and furniture is decent. It appears the hotel has made an effort to stay current. The nice thing is the parking, though further away, is safe and included in the cost of the room, which we offset with a coupon and saved $70-100. We got the coupon from one of those visitor center booklets. The front desk staff upgraded us to a two room configuration when he saw we were traveling with children, very nice gesture. The elevators were the most dated with their own brew of unique odors. No wait time for elevators at all, though. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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3  Thank Jwl300
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is not a luxury hotel but the location at the heart of Washington DC is ideal for travellers. This was my third visit with school groups. Rooms are a good size and, if a bit dated, were clean and the beds comfortable. Breakfast is a buffet, worth the cost and provides a reasonable choice.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Nick S
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