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Hotel Harrington
Ranked #123 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I will preface this by saying that if you go with the idea you are staying in an old hotel and not a 5 star property, you will probably by pleased.

We booked a two bedroom room for a 3 day trip to D.C. One room had two twin beds and its own bathroom and TV while the other bedroom had a queen bed and a twin bed and its own bathroom and TV. Lots of room and sleeping space. It was wonderful for our children to have their own space, and having two bathrooms with a family of four was great! Although the decor of the rooms was dated, the rooms were very clean and housekeeping kept them that way our entire visit. One thing to note is to bring your own toiletries because all they provide is soap. So bringing shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash etc. would probably be a good idea.

The location of this hotel can't be beat for the price!!! We never had to utilize public transportation or our rental car, and we were able to walk everywhere! D.C. is a very pedestrian-friendly city, so get your map and go! :-)

There are tons of dining options nearby, and a CVS not too far away for incidentals. Try Lincoln's Waffle House just down the street and around the corner for a great breakfast! It's right across the street from Ford's Theater. It might not look like much from the outside and it always looks busy and crammed, but the food is great and affordable and it's filled with tourists and locals alike. Very fun. :-)

If you have a car, garage parking is cheap compared to other hotels in the city which charge around $35/night. Though you do have to walk a few blocks from the garage back to the hotel, it is not a big deal at all. About a 10 minute walk, the area is nice, nothing to be concerned about.

We will definitely stay at the Harrington Hotel on future trips to Washington, D.C. You absolutely cannot beat the location and the price is phenomenal! Everyone at the hotel was friendly and helpful and we were very happy with the clean rooms. A great stay!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

They graduated from high school and as a gift we planned to visit Washington, DC. We arrived to the airport and used the Metro subway and we stopped at a metro station that is waking distance from this hotel. When we left we also used the metro station to the airport. If you rent a car the give you parking free. We spend 10 days and all the Museums plus eating places where waking distance from the hotel. The hotel also has a good restaurant in case you don’t want to go out. The room was cleaned every day and if you want to be ecologic you could let a note for them to change bed cloth every other day. It has a small refrigerator and every day you have free coffee. I think it was an affordable price plus a used a membership of a car club and receive another discount. The owner was accessible by phone and everything was terrific in the trip... I recommend Harrington hotel.

Room Tip: I went alone with my teenager sons and I asked for a family room reservation. This is a two rooms c...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank JHM959
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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.
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  • 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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Address: 436 11th St NW & E St, Washington DC, DC 20004-1301
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #123 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range: £76 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Harrington 3*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Harrington is located in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s world smithsonian is just 3 blocks from the hotel, the Verizon center is just 6 blocks, so park your car if you have one and just walk to all the sights. In addition, Metro Center, is just two blocks away which is the Red Line. We offer 242 guest rooms, including 26 deluxe family rooms, full service restaurant, fast food restaurant, friendly pub, local tours, and a nice gift shop. Amenities Free Wifi, computer in lobby to print boarding passes, Free postcards at the front desk Private bathroom in every room Refrigerators are in most rooms. Just ask if you need one brought to your room Microwave for guests located in the Internet Cafe Ice Machines - Lobby level and floors 2 through 6 Soft Drinks - Lobby level and floors 1 through 6 ... more   less 
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