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Holiday Inn Washington DC - Central / White House
Ranked #53 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 November 2010

My spouse and I stayed here recently for one night. The staff was helpful and courteous. The parking garage was a good feature as we were in a residential part of town and needed to park, it was conveniently located on a lower level under the hotel. The king size bed was very comfy. There was a slight issue with a leaky toilet that was promptly handled. It was convenient walk to the Metro or to the sites of D.C. The proximity to Dupont Circle was plus.
Breakfast vouchers were included with the reservation and the Saturday morning buffet featured made to order eggs and omelets, included an egg white veggie omelet. The staff was very attentive especially at check in.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

I liked this hotel. Very friendly front desk staff. The room was basic, but clean and well maintained. Separate second bath sink outside bathroom was nice. Breakfast service and food exceeded my expections. The hotel is located in a nice area. It is fairly residential, but close to main tourist sites and metro. This hotel is a good value for the money.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

Good reasonably priced hotel within easy reach of all Washingtons main sites Service etc from staff was excellent, could not have been more pleasant or helpful. The room was clean and roomy for a budget hotel with a sitting area in the room. Hotel restaurant was reasonably priced with a straight forward menu. If you want somewhere close to all the main sites at areasonable cost this is the place to stay

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

I stayed for three nights at this property in early October. I was there for business and am a female solo traveler.
The friendliness and helpfulness of employees is amazing! Almost every single employee seemed genuinely interested in making my stay satisfactory. This is the main reason I rated the hotel higher than "poor".
Here are the two deal-breakers, in order of importance - cleanliness/housekeeping and food quality.
The rooms were in serious need of a thorough cleaning and vacuuming. How many towels or other items I received varied each day, despite the fact that I left a healthy tip each morning. The bathroom floor wasn't mopped and the bathtub wasn't scrubbed. The ice bucket wasn't emptied and coffee pot not cleaned. Little stuff, perhaps - but at the rate charged - no excuse. I will tolerate a lot of things in a hotel, but lack of cleanliness won't cut it.
Next - quality of food. My rate entitled me to a free breakfast, but the so-called hot food was cold and scambled eggs were fake. Store-bought pastries were stale and fruit was "aging". The dining room employee Carlota was a sweetheart - she seemed concerned when she saw my unfinished meal and tried to help. Room service sandwiches were ok but limited menu. The room service server was a West African gentleman with a name I can't recall and he was friendly and extremely efficient.
The people that work at this hotel should look for jobs at a place that values good employee attitudes. Housekeepers need to be trained on how to clean and supervised more closely.
Room note - I asked for and received a small refrigerator at no charge, which was appreciated. Front desk personnel were cheerful and helpful. Wi-fi was free but extremely slow - took thirty minutes to download a 1 MB .pdf file!
I'd stay here only if nothing else available in DC area. Cancelled a reservation for next week as I did find something better.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

Location was a good choice for us and walkable to many restaurants and attractions. Beds in double room are only 'full size', not queen so they were smaller than we are used to. However the mattresses were comfy. Parking is available for FREE on the street on weekends right near the hotel. Otherwise the hotel charges $30 per day. The buffet breakfast is phenomenal and not to be missed. It is $15pp but so much food that you will not need to eat until dinner! The maid forgot to clean our room so service could be better. They did apologize and bring us fresh towels, etc. Hotel in general was safe, clean and comfortable and location was good.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

Got an amazing deal here. Can't beat the location. Five minutes from supermarket and trendy cafes and about 20 minutes walk to the White House.

Friendly staff (one receptionist remembered my name the whole time) and rooms were decent-sized and very clean. Despite being smack in the city, there was no traffic noise at all.

However, the subway is about a 15 minute walk away. I didn't mind because DC is a walking city anyway. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2010

This is a excellent Hotel the staff is very accomadating. The rooms and the entire hotel make your stay in washington a real pleasure. I cannot say enough about this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 1501 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5504
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#78 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#79 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: £78 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Washington DC - Central / White House 3*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House is conveniently located on the corner of 15th St and Rhode Island Ave, 6 blocks from the White House. The hotel is within walking distance of 2 Metro stations, within 1 mile of Amtrak, and 4 miles from Reagan National Airport and the Pentagon. The Holiday Inn Washington offers free high speed internet and fitness center. The Holiday Inn is minutes from Washington DC area attractions, including the Smithsonian museums, Library of Congress, National Zoo, MCI Center, Washington Monument, US Capitol, Washington DC Convention Center, and Washington National Cathedral. As a proud recipient of the Quality Excellence Award for guest satisfaction and impeccable service, the Holiday Inn Central combines the elegance of mahogany with the sophistication of rich Italian marble. Dine at Avenue Cafe(C), our full-service restaurant that specializes in American cuisine and where Kids Eat Free! Enjoy a specialty drink in the lounge, or go to our rooftop to swim in the outdoor pool or delight in a panoramic view of the city. We offer flexible meeting space ideal for business and social events. The Holiday Inn in Washington, DC has a gift shop, game room, underground parking, and self-laundry facilities. We invite you to enjoy our stylish comfort, convenience and excellent hotel service. ... more   less 
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