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“A Pretty Mediocre Experience” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of JW Marriott Washington, DC

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JW Marriott Washington, DC
Ranked #66 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“A Pretty Mediocre Experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

This is the highest end hotel that Mariott offers, and I was incredibly unimpressed. The Good qualities of the hotel were that there was a good breakfast buffet, good location, and a pretty nice staff of people, from the maids to the concierges. However, do not let this fool you into thinking this is a good hotel. In your rooms, you will receive a very basic setup with a cooler (one that was broken in my case, which could have been easily fixed) filled with drinks that if one were to consume, he or she would be charged obscenely, and this is the same with a small snack stand. If you don't believe, it costs $8 for a small can of Pringles! On the same note, the Mariott family has apparently not moved on to the 21st century, as for 24 hours of internet connection in the rooms, it costs $13 where it is free in the lobby, which makes little sense. It seemed that the company was trying to charge for every little novelty individually, despite the fact that it is supposed to be a luxury hotel and the room fee is already enormous; as is the $40 per day and $40 per night parking fee. If you desire a luxury hotel, go to another place such as the Intercontinental across the street. These same services can also be purchased for a much smaller price as well, so it is truly just a huge effort to take every penny that you have.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

This hotel is great for families with an indoor (chlorinated) pool and situated very close to monuments and museums.
We had two adults and 3 children in quite a small room which is just ok for a short three day visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

I had a lovely stay at this wonderful hotel, its in the perfect location and the staff are very friendly. The only con I would say is they should try an include wifi in the room itself.

I lost my wallet on the first night i got there however security found it and gave me a call, I am eternally great full for that.

Great Hotel will definitely come back

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fonthill, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

This hotel is ideally located to most of the Washington sites, and you if are having breakfast with Obama, well he is just a block away.

This hotel is clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful, that said, a little on the expensive side but location has a price. Restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel are great....Be sure to check out the Iconic "Old Ebbitt Grill" just around the corner from the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Fairfield County, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

This is a large hotel which means a decent gym and other services, Fedex office etc. I had a 50yd walk from the elevator to my room. This is not a cheap hotel $419 night for me. I think it's worth the extra $30 night for a view. I didn't pay the extra and had a very depressing view into the interior of the hotel. WiFi is $13 day and operates at a reasonable speed. MAR rewards members can likely get WiFi for free - make sure you ask!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nodrama1
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Kildare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013 via mobile

Overall it's what you would expect from Marriott in a large city. Room was clean, beds comfy, good shower, etc. As our main criteria for this weekend stay with kids was proximity to the DC sites, this hotel was perfect, on Pennsylvania Ave.
The close location allowed us to walk out all day to the museums & monuments and then head back to the hotel for a late afternoon break and then go back again for more sightseeing.
We walked up the street to a coffee shop for our breakfast as the kids were antsy, and we went to Chinatown for dinner in the evening , so we did not eat regular meals in the hotel. I can comment that we ordered bar food, munchies in the afternoon with cold beers and it was all tasty & refreshing, good service.
Great location & service. Next trip to DC we would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mdun
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

For a business hotel the JW Marriott maintains some charm. The hotel was very business friendly, a great starbucks on premise, free wi-fi in the lobby with plenty of seating, great restaurants on site and close by. Easy location to access and travel around DC. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are very quiet. I had a problem with my shower and the staff were very prompt in sending someone to fix it. I even received a hand written note from the hotel manager to apologize for the problem. This is a wonderful hotel for a business trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about JW Marriott Washington, DC

Property: JW Marriott Washington, DC
Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1710
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#32 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#60 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#63 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#63 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — JW Marriott Washington, DC 4*
Number of rooms: 777
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refined elegance and understated luxury welcome you at the JW Marriott Washington, DC. Our hotel benefits from a perfect location in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, near world-famous landmarks including the White House and the National Theatre. Every one of our 772 rooms and suites offer flat-screen televisions, luxury bedding, and Marriott's signature Plug-In technology panels. Additional hotel amenities include a modern fitness center and an indoor pool and whirlpool. Stop by our award-winning hotel restaurant, Avenue Grill, or order room service any time of the day or night. If you're in Washington, DC for work, you can take advantage of our full-service business center and our 29 versatile and sophisticated meeting room venues. Be sure to take time to explore the city, however; our hotel is just a block from the Metro, and within walking distance of many of downtown Washington, DC's best-known attractions. We invite you to experience the charm and quiet luxury of JW Marriott Washington, DC. ... more   less 
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