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Hotel Lombardy
Ranked #41 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“This a Great Hotel!”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

My niece and I stayed here for five nights at the end of March and I am so glad we did! This lovely old world hotel is located is an easy walk to the White House and the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. The area is very safe and close to George Washington University and the George Washington Medical Center.

Getting to the mall was an equally easy walk down 21st street which left you right at the entrance to the Vietnam War Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial which was pretty great. If you aren't walkers, the Metro can get you across town in no time.

We found our room to be very clean and comfortable, (especially the bed) with many thoughtful touches - daily bottles of water, lovely toiletries, daily newspaper and mini-bar. The room and bathroom were both a nice size and our bathroom had a small vanity area that my niece really appreciated. Please note that the light switches all have dimmers in the form of sliders on the side of the switch. If you need a little more light then slide it up and there you are. Our room at the back of the hotel was nice and quiet.

The staff are all nice, helpful and professional, especially the housekeeping and the bell staff. All in all an excellent value in our nation's capital. Not only will I stay here the next time I visit, I will recommend it highly to anyone seeking a wonderful room in a wonderful city.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 7 June 2013
Thanks you so much for giving us your feedback. We realyy appreciate you taking the time to share and we hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

The Lombardy is a really good choice for Washington DC. It's much less expensive than your standard international hotel chains, but provides a level of quality that is on a par (or exceeds) them. It's also a nice old-ish building, with good sized rooms which are simply but tastefully decorated (emphasis on white). Extra-comfy bed, really nice bathroom and posh selection of toiletries. Also tea and coffee-making facilities (strangely enough, in the bathroom). On Pennsylvania Ave, it's within easy reach of both tourist sights and offices. Like all US hotels, breakfast isn't included in the price and is extortionately priced (as a European, this always strikes me as a bit of a rip-off) - but that's nothing unusual in that country. There are lots of restaurants nearby, including good breakfasting places. There's free Wi-Fi. The staff are helpful but not over-friendly, except for the lovely doormen, who are absolute stars.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Dear frequenttraveller63,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It sound like you really enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to pass along your comments to my staff, especially our bellman.

We look forward to having you back again soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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PA
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

My husband & I stayed here for a second anniversary for one night. Got the room real cheap since it was a last minute thing. We will probably never stay in this fancy of a hotel ever again with how poor we are. We LOVED Hotel Lombardy. All of the staff was extremely friendly. Love the atmosphere/style of this hotel. If you are claustrophobic then you may not want to go here since the elevators & walls are very narrow, but from my understanding this is due to the age of the building & them wanting to keep that feel of the 1920's. Glad it was my husband in the smaller of the elevators because I felt like I was getting to know him. Loved the dark narrow hallways it just makes you feel like you're back in time. When I saw that our room was ALL white I laughed & said "Hunny this room is not made for you" since he's a grease monkey. And for being that everything was white I was VERY VERY impressed that I did not even see one lint ball on the sheets or comforter. Wish we had a better view but we were towards the back of the hotel I guess its the luck of the draw. Loved seeing the housekeeper wearing the old styled uniform. Again adding to the 1920's feel. The location was great about 2-3 blocks away from the White House. We were able to walk to just about every monument & museum.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seguin, Texas
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Reviewed 22 March 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a couple of blocks down I Street from the metro station and there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel. Very convenient.
The staff was wonderful - very helpful. We enjoyed the free waters and apples!
The restaurant is a hidden gem. We had breakfast and dinner and the food was the best we had on our trip.
It is a historical hotel but everything was very clean and charming. Our room had an extra little room divided with a curtain with a table and chairs and refrigerator and sink. We were glad we chose to stay there.

  • Stayed March 2013
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and very pleased to know that you visited the Cafe and enjoyed the food.

Please visit us again on your next visit to DC!

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

From the moment of our arrival we were treated in a welcoming and warm fashion. We had a corner room that gave us a feeling of roominess. It was very clean. I loved the toiletries in the bathroom. Our king-sized bed felt very luxurious with great linens. The restaurant had an excellent menu and was under the aegis of a great waiter. The location is perfect for the casual traveler...close to metro stops, good restaurants of all price ranges nearby.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Thank you! We appreciate your comments and work really hard to make sure that every guest leave with a memorable experience.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

This was our firsrt visit to Washington D.C. If what they say is true, that first impressions are most important, then the Hotel Lombardy definitely made an excellent first, second and third impression. From the very first meeting with the door men, to the front desk, to our housekeeper, everyone was pleasant, outgoing and extremely eager to help you in any way possible. WIthout a doubt, we will be back again. Thank you Hotel Lombardy for making our stay in Washington D.C. a very memorable one!!! We give youi all 5 stars!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am happy to know that you enjoyed staying with us and we hope to see you again for the fourth time.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Mid-Atlantic
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

We like Hotel Lombardy because of its solid, older charm! The rooms are well-appointed and clean, the staff is friendly, and the neighborhood is walkable. Weekends can yield free street parking close by. Aside from being close to the DC attractions, what can't be reached on foot is easily accessible by metro or Circulator bus. Good restaurants can be found in the vicinity and there's a Trader Joe's a few blocks away. The only glitch we had was the absence of bath towels, but that was rectified with a call to the desk.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed you stay with us and we look forward to having you back.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Property: Hotel Lombardy
Address: 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
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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 Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lombardy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of DC's Business District, Hotel Lombardy offers a classic European-style experience for discerning business and vacation travelers. A blend of historic charm and contemporary urban sophistication, our downtown boutique hotel offers elegant accommodations and exceptional hospitality just steps away from Washington, DC attractions, government buildings, and corporate destinations. ... more   less 
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