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Hotel Lombardy
Ranked #41 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
SALEM
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't plan to sleep !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

The hotel, old and charming was ok. I was placed in a rear room, on an alley. I was awakened at midnite . .and every 2 hours all night by garbage trucks banging & unloading. dumpsters! When I shared my diaapoontment w the front desk inthe am, they sai d they could not offer any compensatopn on my room. I would like to submit this hotel to Trav el Channel Hotel Impossible!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pnygrl
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Greetings pnygrl,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant stay. I would like to address your concerns personally, so if time permits can you please contact me directly.

I would also like an opportunity to invite you back and ensure that your stay is memorable.

I look forward to hearing from you and possibly seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Norfolk, Virginia
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218 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

This is our go-to home away from home in DC. We visit the city at least once a year, sometimes more and this hotel is truly the place to be for convenience, comfort and character. We were immediately welcomed upon our arrival from the helpful bell hops and check-in went smoothly - we were gratefully surprised to be upgraded to a suite for the extra room it afforded us. Our one bedroom suite - room 503 - greeted us with a nice note from the manager with a box of truffles (fyi - I like the fresh chocolate covered strawberries of past better!) which indicated the management had already decided to upgrade us before we arrived, how thoughtful. The living area with its large glass desk, a coffee table, love seat and a stylish queen anne upholstered chair looks out on the park. The bedroom with it's uber-firm and comfortable king sized bed with 6 pillows and pressed white duvet and sheets, looks out to the other business offices behind hotel. The bedroom was painted a soothing mauve/plum color and in addition to plantation blinds had thick floor to ceiling drapes to keep out any semblance of the morning light. Each room had a flat screen TV and could be closed off from the hallway. If there were any complaints about this particular room, it might be the size of the bathroom - quite tight with the toilet paper hidden behind the door. Regardless of size, the all white bathroom was spotless and the towels were so thick and luxurious. Any toiletry you may have forgotten is available - all Bath and Bodyworks, as well as comfortable robes and a powerful blowdryer. The stocked refrigerator, coffee maker, etc... is located behind a door in the hallway outside the bathroom.

Not only is this hotel convenient to many metro stations (we leave our car at the Springfield station - free - and ride into the Foggy-Bottom-GW station), they offer valet parking and there is a parking garage across the street. You can traverse anywhere in the city using public transportation, i.e., the metro, the circular or the bell hops will hail you a cab.

We stay here because it offers an old-world style HISTORIC hotel with unique character and top-notch service. And all of this within our price range! We like to visit the Willard for it's Gingerbread Capitol building and lovely Christmas trees at Christmas, but the Hotel Lombardy offers a peaceful retreat with modern amenities.

Can't speak about the bar and restaurant because we've never tried them - my husband runs out in the early am for bagels and coffee around the corner or we dine at Old Ebbitts before starting our day of touring.

Room Tip: Any room is great - read previous reviews for room tips.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kthomasva
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Greetings Kthomosva,

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your visit and I like that you said "home away from home", because that's exactly the experience we want our guest to have each and every time.

We value you and appreciate that you chose to stay with us. On your next visit we hope that you can enjoy our dining outlets as well.

Looking forward seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

A short walk to the south lawn of the white house. Close to metro.
The hotel was a bit dated but perfect place to come back and relax after a long day of sight seeing. there are plenty of restaurants and shops all around. great views of the street and very easy to find.

Room Tip: Ask for one facing the front of the hotel for the best views otherwise your windows face brick wall.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tee2600
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Greetings TFelix2600,

Thank you for posting your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to having you back.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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New York City, New York
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96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

I loved the location -- convenient to almost everything. We walked south to all the Smithsonian museums, north to the Phillips Collection, and east to the Spy Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Admittedly, we probably overdid it walking to the Library of Congress, but the architecture and views along Pennsylvania Avenue were memorable. The immediate area was exceptionally quiet during our long weekend, with Congress and nearby George Washington University closed throughout Christmas week.

We happily discovered a small eat-in kitchen when we reached our room. (My husband was disappointed that it had no microwave.) There seemed to be no nearby shops to buy any basic healthy bread/fruit breakfast fare. Until I chanced upon a large Whole Foods two blocks away on 22 Street between I and Pennsylvania. It's open till 10pm, with an impressive bakery section and an outstandingly affordable wine area near the entrance.

At the hotel, we were glad to use the modest, clean fitness room, with two treadmills, three other machines, and a full weight rack. Never saw anyone else there. Our room was very comfortable, with a huge king-size bed. We appreciated the complimentary Washington Post every day, including Sunday. The staff was always friendly and gracious. I was surprised to see $1 charges for local calls and 800 calls. Overall, we were very favorably impressed and definitely plan to stay at the Lombardy on our next DC trip.

Two other location bonuses: The wonderful Paul Bakery (not visible from the Lombardy) and Founding Farmer, an excellent restaurant, are just across Pennsylvania Avenue.

Room Tip: Through hotels.com, we got a great rate, but couldn't specify any preferences. I took their su...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank carly5
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Greetings Carly5,

Thank you for sharing the details about your stay with us. It sounds like you explored the wonderful city of Washington, DC and enjoyed your accommodations.

Our goal is to provide great service and a memorable experience for our guest all the time. We look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed at the Lombardy in October, 2013, for five nights. We loved it. The location was very convenient--close to the metro and within a few blocks of the White House. The room was very nice and had some character. There was a small kitchen area and a dressing area. The staff was helpful. We enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant. This was a great place for us. It really gave us the DC experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elaine R
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Greetings Elaine R,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, I am happy to know that you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to experience our Cafe.

We look forward to your return.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

It was the best hotel that i had. Very clean and cheap nice view everything was perfect

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank 인철곽
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Greetings!

Thank you for your feed back, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will visit us again on your next trip to Washington, DC.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

A friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The entire staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The hotel is easily accessible by car, yet within walking distance of fine restaurants, historical attractions and parks. The small gym is well equipped for anyone wanting a quick workout.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LPurnell
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Greetings LPurnell,

Thank you for your feed back. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.

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
#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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