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Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ranked #67 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
United kingdom
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“Beautiful Hotel- Not happy With Service”
Reviewed 23 June 2010

Went to this hotel for 6 nights, the Hotel could only put us in a smoking room when I informed them I would not be happy with this was told no other rooms available, offered a machine to take the smell away, and then had a member of staff banging on our door at approx 12.20am to take this machine away, advised the staff member to come back in the morning, we then had phone calls and had to get out of bed and dressed to give the machine back not very happy with this but....
The hotel was beautiful, clean and the rooms were very good, but felt a little remote in such a big hotel. the area was good easy for the subway, lots of places to eat
Would we stay ion this hotel again, for the area and price yes, for the rooms yes. for the service and indifference no

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2010

Dick-Karen's review of June 13, 2010, hit the nail on the head, so I'll keep this brief. My wife, teenage daughter, and I stayed at the Omni Shoreham last week for 6 nights. The big, bustling hotel offers grand public spaces, an excellent outdoor pool, and relatively large, comfortable rooms. The bathroom definitely needed an update, however.

Location: The hotel sits in Woodley Park, which is not particularly close to many of the main D.C. sights other than the zoo. True, the convenient metro is close by, but it would have been nice to walk back to the hotel room for a midday break, or at the beginning/end of the day instead of fighting the metro rush hour (e.g., Dupont Circle). Nevertheless, a fine restaurant, Open City, is across the street from the Omni, and the fun Adams Morgan district is within walking distance.

With a "buy two nights get the third night free" deal, the hotel was an excellent value.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

We stayed at this hotel over the weekend and were in town for the zoo and a Nationals baseball game. The location was perfect for the zoo (which we walked to), and there were plenty of cute places to eat on the next block. We especially liked Open City. The pool was fabulous and great for kids. The lobby was lovely! Our room had a balcony, which was really a nice treat!

What I really liked about the hotel were the little touches! Kids get a backpack of little toys and a canteen that can be filled at the restaurant. They even brought a cookie and milk to our daughter on the first night!

There was a diverse crowd staying at the hotel-young people, older couples, families, business people.

We really enjoyed ourselves and cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2010

Stayed here for five nights in September 2009. It's a beautiful hotel and we had a nice room. It's right across the road from the trolley tour stop too.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

Great experience! The location was close to the metro and reasonably priced restaurants. The beds were heavenly. I wish we had more time to enjoy the gorgeous pool and grounds. Fireflies abound in the evening and were a treat to watch. The Shoreham is a beautiful historic hotel that is so comfortable and elegant I would rate it 5 star!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Fairfield, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2010

We stayed at the Omni Shoreham with our two teen grandsons for four nights. We chose the Zoo package which was well worth the extra considering the appetites of two teens and the WONDERFUL breakfast buffet that was included in the deal as well as free valet parking. We used the metro, one block away, for our transportation so the car sat snugly in the lot until our departure. The metro ride to the monuments was about 20-- 30 minutes including a transfer at Metro City stop. We also rode the double decker tour bus which stopped one block from the hotel. Sitting on top was fun for all of us and the bus stopped at all of the popular sights including Arlington. The boys (as well as my husband and I) were very impressed with the elegance of the hotel, the pool, exercise room and the little amenities such as milk and cookies in room and plenty of linens, pillows, etc. It is a beautiful old hotel and the room was certainly clean and adequate though we noticed a couple of minor needed repairs (leaky tub faucet, wall trim end cap missing). The small refrigerator in our room was barely cool so our water bottles were not kept as cold as we would have liked. The service was great except when we were leaving and waited almost a half hour for our car to be brought up. Other than the "free" breakfast we found the prices in the restaurant to be prohibitive. However there were several reasonable neighborhood restaurants close by that offered a variety of decent ethnic as well as traditonal American food. There is even a Baskin-Robbins nearby!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

we stayed 5 nights in early june 2010

bullet points

2 min walk to metro giving swift access to the centre

big comfortable rooms

beautiful grounds in the hotel

10 minute walk to the zoo

great bar / retaurant literally just opposite the hotel which is much cheaper than the hotel and was open 0600 - 0200

bottom line is whilst we did not eat or drink at (actually I did buy a 2 teas at the starbucks concession and paid well over the odds, so if you need a coffee walk across the street to the bar / restaurant mentioned above it cost much less) the hotel it ticked all the boxes for a comfortable and convenient base for us. we would stay here again

only downside was having to pay $10 for 15 minutes on the internet which I needed to use and resented A) having to pay for and B) having to pay so much for

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Omni Shoreham Hotel
Address: 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2649
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest , Woodley Park / Zoo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#21 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Shoreham Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 836
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come home to the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a true Washington landmark. Located in one of the most sought after DC neighborhoods, this luxury property fuses modern comforts with distinguished service. This urban oasis is located on 11 plush acres just steps from the metro and the National Zoo. Sip a cocktail in the Marquee Bar or, during the warmer months, guests can lounge poolside at one of the "South's Best Pools" as rated by Southern Living Magazine. ... more   less 
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