We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights last week. I got a fantastic price of $135 per night plus taxes (adds $20 a night) by pre-booking directly with the hotel. Our room was on the 7th floor with 2 queen beds. For the money, or even more, I think this hotel is gem and we loved the fact that it was in a neighborhood, but still had lots of shops, restaurants, and services nearby and that were all open late. It sure beats staying on Capitol Hill or near the Convention Centers where everything is concrete and there are no green spaces or people after 6 or 7 at night. In DC you can still walk or take public transit anywhere within about 30 minutes, so its no inconvenience at all to stay by the Zoo like it was in the 90s.
-Location: 1 block from the Woodley Park Metro, DC Circulator, and other busses, within 2 blocks of at least 20 different restaurants from fast food to Thai, Chinese, Indian, Lebanese, Italian, and American foods, CVS drug store, and a little supermarket. Hotel is at Calvert and Connecticut, so within walking distance to Cleveland Park, Adams Morgan, and Dupont Circle areas, and Metro distance everywhere else
-Fitness: Very extensive fitness center with tons of machines, free weights, 3 separate swimming areas (including resort-style drink / food service), proximity to Rock Creek Park.
-Rooms: Extremely comfortable beds, mini fridge, large windows, high ceilings, coffee maker, safe, reading lights attached to the headboard, and a desk area.
-General: nice spacious lobby, free access to print boarding passes, ability to join rewards program and get free internet in the room, plus a late check out, the property is historic so there are all kinds of beautiful touches and lots of character throughout.
-Came with free drinks and newspaper delivered to our room each morning (i.e. juices, coffee or water).
-Internet service is really slow (but then again, it was free)
-Elevators were slow (we took the stairs to the 7th floor several times because we got tired of the 10+ minute waits associated with only 4 elevators)
-It costs $28 per night to park your rental car and there is ZERO street space
-We asked for a microwave, which was not honored
-Even though the rooms are large, the layouts are a little inefficient, which basically meant there was no space for extra chairs or anything else to sit on except the bed
-Twice the housekeeping came after 5pm, which was annoying because we'd come back after a day out to relax before dinner but had no clean towels.
-Way too much chlorine in the pool bothered everyone.
-No breakfast was included and there was no way I was going to pay $20 per person for their continental breakfast as room service.
Great restaurant finds within a block: Open City, Lebanese Taverna, and Cafe Paradiso.
- 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. Enjoy a cocktail and light fares by the pool from our seasonal Splash! Bar (open Memorial Day Weekend until the week following Labor Day). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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