The rooms where quit large and clean the service was very good and friendly. The restaurant was also reasonable and very good.It is just a short walk to the lincoln memorial and the reflecting pool area. I would recommend staying here.More
The rooms where quit large and clean the service was very good and friendly. The restaurant was also reasonable and very good.It is just a short walk to the lincoln memorial and the reflecting pool area. I would recommend staying here.MoreShow less
We're glad you enjoyed your stay at the State Plaza Hotel and found our location quite convenient. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future.
The hotel staff was very helpful and pleasant. The hotel room was clean and a good size. We had a kitchenette(in a separate room) with a large refrigerator, stove, sink but no microwave. The location was across the street and in the vicinity of the George Washington University campus where some students partied all day on July 4th but were quiet the other days. There were no fast food restaurants in the area so we had to eat at Whole Foods one night. The only problem is if you have a car which we rented to go to Monticello. You cannot park on the street and their garage was not available due to limited spaces. We were in walking distance (about 4 miles) to the Washington Memorial and the other DC tourist sites. We had an enjoyable time at this hotel.
I stayed at the State Plaza for just a single night as part of a whirlwind business trip. I had to participate in meetings at the U.S. Department of State, and this hotel is just a couple of blocks away. This makes it convenient to many other attractions, although it's probably about a ten-minute walk to the nearest subway station (Foggy Bottom/GWU).
This hotel is one of many in DC that was converted from an apartment building. I've stayed in many such converted buildings in DC over the years. They can run the gamut from really excellent to poorly remodeled and uncomfortable. The State Plaza is definitely closer to the "really excellent" end of things.
My room was a former efficiency apartment with a large main room, a separate and well-equipped kitchen with a gas stove, and a nice bathroom. For those who want to prepare their own meals, there is a convenience store next door to the hotel and a full grocery a few blocks away at the Watergate complex.
Everything was in great shape; clean, comfortable, functional. The furnishings were comfortable if simple; there is no true desk in the room, but a nice, well-lit work table. Internet service was easy to access and effective. My visit was during the hot sticky period of the summer. The room AC was effective and relatively quiet, which believe me is an important feature for any DC hotel in the summer. Unlike many modern hotels, the alarm clock next to the bed was easy to set and use. Staff at the hotel were friendly and service-oriented; both check-in and check-out went smoothly.
I suspect that the hotel draws a lot of people who, like me, have business at the State Department. This gives it a nice international clientele, something I find to be a real plus in a hotel. But I would also happily stay at this hotel during a purely personal trip to DC. I also appreciate the fact that my room had prominent signage regarding the "green" features of the hotel and how to use them.
Because my stay was so short I wasn't really able to try out many of the amenities; I didn't even turn on the TV in the room, and if they had a fitness center I wasn't aware of it. The business center on the first floor is small and the computers are slow, but there was no charge to use it and I was able to print out my airline boarding pass relatively easily. I did not have to wait to get access to a computer.
I'd offer a few points by way of constructive criticism. The drain in the tub was pretty slow so the tub filled up a lot during my shower. Also, the hotel has a relatively small dining area that has a rather unimaginative hot buffet breakfast available. Unfortunately the hotel is not in a district with a lot of restaurants so if you are pressed for time, as I was, the hotel restaurant may be your only option. My other problem with the restaurant was that no one ever came to my table to offer coffee or to present a bill. I had to tell the front desk at checkout to add a breakfast to my bill because I never received a bill in the restaurant. In fact I never saw a waiter or waitress in the restaurant.
These minor annoyances would not prevent me from recommending this hotel to others and staying there myself on my next visit to DC. Thank you, State Plaza, for an enjoyable stay!
Dear JCTfrom DEN,
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review on your most recent stay with us. We're very pleased you found the State Plaza Hotel close to "really excellent" end of things. As you mentioned, the hotel is not only convenient to business trips but also for just seeing our Nation's Capital. We are a few blocks to the National Mall and about 6 blocks to the White House. We also appreciate the constructive criticism. We are working on the bathtub drains as part of the renovations and I'll make sure the restaurant manager and I address the restaurant situation as you've pointed out. We hope you'll come back and see us again. Take care.
This hotel is located within walking distance to the National Mall, museums, restaurants, Georgetown, etc. It has very clean spacious rooms with a kitchenette, free internet. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in DC area.
This hotel is certainly value for money. The rooms are exceptionally clean, the bedding is excellent and the staff are extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The hotel was well placed and it was easy to get to all the sights, Would certainly stay here again.
It was a pleasure reading your review. We take pride in our services and making our Guests feel the great value they are getting when staying with us. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Cheers!
We had a great 3-night stay at the State Plaza over the 4th of July. It is only a few blocks from the White House and National Mall and also near the Metro. The staff was extremely friendly and responsive. The rooms were spacious and our suite contained a kitchenette (which they upgraded us to for free). Overall, we were extremely pleased with our stay and would love to return.