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State Plaza Hotel
Ranked #39 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The State Plaza is an old apartment-style hotel-- Foggy Bottom and Georgetown are full of them-- and my experience with this kind of hotel led me to expect a certain amount of scuzziness. I was pleasantly surprised to find the hotel in excellent condition, with up-to-date furnishings in good repair. Reception was friendly; maid service was competent (not outstanding); the food at the hotel restaurant (I had lunch there one day) was good and reasonably priced. One small drawback: the rooms are supposed to come with full-service kitchens, but things like detergent, dish cloths, and paper towels are furnished upon request only, and there is no microwave oven. The hotel is a ten-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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StatePlazaHotel, Director of Sales at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear GracefulUnderFire,

It is great to read that you found our hotel in excellent condition. We apologize for the shortage of items in the kitchen area and we will make sure to address this and have the items you mentioned placed in all our kitchenettes. Microwaves are available upon request but we are close to placing one in each room permanently. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again.
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a conference held at the Convention Center. When we arrived at the hotel, we were a bit worried because the hotel seemed to be the only commercial establishment in that stretch of street, except for a 24-hour CVS (a blessing because food/water at the convention Center was exorbitantly expensive). The desk staff as well as the door people were unfailingly polite and conversational. A pleasure! The room was quite large with a comfortable dressing area and a bathroom where everything worked. The room, bathroom and kitchen were maintained spotlessly even though it seemed to be a bit dated. The kitchen had a dining table and chairs as well. The free WiFi was included in the price, a big bonus, because when we visited colleagues in much more expensive hotels closer to the Convention Center, wireless was charged extra per day. The night we arrived, we were too tired to find a restaurant and went to the small restaurant in the hotel, called the F Street Bistro. The food was excellent and very reasonable. The only caveat was that they charged almost $12 for my coffee (3 refills). It was quickly deducted when I pointed it out. The following night we decided to go back to the same restaurant since we were so pleased with the quality of the food (and again were charged extra for refills, and again had it deducted quickly, so check your bill carefully!). We did not have time to explore the neighborhood since we left early for the conference and came back after dark. The next time, I would want to explore the area much more.

Room Tip: Our room was on the 8th floor and very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

A small group of us from across the country were attending meetings with the Red Cross. Reservations were made for us at this hotel. Many times when this happens the chosen hotel is adequate but not great. That was not true this time. We were all extremely satisfied here. The rooms are large and comfortable (not new and plastic just clean, functional and comfortable), the service was outstanding. Every need or want was met quickly with a smile. Example, when checking out on the last day the desk clerk asked if I needed them to keep my luggage until my departure from the area (my meeting was a block away). Not only did they hold my bag for me they also had a taxi ready for me when I returned to pick it up.
I did not have a car so I did not experience the parking fee but look at the location. You will pay a lot to park anywhere around here.
The restaurant did not quite measure up to the rest of the hotel but we only had one meal there. We did not experience any problems there, it just did not seem to compare to the hotel side. There are several really good restaurants within walking distance and there is no problem walking in the area in the evening.
Overall a very good stay along with productive meetings made for an outstanding trip.

Room Tip: Upper level room in the main tower.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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StatePlazaHotel, Director of Sales at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear ikiser,

We appreciate your review and very glad you were extremely satisfied with your recent stay at The State Plaza Hotel. Our goal has always been to match our great location with even greater services to our Guests. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you once Gin on your next visit to Washington DC. Take care.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Spacious suite, clean and well furnished.

Good location, near metro station and within walking distance from many places, IMF, world bank, George Washington University.

Friendly and helpful staff.

Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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StatePlazaHotel, Director of Sales at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 20 November 2013
Dear Soon W,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we're glad you found our location good and convenient to many places including the Metro and large organizations such as The World Bank, IMF and GWU. We're also happy that our staff was helpful and attentive to your needs. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Washington DC. Take care.
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I am so impressed by this hotel. The first night they put me in a very nice room, newly refurbished with plenty of space including large main area, a small kitchen, bathroom and dressing area. The next day, due to construction in that tower, they moved me. The noise was not all the bad and I was not fussed to move but they were concerned I would be disturbed. What a nice surprise to find they moved me to a huge suite and sent me a gift basket and note of apology. Moreover, the staff friendly and service is great. For example, I asked where I could find a post office and they sent someone up with google directions and map. Plus the person I spoke said if it was inconvenient for me to go to the post office myself she would post my letter on her way home. This is customer service beyond compare. Definitely would stay here again, have recommended to our agents in our travel agency and will spread the word on Facebook.

Room Tip: North tower is being renovated and the rooms are gorgeous but was happy with south tower room too
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank harleyziggy
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StatePlazaHotel, Director of Sales at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
Dear harleyziggy,

We are very appreciative of your recommendations and thankful for your review. We apologize for the slight inconvenience while we make improvements but we're also happy you found our newly refurbished rooms very nice. We truly enjoy serving our Guests and glad to have made your stay with us a pleasant one. Until the next time, Cheers!
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Salem, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We recently visited DC for a mini break and stayed in the State Plaza hotel in Foggy Bottom, for us it was a great location within walking distance of all the main attractions we wanted to see. State Plaza is an older hotel that looks to have been recently updated, the room was clean and the bedroom and bathroom were modern. The small kitchenette in the room was clean with fresh paint but the unit and appliances were a little dated. This wasn't a modern luxury hotel but if you are just looking for somewhere comfortable and clean to rest then I would definitely recommend it especially at the great prices.

This is a real hidden gem.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Looking to stay in D.C then this is the perfect place. It's not far to walk to the memorials and the metro is right there too. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. There is a mini kitchen if you need it and didn't want to venture out for dinner. Complimentary bottled water and newspaper was given everyday. The hotel staff always went above and beyond for us. Check in and check out was painless too!! This is a hidden gem in the city that is a lot cheaper than the big fancy hotels. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend here to anyone.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: State Plaza Hotel
Address: 2117 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#47 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#59 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — State Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleek and sophisticated, with impeccable service, the all-suite State Plaza Hotel offers a new standard of comfort to visitors to our nation's capital. These downtown Washington DC hotel suites provide spacious lodging in a fashionable, convenient setting, adjacent to George Washington University. ... more   less 
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