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Loews Madison Hotel
Ranked #74 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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“Impeccable style, location, and value”
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I'm told that The Madison went through a rough patch last year, when a labor dispute caused great disruption. Fortunately those days are long past: this has become a truly exceptional hotel, and the best bargain in DC.

The newly renovated rooms are impeccably styled, almost on par with rooms at The Jefferson two blocks away. (The Jefferson charges roughly twice The Madison's nightly rate.) The staff are uniformly pleasant, though I've still experienced a few slip-ups in my half dozen stays there since January, mostly involving housekeeping. Small things, like removing bathrobes and not replacing them, forgetting to change the sheets after the expected three nights, and toiletries and complimentary coffee not being replenished. Nothing major.

The food and drinks in the lobby bar are great. The seasoned popcorn should be illegal, it's so addictive. And of course the location is incredibly convenient. It's not the most exciting block in the world -- particularly after dark -- but it's walkable to nearly everything.

On the downside, the free wifi has always been troublesome, slow and balky. I hear they're switching to paid wifi, which is unfortunate, though I suppose that will likely improve reception and bandwidth. Another pet peeve of mine: hotels (like this one) that don't have ice machines, requiring constant calls to room service for free ice. #firstworldproblems

I already have two more reservations made for 2012, and I'm looking forward to both.

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Lovely experience, extraordinary ambience .... I never had a better experience having meetings during three days than what I experienced at The Madison. Perfect facilities, very well coordinated schedules and exceptional food. The best personnel I've ever seen. Please keep them on board.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Osterville, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

We are two retired couples who went to Washington to see the sights and also to enjoy dining and a nice vacation. The Madison met our expectations. Great shower and a firm mattress. We all slept well. We used the Old Town Trolley and were able to get the shuttle right around the corner. The hotel is near several good restaurants. The concierge helped us choose, and we ate at Sirocs, Georgia Brown,and the Lincoln. Enjoyed all of the restaurants. We had breakfast at Postscript. Pleasant with good service and food; no need to leave the hotel. The location of the hotel is quite good. We walked to the Smithsonian on the first day and then took a cab back. It's about a mile to the Ameriican History Museum, so we were ready to ride back when we left the museum at 5:30. All four of us agreed that the Madison fit our needs. We had a really nice trip and saw everything we wanted to. A great fall vacation!!!

Room Tip: We stayed on the sixth floor on the city side; it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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GMMadison, Hotel Manager at Loews Madison Hotel, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
Thank you for choosing The Madison! We are glad that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and had the opportunity to explore the many nearby monuments and museums. On your next stay, we hope to not only meet your expectations, but exceed them! We look forward to your return!
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Everything was great except I had no coffee in my room the last morning. Everything else was just fine. I don't have more to say. I will stay at this hotel the next time I'm in town. The fuctions were all wonderfully done and the food was outstanding.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

We had our annual conference at The Madison this year. The experience was legendary and with the help of the very accomodating and professional staff we have now raised the bar for all future events. Rooms remodel was well done!!!!! Meeting space for all our breakout sessions was right on target. Service throughout the conference was exceptional. Food and creative presentations all were impressive.

Room Tip: Really enjoyed the balcony suite. Faux green plants add a great seperation and provide privacy. Nice...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Stowe, Vermont
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

From check in to departure, this hotel was firing on all cylinders. Beautiful lobby, and rooms, very nice meeting space, and the food was outstanding. If I were ever in DC again, I would not bother looking anywhere but the Madison. Close proximity to all the DC attractions, and some nice local eateries/pubs. Could not have been happier with my experience! If in DC, you owe it to yourself to stop in and see for yourself what they have to offer.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Independence, Missouri
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

We planned a pleasure trip to Washington DC through AAA.com, I talked to a AAA trip agent she recommended the Madison Hotel...so glad she did. Newly renovated, beautiful, hospitality plus and very near the White House and National Mall. Our room was spotless, quiet and beautiful. The concierge, front desk, room service and bell men were so helpful. This was by far the best hotel and trip experience my husband and I have had, and we have traveled a lot. We would recommend this hotel to anyone and definitely will return ourselves. Thank you Madison Hotel!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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GMMadison, Hotel Manager at Loews Madison Hotel, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
We strive to make each stay relaxing and memorable for our guests and are thrilled that you and your husband enjoyed your stay at The Madison. We are very happy to hear that you found our staff helpful and we hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Loews Madison Hotel
Address: 1177 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2701
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#35 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#40 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#45 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#58 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loews Madison Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 356
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Become a part of history when you stay at Loews Madison Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Washington D.C., our hotel has been honored to host distinguished guests including Elizabeth Taylor and John F. Kennedy. Our unmatched dedication to service has made us the first choice for political and social leaders, global travelers and families seeking the cultural legacy of our nation's capital. Only a short stroll from the White House, Embassy Row, and National Mall Monuments, Loews Madison Hotel is a refreshing destination for corporate stays, relaxing getaways and unforgettable gatherings. Appointed with sophisticated furnishings, our Washington, D.C. hotel features a collection of rooms and suites with amenities fit for a president. ... more   less 
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