"Great location. The hotel concierge was helpful. The cafe was small, and the service was slow, but that was the only negative. We were pleased with every aspect of our stay. Bring lots of cash for tipping.2015-04-01"
"All the employees were friendly and helpful. Stay at this hotel.2019-03-03"
"Great location near many museums. The hotel was comfortable, housekeeping was perfect, and the service was excellent. I recommend staying here.2018-11-22"
"The hotel was quite expensive. There was a lot of traffic in the area, but also much within walking distance. The room was clean and comfortable, and all the employees were friendly and helpful. The food at the cafe was delicious, and the valet service was pricey but excellent.2018-06-12"
"The thermostat in my hotel room didn't work.2018-01-18"
"I was surprised that the hotel charged for parking.2018-01-08"
"Great location. The hotel provided breakfast, but it was mediocre; eat out.2023-04-14"
"My key didn't always work in the elevator.2017-06-15"
"No complaints. I recommend this hotel.2016-05-16"
"Room was nice and comfortable. Liked the upbeat decor in the lobby and dining room. The staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was good. Use the valet service if you can afford it, and avoid the noisy rooms directly above the front entrance.2015-02-24"
"The hotel was under renovation the day we left, and the drilling was noisy. The room layout could've been better, especially the bathroom. The phone didn't work. The staff was helpful and congenial. Good place to stay.2023-04-06"
"Good experience. The hotel room was clean, and the staff was friendly. Valet parking was expensive.2023-03-29"
"The hotel met my expectations, and the rates were fair. The facilities were terrific, and the staff went the extra mile.2017-11-18"
"The hotel was beautiful and centrally located. The incredible staff helped us in every way we needed. Stay here.2015-09-07"
"The hotel room was spacious, clean, and comfortable, and it had a coffee maker. Friendly, efficient employees. Appreciated the breakfast.2015-04-04"
"Great location for visiting the National Portrait Gallery, and just a block from the Metro. I arrived early; my requested room wasn't yet available, but I was offered another room that I accepted. Breakfast was a bit disappointing.2017-09-24"
"Close to the wax and spy museums. Everything about this hotel was perfect, from the location to the service. Clean room with comfortable beds. Room service food was good. All the employees were polite and helpful. Money well spent. Take advantage of guided tours that pick you up at the hotel.2015-07-16"
"Great hotel. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay.2015-07-14"
"Hotel location is excellent; walk to restaurants, the National Spy Museum, monuments, and Smithsonian museums. Room was clean. Staff was friendly, and the concierge was helpful.2015-01-23"
"The hotel and room weren't up to my standards, but the customer service was good. Find your own parking spot instead of paying $52 per night; there was lots of parking around.2022-08-27"
"The hotel was quiet and peaceful. Stay here.2020-07-01"
"The hotel was quiet and clean, and we loved the history. The lighting was too dim, though. The staff was friendly and informative.2018-04-17"
"A wonderful stay. I loved the character and historic charm of this hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the staff was accommodating and friendly. Convenient to area attractions. I definitely recommend staying here.2016-05-06"
"This is a lovely boutique hotel, but the bathtub didn't drain well, so I had to shower in a foot of water. Appreciated the 2 bottles of water in the evening, but didn't understand why we couldn't get them until 5 PM. No room service or laundry service.2016-04-29"
"Nice hotel, though someone knocked lightly on our door and opened it before I could get up. When they saw me, they quickly shut the door. We never found out who it was, so that was a bit disconcerting. There was a gentlemen's club right under our room, and it was noisy.2018-11-06"
"The hotel was close to everything.2016-10-04"
"I arrived at the hotel very early, but the staff was friendly, accommodating, and got me in my room right away. The hot items at breakfast weren't kept hot, and the fruit looked canned instead of fresh. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.2015-11-12"
"Nice location. Clean room. The hotel staff was friendly and allowed me to check out late. Had valet parking. I'd stay here again.2015-08-26"
"This hotel wasn't the worst, but it was far from the best.2018-10-16"
"Excellent location, but I didn't think the quality of the room was worth the price. The double beds were quite narrow, and the pillows were flat as a board. The hotel was nice, but one doesn't sleep in the lobby. Pleasant staff.2015-09-02"
"Construction was underway at the hotel, and created a mess. It definitely impacted our stay.2015-04-07"
"The room was exceptional, and the hotel staff was amazing. Stay more than one night.2018-10-22"
"Although the hotel employees were friendly and helpful, the location wasn't convenient to nice restaurants or entertainment. The room smelled like mold, and there was mold on the shower curtain. The windows didn't open for fresh air. The whirlpool wasn't that clean. Renting bicycles is a fun and affordable way to see many local attractions.2017-10-29"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
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