a traveler from Travelocity.com
on June 16, 2009
This was my first trip to Washington in a long time, in fact the last time I was there President Nixon was still in office. Although the trip was a vacation for me, it did include a training class held at the Washington Convention Center, which was just around the corner from the Henley and very convenient for the event. The Henley itself is an older hotel. It has been remodeled fairly recently and is very clean and quite modern. The area in which the Henley is located is really close to Embassy Row, a historic district of DC. I spent most of my free time walking and seeing the sights and the Henley was probably five blocks from China Town and the start of the Federal presence of buildings. The walk to the Whitehouse is not far and should be considered in blocks rather than in portions of miles. From there you can easily reach the National Mall, Smithsonian etc. The Washington Metro has a station at the Convention Center and if you opt for the day pass you can reach pretty much any Washington Destination keying off that station. The area is reasonably safe in which to walk, but it is of course better to walk with a small group if possible. Would I stay at the Henley again, sure! I had a problem with the electronic key due to a card incompatibility, but they were helpful in addressing that from the front desk. The place is quaint and the staff are friendly and professional. Just be sure to ask for a room with a view. Otherwise you may have a view of a new building being constructed. Can you say progress?
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