a traveler from Travelocity.com
on February 17, 2009
This is one of the Historic Hotels of America organization, worth bonus points usually in my book. The Hotel is located next to a very vibrant redeveloping area in the former downtown/Shaw neighborhood at New York Avenue and 10th street; however, the view out the front door remains a little grim. Good restaurant neighborhood if you're willing to walk a few blocks.
Rooms are nice enough, sized somewhere between a European hotel and the classic US model. The "Deluxe King" rooms, you should note, have queen size beds. The neighborhood wakes up early, and can be quite noisy. Beds are comfortable.
Staff was helpful. Valet parking was expensive, as was the hotel bar. A couple of bagels and some coffee ended up costing $50, so you can do better at the Starbucks two blocks south on 10th Street.
Would I stay again? Maybe; there are places in this price class that I like better in DC. But don't be shy- this property has much to offer if you need to be in this neighborhood.
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