1475 Massachusetts Avenue Nw, Washington, District of ColumbiaMap
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Very DisappointedFlag review
Ugh. Where do I start? I wanted to love this place. I love Homewood Suites. It's my go-to hotel chain. I recommend it to everyone I know. Separate sleeping spaces for us and our daughter, great air conditioning, free meals, decent swimming pools, on-site laundry facilities (a godsend), a well-equipped kitchen in the room, a separate vanity area from the bathroom where you can get ready sans shower steam, free and fast wi-fi - this is the Homewood Suites I'm accustomed to. There has never been anything not to love until now. I'm so sad. We stayed here for five nights. The staff was extremely pleasant, friendly, prompt, and helpful. I have no complaints whatsoever about the staff except that they made no effort to get us into the king suite that we paid for and stuck us in a room with double beds instead. It's the facilities that are the issue. It felt like the hotel chain bought an old, run-down apartment building, made it look pretty on the outside, BARELY refurbished it on the inside, and then started letting customers in. Some highlights (see photos): Run-down areas of the room, crooked and broken light switches, a funky musty smell in the room, having to accept two double beds for a five night stay when we had made reservations for a king suite, a definite cigarette smoke odor coming from the designated smoking areas into our room (gross!!!!), the dryer barely worked, kitchen appliances appeared to be as old as we were, it was a major hike to the Metro which caused us to use taxis most of the time because it was impossible with a two year old, terrible views, stucco and chipping paint on the walls, zero air conditioning in the lobby in August, dampness and faulty air conditioning in the room, uncomfortable and cheap mattresses, awful fluorescent lights in the room, no pool... the televisions were the only things that appeared not to be outdated. Don't let the nice brick exterior fool you. This hotel needs major, major, major renovations inside before it will be on par with any of the other Homewood Suites hotels where we've previously stayed. And for over $200/night? Forget it!
Tips for Families
Wait to stay here until this hotel makes major renovations to the interior. If you insist on staying here in the meantime, make sure it's with older kids who can handle long, uphill walks. "Metro accessible" is used in the loosest sense of the term here, as in, just because it's physically possible to get to the Metro doesn't mean it's convenient or easy with small children. Don't stay here with anyone you'll end up having to carry uphill the whole way home every day. Also, if you do choose to stay here, there's a Whole Foods and a Starbucks within walking distance (Google Map it).
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Suggestions for nearby family-friendly accommodations
The National Mall is fairly close, with many excellent museums and attractions.
Suggestions for nearby family-friendly restaurants
Head to nearby Dupont Circle, where great restaurants abound. If you go to the National Zoo, take a cab from there to 2Amy's, which is a mile from the nearest Metro station (Cleveland Park) and deserving of its status one of the top 50 pizza places in the country. For an awesome Sichuan hot pot experience that's fun for the whole family especially with older kids, take the Metro to Virginia Square and walk a couple of blocks to Mala Tang.
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Great Place for a Family to Stay
20-minute or so walk to major attractions at the national mall. Great neighborhood with many nearby dining options. Or, if you want to really take advantage of the meal savings, you can do the "manager's reception" which is a complimentary dinner (evening's entree is posted on the fridge in your room) with free wine and beer! Only problem for us was [...
A stressful event turned out to be very pleas
We did a cross-country road-trip to take our child to college. Hotel rooms were scarce, and we ended-up having to pay extra to get a suite because it was the only thing available. When I arrived, I was informed that despite I had requested non-smoking, the room was in fact smoking because that was the only thing available when I reserved the room and there was no other accommodations available. When I went to the room, although the hall way smelt of smoke, the room itself had no trace of smoke. And the extra money I paid for the suite was worth it. The staff was extra generous, polite, and helpful. Furthermore, the complementary hot breakfast, lunch/dinner was wonderful and full of variety. I will stay there...
close to everything
Great stay, freindly staff, valet parking was great, easy checkout. We walked to everything. 20 min. walk to mall. At the end of day, we took cab back to hotel. First night, the cab ride was 8 dollars. The second night, from the same location, the cab ride w...
close enough to sites
Our family of four was comfortable enough in the suite. The daily breakfast was at times very crowded, but we all left satisfied. The nearest metro is a 15 minute walk which during the heat w...
When we first arrived the front desk people were very friendly and helpful with suggestions for dinner and other DC sights. However, I do feel that they were short staffed, because after that there always seemed to be people waiting for assistance. The same is true for the valet service.If you are patient and don't mind...
Very Good Breakfast and evening meal
The daily free hot breakfast is excellent - a wide selection of hot and cold food, which will help save you a lot of money. They offer a light evening meal M-Th nights, which is also quite good.The only negatives I would say are the high parking fees, which appear to...
My family and I stayed at this hotel for 6 days visiting DC. We enjoyed the hotel's location, morning breakfast, and Monday-Thursay dinner, which is a great savings for ...
Best deal in DC
After 5 hotel stays in the USA over 3 weeks, this was the best. We were unaware of the included evening meal and were pleasantly surprised. The whole experience was a pleasure and would do it again.Perfect for a family or business. Well positioned for ...