by Amanda Geronikos Norcross
The Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters is located in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle, close to restaurants, parks and the National Geographic Museum. It’s also not far from the famous (and free!) Smithsonian museums, of which there are 19 to explore. Be sure to check out the hotel’s Panda Package, offered in collaboration with the National Zoo (one of the Smithsonian museums). The package helps the zoo in its efforts for animal conservation, and guests receive a welcome package upon arrival.
While the Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters hosts mostly business clientele, many families also stay here and will find comfort in the hotel’s spacious suites — many with kitchen facilities for prepping meals. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and an onsite restaurant and bar. Secured parking is also available (for a fee).
Our Editor Loves
- Panda Package
- Suites with kitchens
- Dupont Circle location
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by James W
My family and I stayed there for 4 nights. We were a little bit disappointed when stepping into the outdated room at the first night. Below 3 things were not good.
1. Old room: worse than expected.
2. Saggy mattress: my lower back felt tight when I got up in the morning.
3. No refrigerator: not convenient to store food for breakfast.
However, there were something good to balance our feeling.
1. Spacious room.
2. View facing Rhode Island Ave. We enjoyed breakfast at table by the window on 6th floor.
3. Not noisy.
4. Coffee machine.
5. Thoughful housekeeper: did great job in cleaning and thoughtfully left closet door slightly open to dry our cloths. Gratitude tips we put on the pillow were not taken. Not sure if it's included in the facility fee.
6. Complementary fresh sweet Washington apples at lobby.
7. Friendly doorman.
Location is ok, within walking distance of the museums when we were not too tired.
Overall my stay was good. The in house restaurant needs a little more verity, very limited menu. Beer and mixed drinks were very expensive. Sleeping was a challenge as the mattresses could use to be replacing.