by Lissa Poirot
One of the closest hotels you will find to the White House is the Hotel Harrington, a 242-room budget-friendly hotel in the heart of Washington, D.C. Welcoming families, the hotel features 26 deluxe family rooms. These rooms can sleep up to five. Refrigerators are found in most guest rooms (and can be delivered, if not), and guest laundry machines are available. Onsite family dining is available at Harriet’s Family Restaurant from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (The restaurant provides its microwave for guest use.) The family-friendly Harry’s Pub is a casual place for sandwiches and snacks, while Ollie’s Trolley features burgers, shakes and fries. The hotel, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014, provides free Wi-Fi throughout its property.
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- Half block from White House
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rooms for five
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Paul B
My son was so annoyed that his high school had used this hotel when visiting Washington this Summer. His actual words couldn't be put on here but it put a downer on his first visit to the USA.
The hotel is not only low budget but needs to be seriously refurbished. Its tired and dirty looking as shown in the attached photos.
We stayed one night at Hotel Harrington. One of the services offered by the hotel is early luggage drop-off and late pick-up. This service enabled us to visit the sites in D.C. both the day of arrival to the city and leaving without having to carry our travel packs. What a convenience!
The age of the hotel and it's "unmodern" rooms added to the appeal of our stay. We had no trouble with operating the air vent and our room was pleasantly cool during the summer heat.
Hotel Harrington is conveniently located near Ford's Theatre and a simple walk to the tube, mall and other tourist sites. I would recommend staying here, visitng the sites within immediate walking distance and then hop on the Circulator for more distant spots around D.C.