by Whitney Rife
Named DC’s “Second Best Address” by President Harry Truman, the Mayflower Hotel is set near the ritzy Dupont Circle. The hotel houses more than 700 Double/Double guestrooms and suites with plush bedding, luxury bath products, sitting areas, built-in workspaces and high-speed Internet. Suites feature well-appointed parlors and private bedrooms. Cribs are provided on request and On Demand movies are available for children. Renaissance Mayflower has two main restaurants onsite. Cafe Promenade serves Mediterranean fare in a colorful, chic atmosphere. Afternoon tea is offered each day. Town & Country Lounge is a historic restaurant and bar with live entertainment during the weeknights. This restaurant is open for dinner only. Lobby Court is an intimate venue made for relaxing and gazing over an extensive wine list. The hotel’s location allows families to easily get around the city. Farragut North Metro Station is right down the street. Historic monuments and cultural museums are nearby. The Smithsonian Museums on the Mall are usually a hit with the kids. The 90-year-old hotel received a full $20-million renovation in 2015.
Our Editor Loves
- On Demand movies for kids
- Two restaurants onsite
- Walk to a metro stop
The hotel is gorgeous inside. The hotel is historic and you must tour the lobby all the ballrooms and see the art work on the mezzanine.
The staff (from check-in, cleaning team, lobby bar, door men and especially the concierge) were wonderful. I special kudos goes to Ms. Azadeh Miri . We had spoke and emailed prior to my arrival and she made six lunch and dinner reservations for my family and a night tour. Mr. Roni also assisted with these reservations. I met Azadeh when we checked in and she was delightful, gave me a hug and clearly loved her position and knew her restaurants!
Since this trip was a very special occasion, I wrote an email to both the General Mgr and Hotel Front desk manager to let them know about our visit and that I would appreciate anything they could do to make this trip extra memorable. We booked three rooms for the long weekend. I received an automated "out of office response", which was find because the response showed the dates they were out and my request wasn't urgent. Both managers would be back before our arrival. I never hear anything from either manager, which was disappointing because it doesn't take much effort to respond with something like: "glad you selected our hotel for your special trip and we look forward to your stay".
by Alan S
We were awed by the pictures of great historical people who have stayed at the Mayflower Hotel. The room was up to date and very comfortable. Service was good. Unfortunately the restaurant in the hotel was not as good as nearby competitors.