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
A very beautiful hotel in a great location. Rooms are large and include Internet TV and a refrigerator. Here for a conference, meeting areas are beautiful and the food is amazing. All of the employees we have interacted with have been incredibly friendly.
by GARY R
I showed up tonight after making a reservation weeks ago and they told me at the front desk that the hotel is oversold, which means they have no room for me. They then told me that they’re sending me to another Marriott property 25 minutes away! They agreed to care care of the charges, which isn’t much compensation, considering this is a business trip. I booked and RESERVED this hotel specifically because I have an early meeting a few blocks away. Now I have to fight morning DC traffic in order to arrive at my meeting on time. I’m a Marriott Elite member which clearly has done nothing for me. Oh and guess what - I’ve now been waiting on line at the new Marriott hotel for 15 minutes just to get my room. Poor customer service in the name of profits- revenue management should be ashamed.