by Lissa Poirot
This contemporary boutique property lies in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, just steps from historic Georgetown. Guests can select from double and king rooms, with an executive suite providing a separate king bedroom, living room with L-shaped sofa, and dining area for four. Rooms are equipped with small refrigerators, flat-screen televisions and pillow-top mattresses. Some rooms feature sofa beds, so be sure to contact the hotel in advance, if you need the extra sleeping space. The hotel also house the Jardenea Restaurant and The Lounge for meals and drinks throughout the day.
Our Editor Loves
- Foggy Bottom neighborhood
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
I have stayed twice in this hotel during the last 6 months. After my last stay I'll look for something else the next time I visit DC.
The overall impression is fairly big rooms with the amenities you expect, but somewhat worn and a service that is unreliable. Had to ask several times and control that my requests had been taken care of.
Also strange that the hotel is unable to accommodate breakfast earlier than 0630. This is commonplace in most European I've stayed, especially considering many business travelers have early meetings or flights.
Another bad experience was that a washing room was set up next to rooms, with washing machines running throughout the night and disturbing sleep. I asked the staff to refrain from running the machines at night. That worked four one night but then they were back on.
Comfortable beds (not too hard)
Unreliable and in some respects inflexible service
Poor communication from staff, mixed messages
Loud lobby, want to have a good conversation/casual meeting? Forget it
Poor room planning, stay away from bottom floor if you don't want washing machines disturbing your sleep and view of the hotel's garbage disposal area.
After a sub-par initial stay, management and staff went above and beyond to ensure that we were treated as valued customers upon our return and they certainly succeeded! The location of the hotel (Foggy Bottom) is ideal for accessing many of DC's highlights, including walking to the GW campus and Georgetown. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable and the staff seems truly intent on customer satisfaction. The bar and lounge are inviting and comfortable spaces and the breakfast was excellent with great options including fresh squeezed juices, several different types of eggs benedict and other enticing choices. From reservation through checkout/ follow-up, the hotel did everything right and I'm already planning my return visit.