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1739 N St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)
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Tabard Inn
Ranked #98 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again a visit to DC was made bearable by a stay at the Tabard Inn. If you are looking for something different, rooms similar to what you might see in an old victorian. Each room has character - not everyone's cup of tea so to speak but very comfortable. Staff are very nice and helpful. Restaurant provides a simple... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The hotel itself is good. Quaint rooms, no tv, no counter space in the bathrooms. Rusty bathroom fixtures. When I arrived, the valet was eating a messy sandwich and seemingly had no qualms about bringing it into my car, so i decided to look for parking. I was unsuccessful, and decided to pay for the convenience. Mistake. I asked if... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Tabard remains a charming in-town hotel with character and charm. The cocktail bar and the restaurant have diminished somewhat with changes in personnel but are still at an acceptable level. There is construction underway on adjoining properties on N. Street and I hope this does not change the personality of the neighborhood over time.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
110 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I stayed at the Tabard Inn, expecting it to live up to the reviews I'd read -- which were mostly positive. I realized that underneath the veneer of all that "quaint charm" was pretty much a well-frequented restaurant and bar with rooms that just happened to get filled despite the limited service. I found the carpets in the hallways dirty,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our stay got off to a great start when we checked in- upgrade to the penthouse suite! Had to climb lots of stairs, but staff carried our bags up. Great food- especially Sunday Brunch. Also loved having drinks in lounge area each evening. Don't miss live Jazz on Sunday evening! Registration and wait staff very attentive, friendly and helpful. I... More 

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Chicago, IL
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20 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Hotel Tabard Inn is an unusual place. It's a funky, old hotel. I enjoyed it but have to say it's probably not for all tastes. Here's what I found... The minuses: Hot Water: I had a shared bath room. Not a problem for me as I've done this several times before. But, I could barely get tepid water out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Just popped into the Tabard inn for brunch after reading about their home fries on a review site. Great atmosphere, great food and definitely try the doughnut. It's like eating sugary air....we all had a Homer moment when eating them :)

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I booked this hotel based on the reviews. Whilst the location is great the double room we had was very shabby, unpleasant odour and I didnt feel very safe. It was on the first floor overlooking a car park and the locks on the door and window werent adequate. We had our own bathroom which was tiny and old, the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A welcome change from chain hotels, the Tabard Inn has a history plus lots of literary references. Most recently, John Grisham's Pelican Brief was set here. The neighborhood is also picturesque and convenient. However, some rooms share a bath and ours was reached only by climbing two flights of VERY narrow stairs. The mattress was rock hard, but the small... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I stayed here along with several other friends (in different rooms) for a wedding. The hotel itself is really unique -- from what I could tell, every room is different and the decor is amusingly eclectic. The room I stayed in was spacious, but oddly laid out with a small "foyer" area that was rather unusable. The bathroom was tiny... More 

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Address: 1739 N St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 40
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC

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