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1739 N St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)
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Tabard Inn
Ranked #92 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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Rating summary
  • 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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Bruges, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 7 nights at the Tabard Inn based on other reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. Remember that this Inn is located in 3 townhouses which have been connected and restored. The antique furnishing, wooden floors in the rooms and decor take you back in time. There is wifi in the Inn but not a television in... More

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beijing
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've stayed four times at the Tabard and have been glad I did every time. The place is a gem - fabulous location, rooms at a range of price points that are all good choices, and mainly it's just the atmosphere that wins me over - the old wood-paneled lounge with a wood fire going every night (in the cold... More

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Mill Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Tabard! it's in Dupont Circle, a terrific liveable neighborhood; the Luna Cafe around the corner on Connecticut is a neighborhood joint, delicious & cheap. The rooms are very variable. Some seem like great deals, others are tiny, others are expensive given the hotel's drawbacks. (Yes, it's eccentric and quirky, sound sometimes travels between rooms, the first floor... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine my surprise when I got home and checked my email, only to find an alert from my bank....I was nearing the balance that would activate my overcharge protection. Hmmmm. There it was....two charges from Tabard Inn. One when we arrived, and one when we left. Apparently, the person behind the desk re-swiped our card, when it was not necessary;... More

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Markham, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tabard Inn has an unusual combination of qualities. Start with a late-60s, funky vibe, including old Easter-style rugs, a mish-mash of paintings and posters, purple and green walls in the rooms and old but comfortable couches in the lounge. Add a truly excellent breakfast, a great jazz duo at night and a well-mixed Manhattan. Throw in good service from... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A long time time favorite but really disappointing last visit. Poor quality dinner in the once great restaurant - and small, worn out and very cold room at the back stairs - great location but that is about it. No more.

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London
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at Tabard Inn every few years whenever I have come to DC over 25 years. My visit last week will be my last. What was once quaint and quirky has become run down, dusty and sometimes downright dirty. Who knows when the shower curtain in my room was last properly cleaned? Suffering from allergies, and despite suitable... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I'm one of the last to know about this lovely little inn with so much history behind it. Spend an evening here, enjoy the restaurant, hang out at the bar...be sure to explore every nook and cranny and stop to take a look at everything-from the art to the wallpaper to the outstanding use of color, shapes and sizes. I... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Quaint and quirky, and so much more pleasant than the anonymous international chains. Staff genuinely warm and friendly. No TV in room, which for me was a plus, especially given the well-stocked bookcase. Sound-proofing could be better, but the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in. Inclusive breakfast is small (but adequate) and simple, but of excellent... More

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Ryan T, Manager at Tabard Inn, responded to this review

Thank for staying at the Tabard. We are happy you had a pleasant time in our quirky, yet charming establishment. We want to make every stay comfortable and enjoyable. We appreciate you sharing your story and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Tabard Inn More

Kew Gardens, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I had been coming to the Tabard Inn for sporadic stays over the years. Loved the history and vintage charm - as well as a convenient location. Our Christmas Eve dinner was lacking and left me reconsidering future holiday visits. Our service was slow - at best( I noted the table behind us took an HOUR or more for food).... More

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Additional Information about Tabard Inn

Also Known As:
Tabard Hotel
Address: 1739 N St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#84 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#86 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on quiet side street only five blocks from the White House and steps away from Dupont Circle, Tabard Inn is an old and charming hotel for anyone seeking a European-style oasis on American soil. Our eclectic yet refined atmosphere is the perfect compliment to our award-winning restaurant and bar, weekend jazz sessions, and beautiful, intimate special events. ... more   less 

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