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Hotel Harrington

436 11th St NW & E St, Washington DC, DC 20004-4389 (Downtown / Chinatown)
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Ranked #101 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed at Hotel Harrington once before when I was protesting. It's a basic hotel, very old, with old everything. Just a room and a bathroom, nothing more, nothing less. It was hot a few weeks ago and we were told that they don't turn the air conditioning on until "later." So we opened the windows only to find that... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the kids to DC for some sightseeing. Didn't want to take the metro everywhere so I read about this hotel which is the closest to the museums. Indeed it was! Some reviews mention the hotel is old. Well, yeah. It's in it's 100th year. Of course it's not going to have things that the Waldorf Astoria has, for goodness... More

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The Hague
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tourist-class hotel is in a very good location, within walking distance to a metro station and to many popular sights. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and were able to answer all my queries. There is a family atmosphere. It is very good value for money, given the location. However, the hotel is old and the... More

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is it's best feature. It is so close to everything! We had a standard queen room and it is cozy - which we expected and was not disappointed by because we weren't there to hang out in our room. However, on the door it said the room can fit 4 - it cannot. It was... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Harrington is not the kind of hotel I would normally stay at on business but my normal company- preferred hotels were all booked and this one was close to where I needed to be. It is what it claims to be - a tourist hotel - so doesn't have the extras such as bathroom supplies coffee machine you would... More

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Waycross, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go here expecting 5 star accommodations. The rooms are small and the pillows are terrible. However the location is great! I had no problems sleeping after a long day of exploring DC. The hotel staff could definitely use some personality. However the employees in the lobby gift shop were nice and friendly. I would stay here again simply for... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People shouldn't give bad reviews to a hoteI just because it's older than most and its first year of operation was 1914! They can only spend so much on renovation. IT'S AN OLD HOTEL- NOT a SPARKLY SHINY NEW ONE!!! But has much more character and hominess than newer ones! found the Harrington several years ago and stayed there w/my... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this based on budget & location. Hotels in DC are $$$$, and if you go too far out of DC, you spend all your time waiting for trains and busses. Took my 7th-grader. There are plusses & minuses and depends on what matters to you. Us? A clean decent affordable place to simply rest our head in a good... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a conference in D.C. and needed to be within walking distance to the center. The best price I could find for a hotel was $350/night. Then I found Hotel Harrington for only $175. Which I thought was still steep, but considering how much lower it was then all the nearby hotels, I figured it must not be very... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this hotel because it's close to my conference site, the Reagan Building. It's also within 10-20 minutes walk to White House and the Lincoln Memorial. The food in the hotel restaurant is also OK, though the hotel lobby is really smelly. But my hotel room itself is unbearable. My room of $183/per night, single occupant on the 5th floor... More

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Also Known As:
Harrington Hotel Washington Dc
Hotel Harrington Washington Dc
Address: 436 11th St NW & E St, Washington DC, DC 20004-4389
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter , Upper Northwest
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Harrington is located in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s world famous tourist district. Just 1/2 block from Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Capitol (10 Blocks) and the White House (5 blocks), you can easily walk to all the sights, such as Ford's Theatre is just 1 block, your first smithsonian is just 3 blocks from the hotel, the Verizon center is just 6 blocks, so park your car if you have one and just walk to all the sights. In addition, Metro Center, is just two blocks away which is the Red Line. We offer 242 guest rooms, including 26 deluxe family rooms, full service restaurant, fast food restaurant, friendly pub, local tours, and a nice gift shop. Amenities Free Wifi Free Internet Cafe w/computers in Harriett's Restaurant Free postcards at the front desk Private bathroom in every room Refrigerators are in most rooms. Just ask if you need one brought to your room Microwave for guests located in the Internet Cafe Ice Machines - Lobby level and floors 2 through 6 Soft Drinks - Lobby level and floors 1 through 6 Telephones - Direct Dial System. Local calls $0.25/each. Long Distance - see instructions in room Postage Stamps - Purchase from the front desk Televisions - Every room has a TV with free HBO! Laundromat - 2nd and 3rd floors Games for kids - just ask the front desk ... more   less 
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