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L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   480 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington DC, DC 20024
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The location is fantastic with the Smithosian at the bottom of the road and other major attractions very close by. The hotel is very comfortable with big rooms. It did not look like the most impressive outside but once you are inside you will be pleased.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

There were metro works going on during our stay, (0700-2300 - if they are still ongoing, look at other options as the noise was unbearable!) but that was no ones fault. The room was clean and spacious, although a bit dated. The restaurant and communal areas were lovely, and the pool was excellent! The staff were not the friendliest of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Note: This hotel is closed for restoration as of Spring, 2014, and so this review may have only historical merit. It sounds like the owners' plan is to make the place somewhat pricier, which is understandable given their investment but would a shame since one of the old L'Enfant Plaza Hotel's best selling points was its value for the location.... More

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Fiddletown, California
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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Staying at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, you really are at the epicenter of the action Washington DC has to offer. They are currently under construction but I can review with emphasis on this location. You really are 2 blocks away from the US Capital/Smithsonian Museum complex... yes, if you didn't know, the Smithsonian Museum is actually a collection of many... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Yhis hotel has been sold amd it is now closed for somewhere between a year and 18 months. The new owners plan to do a complete renovation. It was a great hotel only when it first opened......went way downhill.

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Littleton, Colorado
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24 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you're new to DC, like I was, you may not know where to stay. The Mall area looks like its close to everything - do not make that mistake. If you are there for sightseeing, we recommend staying in the Penn Quarter. Although we were close to some museums, staying at the L'Enfant, there were NO restaurants or shops... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed 5 nights. Be aware there are no guest laundry facilities (only valet which is expensive) and no free wifi. The room was as we expected older but appeared clean and tidy. A lot is written about the convenient location and it is good with the metro below, however food options are extremely limited. There is... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed at L'Enfant Plaza with a group of high school kids while we toured the city. It was clean, comfortable and in a great location. I loved that the metro was in the lower level of the hotel and so easy to access! The staff were so helpful and polite (not always an easy task when dealing with 20+... More

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Hoover, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This hotel is one of the best locations for TRB attendees, with indoor access to L'Enfant Plaza subway station. The price is competitive, and the service is excellent. The staff is are very professional and they cater for the guest needs. Everything works as expected.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Convenient location with metro just at door step. Located in the middle of major attractions around the city. Only minus point is the concierge which we asked him to get a normal cab for us to airport. We reminded many times no limo and he still got us a limo. I believe that limo is from his friend and they... More

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Address: 480 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington DC, DC 20024
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — L'Enfant Plaza Hotel 3.5*
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