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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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Ranked #108 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2006
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2006

This hotel is way overpriced for what it offers. The rooms are reasonably nice and the staff is very nice. The pillows are awful!!!! There is a metro stop located in a mall beneath the hotel. It's great during the day when it's crowded and plenty of restaurants to eat at - during the evening it's a different story. Most... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2006

My husband and I were celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary and decided to book a room at the L'enfant plaza hotel thru ---- On Dec 31, 2005(New years Eve). The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable but had no view. The staff acted in a professional manner and although it costs us $25.00(which we were not told... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2006

On 30 December we booked a room at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel through Hotels.com [via their toll free number] for New Year's Eve. They have it listed as three and a half star hotel. We booked a smoking room with a king bed. When we arrived at the hotel on 31 December we found the parking garage to be quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2006

We were very pleased with our accomodations at this hotel. The rooms were very neat and clean and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Having the metro beneath the hotel was a big plus. We only wished that the shops on the promenade were open after 5pm. Having McDonalds there was great for breakfast,especially since the hotel restaraunt had... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2006

If you prefer clean rooms, working toilets and televisions, and a staff that doesn't act like dorm managers in the Soviet Bloc, do not stay at the L'enfant Plaza Hotel. My husband and I booked a premium king room for New Year's Eve. We planned to order a room service dinner, maybe watch a movie, relax, and watch the fireworks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2005

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters just spent a wonderful weekend at the L'Enfant plaza Hotel in Washington. It was a wonderful weekend getaway. This was a perfect time to see Washington. The hotel was very lovely and the staff was very polite. The location was so close to the Smitsonian and the Capitol. The subway was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2005

Our small but rabid group of crazy Red Sox fans made our yearly pilgrimage to an away game (Orioles, this time) and booked a weekend stay at the L'Enflant Plaza Hotel. The responsibility of choosing the hotel fell to me this time around. I had seen the hotel mentioned favorably in the Washington/Baltimore Mobil Guide and read the (overall mixed)reviews... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2005

I stayed here with my family of five (three children-10,12,14) for two nights and found the location to be unbeatable. No car rental was required because it is so close to the main tourist attractions, and a subway stop is located in the below- ground level. (And just minutes from Rondal Regan airport!) There is also a huge underground shopping... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2005

I just came back from this hotel and was disappointed with my stay here. The lobby was beautiful, but the rooms were on the verge of becoming shabby. The bathrooms were not very clean (hair in the tub and on the shower curtain) and there were stains on the chairs and sheets. The glass desktop had a layer of dust.... More

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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2005

This is an "ok" property. Location is great if you are taking subway transportation or want to be near the buildings close by. Otherwise, there are very few facilities within walking distance. However, it was a leisurely walk to the Smithsoneon...the beautiful section with the gorgeous gardens and visitors center. The hotel itself is a bit outdated. It is along... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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