We moved to this hotel after a weekend conference at George Washington University where we stayed at another hotel. It was an easy walk to get to the St. Regis. Also there is a convenient metro station near the hotel so it was easy to get around town and back to the airport.
I had very good service when I phoned to make a change to our reservation, called the rooms manager who not only took care of dropping a day from my reservation, he also pre requested a nice room upgrade (I didn't ask for that, it was simply offered). We were on the top floor in room 824 which was a large corner room. The room was large with a comfortable seating area including a sofa. The bed was great. No view to speak of as our room looked across K street.
"Butler" service was fine (we didn't really need anything special). Rooms have no coffee makers but one was sent up upon my requesting it. However, I thought it was not really very upscale to only send up paper coffee cups.
They had my favorite type of hotel robes but no slippers?? Surprised at that since most luxury hotels provide slippers (note to self to always pack a pair). The marble lined bathroom was lovely, it only had a shower and I prefer a tub but the shower and sink area were large. The toilet was not private from the rest of the bathroom. Only one bar of soap in the bathroom so I didn't have any in the shower when I needed it, after the first day a second bar was supplied by the housekeeper during servicing the room.
Really large room but they didn't make good use of the space, much of it was just empty space where they could have put a useful piece of furniture. There were only a couple of small drawers for our clothes (and one of those was filled with cans of snack and candy bars that I had to remove in order to use the drawer for our belongings). Small fridge filled with drinks but it had just enough room for a couple of things that we needed to refrigerate. There is plenty of room to put another chest of drawers in this room. Closet was pretty tiny but this is an old historic hotel so some things probably can't be changed. Not enough outlets for all the devices that we tend to bring these days. I would think that lamps with built in outlets could be found to match the gold leaf decor of the room.
Room service dinner was excellent with quick delivery. Turn down service was good. Lobby is beautiful. We made it a point to go down for the nightly Champagne sabering. After reading so much about it, I was disappointed. We were seated at one end of the lobby but the staff member pouring the champagne only offered a few glasses to those seated in the center. I had to go to the front desk and ask for a glass for myself and my husband. They seemed put out that I made that request but someone did finally show up and offer us the Champagne.
The location is excellent, just a couple of blocks from the White House and a nice walk to the Smithsonian museums and the monuments. The doormen were much more friendly than the front desk staff, offering umbrellas during the one day that it looked like rain.
I might stay again since we are Starwood members but next trip we would probably try another historic hotel instead.
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