As other reviewers have said, the Tabard Inn is a quirky place--you either love it or hate it. I have enjoyed the restaurant over the years but this was my first time in the hotel rooms since I moved away from Washington.
Think of an older B&B (this is the oldest continuously operating hotel in DC) with smallish rooms/random decorating and you have the Tabard. No TV, public rooms are DARK although my hotel room was on a corner (#6) so quite bright.
The benefits: location location location, short walk to Dupont Circle metro, free continental breakfast (as well as full breakfast for an additional charge), free wifi, free access to the YMCA just a block away, very friendly and helpful staff, and one of DC's best restaurants downstairs. I didn't spend much time in my room so I had no problems with the size and decor.
I was in DC for a combination of business and pleasure so the Tabard worked out very well for me. I will probably stay there again next time I am in Washington.
- 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