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“Nice location, waning brand” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Club Quarters in Washington, D.C.

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Club Quarters in Washington, D.C.
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   839 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #78 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
Montreal
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice location, waning brand”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have stayed at this Club Quarters and others many times over the last fifteen years. We liked for the club-style atmosphere of the hotels when they first started: the self-service spirit at check-in, the extra amenities for guests in the halls, the agreeable meeting spaces for work events, and the comparatively low rates in large urban centers. This time, however, the brand seems challenged and tired.

Our room was a standard one, ample in size with a double twin/king bed, meaning that there is a line down the center separating two mattresses, one in much better shape than the other. The problem foremost was simply one of cleanliness: our carpet was barely vacuumed, there were stains and crumbs on the desk chair. Yet so few North American hotels pay their cleaning staff even minimum wage, perhaps one shouldn't be surprised at this low level of maintenance.

Despite the ample size of the room, there is no ready storage space for clothes, even for a short stay (shelves would be an easier option); there is no in-room safe; and perhaps most importantly for good sense, there is no luggage rack for a suitcase, meaning that the hundreds of guests in the room before you have been heaving their suitcases and roller grit up onto the bedspread, desk, or armchair.

Breakfast at the Cafe Soleil downstairs merits special comment. It was beyond depressing. At the Saturday opening hour of 8am, the scrambled eggs were already cold, and the chilled potatoes appeared to have been recycled from the day before. Bread offerings for toast consisted of Wonderbread white and Wonderbread off white. Service in the near empty restaurant was almost non-existent, and while someone came to pour coffee, a request for milk went ignored while the staff chatted at the bar, even though there were only two patrons in the entire place. Not the best day on any front.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in early April for a convention. The room I had was acceptable but, for me, the major downside was there was no safe. I don't like to leave my iPad and PC unlocked, but didn't have much choice. The room was small, about 2 feet longer than the bed, and long. It had a good size desk, fridge and microwave. There were no dressers, just a drawer in each nightstand and 3 shelves in the closet. There was no shelf above the clothes rod. The bathroom was a fair size with all the amenities. The wi-fi was strong, and free. The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the convention center - you will need a cab if it is raining. It is walking distance to the White House and the Mall. Water bottles and chilled water are provided from a dispenser in the corridor, which was great because the convention center seemed to only fill the water coolers once per day. The price was good compared to other hotels, the staff was friendly, the prices in the bar/restaurant were good. I would stay here again. One note for early risers on Sunday: I couldn't find a breakfast place open before 8 AM within walking distance, but I didn't ask the desk just thought I would explore.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great value compared to other DC hotels but you don't lose out on quality. Rooms were fine, beds quite good, breakfast in the coffee house at the foot of the hotel was very good. Business facilities were available in a comfortable lounge for meetings, wifi strong. Enjoyed my week in DC didn't spend much time in the hotel, but was happy with all it offered. The hotel is within a very short walk of the White House, ideal for some early morning or late night sightseeing if you agenda in office hours is full!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Stayed here one night in April during a very booked week in DC; would usually stay at Sofitel, the Madison or other hotels near Farragut Square. Very small, but reasonably appointed room for one person, but I only had a view of the airshaft. Good desk/workspace and HDTV with a lot of HD channels. Small, shower-only bathroom. Good, free wifi. The free filtered water was a nice touch and there was a K-cup coffee maker in the room with Caribou coffee. The club lounge had a decent free espresso maker and some breakfast bars. Tiny lobby with a small bar/restaurant. For one or two nights, the CQ was serviceable for one person on business, but I think it would be a little claustrophobic for me after a couple days.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was a fine hotel for a business traveler. Right next to the Farragut West Metro station and very close to many nice restaurants. A one mile walk to Chinatown. The room was nice, private with everything that you would need.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NY, NY
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed here recently for two nights on business travel. Enjoyed the complimentary wifi, snacks in the lounge, and printing. Check in and check out was easy. Good location near multiple metro lines. Room was small but comfortable and clean.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is the second time that I have stayed at this downtown hotel. It has really gotten a lot better and I liked it a lot more this time. It seemed like there was more space in the room and the staff were friendlier. I like the great water bottles and clean, purified water they provide. It so close to the subway, that you walk downstairs and there you are. Lots of great restaurants around. The food in the hotel restaurant is not bad but a little overpriced for quality.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Club Quarters in Washington, D.C.

Address: 839 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#65 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#74 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#79 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Quarters in Washington, D.C. 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Club Quarters, Washington DC is located on Farragut Square, two blocks from the White House, and a short walk to all monuments and museums. Club Quarters hotels provide contemporary, efficient accommodations in an inviting, club-like atmosphere. Innovative and complimentary features include free, fast WiFi in guest rooms and throughout the hotel, our Club Living Room - a lounge area for socializing, relaxing or working with computer work stations and wireless network printing, free, chilled purified water stations with refillable bottles located throughout the hotel, and an easy-to-use and understand Guest Loyalty Program. ... more   less 
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