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Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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“enormous hotel but still personable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

very large hotel, but staff were very helpful. our room was a decent size but the bathroom was very small and outdated, although the shower was powerful enough. we flew back to the UK from Dulles airport and asked the front desk how much to expect to pay by taxi, we were told $4o but ended up paying $75! quite a difference. lots of nice restaurants nearby but food was good at the hotel too. use the one dollar bus from the square at the main road to get into the centre (one dollar per trip) its much nicer than the metro which is also in the square.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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cleveland ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Ive at the Wardman four times now for conventions and i really like this hotel. Its not located right in the heart of DC but is close enough that a short cab ride will take you to everything. Its in a leafy green setting about a mile or so away from Dupont Circle. The original old tower was an apartment building before it was a hotel and the rooms reflect it...large multi-roomed rooms with a retro 60's decor. I feel like im in Mad Men when i stay there. The newer tower has modern rooms but they are small. The lounges and coffee bar are great and so are the conference facilities. My only complaint would be the food...it isnt anything special at any of the options. But that doesnt really matter because there is a wide selection of options a block away. I like this hotel and look forward to staying there.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rabun Gap, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I am an easy to please guest but my wife not so much. Fortunately, we had a very competent young lady check us in (Fiona? maybe), and she was able to satisfy all my wife's demands. It certainly made a difference in my life for the next three days. We usually stay at the Shoreham but it was booked. In any event, we will probably try the Marriott on our next trip here.

I found the services to be first rate. My wife requested a robe, and they brought it immediately. We got a bottle of wine. That came fast. We didn't really do any room service since there are so many good and unique restaurants in the Woodley Park area, that you deprive yourself if you don't out and enjoy them. Overall, a great visit.

Room Tip: The old part of the hotel has a lot more ambiance, and isn't much of a walk.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellingham, MA
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11 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I love this location. It is literally right out the door from the metro in a quiet area. The gardens in the front are very pretty. There are also great cafes right down the street to enjoy. We were there for a girls' weekend and is was great. We took a nice long walk to Georgetown. There are lots of conventions here and they can be noisy walking down the hall.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Stayed here in May 2013. I stayed here before when this wasn't a Marriott--I like the neighborhood and the location. But this time it was even better than before. Staff was great, esp. Doug at the front desk. They gave conference attendees free wifi, which was REALLY nice. Room was spotlessly clean. The only thing I wasn't happy about is they didn't staff the Woodley Market (coffee shop) very well, so every morning there would be like a 30 minute line. But in the scope of everything (clean, spacious room, friendly staff, great neighborhood restaurants, great concierge), this was a pretty minor thing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I chose the Marriott Wardman as an alternative to the Gaylord convention center about 12 miles south of DC, when attending a systems convention.

The exterior of the hotel is a mixture of fairly bland and hefty brown block architecture, and what was presumably the original hotel on the site, looking like a world war two/fifties era brick tower block, joined by a long elegantly appointed corridor.

The lobby is quite striking, vaulted semi-spherical ceiling with "skylight" window at the apex and an obelisk in the center, interesting. The ground floor is an enormous space, mostly open plan, as befits a convention center, I suppose.

Valet parking was fast, and well organized. It is only marginally more expensive than the self-park option (neither are cheap, by the way)

Check in was efficient and friendly, and we were given a room in the old part of the hotel, not a problem, but a very long walk, through the entire length of the hotel - it could be a little daunting to elderly guests or those with children.

The room was a good size, the king bed was very comfortable, and the atmosphere quite tranquil, as it is so far from the restaurants, bars etc. of the hotel. Considering the hotel's aspiration to quality, I was surprised at the lack of a safe in the room, and it seemed also to be lacking a couple of other "luxury" touches, bathrobes, and perhaps mini bar (it is loooong way to snag a beer!). However, it was very clean and well maintained.

I used the fitness room a couple of times, very clean, with modern cardio machines and weights etc.


The location is very good, an interesting neighborhood (see if you can hunt down the "Black Squirrel" pub, with Dogfish 61 minute brew (no, not a typo...), and ideally located for the Metro.

I found the service to be perhaps more mechanical than personalized, although given the size of the place perhaps that is to be expected, but generally efficient.

Overall, provided a reasonable rate is offered, a good place to stay, certainly for business, but also as a base for the sights of the city, given Metro proximity.

Room Tip: Old tower very quiet, if you don't mind the walk.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

The facilities are espectacular, big, beautiful hotel fill of flowers and great outdoors. Rooms are very clean and comfarble. Close to restaurants and the Metro Station Woodly Zoo to visit the downtown city/Metro Station and walking distance~/ of 4 blooks to the Washington Zoo. Nice for big conventions.

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Address: 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest , Woodley Park / Zoo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#73 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#78 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Even among the most sophisticated hotels in Washington, DC, Wardman Park Marriott rises above the rest. With a blend of charm, modern elegance and a historic landmark setting, comfortable guest rooms, extensive event space and experienced staff make our hotel the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. Situated on 16 garden acres with 1,314 guest rooms including 125 VIP suites, plus an outdoor pool and sundeck, our hotel is the perfect place for vacationers to enjoy their down time. Families will delight in our close proximity to the National Zoo and other top area attractions. With 195,000 sq ft of event space and 95,000 sq ft of exhibit space, meeting and conference planners find Washington Marriott Wardman Park a perfect venue for events of any size. Additionally, the comprehensive conference services and expert staff ensure that every event runs smoothly and flawlessly. ... more   less 
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