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The Baron Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1523 22nd street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #112 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
New York, New York, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Avoid this place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Avoid, avoid, avoid. This place is horrible, small, dark and smelly rooms with no views, elevator always broken, loud disco downstairs till 3AM, squeaky floors, you will know what the guy above you is doing, poor internet connection, overpriced, photos misleading.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

1) A four story hotel where the elevator has been "broken" since it was opened last fall
2) Hot water took 10 minutes to reach out room
3) Shower smaller than a phone booth
4) Room only slightly bigger than a parking place
5) Breakfast was extra, and ended up being nothing more than a few stale rolls and coffee
6) Staff consisted of one person (desk clerk)

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Porto, Portugal
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Hotel is in a very good location, near Dupont Circle, with lots of restaurants and bars.
It is close to the subway, only 5 min walking. In the weekend you can park your car close and for free.
The room was ok, kind of small but clean and fair. Bathroom had a large and new shower, but the remaining part was pretty small.
There was some less good points that made it extremely expensive for the quality.
Corridors had an awful smell, like dust and old. As I have dust mites allergy, I could not breath properly.
Also we were in second floor and the lift was not working.
But the worse of all was the breakfast. It was in the night bar, where some frozen bagels were left for us to warm it. And in the end they had a rat walking around the bar. It was disgusting!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights because of research reasons and I found this hotel very nice and usefoul to be in the center of DC. Dupont Circle is a nice place and the hotel is just 5 minutes walking from it. In addiction is just 10 minutes walking from Georgetown, a folkorist place that i recommend to see.

The rooms are really small, that's the only real problem. But they are clean and internet connection is good, so nothing to say. The good thing is the pub included in the hotel where you can relax at the end of a busy day.

In conclusion: cheap, good position, good internet connection, clean and pub in it. Bad things: the room was really small, but ofr this price I have nothing to complain.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights last December. I chose this hotel because it was cheap, and near the metro. The rooms are small, clean and with the basics. No luxury, no perks, and no elevator. In the halls I saw young adults or students. It has the feeling of a hostel more than a hotel. I would stay there again understanding that it’s a hotel to just sleep and leave not to hang out. Overall it fulfilled its purpose.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

This hotel is in a great neighborhood, only two blocks from the Metro. I stayed here for a week on business. There was no working elevator and the free breakfast consisted of oj and a box of donuts. However, the room was clean and comfortable. If you don't plan on spending a lot of time in your room and being on the move then this hotel is great. The staff was friendly and accommodated all of my needs. However the internet connection was not consistent. I think it definitely is worth the price.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

The room was fine. Kind of small, kind of shabby, no lamp, but hey you get what you pay for. The real problem was the bogus $150 'smoked in your room' charge that I found on my credit card later on. Totally unsatisfactory response from the hotel, currently contesting through Mastercard and Better Business Bureau... watch your step.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1523 22nd street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Baron Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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