My husband and I just returned from six nights at The Remington to celebrate my 50th birthday. We were overall pleased with many aspects of staying here, and would like to thank Barbara, Rosemary, and Ken for making our visit most pleasant.
The building, lobby, and unit itself could use some updating, I won't lie to you. It reminded me of a converted student apartment building (perhaps because it's adjacent to the George Washington University campus), but it was absolutely fine for our needs. I really wanted to be able to spread out and not feel cramped in a hotel room without access to a kitchen and a washer/dryer, and I wanted to be in a nice area. The Remington accomplished both of these things. We really liked the secure building and the fact that everyone needed an electronically coded key to enter the lobby at all times of the day or night. It really felt like our little home away from home after just a short time.
Upon our arrival (it was late afternoon on a Saturday), I followed the easy instructions to get into the lobby where Ken greeted us with our documentation and keys. I mentioned we'd need to go out and get bottled water right away, and he was kind enough to get us some from their own storage to tide us over until we could make it to the market. Much appreciated, Ken!
We loved, loved, loved the Foggy Bottom location and being on the GWU campus. The metro is an easy couple of blocks away, and there is a Whole Foods one block from the metro, which we went to at least three times during our stay. We had no problem hailing a cab when we were in a hurry or going somewhere that didn't lend itself particularly well to using the metro. We also found the unit to be pretty quiet except for the sirens coming from emergency vehicles en route to GWU Hospital, which is right next to the metro. One easy fix for that, though, is to sleep with ear plugs, which we did. The sirens didn't bother me during the day too much -- I chalked it up to being in an urban environment.
Our unit (804) faced student housing, which I was initially concerned about, but it proved to be no problem (no loud parties or music). It might have been nice to face the other way and have the view of the Kennedy Center and Watergate, but I was happy to be up high and our neighbors were very quiet -- I never heard a sound from anyone else either above, below or next to us.
The only major glitch occurred when flowers delivered to me via UPS for my birthday (ProFlowers was used) were refused by the front office because they "didn't recognize the name on them". I had even called in advance and told them I was pretty certain my best friend would be sending flowers in a box, so please keep an eye out for them. I was assured they would get them and hold them for me in the office. Barbara was absolutely mortified and extremely apologetic when she discovered the mistake, but I still don't understand how it happened since the reservation was in my name and I had even pre-warned them that a delivery would be coming. As a result, my friend had them resent, so I got to enjoy them for a few hours rather than several days.
At the end of the day, we paid about $200 a night (once you factored in the taxes and the cleaning fee) during cherry blossom season for a place that met our expectations and provided us with a nicely-equipped apartment for our time in Washington D.C. If we ever get back to D.C., we will probably stay here again unless I win the lottery and we can pop for a week at The Four Seasons.
Might want to face the Kennedy Center/Watergate instead -- we faced GWU campus housing and the stree...
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