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“Great spot for Extended TDYs” 5 of 5 stars
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Oakwood Lexington
400 8th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #113 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great spot for Extended TDYs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Oakwood Lexington is right across the street from the Oakwood Lansburgh, where I also stayed for several weeks on an extended TDY (government business trip). The best part is the location: right in the heart of Penn Quarter, so it's an easy walk to work in the Federal Triangle area and an even easier walk to fun, as it's just a block from the China Town restaurants and nightlife. The rooms and facilities are excellent, you get a fully furnished one or two bedroom apartment at the government lodging rate, which is an excellent value. The bathroom leaves a little to be desired, just very basic, nothing fancy. But overall a nice, clean, basic apartment with everything you need to make you feel at home, and not in a hotel room, which again is very nice for extended stays. Cleaning is once per week, which is all your really need (they even do your dishes). The gym downstairs is also very nice, lots of equipment, although the free weight area can be a little tight if other people are working out there. The staff at the front desk are super nice and helpful. And they are flexible with your stay, which is awesome if, like me, you have a fluid schedule. I had to leave much earlier than expected because of my overseas assignment and they let me out of the lease basically no questions asked, they just needed to see a copy of my travel orders. Overall, the Lansburgh's rooms and facilities across the street are nicer, especially since the Lansburgh has an indoor pool and steam room (which I love). My room at the Lansburgh was also a little nicer. So if given the choice between the two, I would opt for the Lansburgh, but only marginally so.

One annoyance: they give you a fairly nice, modern flat panel TV, but don't offer you an HD TV package... am I really expected to watch TV in standard def? The humanity!

Overall, you can't beat Oakwood properties for extended stays in DC. I would highly recommend them if you prefer not to live out of a hotel room for weeks on end.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oakwood Lexington

Address: 400 8th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #113 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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