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“Comfortable with a great location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Melrose Georgetown
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)   |  
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Bali, Indonesia
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“Comfortable with a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The Melrose is an older property recently renovated. It's on the smaller side, which I like, and the staff were friendly. It sits just off Washington Circle and is very convenient to GWU and IMF/WB/IFC, and Georgetown is a short walk over the bridge. The Metro is close by at GWU, and it's on the route of several buses. There is a dining room in the hotel -- mainly used for breakfast -- and a lobby lounge that tends to serve as an evening meeting spot for groups in the hotel. Furnishings are good quality, including linen and towels. I'd be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 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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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear indonesia80571,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Melrose Georgetown as well as your positive feedback. Your insight is very valuable to our hotel, and we hope to see you again soon.

Best,

Jale Hashimi
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The Melrose was home base for my five-day trip to Washington DC. It is a aesthetic boutique hotel, located in a Foggy Bottom, one of the great neighborhoods on the west side of DC. The Melrose is just a few blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro, connecting you to the monumental sites of downtown DC. Furthermore, it's a short walk away from the historic neighborhood of Georgetown - filled with shops and eateries.

The room was well-designed; the bed was comfortable. My only complaint would be the sound-proofing. I woke a few times to the sound of someone showering in the suite above.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The fitness centre is great for a boutique hotel.

Overall, a great experience... Would stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you, Ian_Sync, for taking the time to share your feedback about the Melrose Georgetown. We are glad to hear that our associates were friendly and helpful, and hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to Washington, D.C.

Best,

Jale Hashimi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed here after a less than perfect stay in the middle of the remodel. This time, the lobby is beautifully decorated in soothing grays, whites and blacks in deco style. The room was great and could have accommodated one other person. The hotel location is fantastic: two blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro Station, two blocks from one end of Georgetown, four blocks from the Kennedy Center. Across the street is a Capital Bike rack where you can rent a bike for the day and leave it at any other Capital Bike rack in the city.

The front desk is friendly and helpful. The only suggestion is that the doormen be more aware of folks coming and going. Having the door held for you is a must as you're handling luggage and is a sign of a well-run organization.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Had a great 4-night stay at this hotel. The hotel is perfectly located just a few blocks from the cool Georgetown neighborhood and within walking distance to the Smithsonian Museums. The Foggy Bottom train stop is also just two blocks away. The room was clean and spacious. Staff was friendly and helpful with recommending restaurants or giving directions. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. From now on when I visit DC I will be staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We came in for a wedding. A block of rooms was reserved. We felt we received a very good price for such a spacious room in a hotel that was so well located. We were able to walk to lots of different places from the hotel which was very nice. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for three days. The hotel desk and other staff was very courteous. The hotel has excellent facility of easy accessibility. They have installed a chair lift in the Lobby for access to the elevators and assistance is always available for operating it. The hotel room was large, well designed and carefully decorated. Though the beds were rather high, I think it is the norm in the modern hotels. Will recommend it those who visit this nice and civic city.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed for five nights during the Cherry Blossom Festival in April 2013 and had a perfect room with lots of space and a "Constitution" wallpaper behind the desk which gave a good connection to being in Washington. Looked like it had been newly renovated and had a perfect air con. Outside the hotel was a seating area where you could have a glass of wine and a cold beer (and we did - it was near 30 degrees Celcius when we arrived). Hotel is situated 10 minutes walk from the old part of town and five minutes from the subway and a string of restaurants/bars. We can highly recommend this place and will surely stay here again. And by the way - also a very kind and helpful staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Address: 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#27 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#35 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#60 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Melrose Georgetown 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just one block from Georgetown and the Foggy Bottom Metro station, the Melrose offers generously sized guest rooms and suites, total wireless high speed Internet capability throughout the entire hotel and is pet friendly. ... more   less 
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