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“It's the little things...” 2 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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Ranked #43 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“It's the little things...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Doorman... but a broken ice machine...bellhop...but a bath that leaks - a bed spread that Motel 6 would reject, TV with poor channel selection, no movies, a lamp shade that hung over the bed, a sheet that comes off with every turn, bathroom door stuck, so every time you use the restroom, you wake up the wife. They act like the are the Ritz and they are a nice motel, two to three star. Did I mention $38 parking...plus tax...tax on parking?!? They will pinch every penny out of you with a smile. Terrible, terrible, terrible. Liked the color scheme, though!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you, cfarino, for your feedback on your recent Melrose Georgetown Hotel stay. We are sorry to hear that your Melrose Georgetown Hotel experience was not what you hoped. We would like to have the opportunity to change your guest experience in the future should your plans bring you back to Washington, D.C.

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Jale Hashimi
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Rennovation is fabulous, staff is exceptional! They were friendly, helpful, and attentive to my needs. They were unobstrusive, but always seemed to "be there" to meet my needs proactively. Small and intimate but has a 5 star look and feel. I would recommend for business or vacation!

  • 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
    • 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, Cindy H, for your kind words and valuable insight into the guest experience at Melrose Georgetown Hotel. We appreciate your recommendation, and hope you’ll stay with us again when your travels bring you back to Washington, D.C.

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Jale Hashimi
General Manager
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night first week of June 2013. I would stay here again. Staff was nice although finding my reservation took a few minutes. Location; close enough to everything (Georgetown, metro, and a Trader Joes across the street). Room was comfortable. Loved the blackout curtains (maybe because my hotel right before this one had the worse blackout curtains).

But the Bed was awesome. I would come back for just the bed.

Overall if you can get a good price for the room I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 S L,

We are glad to hear that the Melrose Georgetown Hotel was able to provide you with a comfortable stay and a restful night. We urge you to request our Melrose Dreams Menu during your next stay, which offers the option of ear plugs, a soothing noise machine, luxurious sleep masks, relaxing chamomile tea and a variety of pillow choices.

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Jale Hashimi
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

In the past I have raved about this place and panned it big time, so I am back again (mainly for the location) and it is time for an update.
Well the refurbishment is progressing and I actually got a refurbed suite on the 5 floor this time. First impressions are good and to the uninitiated eye the grey decor and modern furniture is very pleasant. But if you remember the old rooms and look closely you will see that it is just a very good paint job, that probably won't last too long. Look even closer and you can see where the old bathroom fittings were (the tiles are the same).
The bar stools have still not been replaced and the selection of beers and wines is woeful.
But the friendly atmosphere remains, you can't change the great location and the rates don't seem to have gone up significantly (which is what seems to be driving the recent reviews).
So things are on the up and the chances are I will keep on coming back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
Dear Gutsypants,

Thank you for returning to the Melrose Georgetown Hotel for another visit. We are glad to hear that you were able to experience one of our renovated guestrooms. We are constantly continuing to make improvements, and encourage you to return soon and enjoy our improved amenities and friendly atmosphere.

Best,

Jale Hashimi
General Manager
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Antwerp, Belgium
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268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have just spent three nights in this hotel, and I return home with a wonderful feeling. This hotel is nothing more, nothing less than what I need.
Perfect and friendly service, nice interior decoration, excellent location, beautiful rooms, delicious continental breakfast, wifi ...
The airco in my room was leaking, but staff had it repaired as quickly as possible.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your recent stay with us, Gonzalo de Berceo. We are sorry to hear that your air conditioning system was leaking, and are glad that we were able to rectify the situation quickly.

Jale Hashimi
General Manager
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

When we arrived they had no reservation in their System and it took quite some time for us while they Managed to give us a New room.
All in all. The Hotel was really nice and Not that far from the City. Just 8 minutes to walk.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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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:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#38 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Melrose Georgetown 4*
Number of rooms: 239
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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