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“Great room great price” 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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Ranked #36 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dublin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great room great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Really nice large room . Comfortable bed , bedding and towels all new. It feels like it has recently had a full refurb. Brilliant location for both Washington and Georgetown. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear Lazyfox: We are very glad that you enjoyed your accommodations and hotel location during your stay at Melrose Georgetown Hotel. We hope you were easily able to enjoy so much of what Washington, DC has to offer, and hope you will stay with us again when your travels bring you back to our area again.

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Jale Hashimi
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I'll start by saying the older I get the more particular I am with my hotel experience. I moved from the Grand Hyatt for the first couple of days for business to the Melrose for the next couple days for fun. Both hotel rooms were nice, but I much preferred the Melrose overall. The welcoming lobby and very friendly staff are a huge plus. I liked the neighborhood feel as opposed to being in the heart of DC, but only a short walk to the Foggy Bottom Metro. It is a great feeling to walk into your home away from home after a long day of travel or sightseeing and feel comfortable without also feeling like you're getting ripped off. Some specifics on the room, lots of places to sit besides the bed unlike some other hotels. A desk to get my plan of attack together for the next day, a small couch at the foot of the bed and a reading chair with a light in the corner. Loved the iPod alarm clock so I could have music playing when getting ready. BTW, free wifi is hard to find in this city so this was a perk. There were also outlets built into the nightstands! There is a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's within blocks where I could buy a few things and keep in the fridge for breakfast to get a move on early. I like the vanity area separate from the toilet and shower if I was there with another person I could still utilize the vanity while they are in the shower. The bed was super comfortable lots of great pillows. I can't say enough how pleased I was with this hotel. The location was perfect to explore DC/Georgetown, a great atmosphere, friendly staff and welcoming clean environment.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you, calewis33, for taking the time to write such a wonderful five-star review of your recent stay at Melrose Georgetown Hotel. We are delighted to hear that we were able to provide you with your "home away from home" while you were exploring our nation's capital. We hope to have the pleasure of you staying with us again when you once again find yourself in Washington, D.C.

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Jale Hashimi
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Our suite was spacious and comfortable. The staff are excellent and helpful. Great location close to Georgetown restaurants, and close to transport. We would definitely stay here if we were ever in DC again

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Andy2411: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us during your visit to Washington, D.C. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, location and accommodations. If you are ever in D.C. again, we hope you will choose to stay at Melrose Georgetown Hotel again.

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Jale Hashimi
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Leuven, Belgium
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I choose this hotel due to the location, I used to live 2 blocks from here. It is close to Georgetown, close to Foggy Bottom metro and a Whole Foods store, minutes from the White House etc etc
The staff, especially Robert, were very helpful when I checked in around noon. I got the room I asked for so I was a happy camper! I did however, have an issue with the AC that did not function properly (it was approx 85 degrees in the room even though the AC was set for 60, when I called the concierge the lady just told me to shut it off (?). The technician came to check it within 5-10mins - quick service is always appreciated. I did not reactivate the AC, the room was warm enough and I could open the window a bit to get some air (I loved that). The older gentleman/bell boy was nice and friendly, the doorman always courteous and I loved the tables outside, even though it was a bit chilly, it was nice to sit outside with some coffee and watch the world go by. Convenient were also the two pc's in the lobby area, with printer.
This is a hotel that I will come back to, you bet.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hi Mieketing, thank you for choosing to stay at Melrose Georgetown Hotel. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with your AC, as it is always our goal to make our guests as comfortable as possible. We already look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you back to Washington, D.C.

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Jale Hashimi
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We have been staying at the Melrose for more than ten years due to its convenient location and easy access from north or south. Service has always been good but is especially friendly and professional now. The hotel has twice been updated and the most recent re-do of the lobby and rooms is most attractive. The lounge was an attractive and quiet place to conduct a brief business meeting. Many restaurant choices in the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you, Nwk45, for your continued patronage of Melrose Georgetown Hotel. It is always a delight to see guests return time and time again, and are glad to hear that our renovations have been to your liking. We look forward to continuing to deliver friendly, professional service during your future stays with us.

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Jale Hashimi
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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a cute boutique hotel conveniently located to Georgetown. Only blocks away from shopping and eateries. The hotel is very clean and modern. The staff is extremely friendly. Valet is $45 / day but is worth it. Valet staff is super helpful. We traveled with young children and they enjoyed the computers in the lobby. But there are not too many family friendly amenities here. Free Wifi in the room was convenient. We did not dine at the little restaurant but we did order in-room breakfast and it was good but of course expensive.
We did experience problems with the Central air unit. It was a warm fall day and we could not get the room to cool down. But it wasn't that big of a deal. Overall, we would definitely recommend this hotel !

Stayed November 2013
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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear about the trouble that you experienced with your AC unit, and assure you that we will look into the cause of this issue. We invite you to enjoy a meal at our signature Jardenea restaurant the next time that you stay with us.

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Jale Hashimi
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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This boutique hotel located in Foggy Bottom is a great little place. Service was adequate, I would not say excellent for its level. The beds were just ok as well. However having booked on hotels.com for a great rate, it fit with the very low rate paid. Not worth more than $150 per night.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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parker33, General Manager at The Melrose Georgetown, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Dear kgavin102,we appreciate your feedback about your stay at Melrose Georgetown Hotel. We place high value on our guests' comments and assure you that we will look into the points that you have addressed. We hope you will choose to stay with us again when you once again find yourself in Washington, D.C.

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Jale Hashimi
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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:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#16 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#34 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#64 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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