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“Excellent service! Excellent stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024   |  
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Ranked #32 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Owatonna, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent service! Excellent stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I'm often in DC for my work with the Department of Special Education and I've stayed in many different hotels. I had heard great things about the Mandarin and the proximity to my meeting sealed the deal. It was a stellar visit! This is hands down the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at. The service was wonderful and ALL staff friendly and helpful. The little touches were very nice.. the turn down, the ice in the bucket, the bottle of water.. I felt well taken care of.

  • Stayed November 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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  • Rooms
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Luxembourg
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had two nights here while visiting DC and it was very good.While we didn't use room service or the spa, we did have the buffet breakfast. Highly recommend this to European travellers who have had a bit too much of the US diet.. The location is fantastic for an early morning walking tour of the monuments.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying on business in downtown Washington. The location is fabulous, it is very close to the Mall and most restaurants are within walking distance. The facilities in this hotel are of the highest quality.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

At first it seems like you are in the middle of nowhere, but the Mandarin Oriental is the best suited location for visiting the National Mall and monuments, and super convenient if you are doing meetings on the Hill or with downtown associations. For the cherry blossoms in April, this is hands down the best location and the hotel has a footbridge to take you over to the Tidal Basin area.

For how close the hotel is to 395, and our room overlooked the highway, we heard no traffic noise in our room. You could definitely tell when the morning flights started up again at National, but since it's a 10 minute drive to the airport that's not unreasonable. Oh, and the beds and pillows were fantastic.

The spa is spectacular. Make sure you go early and enjoy the "water and light" therapy of the hot tub, steam room, deluge shower and relaxation room.

Room Tip: The 40 series (340, 540, etc) rooms are said to have the best views for the fireworks. We were in an...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yorktown, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I've stayed at the Mandarin on many occasion for business and pleasure. Your family and guests will be impressed at your tastes. Also impressive is the entire staff from the Parking attendants who greet you by name (returning guests) thru the dining staff.

We've encounted many famous people dining among us to include Drew Carey, Morgan Freedman, and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.

The rooms are exquisite, even the smallest of them provides a full-size couch and lounging area.

Try an 80 minute Spa treatment. We even had room service with a complimentary DVD Movie choice.

It's true - you do get what you pay for.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, you will never stay anywhere else in D.C. Valet parking is a must. The entry...
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  • Stayed February 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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Beverly, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

The staff at the Manadrin could not have been nicer or more helpful. They upgraded us to a water view. We looked out over the Jefferson Memorial. The room was quiet and well appointed. The bed was extremely comfortable and the pillows were awesome. Large bathroom with powerful shower, plus towels, robes, etc. Very expensive bar, $12 for a glass of wine! Neede to call romm service to get ice even though an ice bucket in the room. TV was on the blink but were told tvs are slowly being replaced. Very convenient location to the mall. Pot Belly Sandwich shop right outside but closes early and not open on Sunday's.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Basic a carbon copy of San Fran hotel, minimalist furniture, but an expansive bathroom and nice view of the Potomac, Very helpful concierge. A very short ride to the airport, and close to Ebbett's grill.

Room Tip: Overlook the river.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.

Address: 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#34 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#40 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. 5*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel's unique location on the southwest waterfront makes Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. The only hotel offering views of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and Washington Marina. In addition to exceptional accommodations and gracious service, the hotel features the Forbes Four-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Muze, with locally sourced, Asian-inspired fare and fabulous views, and the AAA Five Diamond CityZen. ... more   less 
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