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Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1501 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Ranked #91 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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“Excellent service and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very pleased with the price, location, standard and service of this hotel. Only gripe would be that the free wifi really didn't work in our 7th floor room. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a stay in DC.

As an aside, my friend and I were at this hotel just before the hurricane swept the east coast and had to change our travel plans while we were staying. We ended up in the lobby at 3am rebooking hotels and buses and were delighted by the service of Jon who was on duty at the time. He was super helpful and really helped eased this stressful situation. He is a credit to the hotel :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

only 10 minute walk from the 'good stuff' to see. hotel was clean, the service good, the help also good. the weather wasn't great (too hot) but that wasn't the hotel's fault. we liked the location (wife, me and 4 adult 'kids'). we weren't in washington long - so don't know if we missed out on anything. Hotel was clean, quiet and comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

well, stayed there 1 week to attend a convention a the Washington Center, a few blocks away, maybe a 10 minute walk...

Rooms were okay, nothing fancy, nice big telly with lots of channels, Free wifi was a bonus

Staff generally excellent, i would say i would stay in this hotel again

a problem with my credit card though, since the room i stayed had already been pre-paid in full, the front desk staff charged me again for my stay, although ive been told they will reimburse me, its still a hassle

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Used for a 3 day stay in DC.

Check-in hassle, friendly professional reception staff.

Clean, well appointed rooms. Spotlessly clean bathroom.

Breakfast room, buffet on offer, good breakfast options, attentive staff, a great plus!

Location? Easily found by taxi drivers, a 10 (?) minute walk to nearest DC metro stop.

Neighborhood? Safe, not too noisy, despite constant front door traffic.

Positives? Professional staff, clean rooms

Negatives? Infuriatingly annoying hotel wifi. Patchy. Inconsistent (but complimentary!), no mini-bar-fridge.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Pros:
* Friendly & responsive staff
* Decent accommodations

Neither pro nor con:
* Neighborhood seems transitional. If you head towards P, there's a Whole Foods and a few restaurants but preferred to dine closer to downtown.

Cons:
* Noisy - outside and inside, late night. Stayed on the second floor, so perhaps it's quieter higher up?
* Parking - vehicles over 6'5" won't clear garage and their alternative is courteous but not convenient
* Nearest metro stop is at least a 15 minute walk. Doesn't seem far but after a day of museum tours, it's far! Walking downtown takes about 20-30 minutes

In the future I would prefer to pay more and stay either closer to downtown or in a hotel that makes me feel more comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This hotel is within blocks from the White House. We parked the car in the private parking and walked everywhere, from the White House to all the Memorials and even to the Capitol.
The restaurant has good food for a reasonable price. Rooms are clean. Very good value for this location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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HotelManager1501, Manager at Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing.

I am happy to share your comments with our restaurant and housekeeping staff along with many thanks for their continued excellence in guest service.

Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Central.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was our first trip to Washington and we stayed four nights at the Holiday Inn. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the receptionist and given a room on the 9th (top) floor.
The room was extremely spacious and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I found all the staff to be very warm and friendly.
The hotel decor was a little old fashioned but everywhere was clean. There was a launderette area on the 3rd floor, which was free of charge, very handy for us Brits on holiday.
The hotel is situated on a busy road. We turned off the air con at night as it was noisy but you could still hear the humming of the corridor air con.
The nearest metro is at Dupont Circle, which is about a 15 minute walk.
I would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManager1501, Manager at Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
I am pleased that we helped make your first trip to Washington, DC pleasant and comfortable!
Thank you very much for letting us know that our staff provided friendly service, I am happy to pass along thanks to our staff for a job well done.

Our decor is very traditional here at Holiday Inn Central. We are excited that we have a wonderful renovation planned in the coming months that will add a new look and feel to the hotel.

We hope to see you again and thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Central!
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Address: 1501 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #91 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House is conveniently located on the corner of 15th St and Rhode Island Ave, 6 blocks from the White House. The hotel is within walking distance of 2 Metro stations, within 1 mile of Amtrak, and 4 miles from Reagan National Airport and the Pentagon. The Holiday Inn Washington offers free high speed Internet and fitness center.The Holiday Inn is minutes from Washington DC area attractions, including the Smithsonian museums, Library of Congress, National Zoo, MCI Center, Washington Monument, US Capitol, Washington DC Convention Center, and Washington National Cathedral.As a proud recipient of the Quality Excellence Award for guest satisfaction and impeccable service, the Holiday Inn Central combines the elegance of mahogany with the sophistication of rich Italian marble. Dine at Avenue CafA(C), our full-service restaurant that specializes in American cuisine and where Kids Eat Free! Enjoy a specialty drink in the lounge, or go to our rooftop to swim in the outdoor pool or delight in a panoramic view of the city.We offer flexible meeting space ideal for business and social events. The Holiday Inn in Washington, DC has a gift shop, game room, underground parking, and self-laundry facilities. We invite you enjoy our stylish comfort, convenience and excellent hotel service. ... more   less 
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