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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 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #87 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Helsinki
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Positive surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed there for a week and was positively surprised. I expected an OK mid-range hotel but experienced something better. The room was great and clean and the bed was comfortable. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was included in the price and was not bad either. The location is great and there are lots of good restaurants nearby. While small, the gym was ok for my needs. Overall, excellent value for money.

Room Tip: If you want the wifi to work somewhat smoothly, ask for a room in floors 1-4.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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206 reviews 206 reviews
129 hotel reviews
Reviews in 124 cities Reviews in 124 cities
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's a nice DC hotel in a decent location. The value is good, especially for families.
The rooms were good size, we didn't feel cramped at all. The rooms didn't feel "old". You can definitely hear the street noise and the hall, but it wasn't too terrible. We were on the 6th floor and the view was pretty nice. Housekeeping was excellent. We didn't use the hotel restaurant. There's a McD and a Whole Foods very nearby, as well as a few restaurants.

The hotel was pretty convenient for kids with a car. There's a little driveway where you can pull up, wait, etc. Hotel parking was pricy, but there's plenty of street parking nearby, free during the late hours. There's a ramp for wheels into the hotel, and annoyingly, they closed it off when we were leaving. There's a 7-11 down the street and a Caribou coffee. There's a freebie coffee machine in the lobby, but it doesn't seem to be looked after much (ran out of coffee / water a couple of times).

The location is "not too far" from everything, which for DC, means "not too close". The White House is a few blocks away, just like Dupont Circle, but those DC blocks are long (6-7 blocks to the WH takes 15 minutes). The area is nice and quiet.

There's a pool at the hotel, but we didn't check it out as it was cold. The front desk staff were pretty nice. There's an electric car charging station at the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Nothing exciting to say really. The hotel is relatively good, a bit old but maintained. Service was very good and location wise I was very pleased.
My only comment is the Wi-Fi – It is so difficult to get a descent signal (especially on the top floors), I had to go down to the Lobby In order to work.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Casillero_del_Diablo,

I would like to thank you for your review and apologize that your experience with our hotel did not meet your expectations. I greatly appreciate you calling out the good qualities also. We are continually striving to improve the hospitality we offer, and comments from our guests are always welcome. I would like to express our sincere apologies for the shortcomings you experienced during your stay and for the inconvenience this has invariably caused you. We appreciate the feedback that we receive as this is crucial for us to improve the products & services that we offer.

Regards,

Brenda J.
eMedia Coordinator
IHGCare
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed for a long weekend over the summer and thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. We managed to get an upgrade to a massive corner suite, which was great. We were able to have our friends meet us at the hotel, without having to awkwardly cram into a room and sit on the edge of the bed for seating. Our friends lived in Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan, and this location was very conducive to both. My wife went for a run on the Mall, which she said was great. There was also a Whole Foods nearby for some weekend provisions, and plenty of restaurants and bars. We used the Metro stop in Dupont Circle, which was close enough and gave us a chance to grab a bite to eat there on the way to or from any of our destinations. The hotel was also a pretty cheap cab ride to the airport, which made it easier than having to go to the Metro. We go to DC to visit friends about once a year, and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I would have to say that I like this hotel for its location. The room was clean. staff was polite and helpful. Room required minor maintenance. The door was very hard to open ( 225). Overall I came back so not a bad choice definitely not the best place you could stay in dc but far from worst.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear D M,

Thank you for taking the time to your review. We apologize for the shortfalls during your recent stay with us. We constantly strive to provide an environment of comfort and value to our guests, therefore, we are sincerely concerned when we fall short of your expectations. We have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality of services we offer to our guests.

Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Ferdinand G.
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IHGCare
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Lincoln UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

stayed for event at convention centre,
good location - 20 mins to here, 20 mins to downtown.
Staff good, free wi-fi.
Tip - book breakfast ahead as the buffet is $18 on the day.
Safe location, lots of bars in all directions of hotel.
Try Church Key - full of locals, with 50 draft beers and a food.
Have stayed here a number of times for same convention and the staff are always helpful, rooms clean and had no issues.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The best of this hotel its the location, its just a 1.5 miles of all tourist attractions, located in a nice and quiet neighborhood, with restaurants, and shops nearby. The rooms are clean and comfortable and free wifi always a plus.
the staff was courteous and friendly. The only downside was the breakfast because they don't have the buffet that i pay for, instead they offer us a little bit confusing voucher system, but the quality of the breakfast was amazing. i would definitely stay here again.
parking was 30 dls everyday.

Room Tip: there is a 7 eleven, and whole food market, just two blocks away.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 > Dupont Circle
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
Hotel Style:
#80 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#83 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House 3*
Number of rooms: 212
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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