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“Walking distance to tourist attractions as well as nightlife” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #87 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Walking distance to tourist attractions as well as nightlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great location near Dupont Circle and 14th street & Logan Circle. Clean and nice property. Spacious room with all the regular amenities of a Holiday Inn though surprisingly there was no refrigerator in our room. Courteous and helpful staff. It is a steal for the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lake City, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Hotel stay was great, friendly service! Room was right by elevator and figured would be up all night with the noise, but never heard it! Easy to catch a cab to anywhere or the tour buses! Not very many restaurants close by but the staff will show you to the area of a few. Would stay there again as it was quiet and clean and friendly staff and you don't find that everywhere!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had to stay in this hotel for 2 weeks for business... The stay was absolutley lovely. The hotel staff even put a microwave in my room since I was staying for 2 weeks on business. The Hotel was very clean, the staff was very helpful and the food in the restaurant was delicious. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the DC area or visiting from other areas.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Nashville, TN USA
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238 reviews 238 reviews
172 hotel reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This hotel is quite urban. Security at night was quite strong which gave us an impression of an unsafe area although we experienced no problems.
Parking is difficult in tinyt garage with even smaller spaces and expensive but was provided by hotel which is appreciated
Interent included.
We were upgraded to a suite,but the size of the suite was not so big to be impressive.
The hotel was well maintained.
I would recommend this for tourism.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is the best deal for the money and location. It is nothing special....just a basic room with the very basic amenities. Small bathrooms. Within walking distance to DuPont Circle and lots of restaurants and bars/clubs. It is also about 3 - 4 blocks walking distance to the metro. The Wi-Fi internet was sketchy though....... it worked sporadically at best. The staff was accommodating both at check in and check out.... they even held our luggage after check out so we could go to Arlington. The bell man was very helpful and polite. There was a smell of stale cigarette smoke everywhere. Other than that it was a convenient / economical stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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, August 31, 2013
Dear Hank V,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment regarding our staff and location.

However, We’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the internet access and bathroom size. We will look into this point. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to ensure complete guest satisfaction. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Anadarko, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

While the hotel was showing its' age just a little, it is well cared for,rooms clean and comfortable, located pretty well (apart from being a good 10 minute walk to the Metro) and located in a pretty nice area.

Breakfast was good quality and relatively cheap for DC (I've paid quite a bit more for less) and despite a lot of dubious reviews, I had no problem at all with the wireless internet on the fifth floor.
I would stay there again at the drop of a hat.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Perth, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel with a couple of my friends, we booked and payed for this in advance, and on checking out, they took for the rooms again through my travel money credit card. I informed them of this, and the staff on the desk had to get the manager to see that it had been paid in full. They promised to credit my card within 4 hours, it took 15 days, for the money to go back on to my card, I have written to the Manager, to the Priority Club, that I am a member of, to date NO ONE has written to me with an apology, it totally messed up the funds that I had pre-paid on my travel card paying the various exchange rates etc. I will Never stay there again, and will always make sure that you let the staff on the desk know, that you have paid in full on the first day! The Manager of this hotel should be held responsible!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Peni807,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. I am sorry you did not enjoy your overall experience with us. We’d like to obtain some additional details regarding your experience so we have sent you a private message. I look forward to hearing from you and being of further assistance.

Sincerely,

Krysllin G
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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
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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