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“Lovely old Historic hotel in Washington DC” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lombardy
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)   |  
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Ranked #17 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Lovely old Historic hotel in Washington DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Recently spent 4 nights in a suite in this great located hotel in DC. Staff very friendly, close to all major attractions including the White House! Would stay here again on a return visit to DC. Was given some great advice on where to eat, try the District Commons just two blocks down from the hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back with us again in the near future.

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Corrado Palenzona
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I've stayed at this hotel twice on business, both times in cooler months. I'd actually give it three and a half stars. It is not nearly as nice as the Westin, which is only a handful of blocks away, but it is quaint charming, and in a better location.

I've had two rooms at this location: one in a massive suite with a sitting room (probably 1,000 square feet) and one in a regular king room. On both stays, I found the staff incredibly friendly and helpful and the location ideal. Walking distance to all of the places I needed to be during the day, very close to a drugstore, and practically on top of a metro stop.

The water pressure in the shower leaves something (actually a lot) to be desired, and there are no slippers to go with the bathrobe, but on the whole I was comfortable and well tended to. (The heaters do make some noise as well.)

Pros: You get a copy of the Washington Post every morning, and the restaurant has a nice breakfast.

Cons: Old building. Awful in-room coffee.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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175 reviews 175 reviews
152 hotel reviews
Reviews in 154 cities Reviews in 154 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We were supposed to stay 3 nights, arriving by train from Connecticut. But Hurricane Sandy had other ideas and we finally made it, by car, for only one night before moving on to Charleston to get on trip back on schedule. So we didn't have time to fully investigate the hotel or DC. However in our all-too-brief stay we found the hotel staff enormously friendly and helpful, the room was massive, I'm sure I didn't book a suite but we could have held a party for 50! So we were very happy bunnies.
We got out to have a quick look at the monuments and something to eat before retiring for our early start next day. Slept well.
When we go back to DC, this is where we will stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the short time you spent here at the Hotel. Hurricane Sandy did put quite a damper on things, but hopefully you'll get to stay a little longer the next time you visit. We look forward to having you stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palanzona
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Venice, Italy
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

the hotel is located 3 blocks away from the Foggy Bottom metro stop and like 5 blocks from the White house. the location is great, the staff is really friendly and helpful, the room clean and well furnished.
we had a room with view on some office building which made it a little dark during day time but also made it very quiet.
the bed had the tiniest and hardest pillows ever.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your visit to the Nations Capital and to the Hotel Lombardy. We value your opinions and want you to know that we take all guests comments very serious as use them as a tool for improvement. You will be happy to know that on your next visit you will see different pillows in our guestrooms. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

What a cute and cozy hotel! Most importantly, it was very clean. The bathroom is all white, as are the bed linens. The room furniture seems older and more typical of a bed and breakfast type place but is very well maintained and adds to the charm. I stay over in D.C every now and then on weekend trips so have tried many area hotels and this one is a gem that is probably better located for those like me staying with small children because of the nearby pharmacy and availability of restaurants. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you. It is a great compliment to know that you consider our hotel to be a gem. We value all of guests and strive to provide a place that you can call your home away from home. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Fantastic Hotel, Great location, Lovely staff, VERY comfortable beds & very good value. Well worth staying here. Be sure to give yourself time to enjoy the luxury of this hotel. Will be staying here again when i return to Washington. Unlike some online photos of hotels and some reviews, the reality can be quite different, but The Lombardy is even better than what you think.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We take pride in offering the guest a truly different experience than any other hotel. It is our goal to please every guest and I am pleased to know that our staff did just that. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The service, environment and restaurant/room-service food was exceptional. From check-in to check-out, I was treated like a VIP and found the experience to be exceptional. Although I was traveling on business, I would certainly return with my family and recommend this establishment to others.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for your great feedback. it gives me pleasure to know that you were treated like a VIP, it is our goal to maintain this level of service for all our guests. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Address: 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#36 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lombardy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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