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“Nice hotel with lots of character” 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 #21 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice hotel with lots of character”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Lombardy for a quick sightseeing weekend. Excellent customer service, comfortable, clean room, reasonably priced. Our "park view" suite was the perfect set-up for our family of three. Only complaint was the noise from the street at night.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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 your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Booking a hotel in the city sometimes can be a bit noisy, but I assure you that most times in this area it is the opposite. We appreciate you and look forward to having you stay with us again.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I booked this hotel direct through their website and got an amazing deal as booked quite far in advance. We just used the hotel as a base for seeing DC and the room had all the facilities we could need. Very clean. Very comfy bed. View from the window was not great, but that didn't bother us. The room even had a little kitchenette with fridge. Coffee maker and safe in room. Location was very central - easily walkable to all the sights, museums and Georgetown. Overall I would recommend this hotel and stay here again (if I can get a good advance deal online).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 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 post your comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. What better way to travel than to get a great hotel at a great rate and enjoy the time spent. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

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Corrado Palenzona
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Adelaide, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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10 hotel reviews
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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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179 hotel reviews
Reviews in 177 cities Reviews in 177 cities
179 helpful votes 179 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.

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Corrado Palanzona
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Venice, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 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.

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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.

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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 ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#37 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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