We took a redeye and got to the hotel at 6am, they were all awake at that hour and more than accomodating storing our luggage for our checkin at 3pm and directing to us to the only thing open at that hour McDonalds about 4 blocks away. And so our 7 day vacation begins. We walked to the White House, the Mall from Washington to Lincoln Memorial and everything inbetween and finally headed back to the Lombardy arriving about 2. The doorman from the morning greeted us and told us that our room was ready for us and took us to the office for our official checkin then he collected our bags and met us at the elevator. I really have to say that our entire stay was like that. Happy to see us, thanking us for staying with them asking if we needed anything. We received wonderful service. The Lombardy is 4 blocks from the White House, 2 to Metro, on the 32/36 bus route to the Capitol area and near all kinds of restaurants with one onsite "Cafe Lombardy", the fanciest "cafe" I have ever been in and the food is excellent. But thats is my other review. I had booked online in late January and received a very good rate compared to everything around that area and was very happy with the front facing room (501) with nice views of the 2 parks seperated by Pennsylvania Ave. The hotel is really on "I" Street where it crosses Penn, but Penn sounds better and is easier to find on the map.
Just be aware if I had waited they would have been booked full since it was Cherry Blossom Festival's final week with the parade on our final Saturday.
Our room was on the front of the building so you do get traffic noise even on the 5th floor and ther...
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