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“Great hotel close to the centre” 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel close to the centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Picked this hotel based on tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. great location we could walk to the sights and the metro, the staff were very welcolming and very helpful. The hotel is quite fascinating inside much more interesting than the usual city centre chain hotel and our room was very quiet and the bathroom was enormous! Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again for buisness or pleasure.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 24, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit here with us. We look forward to your next visit.

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Corrado Palenzona
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

While I share the comments in other reviews of this hotel as regards to atmosphere or location, I stayed in room 1114 to the back of the building and had noise from large air condition units outside the building all night. At almost USD 300 per night the noise issue should really be addressed.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms to the back of the building, including Room 1114
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Thank you for giving us your feedback. We apologize for the convenience and wished we could have been able to address this situation while you were here with us. Please know that we do use all of guest comments and concerns as a tool to improve guest stays and service. We hope to have you stay with us again soon.

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Corrado Palenzona
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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel and just love it. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The hotel is very cozy and inviting. The location is terrific: a couple of blocks from the Metro line and only a couple of stops from the top attractions. We walked to all the main monuments the first day. Although, there are a number of great restaurants within a block or two from the hotel, you'll want to eat at least one meal at the hotel cafe. It is surprisingly worth it!

Room Tip: I'd try to stay on the lower floors. There can be a wait for the elevator.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, May 24, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with the Hotel Lombardy. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we will see you again soon.

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Corrado Palenzona
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed two nights over the weekend and we not disappointed. We received a great rate for a DC hotel. Good thing to remember when booking hotels in DC, there is always a weekend when not much is going on and if there is then the hotels further from the event will be cheaper. It is helpful to be flexible when visiting DC. This hotel is pretty convenient. It pays to like to walk in DC. Although near the orange and blue metro -- on weekends the metro schedule is varies a lot so leave extra time. Our room was just like what others have written about. We like the ceiling fan -- always helpful in keeping the room cool. We tend not to pick hotels based on the view, cause we don't spend a lot of time in our room. Everything about the hotel is really good and we would stay there again. We did not eat at the restaurant so I can't say anything about that.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Greetings TravelerCT,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you visit us again soon. On your next visit, please visit our Cafe, the food is amazing as well as the service.

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Corrado Palenzona
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Location, cozy style, staff, comfort, location, location, location. Not to mention a great rate. We spent 2 nights there, and the room (an upgrade) was marvelous. It's next to impossible to get a great view (in almost any hotel anywhere) without paying an extra-premium rate or sacrificing something, but I honestly did not feel that we sacrificed anything (especially our financial solvency) in the wonderful weekend we had in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. I've been around some - Ankara Turkey, Rome, London, Frankfurt, Miami, Denver (just for starters) - and the Lombardy has a nice 'n cozy "feel" to it that rivals anywhere I've ever been.

Our room itself had a large king-size bed (VERY comfortable, as were the 6 pillows of varying firmness), a vanity nook that led to the bright and efficiently laid-out bathroom, and on the opposite side of the room a cove-kitchenette with another window, small table, 2 very comfy black wicker chairs, sink, counter space, and well-stocked fridge (although the "stock" carried a premium price).

If I had to complain about anything for the sake of credibility, I might mention that the bathroom sink is a bit too small front-to-back, and the floor had a few squeaks. And yes one of the elevators was tiny, but the other one was spacious enough, and I loved the bathroom (especially the full-bodied shower) and although the lobby was small (as some have mentioned), it was beautiful and very stylish. The front desk was convenient (off to the side and around the corner, which means NOT in the middle of traffic entering and exiting the hotel), and I never once felt crowded, although opinions will definitely vary in that regard.

Noise? Not. A/C was relatively quiet, a LOT quieter than many hotel/motels. We had a room right beside the elevators and never heard them at all. We were not in front, so can't say about street noise. But overall, for me the room and hotel seemed as quiet and peaceful as any travel experience I've ever had.

The valets were very efficient, helpful, friendly and personable, and always there. They made good recommendations for dining and gave us good directions whenever we asked. A good group overall, and thanks for that guys, you really helped to finish out a great experience.

Cost: We got a AAA rate of $143 a night (before tax), and parking was $36 a day... plus about a $6.50 tax on top of that, which was definitely one the downside... but for DC, that's hardly outrageous. It's basically average for any decent accommodation.

Last but not least; LOCATION. Less than a 5-minute walk to Foggy Bottom Metro (GWU) or Farragut West, where you can catch the blue or orange line; LOTS of interesting eateries between 18th and the Circle; and a relaxingly pretty view in almost every direction. We valet-parked our car (an exotic) in the secure underground garage and then forgot about it for 2-1/2 days. We did take the Metro to the Smithsonian, but (although I am NOT a fanatic walker) otherwise we did everything on foot, and it was SO EASY. This included walking more or less an arc from the Holocaust Museum over to "Memorial Park" (MLK, Vietnam, Korean and so on) and then we angled up Virginia Ave NW back to a late lunch near the hotel.

This was all on a very rainy weekend, but the Lombardy is so conveniently located that almost nothing slowed us down or messed up our plans in any way. The only thing we didn't do as planned was walk to the Harbour (10-15 minutes west of the hotel), but only because we were afraid of getting caught in a downpour either going or coming.

Footnotes: The best meal we had the whole weekend (and the best beer-on-tap I've had in years) was at Founding Farmers, which is barely a 2-minute walk to the far corner of the triangular park in front of the hotel. We also had a great burger throw-down at BT&S, just off the Circle toward 23rd.

About all that's left to say is I would recommend this hotel to practically anyone, especially on off-prime weekends.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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, May 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback. It looks like you had a very nice time and a wonderful stay here at the hotel and in Washington, DC overall. It's great to hear that you had a chance to experience so much. We look forward to having you back with us again in the near future.

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Corrado Palenzona
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Gibraltar
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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile


I recently spent one night here after the hotel I usually stayed at was fully booked, chose this hotel based on TA reviews and the price quoted.

Location is perfect for visiting organisations such as the World Bank or IMF, the hotel is also just opposite a park and is surrounded by restaurants and coffee shops, major tourist attractions are all a short walk away.

Service was good, I was upgraded to a park view suite which was huge! The hotel restaurant serves great food which also represents good value for money, wifi is fast and free throughout the hotel.

My only negative is that the check-in lady didn't look at me once throughout the process of checking in, weird and a bit rude!

Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, May 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are happy to know that your experience was enjoyable and we hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Chicago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Hotel Lombardy is a cute little boutique hotel with the perfect location for touring DC. It's in the Foggy Bottom area which is walking distance to Georgetown and also down the street from the White House, about 15 min walk to the "Mall" and museums and 5 min to Whole Foods!

Staff and bell boys were friendly and the room we stayed in was like a little apartment. It was an "04" room which I was told is a suite (we were upgraded upon arrival). It had a long hallway, to the right a bathroom and bedroom with walk in closet and to the left another living room with a tv, couch, desk and behind there a big kitchenette. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay and would definitely stay here again and recommend to others visiting DC.

Just be aware that the elevator is VERY small so if you get uncomfortable in small areas, get a lower floor and take the stairs. :) Don't let that steer you away from this great hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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, June 7, 2013
Greetings Diana13,

Thank you for providing us with your feed back. It was a pleasure to have you here with us. 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 ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#37 Business Hotel in Washington DC
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lombardy 3.5*
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