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“A great way to see the capitol” 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 #16 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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Springboro, Ohio
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great way to see the capitol”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This small boutique hotel in the northwest area was a perfect location for our first trip to the Capitol. The room was nicely appointed, with a spacious bath, crisp linens and a friendly, helpful staff. We were able to walk to the monuments and down Constitution to a number of museums. We did take a cab to and from our tour of the Capitol Building due to distance and rain. The proximity to George Washington University added an academic flavor to our experience. Only negatives: whatever work was being done during the evening at a nearby location meant lots of noise-trucks backing up, trash/glass being dumped, construction sounds. Be prepared for expensive food if you eat in-house, although it is quite good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, October 4, 2013
Greetings jettan,

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. The construction noise adjacent to the hotel has been addressed and we hope it did not ruin your evenings.

I hope that you will stay here again with us soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a charming hotel about a half mile from the White House. I was upgraded to a suite, which is like a little apartment - a separate sitting room and bedroom (both with doors). The service was great – from the doormen to the front desk to housekeeping. Very friendly and a clean hotel, free wifi, and the food for our meeting was very good. I do wish there was an outside seating / dining area – it was gorgeous weather while I was there and I would’ve loved to sit outside. Also, the bathroom is TINY and has no storage-the hair dryer is in a bag tied to the towel rack.

Honestly, I'm a modern hotel kinda gal but this hotel was chosen for me because of a work meeting. Thus, some of the charm was lost on me because I'd rather have the modern amenities. (an example is the fact that there was no ice machine (although they’ll bring the ice up to your room), no soda machine, a small fitness center in the basement and the furniture was antique – which equated to a wooden chair at the desk, whereas I’d rather have an ergonomic desk chair, that kind of thing) However, it’s not fair to actually review the hotel on stuff like that – the hotel doesn’t claim to be modern, it’s historic. But FYI if you’re into modern amenities vs. old world charm, this isn’t the best choice for you.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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, October 4, 2013
Greetings Cappyjuju,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and share your review. I am happy that overall you enjoyed your stay with us.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Recently stayed a weekend at The Hotel Lombardy while moving our daughter into college. We ended up staying there bc many other hotels were booked. What luck we had- this hotel was great! The rooms are so spacious and the bed sheets are crisp as can be!! There was a nice kitchen area with a table and chairs which was great. Staff was very helpful and location was perfect for getting around. Just made reservations for Parents Weekend too!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, October 4, 2013
Greetings babbyNyc,

Thank your for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit and hope that you will make Lombardy your home away from home. Again we appreciate you.

See you soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I recently stayed as part of a two-day business trip where I attended a conference at the GWU Marvin Center.

The location for getting to GWU is excellent, and it is also close to the Foggy Bottom Metro stop and to the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods.

The hotel itself is more like an old-school European experience. Tiny lobby, slow elevators, older hotel, smaller spaces, but done very nicely. For example, my room (regular King-size bed) came with a small kitchen and small dressing area. The bathroom is indeed very small, and I would have traded my dressing area for a bit more elbow-room in the bath.

My room was near the front of the hotel, and I had no problem with street noise.

I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, October 4, 2013
Greetings Bryan B,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and tell us about your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Pittsburgh, PA
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a wonderful surprise. After taking a little while to find the hotel we were pleasently surprised what we found. An extremely friendly bell boy who took our car to park and brought our luggage up and later brought us ice . The front desk guy was also very friendly. We were "upgraded" to a double queen room with a kitchenette. Beware these are not queen beds but double beds. The kitchenette had a small fridge that was stocked with drinks but there was lots of space for us to put our own drinks. There is no ice machine - you need to call for ice.

The room was lovely with a dresser that looked like my grandmothers and a desk. Beds were ver very comfortable but the pillows were too fluffy for me but you never know what people like. The bathroom was small but had everything you need with a rain shower which I love. The shampoo and lotions came from Bed and Bath.

Now the location: We were planning on borrowing the dc bicycles to ride around the city. There were 2 lots with these bicycles within 1 block of th hotel. There also is a Metrostation 2 blocks away. Lots of good food close by and easy access (via the dc bicycles) to the smithsonian and all the monuments. The days we were there it was 90+ degrees and riding the bikes was better than walking.

overall we would stay there again. My only issue was that I thought we were getting Queen beds but got doubles.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Greetings momofmultipleboys,

Thank you for posting your comments. We appreciate you and are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Kew Gardens, New York
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I had a wonderful stay here, I wish it had been for longer than one night! This hotel has a lot of old-world charm, but it's clearly been renovated. We did get a room upgrade, which meant a bigger room with fridge and sink area. It was in the front of the building but noise was not an issue. The bed was super soft and comfortable and everything was very clean. The best part of this hotel is it's easy walking distance to a lot of DC's attractions, including the National Mall, and there are lots of great restaurants. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed September 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, October 4, 2013
Greetings Myradith,

Thank you for sharing your experience and your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to do so and are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We first stayed at the Hotel Lombardy 4 or 5 years ago when visiting the area. We were impressed by the historical feel of the building, the spacious and updated rooms, and the friendliness of the staff we encountered. All this amounts to a great experience for a very reasonable price.

Now that we live in the DC area, we always recommend this hotel to out-of-town visitors. The hotel is a gem in its own right but it is also just blocks away from Foggy Bottom metro, Whole Foods, and there are a number of good restaurants in the immediate area.

We were saddened to discover on our most recent visit, however, that the elevator has been modernized a bit so that it no longer needs an operator to run. The elevator still has the same tight fit though- keep that in mind when selecting which luggage to bring along!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, October 4, 2013
Greetings julia7178,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am happy to hear that we are your Hotel of choice in Washington, DC.

Like you we were all sad to see the elevator go and the decision was hard but was something that needed to be done.

We look forward to having you on your next visit.

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:
#9 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#19 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#25 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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