The Omni Shoreham is a great hotel choice for families visiting the sights in Washington, DC who wish to avoid the concrete jungle downtown. With kids ranging from 7 - 10 years old, we wanted the park-like setting and the proximity to 1) the zoo; 2) the Woodley Park Metro; and 3) Connecticut Avenue restaurants (with Adams Morgan restaurants very close by). The location is outstanding.
We selected the Zoo package and enrolled in the OMNI SELECT GUEST program during our on-line registration process. This is an absolute must for price certainty/cost containment. With SELECT GUEST, we received free parking, free wireless internet, and an excellent buffet breakfast at the Roberts Restaurant on premises.
With the zoo package, we checked into a very large room which added to the comfort of our stay. It allowed the kids to avoid that cooped up feeling that precipitates mischief. We checked in with the front desk standout, Natalie, who gave each child a zoo package panda toy doll and an Omni Kids activity package. This delighted the children and made them feel welcome and relaxed after a very long journey.
The property location is only a $15 cab ride away from the White House, in case you find yourself uncomfortable with the Metro after hours, or just need to get the kids back to the room in a hurry. The zoo is located about three city blocks north of the property and is a very manageable walk.
I read other travelers complaints about the elevators. If you are there for a conference, and the keynote starts at 0800, I would imagine there would be a wait. For our leisure travel purposes, the elevator size issue was not a factor whatsoever. The staff was friendly and helpful in every single area. The lounge accommodates an decent selection of after hours dining including crab cakes and chicken wings. The beds themselves were very comfortable. We were thrilled with our stay, and we recommend Omni Shoreham to other families interested in an accessible, park-like stay in Washington, DC.
zoo package is great for kids ... stay on east wing ... do not forget to register for SELECT GUEST
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It was such a pleasure for me to read about your family's recent experience at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. I'm glad you found both the Zoo Package and our Select Guest Program to be of value and I loved reading that your little one's felt welcomed by the Zoo's welcome kit.
Thank you for sharing your experience with other TripAdvisor users and I hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon.
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