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“Taking the Loyalty Program to the Next Level” 5 of 5 stars
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Omni Shoreham Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
Woodbury, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Taking the Loyalty Program to the Next Level”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful architectural hotel with large clean rooms. Great gym and pool included in room cost. Nice toiletries including mouthwash. As a loyalty program member they brought me a pot of fresh coffee with real cream each morning. Conveniently located just a half block from the Metro Redline and lots of cool restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Brentwood, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My experience at Omni Shoreham was excellent. The hotel was grand and classy, it was like going back in time, when elegance, class and quality meant something. More impressive was I paid the price of a two star hotel for a Seven star! I can't stop raving about this hotel. Even the maid chamberlain was so friendly and warm, I felt I knew her!

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Denver, CO
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

ARRIVAL

My husband, two of our boys, and I planned our trip to Washington DC to see the city at its best. In late April, the Cherry Blossom Festival has every hotel booked up for good reason. However, the long-lasting winter had the last laugh and we missed seeing the trees in full bloom by just a week! With or without spring accouterments, though, the trip was spectacular and staying at this hotel made the difference.

We arrived at the hotel by taxi. With 834 rooms and suites, the hotel is large and impressive right from the start. Placards with stories of the rich and famous who have held parties at the hotel and/or stayed the night (the Beatles booked the entire seventh floor) decorate the lobby’s front windows and make for interesting reading while waiting for a cab.

The lobby is simply gorgeous. Liam, 10, and Connor, 16, explored while I checked us in. They can both play it cool with the best, but from the looks on their faces, the hotel was making an impact. Down various halls from the grand lobby is a spa, expansive meeting and ballrooms, a coffee and a gift shop and probably even more. Back at the front desk, the youngest received a great welcome amenity and we were shown to our room.

ROOMS

Traveling with children means dealing with a space issue. Is it best to spend the money on two rooms, opt to be frugal and pack everyone into one or choose a suite? Which is better? Obviously it depends on what you’re willing to spend (or put up with), but in my experience, a suite has its advantages when it comes to both space and money. Typically a suite doesn’t cost as much as two separate rooms and it does provide much-needed room to coexist peacefully. The Omni Shoreham has a wonderful option for just this instance – a “Classic Suite.” At 569 square feet, our room featured two queen beds and a sitting area with a sofa bed that was separated by a partial wall. Two TVs make pleasing the tastes of a 10-year-old and a 16-year old possible (surprisingly, it’s not noisy). The balcony overlooked the lovely pool area. Lucky us – we arrived on the first day the pool was open.

GETTING AROUND BY METRO

DC has a fantastic subway system that makes getting around easy. Traffic can be an issue which is solved by heading underground. However, learn from my mistake – don’t think you can reach every part of the city by using the Metro. It’s likely that you’ll still need to do a lot of walking in this city where one building can take up a block. The closest Metro entrance is just two blocks away from the hotel and right across from great restaurant choices. As we spent every spare minute enjoying the Smithsonian museums, seeing the White House, shopping the gift stores and catching a ferry to Mount Vernon, we weren’t able to eat on-site, but I understand that Robert’s Restaurant is an unparalleled culinary experience.

MY RECOMMENDATION

I enjoyed every bit of this hotel. Don’t let its grand appearance fool you, kids will also love it here. Stay where the famous stay and book a room at the Omni Shoreham next time you travel to Washington DC.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Washington, DC, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I stayed at the Shoreham for the second time this year and once again found it a great value for the money. The hotel and grounds are beautiful, my room was spacious and very well appointed, and the staff, particularly those in the restaurant, lounge, and room service, were outstanding! Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Washinto DC, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Expensive with poor quality of services. Mandatory valet that is $45/ night after taxes. Cockroaches in the showers. No bell boy. No navigation through the hotel . Only grab your keys and find your way.

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business

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Athens, Greece
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Only two nights but from the moment I got out of my cab from DCA I felt welcome, and was warmly received by all staff, from the doorman to the receptionist, to the concierge. A lovely setting near public transportation makes the Shoreham a convenient location from which it is easy to visit the sights of D.C. The gardens of the hotel are delightful and, since they adjoin the breakfast room, in fair weather it is treat to eat of the veranda that overlooks them. I found the service impeccable. My room was well furnished and comfortable even if the gilding on the lily is fading a bit. I would certainly stay again in this historic hotel, the site of Clinton's inaugural ball.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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New York City
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Good location and we had a reasonable room rate. The common areas are fine, though our room seemed very tired and we looked right over the HVAC roof area. We paid $40 per day to house the car -- seemed like there was no other option around, so they've gotcha there. One thing to pay that much for parking in NYC, but crazy for DC.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest , Woodley Park / Zoo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#11 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#17 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Shoreham Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 836
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come home to the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a true Washington landmark. Located in one of the most sought after DC neighborhoods, this luxury property fuses modern comforts with distinguished service. This urban oasis is located on 11 plush acres just steps from the metro and the National Zoo. Sip a cocktail in the Marquee Bar or, during the warmer months, guests can lounge poolside at one of the "South's Best Pools" as rated by Southern Living Magazine. ... more   less 
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