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“Very good value for money !” 4 of 5 stars
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State Plaza Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2117 E St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)   |  
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Ranked #58 of 131 Hotels in Washington DC
French in the UK
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very good value for money !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Location, location, location, so they say ! This hotel is just a 5 min walk from all the most important monuments ! The room is clean, comfortable, big enough and offers a kitchen. We just asked for a microwave oven when we arrived (to warm our baby's bottles) and it was delivered in 5 minutes.
Funny fact: there are actually three entrances, one on E street, one on F street (check on GoogleMaps, you'll see them) and one on the side of the building. The two lobbies from E street and F street are identical. Although, there is no ramp in those lobbies, so if you need to access with a pushchair/wheelchair, you'll have to use the side entrance between the hotel and the embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina once you get your room key.
I only give 4 stars out of 5 since I thought the walls were pretty thin, I could almost hear my neighbours' conversations...well, I shouldn't complain since they were probably more annoyed by my baby's crying at night. If you're looking for a good value for money hotel but with a good standard nonetheless, don't hesitate ! This is the one !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear KitkatLP,

Thank you for your review. We're glad you've discovered all the possible entrances and exits to and from the hotel. This certainly helps even more when walking towards different parts of the city and knowing where to enter the hotel for convenience and for accessibility. We send our "Bonjours" to the UK and we hope to see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I've been twice in this hotel and I love it. The location is great, you can reach most of the touristic sites by walking and also you have the metro station Foggy Bottom just 5 blocks ahead. I had a room with equipped kitchen, so if you like to save money you just have to go to the corner and buy some food in CVS. The staff is very very nice and helpful. By the way, if you like to go shopping it's important to know that Pentagon City Mall station in on the blue line toward Franconia Sprinfield, just 2 or 3 stops from Foggy Bottom, but if you have more time for shopping please don't miss Potomac Mills, this is a little bit farther, but you can have everything half of the normal price in D.C. To go to Potomac Mills, take the blue line to the final stop Franconia Sprinfield and then the bus to Potomac Mills, that costs about $2.5.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear analu68,

We're so glad you've become a repeat Guest at the State Plaza Hotel. The fact that our "Guest" such as yourself willingly comes back to stay with us again is the best compliment I can give our staff. It is also great to hear you've discovered great convenient shopping areas while you were here. Until the next time, we wish you well.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

My room was large and comfortable. The staff was friendly, helpful, and informative. In particular, Manuel was superb. Though an older hotel, it is well situated in Washington and offers more space for the price than other hotels - true value. I was here on government business, and just had a short walk to work.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Hotels in DC are always very expensive but this hotel is very good value. Its location is excellent ( 5 min walk to foggy bottom metro, 5-10 min walk to lincoln memorial and 5 mins to kennedy arts centre). Rooms are very good and lives up to 3 stars. My room was a junior suite which was 2 big beds, kitchen, dressing room, and bathroom. Big flat screen tv. Free wifi and good safe in wardrobe meant $159 was very good value. Positioned next to a large pharmacy which also sells food, and an excellent grocery store 2 mins away ( fo-bo-gro) everything you need is at hand. Its also on the edge of the george washington university campus so loads of cheap eats and bars locally.
Staff were very helpful, and overall was an excellent experience. Deffo stay here again. Comparable hotels nearby are $200+

Room Tip: Junior suite is same price as standard room so always ask for one, even if travelling alone, so you...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Dear nachooooo,

We love your avatar. Anyway, we're ecstatic you thought that we were the best value in centre of DC. We certainly feel that way and it's always great to get validation from the most important source and that will be you, our "Guest".
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Manila, Philippines
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38 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Overall I had a very pleasant and comfortable 5 night stay here on a recent business trip.
Good:
- location: nice safe university neighborhood and close to major DC sites
- big rooms with kitchen
- for a big city as DC: great value for money
- friendly staff

Could be better:
- cleaning of rooms; I have never seen so much dust under a bed before
- although recently painted, the rooms are a bit dated. Kitchen and bathroom bring you right back to the 70's
- Thin doors and walls make the hotel noisy

Would stay again!

Room Tip: Stay away from rooms near or above the restaurant. Can be noisy
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear 4kiwis2011,

It was a pleasure reading your review. Your opinions are important to us and we will make sure to improve on our shortcomings. We will start moving all the beds to get to the bottom of them in each of our rooms to make sure we collect any dust we find. We are also in the process of renovating our rooms floor by floor which should address some of the improvements you've suggested. Until the next time, we send you our best wishes.
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Stayed for 5 nights at the state plaza hotel. Was attending a global meeting on Immunization monitoring and surveillance at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO building). Just 2-5 minutes walk to the venue. CVS just next door. No need to move far to get your basic needs. Very spacious rooms with two queen size beds and lots of pillows. Kitchen is well equiped with all that you need to prepare your own food. A very big freezer for your room. Well not sure whether the other rooms had the same size. A gas burner in the kitchen and a coffee maker. It's a real home away from home. Bathrooms are very neat with a number of towels. Actually had five towels for the five nights. And the staff, right from the reception to the room service were all very caring. In summary, it is worth the name. The next time you are in DC, check it out.

Room Tip: Prefarably select rooms on the higher floors. They are very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Mugisha D,

Thank you for taking the time to review the State Plaza Hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the hotel conveniently located as you were only minutes away from your meetings. We send our greetings to Uganda and we hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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Sacramento, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We read the reviews, we took a chance, and paid in advance. In the end, we couldn't have been happier with our decision. In fact we have already recommended this to another traveler heading to DC this month.

*Location - we spent 6 nights at the end of September, and loved that everything was within walking distance. 4 blocks to Whole Foods, Foggy Bottom Metro, and several restaurants. 3 blocks from the Vietnam Memorial one direction, and the White House the other direction. Then the furthest point of interest being the Capitol was a mere 2 miles. Except for a one day trip to Monticello, we walked everywhere, and were grateful for being able to get each day started with a simple walk out the front door of the hotel. And at the end of the day, it was handy to have both a CVS and Liquor store right next door.

*Accommodations - The only better price we found was at Harrington Hotel, and having stayed there before, this place is far superior in all ways. Exceptionally clean, very roomy, and we loved the bonus of a kitchen; while we went out to eat a few times, we saved a ton of money by shopping at Whole Foods and fixing breakfast and a few dinners in. Plus they did the dishes!!! (remember to tip your maid service well). The in room safe made storing iPads and laptop more secure. The bedding has the "brand new" look and feel, and four big pillows per bed were a nice touch. Rooms are non-smoking, they deliver a daily newspaper, and provide the makings for coffee.

*Service - We felt we were coming "home" each evening, as we were greeted by Manuel and the rest of the staff. Each morning, they were there to open doors and wish us a good day. We never saw the maids, but our room was very clean, and inviting at the end of our long days.
The only slight we felt was the evening front desk gentleman using scare tactics about street metered parking and not trusting we wouldn't get towed, urging us to pay the overnight garage fee of $28. (We went ahead and paid $8 for the meter 2 blocks away. That's the cost for between 6pm and 10pm, then it's free from 10pm til 7am, but you have to move the car before 7am).

Bottom line: If you are looking for the giltz and glamour of a Ritz Carlton, this is not your place. If you are looking for a great price, fantastic location, and comfort of a clean large room, with a homey feel and nice service, you can trust your at the right place with the State Plaza Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Icefamily4,

It was wonderful having your family stay with us for almost a week. Our staff thrives in making our Guests feel at home and I'll make sure they read your review specially Manuel. I know they'll appreciate it. Thank you for making us part of your visit to our Nation's Capital and for recommending our Hotel to another traveler. Take care.
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Address: 2117 E St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#37 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#58 Business Hotel in Washington DC
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Hotel Class:3 star — State Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 225
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