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“Very Comfortable Accommodation” 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 #56 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Orem, Utah
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“Very Comfortable Accommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed at State Plaza Hotel in mid-February. Very large room with a kitchenette and makeup room, separate from the bedroom. Asked for a microwave which helped a lot. Large refrigerator and dishes and utensils provided. Room dated-looking but beds were very comfortable. Makeup room separate from bathroom and very large. Staff was very helpful and interested in my well-being at all times. CVS next door was great! I bought food and kept it in the kitchen which made life a lot easier. At the corner of Virginia and 20th, so easy to get a cab. About a 8 block walk to Foggy Bottom Metro station. Lots of light on the street so I was comfortable walking alone, even at night. Close to GW and GW Hospital. Very central to the Mall and other downtown places.
I was very pleasantly surprised but the comfort, especially at the price. It is really nice to stay in fancy upgraded hotels but they run almost $100 more per night and lack any sort of kitchen or microwave. I would easily stay here again, on business or family vacations.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shelburne, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a somewhat older building that has been updated very nicely. My room was spotlessly clean when I arrived and I had no problems during my stay. It's in a very good location if you're visiting the District to see the monuments, etc. It's a ten minute cab ride from the airport (DCA) and you can easily walk to the Lincoln Memorial and other sites. The staff was very helpful and friendly. About the only negative was the elevator - it is really sloooooowwww, but that was a minor concern. I will definitely stay here again visiting DC.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Good sized rooms on offer with living room and kitchen area, also within good walking distance from the Lincoln Memorial.
The only things I didn't like are:
- the wifi is slow
- the elevator is probably the slowest I have ever experienced, I feel as if I could climb a set of stairs in half the time of the elevator.
- the fitness centre has a carpet, this is unhygenic and should be replaced by rubber flooring.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear numb15,

Thank you for taking the time to review the State Plaza Hotel. We're glad that you had a good stay with us. We are currently addressing all of the issues you've pointed out which should all be improved/replaced by the time we are finished with our renovations which is currently taking place. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Sugar Land, TX USA (near Houston)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Picked this hotel for vacation stay due to decent trip advisor ratings, location, & price.

Location: great! Just north of the National Mall by 2 blocks. Less than one mile west of White House. 5 min walk from Metro. Next door to 24 hour CVS pharmacy & a liquor store. On edge of George Washington University campus so Starbucks, deli, all around the corner. For the price is best locale for tourists to DC.

Rooms: older furnishings but beds very comfy and linens / pillows all nice quality; hotel started renovation so if they don't raise prices will be a hot property soon; rooms had mini kitchen; most important everything was very clean

Staff: very nice... No complaints but didn't need to interact with them much

Did not use their restaurant so no comments there. Car service to Reagan airport $20. No complaints there.

Good place...we would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I recently stayed at the State Plaza in Washington in a room with two queen sized beds on the third floor. We'd previously been given a nicely renovated room on the eighth floor but there was a very loud noise in the room coming from what we assumed was a roof vent so we switched rooms. The staff was very accommodating helping us do this. The room we settled in was outfitted with a kitchenette and makeup room. The kitchenette gave the room a smell of foreign spices and pickles which the maid staff did nothing to allay. We had to ask for a bottle of air freshener to try to mitigate the problem. Again the front desk staff helped us out with that no problem. We also encountered the smell of someone smoking during the night seeping into our room so be aware that because the building is old, smells linger and transmit easily. The table in the kitchen was quite dirty so we had to wipe that down ourselves. The beds and furnishings were very comfortable. The location was very handy being within walking distance of the subway, Georgetown University, the Museum of Natural History, The National Mall, The White House, and Georgetown. The price of the room was relatively low compared to other hotels in the area but they did get us with the fee for valet parking. That was $37 per day. Parking on the street is complicated and costly with the meters so we had no choice really. Overall, not a terrible stay given the front desk, bed comfort, and location, but those of you who are picky about odours, older buildings that are still in the process of being renovated, and slightly shoddy maid work should probably look elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Acworth, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is an older hotel and needs some updating. The room was clean, but it really needed a new carpet. Went in February 2013, and the heating system is old and it is very hard to control and gets the room warm, but I opened the windows for an hour or so and it cooled the room. It is nice that the room has a kitchen and refrigerator.

The Hotel is within walking distance to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. It is near the mall, closer to the Lincoln Memorial and also to the Kennedy Center, Watergate, and GWU. There are not a lot of restaurants in this area, but you can find places to eat closer to the attractions.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I stayed in this establishment January 20-21, 2013. The staff was friendly and helpful unfortunately the room (s) were terrible. The first room had an extremely noisy exhaust fan in the bathroom that couldn't be shut off. It drew in an odor of garbage and the room had a moldy odor. Despite efforts by the staff, there were no other rooms available in the hotel. Since hotels in DC were fully booked due to the inauguration and MLK holiday, I ended up with a sleepless night. On the second day I was offered another room that had a toilet that would not flush properly. I wrote to the property owner and never even received a courtesy of a reply.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review and for giving me the opportunity to reach out to you after your stay with us at The State Plaza Hotel. First and foremost I would like to apologize for the inconveniences you've experienced while staying with us, particularly about the maintenance issues you pointed out. I have personally inspected the areas you pointed out in your review with our Chief engineer to immediately address the issues and avoid reoccurances. Please be rest assured that your experience is not at all indicative of the level of service we strive to provide. We would certainly appreciate a chance to redeem ourselves in the future. Should you consider staying with us again, please reach out to me personally and I will assure, that you will receive the level of service you have every right to expect.
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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
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:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#59 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#65 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — State Plaza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 225
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