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“Excellent Location and best value” 5 of 5 stars
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State Plaza Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2117 E St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
Panama
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent Location and best value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The hotel is very close to the Lincoln Memorial
It is located in a strategic place, so you can visit all the monuments and museums by bus, metro or just walking. I love to walk so i did all my trips walking with a city map to have a chance to take photos, take a look at the restaurants and the DC enviorement.
There are lots of places where you can eat including the hotel restaurant. At Pennsylvania Ave you can find Farmers Foundation, Jhonnys Rocket, also there are starbucks or subway around the corner. There is also a liquor store and a small supermarket with pharmacy two steps away from the hotel. I have to add that i came alone and on February (the weather was still cold)
Yes it is true the elevator takes some time but to tell the truth if you are in vacation trip, whats the hurry? Jaja The rooms are big, i was at 8th floor with a nice view of Capitol Hill and Washington monument. The room was clean, and in order. The hotel staff helped me when asking for info, reserving the taxi for leaving and even printing my boarding pass. The internet in my room was good. Sometimes it faded when moving my Ipad to but worked fine at the desktop or bed. The location and price were the two things that made me decide for this option. Hope this info helps you travel and enjoy DC.

Room Tip: The 8th floor has a nice view and is less noisy
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear RicktrellesPTY,

We appreciate your time in giving us your review on your most recent stay with us. We are glad you found our location and hotel value "best". Sounds like you also had a good tour of Washington DC which is great. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you in the future. Take care.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My daughter and I recently stayed in this lovely hotel. The room was clean, spacious and nicely appointed. We loved having a kitchen. Our only complaint was the early morning noise. There was some construction every morning that sounded like loud banging on the roof and our room was on the top floor.
The hotel is located walking distance to the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and many monuments and museums. We were in DC to visit colleges, very convenient location and great price.

Room Tip: Ask about renovation, get a renovated room away from the construction.
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  • Stayed February 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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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Linda P,

We were glad to know you found our hotel lovely. We apologize for the inconvenience of having to hear the loud banging in the morning. We were updating some flooring and the noises have ceased. It is part of our continued effort to renovate the hotel. We thank you and your daughter for staying with us and hope that you'll enjoy our renovated hotel should you stay with us again in the future.
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Orem, Utah
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Shelburne, Vermont
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4 reviews
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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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London
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70 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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89 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#47 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#61 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — State Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 225
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