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“Knocked me off my feet!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Formerly The Governor's House Hotel) (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #91 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Knocked me off my feet!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Another wonderful stay in DC.
This hotel was among the best experience we have had during our traveling experience.
Check in was smoothly.
The hotel is contemporary, especially even more so in our executive suite.
Everything was as perfect as one could expected.
So perfect that we actually felt bad to leave our room ;-)
Very strongly recommended!

  • Stayed December 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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SteveRipai, Front Office Manager at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
How very pleased we are to learn you enjoyed your stay with us at the Beacon Hotel. We are looking forward to your return visit. It really is nice to get customer feedback, I will share with our team.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Check in was fast and simple, and we were appreciative that they let us check in early, as we got to DC earlier than expected. We had a huge room, which we believe was an accessible room, and it was perfect for our 2 night stay. Location is great, only about a 10 minute walk from the White House. The hotel lobby was constantly busy, but our room was quiet and great. Would happily stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SteveRipai, Front Office Manager at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
We are so thrilled that you had a lovely stay. Thank you for taking the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your next visit
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Was there for about 5 days on a business trip, shared room with a co-worker. When the front desk staff found out I was having a roommate they moved me up to a larger room. People working there are excellent - all friendly and helpful. The room itself WAS large, with a kitchenette on entering, and clean, but the bathroom was tiny! It was one of those bathrooms where opening the door you were worried you were going to hit the sink. I am petite to average size and felt a little cramped in the shower stall since it wasn't even full-size really for that. The room service menu was pretty boring. Bedbug check was negative but the bed was too soft for me. The hotel itself is a little less than a mile from the Convention Center and a nice walk there. So room-wise the place really needed an update and reworking of the space available, but I gave it four stars because of location, cost, and the great staff there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteveRipai, Front Office Manager at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We are elated that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed with some friends over the weekend. The staff were very great ESP Kingsley. Sent us a bottle of wine and a lovely room. It was busy during check out but they offered to email us the receipt. Such a great place. More of a home away from home. Will aways recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SteveRipai, Front Office Manager at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
We truly appreciate your kind appraisal and we look forward to your next visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

This was a last minute booking. We arrived at the hotel and Kingsley was there to welcome us once again and give us a nice room. He was recently promoted as the Front Desk supervisor. The beacon is nice hotel with down to earth staff. They are very helpful. The rooms are all nice especially the suite.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GregoryHotel, Front Office Manager at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. Kingsley is truly humbled by your kind appraisal and want to thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We thank you for being a loyal guest and we are looking forward to your next visit.
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Billings, Montana, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Mohammed in particular was very helpful, helping me locate a leather coat I misplaced in the lobby. The location was particularly good to Washington Mall. It was within walking distance for me, but it is also close to the Metro for those who want to use the rail.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GregoryHotel, Front Office Manager at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing us and taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. We appreciate all the great feedback and look forward to your return the next time you are in Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Hello everyone –recently stayed at the Hotel with my two nieces. I was a bit weary of the room being too unaccommodating for the uncle and two nieces and especially having some room in the room. The room we had was good for the three of us. There were two beds and a sofa bed. I gave the nieces the beds and uncle got to sleep on the sofa bed that wasn’t all that bad. The room had a small kitchenette that included a refrigerator, stove and microwave. It was nice to have a full size refrigerator to store water, fruits and juices. The only issue I had and as commented in several parts of this review are the lack of glasses, plates and utensils. There was only two of each – sometimes. Yes, when housekeeping cleaned a glass – they never replaced it. It was quite obvious that there were three people in the room. The coffee maker was very much welcomed and I agree with others – paper cups? At that there were only two paper cups. Sometimes we’d make hot chocolate in the evening and that was the end of our supply for the morning coffee. To the management – you really need to change this.
The room was very quiet and we found no fault. The bathroom was just a bathroom and had some reasonable storage space. Sharing the bathroom with 2 girls was not a chore as I thought it would be. We seemed to manage okay. The only problem was the sliding bathroom door. It would get stuck and someone would need help getting the door open (management are you listening?).

The location was one of the best ! We walked to the White House from the hotel. There is both a drug store and a Whole Foods Market near-by. A couple of blocks away are some restaurants, bars/clubs and shops. So, there were plenty of choices to eat. I felt safe in the area including at night and with the nieces.

So, the room was not fabulous, it was not chic, it was not luxurious – it was okay. No complaints. It was very clean and roomy. We were out till 8 or 9 every night. We came back to the hotel and got a good rest. We did not spend a lot of time in the room. But, even if we did, it would still be okay. Yes, I would stay here again because of the location and because of the roominess of the hotel room. But, especially because the staff was incredible helpful.
Personal thanks to Teresita, who made our stay enjoyable. We arrived early (8:30 am) because of our red-eye flight from Los Angeles to DC. She worked her magic so we got into a room and were able to take a nap. She didn’t have to do this, but she is such a professional that she accommodated. Thank you !

One small note to all you wine drinkers out there – bring your own wine opener – none in the room and none in the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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GregoryHotel, Front Office Manager at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you very much for staying at the Beacon Hotel for your recent visit to Washington, DC. We would like to express our genuine appreciation to you for taking the time to provide us your constructive feedback. Management will take your suggestions into consideration to help improve our guest stay and make it a more enjoyable one. Looking forward to your next visit to our Washington DC
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Address: 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Formerly The Governor's House Hotel)
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Logan Circle/ Shaw
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters 3.5*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beacon Hotel creates the perfect setting where guests can "Work, Relax and Play" in a setting that is contemporary, welcoming and elegant. Accommodations include spacious deluxe rooms and our popular "Corporate Quarter Suites" inspired by New York Style studio living, featuring pantries, dining and living areas that complement the lifestyles of our guests with the luxury of spacious accommodations. Ideal settings whether you are traveling with family, an urban explorer or on a romantic escape. Enjoy the benefits of an extraordinary location, The Smithsonian Museums and Monuments are an easy walk or short metro ride, four blocks from The White House, off "Embassy Row" famous for stunning residences, yet equally convenient to the centers of business of "K Street" and Connecticut Ave. The Beacon Bar & Grill presents excellent dining and entertainment options: alfresco dining in season, an elegant dining room, light fare and creative cocktails are featured in season in our Sky-Bar rooftop lounge; choices that will complement your mood and experience. Featuring creative American cuisine drawing inspiration from comfort foods and international cuisine and seasonal offerings. Our Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch, have been voted amongst the "Top Five" Champagne Brunches in the city for over five years running. ... more   less 
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