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Loews Madison Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1177 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Ranked #51 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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Morristown, NJ
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19 hotel reviews
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“Very Nice Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My company has a new preferred list of properties and The Madison was my recent choice for a business trip to DC. The location is very convenient to the city and the accommodations excellent. The rooms were VERY QUIET, which is important to me. They were also a nice size, the bathrooms were a little small but so it goes for hotels in a large city other than ultra luxury places. The amenities were very nice. The Loew's staff runs this place like hotels I have experienced in Europe, a very nice, welcoming experience indeed. I look forward to staying at The Madison again when I travel to our nations capital.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Madison is a classic downtown DC hotel across from the Washington Post and down the block from the White House. Recently renovated, the rooms are nicely furnished and freshly designed. The hotel offers free papers in the lobby. I happened to stay there the last night of the old ownership and the first day and night of the Loews Hotels tskeover. Loews didn't plan the handover well. The computer system went down in the transition from the old one which meant all hotel Internet and the reservations plus front office data were not available. No WiFi for 20 hours. Upon checkout the system wanted to charge me for the rooms which were prepaid by my travel agency. The hotel had no redundancy so now they have to find the paper reservation in their sea of mess in the office. Other than apologies nothing was resolved as I left to catch a flight. Hotel amenities are fine. Staff are accommodating. But the operations people who may ultimately resolved their major teething pains need to be better trained and give me confidence that they know what they are doing on the corporate and hotel level.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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West Shokan, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Got a great deal with the pre-pay option during a weekend stay. The hotel is chic and stylish...the staff members are extremely friendly and service oriented...the downtown location was just perfect for my needs...and just steps away from The White House for those of you wanting to see the sites! Highly recommend for anyone visiting the city or for locals needing a weekend getaway from the everyday.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMMadison, Hotel Manager at Loews Madison Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your review, Amanda! Providing excellent service is our highest priority and we're thrilled that you found our staff to be attentive. We're also very happy that you were able to explore downtown Washington, D.C. and visit the White House - that is always a fun and unique experience! We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back to Loews Madison Hotel soon.
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Valletta, Malta, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the location and the facilities available, but most importantly we found that the service was excellent. We were very well looked after by all the staff we came in contact with and they were charming with it. Nothing was too much trouble and we look forward to returning. Kaeuthan in Concierge, Mariella in Reception and Innocent Chesang made sure we were very comfortable at the hotel and missed nothing of the sights also. Would recommend this hotel any time.

Room Tip: We had a corner suite which was large and had plenty of natural light
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Madison Hotel is wonderful. There are other wonderful hotels, But there is no equal to the personal service given by every member of the staff to make you feel like a million bucks! What a breath of fresh air fpor the weary business traveler.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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GMMadison, Hotel Manager at Loews Madison Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us during your recent business trip. We hope you had the chance to take advantage of our Business and Fitness centers which are designed to make your time on the road as seamless and comfortable as possible. We look forward to serving you upon your return to Washington, D.C.!
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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

But at 4 1/2 * it couldn't be all bad. Hotel will be called the Loews Madison next week, so everything was perfect. It went through a multi-million dollar renovation last year, so things now are just perfect.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This hotel is very well located and we really liked the service. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, being one of the best we've got in Washington DC. As everything are new I believe that it was renew recently.

Room Tip: I would recommend for business or tourist travel.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 1177 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#41 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#48 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loews Madison Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 356
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Become a part of history when you stay at Loews Madison Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Washington D.C., Our hotel has been honored to host distinguished guests including Elizabeth Taylor and John F. Kennedy. Our unmatched dedication to service has made us the first choice for political and social leaders, global travelers and families seeking the cultural legacy of our nation's capital. Only a short stroll from the White House, Embassy Row, and National Mall Monuments, Loews Madison Hotel is a refreshing destination for corporate stays, relaxing getaways and unforgettable gatherings. Appointed with sophisticated furnishings, our Washington, D.C. Luxury hotel features a collection of rooms and suites with amenities fit for a president. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Madison Hotel Washington Dc
Madison Washington Dc
Madison Hotel Washington Dc

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