I was excited to find a hotel fairly close to a metro stop so that my daughter and I could visit some sights in Washington, DC. When we arrived, the staff was very gracious. My room was not in the main building but was in the adjacent building from the registration desk. While there was a covered walkway, it did not extend to the entire space needed to access my room. There was no means of getting to the room, without getting wet, if it was raining. It rained on our third day in town. We got wet trying to get to the registration desk and taxi. We were headed to our visit at the U.S. Capitol. I arrived wet. Not my best look.
The biggest draw back however, was not the uncovered walkway. It was the bathroom. Our bathroom needed much work. The tiled floor constantly looked dirty. The tiles on the wall in the shower are stained and dirty. The white between the tiles looks dirty. The shower curtain bar appeared to be ready to fall any day. The vent (fan) in our bathroom did not work at all. Thus, the overall needs of the bathroom were many.
As a business practice, hotels should provide two (2) bath mats whenever there are more than two people scheduled to stay in the room. Four people cannot dry their feet after stepping out of the shower onto the same mat. Thus, I constantly had to ask for additional bath mats. This is particularly bothersome in cold weather environments and where you have glass tile on the floors. During our stay, the temperatures dropped sometimes to 26 degrees and we had glass tiled floors in the bathroom.
Furthermore, the non-stick mats inside the bath tub needed to be changed. It visibly looked dirty. One can hardly feel clean after using a dingy surface for bathing. The non-stick surface appears to be a preventive measure. In this instance, it prevented us from feeling like the tub had been cleaned by the housekeeping staff.
The refrigerator was clean and so was the microwave. To my surprise, there was no closet, only an area near the sink to hang clothes. There were two sinks - on inside the area with the tub and toilet; one outside that bathroom. The lighting was adequate and smartly laid out. The lamp between the beds had two (2) bulbs, each one operated by a different switch so that the individuals in each bed could determine how much lighting they wanted.
My other tidbit of information is important for anyone who cannot (or does not want) to use stairs. I was told that all rooms with two (2) queen size beds were in the adjacent building. Not one was inside the main building which allowed elevator access. Thus, it is quite taxing to lug up several filled suitcases to the rooms which had the two queen beds. Fortunately, we were on the second floor. Unfortunately, we had four filled suitcases.
I felt safe in the area of the hotel. The metro stop was about a 7-10 minute walk away. The front desk staff had directions to some of the sights tourists would want to visit. We appreciate the staff for their courtesy, promptness, and complete desire to assist us.
Rooms with two queen size beds do not have elevator access. If you want or need to use the elevator...
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