We recently spent 2 nights at the Comfort Inn Georgia Ave because we wanted to attend a concert at the Fillmore in Silver Spring and perhaps wander around DC a bit. The staff was all very friendly and hospitable and for the price paid compared to the prices asked by other hotels in the area the hotel is a good value. We plan to stay there again in the future, and hopefully by the time we return the renovations and upgrades will be finished. Our room was small, it had enough space for the 2 beds, a nightstand, a desk with chair, a tv stand/armoire with a nice new flat screen tv, the small fridge with the microwave and coffee maker, the luggage rack and 1 "comfy chair" with ottoman. I wish it had been a tiny bit bigger and had room for a table with 2 chairs but I've certainly stayed in smaller hotel rooms in my life. I think partly its an adjustment to urban space, to get used to the smaller closet, smaller bathroom etc.
When we stayed there they were in the middle of upgrading the furniture in the rooms and there were signs posted for travelers warning them that unassembled furniture might be stashed in the rooms waiting for the workers to install, specifically headboards and mirrors. True to their word we had both leaning up against the wall in various spots in the room which might have been a bit unsightly and not very "luxury" hotel feeling, but didn't actually impact our stay at all except for the visual. It made sense though, they had nowhere to put everything once it was delivered so each room's new furniture was basically put in the room until the crews got to that room to remove the old and install the new. Beyond that the rooms needed new wallpaper, you could see a few patches etc, and I think we had one tiny spot of carpet that needed a patch but all I really cared was the carpet was clean, and it was. The wifi and fridge worked well, the fridge almost too well since I ended up with a coke zero slushy and an iced coffee slushy during our stay. Honestly, I didn't mind that at all, better icy drinks then warm food if you have to pick.
The beds had been upgraded with decent matresses, decent linens and the new style of duvet where they put the sheets on both sides of it vs the old style of bedspread or blankets that rarely got washed. All of the linens were spotless, and my only quibble is despite the fact there were 4 pillow per bed they were small pillows. I'd have much preferred 2-3 larger ones. Because I have some neck/back issues I always pack my own pillow when we vacation and this time I forgot, so there was a bit of arranging trying to get stuff just right with the smaller pillows. If they'd been full sized I think I'd have been fine.
Bathroom was tiny, but like everything else clean and had a reasonable stash of toiletries in it. Plenty of towels and all that stuff. The counter around our sink was cracked and had been repaired, which might have bothered me except I could tell from the furniture that our room was about to be redone and that issue would be addressed then. It didn't affect our stay any, and was fully functional just a pinch unsightly. We did inquire about it when we checked out, if only to make sure it wasn't blamed on us and they apologized and said it was on the upgrade/renovation list and they chided us a bit that if we'd mentioned it when we arrived they'd have been happy to move us. I suspect that the check-in staff didn't know what room that sink was in, even though it was on the list of repairs -particularly since it was a cosmetic vs functional problem. We told them honestly it was so late when we checked in that we'd seen it, had a 1 minute conversation between ourselves about it, decided we didn't care and it wasn't worth the effort to get a room change. If we'd been paying $150+ a night I'd have asked for a different room, but at nearly midnight, for only 2 nights, and with us needing a smoking room and everything in the room being clean and usable (and the hotel rather booked) I didn't mind. Especially since we were paying in the $70's.
I'm confident by the time we get back there for another weekend that if we were to book the same room the counter would be replaced and everything would be new and shiny. I just hope the price won't have gone up a lot when they're done. Its already a good value and when the renovations are finished it will be a great value. If you stay there in the near future you can always ask specifically for a room where the renovations are complete, they seemed to be working hard at them so it shouldn't take long until its no longer an issue.
Breakfast area is small, we didn't get a chance to partake of it, but it looked like they had an ok assortment of items for that price point and we didn't hear any other hotel guests complain about it. The neighborhood is a bit gritty, but that's the city for you. There is a security guard in the hotel lobby all night, and you have to get buzzed in the entrance. Parking is tight and costs $10 a day but we never had a problem getting a space. The hotel is built so basically only the lobby is on the ground floor, surrounded by parking with the rest of the hotel built above it. We felt safe walking to/from our cars at all hours but I'd definitely keep my car locked and wouldn't leave stuff visible in the car. We stashed the gps, but left the faceplate on the stereo if that gives you any indication as to how we felt about the neighborhood. There's a 7-11 within sight of the hotel, I'd walk there alone during the day but only with other people at night. If you're more used to urban life then I am it probably wouldn't bother you, but without knowing the neighborhood better my personal choice would be to err on the side of intelligent caution.
To sum it up, we plan to stay there again. Its a really good value for the price with some caveats. Anybody who's used to budget hotels will be quite satisfied, if you're a Ritz & Carlton type, then it might not suit you.
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