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“Clean, friendly hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn National Harbor Washington
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   192 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in National Harbor
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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377 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Clean, friendly hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Our second time here in National Harbor and in the residence inn. The hotel is clean, well located, reasonably priced. Decent free breakfast. Biggest attribute is the warm, friendly staff. We'd definitely stay again--in a one bedroom suite for considerably less than a room at the Gaylord across the street & much less expensive parking rates. Very pleased!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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lilskjbaby
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed here the weekend after Valentine's day as a weekend get away. The hotel was pretty crowded bc there was a big convention across the street at the Gaylord. The front desk originally said their parking lot was full, but after going to the room that faced the parking lot we saw that there were plenty of spaces on the roof. The rooms are very comfy as well as large. The tv can swivel, so we got some takeout from a restaurant (to avoid a long wait) and turned the tv so we could watch the all star game while eating. A very nice option. The front desk did give good directions to go to the museums in dc. She helpfully told us that driving was much easier than going to a subway which was our plan. No complaints aside from the intial misinformation from the front desk about parking. And in order to avoid paying each time for parking, we had to buzz the assistant and say our room number to get out. Which I think is more on the parking garage than the hotel, but still a hassle. They do have a free breakfast which I normally love. I've stayed here before and it usually runs smoothly, but bc of the convention guests we had to wait about 5minutes for every item bc they kept running out. Would gladly stay again but will check to make sure their isn't a huge convention those same days.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Great little hotel across just opposite the Gaylord, right next to restaurant district so the location is really good. Clean, comfortable suites and service was fine. Great alternative to Gaylord if you detest walking a mile to your room from the lobby.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Brunswick, Maryland
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had to find an alternative to the Hampton so spent night 2 of time at National Harbor here. Chose because they did not charge the per person resort fee like the Gaylord. Great location, outstanding staff. Rooms had only partial view of any water (mostly just buildings) so don't pay the extra like me for an end room, not really worth it. Clean and restful sleep. Overall a great time!

Room Tip: If you do book a suite on the water side go 5th floor or higher. 4th floor and below blocked by buil...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Maryland
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed at the Residence Inn National Harbor in February for a convention. It was wonderful. We had a one king bed room that was large and well laid out. Even the sofa bed was really comfortable (which was a nice surprise because many times they aren't). The wonderful staff was able to check us in early and made sure that we had extra bedding and even gave us an extra comforter to make the sofa bed even more comfy. Having the refrigerator for leftovers and snacks was very handy.

The breakfast was a hot breakfast (eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, etc.) and it was a nice surprise and delicious. Perfect way to start the day!

This is a wonderful property and I will definitely stay there again when I am in National Harbor.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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College Park, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel. We checked-in for a "staycation" and it was such a awesome experience.The staff was very nice and the room was very spacious. We eally had a good time and we are looking forward to booking more "staycations"at this property.

  • Stayed January 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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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Althought the overall stay at this property was excellent including the room, which as is the case with every Residence Inn is a mini suite configuration, and the included hot breakfast buffet, we chose the hotel based on the presence of a hot tub at the facility. However, after we checked in and visited the hot tub/pool area we were informed the hot tub was malfunctioning and was not available for use. We understand this is an unforeseen problem but it did put a damper on an otherwise pleasant stay. I've had recent back surgery and use hot tubs as part of my continuing recovery therapy, so needless to say I did miss, although just one day of it, a day of therapy. Outside of that issue, the hotel itself is clean, comfortable and quiet. It's also a good opportunity to try out a memory foam mattress for those of us who might be in the market for a new mattress at some point. Probably the best part of the stay is the hot breakfast buffet. It was by far the tastiest, hottest, freshest meal we had anywhere at National Harbor, and we didn't even have to pay extra for it. But finally, as is the case with every business at National Harbor, it is quite obvious that they are being "subsidized" by the National Harbor community management orgainization, and ultimately the government, to assure the area's survival. The end result is that service is just ok as they know that it frankly doesn't matter whether or not good service is provided because the money will still keep coming in regardless.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the Gaylord and you'll have a view of the river as well.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Inn National Harbor Washington

Address: 192 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745
Location: United States > Maryland > National Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in National Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn National Harbor Washington 3*
Number of rooms: 162
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