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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect location. Everything else, crummy. It is the low cost leader for its downtown locale, practically walkable to everywhere, but you have to be impervious to Arctic temperature rooms during warm weather in rooms without individual temperature control, (they did promptly bring a space heater -- in August! -- but that didn't help much). Also, you can't be allergic to... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is within walking distance of the white house and some of the presidential monuments. Capitol Hill isn't far either. There is a metro stop close by to go a bit further e.g the train station or airports. The hotel itself doesn't appear the most modern from the outside, but it's a nice hotel. We had a room which... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has an excellent location: it is at walking distance from the White House and from all the other attractions of DC. Here ends the good part. The hotel is old: I read somewhere that it opened in 1914 and you really can tell it. The whole building is in desperate need of renovation and cleaning. Staff was not... More 

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Brockway, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a reasonably-priced (by D.C. standards) hotel that is close to everything. this is your place. If you want modern luxury and amenities, go somewhere else. That's the simplest way I can explain it. We stayed here for two nights when we were scheduled to tour the White House. It was about a 10-15 minute walk... More 

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How is this still called a hotel???? It is average hostel at best. Would not book it again, dated, dark room, not cleanest, very depressing looking with ages old carpet and air con. Location is superb and I guess that is why they still get tourists in, even though it it is not cheap.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely old (100 yrs) hotel. It has quirks and character and we love staying here. It is close to everything you could want to do in DC. Rooms are reasonable. Staff is friendly and helpful. Remember that this is an old hotel so bathrooms will be small. Original doors, hardware are part of the charm. Everything is... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book only if location is the most important thing for you. It looks like a film set of a Walter Mathau or Jack Lemon film, it's that dated, though it had excellent free WiFi. I would have liked this dated charm if it was clean and the beds were comfortable but it was dusty and had saggy roll together beds.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the least expensive hotel I found when searching the area. The location is walking distance to many of the places we wanted to visit. Yes, it is old but more importantly, it was clean. The beds were comfortable which was all we needed as we were out most of the day and evening. This hotel is so centrally... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of friend and I decided to stay in DC on a road trip and were pleasantly surprised by the Harrington. We got a great price for the Memorial Day weekend and you can't get a better spot, 3 blocks from the White House, 1 block from Fords Theater, and a block from one of the Smithsonian buildings. The... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is old and definitely needs remodeling but it will work if your plan is only to sleep there. They are pet friendly at no extra charge, the only condition is that you have to be in the Smoking Area which are not the best rooms of course but again, if you use it for sleep, they are okay.... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Harry's Restaurant
Harry's Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Harrington is located in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s world famous tourist district. Just 1/2 block from Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Capitol (10 Blocks) and the White House (5 blocks), you can easily walk to all the sights, such as Ford's Theatre is just 1 block, your first smithsonian is just 3 blocks from the hotel, the Verizon center is just 6 blocks, so park your car if you have one and just walk to all the sights. In addition, Metro Center, is just two blocks away which is the Red Line. We offer 242 guest rooms, including 26 deluxe family rooms, full service restaurant, fast food restaurant, friendly pub, local tours, and a nice gift shop. Amenities Free Wifi Free Internet Cafe w/computers in Harriett's Restaurant Free postcards at the front desk Private bathroom in every room Refrigerators are in most rooms. Just ask if you need one brought to your room Microwave for guests located in the Internet Cafe Ice Machines - Lobby level and floors 2 through 6 Soft Drinks - Lobby level and floors 1 through 6 Telephones - Direct Dial System. Local calls $0.25/each. Long Distance - see instructions in room Postage Stamps - Purchase from the front desk Televisions - Every room has a TV with free HBO! Laundromat - 2nd and 3rd floors Games for kids - just ask the front desk ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Harrington

Address: 436 11th St NW & E St, Washington DC, DC 20004-1301
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
Price Range: $118 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Harrington 3*
Number of rooms: 242
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