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Reviewed February 10, 2006

While the location of this older property is as good as ever, the same cannot be said about the accomodations. Since Loews deflagged this hotel, it has been ignored and left to decay. Rooms have very dated, and often mismatched, fixtures like tiny B&W TV sets in the bathroom and 19 inch models in the armoires, most likely stolen from...

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed February 10, 2006

This was my first visit to the DC area. The price of the hotel was what attracted me since I am on a budget. The nightly rate was approx $78.00 dollars. Skeptical at first but went ahead and booked since I was told the hotel was in a decent area. Location was great. It is within walking distance of the...

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Whispering Pines, NC
Reviewed February 9, 2006

Booked the L'Enfant thru Priceline. Great deal. Hotel staff was very courteous, allowed check-in before 1 pm. Had requested a room with two doubles, room had a king. Immediately corrected with a room with two doubles on 12th floor, incredible view of river. Forgot toothbrush, called and one was delivered within a few minutes. Room was very nice, looked and...

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Burlington, CO
Reviewed January 24, 2006

My boyfriend surprised me with tickets to see the closing night performance of "Les Miserables" at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. the weekend of January 20-22, 2006. We thought the hotel was just lovely, but the front desk staff is the WORST either one of us has ever encountered! IF you could get someone at the front desk to...

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Virginia
Reviewed January 19, 2006

This hotel is way overpriced for what it offers. The rooms are reasonably nice and the staff is very nice. The pillows are awful!!!! There is a metro stop located in a mall beneath the hotel. It's great during the day when it's crowded and plenty of restaurants to eat at - during the evening it's a different story. Most...

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Newark, Delaware
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2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2006

My husband and I were celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary and decided to book a room at the L'enfant plaza hotel thru ---- On Dec 31, 2005(New years Eve). The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable but had no view. The staff acted in a professional manner and although it costs us $25.00(which we were not told...

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Morrisville, NC
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Reviewed January 6, 2006

On 30 December we booked a room at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel through Hotels.com [via their toll free number] for New Year's Eve. They have it listed as three and a half star hotel. We booked a smoking room with a king bed. When we arrived at the hotel on 31 December we found the parking garage to be quite...

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Winter Haven, Florida
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Reviewed January 1, 2006

We were very pleased with our accomodations at this hotel. The rooms were very neat and clean and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Having the metro beneath the hotel was a big plus. We only wished that the shops on the promenade were open after 5pm. Having McDonalds there was great for breakfast,especially since the hotel restaraunt had...

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washington d.c.
Reviewed December 31, 2005

If you prefer clean rooms, working toilets and televisions, and a staff that doesn't act like dorm managers in the Soviet Bloc, do not stay at the L'enfant Plaza Hotel. My husband and I booked a premium king room for New Year's Eve. We planned to order a room service dinner, maybe watch a movie, relax, and watch the fireworks...

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easton maryland
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5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2005

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters just spent a wonderful weekend at the L'Enfant plaza Hotel in Washington. It was a wonderful weekend getaway. This was a perfect time to see Washington. The hotel was very lovely and the staff was very polite. The location was so close to the Smitsonian and the Capitol. The subway was...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Additional Information about L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

Address: 480 Lenfant Plz SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2253
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: $190 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — L'Enfant Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 370
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Job 1: Get the refrigerator! ... and the rooms that have balconies facing the Capital Mall are nice and chances are you'll be in the upper floors where the view is pretty interesting as the skyline is peppered with the taller spires of all those magnificent DC structures and monuments. I posted a few pics.”
  • Library of Congress from balcony, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
  • Washington Monument from our balcony, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
 of 5 bubbles thomassU1832KZ, Mar 9, 2014 | Read review
“"Superior view" is not superior, but it is better than facing the front.”
 of 5 bubbles LM4u, Jan 20, 2014 | Read review
“Try a river-facing room rather than a plaza-facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles beerdrinker2005, Nov 30, 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room with a view of the Potomac river.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarade201, Nov 15, 2013 | Read review
“Our room face "out" . We could see from the WA monument to the Capital.”
 of 5 bubbles PeteLewiston_ME, Nov 8, 2013 | Read review
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