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The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection

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#112 of 148 hotels in Washington DC
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.1
Value
3.7
Dating from 1925, this sophisticated hotel off Route 26 is 11 minutes from the White House and 2 miles from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Mall. Understated rooms with traditional furnishings offer flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (free in public spaces), and marble bathrooms. Suites add separate living rooms, and plush upgraded suites provide dining rooms and conference areas. There's an elegant restaurant with a bar, a grand lobby lounge, a gym, over 42,000 sq ft of event space, and a lavish ballroom.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Aerobics offsite
Bowling offsite
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Paid public parking nearby
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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While the Mayflower Hotel boasts a coveted location that guests love for its convenience to dining and attractions, the experience inside the hotel receives mixed reviews. Travelers often find the rooms outdated and encounter issues with cleanliness and noise, and some are disappointed by unexpected fees and billing problems. The hotel's atmosphere and amenities elicit mixed reactions, with praise for the traditional decor and certain room features, but criticism for quality and service. Despite these concerns, many guests appreciate the friendly staff and the overall cleanliness of the hotel.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Traditional
Rooms
Dated
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Limited
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JCW703 wrote a review Apr 12
Jerusalem District, Israel2848 contributions480 helpful votes
For such as storied institution, the Mayflower comes up short in too many ways. The room was fine, with a wonderful view of rooftop machinery. The desk chair sat far too low to be functional. The water pressure too light to clean and the AC constantly struggling. Shadows of previous glory- the lobby and ballrooms, mentions of an executive lounge (now non-existent). Overpriced laundry services, parking (use Spothero) and lack of amenities means I won’t stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear JCW703, I appreciate you taking the time to post about your recent visit to our hotel and apologize that your experience did not meet your expectations. I will be sure to share your comments with our housekeeping and engineering teams so that they can look further into the issues you've outlined and should you like to discuss your stay in further detail, I can be reached at the contact information below. Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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ni2009 wrote a review May 2023
Moira, United Kingdom129 contributions62 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Excellent base for our 5 day stay, really convenient to all the sights in Washington Dc. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms spacious, beautiful and spotlessly clean. Fresh towels and room service every day . We are on last night in Edgar's lovely menu and food excellent. Really recommend this hotel 5 Star service
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Plenty of cafes around for breakfast or lunch
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Responded May 19, 2023
Dear ni2009, 5 star service; thank you! Your kind words regarding your recent visit are truly appreciated and I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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Marcia O wrote a review Apr 6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3 contributions
One of the worst hotel experiences I've ever had and definitely not worth the money. Did not observe my Bonvoy status which would have automatically provided an upgrade. When I happened to ask if there was an upgraded room available, the answer was yes. So why didn't this happen automatically as it should have? Front of the house staff was not courteous or welcoming, rooms were in "meh" condition, and when they completely bungled what should have been a simple transaction, the first line employees did not seem to care in the least. Noting that I escalated to managerial level and they *were* helpful. But why did I have to demand that? Why wasn't it offered when the first line clearly were out of their depth and unable to provide assistance to fix their error? All around disappointing experience. Would never stay there again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Dear 14marciao, I appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit and sincerely apologize for the inconsistences that you experienced during your stay with regards to the level of service initially received. I will be sure to share your comments with our team as we continually seek ways to improve our guest experience and should you like to discuss your comments in further detail, i can be reached at the contact information below. Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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Happygolucky195 wrote a review Apr 4
Boston, Massachusetts59 contributions39 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay at the Autograph Hotel. It is an old beauty, historic but also spacious, which we didn't expect from an older inner city hotel. The room was clean, the beds comfortable, and the fitness room really good for a hotel. The manager was able to get us a rollaway for our child after finding a slightly bigger room for us, which was much appreciated. All the staff were friendly and helpful. It was close to attractions, and easy to hail a taxi or get an uber. It may have also been near a metro stop. Not sure. We were there for a tournament at the convention center, which cost us about $10 to uber to. One of the kids and her mom walked there, and it took them 15 minutes.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Happygolucky195, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to our hotel. I was pleased to read that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful and that our location was convenient for your needs while in Washington, DC and look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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FLB wrote a review Apr 3
Claremont, California514 contributions187 helpful votes
We chose this hotel because we felt it was a good location for the places we planned on visiting during our stay. It is not the type of hotel we usually like to stay in but it worked out. Our room was a standard size with nothing special about it. Our bed was comfortable and the bathroom was sufficient, We had a few issues with our room: connecting to the TV to streaming needed to be fixed by staff, the tub/shower did not drain well and there was a broken window shade. We made requests for the repairs and the maintenance man tried to fix the tub but it still did not drain well. They never fixed the window shade. The room had fairly worn out furniture and the bath towels were not very soft. The staff were very nice to deal with.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is Valet only is cost us $66 per night.
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Dear FLB, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your recent visit to our hotel. I appreciate your comments regarding some of the inconsistencies you experienced in your guest room and will be sure to pass along this information to our engineering and housekeeping teams. I hope to welcome you again in the future! Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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familygalChicagoIL wrote a review Mar 2024
Northbrook, Illinois308 contributions221 helpful votes
This is the 4th DC hotel I’ve visited in the last several years. The renovations are great, rooms very good sized, and location was just right for a variety of activities including metro train and bus transportation. The towels definitely need replacement, ratty and thin for such a nice hotel. We’ve had dinner on our arrival night and 2 breakfasts (elite benefit) all at Edgar’s — no complaints! Nice variety and good service. I will definitely consider staying here again!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No club longe but other nice amenities.
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Dear familygalChicagoIL, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit to our hotel. Your feedback is appreciate and I will be sure to share your comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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FloridaGiraffina wrote a review Mar 2024
Pompano Beach, Florida31 contributions31 helpful votes
Hard to understand how this can be classified as a luxury property. Room was old, tired, dark, depressing. The Motel6-style air conditioning unit had to be turned off at night in order to sleep. And just for the record, hanging a curtain on a wall doesn’t make it a window. Very disappointing experience.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Hotel is being renovated. It appears only the 7th floor is complete and Marriott Vacation members...
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Dear FloridaGiraffina, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit. I apologize for the inconsistencies that you experienced with regards to your accommodations; should you like to discuss your comments in further detail, I can be reached at the contact information below. Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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AmericanKot wrote a review Mar 2024
Fort Worth, Texas236 contributions82 helpful votes
We have stayed here several times. Unless you need two bathrooms, opt for the regular suite. The two bathroom, junior suite is small and poorly furnished (no sofa or tables). The one bedroom, standard room is very small. Great location. Close to Metro and many restaurants. Consider the nearby Marivanna for upscale Ukrainian and The Pines for family Italian. Elegant but busy lobby. Tea, coffee, pastries were provided on the 7th floor for Vacation Club guests.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear AmericanKot, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stays with Marriott Vacation Club. While I was pleased to read that you found our location to be convenient for dining, I do apologize for any room inconsistencies that you experienced. I do hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Kevin Murphy Room Operations Manager kevin.murphy@marriott.com
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Steve K wrote a review Mar 2024
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I would like to give a shout-out and big thank you to Sam A'Degoye, the Rooms Operations Manager at the Mayflower. I checked in today at a very busy time. Got into my room and had an issue - Sam immediately found a more suitable room and personally met me at the room door with the new key. This is the kind of service that you remember and stands out.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear stevekG7618DL, Wow, thank you for taking the time to recognize a member of our team. Your kind words regarding your interaction with Sam are truly appreciated and I will be sure to share your comments with both him and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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mer7807 wrote a review Mar 2024
New Jersey22 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a great time in DC! The Mayflower was really pretty. Everyone was nice and helpful at the hotel. Our room was big and updated. Since I have two teenager, we brought an air mattress for one teenager and it fit fine in the room. There was a refrigerator and I didn't realize there is a button inside the refrigerator to push to get the temperature cooler. Once I realized, it kept our soda cold. There was a giant closet and plenty of space in the bathroom to store items. We walked from the hotel to the MALL a few times day/night and felt completely safe. The Mayflower is about 4 blocks from the White House. The Smithsonian Museums are free so that was key! Visit GCDC for the best grilled cheese!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded Mar 3, 2024
Dear mer7807, I appreciate you taking the time to post about your recent visit to our hotel and was pleased to read that your accommodations were well appointed and that you and your family found our location to be central to your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Shelly DiMeglio General Manager shelly.dimeglio@marriott.com
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PRICE RANGE
$294 - $498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Downtown / Dupont Circle
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581
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include The Magic Duel (0.01 miles), The Good Liar Brian Curry (0.3 miles), and National Geographic Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pisco y Nazca, Quill, and Shake Shack Dupont Circle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (2.4 miles), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (2.8 miles), and Ford's Theatre (0.9 miles).
Does The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.