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1155 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
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#26 of 156 hotels in Washington DC
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
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Hotel Zena, a Viceroy Urban Retreat, is a moment maker. Its central location certainly defines it as such. Find it within walking distance to the Metro, Dupont and Logan circles, U Street, the Convention Center and the White House. Outside the door, on storied 14th Street, discover shops, galleries, bars, restaurants and concert venues. And just five blocks in the other direction, you can access CityCenterDC’s brand-new hub of high-end shops.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Game room
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Grade: 100 out of 100
105Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
21Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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David K wrote a review Dec 1
Hopkins, Belize9 contributions1 helpful vote
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Overall, this is a great hotel. The rooms were nicely appointed, spacious and well supplied. We loved all the funky art with a strong feminist bent. Take time to look at it. Our check-in person was extremely friendly, patient and accommodating. We did not eat dinner there as the menu is very limited and staff not welcoming, but the bar scene was lively. Breakfast the following morning tasted good, but service horribly slow. The hostess barely smiled and stood around. The only server never seemed to be around, although was nice. The table was too small to dine on for two. It was more of a cocktail table, which really shouldn’t be in the restaurant section. They could use a bit of attention in the restaurant and with customer service. However, we’d likely return with hopes these issues can be improved!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: This is close the a restaurant and dining area.
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Hello David, If you're looking for cozy, beautiful accommodations to relax in or to have some fun in a wonderful bar area, look no further than Hotel Zena. However, it appears we fell short in regard to service. You can bet that we will pass along your comment to ensure that each guest is receiving the warm hospitality that we are known for. Thank you for the review. We look forward to providing an even better experience the next time you are in town. Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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Lisi Mendoza wrote a review Apr 2022
Cape Coral, Florida146 contributions15 helpful votes
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We had an amazing experience in this modern and authentic hotel. We loved the décor, full of art and powerful, moving messages about women's rights and civil rights. The rooftop bar and pool area was a bonus and a nice surprise, with beautiful views of the city, authentic drinks, and great music. Our room was extremely clean and comfortable, also with beautiful views of the city. Everything was just perfect! Kudos to the staff for the amazing service 👏
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat
Responded Apr 25, 2022
Wow! This is just a great review! We don't know where to start! Thank you for all the compliments! With all the hard work we put in, it's comments like these that make it all worth it. Thank you so much, and we can't wait to see you again at Hotel Zena! Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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mnixon70 wrote a review Nov 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed for 5 nights at Zena. The location was excellent close to metro stops for multiple lines. Staff were very friendly and the room was very comfortable with modern technology built in! Modern decor and theming, great lobby with downstairs bar perfect for a relaxed evening. Overall a great place to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Hello, Modern accommodations, a fantastic location, and a relaxing atmosphere are all aspects of staying with us at Hotel Zena that our guests can rely on, and we are thrilled to see that you appreciated them as well! Thank you for your glowing review, and we would be honored to welcome you back again anytime! Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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gordondtara wrote a review Nov 2022
Greentop, Missouri1 contribution
I would encourage anyone staying in the business district of Washington D.C. to stay at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat! During my stay I was surround my individuals who were kind and welcoming. The atmosphere encouraged everyone to be who they are and this was demonstrated by the staff. Art is displayed throughout the entire hotel and is worth staying in it’s self.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Hello, Thank you for recommending Hotel Zena. We're thrilled you appreciated the artwork we have displayed at our property, which has been curated from a mixture of local and international artists. On behalf of our team, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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gellisonphd wrote a review Nov 2022
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Our family stayed at both the Viceroy and Hotel Zena for holiday vacation. We particularly appreciated the connecting family room deal at Zena. The decor is stunning and the service impeccable. Million, on the valet team, is one of the kindest souls I’ve encountered in my life. I will definitely return to Hotel Zena and I am a believer in the Viceroy properties.
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Responded 6 days ago
Hello, Thank you for the outstanding review of your recent stay at Hotel Zena. We're glad you and your family had a wonderful visit with us over the holiday and that you enjoyed our lovely property, unique rooms offering soothing spaces with artful touches, and exceptional service. You can be sure your kind words will be shared with Million. It's the best compliment knowing you'll visit us again in Washington, D. C. Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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Joxanne A wrote a review Nov 2022
Hotel Zena is a beautiful modern take on female empowerment with female leadership. The bar serves wonderful drinks and it's a nice space to lounge during your stay. The staff is wonderful from the valets to front desk staff like Beryl, Joachim, Colvin, Makia, and Hassan. Staff is so helpful and greets you with a welcoming warm smile. I recommend to all my friends to stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Joxannea, Thank you for your delightful review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoy and appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of Hotel Zena. Our staff is the best in the business and will also appreciate all of your kind compliments and wonderful recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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advisorforlife457 wrote a review Nov 2022
4 contributions5 helpful votes
In travel quite a bit. This hotel is one of the best I’ve stayed in. The ambiance was perfect. My suite with a view of Logan Circle was phenomenal. It was very clean and the electronics and personal touches were so nice. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was spacious. The front desk was friendly and accommodating. The doormen were very polite and helpful. I had a makeup artist that weekend and they were very helpful in ensuring she had assistance with her things and made it up to my room. Overall, I will return when I am in DC again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Our goal is to impress everyone who stays at Hotel Zena, so we're happy to hear we succeeded with you! It's great to know that our spacious, comfortable rooms, beautiful views, and friendly staff helped make your visit memorable. The next time you're in tow, we'd be proud to host you again. Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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tiffanyng0829 wrote a review Nov 2022
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The hotel was super clean and staff was super friendly/accommodating. This place has great amenities for both leisure and work. It is located in a central place, walking distance to landmark attractions and great restaurants. I would not recommend driving a car just because of the convenience of the location but if you do, parking is an additional cost/hassle to consider!
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Tiffany, It's always a pleasure hearing from our guests. We're glad our clean, convenient accommodations and friendly staff impressed you. If your adventures bring you back to the area, please come stay at Hotel Zena again! Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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Dianne T wrote a review Nov 2022
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This property is in a perfect location. Loved the modern, creative feel. Staff was helpful, friendly, competent. Enjoyed cocktails at the bar. Very clean. I look forward to my next visit. Thank you!!!
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello Dianne, A stellar location, unique decor, attentive service, and spotless accommodations are all aspects of staying with us at Hotel Zena that our guests can rely on, and we are happy to see that you appreciated them as well! It was a delight hosting you, and we would be honored to welcome you back again anytime! Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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Whitney W wrote a review Nov 2022
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This morning we had brunch at Fig and Leaf and truly enjoyed it. Alvin, our waiter, was INCREDIBLE—very attentive and had great recommendations. The food was great, the mimosa bar was cute, and we had a great time!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello, We're so delighted to know that our tasty food and attentive service left a positive impression on you at Figleaf Bar and Lounge, located at Hotel Zena! We can't wait to have the chance to host you again, and we hope you'll keep us in mind for all your future lodging needs. Sincerely, Sherry Abedi General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$204 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
donovan hotel a thompson, donovan house washington dc
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Donovan Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Downtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
191
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Nearby attractions include The Good Liar Brian Curry (0.3 miles), Planet Word (0.2 miles), and Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quill, Tortino Restaurant, and Siroc Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Zena, A Viceroy Urban Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.