We stayed at the District Hotel for the weekend of the Presidential Inauguration. The hotel is obviously an older building that has been renovated. It is a narrow, four story building crammed between other similar buildings. The hallways are somewhat narrow and the rooms are plain, but they were warm and clean. The front desk staff was polite and helpful.
The continental breakfast was simple but O.K. (coffee, danishes, cereals, etc.)
The most obvious drawback was very limited on-site parking. There are only about four parking spots in a narrow alley behind the hotel. I was lucky enough to get a spot. I never moved my vehicle during my stay, we used public transportation. The hotel charged me $30.00 per day to park there. (reasonable in Washington). There are public parking ramps nearby, The advantages to staying here are that it is within walking distance to the White House area (about 8 blocks - a 12 minute walk), and a very reasonable price. The elevator is small, but worked fine. There is a night club next door. I overheard a customer saying that he could hear music from the nightclub from his room. I was on the other side of the building and didn't hear a thing. The hotel did not appear to be handicap accessible.
The nearest subway station is MacPherson Square, about a 10 minute walk.
If you've never been to Washington don't be deceived by distances involved. The Capitol and Lincoln Memorial look nearby on the map, but it is quite a walk. This hotel is closest to the White House and Washington Memorial.
All said, I was very pleased with the price, the room, the staff, the location, etc.
I will stay there again.
There is a neat coffee shop on the corner (about 200 feet away). There are nice restaurants, grocery stores, bars, etc. within two blocks.
If you want a fancy hotel with all kinds of services, this place isn't for you.
If you want a clean, reasonably priced room near the monuments and museums you should like this place.
Mike Niethe - January 2013
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