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“Best location while in Downtown.”
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W Washington DC
Ranked #57 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
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“Best location while in Downtown.”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful hotel, rooms not that small, as others travelers had mentioned. Walking distance from all mayors attractions. Hop on Hop bus Stop at the corner of the Hotel, two metro stations near, Metro Station &White House. Ours rooms 612 & 614 were very quiet and had a view to the hotel entrance. I recommend the APPs Open Table for pin pointing nearest restaurants and always make reservations, very busy restaurants. Jaleo Restaurant is the best food!

Why I did not give 5 Stars: 1. Drapes and curtains are in need for Dry Cleaning Rush, too much dust!
2. In need of a restaurant and an outside Cafe. Both are not in service.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We are not the right customers for the W. We’re the kind of guests that likes quiet, not speakers blaring and bass thumping outside the hotel door—or our window, as was our case—at 11:00 P.M. We don’t need hairs in the bathtub upon checking in, nor to find a non-hotel pen on the floor after the room was supposedly vacuumed. We don’t need the dividing wall between the room and the bath to be frosted glass, thus when your partner goes to the bath at night, the light shines IN THE ROOM. We don’t need—or like—a sink IN the room.
However, we did like the location, early check-in received and the lovely view and good food at the POV terrace. And the secure elevator that only works with your room key. Enjoyed the Bliss bath products, bed and pillows.
The W “tries too hard to be hip” a reviewer said. I can’t agree more. We stayed at the W because we wanted to use our Starwoods points, but we are not the right customers for the W.

Room Tip: A high-floor room MAY avoid the blaring sidewalk speakers. Not room 312
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The location is phenomenal, bar scene fun to join. Staff is polite and helpful. But the rooms are poorly made, bathroom is very basic and not private. For what they charge the rooms should be much better. But if you're fine with having a basic room to crash right after late night drinks it's a good option.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

We recently stayed here on two occasions in the past two months. Once for our daughter's college graduation and once for a brief business trip. Both times this Hotel did the trick. When we stayed the first time we had both sets of grandparents and two sets of young adults . The older group was able to walk everywhere very easily and the younger group loved the nightclub settings in both the lobby and roof top. The staff was amazing to both groups. The hotel offers valet parking for a bargain of $50 a day with unlimited in and out so taking the car was very easy. The restaurant on the main level does a very nice breakfast and you can walk to restaurants at night. Right around the corner from the White House. Rooms are nicely appointed small but efficient as in all large city hotels. Try to get room looking out over 15th street . One negative point a hotel of this size and price should offer free wifi in the rooms .

Room Tip: Rooms facing 15th street or Front street are brighter and the higher the better
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Beverly Hills, CA
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Was in town for work and was lucky enough to stay here. I got a good rate. Had I not, it might have been a little ovepriced. The rooms are a little small but the location is great. The rooftop bar has amazing views of DC. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

The W Washington has a very modern and interesting design and a great ambience. What sets this apart from other W Hotels and other hotels in Washington is that the location is just amazing. After walking around the city you can relax on the rooftop bar POV, enjoy great drinks and gaze at some of the most significant landmarks in the country.
The staff is fantastic, this stay was a gift to the extended family and they went above and beyond to ensure the vacation was a memorable one.
Overall this is one of my favorite hotels anywhere.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Chicago
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the W for three nights, beginning on July 19, 2014. As others have stated, the location can't be beat, right next to the famous Willard Hotel and close to the White House, Washington Memorial, Metro Station, restaurants and more. Our room was small (queen size bed) and faced the courtyard and the windows have a painted design on them (in white) so it did feel a bit confining. Upon check-in I asked if there were any rooms facing the street (we got the hotel through Priceline) and the only rooms she could offer were below the nightclub and I knew I didn't want one of those rooms because of the noise. She did say something might open up on Sunday, but I never checked on that because I didn't feel like moving rooms for only a three-night stay. The upside of the room was that it was very very quiet. And yes, the bathroom situation is a bit weird with the sink and vanity out in the open instead of in a separate room but I knew what to expect from other reviews. The coffee served in the lobby was really good and also little breakfast bars (kind of like granola bars but better) were put out daily. All in all, we were very pleased with the W Hotel and the friendly staff--if you want a good location for sightseeing, this is the place to be. Also the lobby has retained some of the grandeur of the former Washington Hotel and I liked that.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: W Washington DC
Address: 515 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1006
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#45 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#65 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#67 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — W Washington DC 4*
Number of rooms: 317
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to W Washington DC, a hotel beyond expectations. Next to the White House, the most powerful suits - pinstripes and black lace-rendezvous at W Washington DC, where Italian Renaissance meets modern cool. With commanding rooftop views of major landmarks, W-Gate is all about stately indulgence. ... more   less 
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