We stayed at the W in August on a Sunday evening after attending a memorial service and being from DC we decided to stay over to show my daughter the DC sights.
Parking is $45 per night - Being from DC I was comfortable with the area and confident that I could get street parking on a Sunday night so we parked on the street and my husband got up at 7am and fed the meter until we were ready to leave. The hotel staff were all very friendly, rooms were small but it is an old hotel so that is to be expected. The design of the room was very smart to accomadate the size. The shower was really cool, beds comfy and our room quiet.
We couldn't go up to the rooftoop lounge because our daughter was with us so we didn't check it out in the evening but there was a line of people to get up there. The next day we went up just to check out the sites and the views were really nice and the set up was really nice up there. I think that you could have lunch up there as well.
The only challenge we had was that the hotel isn't really kid friendly - there were no snack or soda machines in the hotel. So when my 6 year old decided at 10pm she was hungry we walked to a local restaurant to get her something to eat and drink. There were snacks and a mini bar in the room but the prices were ridiculous. I guess I should have expected all of that but wanted to experience the W since I had never stayed in one before.
Don't get me wrong, the hotel was great and my daughter was comfortable and loved it- just not necessarily a place for people with kids or someone who doesn't have money to throw around. I would totally recommend this hotel to anyone that wasn't traveling with young children. I think we are more Sheraton/Westin people.
This hotel would be great for a couples weekend, girls weekend, business etc.
- 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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