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“Exceeded expectations” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Ranked #103 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

I use and like Marriott, so generally expected it would be pleasant and business-like, but I also expected it to be generic and it was much better than that. A superior Marriott property (decor, services) in excellent Adams-Morgan location. Very nice bar/lounge area, and you can walk to restaurants or the Metro in 5 minutes.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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WardmanPark, General Manager at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear jeffOnTheRoad2010,

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a wonderful review of Marriott Wardman Park. I am thrilled that our property and services exceeded your expectations. We pride ourselves on the convenience of both the restaurants and metro stop minutes outside of our door. We look forward to having you stay with us on your next trip to DC.

Safe Travels,
Dan Nadeau
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I am a Marriott rewards member and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights during Anime USA. This was the first year that the convention had been located at this property.

The hotel staff can usually make or break my experience during conventions because i do not want to worry about the small things when being with my friends. Everyone from the front desk staff to the housekeeping crew were very friendly and accommodating. My roommate complained multiple times about how the HDMI was disabled from the TV for the entire weekend. She had brought her PS3 thinking that she would be able to relax and play video games after walking around the convention all day. I was elated to find out upon check-out that my room rate for the first night was discounted and I was given money back since I had paid for my entire stay up front.

I loved how the hotel had multiple elevators. This may not seem like a big deal however, during an event with 6,000+ people it makes a huge difference.

The parking was a bit overpriced, but that is to be expected since the hotel is in Washington DC. I was aware of this before my stay and took the metro from Franconia-Springfield to the station right across from the hotel.

I look forward to AUSA 2013 and spending it at this hotel. Thankyou for such a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TMF1986
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WardmanPark, General Manager at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear TMF1986,

I am thrilled to hear of your wonderful experience with us and thank you for taking the time to write out your detailed review. I apologize that your friend was unable to play video games during the course of your stay, but hope it was otherwise enjoyable for her as well. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Safe Travels,
Dan Nadeau
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Glendale Calif
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel is catering to the conference traveler. If you want a hotel, where you almost walk a mile to get to your room, this is it. This hotel is huge, and building more. The taxi service line, is crazy. It almost as if cabs don't bother to drive up the hill. You can wait 15 - 30 minutes just waiting for a taxi. Give your self time. It is better to walk down the stairs of the back doors of the hotel to main street to flag a taxi, if you are short of time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abevcole
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WardmanPark, General Manager at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear abevcole,

I regret that you had difficulty with taxi service at our property. We thank you for taking the time to write your feedback of the Marriott Wardman Park. We appreciate reviews like yours that we may take to heart and use to improve our services.

Best Regards,
Dan Nadeau
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Lake Mary fl
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62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We are loyal Marriott members. However after our stay here I will reconsider Marriotts in the future. I booked through Priceline to save some money. Th minute we checked in we were treated like second class citizens. Won't be staying here again nor recommend the hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gina H
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WardmanPark, General Manager at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear Gina H,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. I genuinely apologize that your experience was not one that you have come to expect of the Marriott brand. We appreciate all of our guests regardless of how they booked. A member of our Front Office Management team will be in touch with you very soon.

Yours in hospitality,
Dan Nadeau
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

The Marriott Wardman Park is a huge hotel. The staff are very helpful though. Check-in was very quick. They have a pub onsite which is very reasonable and the staff are very pleasant. It is a little too far out for me, but one of the sightseeing loops stops less than a 5 minute walk away. However, you do have to change at the Hilton to join one of the main sightseeing tours. There are quite a few restaurants in the general vicinity. The room is large and nice and clean with a small fridge and complementary tea and coffee.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ginger_tulip2000
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WardmanPark, General Manager at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear ginger_tulip2000,

Thank you for your kind review of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We invite you to come back during your next visit to D.C. so that we may further exceed your expectations.

Safe Travels,
Dan Nadeau
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North Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I am thoroughly happy with our stay here. We were there for the Anime USA convention, which had just relocated to this hotel after years at the Marriott Crystal City. The hotel is an easy, although uphill, walk from the Woodley Park Metro station. It is a lovely older building which has kept much of its historic decor and style. When we checked in we asked for two twin beds instead of one king-size, and were floored when the desk clerk offered us a free upgrade to a full suite with two separate bedrooms, each with twin bed and full bath! We loved the suite, which was not only pretty (it even had a balcony and piano) but very comfortable. Mattresses were firm but not too much, and each bed had abundant pillows (six apiece) of different firmnesses - easy to get a good combination. The landscaping is beautiful even in November and the inside decor is regal and elegant (gilding, columns, mirrors). Every staff member we dealt with was cheerful, helpful and friendly. The on-line checkout - accessed through the room TV - is a cool innovation and saves considerable hassle and time.

We ate at two of the hotel restaurants, Harry's Pub (casual) for dinners and Stone's Throw (upscale) for the breakfast buffet. Dinners averaged $16-18, the buffet is $20 and very well stocked. Food was nothing breathtaking, but perfectly good and convenient. My only complaint of the dining options is that the Illy coffee bar (Wardman Market) closes at 8 PM, ridiculous when a fan convention is being held as fans keep late hours and will drink coffee and buy food far into the night. Apparently they weren't warned of this, but should consider it in future.

As far as I could tell, the hotel took the unusual conditions of an anime convention in stride, and was not rude or unfair to fans. I witnessed only one incident of security people asking fans to take down a photography set-up in the common space, and this was reasonable as the arrangement was blocking traffic (photographers with less apparatus were left alone even in walkways).

My only complaints: (1) $39/day to park. We were advised of this and used Metro instead, which I also advise as the hotel is so close to the station. (2) Extra charge for Internet access in rooms - however there is free wireless in cafe areas.

I hope the Wardman Park wasn't overwhelmed by us and allows Anime USA to return in 2013, as I had a very pleasant stay and a great time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank angelynx
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WardmanPark, General Manager at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Angelynx,

Thank you for your kind words about our property. We were so glad Anime U.S.A. could join us this year and it was a blast to have you all with us! I am so glad we were able to accommodate you and your friends for such and exciting and enjoyable time. We are very glad you all have decided to join us next year and we are already making plans on how we can improve for 2013.

Safe Travels,
Dan Nadeau
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

After staying here several times a year for the last several years, I have found this hotel to be consistently clean, with a professional staff, and it has all the assets that a business traveler needs. Great location for conferences and on the Metro's Red Line.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Melissa T
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WardmanPark, General Manager at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Melissa T,

Thank you for your wonderful review and loyalty to our hotel. We are glad to hear our staff and property continue to keep you coming back to us. Please let us know if there is anything else we can improve on for your next stay to exceed expectation, and see you on your next visit!

Safe Travels,
Dan Nadeau
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Property: Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Address: 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-4106
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest , Woodley Park / Zoo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#77 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#77 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#80 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Washington Marriott Wardman Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1334
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you arrive at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, you'll find a charming neighborhood in the heart of Washington, DC filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops. Just a few steps away, you'll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night life of Dupont Circle. Head north to hear the sounds of animals coming from the National Zoo. Or venture into the hotel's natural surroundings to enjoy a quiet hike or invigorating run through Rock Creek Park. With a Metro stop just outside the doors and area airports close by, it's a premier city destination just two Metro stops from everything DC has to offer. We believe that brilliant meetings begin with brilliant space and offer an astounding 195,000 square feet of versatile space that can be customized for groups of all sizes. It's an unmatched place to meet where accommodating venues and equally helpful planners can bring any groups unique ideas to life. ... more   less 
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