We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

“Dissapointed in conference amenities” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Ranked #98 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Rochester, MN
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Dissapointed in conference amenities”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

I recently attended a conference held at the hotel. The spaces were clean and well appointed. Staff were very helpful and technology seemed to work well. However, I was dissappointed that wifi for the event was not provided due to what seemed to me an exhorbitant expense charged by the hotel to the conference organizers to provide that service. i was also dismayed by the confusing layout of conference spaces and lack of signage to accommodate wayfinding. The spaces are layed out on a wheel spoke sort of design and one sign directed me 3/4 of the way around a circle to my meeting room. This was very dissorienting when I then had to take the long way around the circle to find a bathroom. The conference had to provide their own signage to direct people. Revising the signage and being less stingy with the amenities would have improved this experience immensely.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Designtravels23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,306 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    538
    942
    533
    186
    107
See reviews for
347
304
116
1,302
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (490)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
153 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Marriott Wardman Park is designed for conventions, and it was for a convention that we made our most recent visit. On arrival we were struck by the cordiality and concern of the front desk staff; and later that day, by the responsiveness of housekeeping and maintenance to two reported issues. We were on the concierge floor (10) and had free wifi access. Some glitches arose, but immediate access to a help line got things set up immediately. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. Like others, I must acknowledge that the bathroom was small, but it was clean and well provided with amenities. The free breakfast included scrambled eggs on weekday mornings, but on Saturday and Sunday, the only warm option was oatmeal, which was very good. The hospitality lounge is open all day on weekdays, but no evening service on Friday or Saturday'. The layout of the hotel is confusing--it traces its birth back to gradual remodels of the old Park Sheraton--indeed one wing remains, although I gather it has been much renovated. In wandering around looking for meeting rooms, and walking with another guest to one of the more remote room areas, I noticed that all the hotel staff seemed ready and willing to provide assistance. The dining options we tried were the "stone's throw'--which is on the central Atrium and remarkably quiet, although approached through the dense noise of the bar and lounge. One meal at the Irish tavern was satisfactory as well. No haute cuisine here, but quite satisfactory meals with generous portions. (We would have explored some of the interesting restaurants down the slope on Connecticut Avenue, but the cold weather discouraged going out in the evening.) The location is convenient for getting around the city as the Woodley Park-Zoo metro station is just a block from the side entrance. Here I would add a note to intending visitors to DC--if at all possible, buy the SmarTrip plastic card which stores value for the fares--buying a paper ticket involves paying a $1.00 penalty every time!)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank shri420
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brussels
Level Contributor
47 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

This hotel is well-situated, next to a metro station, if not in the center of Washington, and it has good facilities restaurants and shops. It seems to be designed for conferences, as it has a huge amount of conference rooms and auditoriums. The breakfast was fine too. There were some nice touches, like the complimentary warm cider in the lobby. My main problem was with my bathroom, which was disigned for a midget (I'm 5ft7/170com, and I had to bend my knees in the bath and bend my head down to get it under the shower, which was fixed on the wall. The bathroom fittings were quite old-fashioned too. Oh, and the mini-bar was totally empty. No big deal, just details, and overall it was quite OK.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Belgo43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

I stay here at least once a year for a conference. It's one of the nicer Marriotts in the family. The common areas, while large, still give an intimate family feel. The hotel is extremely open so it's easy to connect with people at the conference.

The staff is always accommodating and friendly. The rooms are small, but in great shape. So why not five stars? (1) the location is a bit away from the action (2) the exhibit hall area is jacked up and (3) it's overpriced for what you get.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
Helpful?
3 Thank NashvilleBrian
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here for a conference in November. The room (Wardham Tower) was ample for two, clean, beds were comfortable. Two small complaints about the room: There is nowhere to hang towels except in the shower, which isn't workable with two people sharing the room. And very skimpy on tea bags.

The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. Also, I was at a 5000 person conference and there was never ever a wait for the elevators, which was unprecedented! The lobby “market” has sandwiches, salads, etc.; on two days I had just a large $3 muffin for lunch, which was more than adequate.

Go to the Metro stop and take the escalator down, just for the experience. Someone said it's ten stories long; it was like descending into a sci-fi movie.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JanetLJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is really sad when a hotel cannot even deliver room service on time..or at all. That seems to be the case with this hotel. It is a huge property! Today I ordered breakfast (room service) in an effort to avoid the traffic of the conference. By 8:10am I knew that it wasn't coming. It just seemed like they didn't care. I explained to the manage very calmly and luckily she took the time to comp me service on the concierge floor. But really delivering room service should not be that difficult. I am still at the hotel and hopefully it will improve. They need to pay special to attention to all details.

Room Tip: Make sure that you make the reservations in advance.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank coloraia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlottesville, va
Level Contributor
62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

My family and I came to DC for two days just before New Years in 2013. If you have stayed in a full service Marriott you know what to expect with this Marriott (which is of course, why one stay's in a Marriott). I am surprised that a hotel this size (it's a big hotel, I think we read 1300 rooms or so) does not have an indoor pool. So,. this is not necessarily the best hotel for kids. We did not experience the bar or the restaurant so I can't comment on those.

My only complaint is that on the first night the suite next to our room was having a significant party and it was quote loud. The door closing every few minutes was quite frustrating. Fortunately, the front desk accommodated a room move at 11 PM.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jfd118
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Washington DC hotels
Upper Northwest
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Omni Shoreham Hotel
#59 of 140 in Washington DC
4.5 of 5 bubbles 5,849 reviews
Adams Morgan
Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont ...
#88 of 140 in Washington DC
4.0 of 5 bubbles 494 reviews
Adams Morgan
Washington Hilton
Washington Hilton
#93 of 140 in Washington DC
4.0 of 5 bubbles 3,380 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Normandy Hotel
#26 of 140 in Washington DC
4.5 of 5 bubbles 790 reviews
Windsor Park Hotel
#122 of 140 in Washington DC
3.5 of 5 bubbles 188 reviews
Kimpton Glover Park Hotel
#101 of 140 in Washington DC
4.0 of 5 bubbles 90 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Washington Marriott Wardman Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Property: Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Address: 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-4106
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 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#77 Business 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Marriott, Odigeo, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Washington Marriott Wardman Park reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington Dc
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Marriott Washington Dc
Washington Dc Marriott

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing