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Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Ranked #101 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2007

Stayed here for a conference at the hotel. Hotel was very nice. Staff friendly. No problems.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank kaymart91
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2007

This hotel has disaster written all over it. First, a few things it is NOT:

1. Boutique. It's huge. I mean you get lost trying to simply find the hotel from the parking garage. They have a numbering system to the rooms. We were in room 3300, which means we were in the Wardman tower, on the third floor, room number 00. It's a good hike from check-in to the rooms. This hotel is not for someone looking for a personalized experience, or someone who has trouble walking or navigating.

2. Easy to navigate. Even the entrance is confusing. There is construction going on, and conflicting signs about where to pull into the driveway. There's a huge sign that says entrance 150 feet ahead, and then another sign about 10 feet after that which says "New Hotel Entrance - Here". I saw several cars have to pull a uturn on a very tight street. Then once you pull in, you're not sure where you are allowed to leave your car to go check-in. I pulled up a few feet in front of the main doors, and said to someone who looked like a valet that I was checking in. He said "welcome" and walked right by without asking if we wanted to valet the car.

3. New. We were in Wardman tower, which I understand is the older part of the building. Everything was a little run down, and the cable was fuzzy on the TVs.

We somehow lucked out, and having booked a standard room, were upgraded to a "presidential suite" free of charge. The room was huge, although I get the feeling no one presidential stays in it anymore because of its need for renovation, but it was a beautiful room. It had a badly tuned grand piano, two living room areas, a huge dining area with kitchen and butler's pantry, and three bathrooms, plus a nice sized balcony outside a set of french doors.

I don't usually complain about hotels. I'm a product of a family that used to road trip and sleep in tents or motel 6's, however the total disorder of this hotel, and the lack of clear signage made me very unhappy. You waste a lot of time walking around trying to find things, like the garage, and your room. Additionally, if you don't think to ask for a receipt showing you paid your overnight parking, you will get charged for it again as you exit the parking garage. I saw it happen to the car in front of me and they were SO MAD! With the exception of the size, these seem like relatively easy things to fix.

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It's walking distance to the National Zoo, the metro station, and there are a dozen restaurants within a half a block. Had we not gotten this gigantic suite, I probably would have been pretty unsatisfied with my stay. We paid $219, booked on the hotel website with an AAA discount.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The total disorder of the property
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank rajia21
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When staying in DC, I always try to find a place near the Metro as we don't have a car. The Marriott is practically on top of the Red Line! However, we only used it to arrive to/from the airport as we found everything we needed within walking distance of the hotel. While I selected this hotel since it is near Adam's Morgan (easy walk) we didn't have to look much further than a block away for several meals.

We were very pleased with the room - great sheets on the bed and the flatscreen was a fun bonus. I was concerned about navigating through the hotel, as I'd read about it's large size, but that was never a problem.

I was very pleased with this hotel for our weekend getaway! The location makes a quick trip to the zoo easy - the quick walk makes going only for an hour or so at off-peak times justifiable.

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  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2007

Found an excellent bargain through Priceline.Com and was given the Marriott Wardman Park in the Dupont Circle/Adams Morgan area of Washington DC. Excellent location just 1 Metro stop north of Dupont Circle right at the entrance to the hotel. Everything you expect from a Marriott (very clean/well appointed room, great linens, and VERY comfortable bed). Hotel is under some major remodeling/construction, but definately worth the stay for a very reasonable price.

  • Liked — Location, amenities, Marriott quality
  • Disliked — Most expensive Starbucks i've encountered (in the hotel).
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarkOmaha
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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2007

First off, we got this hotel through bidding at priceline.com ($75 a night), which was fantastic since the rates on the hotel's website were no less than $159...there's the full disclosure. We stayed at this hotel from May 12-May 14th.

I arrived at around 5:00 p.m. on Friday via Metro and the hotel's location description was spot on: it was maybe 70 yds. to the hotel entrance. (Tip: use the Bus/Service entrance directly in front of the Metro stop; don't go all the way around to the front...they both lead to the front desk, with the latter being a longer route).

I waited less than 5 minutes to be attended and no mention of priceline was made. The front desk lady was helpful and courteous and let me know that they are not very busy during weekends. I was appointed a room in the 4th floor of the central tower with two double beds. I would opt for this tower again since the main entrace is but 20 yds. from the elevators.

You could tell the room had just been remodeled, as it smelled of relatively new paint and there was a bit of painter's tape on the bathroom light fixture. The room was well appointed with very comfortable beds/pillows, a work desk, flat screen TV, alarm with i-Pod plug-in, nice bathroom with decent shower pressure and some good toiletries. I had a nice view of the service entrance and the Metro stop from my room, but who cares? We didn't spend much time in the room anyhow.

Due to ongoing construction, it did get a little noisy on Monday morning, but we had to get up and hit the town anyhow, so nothing too bothersome. A late check-out (1 p.m.) on Monday allowed us a perfect time window to go see the Zoo on our last day there.

Internet access can be found just a few feet from the elevator, for $5 per 10 minute increments. The hotel also offers 24-hour (noon to noon) wi-fi in your room for $9.95. (Tip: the McDonald's next to the metro stop outside the hotel offers free wi-fi).

There are plenty of dining options around the hotel, both fast food (McDs and Chipotle) to a variety of ethnic restaurants (Greek, Indian, Chinese). Also, Adams Morgan is only a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel, which is fantastic for a night out with a few dozen bars and restaurants all on the same street. Also, the zoo was just a 15 minute walk away, too.

All in all, the location was superb for sightseeing in DC, as we did. It's hard to get lost when all you have to do is find the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/Zoo stop on the Red line. To get to DC, just hop on the Red Line and transfer to the Blue or Orange and go to the Smithsonian stop to get right to the heart of The Mall....depending on your luck it can be a 10 minute ride or a 25 minute ride. (Tip: First train on weekends is at 7:30 a.m., so don't go rushing to the Metro at 6:30 a.m. to get to the ticket kiosk for the Washington Monument like we did, haha.)

Cab ride to Dulles was $55. Cab ride to Adams Morgan was $10.10...Metro was $1.35 each way to/from The Mall.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting DC, even If I had to pay more...

Wow, this is long; my bad!

  • Liked — Price and location
  • Disliked — No complaints here
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank VegasRebel
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New England
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51 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2007

Expensive and somewhat disappointing!

Although I requested a kingsize bed, I was surprised that on check-in my options were given as "Twin Beds or Queensize" Upon entering the room (with a queensize bed) I realized that a kingsize wouldn't have fit, so small and cramped were the facilities!

The layout of the hotel is confusing and asking guests to pay extra for use of the internet at the business center at the hotel is ridiculous considering the $300+ price tag during the offseason!

It wasn't my choice to stay there (attending a conference) and I never will stay there by choice!

  • Liked — Fairly convenient from the airport (Reagan Nat'l)
  • Disliked — Generally small rooms and nickel-and-dime attitude!
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank John M
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New York
Level Contributor
36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2007

At three seventy-five per night, it's not the cheapest of places to sleep. It could, however, be one of the nicest... anywhere, especially for D.C.! The front desk staff were easy to understand (spoke very good English), friendly, congenial (all welcomed traits after seven hours of interstate driving). It is located very closely to the (free of charge) Smithsonian National Zoo, proudly displays superbly landscaped grounds, is QUIET even on the eighth floor and has beautifully kept interiors (and lobby). The Wardman Park has clean, comfortable and cozy (perhaps a tad too cozy in the closet sized bathrooms), great beds, great pillows, no frig, no micro, (only minus was the shower curtain that had obviously been used to snake a back-up in the toilet drain) self-parking at $23 per 24hr. timed park. Quiet, quiet, quiet in the mostly residential sector of NW. Relatively easy to get to on Connecticut Ave. (however, too far to walk to downtown attractions) conveniently located for a Metro ride. Extensive room service menu (be prepared to take a second mortgage on your home!) eat at the restaurants within or nearby instead. And spend your springtime afternoon on the Bob Woodruff memorial park bench lawnside amongst the tulips and flowering redbuds. It's worth the price of insomnia!

  • Liked — Location, garden setting, historic building, quiet rooms, great beds
  • Disliked — per night price tag (and stained shower curtain)
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
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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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