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“Worst experience in more than 50 years of hotel stays.”
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The Baron Hotel
Ranked #128 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worst experience in more than 50 years of hotel stays.”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

May 17, rock band in bar blasted so loudly that the room walls were vibrating. No relief from management, and next day no follow-up on our complaint, other than offering another smaller room one floor higher. Would have moved to another hotel, but no vacancies on a graduation weekend. This hotel should be shunned.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013

April 10, 2013, I made a "reservation" at The Baron for May 14 to May 18. Confirmation number on the email I received. But today, May 10, I receive an email that they cannot confirm my reservation. Of course, I called immediately, having made all sorts of plans for visiting DC. Young lady at the desk said they didn't have a reservation for me, that I was supposed to receive an email and they had no record of sending an email. She said she would check the sister hotels, put me on hold, never came back! I called back. Sister hotels full, so sorry. She told me to "HAVE A NICE DAY". I ended up booking a Marriott hotel in Falls Church, VA. From now on, I will stick with a company I can trust. Have a nice day indeed!!!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I have stayed in better Motels. Four stories high and elevator not working, rooms are very small and offer no extras, no coffee maker, no refrigerator, no microwave, nothing more than an
hair dryer. If you want coffee have to walk downstairs. They have a small breakfast in the morning with coffee, two types of cereal and danish then charge you five dollars to eat there. Way overpriced for what they give. Would never stay there again.

Room Tip: There is no room service or pool. Stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

If you are looking for a cheap downtown location, The Baron hotel is the place for you. You shouldn't care too much about music or live bands though, as there is a bar in the same building! Our room was clean and the beds comfortable. Don't take the breakfast because it is not worth its 5$ .. there are a lot of nice places around the corner where you can get much better breakfast or brunch!

Room Tip: Don't stay there if you are sensitive to noises or choose a room higher than the second floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The initial impression you get is that you have stumbled upon a down-at-heel European hostel hotel. Don't get me wrong - the location is great for the subway, eating and there is an excellent bar in the basement with a huge range of craft beers to try - but there is no separate entrance to the lobby and the decor is tired, giving it a less than professional finish. The rooms are soundproofed by additional lobby doors from the bar/entertaining area but the sound of external air conditioning units are audible through the windows (which seems to be common in US hotels). I wouldn't want to stay on the first floor when there is music playing. The rooms are also in need of a make-over - perfectly clean bathrooms; clean beds and linen - it's just that there where odd splashes of different colored paint where patches had been repaired. I didn't try the breakfast as there are a few places to eat near to the circle.

Room Tip: Try and get a room on the second floor or above.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We pre paid this booking through Hotels.com. otherwise we would have left before checking in. It's very dingy, dark and basic. In need of a complete refurbishment. No facilities at all, not even a lift. The double rooms were tiny and very shabby. However, the bed linen was clean as was the bathroom and it was an easy walk from Dupont Circle.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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104 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We actually have no much time to stay here, that is why we didnot see anything bad from this hotel. Just something was not available as breakfast and bellman. We should leave heavy luggage downstairs instead bring all up because there is not elevator in this hotel. There is coffee amenities in lobby, it is nice for early arrival. Their location is brilliant, we could walk to city bus station around 05 mins and to train station in 10 mins. It is good stop for short time, not for long stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Baron Hotel
Address: 1523 22nd street NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #128 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Baron Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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