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“Welcomed Addition to the Foggy Bottom Neighborhood” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom

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Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
Ranked #79 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Welcomed Addition to the Foggy Bottom Neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. We've stayed at the GWU Inn (old and desperately in need of rehab), the new Courtyard (very nice but a bit cramped) and the Renaissance Dupont Circle. The Residence Inn is definitely our new first choice when visiting the GW Campus. Convenient to everything and freshly redone - the rooms were perfect with all the amenities needed including new kitchens and ample space. The staff was OUTSTANDING - friendly, courteous and ready to help. We arrived on Friday while they were having a poorly timed employee meeting/event. As a result check-in was delayed. This could have turned into an ugly situation but the staff did everything they could to keep us updated and when our room was finally ready, offered me bonus Marriott points for the inconvenience - without having to ask!
While we did not partake of the breakfast, it looked good and far more elaborate than the typical continental offerings.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jessica C, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay! I'm so glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the large suites we offer and our perfect location to many attractions in DC! We are looking forward to your next visit and hope to see you back again soon!

Thanks again,
Jessica Conley
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Yes your rooms are spacious however your Housekeeping crew needs to be replace/retrain etc.
My bathroom was terrible; past guest hair on the floor/wall and shower wall. Past guest or someone's CONTACT LENS hanging on the bottom of the bathroom door!!! This Lens remain on this door from Saturday at Checkin until Monday at Checkout, and Maybe still there today!!!!
Hand towels had Red and Brown stains on them from previous guest usage, which were not able to remore stain so therefore housekeeping will continue to place them in the guest bathrooms for USAGE. I don't see applying a stained "white" towel to my face. Your breakfast was fair, "deluxe" is more than just danish and bagels cold cereals/coffee / juice. However your staff was very nice and friendly just your establishment needs a lot of work along with the crew.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jr s
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Chicago, United States
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74 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was my first visit to this hotel since its transition to Residence Inn. This hotel has been significantly improved as a Residence inn. The rooms are very modern.They are large and very comfortable. There are many upgrades throughout the hotel. The service is excellent. This is a very nice residential area which is convenient to restaurants,subway,etc. The rate was very reasonable.I look forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 James W
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Jessica C, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay with us and I'm happy that we provided both excellent service and comfortable accommodations. We look forward to replicating the experience on your next visit!

Thanks again,
Jessica Conley
General Manger
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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 4 days in the beginning of September. I came for a work conference at GWU and the location made hotel a perfect choice. My boss booked my room and saw online that the hotel was undergoing construction. He called the hotel and spoke to someone who assured him that the hotel would be done construction by the time I arrived.

This was not the case.

I arrived a few hours early because I came on the metro and (which is located very close to the hotel!). After spending some time at Whole Foods (which is also very close, right across from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station) I decided to head to the hotel because lugging my bags around was not very fun.

When I got to the hotel, I was greeted immediately and was told I could hang out in the lobby until check in time at 3pm. I was fine with this and set up shop, using the free Wi-Fi to get some work done.

I quickly learned that construction was not over and based on the meeting that was going on in the lobby nearby me with some managers and other "official" looking people, I don't think the end date was anywhere in sight.

At about 3:10 pm, I headed up to the front desk to get checked in. I was exhausted and just wanted to sleep! I was told that my room was not ready yet and wouldn't be ready for another 30-45 minutes. I had no choice but to wait. The lady at the front desk was very apologetic and nice during the whole time, which definitely helped out.

Once I was FINALLY able to get into my room, I was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was! I had a nice corner room and it was lovely.

The only construction issues I encountered was the elevator. Only one was working and the construction crew was using it as well. I waited an average of 5-10 minutes each time I needed to use it.

The other disappointment was the breakfast. Everything seemed to be out (coffee!!) when I was there and they didn't have any of the hot foods out, only cereal and bagels. They did seem to have the potential to have other items, so that may be due to the construction as well.

So like the title states, my stay was good... but due to the timing of the construction and my stay, I probably didn't get to experience all that it has to offer. I can definitely see that this hotel has A LOT of potential and it seems like the things I encountered was due to the construction, which sucks for me but I guess is life. The staff was EXTREMELY friendly which I think is very important- so kudos to them for great customer service!

Room Tip: I stayed in a room on the end and it was fantastic! I heard nothing at all even though I know there...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Gini M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great, newly remodeled hotel. Spacious, nicely decorated rooms with bedroom, separate sitting area and great kitchen. Very close to George Washington University and walking distance to shops, restaurants, the metro and tourist spots. Friendly, helpful staff, valet parking with in/out privileges and a great breakfast. It would be my first choice when returning to the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bebe115
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Jessica C, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
What kind words! It's wonderful to know that you had such a memorable time with us and I'm happy to hear that you were extreamly satisfied with your stay - we are looking forward to your next stay!

Thank you,
Jessica Conley
General Manger
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Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Walking distance to Georgetown shopping/riverfront, Kennedy Center, super close to GWU/Foggy Bottom Metro stop and WholeFoods. Great customer service. This newly remodeled hotel just needs to get both elevators working and refurbish rooftop pool to really be a stand out!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Thank Megin E
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Jessica C, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
What kind words! Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay here at the brand new Residence Inn Foggy Bottom! We are currently finishing up on our elevator renovation project and the roof top pool should be refurbished by opening time next year!

We are looking forward to your next stay!

Thanks again,
Jessica Conley
General Manger
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hotel is located very close to the Metro near the campus of George Washington University. The staff was very friendly and the hotel was clean and quiet. The breakfast was very good with multiple delicious items. Our stay was very enjoyable even with the government shutdown.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank AML848
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Jessica C, General Manager at Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Wow! It makes us feel so good to know that you enjoyed your time with so! Thank you for the kind response and we will always do everything we can to make sure you have a repeat expereince with us on your next visit to DC~!

Thanks again,
Jessica Conley
General Manger
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Property: Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
Address: 801 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2305
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn by Marriott Washington DC/Foggy Bottom is located in the heart of the most historic neighborhood in DC. We are an upscale extended stay hotel nestled in one of the city's most sophisticated and fashionable parts of the city. Our central location is minutes from George Washington University and Hospital, Department of State, World Bank, other renowned corporations, celebrated attractions, restaurants, shopping, Georgetown and one block to the Foggy Bottom metro. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters .Our inviting gatehouse will allow you to spread out and relax after a long day. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi in all our suites and public areas at the hotel .You will never go hungry with our complimentary daily deluxe buffet breakfast and our Social Hours served in the evenings. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Washington DC/Foggy Bottom will keep you well taken care of ... more   less 
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