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AKA White House
Ranked #28 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Burlington, Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel and just loved it. We joined four others so we had a one bedroom suite and they had a two-bedroom. The suites are exactly as shown on internet, no tricks. They are super comfy and very well insulated. We heard nothing from anywhere; in fact we travel with a sound machine and it never left its pouch! The front desk staff are professional and extremely accomodating. The location is a two minute walk to our great President's home. Thank you, AKA. By the way, thanks to them we got a reservation at 'Cork', about a 15 minute walk with fabulous food and wine flights. Order the caramel pot de crème for dessert!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and comments. At AKA White House, our number one priority is our guests satisfaction, and we are thrilled to hear your experience was as such. Our fully furnished suites were designed with our guests in mind, and they truly embody the luxury extended stay aesthetic. With in-suite washer and dryers, fully furnished kitchens, and spacious living accommodations, AKA White House is your home away from home. Great to hear you were able to enjoy the local cuisine as well! The proximity of AKA offers excellent choices when guests are looking for outstanding, niche dining – all within a short walk. Cork, Founding Farmers, and Taberna del Alabardero are all local favorites that we highly recommend! Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you upon your return to AKA White House.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

My wife and I just stayed at the AKA White House in Washington DC. It was fabulous. Our room was clean and bright and the staff was welcoming and very accomodating. It is a great location from which to see all of Washington. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent stay at AKA White House! We are so delighted to know that our team and your suite were able to make your stay in the Nation’s Capitol a memorable one! We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back to AKA in the future.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I loved this apartment. I stayed for 2 nights. The apartment is spacious and beautifully furnished. Literally everything is available in the apartment, except a safe. I was ensured that there would be no problems and I experienced none. The apartments are 2 streets from a Metro station and there are various restaurants in the immediate vicinity. It is walking distance from the White House. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The bar and lounge are very modern and beautifully furnished. I will definitely return if I ever visit Washington again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
We are so delighted to know that we were able to exceed your expectations during your stay! Our location is certainly one of the best in Washington being, as you mentioned, only a short 2 block walk from the real White House, a short walk from two different Metro Stations (Farraguts North and West), and many restaurants, shops, and other sights. Due to an increase in guest requests like your own, also please know that we now do have a safe available for guest use at the hotel. This is available through a request with any member of our Guest Service team prior to or during your stay for an additional fee. However, all of the suites are very secure as we take pride in offering a home-away-from-home atmosphere for all of our guests. We all are looking forward to welcoming you back to AKA White House the next time you travel to Washington DC.


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Del Mar, California
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

My wife and teenage son just spent a week at the AKA White House, and it was everything the best reviewers said it was, and MORE! We put a lot of weight in TripAdvisor reviews, and were not disappointed... We arrived early from a West Coast red-eye, and checked in to see if maybe a room ( 2 bed/2 bath) was available... None were, but
the gracious front desk manager allowed us to stay in a one bedroom being renovated until ours was cleaned... My family slept until noon, while I went for breakfast, visited the White House (2 blks. away!) and played tourist... Our week was perfect, and while the monuments & memorials were crowded, our home-away-from-home was SO much better than a hotel room, complete with our stocked kitchen(Whole Foods) and about the sweetest bartender in DC pouring our nightly gin & tonics! Disappointed the grading scale only goes to 5, as the AKA merits 10's across the board! Downside: it's in a major city, on a busy street, so be patient with some noise, with morning delivery trucks, trash collecting, etc... Thanks, everyone - great Spring Break!

Room Tip: We were in the back, off the street, and slept well! I really don't think there are any bad roo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are so happy you stayed with us during your spring break escape to Washington DC; as an extension of our AKA family, we love that you’ll felt so at home. Additionally, we appreciate you taking the time to highlight our amazing staff. We have one of the best locations in the city; only steps away from the White House and a short walk to many of the District’s popular landmarks. Being centrally located in a bustling city, street noise is unfortunately inevitable, but we do regret any disruption to your stay caused by outside noise. If you are not completely satisfied with your suite location at the time of arrival due to audible noise levels, we would be more than happy to arrange for a different suite, contingent on availability. Thank you again for your review and we hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back to AKA White House.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stayed here for 2 weeks, for a business trip. Felt very homely, exemplary service with very friendly staff. Really great location, would DEFINITELY stay again! Great amenities in the room, everything you could ask for.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you so much for your great comments regarding your recent stay with us! We take great pride in providing a home-away-from-home experience for all of our guests and we are delighted to know that your say was a reflection of this. Even though our suites are, in your words, “everything you could ask for”, please feel free to reach out to us directly before a future stay so that we can do everything possible to make your stay a unique and exceptional one! We hope to see you again soon.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Traveling with an infant for a weekend to see the cherry blossoms. Overall great stay at the Aka, our first time deciding on a suite as opposed to traditional hotel room... Wanted to have a separate space to relax once baby went to sleep and also a kitchen to store & prepare baby food. Only complaint (had it just been my husband and I, this would have been enjoyable as it lets natural light in) the bedroom has frosted glass walls which allow light into the bedroom, this was not ideal for our baby to sleep or nap. Take note, if you are looking for room service, bellmen, etc this is not the place for you... It's as if you are staying at an apartment. Very friendly and helpful staff (Hank at the front door was great!) Excellent location.

  • Stayed April 2013
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your family’s experience at AKA White House with us and the TripAdvisor community! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our spacious suites, which are, as you mentioned, fully furnished one and two bedroom apartments; we are sorry to know that the amount of natural light that our suites receive disturbed your little one, however if you require a darker suite, please feel free to check-in with our front desk and we will do our best to accommodate you and should you be traveling to Washington DC again, please feel free to reach out to us prior to your arrival and we can do everything possible to arrange to have you in one a suite that receives less natural lighting so that everyone in your family will be as comfortable as possible! We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.

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Reno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed there for 7 nights in late March 2013. The one bedroom suite was very large, better described at a one bedroom apartment. The property was very clean and the bed
comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked with eating utensils, pots and pans, toaster, etc. The full sized refrigerator, 4 burner stove makes for easy preparation for meals.
The washer/dryer worked well. The desk staff and doorman were cheerful and helpful. Maid
service in the suite is scheduled for once per week, but more often if requested. Transportation access excellent, with a bus stop right outside the front door and the subway about one block away.
For a downtown hotel we felt safe walking at night and there are a variety of eateries within 5-10 minutes walk, including a MacDonald's around the corner. Whole Foods grocery is about a 10 minute walk. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 610-- handicapped accessible -- one bedroom and 1 and 1/2 bath. It faces away from...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! We take pride in our outstanding concierge services while providing incomparable guest service to our residents throughout their stay with us. "Don't just visit...Live it!" is one of our favorite sayings here at AKA White House and we are thrilled that you found our team provided services and amenities that allowed you to experience such a memorable stay. With in-suite washer and dryers, spacious living accommodations, and fully furnished kitchens, AKA White house is your home away from home. Fantastic to hear you were able to utilize the public transportation as well! Being centrally located to many wonderful sights and niche restaurants, the located of AKA cannot be beat. Our housekeeping is set by our front desk, and can be amended to your needs. Reservations less than 1 week receives a daily clean, while anything longer receives a deep clean, once per week. If a resident wishes to receive anything extra, we are more than happy to schedule this, at a nominal fee. Your feedback is the key to our success as a leader in luxury extended stay accommodations and we appreciate your comments. Thank you again for the great feedback and we look forward to your next lodging dates with us at AKA White House.

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Property: AKA White House
Address: 1710 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4699
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#17 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — AKA White House 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AKA balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury condominium. The perfect place for the long stay, AKA stands for unparalleled metropolitan locations; contemporary design; and exceptional business, fitness, and lifestyle services. ... more   less 
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