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The Graham Georgetown
Ranked #52 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
“Had an amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have yet to stay at this hotel, but I did get a chance to view the rooms on a tour we had before I held my company happy hour on their rooftop. The rooms are really big and the view on the roof top was amazing and honestly the best in the city. The drinks were priced reasonably and everyone was very accommodating to our needs. I will be telling everyone I come into contact with about the great experience we had and their catering manager Lexie who is a bright spot at this location. If you like pretty strong drinks, with good music, and an awesome view this is definitely your new favorite spot.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A few weeks ago Lexie helped me plan a party and it was wonderful. The sliders were delicious and the drinks were great. She assured me that the couches I reserved were in a good location and she was right. We had a beautiful view of the sun setting over Georgetown.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank courtney c
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london
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The Graham is a smart and sophisticated hotel situated in Georgetown - a beatiful and charming, if touristy, DC district. The hotel is smartly furnished to a very high standard and the rooms are large and well-equipped. The staff are also friendly and helpful. It is for all these reasons that I would strongly recommend staying in this hotel.

However, there are flaws: the rooms are oddly shaped with the living area of the suites around the corner from the bathroom in a dark corner and because of this they are rather pointless. Rooms on the lower floors can be very dark due to buildings nearby, obviously there is nothing that the hotel can do about this but ensure you get a room on the third floor or above. The hotel lacks a restaurant, which is disappointing and this lack of facilities probably explains why it is only a four star hotel. On a final note the mini bar was extortionate - $10 for a bottle of water!?!??

Overall a good hotel for a couple of nights in DC.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank mushis
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Last week My wife I were lucky enough to have stayed at the The Graham Hotel in Georgetown. Let me start by saying the location could not be any better. It is convenient to everything you want access to on M street while remaining tucked away and intimate. Their is so much history to experience in Georgetown and staying at the Graham you start to experience this the moment you walk out the door with it's location being right along the historic C & O Canal and a super short walk from a river view park on the Potomac between the Kennedy Center and the Key Bridge. Perfect for any variety of walk or run.
The hotel itself engulfs you in a intimate boutique feeling the moment you arrive. W stayed in a suite on our visit. The room was spacious and very well appointed with equal room to gather separate from the bedroom. Attractively modern decor that still remains functional and comfy.
The staff could not have been more helpful and generous with their time, attitude, and service all continually delivered with a smile. From the curb to the roof top bar the staff excelled at making us feel welcome, like we were visiting their home. You can eat on the property if you so chose. the food that we had while sitting in at a bar bar downstairs adjacent to a cozy dining room.
All in all I would consider that The Graham Hotel looms very large in the price to value ratio category. Do yourself a favor on your next trip the DC area and stay at the Graham.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank bigblack123
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Robert C, General Manager at The Graham Georgetown, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you BIGBLACK123 for your review about your recent stay at the Graham Georgetown.

We are delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us from the comforts and service levels to the location and value. We would agree that our newly opened modern styled hotel is a hidden gem with luxury amenities providing great value in Washington DC!

We look forward to your next visit to the Graham Georgetown!

Best Regards,

Robert L Clark
General Manager
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great location. Well intentioned friendly staff. But, a whole bunch of little things made this not one of my best choices. While the bathroom was nice sized the room was very small. The bed was pretty comfy but the room never got cool enough to get a good night's sleep. We were on the 7th floor right off the elevator on a Saturday night and the commotion from the rooftop bar patrons getting on and off the elevator was ridiculous. Had to call room service to get a room service menu delivered to our room, wished the rooms would have had a luggage rack, more than one bar of soap and handles on the inside of the sliding bathroom door.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank ncwriter3
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The location is excellent. It's just steps away from the shops and restaurants on M Street in Georgetown and two blocks away from the water front's bar and restaurants. You couldn't get a better location than this in Georgetown.

The hotel is only 3-month old. The room is spacious, tastefully decorated and has all the luxury I could find in a hotel room. I got a suite even though I didn't request it. For $199 in the center of Georgetown, that's great value.

The hotel has a roof-top lounge with great view. It seems to be the hottest night spot in Georgetown. There was a line outside of the hotel on Saturday night. Hotel guests can get up to the roof top at any time. However, I had to pass the security/bouncer when I got back to the hotel and had to ride with the bar crowds up and down the elevator at night because there's only one elevator for all guests. It's up to you to decide whether that's a plus or a minus.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jckirvine
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I had a hard time deciding between a 3 or a 4 for this property. I think if the price point was lower, I would have gone with a 4...

The hotel is in a great location in Georgetown, and they are making efforts to turn it into a swanky spot. However, those efforts are not completely effective. The property feels like an old, frumpy hotel that was refurbished in an effort to rebrand itself. For example, the beds are comfortable and the light fixtures are very cool. However, the rooms themselves are simple squares and the painting/carpeting is very protocol. The service is OK, but I had to ask a couple of times for the small things needed (finding a place to store a bag, etc.). I should note, however, that I got upgraded to a king suite from a standard queen without asking -- that's always a plus.

All in all, if the price drops here and they get a little more time to train the staff, I think it will be a good spot to stay. Until then, though, I'm neutral on it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Property: The Graham Georgetown
Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Formerly Hotel Monticello)
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Georgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Graham Georgetown 4*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Graham, where cultured sophistication meets modern luxury in one of the most refined residential hotels in Georgetown DC. Named after famous Georgetown resident Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, our Georgetown hotel draws inspiration from Bell's inventiveness and consummate poise, offering a mix of innovative style and gracious service that fit naturally with the spirit of the neighborhood. Nestled along the banks of the Potomac River, The Graham sits in the heart of DC's most affluent and historic area. Our central Georgetown location makes it easy to walk around this intimate neighborhood, home to important landmarks and historic estates, prestigious universities, and numerous independent shops and restaurants. Georgetown University, George Washington University, Washington Harbour, the Kennedy Center, and the National Cathedral are all located nearby, and the area itself is within close proximity to downtown Washington D.C. When the day is over, retreat to one of our Georgetown hotel's 57 guestroom and suites, stylish and spacious with luxurious residential comforts and amenities designed for the discerning guest, including complimentary Wi-fi and a 24-hour fitness center. Experience our new craft cocktail cellar and small-plate dining concept The Alex, and afterwards head up to The Observatory, The Graham's open air rooftop bar and lounge, to take in one of the most stunning views of our nation's capital-martini and cigar in hand, of course. ... more   less 
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