I enjoyed my stay here! For sure, the location is tops. Just off M street in the heart of Georgetown. The front desk staff were friendly and though I declined the turndown service, he was also warm and helpful. I was upgraded to the larger size suite, and it was really spacious. The bathroom was also very large (though others have noted, with no racks/hooks for towels). There isn't much to find fault with, but I did find the lighting a bit dark. I had to turn on every possible light for it to be comfortable to work in the front room. I couldn't figure out how to get the light in the closets on, sometimes they magically lit, other times no, making it almost impossible to see anything (e.g., coffee/tea, safe, minibar). My view was also not great, just across a courtyard (with a sofa in it?) to another building. I'm not sure if there are other better views. I liked that the window opened, especially because the heater was a bit tricky.
A few tips--if you are coming from Union Station, there is a wee bus called the Circulator that goes to the exact corner on M street where the hotel is located. It costs $1. I don't know where you pick it up, but I took it from the hotel to the station, which was fabulous, not having to trek with luggage to the train (there aren't any metro stops very close by) and then take the train to the station. It took a good 45 minutes when I left around 11 so if you go during rush hour, allot plenty of time. There is also another route that goes to DuPont Circle. Again, very handy. Look for the little red signs on the street, they are easy to miss. The one staff member I asked about the bus didn't really know about them, but they do have maps at the front desk.
Two great dining choices are Le Pain Quotidien, especially if you are looking for a good breakfast, and DAS Ethiopian. Both just a couple of blocks up M street.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Monticello Hotel Washington Dc
- Monticello Washington Dc