Stayed here for 3 nights as part of a business trip to Washington DC. The primary reason for choosing this hotel was its location in downtown and the price that included breakfast . But after arriving at the hotel, I was really disappointed about my choice. The most "remarkable" features of this hotel are the cage-like small room (It was really hard to get into the room with a small suit case and see the photos to get an approximate idea of the room size.), literally broken furniture (yes, the only chair in my room was broken and when I mentioned this to the receptionist, he just replied that he is aware of it and he has already written to his management about it!) and demotivated staff, Even worse was the fact that the only window in the room couldn’t be opened and the only thing that could be seen if the curtain is raised was the back side of an ugly building (See the photo). So if you have to stay in this place, you must also be prepared to stay in a closed, non-ventillated room where the only source of oxygen is an air conditioner from the last decade (my room was in the same floor as that of reception)! One more thing that surprised me is that the staff was taking a photo copy of the credit card along with the passport at the time of check-in. At a time when credit card data theft is a serious issue, I feel that photocopying of the customers credit card is very unprofessional and risky to the consumers. The metro stations are also not very near to the hotel (but there is a bus stop nearby, from which you can get a bus to the metro!) and in the end there was not much benefit from staying in the downtown.
Safe and clean location, Good restaurants within 1 km, breakfast included prices (but its a very simple breakfast which is not worth more than 3-5$)
Terribly small room size, absence of ventilation in rooms, distance from the metro stations, demotivated staff
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Embassy Inn is a charming thirty eight-room European style hotel conveniently located on 16th Street several blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station. Business travelers as well as tourists seek out the Embassy Inn for its comfort, location, and value. The Embassy Inn originated in 1910 as an eight-unit apartment house. In 1919, it was converted into a thirty-room tourist hotel and was re-opened in 1987 as a thirty-eight hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Embassy Hotel Washington Dc
- The Embassy Inn Washington Dc
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