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University Inn Washington DC
Ranked #47 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Bellevue, Nebraska
1 review
“This place has all the comforts of home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Our stay at the George Washington University Inn was outstanding! The room was comfortable and the staff was great! The location is near a metro stop for convenient travel. I would highly recommend this hotel. It had all the comforts of home!

Room Tip: The one bedroom suite gave us privacy while allowing time together.
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  • Stayed January 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 Fernblueeyes
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GWUInnGM, Front Office Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
We are so pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations! Thank you for sharing your experience with others through Trip Advisor. We certainly anticipate your next visit.

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Rooms Manager
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Boston
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel many times, drawn to its spacious rooms and its excellent location, very close to a metro stop and in a pleasant neighborhood not far from the Kennedy Center. At some times of the year, it is also a very good value. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the hotel restaurant, Notti Bianchi, clearly deserves its many stars. The rooms could benefit from updating, but in all other ways it is first-rate.

Room Tip: The one-bedroom suites with kitchen are a good choice.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JudithBoston
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GWUInnGM, Front Office Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
We certainly appreciate your loyalty to our property and enjoy having you as a return guest. The rooms size does seem to be a great draw for our guests as well as being very close to the metro and shops. We are pleased that both the restaurant and hotel staff exceeded your expectations. In regards to updating the rooms, we are currently in process of enhancing and improving the look and feel in some areas of the property.

Again thank you for your welcomed comments regarding your stay here at the GWUINN.
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London
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed in George Washington University Inn for 10 days during New Year's time. I can highly recommend this hotel to everyone. We had a lovely huge suite with a kitchenette (Whole Foods is nearby) and we enjoyed our leasurly breakfasts and night-cups. The location is very good - we could walk almost everywhere, but the Tube station is also just a block away. Despite its central location the hotel is on a very quiet road. We were most impressed by the hotel staff. They really made an effort to make us feel welcome. The price for all this comfort was very reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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2 Thank LondonKat25
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GWUInnGM, Front Office Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
It always our intent to have our guest feel at home. Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments regarding your stay. Your comfort is our priorty. We are happy that you enjoyed your suite and were able to take advantage of the convenience of the neighborhood. W are also very very pleased that our staff left a lasting impression of satisfaction with you throughout your visit.
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Manila, Philippines
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54 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stayed for a week at the GW Inn. At first I was a little disappointed, the location isn't the best in DC and the hotel seemed a bit outdated. But when I checked in the staff were helpful and pleasant and the room, while a bit dated, had everything I needed. The suite was perfect for an extended stay and the proximity of Whole Foods was incredibly convenient for me to have my morning breakfast at home. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank highschoolband
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GWUInnGM, Front Office Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We were pleased to have you stay and experience our Inn for a week . The staff works very hard to not only be helpful but to ensure that our guests arrival is pleasant and as accomodating as possible.Yes the suites are perfect for an extended stay and having Whole Foods nearby is quite convenient . The fact that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay is a great compliment to our property and team.

Thank you for sharing your experience and comments onTrip Advisor.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very nice, clean and friendly hotel! Loved the location! Our room was great and very quiet. Did not eat at the restaurant however, we did have a beverage at the bar and the bartender was fun and personable! Yep Yep we will be staying there again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Kattogo4
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GWUInnGM, Front Office Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We are exceptionally pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations and are very happy that you have made the decision to visit with us again! We anticipate your return and hope that you will get the opportunity to dine with us at our restaurant.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your comments on trip advisor.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

I echo the other good reviews. It's a five-minute walk to the subway and a seven-minute walk to Kennedy Center. I had a wonderful suite with living room, dining room, kitchen, and separate bedroom for a paltry sum. It seems to have been built in the 1950s with 1950s character which is to say 'little'. I didn't mind it a bit, everything else being so nice.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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 Nicholas K
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GWUInnGM, Front Office Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We are very pleased that we are able to meet your expectations and and that our accomodations were satisfying to you. Yes our building has been around a while but we certainly consider it a hidden gem and are glad that you found it to be nice as well,

Thank you again for sharing you comments and experience on trip advisor.
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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

My wife and I routinely stay at the George Washington University Inn when we attend performances at the Kennedy Center. It is located in a very nice and safe neighborhood on New Hampshire Avenue within very easy walking distance of both the Kennedy Center and the Foggy Bottom Metro. The building is older but very charming with nicely appointed rooms and suites. The staff is exceptionally professional, courteous, and considerate and always make our stay relaxing and pleasant from check-in to check-out. We have also enjoyed dining at their restaurant, Notti Bianche. I recommend the GW University Inn without reservation.

Room Tip: Reserve a suite. They are spacious, comfortable and include kitchenettes.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
      Service
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Thank Randy505
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GWUInnGM, Front Office Manager at University Inn Washington DC, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your posting your wonderful comments on Trip Advisor. Yes we are located in a very nice and safe and convenient neighborhood on New Hampshire Avenue. Our building is older but we are in process of upgrading our look to better suit our guests. We are pleased that you found our staff is to be professional, courteous, and considerate. We are also very pleased that you had the opportunity to enjoy dining at our restaurant, Notti Bianche.

Again, thank you for your recommendation and your tip about reserving a suite.
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Property: University Inn Washington DC
Address: 824 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-2303 (Formerly George Washington University Inn)
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#13 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#28 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#32 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — University Inn Washington DC 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Decidedly Distinctive and Charming... The University Inn Washington DC., evokes thoughts of a visit to a country inn in New England. Drive into the Inn and it is like coming home, the environment is warm, welcoming and cozy. This intimate Inn is located in one of DC's most desirable neighborhoods, Foggy Bottom, surrounded by 19th century homes on tree lined streets and serves as a reminder of when time stood still. Enjoy classic tradition blended with individualized comfort and welcoming features including: Spacious rooms and suites- appointed with every comfort imaginable for short leisure visits or extended business stays Convenient location close to exciting Washington, DC attractions and area events. 1,500 Square feet of elegant meeting and event space- ideal for intimate gatherings of up to 50. Special rates for government travel Convenient access to The George Washington University campus events and facilities. We will see you soon! ... more   less 
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