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“Typical but convenent” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Washington Marriott at Metro Center

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Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Ranked #42 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Crofton, Maryland
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97 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Typical but convenent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Pretty much what you expect from a city Marriott. Plus is the Metro is literally downstairs and outside so if you want to park your car (that's expensive) or not bring one it's easy to get around via the subway. Easily walked to White House, Spy Museum, Crime Museum, a walking tour, Wax Museum, 2 stops to Smithsonian etc. Multiple places to eat around the hotel, including Starbucks on the lobby level. Paid for Concierge Level upgrade which was worth it for the breakfast (2 rooms, 2 adults, 4 kids). They also have appetizers and desserts certain days/hours. The only unpleasant interaction was we made it back for dessert at 9:15 one evening (hours supposedly 8-10pm) to find the place wiped out. We had some very disappointed kids so asked if there was anything left. A somewhat cranky female staff member finally brought out a few more brownies for the 4 kids to share. she instructed them one each. (?hello? I don't know who was in before and ransacked the place but we just got here.) The kids also took a dip in the saline pool which is also what you'd expect from an indoor/city hotel. No hot tub. Wouldn't mind staying again for location, wouldn't rule out looking around for a better rate though. Concierge was helpful with tickets and Bellman with luggage stored til later in the day.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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2 Thank Margaret M
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  • Rooms
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131 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Yes, this is a cookie-cutter Marriott. That said you know pretty much what to expect, and for a quick get-away we didn't want any surprises. The rooms are very clean, but small as is the closet. I wouldn't say the bathrooms were dated. It had a granite counter a newer, comfort height toilet, and the shower had a curved rod with updated rain shower head. Beds were very comfortable, towels were large and fluffy. Location is key here, literally above the Metro Center Stop, which proved to be super-convenient. Be patient at the valet for parking. It's a city, so it's crowded and busy so just wait your turn and ignore any honking horns, that's the way it goes. Check in was a breeze. No refrigerators in the rooms. I requested one when I made our reservation but it wasn't there. Not really a big deal for 2 nights so I let it go. Food at Fire & Sage was good but expensive. 3 dinners between 4 people and the bill was $70. Breakfast buffet, also very good but expensive at $60 for 2 adults 2 kids. Lots of food around you there, Cosi and Starbucks basically at the door step. McDonalds around the corner, and food trucks line up outside the hotel M-F during lunch hours. The only disappointment to us was the lack of a whirlpool. I saw some photo here with a whirlpool and read reviews that state as such, but we checked with the desk and it was removed upon renovation a few years ago. There is a small and crowded saline pool (yay, no chlorine!) and a basic fitness center w/sauna. Street noise was not a problem, but you do hear sirens now and again; you are in a city and that can't be avoided. All in all a great stay for 2 nights, convenient to everything. We did get a package that included parking ($40+ a day) and internet (ridiculous they charge $12 a day for it) but those "luxuries" are normally extras here. Would not eat the restaurant again due to price, and would probably pick the other Marriott convention center location since they have a whirlpool which we like at the end of a long day of walking.

Room Tip: A higher floor will help alleviate street noise if you are concerned.
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Green Features: Marriott does not change sheets unless necessary/requested. Towels as well, not changed out unless requested/left on floor, etc.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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3 Thank andyandsueinNJ
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San Francisco, California
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297 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Nicely located with walking distance to Capitol Hill, White House, Museums and ding. Welcoming staff, well-maintained and comfortable lobby coffee-house and bar. Clean bathrooms and quality soaps and shampoos. Great value. Good place!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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2 Thank bill s
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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234 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

The main advantage of this hotel is its location. Rooms are OK - the standard size at Marriott's - but far from overwhelming. It's just the same old stuff over and over again; the bathroom in particular looked really dated, albeit clean. I tried the restaurant once and it was OK. In summary this hotel is a decent choice on a business trip but certainly not the kind of place I'd choose on a private holiday as it's totally lacking character.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lablanche
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Jen F, Manager at Washington Marriott at Metro Center, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Good evening Lablanche,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We actually renovated all of the rooms early last year and we always strive to be consistent as a brand. I do apologize that we did not exceed your expectations, as that is always our goal. I will definitely be sharing your feedback with the restaurant and will personally be looking into the detailing of the particular room you stayed in regarding the bathroom. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to speak further about this.

Thank you,

Jennifer Fiorilo
Operations Manager-Rooms
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Our stay was a quick overnight whirlwind tour of DC and the Cherry Blossom festival.
The employees at the Marriott were wonderful and helpful. We forgot to request a room without the goose down pillows, etc due to allergies. The staff were very kind and allowed us to choose a different room or swap out of the goose down on one of the beds.
Check in was quick and uneventful. Valet parking was tough at check in since it is mid-town and no one cares about hotel guests checking in.
Very nice hotel overall.
Only issue was a very loud guest in the room next to ours. Simply ignorant and rude by being exceptionally loud late at night and even banging on a drum. Yea, a drum. Unbelievable.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Denton, Texas
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61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed last week 4/5 through 4/8 and had a wonderful stay. Hotel is convenient to Metro and restaurants, CVS and across the street from Macy's! Score! Hotel was clean, well appointed and beds were heavenly after touring the city all day. Hotel staff were very accommodating and helpful, from the maid service to the front desk. Aurora, concierge staff, helped me book a day long tour and made sure I knew where to wait for pick up. I was traveling alone for business and felt very safe. Food was excellent! Even the food served at the conference lunch and the breakfast buffet was exceptional. My favorite was the crab cakes from the restaurant. To die for! Hope to return to DC and take in more of what the city has to offer and will stay at the Marriott Metro!

Room Tip: Had a 5th floor room facing the street and no problems with noise.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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1 Thank NTexastraveler
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jonesboro
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158 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very convenient place to stay and see the sights. Stayed here on a group business trip. Did not experience any issues with the room. The hotel provided finger-food and at a couple events and provided a few meals for our stay. All in all they did a good job.

Room Tip: Within walking distance of many attractions.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bnatigcomman
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Additional Information about Washington Marriott at Metro Center

Property: Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Address: 775 12th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3901
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#34 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#42 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#53 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Washington Marriott at Metro Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 459
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Washington Marriott at Metro Center features convenient access to the best of Washington, DC area attractions, shopping and dining. Our premier location near the DC metro system provides guests easy access to the National Mall, Smithsonian Institution, CityCenterDC, Spy Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Located within blocks of the Verizon Center and Walter E. Washington Convention Center, this Washington, DC hotel offers stylish surroundings for guests attending conferences, sporting events or concerts. Our hotel's location, engaging environment and dining options, including a Starbucks Cafe, make us a great choice for business and leisure travelers. Meeting planners can explore the possibilities with over 14,000 sq. Ft. Of event space and 15 breakout rooms, perfect for hosting a variety of gatherings and events. With easy access to the region's major airports, Union Station and the Convention Center, Washington Marriott at Metro Center is a top choice for travelers to DC. ... more   less 
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