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“Great Location - Great Stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of JW Marriott Washington, DC

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JW Marriott Washington, DC
Ranked #66 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
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“Great Location - Great Stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

Spent two nights while in DC, June 19 & 20. Highly recommend the hotel because of the location. For best prices, book far ahead. At check-in, we asked for a higher floor, facing the Washington Monument, and they were able to accommodate us with a very nice, clean room with a terrific view and everything we needed. Hotel is walking distance to most downtown sights, monuments and museums along the Mall. Really appreciated hotel having cold, fruit-infused water in the lobby each afternoon. JW Marriott is across the street from the historic Willard Hotel and only 1-2 blocks from the White House, so we felt very safe in the neighborhood - even after dark. Wasn't much happening at the JW Marriott bar, but we found a great happy hour menu around the corner at Chef Geoff's from 3-7 p.m. (Get there early for seats!) We also enjoyed the Corner Bakery for breakfast on the same block. Old Ebbitt Bar & Grill is only a block away, and is a lively place for dinner - advance reservations recommended. A Metro station was in the next block, which took only minutes to get us to Arlington Cemetery. So much to see and do in DC - wish we could have stayed longer!

Room Tip: Higher floors facing toward Washington Monument have best views.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Aldie, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Spent 1 night here while in DC on business. Got a room last minute with Marriott Rewards points. Only 40,000 points when the rate was over $400 per night!!! I got a room on the concierge level with an awesome view of the city. I wish I had the time to enjoy, but didnt get to the room until almost 7.
Overall comfortable room, friendly staff, well equipped business center (although the computer on the concierge level didn't work) and GREAT location (steps away from the Reagan Building where my meetings were held)
Hope to come back again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Beach Gardens
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59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Spent two nights during July 4th weekend. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Clean, safe, pleasant stay. Convenient to restaurants, the mall, Smithsonian and other sights. Trolley stops near here. Metro isn't far away. Corner Bakery in the same block--great place for breakfast.

Room Tip: Our room didn't have a great view but we were rarely there and they did offer a view at a higher...
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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1 Thank artlovinchik
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

This location is great for sight seeing, the rooms were clean (small bathroom for a JW) and the pool was decent for the kids. We didn't have much interact with the staff, but when we did, we found them all to be friendly. The cost per night + tax is overpriced in my opinion and you can definitely find a more reasonable rate. We had concierge access and figured we saved about $100 per day with the breakfast, snacks and water that is provided. We did have dinner in the regular restaurant and thought it was fine and priced reasonably. If we were to go back to the area I would look into staying at the Courtyard that is downtown vs. the JW. You really are busy and not spending much time in the room and the Courtyard isn't that far away. This JW is perfect for using points rather than paying the regular nightly cost.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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DanielMcKeon, Manager at JW Marriott Washington, DC, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our location near the White House, Washington Monument, Natonal Mall and so many other attractions as well as our staff who are always at your service! Depending on the time you are looking to stay there are a variety of great packages and discounted rates available from advance purchase rates to summer packages some of which include breakfast and/or internet (please see specific rate details for all inclusiions). We do hope you will join us again when your travels bring you back to Washington, D.C. and look forward to seeing you next time!
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Midlothian, Virginia
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145 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Staying for a family wedding, I was very impressed with the extra effort taken at the desk to get everyone into the best rooms. A mix of family wanting to be close together, some with special accessibility needs, different bed type needs, and it all came together as the staff checked all the options. Service throughout the stay, from housekeeping, the concierge, and the bar staff was exceptional.

The rooms are well-sized, a bit rare in DC, and scrupulously clean. The one drawback is the refrigerator, packed with bar items on sensors so you can’t remove them without being charged. It seems the target market is business travelers and events participants, not families on sight-seeing visits. The restaurant is pricey, and parking is over $40 per night, so it can be quite a strain for the budget-minded. Wi-fi adds another $13/day. It is an excellent location, however, two blocks from the National Mall, and it has a pick up hop-on, hop-off bus. Only a 10 minute drive to Reagan National Airport.

A great place if you can spare a few dollars, not recommended for the weekend family trip due to price.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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 Jesse W
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

The room is nothing special. It's clean, but not worth the very expensive rate which more than doubled in one day (but I guess that's the inflation for the tourists as it is summer). The walls are so thin. I can hear the tv on in the next room and it's not because it's overly loud. It's definitely close to the white house so if this is something you wish to visit, you are good at this location. I do have a good view of the plaza outside. They charge for internet but I can use my hotspot - 2 very small bisquits (free) by the coffee maker - but that's about it. Unless you find a good deal on the rate, I would pick another hotel

Room Tip: Ask for something on 8 or higher - and facing the plaza
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 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 NGVpromoter
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DanielMcKeon, Manager at JW Marriott Washington, DC, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and providing your feedback. I understand how much noise and a quiet room is an important factor for any guest that is a light sleeper! It might be helpful to request a room that is not adjoining or connecting to another so as to reduce or even eliminate any additional noise in the future. As rates do fluctuate based on season and demand there are definitely times you may find rates higher or lower than others. We do hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Washington!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Overall hotel experience was good. Hotel check in was easy, room is comfortable and quiet, clean. The bathroom is a little tight on space. Room safe and in-room coffee is nice. Free newspaper during the week. I tried the restaurant twice. Food is good if a bit overpriced. I had a "house speciality" both times, and neither were amazing. Service is very friendly but very slow. The location was excellent for my needs.

Room Tip: I was on a higher floor looking on 14th street and it was very quiet, sunny in the afternoon.
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Green Features: A bag for mixed recyclables is provided in the room.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JSWeyek
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Property: JW Marriott Washington, DC
Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1710
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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:
#20 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#32 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#60 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#63 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#63 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — JW Marriott Washington, DC 4*
Number of rooms: 777
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refined elegance and understated luxury welcome you at the JW Marriott Washington, DC. Our hotel benefits from a perfect location in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, near world-famous landmarks including the White House and the National Theatre. Every one of our 772 rooms and suites offer flat-screen televisions, luxury bedding, and Marriott's signature Plug-In technology panels. Additional hotel amenities include a modern fitness center and an indoor pool and whirlpool. Stop by our award-winning hotel restaurant, Avenue Grill, or order room service any time of the day or night. If you're in Washington, DC for work, you can take advantage of our full-service business center and our 29 versatile and sophisticated meeting room venues. Be sure to take time to explore the city, however; our hotel is just a block from the Metro, and within walking distance of many of downtown Washington, DC's best-known attractions. We invite you to experience the charm and quiet luxury of JW Marriott Washington, DC. ... more   less 
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