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Hotel Lombardy
Ranked #31 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Reviewed September 26, 2012

we stayed here in august 2012 before setting off on a tour of the south east USA. We enjoyed it so much we finished off our tour with a further three days before going home.This hotel has a warm welcoming european retro ambience with cheerful helpful staff especially the front office and the rooms and beds are very comfortable.It is perfectly well situated, close to downtown and within easy walking distance of all major attractions except perhaps western union station and I say that as a reasonably fit mid 60's guy. The circulator bus operates from just across the road for those sites beyond walking distance. There are plenty of stores bars and facilities on around the GWU campus and surrounding area. This will be my first choice next time We visit DC. Considering its central location the tariffs are very reasonable.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are pleased to know that you have a great time. We look forward to having you back with us on your next visit.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Blocks from the White House and from several Metro stations, this place is great if you are looking for a central location. It may not be right on the mall, but It is right next to James Monroe's house. The hotel has an old feel that matches being next to that house. This felt like the proper place to stay for a trip where I would be spending a lot of time studying American history.

The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The beds felt amazing after a long day of trekking around a city in extreme humidity. The hall behind the beds that has the mini-fridge on one end, a sitting area on the other, and a big empty space in between was just sort of weird looking. It made use as a changing room though. The cleaning service was great. It is also very quiet. We had no view, but for me a working TV is all the view I need at the end of the day.

We ate in the cafe once for breakfast. The pancakes were decent, but the french toast someone else ordered was amazing. We attended a cocktail reception in one of the rooms on the ground floor and the bartenders poured some mean drinks. They were also very accommodating when it came time for the party to end. It took forever for that reception to break up. They did not rush anyone rudely like some places would. It was almost unnoticeable that we went from a reception room with an open bar to the lounge with cash bar.

If you are coming by car be warned: They share the parking lot with the adjacent office building. During the work week, that office takes all the parking. We showed up at noon and were told there was no parking available. When I asked where I can park they sent me to a garage a few blocks away that was also full. They were aware of no others. To have this happen after driving for hours, in an unfamiliar city, and already running late for an event is just frustrating. I was ready to knock multiple stars off this, but the rest of the trip they won me over. Just be prepared to have to look for parking because the valet might not have anywhere to put you.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed here during a visit to GW. The service was great and the rooms are pretty nice. The bed was so comfortable, but the pillows were overstuffed. It's kind of a silly thing to comment on, but I noticed that people in other posts had thought the same thing. The rooms have very cool, old doors, but it can be kind of loud if there are people in the hall outside your room. Despite these few detractors, the hotel was great. IT IS BEYOND CONVENIENT IF YOU'RE VISITING GW! So close to a big metro station and there's a Whole Foods right around the corner.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We are happy to hear that you were pleased. In reference to the pillows, you would be happy to know that we do take our guests concerns serious and we are currently in the process of switching out the pillows. GWU is a great neighbor of ours and we hope that on your next visit, you will stay with us again.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Hotel Lombardy is a well maintained older hotel with fine service. Just spent two nights in DC for business and enjoyed my stay there. The hotel has been remodeled with an eye toward retaining character and uniqueness. Many things about the hotel are European in style including a small elevator. The hotel is well located, close to GWU and many downtown DC sites.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We strive to provide each of our guests with outstanding service. We look forward to having you back with us.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Charming boutique hotel in a good location that is close to the White House. Staff could not be more helpful. The hotel was pristine with big comfortable bed and beautiful bedding. Delicious breakfasts, especially the almond french toast. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The hotel is splendid, the staff are courteous, and the location very convenient. The European flavor was a welcome relief from the dry-wall enclaves so predominant in modern accommodations. The proximity to George Washington University provided easy access to a wealth of services (shops, restaurants). A fifteen-minutes stroll down to Constitution Avenue at 21st Street gave one ample time to enjoy the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial.

I look forward to staying again on my next visit to DC.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Just stayed at Hotel Lombardy and it was a wonderful experience. The bellman Ramone was fantastic - made you feel like you were family coming to visit. The food for room service was outstanding. It is a unique hotel with lots of charm and is in a wonderful location. I would certainly come back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2012

Thank you for your your feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay here at the Hotel Lombardy. We hope to see you again soon!

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Address: 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
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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 Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: $108 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lombardy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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Located on world-famous Pennsylvania Avenue, the Hotel Lombardy beckons travelers who possess discerning tastes - who appreciate the personalized attention and intimate ambiance of a truly unique Washington DC boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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