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Hotel Lombardy
Ranked #41 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Redmond, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“YOU WANT TO STAY HERE!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We are currently staying here and are very pleased with our decision to do so. This place is great with a great price. Trust me we are very picky about the places we stay and I really cant say anything bad about this hotel. The hospitality is awesome which if you've ever been to DC that is something very uncommon out here. Our room is very clean and comfortable. The bed is very comfortable as well. The parking garage costs 36 dollars but there is a ton of parking spots out front and its free to park from 10pm to 7am. We have had no probems parking there. The only thing is you need to make sure youre up in time to feed the meter before 7 And its only 2 hour parking so you have to move your car every couple hours but if your not going to be at the hotel all day that really isnt an issue. Location is great. Whole foods is only a couple blocks away and the meto station is right by it. I would definitely stay here again. Only negative thing I would say is that the water pressure is very light so its basically like going to massage envy wanting a deep tissue massage but getting tickled instead. But hey if thats the only thing negative to say about this place then the price definitely makes up for the lack of water pressure. We are here to go to the seahawks redskins playoff game so let me leave it off with a big GO HAWKS!!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Josh V
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Glad to know that you had a great experience, It makes me happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide outstanding service to all of our guest. Congratulations to your "Sea Hawks", for winning that game against our Redskins. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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East Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

My wife Suzanne and I decided to celebrate her birthday in Washington DC, and booked our first stay at the Hotel Lombardy for the nights of the 4th and the 5th of December 2012. I just wanted to take a moment to share some of our observations.
We both found the hotel to be impeccably kept, without a paint chip, or an unpolished piece of brass, to be found anywhere. It has an old time charm, warmth and intimacy of a truly unique boutique hotel. Coupling that with the very friendly, extremely helpful Door and Desk staff, and a warm welcoming, service and housekeeping staff, you would be hard pressed to find a nicer place to stay anywhere in DC for the money.
With the hotel being located directly on Pennsylvania Avenue only a few blocks from the White House and the National Mall, and a Metro Station only a short walk down the street, we found it a great location to base our explorations of DC from.
All that being said Suzanne and I both wish to thank you for your part in our great time in DC.
Sincerely,
David & Suzanne

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David L
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you for taking the time to share the details about your experience. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

What a find!!! What a pleasure it is to write this review of such an outstanding experience. Our first time in Washington (unfamiliar territory), knowing that the Web post are of the best one has to offer, and curious about what we would get for ~ $100 a night. Let me tell you, we got a beautfiul boutique hotel with large comfy rooms, kitchenette, wifi, etc. with a wonderful firplaced lounge and a superlative staff. If it seems I am gushing, I should be. I not only, wholeheartedly endorsed this property but it is MY hotel of choice in DC. 4 blocks from the white house, 3 blocks from teh Lincoln memeorial, 2 blocks from the Metro, what a convenient spot to enjoy all DC has to offer

  • 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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4 Thank n0tac0p
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience. Our goal is to offer every guest the same service and accommodations that will ensure a memorable stay.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed here for three nights in early Dec. I came in to D.C for the Redskins game and picked the Hotel Lombardy primarily for it's location , and was'nt disappointed. Foggy Bottom station is just minutes away and on the Blue Line to Landover , having the "Wholefoods Marketplace" in a direct line between the station and the Hotel was a huge bonus as well. The proximity to the White House , Mall and Georgetown also perfectly matched our needs.
The Rooms themselves are luxuriously appointed and have large comfy beds and pillows. WI-FI worked well , all the usual mod-cons fridge,coffee-maker , safe etc [including ludicrously over-priced mini-bar] were also there and of high quality.
My only complaint was the shower , after a long arduous trip to get here , the limp shower that greeted us was dis-appointing.
Whether it was being on the 11th floor , or , most likely their "eco" policy , the water pressure was abysmal. Curiously, their bathroom lights seem to have an [automatic] eco aspect too - as during the day they dim down considerably - not real helpful when it's dark and cloudy outside.
I mention this because my partner had a time-and-a-half washing her hair and then putting make-up on in the gloom ;}. Management might want to consider this , especially for their female patrons.
All in all though , a lovely Hotel , and one that I am highly likely to return to.

  • 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
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank John T
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. In reference to the water pressure in the shower, I hope that you informed the Front Desk about this issue so that it could have been addressed right away and I will look into this to follow up as well; also the lighting in the bathroom on the switch has a dimmer which allows you to have the lights low or make them bright, I apologize that you were not informed of this information in advance. Again thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Hillsdale, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

I ended up staying in DC another night and thought I'd stay at the Lombardy. They had some great rates and a nice upgrade. I stayed in 403, a nice suite in the front of the building. I won't say what the rate was as it was a steal!

Most of the staff was very fussy; perfectly polite and professional, but lacking that personal feel. The only staff member that I liked was David at the Front Desk. He worked a double the day I checked in, and was as polite and gentle as anyone could wish. Plus, without making a big deal about it, he recognized me when I returned. He was quietly on top of things. THIS was how a weary traveler wants to be welcomed. The other lady at the front desk was intimidating and cold, AND loud. She had that stiff-four-star attitude that is more old world and less enjoyable to people that do not expect the staff to be treated as surfs. Unless you bark out orders, I don't think she would have heard you.

Loved the building. I like old. I like character. There is always a sacrifice when one would prefer history over flash, but it felt pretty good. Great colors and very easy feel. My favorite is the slatted doors to the guest rooms. No doubt this was dated back to old days when air needed to circulate in the summer. Of course the location is great - just up Penn from the White House, and the IMF building (great architecture) is almost across the street. Georgetown is also easy walking distance, and the Kennedy Center. The metro is just down the street.

Wonderful bed; nice, rich carpet, night lighting. LOTS of windows. You didn’t really have any great views, but it is nice to have some sunlight in the room when you wake in the morning.
Had room service; the crab cakes. LOTS of crab, perfectly seasoned, great dish. I had a salad too, but it wasn’t very crisp. Reasonable price and it was so nice to eat in. I had breakfast in the morning in the dining room. I had their famous French Toast and it was tasty ($14). Loved the little restaurant. Very small room, seats 36. It would be a bit tight if it was full, but pleasant I think. I would go back. I didn’t like the fact that they include the 18% gratuity on the bill in the restaurant (expected with Room Service). One likes to tip… and it is more fun to tip big when it is a gift. If they just include it, one feels a little sour. Perhaps they have a clientele that tips poorly? Not a good message really.

Negatives? Well, as I said, the staff needs to lighten up. While typical, I find $4 M&Ms to be a burden. It is sad that they try to make money on a candy bar (one feels nickeled and dimed). I don't drink, but it could be a $12 drink if you add the soft drink. Newspaper at the door was nice, but it was a waste for someone that does this online.

Also, Penn avenue is loud. Sirens a good part of the night. This is to be expected in the city, and one gets used to it. Overall, I really did like it. I would certainly return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NSteele
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Hanover, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is the second week long stay I have had at the lombardy in the past year. I had high expectations--and was not disappointed. This is a lovely, comfortable and very quiet eurpoean style hotel in the heart of NW DC. The room is well appointed with beautiful antique style furnishings--but with modern comforts.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank marjorie r
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for telling us about your stay. We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your stay. e look forward to having you stay with us again.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
Level Contributor
115 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I had a wonderful 5 night stay in this lovely hotel located in a historic building. The location is near two metro stops and has lots of dining and bar establishments nearby. Right across the street is a nice pocket park for a little green in an the middle of a urban core.

Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
Helpful?
Thank DakotaFlyer2
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LombardyGM, General Manager at Hotel Lombardy, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back anytime.

Sincerely,

Corrado Palenzona
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Property: Hotel Lombardy
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:
#9 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lombardy 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of DC's Business District, Hotel Lombardy offers a classic European-style experience for discerning business and vacation travelers. A blend of historic charm and contemporary urban sophistication, our downtown boutique hotel offers elegant accommodations and exceptional hospitality just steps away from Washington, DC attractions, government buildings, and corporate destinations. ... more   less 
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