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Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ranked #70 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Worthing
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“Fabulous pool deck”
Reviewed October 14, 2011

Great hotel with a huge reputation. Very glamorous and in an excellent location.
Lifts are a complete nightmare as very small, and nowhere near enough of them for the size of hotel, but it is an older building. Overall a great stay and certainly the best pool and grounds in DC.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2011
We appreciate your review of The Omni Shoreham and your compliments of our grounds. We are sorry for any delays you experienced with regard to our elevators. They are the original elevators and carry historic significance in regards to architecture as well as the procession of well known figures that have used them over the years. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to have you as our guest again in the future.
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

We stayed at this hotel over the weekend to tour DC and go to a Washington Capitals hockey game. First the hotel -- it is beautiful, with peaceful gardens and lots of places to sit outside and relax. The lobbby is oppulent. The staff is polite and very helpful. The hotel bar was accommodating when we wanted to watch a Patriots game on one of their TV's. We had a room with 2 queen size beds. The rooms are spacious with plenty of room for a family of four not to feel cramped. Access to the city is so simple. You are a block from the subway, which takes you right downtown. No need for expensive cabs. The subway is clean, trains are plentiful and the price is right. The restaurant at the hotel looked very beautiful and expensive, but we were traveling with kids, so we opted to take a quick walk up 2 blocks to a row of small, bistro type restaurants with outdoor and indoor seating. Very charming, cheaper than eating at the hotel and lots of ethnic choices from indian to mexican to italian to American food. There's even a McDonalds if you are on a tight budget. The kids can have ice cream at Baskin Robbins and visit the nearby zoo, which is within walking distance. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit the bustling city but would like to return at night to a quieter neighborhood and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2011
We enjoyed your review of The Omni Shoreham Hotel and are glad your family found our property to be a peaceful place to wind down after a long day of sightseeing. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor and we hope you will return soon.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

I stayed here for one night in September and it was lovely. The room was spacious, clean and definitely worth the money! There is a little shop downstairs where breakfast can be brought; it is an extra in the hotel. I was also able to leave my bags for the day after checking out which was convenient.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

If there is a conterence going on expect to wait a long time went with a large party no rooms available put in a side room for two plus hours when given rooms some already had guests in, staff not able to cope so be warned

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2011
We are familiar with your particular group and we were in the midst of a computer outage that prevented us from working as efficiently as we normally operate. Although this is a rare occurrence, we now see the need to have a better backup system in place so that our operational challenges do not affect the experiences of our guests. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay you experienced at check in and we hope you will consider a future stay at our property.
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

The staff at the hotel was very polite and helpful. The rooms were about what you would expect for a $150/night hotel and the beds were a bit hard. Had an issue with a clogged tub drain but it was fixed immediately. A bit of a mess was left in the tub afterwards, however. Would reccommend housekeeping follow up with maintenance requests if a mess is going to be left behind. The coffee machine in the room didn't work properly, just beeped constantly when trying to brew. The door to the room had to be slammed to close, probably disturbing other guests.
Attended for an event and had to wait a long time for elevators. The elevators are small and there's only 2 per wing. Took the stairs a few times to avoid the wait.
The conference rooms and settings are very nice and well kept. Good place to have business meetings/events. The bar is a nice place to hang out as well; friendly and capable staff.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2011
We appreciate the opportunity to understand what you enjoyed about your stay at The Omni Shoreham Hotel but also areas where we have opportunity to make improvements. We will share your feedback with our various managers and hope this will not prevent you from staying with us again in the future.
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

I had a lovely breakfast here Friday, as I planned to attend a Southern Poverty Law Center press conference. Staff were unable to tell me where the press conference would take place. They suggested I check at the sidewalk. When I did, and didn't see it, I attempted to go back into the hotel, and was stopped by security and the manager. As a gray haired 55 year old woman, I can only imagine I received this treatment because I was carrying a rainbow flag.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights in September 2011. Very clean & well equiped. Staff at reception very helpful as were the rest of the people we encountered. Concierge couldn't have been more helpful, they even rang various shops trying to track down an item we wanted. Food at Open City across the road is fresh & well cooked, ate there for breakfast & dinner. Woodley Park Metro just 5 mins walk away, easy to negotiate and safe. Open top bus tour stops by Open City and is a great way to see the sights. Would recommend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2011
Thank you for your recommendation of The Omni Shoreham on TripAdvisor. We are glad all of your encounters with our associates were warm and friendly and we hope to welcome you back again.
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Property: Omni Shoreham Hotel
Address: 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2649
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest , Woodley Park / Zoo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#21 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni Shoreham Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 836
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come home to the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a true Washington landmark. Located in one of the most sought after DC neighborhoods, this luxury property fuses modern comforts with distinguished service. This urban oasis is located on 11 plush acres just steps from the metro and the National Zoo. Sip a cocktail in the Marquee Bar or, during the warmer months, guests can lounge poolside at one of the "South's Best Pools" as rated by Southern Living Magazine. ... more   less 
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