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Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ranked #78 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Reviewed December 8, 2011

The hotel has a great location - 2 blocks from the Metro. There are lots of great eating places near the station. The hotel foyer looks magnificent. Remember to join the Omni Select program before you arrive to get a free coffee or juice each morning and free wifi.
The front desk staff were very helpful. They even checked us in when we arrived at 9:30am
after a harrowing drive around Washington's one-way streets.

We ordered a double room but were surprised the beds were really double beds not queen size as they are elsewhere in the US. We changed to a queen single but found the room was very small - it only had 1 bedside table and a very tiny bathrrom. It was by far the smallest room we stayed in during our 3 weeks in the USA. I am not convinced it was "value for money".

We had difficulty sleeping the first night due to the extremely noisy and smelly aircon system. Fortunately it was repaired after we complained and we slept well for the rest of our stay.

Room Tip: Don't get a queen single room! The room is very small and onl has one bedside table and a tiny b...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2011

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at The Omni Shoreham Hotel and we apologize for any confusion regarding your room type. We do have a variety of room types that include some rooms with two double beds as well as some rooms with 2 queen beds. We regret that we missed the opportunity to provide you with a room more in line with your comfort level and hope that this won't prevent you from staying with us in the future.

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Reviewed December 5, 2011

I have never felt more welcomed or appreciated during any hotel stay than my recent time at the Omni Shoreham in DC! I loved the old world charm, the impressive history, the grandeur, and the warmth, as well as the extras through Omni Select (Express Check-In, turndown service, newspapers, free Wi-Fi, option of free morning beverage delivery, robe, fridge, complimentary water bottles). The staff was consistently amazing. Our group also appreciated the special room rate! This is more than I receive with any other hotel loyalty program, and I hold multiple memberships! Close to great restaurants and zoo. Easy access to museums and monuments via nearby Metro. No rental car needed. I'll bring my family next time!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2011

It was a pleasure for us to read how welcomed you felt during your time at The Omni Shoreham Hotel. It will be our pleasure to welcome you and your family back for another wonderful trip to Washington, DC!

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Reviewed December 1, 2011

great lobby, beautiful large room, excellent room service, pleasant cocktail bar and close to Metro station, really felt spoilt

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2011

It was our pleasure to spoil you during your time in Washington, DC. We hope you will stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

When I first saw the outside of this hotel I felt I was in the Moscow of the 1930s, surrounded by the giants of Stalin's constructivist efforts -- massive, gray, with lots of small windows. It reminded me of Moscow State University and a few other buildings in the Soviet imperial style. I am not saying this to compliment the hotel. Although its size and architecture do impress, they also carry an air of the imperial grandeur of the Cold War, when USA and USSR were trying hard to impress each other as well as the rest of the world with their powers. If going back into the not so far away past is what you yearn for, this hotel is for you. For me, it falls somewhere in the awkward gap between the classic vintage hotels of the turn of the 20th century and the slick modern high rises of the end of the same century.
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Here are the pluses: Rooms are very spacious and seemed clean; it is easy to regulate the heating; nice large TVs; Concierges were very helpful and friendly; Lots of great affordable restaurants on Connecticut Ave just around the corner.
Minuses: Very long corridors and VERY FEW slow elevators; Not really walking distance from most central attractions (the Mall etc); slightly overpriced; it's getting old...

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2011

We appreciate your observations about The Omni Shoreham Hotel. Although we are disappointed that the style of our hotel didn't match up with your preference we are glad that the rooms and service you received met your expectations. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The Omni Shoreham is an exquisite hotel is a great area. The hotel lobby is decorated in the 1930's theme - elaborate. The rooms are tasteful and the main restaurant serves quality food. In addition, the exercise facility is top-notch. The hotel is near the Metro and several good restaurants.

I have three complaints: because both my roommate and I had our laptops, I had to move the nightstand to access power, which is not unusual. However, it did not appear that anyone had dusted that area for years. It was pretty gross. My other complaint is the elevator. Although there were at least three conventions at the hotel, only one elevator was working at any given time. There frequently were twenty or more people waiting at the elevators. My final complaint is the stairwell. Because of the elevator congestion, we used the stairs - five flights isn't all that bad. But the stairwell, although definitely used by guests on a regular basis, was dirty and dingy.

Despite my complaints, I would stay here again if the price was right.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Omni Shoreham Hotel. We would like to apologize that there was an issue with the elevators during your time with us. On most occasions we have all elevators in working order and regret that this was not the case during your visit. We will be sharing your comments regarding the cleanliness behind the nightstand and in the stairwells with our housekeeping team and regret that this was a concern. Thank you again for allowing us to understand where we have opportunity for improvement and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed November 22, 2011

We stayed at this hotel in august 2010. As soon as you walk in the hotel hits you at how beautiful it is. The huge vases of fresh roses that seem to be changed every couple of days are outstanding and smell beautiful. The room we stayed in was a lovely size and had a balcony overlooking the main street. The gardens are wonderful, beautifully tended and colourful. Every member of staff that we had dealings with was professional and helpful.
We would love to return one day.

Room Tip: Join the Omni loyalty programme to get free wi fi in your room.
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  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2011

Thank you for sharing your experience at The Omni Shoreham Hotel on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure for us to read what you enjoyed about your stay and we also hope you will return one day soon.

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

I found this hotel to be excellent in just about every respect. Efficient, friendly staff, comfortable rooms and beds, and really excellent facilities. I would recommend it especially for business travellers.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2011

Thank you for your recommendation of The Omni Shoreham Hotel. We are glad we met your needs in every respect and hope you will stay with us in the future.

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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:
#14 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#20 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#21 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#39 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: $136 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Enjoy a cocktail and light fares by the pool from our seasonal Splash! Bar (open Memorial Day Weekend until the week following Labor Day). ... more   less 
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