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“Recovering from a trans-atlantic flight”

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Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ranked #64 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
York, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Recovering from a trans-atlantic flight”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Advantages:
Free spa & gym (including hot towels)
Large rooms
Lovely garden
Obliging staff
Great chandeliers in the fancy lobby

Disadvantages:
Shallow pool
No free b.fast or internet
Expensive valet parking
Tired looking building

Room Tip: Avoid the back rooms next to the air con unit
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank yorkiehannah
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Thank you for providing us with feedback from your recent stay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the opportunity to know what made your visit pleasurable.
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Paramus, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2011

Although this hotel hardly needs another glowing review, I'd like to say that we had a wonderful weekend there. The Christmas decorations were spectacular and the food and service were excellent. We ate at Robert's and the Marquee Lounge which has an interesting menu of "small bites" (some not so small), both very good. The perks with being a select guest (register when you reserve) were great too and we have rarely, if ever, seen a staff so friendly and well-trained and accommodating anywhere in the world.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank QueenSandi
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2011
We truly appreciate each and every review that is written about our property and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The Omni Shoreham truly takes on a magical feel during the holiday season and we are glad you were enchanted by it. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you back again soon.
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San Diego, California
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85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2011

I recently stayed at this hotel for a conference. Aside from the bathrooms being a little small, the hotel room was wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful. The service was excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the monuments
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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1 Thank Cincy45209
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2011
We are delighted that you had a great experience at The Omni Shoreham Hotel. We hope you will be our guest again soon.
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Melbourne
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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2 Thank SpencerD
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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3 Thank Pam S
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, 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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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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Thank paulinemaria
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, 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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Northbrook, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.
As for the actual hotel experience -
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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Thank Volleygirlie
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, 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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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
#31 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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