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Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ranked #64 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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New York City, New York
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“Nice hotel with a great location”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed at the Omni on October 27 with my sister. It's is a really big hotel with a very kind staff. Overll, we were pleased with our stay. The hotel's location is superb with a subway station right around the corner. The staff was welcoming and friendly.
I have two problems with this hotel.
First, there was something wrong with the heating. The heating would make our room either a sauna or a freezer. We were only staying one night so we didn't bother to call the reception and ask for another room, perhaps they would have tried to help us. I'm just writing this because at a 5 stars hotel you expect the heating to work flawless.
Another problem was the valet parking fee. We drove to this hotel and used their valet parking service, which is $33 + plus tax for a night. Here is the thing, DC has a huge parking problem, so valet parking is very important there. But I still think it's weird for a 5 stars hotel to charge its customers $33 for parking. I would understand if they charge other people who are not currently staying at the hotel, but parking fee for the current customers to me is greedy. I live in New York, and I travel a lot to Boston, Rochester, London, Istanbul, Paris, Rome etc and DC's hotels are the only ones with this weird parking fee policy. And I'm only talking about 5 stars hotel. I mean they may have outrageous room rates, but parking is generally a customer perk.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We appreciate all of your feedback and are glad that you and your sister had a good stay. While we understand your comments regarding parking, we assure you that we do our best to maintain competitive parking rates not just with other luxury hotels in the area but with all hotels and parking garages in the city. Thank you again for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor and we hope you will return soon.
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Pismo Beach, California
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We checked in, and found that we had mucked up the reservation, which had us arriving and departing a day early. The desk guy checked with his manager and moved us a day, which included crediting the pre payment and wiping out the no show penalty. The hotel is great, a nice restoration of a famous structure in a very nice residential area near the Zoo, shops, restaurants, metro, Rock Creek park, etc. Everyone from the Doorman, the Parking Valets, etc. is razor focused on the customer experience. Our room was large and nicely appointed, everything in good shape. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We appreciate your generous recommendation of the Omni Shoreham on TripAdvisor. We are glad that your reservation was quickly taken care of so you could enjoy your time with us. It would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again soon.
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Spent the long weekend last month at this hotel. Very accomodating and professional staff. Room had a quirky layout but met all that I had requested in terms of quiet location, etc. Location is excellent close to the Metro and there are nice restaurants very nearby. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your recommendation of the Omni Shoreham Hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is exactly what you want on your first trip to the USA. Its huge and splendid. The breakfasts are excellent as are the other meals but the breakfast is fabulous. Its easy to get into the heart of Washington - 30 minute walk or the bus which sutops opposite the hotel. The staff were brilliant especially when they found out we were from GB. The rooms were quite big and spacious.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for a long weekend trip to DC. The hotel seems to be away most of DC activities but we were very close to the Metro, trolley stops, the National Zoo (which was great and the beautiful National Cathedral. It was a lovely area to walk and was a great place to run. Our room was on the 7th floor and wonderful. It was large, with a balcony overlooking a beautiful park and homes, with plenty of space for relaxing as well as computing. It was extremely clean and well-stocked. We joined the Omni guest program (free) and received free internet and each morning fresh coffee was delivered to our room, free of charge. You could add additional items at cost, but what a wonderful service. We ate three times at the hotel, 2 lunches in Robert's, and a snack in the bar. Each time we had outstanding service and great food. I recommend the hotel hightly and will definitely return.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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OmniMgr, Manager at Omni Shoreham Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your generous recommendation of our hotel, our Select Guest Program, and our dining options. We are glad you had a great stay and hope you will return soon!
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London
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great location near the zoo. Gorgeous huge lobby with glamorous chandeliers and pillars and marble and generally a great entrance. Very helpful staff in reception, the bar and the concierge. Big room with two doubles - very comfortable, great sleep. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Battle Ground, Washington
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed at the Omni for business and was very pleased with the room. I had a balcony room and it made it nice to have to door open and let the breeze in. I recommend getting one. The bell staff was very nice and efficent. I would stay there again,

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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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
#28 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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