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Omni Shoreham Hotel
Ranked #64 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Birmingham, Uk
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Old fashioned style”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The reception area of the hotel was you walk in is impressive; large airy and 1920s opulence; it has had several famous guests and been used in films such as the Pelican Brief. The rooms were a good size. well decorated and clean. The hotel is close to a metro stop; 5 mins walk away and it takes 10-15 mins to get to all the sights. There is a good selection of restaurants and diners across the road from the hotel for breakfast & dinner which are well priced and we enjoyed the food. This is a hotel where everything is extra except the room. The hotel is a good taxi drive from the airport and we were told due to traffic can take a while; so took the metro and then a bus which worked out quicker and much cheaper. The metro is excellent, clean fast and efficient.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Whole family attended from Scotland.

Rooms were great , pool nice and relaxing with good poolside food.

Main hotel food excellent but a bit pricy for dining out each night.

Great links via the metro to all the tourist spots

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was one of the Best all around hotels I've ever stayed at.
From the minute we pulled up to check in, The, first class treatment started.
We were greeted by Elliot who was Very professional,and caring, He answered
All my Questions with a very sincere approach. Check In was effortless, In The most
Beautiful lobby you have ever seen,It looked like a setting from a Hollywood movie,
Exquisite chandlers, Marble floors, Antique styled furniture,everywhere. Lots of
Memorabilia from celebrity stays, including notes from the Beatles.
Clintons presidential ball, Our ROOM was Huge king suite was like a small apartment
One flat screen TV in sitting area, One In Bedroom, The wallpaper and furnishing were
Like the Biltmore Estate, Our room was kept spotless by dedicated staff, coffee service,
Turndown service,Everything was Heaven. One last Thing, My Wife lost without her knowledge,
Her cellphone case which was turned in promptly by housekeeping to security, We are deeply grateful to This wonderful Woman, as there were other Items of value in the case.
We have not yet learned her name, But again we are Extremely Thankful of your Kindness.

Room Tip: Everybody gets a good room, No tips needed
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Close to the Metro & everything you need. This is a large historic hotel where inaugural balls are held & famous people have stayed. Valet parking ONLY for $41.30/day. Large pool, great fitness center, large clean rooms, comfy beds, attentive staff. Woodley Park Metro stop is a block away. McDonalds, market, restaurants, & shops all within walking distance (1-2 blocks). Check out Adams Morgan for live music & people watching.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Arrived at 11am and greeted by the staff, the room was ready for us to check into...it was 11am!!!
The room was clean with plenty of room. The beds were extremely comfortable...loved the pillows.
The shower was...WOW, great water pressure and the water was hot!
Located within walking distance of some great restaurants, the Metro, and the Zoo.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Weston, Connecticut
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244 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Omni Shoreham sits in a nice neighborhood, just a short drive or can ride away from the major attractions in DC. There are literally dozens of restaurants within walking distance, and the National Zoo is right nearby as well. This is a large hotel with a rich history of hosting Presidents, Royalty, movie starts, and even the Beatles. Our room was a Suite with a separate living room and it was fairly large and comfortable. The best part of the hotel is the very large pool which sits out back amidst a lovely backdrop of trees. It gets great afternoon sun and is fantastic for kids. The hotel is a good value and I would certainly return.

Room Tip: A high floor is preferable since there is a fair amount of street traffic. The side facing the pool...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Goshen, Indiana
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hotel was very nice. My room was larger than a typical room. From the front desk at check in until I left, everyone was very friendly and helpful. It is only about a block away from the Metro. There is a McDonalds between the hotel and the Metro so if you don't want to eat at the typically overpriced hotel restaurant. There are several other restaurants in the area that are reasonably priced as well.

The zoo is a short walk - but beware if you are with someone that has trouble walking as it is almost all uphill. The zoo itself is on an slight incline as well but there are wheelchairs and strollers for rent.

Room Tip: If you have to sleep during the day or early evening, you may want to request a room not facing the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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
#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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