It's possible to feel a bit like royalty when you stay here.
The Mayflower boasts a regal lobby and elegant rooms to match. Our room was clean and well appointed, and the staff was friendly without being pretentious. I was happy to see that all lamps had the eco-friendly compact fluorescent bulbs.
The hotel also happens to be one block from the Metro. After walking all day, it's pure heaven to reach your room so quickly.
As for cons:
Room service is outrageous ($20 for a hamburger), and that part of town gets pretty quiet at night. So we bring snacks to the room.
Some rooms can be very small and/or poorly situated. I intentionally booked what they call a "larger room." I received a large room, but it was located right above the hotel's enormous A/C units. The noise was unacceptable, so the front desk staff showed me two alternative rooms. I ended up with a smaller room than what I had booked, and they lowered my rate accordingly. So if you're booking here, err on the side of caution and ask for a larger room, and be prepared to speak up if the location is too noisy. The staff does accommodate you the best they can.
Lastly, this isn't really a con, just a weird observation.
The bathrooms don't have towel bars. We had to pile our wet towels on the counter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection has been a vibrant social hub in Washington, DC since opening in 1925. Refreshed and contemporary, our historic hotel newly inspires the city for business or pleasure with its premier location on Connecticut Avenue. The Mayflower delights with a timeless luxury found in our sweeping marble lobby, picturesque ballrooms, in-house health club, and luxury-minded guestrooms, offering plush bedding, high-speed wireless internet, and flat screen TV's. Enjoy a culinary delight at our lively American brasserie EDGAR, or step outside to experience the local flavor of Dupont Circle and other nearby attractions. Effortlessly blending historic tradition and modern luxury here in the heart of the nation's capital, The Mayflower Hotel is national treasure not to be missed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mayflower Hotel Washington Dc
- Renaissance Washington Dc
- Washington Dc Renaissance
- Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
- Mayflower Hotel Dc