My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights 9/18-9/21 for a weekend getaway to DC. We got a rate of $85 per night through priceline. We are mainly budget travelers and rarely stay at high end hotels, so this was a real treat for us. The lobby and promenade is just beautiful and very elegant. There were numerous weddings and other functions happening throughout the weekend so it was not uncommon to find people in evening gowns and tuxedos milling about, where we felt a bit out of place in our "tourist" clothes, but quickly got over it.
Staff at checkin was very helpful - we arrived early (10 am) and did not expect a room to be ready, but it was and we were able to go right up. She offered us a choice of 2 doubles or a queen bed, and we chose the latter. She also offered us the option of upgrading to a suite for $50 a night extra, which we declined.
Our room was just lovely. I can see why other posters mentioned the rooms being on the small side, but it was fine for us. My only complaint would be there is not a lot of drawer space - if we were staying more than a few days we would have had to work out of our suitcases. The bathroom, on the other hand, was so large you could practically do laps in it. Definitely a highlight.
We ate breakfast at the Cafe Promenade restaurant on our last morning, which was very expensive but delicious. Some interesting options beyond your typical breakfast fare. We also had drinks at the lobby bar in the evening, where the staff was wonderful.
The hotel is actually very historic, and there is a little display on the mezzanine level above the lobby with some interesting facts and artifacts about the hotel's history. Make sure you check that out.
The location was terrific - half a block to the Metro, which took us everywhere we needed to go, and plenty of Starbucks and other quick service eateries for a quick breakfast or snack. CVS right next to the Metro for incidentals.
Definitely would stay here again!
- 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