The Hotel has some exceptional characteristics. The hotel has lots of history and ballroom area is impressive, but the hotel is very busy. However, there are lots of people constantly coming and going. If you like a quiet, boutique hotel, this is not the place for you.
Noise is a significant problem. There is a night club (I believe on DeSales Street) which plays extremely loud music on Friday and Saturday night. We were located on the 6th floor, and use a white noise machine to block out doors closing and people in the halls; yet, we were awaken at 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday night by the loud, vibrating music from the night club. I felt like we were on Spring Break in Cancun.
The Hotel was completely booked. We booked through Skoosh.com, and when we arrived to check in, we were told that the Hotel could not accommodate our request for double beds. The only room available was a king bed. This was a problem, as we have a family of 4 and apparently the District does not permit 2 roll-away beds in a room. We were told because we booked through an online travel agency, our room request was not guaranteed. (Next time, I'll book with Travelocity, where I believe you can confirm your room specifications). We were very fortunate -- after we checked in, but before our room was ready, we received a call on our cell phone from the Hotel indicating that they had a canceled reservation and a double room opened up. This was impressive customer service, despite the fact that they were originally not responsive to our needs.
The Hotel has one of the best exercise rooms I have seen -- over 10 cardio machines (all with functioning tvs), free weights, and all new weight machines. Very impressive. No wait, even when the gym was busy.
All in all, I wouldn't recommend the hotel due to the noise problem. If you stay there, request a room away from LaSalle Street (main elevators). Instead, request a room near the Senate elevators (these elevators are over the main ballroom, however, so this could be quite loud as well).
- 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