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“Good Value, Great Location”
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State Plaza Hotel
Ranked #38 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This hotel is older than many, but that only adds to the charm. Each room is a suite, with a kitchenette, large bathroom and very comfortable beds. The shower had a cloth shower curtain and attached to the bathroom was a dressing room with a large vanity and mirror. The vanity had a cloth skirt. I like details like this. Also, the towels are big and soft, with a large shower head and good water pressure. Every now and then, the pipes would sing a little, but it was not that loud.
If you are looking for sparkling new, this is not the place to stay. If you are looking for history, in keeping with the city you are in, this is a wonderful old hotel. The staff is always helpful, dressed in suits and crisp uniforms, and ready with advice on places to visit and how to get there. We traveled by cab a good deal of the time. Walking is possible, but the city blocks are very long. There are two desks located in the hotel, both manned and you can catch a cab out of each entrance. One is on G street and one is on F street. The hotel was clean, and there is one good restaurant that serves three meals a day. This was a very good value but nothing in Washington is cheap. That being said, we stayed here for three nights and four days and found the hotel comfortable and safe after busy sight seeing days. We walked to the metro subway our first day and rode out to Arlington Cemetery and easily found our way back. The second day we took a cab to the White House for a tour, walked to the Smithsonian from there and walked back to the hotel at the end of the day. I am 56, in good physical shape, my husband is 60 and in fair physical shape, but we did not want to do that every day. Still a cab ride to Union Station was the most expensive of all trips and it was only $11.00. Our average cab ride was $8.00, with a $2.00 tip. All in all, we spent about $70.00 on cab rides. Not at all bad for all of the running around we did. Just ask someone at either desk to get you a cab and one will be there in minutes.
This hotel is across from George Washington University, so there are young people milling about all the time. There was not a lot of noise from our room though, and I think having all these young people waling around, added to the feeling of safety in the area. The hotel is right next door to a liquor store and a CVS drug store, so if you forget anything, it is convenient to walk next door for whatever you need. Everything stays open until at least 9:00 p.m. on week nights.

Room Tip: Ask for a room closer to the front entrance lobby. We were in room 325, which is an upstairs room t...
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2012

Dear Andree D,

We're glad you found the State Plaza Hotel charming. Our staff also thanks you for the kind words. We really appreciate them and we hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back. Take care.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We read the reviews on this hotel before we booked, we were not disappointed. The price was also very good. The room was large and spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfortable with good linen, there was also a kitchen which was ideal as we had breakfast before we went out for the day. The bathroom was a good size and had good towels and toiletries. The staff were very helpful and very pleasant. The bistro/bar was good, the food excellent. The location was perfect, very convenient, only a 15 minute walk from the Lincoln memorial, etc. The Foggy Bottom metro station was only 10 minutes away. The area felt very safe as the George Washington University halls of residence were also in the surrounding area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

Dear cardifftravellers,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review of the State Plaza Hotel. We become extra motivated when we know Guests such as yourself appreciate our efforts in making your stay a pleasant one. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you again in the future. Take care.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have stayed at the State Plaza a number of times now for weekend trips to DC. The hotel is conveniently located near several popular parts of the District, which makes for easy access to restaurants, tourist attractions and nightlife. Street parking is available on both sides of the hotel (the main entrance is on E Street; the back entrance on F street connects the second building), and the hotel offers valet parking that will cost you a nice chunk per day. Dining is available on site if you desire to try the fare. The hotel decor, though well-kept, shows its age, but also adds a unique charm to the building that the average chain hotel doesn't have. The staff is typically helpful and professional. If you are looking for a reasonably-priced, clean place that provides the basic amenities while you lay your head while in D.C. for a night or two, this is worth checking out!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2012

Dear Toni G,

It's wonderful hearing from a regular visitor like yourself. Nice to hear you find The State Plaza Hotel conveniently located and a great value. We are also excited to let you know that we will be undergoing some renovations very soon floor by floor to make The State Plaza Hotel an even greater value. We hope to welcome you again to The State Plaza Hotel soon. Take care.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Excellent location, service and comfort. Added plus, a small kitchen with sink, stove, refrigerator and could request microwave. Could walk to White House, National Mall and Smithsonsian if fit. About 6 blocks from a Metro station (Foggy Bottom) and was around the block from George Washington University. Would recommend not having an auto (just an extra expense) and transportation was nearby. We will definitely stay there again when we return to Washington.

Room Tip: Would recommend second floor to be able to walk down stairway and not have to take the elevator each...
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GMatSP, General Manager at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Dear NepalTraveler66,

It is our pleasure to have read your review and that you enjoyed your stay at the State Plaza Hotel. It is also nice that you found our location ideal and within a short walking distance to most of Washington D.C.'s popular attractions. We look forward to welcoming you back to the State Plaza Hotel in the future. Much regards.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I paid $178 for bed only (corporate rate) this September.

I like this place because of location (close to subway, close to shopping, bars & restaurants) and rooms (flat screen TV, microwave in kitchenette, good Internet connectivity). Had to ask for microwave.

They are very good at getting taxis and the airport shuttle for Dulles.

Restaurant is good but a little pricey; the adjoining drug store has lots of ready to eat food.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on the E Street side of the hotel. Otherwise, you need to walk through the garage to t...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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DOSatSP, Director of Sales at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2012

Dear constanttraveler71,

We're happy to hear you like our location and that you found our hotel a good value. We thank you for staying with us and hope that we could be of service to you once again should your travel plans bring you back to Washinbgton D.C.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

My husband and I just returned from our stay at State Plaza Hotel. It is located within the George Washington Univ. campus (Foggy Bottom area). It is quiet, clean. Price was pretty good for the area. Our room actually had a kitchen attached with a full fridge and oven. Just used the fridge for water and beer. They had wine glasses too! Room service was great! Elevators were a bit slow and we had to get used to which side of the building to enter as there are two entrances, north or south. If you go to the 6th floor of the north building and your room is in the south building, you have to go all the way back down the slow elevator to the lobby and walk across to the other side and take that slow elevator. LOL Other than that, this is a GREAT place to stay! Staff was very nice and helpful. Very close walk to the National Mall too! They also can order you a taxi for return to the airport at a cost of $18, or you can always take the Metro. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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DOSatSP, Director of Sales at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2012

Dear Bonnie K,

Thank you for posting your review. We're glad you were able to take advantage of all our amenities. We actually have a front desk where you can check in and out on both ends of each building so no reason to walk all the way to the other side anymore. It was our pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Right near the Metro Center, Farrgot North, and near a Whole Foods/CVS which was great for our little kitchen to cook in. The price was extremely fair and we booked 2 weeks which saved us a nice chunk of change.
This hotel looks fairly plain on the outside, but the rooms offer plenty of space the room service is prompt. We had a situation where our toaster malfunctioned, burnt one side to a crisp and the other side wasn't even toasted. It ended up filling our room with smoke. The desk was kind and within 5 minutes offered us a new toaster and forgiveness on our "Toasty" room. (Bad pun I know).
I was really glad to see that they cared so much about our burnt toast even though it was around 1am!
The location is great because you are able to walk 3 blocks to the metro station and from there you can access every point in DC. Another reason for the location is it is close to Penn. which means easy access to the Mall, but also to the great eating locations of DC.

My one tiny complaint is no pots and pans in the kitchen. Plates and silverware were present.

Enjoy and Book Early!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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DOSatSP, Director of Sales at State Plaza Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2012

Dear bleeble,

We appreciate you taking the time give us your review of The State Plaza Hotel. We're glad you found our Hotel clean and safe with a pretty good "Book in advance deals". You can actually request for pots and pans and we will be happy to bring them to you for your cooking needs at no additional charge. Sorry you weren't informed about this. We hope to have you again as our Guests in the future.

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Address: 2117 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#47 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#59 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: $124 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — State Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleek and sophisticated, with impeccable service, the all-suite State Plaza Hotel offers a new standard of comfort to visitors to our nation's capital. These downtown Washington DC hotel suites provide spacious lodging in a fashionable, convenient setting, adjacent to George Washington University. ... more   less 
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