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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- State Plaza Washington Dc
- Hotel State Plaza