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Loews Madison Hotel
Ranked #75 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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10 reviews
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“No Complaints Overall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

The hotel really lives up to expectation. Really spacious and well-decorated lobby. Staff generally helpful and friendly. Room was very clean and looked recently re-done. Bathroom was huge. Very close to many landmarks (around 5 minutes to the subway and a 10-minute walk from the WH). The restaurant also looks legit, judging from the menu, though we didn't eat there since we generally don't like to stay in the hotel too long.

One downside is that there isn't any view to speak of (kinda the neighborhood and also the hotel itself is not very tall), but it's okay if you just want to sleep during the night.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at either end of the building if you want a view. my friend did and it was decent.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kawai W
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GMMadison, Hotel Manager at Loews Madison Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Our staff strives to provide warm, attentive service so we’re thrilled to hear that you found them helpful. While many of our Deluxe Rooms are interior facing, our Premiere and Executive Terrace Rooms offer views of 15th street and the National Monument and are a good choice for those looking for a city view. We’re happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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camarillo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

We spent 3 days at the Madison while we saw the sights in D. C. The property is lovely, well located...a short walk to the Metro stop and has two restaurants. One is a bar and cafe with good food and a varied menu, the other is a dinner restaurant ...the menu is more for fine dining in the evening. We ate at both and would highly recommend.

The staff were particularly friendly and seem to genuinly enjoy their work.....the doormen greet you on every return....The room was very clean and nicely appointed.....We definitely would stay at the Madison again. .

Room Tip: All rooms are non smoking.........our room had no particular view...just other office buildings....b...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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lady lake
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

We spent three days at the Madison. Our rooms were exceptionally clean. Nothing showed signs of ware. The linens were spotless and fresh. The hotel staff went out of the way to be helpful and friendly, addressing us by name. No one had a dower look. the room was large and the bathroom was spotless and modern with a large shower. The widow treatments were nicely done and the windows clean. In short there were no signs of the subtle things that most hotels have that make you suspicious that they are not as clean as they first appear to be. We will return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

My wife wanted to spend a weekend in a hotel with a city view, we look around and found this hotel that advertised rooms with a city view. When we got to the hotel the room that was given had no city view and a view of a red office building. We call the front desk and ask about the advertising in their web site and they indicated that that was not accurate because of their location. The hotel is very old and the room did not smell too fresh. I guess if you are in attending a conference or doing work in DC it should be Ok, however if you want a romantic get away I will not recommend this place. We didn't spend the night there and check out the same day. There was no attempt from their management to make any accommodations or provide a refund.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shaytavi
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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

After much travel, we arrived at The Madison. The attention we received was phenomenol. The attention to detail wonderful. On our return, after having been there previously, we were treated extremely well. The location is great. Close to car rental and "The Center" of things.

Room Tip: Be certain to make reservations with the property and not one of the on-line services to make certai...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Nina C
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Charlottesville
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Very sharp Hotel. Conveniently located. Quiet and very nicely appointed rooms. Only fault of the room was the depth of the safe. Someone didn't account for the thickness of the closet doors, making it impossible to open the closet door and hang clothes. Our friends had another room with the same problem. This should be corrected. Plenty of doormen, but it seemed that most of the time I had to open the door myself. Parking overnight was obscene. Max rate at that garage is $16. But the garage 'closes' at 2AM. For the privilege of leaving your car beyond that, requires $47.50 (including tax), a bargain available to guests of the Madison. After a certain hour, on-street parking is tough to find. Most garages really do close, so they have you. Relatively, parking an SUV in Manhattan is a bargain. I'd definitely be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KeyWesterDave
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Madison for about 1 week back in Sept. 2012. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay there. Found the room very comfortable, plush, and tastefully decorated. The bathroom (though on the smallside) had high end toilettries and was luxuriously appointed, which was a bonus for my girlfriend. Hotel has that "boutique" feel overall with nice colonial furnishings throughout. Staff were all very friendly, polite, and courteous. Room service prompt. Ate at both restaurants there and found the food good overall, particularly The Federalist, which included traditional regional food with a twist.
I used the gym on 2 occasions and found it well appointed as far as smaller hotels go; they had chilled bottled water and fresh towels there to use during my workout..
Location was good and close to all the major sites and a few blocks from The White House; also, the neighborhood felt very safe to walk around at night and was a cabride away from some nice restaurants.
We both agreed we would certainly stay at this hotel again when visiting DC.
I think President Madison would be proud to have this hotel named after him!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gregg M
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GMMadison, Hotel Manager at Loews Madison Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Having recently completed a year long renovation, we appreciate your positive feedback on our guest rooms! We're very glad that you had the chance to dine at the Federalist. Chef McClure’s seasonal menu features some of the freshest locally sourced ingredients. We’re honored that you think our namesake would be proud and we look forward to having you visit us again soon!
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Property: Loews Madison Hotel
Address: 1177 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2701
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#34 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#40 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#45 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#58 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Loews Madison Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 356
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Become a part of history when you stay at Loews Madison Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Washington D.C., our hotel has been honored to host distinguished guests including Elizabeth Taylor and John F. Kennedy. Our unmatched dedication to service has made us the first choice for political and social leaders, global travelers and families seeking the cultural legacy of our nation's capital. Only a short stroll from the White House, Embassy Row, and National Mall Monuments, Loews Madison Hotel is a refreshing destination for corporate stays, relaxing getaways and unforgettable gatherings. Appointed with sophisticated furnishings, our Washington, D.C. hotel features a collection of rooms and suites with amenities fit for a president. ... more   less 
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