Stayed overnight while traveling from Charleston S.C. To Massachusetts . We were able to park our car and walk to all the sights. Nice to sit by the pool afterward and have a cocktail from the poolside bar.
My cousin and I got to the hotel early and didn't think we would be able to check in before the time.
However, the clerk told us our room was ready and that we would be able to check in. They were just the friendliest group all together of employees.
Check in was remarkably smooth and so was check out. The hotel was close to everything in Downtown DC. I would definitely stay there again.
The hotel is located in a nice area of Washington, with spacious rooms and good facilities.
The hotel is about three blocks from the nearest subway and to get to restaurants you need to walk at least a couple of blocks.but the concierge desk can give you a list of restaurants and other services in the area.
It was our first overnight stay in DC so I can't compare the hotel to any others in the area. Check in was quick and easy on a Tuesday. We didn't use the hotel parking at $45/night that's crazy so we found another hotel nearby for $30/night. The water bottles and snacks offered in the room come at a hefty price so beware before you take. It's about a 20-25 minute walk to the National Mall which we didn't mind. The rooftop pool is nice, but closes at 5:00 for happy hour. It's open to anyone not just hotel guests so one day when we got back from a long day of walking there was a wait for the elevator. The beds are not the most comfortable unless you like super firm. Overall, the room was clean, decent location, and staff was friendly.
Loews Madison is a terrific hotel for both business and leisure travel. The central location, comfortable rooms and helpful staff made our weekend stay very enjoyable. Only knock is the parking. Outrageous at $50 overnight.
Downtown DC is awash with culture. The Smithsonian Institution museum complex flanks the National Mall. The Washington Monument bisects the Mall, just south of the White House. Federal agency headquarters house bureaucrats of varying stripes. Moneyed and powerful lobbyists help create (and quash) laws from K Street. Chinatown and the Washington Convention Center lie east of downtown.