Just a night's stay, but an efficient, well organized and helpful staff plus a comfortable room was perfect for my needs. I didn't eat in the hotel restaurant because I like to walk and there are lots of possibilities to explore in the immediate neighborhood. There is a conference center, but it is sensibly located outside the main traffic areas, so one is not aware of it unless involved with activities there.
Room is recently decorated, spacious and very good. Apart from room and the good location there isn't much to the hotel.
Even just for a coffee or tea you have to pay various charges and will cost you ariund $8. Only valet parking which costs $46 per day.
Let's face it, hotels in D.C. aren't cheap. Well, from what I'm used to at least! I was able to book two nights for a great price through Expedia so I was super excited because the location is great! It's in a clean, convenient part of town.
It has its own bar and restaurant and we had a late lunch at the bar which was wonderful. The staff was a little slow, but they were changing over for the evening and it was a Sunday so we were in no hurry and thoroughly enjoyed a sandwich and an appetizer. Beautiful, modern atmosphere.
There are a lot of really great places to eat within less than a block from the hotel too and a Starbucks directly across the street. There is also a CVS immediately behind that. Everything at your fingertips. We had pizza one night Pizzaria Paradiso and it was AMAZING!! Big beer list for the craft beer people. Amazing pizza. We also ate at Kramerbrooks & Afterwards Cafe. A little expensive but oh so worth it! Get the Cubano, you won't be sad!! We went to Larry's Ice Cream and Cupcakes too. Excellent for something fun after dinner. Great flavors!
The room was very clean and modern. It wasn't redone too recently (small amounts of wear and tear.. Beyond minor). The bed was comfy (no bed bugs, we checked!) the cleaning staff were very nice. Lots of free bottled water when you check in, in your room, restocked daily.
No breakfast, but free coffee and tea. A nice setup when you're dashing out the door!
Great concierge too! Set up a shuttle to BWI for us.
This was our first time staying in the boutique a hotel. The Madeira hotel was nice however it seemed little bit old. The hotel was a obvious conversion from a apartment building into a hotel and many of the features has not really been updated. But the room was clean you can control your own temperature. However the bathroom was small and the pillows or just to soft. It was difficult to get a good nights sleep more than anything when you travel you love a good nights sleep in a foreign bed. The bathroom also was small and the door for the bathroom gets caught on the floor mat the door needs to be fixed. But the staff was great and friendly, the wind was nice however it was not the best wine, and the coffee in the morning was good hot and fresh. The location was great but just a warning parking is expensive $45 a night for valet parking, really though for you five dollars a night is the average in Washington DC. You can find all street parking but I can be a little difficult but the neighborhood is safe. The area though is great I really like the area there's lots around close convenient restaurant but not close convenient convenience stores like 7-Eleven or other stores. But overall it was enjoyable stay I would recommend it to other people considering this area however next time I will try am more modern hotel even if it cost a little more money but still a boutique hotel.
The hotel is currently under construction which could be the reason that we could get a really good deal staying here. The price we paid was quite a steal for a four stars hotel and we got a courtyard facing, double queen size bed unit. The room was comfortable and spacious, even though the noise from the hallway and adjacent room was obvious. One thing to note is that the beds are extremely tall. The location is great to access Georgetown area and there are many good restaurants around. However, there is no metro station nearby and parking at the hotel costs almost $50 per night. Street parking are not hard to find but the meters need to be fed every two hours until 7pm, making it much easier just park the car at the hotel. During our stay, due to the construction/system update, the hotel couldn't process check-in/check-out electronically. Checking in/out manually caused long lines and significant waiting time. However, the front desk staff did try their best to make the situation more bearable.
The hotel was everything we needed it to be. It was clean. The hotel staff were great. My only complaint was our room was on the 5th floor, road side and we could hear everything outside quite easy. Especially the large trucks picking up garbage or making deliveries to the Walgreens on the corner. Woke us up very early every morning.
Check in was fast and pleasant, and the staff were very helpful.
The rooms are clean, well decorated, and modern, while the halls are a bit like a step back in time. Not in a wholly bad way, but certainly don't match the well updated rooms.
Wifi was reasonable.
The house staff were basically invisble, and we came back to rejuvenated rooms each night.
Free nespresso in each room, and a wine fridge for water or... Wine if you wish. Free wine and cheese every night from 5-6 is a nice touch and a good way to start off before a night out or a night in. the hotel facilities on main floor are cute and welcoming for these events.
Short walking distance to Wardman Park Conference Centre and Smithsonian Zoo. Also about 10 minutes walk to Dupont Circle and access to the subway line. The hotel is on a quiet tree lined street amongst beautiful buildings. Feels separated from DC despite easy access in a few minutes.
Would definitely recommend, especially for conference goers who don't get a room at the Marriott.
Mid-rises and mansions grace the leafy streets of Dupont Circle, where independent cafes and shops thrive. With a number of gay bars and businesses, this area is DC’s main gay neighborhood. Foreign flags fly high on Embassy Row, the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue from the Circle to the National Zoo and National Cathedral. At night, locals head north to Adams Morgan for drinks and live music.