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Historical Traveler Reviews The Churchill Hotel Washington DC
Good hotel for a good price.
I stayed at the Churchill for 2 nights in Sept. while I was in D.C. for a wedding. We reserved a regular room but upgraded to a suite soon after we arrived (cost per night $130). The suite was enormous-- a large living room, a small office with writing table, large bedroom, smallish bathroom and several huge closets. It was very clean and the furniture was elegant. This is definitely an older hotel, but I found it to be very charming and it's been well kept up. The only downside is that they don't have things like a high-speed internet connection in the rooms (I believe there is a dial-up downstairs). Also, the pool (which we could see out of our window) was closed and the water was a nasty green color. Perhaps they were doing repairs? The rooms were quiet, room service was available whenever we wanted it, the hotel was walking distance to Dupont Circle and the subway. We found the location to be very convenient. Overall, this was a very nice hotel, especially for the price. I would recommend it and stay there again.
Great Deal, Very Nice Hotel!
The reviews for The Churchill seemed to be mixed, so I took a gamble and it definitely paid off. Beautiful hotel, good location, and very large attractive rooms with comfortable beds. The staff was nice and very accommodating. It's a good 3-4 star hotel, and I would stay here again. We only stayed one night, but from what I saw I really would be hard-pressed to complain about anything (the walls were thin and the showers are small, but that's about it). Don't be discouraged by the whiney reviews; some folks could stay in the Ritz or the Four Seasons and still find something to sob about. If you can get a good price, go for The Churchill.
A great bargain
I found this hotel through Priceline, and I was a little concered when I saw the "Avoid this dump" review. But the hotel was a real bargain for my Priceline price. (I paid $59.) It was comfortable, with a separate kitchenette area. I would stay there again without question.
We were suprised and pleased with out stay here.
This is the hotel Priceline selected for us when we were looking for a hotel in D.C. The staff were attentive and helpful and very friendly. Our room was quite large, although they do have suites available because I saw one. The beds were very comfortable with down comforters. The room was very clean and we loved the location. We would stay here again.
A moderately priced find
Stayed with a colleague while attending a conference at the Hilton across the street. A very large, very comfortable suite for $189 a night. Living room, bedroom, small office/dining room -- big rooms. The bathroom is small, but well equipped. Very quite, nicely furnished, good and friendly service.A coffee maker and small refrigerator in the suite would have made this excellent!
A Fine Hotel
We have stayed at The Churchill three times in the last year. We have had very nice, well appointed rooms at good prices (lower than the Marriott Courtyard next door). The DuPont Circle area is loaded with good places to eat.
I read about The Churchill on the web and when I tried to book through various sites, they were booked. So I called the hotel directly and and thanks to some last minute cancellations I was able to get a room facing Connecticut Avenue and the hotel where my meeting was across the street. The standard room that I had was bigger than several apartments I have lived in. The reservations manager was extremely helpful answering all of my silly questions and helping me get from the airport to the hotel. The only disappointment was the somewhat stiff and rude desk staff and desk manager who wouldn't allow me to store my luggage while I had lunch. Love the rooms but the staff needs service traning.
This is unlike any of the other "heritage" hotels I'm familiar with. Usually they are terrific, one-of-a-kind, and worth the extra cost. Not so The Churchill. It looks rather shabby, including the furniture. Ordinary bathroom facilities. No in-room coffee maker. Clock worked, radio didn't. Access to only a limited number of TV channels. Must be 5-watt light bulbs (truly heritage-historic, I guess). Kind of a dim & dingy place. Pleasant check-in staff, like restaurants with smiley greeters but the food & service are a disappointment.
Good Place in a Great Location
I stayed here on a Saturday night recently, after finding a great price on the Web. I was told to ask for a room facing Connecticut Ave., and I did. Staff was very helpful. Room was huge, with a separate desk area and dressing room, and newly renovated. Views were good, and the thick curtains kept out street noise. Look of the hotel in general is that of a grande dame that's been freshly redone. Only problem I found is that the walls are thin; I could hear everything next door.
Avoid This DUMP
The website for the Churchill Hotel falsely depicts the
actual condition of this hotel. I should have known what I was in for when the hotel elevator carpet was brown with stains. The hallway on my floor featured two broken light fixtures, one of which had fallen to the floor. The room which I received was filthy - the carpet was stained and the
wallpaper was peeling everywhere. The television features 6 channels!
This hotel was so disgusting that I checked out one day early and got a room at the Hyatt downtown, which was a welcome sight after a night in this dump.