Comfort Inn & Suites New York Avenue
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TravelPod Member ReviewsComfort Inn & Suites New York Avenue Washington DC
Had a surprise when we arrived. The Comfort Inn has changed to a Quality Inn. Hotel is further from metro than we thought. Hotel has busy road one side and train line the other. The trains are fairly frequent but have not disturbed our sleep. Breakfast area copes well with bus load of students. Internet is snail speed.
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We checked in early this morning. They allowed us to check in before the 3 P.M. time. Which was great, because we wanted to sight see ASAP. The room was clean and the bathroom was up to date.
Everyone ran downstairs and the shuttle picked us up right in front of the hotel. Pick up was a breeze too at the Union Station in the afternoon. We had pizza ,soda, wings included with our stay. No problem ordering. So far so good! Its not the Ritz..its just what was in our budget.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Inn & Suites New York Avenue Washington DC
Can i give it less than 1 out of 5??
Oh my god this was a scary place, we thought since it was only 2 miles from the capitol building this would be a good location to stay to see the sights. If the "sights" were five guys getting arrested for what i would guess to be drug dealing then here is your hotel. On the walk to the hotel we saw a "working girl" being picked up for a job and then there was the wee shop across the road that was scary with questionably clientel. Please for the love of god dont stay here.
Not bad rooms though.
Bu hey it was nice enought for MP George Galloway
But he's a nutter
Oh dear god get me away!!
We booked this hotel and when we got the room it stank!! And I mean STANK! We felt sick afterthen minutes and I was on the verge of throwing up! We left instantly and drove the 15 minute drive to the nice area, through the ghetto where the hotel was in and arrived in george town to the washington suites. Great hotel, little expensive but you get sofas, tvs internet, FREE breakfast and luxury!! Stay well clear of the Presidents Inn! Its expensive for what you get unless you like stink, scum and customer service without a thought for the customer.
Run! Run! Run! for your life.
This hotel is MILES from any important DC attraction. There is NO transportation to or from the hotel. You must walk several blocks in a very depressed neighborhood with bums and beggars all around. Cabs will not stop at this hotel. I booked it for 3 nights and stayed only one (barricaded in my room). At 11:10 p.m. I was awakened by the sirens of 14 cruisers pulling in to the lobby. Got out of there first thing the next morning.
Just a note: New York Avenue in DC only goes up to the 1400 block and ends, ifyou ask where the President Inn at 1600 block is, NO ONE knows. I asked a 15 year cop, he didn't know. I asked a 17 year taxi driver, he didn't know. I asked one the Metro bus drivers and he said "Man, you talking bout IVY City, That's Da Hood. You need to take the D2 Metro to New York Ave NorthEast." That is a VERY LONG 5 miles.
Make it a one night stay
I stayed here with my brother for three nights in June 2005. This wasn't a bad choice apart from the dirty and smelly clothes that we found in a closet. The best thing about this hotel is that it's located in a very quiet neighbourhood, so if you're looking for a good sleep for just one night- this is it. You will also be offered a fair breakfast and a newspaper in the morning. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. What more can you ask for except a nice view..well, there isn't one.
For those considering a longer stay I would suggest another hotel and rather closer to the attractions. If you consider walking back to your hotel during the night time you'll most likely meet some homeless people on the streets of New York Avenue to make you feel anything but safe. The staff is ok, friendly but not really interested in the customer service. There was but one exception to this, everyone seemed to love the guy that was responsible for the breakfast and also quite handy in giving some advice to stupid tourists like us. Without him I'd give this hotel just one star.
It's bad even for the cheap hotel.
I and my sister was booking this hotel online without knowing about the location or whatsoever about this hotel. I would not recommend this hotel if you don't have your own transportation to travel with because it's extremely far from the city. You have to pay for a cab or at least take a bus (which take about 30 mins from Union Station.) And it's also extremely tough to get the cab from this hotel to everywhere. (We stayed in front of hotel for at least 30 mins before we could get any cab.)
When we arrived at the hotel, they can't find our reservation. But eventually, they found it after we insisted that we have already made the reservation. I would say that the staffs here are not friendly nor helpful at all.
The room are fine. Not that clean, but quite big. But I think they need some renovation since it's looked really old.
So, in conclusion, if you have your own car and look for the cheap hotel, this maybe the right choice. However, if you are not intended to bring your own car to DC, don't stay at this hotel.
President Inn - a bad choice
I was looking for a cheap hotel for me and my fellow student in Washington over the internet side Hostelsweb. Unfortunetaly I was in a hurry. So I just looked at the information an pictures on this side. There was everything fine. Breakfest included, gym, pool etc. and the pictures were also good. Because of my work I had to move my reservation. That was not so easy because the englisch of the guy on the telephone was even worser than mine. But finally I managed it to get a new reservation number. As we arrived there, they didnīt had a reservation in theresystem and told me I had to pay 75$(instead of 62$). After I told them my story they told I had to pay 95$. No one knows why! I had the whole time the feeling that they donīt really listened to me. As I told them that I had also a reservation number, they told me again that I had to pay 75$ without looking on the reservation number. Because it was late, I took the room. The rest was almost the same experience as descripted before. And there was no gym or pool. Only the room was almost what I expected.
I was only 11hours in this hotel, but this were 11hours too much.
Not very nice at all
I agree with all the other reviews. My room was just acceptable, except very warm with aircon that had wires hanging out of it and looked very dodgy. The staff were friendly enough. Didn't like the look of the neighbourhood at all, and took taxis to/from the city. Glad I only had to put up with it for 2 nights. Give it a miss is my advice. It is very overpriced too.
Listen to me, Don't stay at this hotel.
Having returned from a 6 night stay at the President Inn Hotel with a group of 12 college students, I think I am more than qualified to write a fair review of the hotel. First I would like to say that the staff was very helpful and accommodating. A bus stop about a block away from the hotel provided convenient transportation to Union Station. Those points are pretty much the only positives to this hotel.
The hotel itself was undergoing some renovations, but there seemed to be many physical faults with the hotel. An example of this would be that the shower in my room, and I suspect the whole bathroom, was on a slant. The water temperature in the shower would change noticeably at random points. Also the elevator license displayed in the elevator expired two years ago.
The greatest disadvantage to this hotel is its location. The neighborhood was filled with helpful people, but at the same time they were always reminding our group to stick together because "people like you get robbed." There were prostitutes on the street and in the hotel. In one instance a man offered to sell a member of my group cocaine, which was a kind gesture, but we were all uninterested.
On the first day that we arrived we were told that our rooms were not available with the specifications that we had requested. At that time we explored our other options in the city. In hindsight it would have been a much better choice to request our money back and stay that the Dupont Circle Courtyard. It seemed like every day a new group would come in and repeat the same ritual we had on the first day; arguing with the hotel staff about the amount of money they were spending compared to the quality of the hotel.
If you are tight on cash and able bodied this hotel will work for you. If you are prepared for and willing to have an adventure every day of your stay this hotel will work for you. If you have kids, are elderly, uncomfortable with areas of crime or have an extra ten dollars a night to spend on a hotel in a nicer part of town by all means avoid this hotel. As my group and I reflected on our stay we agreed it was all right that we had stayed there because we all knew that it would be the first and last time we would be staying in that neighborhood.
Avoid this Low Grade Type Hotel
When we were looking for a hotel in Wash, we stopped by this place and asked to see a room before getting one, good thing we did! Outside the neighborhood is full of (censored) and is very dangerous. The rooms are disgusting, we saw some "stains" on the beds and instantly left and didn't come back, we found the Radisson as a better alternate and it was worth it.
Expect the worst, get the worst
I stayed in this "hotel" with a group, it was the worst experience you could imagine! We thought we had a good rate, but every dollar for this hotel was not worth it!!! Dirty rooms, prostitutes(!) in front of the hotel and even in the so called lobby! Only recommended for travellers who want to have the great adventure!
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