The Henley Park Hotel
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... It contained original news broadcasts of all the major news stories in the past 100 years or so with archives and preserved original items from the stories. From 9/11 to the first female investigative journalist, the museum was a huge source of news history that was full to the brim with really interesting information. The building was huge with 3 floors of exhibits (including one on anchorman), a T.V studio and a 4D cinema. On the top floor, there was a observatory ...
... raining. Nothing compared to the
torrential downpours we experienced recently in Pensacola, but still a substantial amount of rain when your only mode of transportation are your feet.
So, instead of going out, I caught up on my blog posts (posting pictures takes forever, by the way). I know all of you appreciate my sacrifice. XD
The rain started clearing up around two, so I hopped in the shower and then picked out my clothes. ...
... And at the end we found out where it was. And we went to a fake bar. Then we left and went to a restaurant called Vapiano where they served pasta, pizza, and salad. I had a Caesar salad and plain buttered pasta and split it with Agent Squirrel. Then we went back to the hostel. We packed and got showers. Then went to bed. So sad our Washington DC trip is over. It was an awesome and fun journey to go on with 7 other friends: Maryann, Holly, Kayla, Carissa, ...
... page from a major newspaper of every one of the 50 states for that day. At the top there are front pages of the world's print media. The Newseum also housed parts of the Berlin Wall and the aerial from one of the World ...
... donated their Inauguration ball dress/es. The collection was quite diverse in terms of styles and it highlights the fashion of the time. We also found out that if the president was not married, or if he was widowed he would nominate a female family member to be the chief hostess, therefore the 1st Lady. This has varied from daughter to sister-in-law during the 44 presidents. We wondered what will happen when they finally get the first ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Henley Park Hotel Washington DC
Charming small hotel
This hotel exceeded our expectations. Found a great package on Travelocity. Charming Tudor building, interesting tile lobby, parlor type living room with roaring fire, cozy bar with piano. Our room was lovely with yellow silk wallpaper, embroidered bedspread, nice shower. Great location for tourist activities (Smithsonian, Ford's Theatre, etc.) and the people couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Would love to go back.
I've just come back from a week long stay at the Henley Park hotel after attending a business conference and I must admit that after reading the many negative remarks on this web page (many unjustified) about the hotel, I was starting to regret placing the booking. However upon arrival at the hotel I was very impressed with the courteous staff (although many were Hispanics so there was a slight communication problem, although nothing to worry about). The hotel rooms were clean, presentable and tidy. The room I had was slightly small but nothing to whinge about to others. My conference was at the J W Marriot hotel (on Pennsylvania Ave) and although this was a much grander (and more pricey!) hotel, it was a welcome relief to return to Henley Park with it's relaxed atmosphere and soothing jazz music in the background. Mentioning jazz, on Friday and Staurday nights, a jazz band plays in the bar/restaurant area creating a chilled out and mellow feel with which to unwind after a day's work or sightseeing.
My Favorite Hotel in Washington
This friendly motel is my favorite place to stay in Washington. I found the staff exceedingly friendly and helpful, rooms are quaint, dining very good. A pleasent, refreshing break from inpersonal large (eg., Mariott or Hilton) hotels.
An additional feature is accessibility - just a few paces from the car to the elevator without steps.
I travel for work and stay in hotels at least twice a month. This is my first negative review, I'm writing because I feel so strongly about it. Visited the Henley Park as part of a wedding party, and have never experienced such horrendous customer service. Had repeated problems making reservations, rude operators and receptionists, and they misquoted the rate. They then proceeded to charge two of us a total of $1200 for 2 nights, at $189 a night!! Don't even ask how this was possible. My credit card company is fighting them now. Aside from the financial nightmare, the hotel is run-down (poor water pressure, hot/cold control, bad AC, grubby linens, small rooms, ancient bathrooms) and the service abysmal. I don't understand how a hotel with management and facilities this poor can keep their doors open. Trust me -- go anywhere else.
Truly enjoyed my Stay
Very comfortable hotel. Staff was more then courteous. Clean and reasonably priced. Will stay there many more times. First time to DC but no need to go anywhere else.
We had the opportunity to stay in a suite at the Henley Park Hotel over Martin Luther King weekend in 2004. The suite was on the smallish side, but perfectly suited to 2 adults and 1 four year old.
Nice Old Hotel
Stayed 2 nights and was pleased with the cleanliness of the room and friendly service provided. Only complaint I would have is the parking situation. Can't access your vehicle without going thru a Hotel Employee. Historic charm abounds.
The hotel has its charms, if you like old Tudor style buildings and interiors. The rooms were a it small even for city standards. Service at the hotel was sparse and confused. We were charged twice for our room. Once our bill came we notified the hotel, however we were given the run around by the night manager and the accountng department. It took two weeks to clear up the mess.
The Henley Park Hotel has incredibly charming curb appeal. Common areas are very cozy. Unfortunately you cannot sleep in the lobby. The rooms are awkwardly shaped and smallish. Furniture, bathroom fixtures and pretty much everything else about the rooms is overly worn and lack the sophistication typically expected of today's higher-end hotels. We discovered a bug cozying up to one of the glasses in the bathroom, and the fan made a loud noise as it tried to function. Many rooms lack any kind of workspace (pity the business traveler), but upon inquiry I was told that a room with a desk could be had...for an additional $20/night. King beds are rare, and a "double" means two twin beds. I will not stay here again.
Seen better days
The Henley Park Hotel has certainly seen better days.It is looking rather threadbare.Although it was clean the ameneties were not as advertised. The hotel is also too far from the metro unless you relish a good hike each way. The area is iffy at best and there is really no where to eat except the hotel (it cost us $35.00 for breakfast in the hotel dining room). The hotel is in an area of office buildings so the few available restaurants are only open Mon-Fri for breakfast and lunch.
On the upside the staff was courteous and helpful. Hotel for the most part was quiet.