Washington Marriott Wardman Park
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Herrlich ruhig ist die erste Nacht im Marriott und nachdem es gestern ganz schön spät geworden ist, schlafen wir erstmal aus. Damit können wir allerdings die angedachte Walking Tour durch Georgetown knicken, denn die geht um 10 Uhr los. Schade, das hätte mich interessiert. Bis 10 Uhr schaffen wir es aber gerademal zum Frühstück. Das gibt's in einem …
Nach dem Motto "Das Leben ist zu kurz für schlechtes Frühstück" lassen wir das vom Best Western angebotene "Full Continental Breakfast Buffet" stehen, gehen auch nicht in den benachbarten Denny's, sondern fahren gleich nach Annapolis rein. Eine kurze Google-Recherche spuckt Chick & Ruth's Delly als lokale Institution in Sachen Hausmannskost aus …
... with each one, despite the fact that we only recognise a handful. Eventually though, we manage to get him out and make it to our final stop of the day, the Spy Museum. As you can imagine this is all about the art of spying as well as some famous spy stories. It is really hands on and Ethan, in particular, loves it. Best of all is an exhibition on the Bond Villains. There are loads of props from the films, including lots of the weapons and some of ...
... of a horror movie. This feeling was amplified when it was time for bed and I was issued with a 'flashlight' and my host called out to me "watch out for the bear!" and proceeded to laugh maniacally.
The next day we successfully climbed a hill (see photos).
On the Sunday, we went to play tennis at their country club. It was exactly as you'd expect it. Porsches filled the parking spaces and everyone had a towel round their neck. ...
... attempt to make it back home. We saw two Imax shows - The Dream is Alive and Journey to the Stars. Paul and I rode the Red Barron simulator and I am now sitting down to recover from it. For some reason I forget I am no good with motion.
We also went to the Natural History Museum when we saw the Hope Diamond - so beautiful.
Most of the museums are open till ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Washington Marriott Wardman Park Washington DC
I stayed at the Wardman Park Marriott for one night, and thanks to Priceline, my room was only $75. For that price, it was a great deal, but if I was returning to DC and planning to spend more, I'd probably look elsewhere.
Very very nice
An exceptional hotel with every imaginable amenity at your fingertips. The greatest Belgian Waffles, great pizza, plenty of nice landscaping and easy access to Metro. Dont pass this place up!
Nice hotel but hairy bathroom
I do like this hotel; very close to the Metro, albeit an upward climb; beautiful lobby and close to terrific ethic dining. I stayed in the new part of the hotel in May 2004. My room was small but comfy, especially the bed. The only downside was the floor which needed a good vacuuming and the bathroom which had about a half dozen pubic hairs on the floor and in the tub. Why is this so hard for hotel management to get this right? I've stayed in many "nice" hotels--obviously millions spent on a classy lobby, pool, exercise facility, etc.--only to find pubic hairs on the bathroom floor. Wake up hotel industry!
Five plus stars
Evey year for almost four years now i have visited the marriott. The service is great! The conserge is very helpful and the lobbies are comfortable and spacious. They have a work-out room with lots of equmit and 2 out door pools(one is on the roof!). Theey haqve a pub, two resteraunts(and a killer breakfast buffet), a Starbucks, gift shop, jewlers, and a convience center. The old part is charming and i definetly recommned it. The veiw from the rooms are spectacular. The rooms are large with decent size bathrooms and comfy beds. it had every thing they promised(no fights to get your hair drier). The over-all atmosphere is great and you should go check it out.
This is a fine hotel in an exceptional location. As it is primarily a convention hotel, there are occasional mobs waiting for a cab or crowding the spacious rotunda lobby. As for amenities the hotel provides exceptional variety in healthy food, Starbucks Coffee, a hair salon, gift shop and dining.
Great convention hotel
Just returned from a 3-day stay at this hotel while attending a conference. The hotel is very large with plenty of room to accommodate the large group of people attending the conference. Service was great and the multi-ethnic staff were friendly and hospitable and efficient.
Rooms in the newer part of the hotel were standard size, clean and very comfortable. Enjoyed the comfortable bed and linens, upscale bath towels. Meeting rooms were spacious and staff set them up quickly.
Staff were also available to direct attendees to their destinations.
Hotel is in a nice location within walking distance to restaurants and the National Zoo. Loved the Starbucks inside the hotel. Restaurants were pricey but food was excellent. Overall, I enjoyed the stay very much.
The trade-offs here are interesting. If you can get one of the suites in the old building, the hotel is wonderful!! The downside is the noise from the trucks in the morning going to the hotel service entrance. The lobbies are nice and front desk very helpful. The conference facilities are excellent. The pools are all outdoors and adequate--staff sometimes had to be prodded to provide or call for towels. Location is great with subway right there. The block of Conn. Ave has 6 -10 restaurants so you won't starve! The zoo, with its own problems, is within easy walking distance.
My husband had a meeting in the hotel so it was chosen for us. The location right on top of the metro is great! You have to hoof it down the hill and back up to get on but can virtually go anywhere from here.
Rooms are nice but very small. Few amenities offered in the miniscule bathroom. Lots of service problems. Housekeeping begins banging on doors looking for checkouts by 8 a.m. each morning. Lovely lobby bar but if you arrive at 4:45 p.m. for a drink, forget it until 5 p.m. when they "open up." Employees do not seem at all empowered to offer little exceptions for guests to improve the overall experience. This is definitely a business only hotel!
Wardman is a average marriott
We got our room via priceline.com and it was an excellent price for the location. The room was smallish but was well decorated and was clean. I would stay here again, but would ask for a room with a view of the street rather than one of the alley or at least one in Wardman Tower where the rooms have excellent character! The only needed improvement was that they need to pick up their room service trays more quickly! We came home at 8 pm and our neighbor's tray was outside his or her door and when we checked out at 10 am it was still there!- gross!
We stayed at "the Cathedral" May 2003. It's pricey but top of the line.
The rooms are elegantly decorated, great beds and linens, marble bathrooms, clean and fresh. Common areas are impecable. Room service was timely, hot, and tasty. The hotel is blocks from the National Zoo, and near lots of restaurants, shops, etc. If I go back to DC and want to stay first class, I'll pay the price and stay at the Wardman Park Marriott again.