State Plaza Hotel
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When we got up mum said I was a pain to sleep with as I took up most of the king size bed so she got up at 4.15am. We then had breakfast and walked out of the hotel and went to hire bikes. On our bike ride we went to visit a lot of memorials some of them were the world war 2 memorial, Jefferson memorial, Lincoln memorial, Roosevelt memorial and …
We got up early and got a taxi to the train station. When we got there it was busier than a airport. We checked our bags in and sat down. I didn't do much whilst waiting, except messaging friends and finding out what has been happening in class, like i am now sitting next to Cate and Matthew. When we got down to the train is was so like a plane …
Wow are our feet tired tonight!! This morning we had breakfast at a restaurant called Founding Farmers. It was recommended to us by Jen and my friend, Heather. It was really good and gave us a great start to our day. From there we rode the metro to Arlington National Cemetery. It is a very surreal experience to walk among the many graves of those …
Today was a busy walking day! We left our hotel around 9:00 and walked toward the Capital. On the way we walked past the White House and stopped for a few pictures. From there, we went to the Capital. President Obama was at the Capital so that made for an interesting walk to the Visitor's entrance. We took a tour of the Capital and it is beautiful …
We left early this morning from Milwaukee - thanks Dad G for the ride to the airport!!- we arrived in Baltimore where Jen and Corbin Lingard picked us up. We had breakfast with them at Bob Evans and then they dropped us off at the State Plaza Hotel. When we checked in we were upgraded to a suite for the same cost and it is huge!! We have a …
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Historical Traveler Reviews State Plaza Hotel Washington DC
Great Value in the District
My daughter and I spent 5 nights there 4/22-4/26. We were very pleased altho the maid service was not perfect(slow to replace toiletries w/o specific request, removed unopen sode from fridge).We arrived at 7 AM after a red-eye flight. The hotel gave us a room immediately and did not charge for the extra time. The room was spacious with separate kitchenette, bath and dressing room. Well lighted, good tv, good AC, friendly staff quick to respond to any request. Safe, great location near GWU, 5 blocks from Metro, walking distance to Lincoln Memorial, inexepnsive taxi ride to Reagan Internat'l. Didn't use restaurant but it looked nice. Hint: learn to use the metro right away -- it's great. Eat at Ebbett's Grill. Don't miss monuments at night.
Professional service; perfect location; nice price
Located 4 blocks from the white house and four blocks from vietnam memorial, so good location for touring without need for metro.
The rooms have older furniture and tile. But very clean. The staff was very professional and well dressed.
Price was good $100-140 depending on the night. Parking right under the hotel, so you have access to your car whenever you want.
My room had full refrig, gas stove, and sink. Could have used a microwave.
Would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Front desk workers were not very friendly and one in-particular was quite rude. Most of the employees do not speak very much english. Parking is a nightmare unless you get there right at check-in time. The room was average for the price. It was clean, but the kitchen/appliances looked like they were from 1950. The "courtesy bar" which was filled with overpriced candy and trailmix was opened and items were missing. We called the front desk and after being transferred to 3 non-english speaking employees we were told there would be no charges. We, again, asked if there were any additional charges at check-out and were told there was nothing additional. Of course, charges appeared on our credit card. The weekend we were there was warm and humid and we could not get them to turn on the air-conditioning because it was too early in the year. This made being in the room/sleeping very uncomfortable. Not a pleasant experience, at all.
We required two bedrooms, and we booked a junior suite with a pullout couch. This was much more economical than renting two rooms anywhere else. The suite was very spacious and comfortable for two people, and included a large kitchen. The kitchen made it easy to eat in - another economy. To the right of the hotel door on the E Street side is a drugstore and a liquor store, and to the left on the F Street side is a (rather modest) grocery store. There are no restaurants close by, except the one in the hotel. We ate one dinner there, which was very nice, but upscale - not burgers and fries. The location is convenient to the sights, especially the Lincoln Memorial, which is impressive at night. If someone else is paying, you can certainly find more luxurious places. But we felt the State Plaza was a find for an economical and pleasant stay.
If you want a great location, don't want to pay much, are a party of one or two, and have NO SPECIAL REQUESTS for the staff, this is a pretty good place. It has a 1950s apartment building feel. No, the views aren't any good, but you can walk out the front door and be down at the Lincoln Memorial in 10 minutes. Big kitchens, and there is a decent Safeway grocery 10 minutes on foot at the Watergate complex. I came with a large group of schoolkids. Disaster! Expedia reservations found only after a protracted battle with the receptionist (whose English was poor). Couldn't get adjacent rooms. In fact, our rooms were in different floors and in different buildings. We arrived in the afternoon but weren't settled in our rooms until after dinner. Phones didn't work. TV volume didn't work. Wrong keys given. Bellhop couldn't find our rooms. lots more but I'll spare you. to sum up: great location. good price. bad service
This hotel is perfectly located in DC center. YOu can park on the street or in the garage they have. It is walking distance to all the museums. We have stayed there maybe twenty times in the past 8 years and only had one minor problem of note. For about 100.00 you are moving back in time to about 1955 with the decor and the whole deal. Every room has a stove, frig and a coffee pot and they are located in a little kitchenette off from the main sleeping area. There is a zip mart right next door to get goodies. The rooms have a little dressing room off of the bathrooms that makes it great for a little privacy. The plumbing is old and it will run hot and cold sometimes but the bang for the buck is beyond anyones complaint. I have stayed 5 star and 1 star and this ranks 5 for value and 3 for everything else.
State Plaza: March 2003
The hotel staff could speak better english, but none of them were native to our country. Front desk personel should be more informed, ask more questions about their customers upon check-in. The aft building, were I stayed, had no cover to protect from the weather. You had to pass thru a long hall, then thru a garage. The view is something to be desired, since I saw the rear of other buildings. The front & rear entrances were modest. The rooms are comfortable & kitchenette roomy.
The restaurant meal was almost adequate, but food delicious. The location is great, close to many attractions. Cost was comperable to lodging in the Washington area. I give it a 6.5 on scale of 10.
Great locations, great price
Apart from having to tell the taxi driver where it was - I had never been before I used my map! It was a great stay, brillaint location within walking distance of white house etc... price was very reasonale, rooms clean, beds comfy, staff pleasant, kitchen with all amenities. No complaints!
If you are looking for something clean and close to centre its a good choice!
We (2 adults and children aged 15 & 12) stayed in two adjacent rooms in August 2003.
First of all, I arrived with my employer, only to find that then main entrance is NOT handicap-accesible, and as I'm in a wheelchair, that is annoying. In order to get to the rooms, I had to go outside, down a stinky alley, past some dumpsters, and through a too-steep-for-wheelchairs parking garage. I felt like a second-class citizen. Then, the girl at the front desk was unbelieveably rude, even after we found out that the reservations had been put in for the wrong date. My boss pulled out her laptop with the confirmation from Expedia.com, with the date listed correctly, and after showing the girl, she looked my boss in the eye, and still called her a liar. They finally fixed it after my employer had to get two or three different managers. The elevators smelled very strongly of urine. We missed the first business meeting because of the hotel, and lost out on a deal. It took almost 6 hours to get towels. The Internet connection in the room was not working, so we called for a technician, whose English was poor at best. He just kept saying that the high-speed service wouldn't work with AOL. So we tried to get him to fix the dial-up access, which he flatly refused to do. In the end *I* had to fix the high-speed connection to work with the AOL. Last time I checked, that's NOT my job. After going around and around with numerous people, a manager agreed to comp the stay, and offered us free lunch the next day in the restarant. Trying to ignore the stained carpets and ratty bedspreads, the evening was passed with our beautiful view of the dark, stinky alley and dumpsters. Before we checked out the next day, we requested our free meal. They flatly refused, and called us liars once again. Its not that I was terribly desiring more of their bland, freezer-burned salmon, but at least wanted some feeling of hospitality. In the end, I had to call my husband to leave work, pick us up, and drive my boss to the airport. I then went home and cried.