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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews George Washington University Inn Washington DC
We stayed at the GWU Inn for 3 nights and found the hotel to be charming. We were a little apprehensive at first because we did not book the room ourselves and so did not know what to expect. (We had reservations at another hotel which had closed for renovations). The room was a small suite with king-sized bed and a fold-out sofa and a kitchenette. The hotel was very clean and the staff extremely nice. The front desk and bellhops were always willing to go the extra mile. An added bonus...the hotel is VERY close to the Metro station which is the ONLY way to get around D.C! We would definitely stay at the GWU Inn again.
All around superlative
We used an on-line special to try out G.Washington University Inn. The staff was very responsive to our requests. We weren't able to turn the A/C off since the panel was stuck. Within minutes a man came to take care of the problem. We were there with another couple and were told we wouldn't have rooms on the same floor. But later when we checked in we had rooms right next to each other. I imagine the woman at the check-in took care of those arrangements. She was vry friendly and most helpful. One room was a suite and was equipped with a kitchen. Very clean - wonderful location - we were able to walk to many interesting places. Then the metro is only 2 blocks away! We hope to return to GWU Inn!
Terrible customer relations!!
WATCH OUT! Had to cancel because of illness. Would not refund deposit because they said did not give 24 hrs.notice. I informed them illness does not give 24 hrs.warning and asked for manager. Was told that manager does not come to the property. Then asked for manager on duty and was told there was none; asked again and was told to leave voice mail message. Did so and message was never returned. Sent e-mail to manager and received no reply. These people seem to have no idea of customer relations or satisfaction and wonder why any one would want to stay at an establishment that acts like this.
Fairly decent hotel with adequate and clean rooms. Hotel is within walking distance to Georgetown (5-10 min walk) and tourist areas of D.C. Helpful staff and small efficiency kitchen in rooms.
I stayed at the George Washington University Inn in January 2004. Everyone on the hotel staff was outstandingly friendly and helpful, as well as sympathetic to the fact that I got snowed in for a few extra days there. The manager even let me check my email on her computer when I bemoaned being stranded without access to mine!
The hotel is smaller than expected. First entered into a smoke-filled room with a broken toilet, but then the front desk gladly transferred us to a suite. The best thing from this stay was the restaurant down below called Nectar. Pricey, but the food was exquisite!
This "boutique" hotel is located in a converted Sixties-ish apartment building, and it still seems like an apartment building. There's barely a lobby, and the elevators are tiny. No amenities at all. The rooms are all suites, decent enough, but very "motel-ish" in decor and quality of furnishings, etc. The kitchenette area was downright tawdry. There's no restaurant in the hotel, but a restaurant that shares the building is supposedly available for room service and breakfast. We called for room service in the evening and 45 minutes later a xeroxed menu from the restaurant was delivered, by which time it was closed. In the morning, the so-called breakfast buffet lacked fruit and consisted of coffee and a few sad looking pastries, plus some congealed eggs too long in a chafing dish--the room was empty (no other patrons) and gloomy--so we left. The hotel is quite understaffed--one beleagured person at the desk, one bellhop and one overworked maid (our room was still not made up by 4:30 in the afternoon). If you need to stay near GWU, choose the River Inn one block away, another all-suite hotel, but much nicer. If you don't need this neighborhood, just stay elsewhere.
From its wonderful location to its cleanliness, spacious quarters, well-thought amenities and friendly, helpful, accommodating staff, our experience was top of the line. Having stayed at many deluxe hotels, the GWU Inn certainly ranked 'up there'. The only drawback was the limited number of restaurants a short walk away, and that's a comment on Foggy Bottom, not the Inn. We hope to return to D.C., and would definitely stay at the Inn next time.
Great Weekend Packages on their web site!
Great Weekend Packages on their web site - what a treat! We took advantage of their "Treat Your Tourist Tootsies Package" - how creative. We received a great rate - enormous suite - and all the extras with this package: Foot lotions and srubs, foot roller, bath salts and free Wine! Highly suggest this hotel - we'll be back.
The GWU Inn is among the nicest hotels I've been a guest of in Washington, DC. Outstanding service - small hotel - the staff was very attentive. All the amenities in the room surprised me! They've thought of everything - down to umbrellas! I also liked having the refrigerator and the CD Player was great too.Excellent location - close to the metro. We walked and did metro almost everywhere. Overall great hotel - clean rooms, excellent service staff, and great rates.