Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Address: 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20008, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Cleveland Park/Woodley Park area of Washington DC, is near National Zoological Park, U Street, Joy's Nails Salon and Spa, and Naval Observatory.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington DC

      Nice hotel if you get a deal, but look elsewhere for full-price

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      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.

      If you look at the Wardman Park Marriott homepage, you'll be justifiably impressed with the beautiful old building that you assume you'll be staying in. Chances are, though, that like me, you'll be in one of the 60s/70s-era buildings that you don't see on the website. My room was fine, however--I had one minor problem with a non-working fixture that was resolved within 10 minutes. All the staff I encountered here were extremely helpful and courteous, perhaps more than any other hotel I've stayed at.

      The room was a decent size, and had a nice big sliding-glass door...which was bolted shut, presumably for security reasons. This meant that I had no fresh air in the room. I was there during mild weather, so I can't speak to how well the heating or cooling systems work.

      The location has its advantages and disadvantages. The hotel is located right next to the Adams Morgan-Woodley Park-Zoo DC Metro station, which is convenient, especially because besides the zoo and a few restaurants immediately adjacent to the hotel, there's not much within walking distance of interest. The neighborhood is very nice, and seemed very safe, but was primarily residential. If you want to go anywhere of interest, be prepared to spend a lot of time walking back and forth between the subway station, and be sure to check what time the subway closes!

      Overall, although I didn't dislike the Wardman Park Marriott, I probably won't seek it out if I'm booking a hotel in DC again. If you get a good deal for it on Priceline like I did, it's really fantastic, but if I were paying full-price for a hotel at central Washington DC prices, I'd like to actually be at a hotel more central to Washington DC.

      Very very nice

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      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

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      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

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      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.

      A Nice Place in a great neighborhood

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      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.

      The employees are friendly and helpful, and I didnt experience any of the issues discussed in other reviews. I would note that there are always men in suites with earpieces, and one rather obvious gent with a gold badge around his neck. I think the overt security creates a tense atmosphere and not the intended atmosphere of safety.

      In DC we always think about danger from terrorists, I think the hotel is lovely and the security could be more subdued.

      The bathrooms were clean and neat, and the hallways were fresh and well maintained.

      Great convention hotel

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      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.

      Trade-offs

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      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.

      Good Location

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      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

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      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!

      Beautiful hotel

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      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.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington DC

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