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TravelPod Member ReviewsWashington Plaza Washington DC
Washington Plaza have a very good location if you are going to work or do the trivial tour per Washington, DC Civic and museuns tour.
Style with good price considering the city standard price
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Historical Traveler Reviews Washington Plaza Washington DC
Expedia gave us a great price, but the hotel charges an extra person fee of $20.13. The hotel was grand and easy to get to. The valet parking was good, except that a sports car posed some problems and I had to park it myself in the secure, covered parking deck. I was told it was too narrow and the valet couldn't see out of it. They only charged $18 for that night instead of $23. I am certainly thankful that the parking was secure. I had problems with the drink vending machines on three floors. The rooms were well insulated for soundproofing. No fan in bathroom and no mirror in bedroom. But believe me, everything else was fine. Great price for being in town. Would stay there again.
What a dump
We walked in the lobby but the staff was preoccupied by personal phone calls, ignoring us. We went into the hotel room and immediately smelled a combination of mildew and urine. The paint on the wall was chipping off, the ceiling tiles were falling, the shower grout had mildew growing and the wood on the bathroom door was peeling away. You pay for parking and are supposed to have in and out priveldges, but don't count on it. We went out for lunch and wanted to go back to our room in the afternoon but the parking lot was full. We will never stay there again.
Good if you just want a place to crash...
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Washington Plaza while I attended a conference in DC in April. I'd gotten a good rate ($75) but I definitely felt we got what I paid for. The room was clean, but small, and the bathroom desperately needed an update. The restaurant, though overpriced, was quite good. However, the roomservice was TERRIBLE. Most of what we checked off on the preprinted express breakfast menu was unavailable, so the hotel staff made their own substitutions, leading to a very bizarre meal. The next night we had room service dinner, and the crabcake I ordered apparently was spoiled, because I got a mild case of food poisoning, and was quite sick in the morning. Despite this, I think I would stay again, simply for the price, and proximity to the attractions. I'd just be sure NOT to order any room service!
Great Hotel for the price
This was our first time to Washington DC and we had a great time. We stayed at the Washington Plaza hotel and got a great deal for flight and hotel through Expedia.The staff at WP were very friendly and accomodating. The were extremley helpful in directing us on the Metro around the city and offered advice on resturants and shopping.The pool was an added bonus.Would stay here again and would recommend it to a friend.
How to "do" Washington DC.
We visited this beautiful city in the dead heat of august.When doing so we suggest the following:bring lots of taxi money as the distances between the sights are just too large to walk in the heat.The Metro will get you in the general area but the rest you need to walk to and from one to the next sight or museum is a little much.Especially from the metro to the jefferson memorial with the vietnam and korea ones to either side.The best way to "do" it all is by the tout trolley that lets you off and on at each attraction.One needs at least a full day to do this.Arlington cementary is an awful lot of walking too again take the trolley tour.Smithsonian is the greatest.Be sure to see an Imax 3 D film at the Air&Space museum.Be quick at the museums as they close at 5pm.Except on thursdays,open "till 7pm.Holocaust Museum is sad but need to be seen.And don't forget to see Smokey the Bear next door!The Library of Congress is a MUST see,the inside is unbelievable! For good shopping take the Metro (blue line-Franconia)to Pentagon City the Metro is right inside the mall and it is a very large 4 level mall with good anchor stores.And across the street is another smaller mall with best buy,borders and marshall etc.The same metro line will get you to Alexandria va.the "old"city.Joe Theisman's restaurant is directly across the street from the Metro and a great place to eat.Alexandria boat tours will bring you to george town and back on a relaxing boat ride for 45min.each way. If you arrive at Dulles airport it is a long way out of town but we talked the taxi drivers into a $40.00(plus tip)ride to our hotel and back.Taxis in Washington are 5 bucks a ride in the downtown area plus $1.50 for the second(spouse)person plus 1.50 tip is 8 dollars a ride.They are plenty-full and courteous.But all need wheel allignments.There are no chain restaurants to be found downtown(only starbucks and a very well hidden Mc.donalds).Food can become rather expensive.All in all Washington is a GREAT place to visit and a MUST for all Americans I believe.Very save too a lot of security everywhere and plenty of armed guards and police. Don't expect George or laura to say hello when you visit the white house they seem to be rather busy. Stay at the centrally located Washington Plaza Hotel on 10 Thomas Circle,check for great web deals .It is a Holiday Inn type Hotel but easier on the budget.Have a great time!!!
Fine, clean, and conveniently located hotel. I stayed there with my 2 teenage and preteen children and we were quite comfortable. (I brought an aero bed rather than pay $25 per night for an uncomfortable cot.) The in-house restaurant is fine but woefully overpriced as is the poolside bar burt the pool was very nice. A good deal at the reduced on-line price I got ($77 per night)
Will never stay again
we had reservations for a king-size bed. when we checked in the clerk said nothing to us about our room. we got to our room and were extremely dissappointed. the room was not nice, very small, and very noisy(from outside) and had a double bed. we went back to the front desk and was told there were absolutely nothing available. we called another hotel and got a king size bed on the spot for $40 more. went back to desk and cacelled our room. another clerk started looking for a room and we told him we were told there was nothing available and we wanted to cancel. he said we could still be charged for the room at THEIR option. we told him absolutely we were not paying. they didn't give us what we had a reservation for. this clerk was rude and pompous and hard to understand. we finally got the reservations manager and we got the room cancelled with no charges. not a good experience and i will never go back.
If it's a nice pool you want, this is the hotel for you...
The pool was very big and had a poolside bar, which was great, but that is where the luxury ended. Our room sucked. It was nothing like the website picture that showed really cool retro carpet and colors. The bathroom light flickered whenever it was turned on. There was no device in the room to change the room temperature at all, so it was 90 degrees outside the hotel and 80 degrees inside. There were long black hairs on our "fresh, clean" towels... Hmm.. and we had to pay almost $20 a day to park. My boyfriend and I stayed in many hotels in many cities during our 2 week vacation, and this one in dc was the worst part of the trip.. But, while I am here, let me tell you should eat at Citronelle and Red Sage, which is where we dined while in the city, because the food experiences we had at both were WONDERFUL! Thanks
Good place to stay
This hotel appears to be undergoing a renovation. The room I was in appeared to have new carpeting and a new bathroom enclosure. The room was large and airy. The neighborhood is noisy with lots of sirens all day and night The hotel has 9 floors. I stayed on the 7th and the noise was minimal. The only real problem was low water pressure for showering in the morning. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the McPherson Metro station but you can walk to the Mall in 30 45 minutes.
I would definitely stay here again.
I have stayed twice at the Washington Plaza, and will be doing so again, mostly because the meeting I attend is held there, and secondly, because this time around, it's the best price I could get for two adults and two children. It was clean, friendly, and OK. The restaurant is overpriced, I thought, but there is a small grocery a block away, so you can arrange some snacks in your room. Last time, I find the Center City Hotel just a block away, a European type with rooms a little darker than the Plaza, but otherwise OK, and with a free breakfast -- very basic, but saved money. My room there also had a refrigerator. Many European tourists there the week I was there. Unfortunately, they were filled up for my next trip.
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