Connecticut Avenue Days Inn Hotel

, Washington, United States
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Connecticut Avenue Days Inn Hotel

, Washington
2 star

Rooms: 155

4400 Connecticut Avenue - Washington - District of Columbia - 20008 - United States Hotel Website | | 2022445600
294 Traveller

Reviews - Connecticut Avenue Days Inn Hotel

7/10
Good Location, Cozy
Submitted by: Rekha in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: India
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Value for money!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Connecticut Avenue Days Inn Hotel

Adequate, at best

from JustUs0626
If price is your main concern, and the hotel stay is not an important aspect of your trip, then this place is fine. We stayed only one night, and the beds were comfortable, the rooms acceptably clean and what little service we required was fine also. There is a great buffet restaurant opened early, closing late, a few doors down. The metro is convenient,though you will need to transfer once to get to the Federal Triangle attractions.

A few problems: the bathtub enamel was peeling in our tub, it looked yucky. Strangely the curtain rod was few inches short of the end of the window, and there was a parking lot with glaring sodium lights outside our room. I had to pull the curtains over and prop a book against them to block the light! Also a faint wintergreen-y smell greeted us, not at all pleasant. Sort of like denture cleaner or something.

The adjoining rooms occupied by the rest of our party didn't have these issues.

I would not likely stay here again, I like a little more comfort and amenity and would pay a little more to get it. If you're picky about the details go elsewhere.

But for under a hundred bucks in DC, I don't think you can ask for more than a clean room with a decent matress, and that's basically what you get at this Days Inn.

Here's hoping we all someday have the means to stay where we desire with price as no object!

Poor Stay BUT It Was Cheap

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from attending a wedding in DC. The Days Inn was the closest hotel to the wedding site and indeed this property is in a very nice and safe area of DC, very close to the Van Ness Metro stop, with several restaurants within walking distance.

The Days Inn itself is a bearly passable property, that does seem to be undergoing some sort of renovations,(there were piles of old mattresses by the parking garage), but beyond the lobby, it was hard to see much progress. There were two rooms on the second floor that had no locks on the doors (nice secure feeling?) and one of the hallway electric panels had a cover that was hanging on by only one screw (good for small children to explore!).

We had booked a king bed room, but upon arrival the desk clerk acted like he didn't know what a king bed was, only saying to us "you have two double beds". The room itself was SMALL and with so much furniture stuffed in it that, it was clear there was no way for a maid to vacumm most of the carpeting (which may explain why it obviously had not been done lately)! The bathroom was old, but there was plenty of hot water and pressure. Towels were small but fine. The was lack of electric outlets, so that we couldn't have the clock plugged in next to to the bed and the coffee maker only worked when the foyer light switch was on. And to use the iron, we had to unplug the TV!

I guess we were luckier than some, as other family members attending the wedding went through 3-4 rooms each, before getting one they found acceptable. In fact, my brother and his family at one point were offered a room that had NO beds in it at all!

I must say for the $79 a night we paid, I had very low expectations and the Days Inns managed to not even meet these.

Horrible

from A TripAdvisor Member
I will never stay at a Days Inn again. This place was horrible. Amenities were 1/4 roll of toilet paper (no extra rolls provided), Pubic hair on towels and stained, broken springs in mattress, stained chairs, TV remote just changed channels (No power /volume /menu control), wall switch controlled all lights in room, broken tiles in bathroom, no ice/vending machines, No ash trays in smoking room, furniture all scratched, place smelled like urine. All this for $159 a night – plus tax and in Washington DC no less.

Disappointed by this Days Inn

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I spent Sat. oct. 8th at this hotel. It was a location near my son's home . We were first given keys to an occupied room. Then off to the 4th floor which was missing a number. The hall light was burnt out and the heat lamp. The toilet did not flush correctly and was fiddled with by the man who brought our luggage to the room. It never worked correctly. The sink backed up and drained too slowly. The tub was worn enamel and looked disgusting. The carpeting looked dirty and stained. The temp. control was hard to regulate and so room was too cold. We were put by a room with torn up carpeting in the hall and very dirty carpeting. This floor should not have been occupied in my opinion. This was a very disappointing experience and I would not reccommend this hotel.

go somewhere else

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I went this past weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 2). We booked the Days Inn because it was reasonably priced and close to the National Zoo, which was our main reason for going to Washington. I read the previous reviews for the hotel, and knew they undergoing remodeling. I thought I could handle shabby hallways: it's only paint, right? WRONG!!!!

The main lobby was in good shape, although they stopped the improvements at the front desk. The exit doors to the parking garage and the stairwell were not redone. Once off of the elevator, the hallways were completely destroyed. Holes in the walls, spackle and wall debris on the floor and no hallway lighting led the way to our room.

The room inside was updated and intact. There weren't any holes in the wall, and the room itself was spacious. However, the bathroom was horrible! The toilet moved when you tried to use it (I guess it wasn't bolted down correctly), there were bugs climbing up the drains into the tub, and long, black hair all over the bathroom. Ew!

The only bright spot was the staff. They were all pleasant and knowledgable. They helped us a lot with directions.

My recommendation: Spend a little more and go somewhere nicer.

Not worth the money

from A TripAdvisor Member
Was at this facility for two nights and it was terrible. There was some type of construction going on int he parking right next to the doors, so the first obstacle was simply to figure out where to legally park to get into the lobby to check in and figure out where to park. Surely they could have worked it to do half of that area at a time so as to not close it completely off? Not sure what floor the guest was on that said the renovations were complete and wonderful, but it was neither the third nor the sixth as they were both still very tore up and uninviting. Gouges int eh walls and areas of unfinished painting, the smell of turpentine and stacks of chairs, "Wet Paint" sings on everything so you were afraid to touch anything, and all of the room numbers and directional signs were merely taped up with blue tape. On the sixth floor, although these taped up signs directed you to the ice machine, it proved to be a never ending maze. When the front desk was finally contacted about this, they merely laughed and said the only working ice machine was on the third floor. The room itself was not large, but size was not the main concern - there was too much else wrong to notice how large the rooms were. The ironing board and it's cover were so old and beat up you were fearful to use it in case it might damage your clothes. The light right inside the door was flashing horribly and repeated calls to the desk never did get a repairman there to fix it. While the bathroom itself was lacking, the towels were nice and the water pressure was surprisingly good. The coffee machine however was plugged into an outlet that only worked if the disfunctional light in the foyer was on (...this however was likely only a problem in my room). As for in room amenities, they offered quite possibly the cheapest coffee ever to be brewed and the toilet paper was harsh to say the least. The carpets were dirty everywhere and the pervasive odor of unclean was difficult to get away from. Maid service did not happen while we were there, with no explanation or offer of fresh linens. Since it was a weekend, the price was $125...no way was it worth the hassle, the inconvenience, or the unpleasantness. Oh, as someone else opined - the Indian resataurant across the street was a little pricey, but very good indeed.

Good value for money

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel has been completely refurbished (they were just finishing redoing the hallways when we were there). The rooms are clean and you can tell everything is new. Since I'm European, the rooms didn't seem particularly small to me - how much room do you need!
Good location: just two blocks from the Metro station (Van Ness). There is also now a new all-day restaurant just by the Metro station that serves a great breakfast buffet. It also has a bar for the evening - everything you need.

The Days Inn on Connecticut Ave met our needs

from A TripAdvisor Member
My daughters, ages 11 and 14, and I stayed in a comfortable room with 2 double beds. We used Hotwire to book the hotel with airfare from Atlanta included. It seems we got a fair price for the entire package. The hotel is an easy walk from the Metro station which is a BIG plus. There is a CVS drug store immediately in front of the Van-Ness Metro station. There is an Avis Car Rental location at the hotel property. There was no breakfast but Burger King and several other restaurants are next door. We felt very safe travelling alone in this area of town and would stay there again if the price was right.

Good Location, Great Price

from A TripAdvisor Member
For the price, you would be hard-pressed to find a better place in the District of Columbia, especially one within easy walking distance to the subway, which takes you to where all the action is in a jiffy.

d hate to see lower!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Finding an affordable room in DC is tough, especially at Cherry Blossom time. So finding this "5 Sunburst, new mattress" hotel was a dream. In cleanliness and service, however, it was a nightmare. At 128.00 I'd expect much, much better.

Top Local Tips for Washington

National Zoo The Days Inn is one Metro stop away (or about a 30 minute walk) from the National Zoo. The Zoo, like all federal museums in Washington is FREE. You would not realize it, but the National Zoo is quite large and is famous, of course, for its Panda exhibit. Its one of a very few zoos in the world that is home to the Panda Bear. Take advantage of the parking at the Days Inn- leave your car at the hotel and either walk or Metro down to the Zoo and enjoy.

transportaion metro is excellent!

monument tickets Make sure you pick up ticket for the washington monument the day before you want to go visit it. They only offer limited numbers. Also, the national archives takes in a limited number of people at at time so prepare ahead.

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  • Address: 4400 Connecticut Avenue - Washington - District of Columbia - 20008 - United States
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