Embassy Suites Hotel

, Washington, United States
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Embassy Suites Hotel

, Washington
3 star

Rooms: 318

1250 22nd Street Northwest - Washington - District of Columbia - 20037 - United States Hotel Website | | 202-857-3388
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from A TripAdvisor Member
I say this place is scarey because they lock fire doors, you can get trapple at breakfast, and elbowed at the managers reception. I'm a disabled Vetran who can't use eleavators, our room was on the second floor there are no first floor rooms I found the fire doors that lead to the stairs locked more than three times, which met I had to walk up and down an extra two flight of stairs. The breakfast, made to order was good but the eggs on line were runny, disorganization of the line along with bad food placement met that kids and adults were wandering around and in more than a couple of times I got elbowed. Holders for trays would be helpful. The managers reception consisted of low cost munchies- nothing healthful at all and of course this is for free so people and kids elbow their way to get their's to include a free drink. If you can overlook the above the beds are Great, pillows too and the suite had two TVs in separate rooms. Roomy bathroom, great location esp. since I was going to the Convention Ctr. everyday. I perfere Hampton Inns.

GREAT hotel!

from ChicagoTraveler
I chose this hotel based strictly on location--I was attending the Book Expo at the Convention Center close by and then my family was going to join me for a weekend of sightseeing.

I wasn't expecting that much because usually hotels so conveniently located to a large event place don't have to be that nice, you're paying for the convenient location. Happily, this Embassy Suites doesn't subscribe to that rule--it's great! Spotless, very nice rooms and to a T, one of the nicest staffs I've ever encountered. (Only one hiccup--I reserved a non smoking suite and didn't get it. The hotel was sold out, so I went to the CVS in Chinatown and got some Oust air freshener and it worked so well, I won't travel without it from now on!)

Also, one of my pet peeves is when you stay in a suite for 4 people and they don't give you enough towels. That was quickly remedied here, and the maid even left extras each of the days without me having to ask again.

Very nice breakfast buffet included in price of suite and helpful concierges for tour information that you can book right there. Also, there are 3 computers off the lobby which are very convenient for looking up tour stuff on your own and checking email.

All in all, a great stay!

Very pleased and quite lucky

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center from April 27-30. We were able to get our room through Priceline for $95 a night. As you might know, when you go through Priceline, you bid on a room in a general area, a star- rating and a price. This can be a bit of a gamble, so we felt quite lucky to get this hotel for this price.

We flew into Reagan Airport, and took the yellow metro line to the Mt. Vernon stop. It was about a 10 minute walk from the stop to our hotel. We found this to be quite manageable with only two pieces of luggage.

The hotel is quite new, and everything looked fresh and current. The suite set-up was very convenient. As you walk through the door into your room, there is a living area with sofa, chair, end tables, desk and tv. The bedroom had a comfortable bed with lots of pillows and also another tv. The room was very, very quiet. We found this set-up to be perfect, as my husband slept a bit later than I, so I was able to go into the living area and watch the morning news, while wrapped in the thick terry robe that was in the room.

Each morning the hotel offers a free breakfast with made-to-order omelets and many other breakfast options. I know that some other advisors mentioned that the breakfast area can get quite crowded and they found it difficult to find a place to sit. We didn't run into this at all, but perhaps it could have been the particular weekend that we were there.

There is also a free manager's reception in the evening that offers free drinks and munchies. This was very nice after a long day of touring and before going out to dinner.

There is a Circulator bus stop not far from the hotel. This is a wonderful way to get to the mall area, and a wonderful way to get back to the hotel, when it seems that your feet just can't walk another step.

With the hotel offering the free breakfast, free drinks, a pleasant staff and very nice and new accomodations, my husband and I feel that this was an excellent value, and would surely want to stay here again.

Great place in the District

from oldbokers
I stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel Washington, DC -Convention Center from February 24, 2006 – February 28, 2006. I am a frequent traveler to DC. I must say that this ES was just about perfect. It is within an easy walk to the Convention center and the Metro is an easy 5 minute walk. Breakfast was excellent and cooked to order. There were plenty of seats and food every morning. I would not hesitate to stay here again if I needed to stay in the China Town/Convention Center area. You will be pleased.

nice place perfect for families

from fleishmo6
Just stayed at this hotel with a family of 5 , 3kids ages 14,8,5 We walked to all of the sites.
We started out with a tour of the white house, proceeded to see one of the Imax movies at the museum went to the espn zone for lunch then to the spy museum all within walking distance. The breakfast was good not to crowded, staff was very helpful with directions to all of the sites. Our family will stay here again next trip to D.C.

Enjoyed our stay - would stay here again!

from Odymom
Our family of four stayed at this hotel April 13 - 16, 2006, which was spring break and Easter weekend.

Overall, we were pleased with the hotel accommodations, location, and services.

We had a king suite for $149/night.

1) The concierge was very helpful in giving us info on the Monuments by Moonlight tour options, directions to various places, and also asked us how things went when we'd see him in the lobby.

2) Everything was new, wonderful beds, pillows, and linen. Had a real hair dryer - not one of those little ones attached to the walls. There was Bath and Body Works shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap. Big bathtub/shower, massage shower head.

3) Complementary breakfast - sufficient for quick bite before heading out. Plenty of tables. The cooked-to-order breakfast was held in the restaurant, Finn and Porter. It was hectic there but it was over the spring break/Easter weekend, so I think it would have been hectic every where. The buffet food was OK and because it didn't vary from day to day, I got tired of the selections by the third morning.

4) Although the hotel was crowded, we never had to wait long for an elevator.

5) My husband and kids enjoyed the pool every afternoon. I didn't even see the pool area because I napped while they swam. The kids made friends and said swimming in the pool was their favorite part of the trip.

1) No free internet access. There were three laptops in a kiosk-type structure (you have to stand to use the laptop, so people don't stay on it all day!) in the lobby, which was constantly in use. I got to use it once and it was at midnight.

2) Not enough valet attendants to handle the crowd of people checking out. We waited over 30 minutes to get our car. Fortunately, we were going to Mount Vernon that day instead of trying to get to the airport.

Extremely Satisfied

from TravlAndy
I just had to write about how great this hotel is! Having read a couple negative comments, I have no idea at what hotel they stayed because it's not where I am.

Chose the hotel because it's close to the courthouse where I am doing business. Recently stayed at Ritz Carlton, pentagon city. Loved that hotel, but not conducive to business stay on a budget. ES has coffee makers, cooked brkfst & great rooms.

Check in a breeze. Room too hot. A/C not very effective. Engineer shows ASAP & he is unsatisifed, so HE takes care of getting moved a few rooms down. (I like it cold in my room) New room is as promised, nice & cold :)

I don't know what the poster is talking about as far as the breakfast or the manager's reception. The breakfast is great. There's an "express" where there's only a few things you cannot get. The 'cooked to order" area is ample & quick.

Manager's reception, *plenty of room* both upstairs & down, quick line & no complaints about multiple orders. This, during a Painters Union Convention!

The rooms are huge -- what I love about all ES, or maybe I've spent too much time in Europe.

Decor, pleasing, great amenities -- Bath & Body Works toiletries, *five* pillows on King bed - unusual.

They do have strangely place vents in the bedroom area which allows noise from next room in -- could hear kids laughing & TV -- but earplugs I religiously travel with came in handy.

No noise from room above. Hate you can hear doors slamming, but this too, at the Ritz. BUT with ES, you're asleep a room away if you close the bedroom door. Must be some hotel thing to make sure doors shut.

Oh, and disappointed no weight equipment in fitness center BUT LOVE 24 hour access. Ritz opened at 5:30. Huh? who can workout & get to business matters that late?

A 3 block walk to Chinatown/Penn Quarter, lots of restaurants, Metro stop. Up 10th street is Ford Theater & gorgeous St. Pat's. very good spot & I felt very safe, even walking alone as a woman when it was dark, albeit only 9:00 p.m.

Very happy with our stay at the Embassy Suites- Convention Center

from patmarietta8
We stayed at the Embassy Suites- Convention Center from April 1st to April 6th and we were very satisfied with our visit!! We liked having a suite with 2 separate rooms for 2 adults and 2 children. The hotel is in a good location at the corner of K street and 10th and we found that we were able to walk to the museums and the Mall or could take the Circulator bus- it costs just a $1 per person and goes to most of the tourist sites.The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and spacious. We found after a long day of touring- it was great that the kids could watch their shows and we could watch our shows in separate rooms and everyone was happy! The free breakfast buffet was excellent- hot breakfast cooked to your specifications, wide variety of pastries, fruits, cereals,yoghurts etc. We did not end up using the pool- after so much walking and seeing the sights we just wanted to put our feet up and rest! This hotel just opened up last November so it is well cared for. Very thick towels. They do have a manager's special every day from 5:30pm until 7:30pm- offer - offer snack foods and free wine and beer and drinks for the kids. A nice bonus. The restaurant food for dinner was also very good- at first it seemed expensive but we found eating out in general to be expensive in Washington. DC. The conceirge staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. We found any requests for extra towels were met immediately. Rate wise- I found it difficult to get a good deal as it was Cherry Blossom season. We prebooked on the Embassy Suites website for a rate of $349.00 a night for a suite (AAA rate) back in Dec. 2005 and there was an extra charge for parking of $22.00 per night. Breakfasts were free. We did get our first night for $249.00 because we arrived a day early and booked that same day- April 1st. When I tried to get that same rate of $249.00 for the nights we had previously booked ( but had not yet paid for) for $349.00, we were told that that rate of $249.00 was not available for the other nights. Not sure why? Other than that issue- very happy with our visit!

The Only Good Thing is the Spacious Room

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was excited about staying in a "suite" during my business trip. Embassy Suites was in a great location, close to the convention center but the service and food was terrible! The free breakfast was the exact same thing every day. I had to point out to the hostess that the bread was growing mold and the milk was curdled. We ate at the hotel restaurant, Finn & Porter. Our filet mignon's (for $30 a pop) were burnt to a crisp and almost inedible. The service was awful and the crab soup was terrible. The only thing good about this restaurant was the apple pie.

I had extended my stay for a few days due to a business committment and called the front desk to arrange this. I was told over the phone that I was all set. That same evening, I went to get a new key at the front desk. They told me that they had no idea about my "extension" and proceeded to tell me that they were sold out and couldn't accomodate me. I had to practically start crying and begged for them to extend my stay since I had cancelled my reservation at the Marriott. All I know is if you have a choice stay at the Hampton Inn around the corner. It's a much better place!

Very Nice...3/23-3/27

from tourandtravel
We found ES to be a great hotel for us...we always look for suite hotels (with an actual door between bdr and LR space)and ES does a nice job. This location was perfect for us, we felt safe and we often just walked straight down 10th Street to get to attractions (Ford's Theatre, Archives and other northwest of the Mall sites). Also, very old (1792)St. Patrick's Church (Catholic) is just down 10th...very beautiful. The old convention center site is currently a parking lot (turning into some sort of park?)so it's an easy walk to Metro Center stn as well as the Gallery-Chinatown stop at Verizon Ctr, depending on where you are coming from or going to. We had a decent rate ($149/night), but by the time internet access and parking fees were added our rate was just okay (in DC $$). Having a restaurant in hotel was nice on the night we just couldn't walk any further! The pool was much appreciated by 8 year old, and workout area was nicely equipped with all the expected machines (2 of each, with 2-3 tv's as well). Morning breakfast had a very nice variety (MTO omelets, danishes, bagels, cereal, fruit, juices, buffet area: scrambled eggs, hash brown, bacon, and sausage)and was kept well stocked, could get a bit busy but was quite manageable. Evening reception was good...free drinks and snacks; bar line could get long but they kept it moving and you could come back unlimited times...no complaining from us! Enough elevators to keep people moving. Request a high floor as you can see Capital Bldg, Washington Monument, etc. depending on room location (E-W-S).If the rate was right, we would definitely stay here again. I think it currently has a lower overall rating than it should have so I am giving it a 5 rating to try to get it up the scale (otherwise it would be a 4...internet should be free!)It's a great unpretentious, not too stuffy, hotel (staff was very helpful, too).

Top Local Tips for Washington

Metro The metro is strick about eating and drinking. So be advised.

Smithsonian Museums...t Go early......very crowded... food expensive - bring snacks....eat elsewhere....

DC Ducks and Trolleys Buy tickets online ahead of time. We were there a very busy week, and they were not selling tix at Union Station until later in the day, for fear there were too many people. We got to Union Station at 9am, and were able to get on the first Duck tour at 11am.


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  • Address: 1250 22nd Street Northwest - Washington - District of Columbia - 20037 - United States
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