Carlyle Suites Hotel

, Washington DC, United States
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Carlyle Suites Hotel

, Washington DC
4 star

Rooms: 170

1731 New Hampshire Avenue - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20009 - United States Hotel Website | | 202-234-3200
506 Traveller

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t care, hotel HOT

from JWR60
My wife and I stayed for two nights( checked out to another hotel )after the hotel could not do anything about the bad ( working, but hot) air conditioning. Checked in on Friday and sweltered the night. Asked the front desk to check the problem that morning. We returned late after a long D.C. day of sightseeing and the room was not cool. We were not able to use the kitchen because of the heat. Without help from the bellman, we moved to another room, same problem..........way too hot. Checked out the next morning to another , cooler, hotel. The worst thing is that after five calls, one e mail, the management would not and has not returned my calls. The room was clean, in good condition, and a long three blocks from the metro stop at Dupont Circle. No excuses for "I don't care management"

Clean, safe hotel-awesome surroundings

from A TripAdvisor Member
We wanted a hotel that was reasonably priced for the area(Dupont Circle,which is a very pretty, friendly area) and I believe we found it. Forget about parking in the small lot-we had to park in a garage the last 2 days we were in town-the first day we arrived about 4pm and were able to just find a spot in the street; even though it is 2 hr parking you can safely leave it there until 9am the next day after a certain time. I loved the laundromat downstairs. The restaurant in the hotel is very good and reasonable too. I would recommend this place for a warm bed and clean, safe surroundings in DC.

Can;t have it both way, Carlyle hotel!

from xuruev
We stayed at the Carlyle Suites for a few days in July '05. We booked the hotel through Expedia becuase we wanted the comfort of a suite hotel with a kitchenette, and this seemed like the best value for money.

The rooms are big. Very roomy, reading area, vanity area, lots of drawers and closet space. Good AC, quite clean.

The kitchenette was equiped with a small fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker and a toaster. The pots were dirty and rusty and not in a shape to be used, but the rest of the dishes were OK.

The shower and bathroom are tiny, with a counter so small we had to keep our toothbrushes in the next room.

Parking is impossible. We were lucky, and got a space, and then were too afraid to move the car for the four days we were there. Alternatives are parking buildings several blocks away with no access to the car at night.

So the room is pretty nice, and we got parking, and the kitchenette was usable. HOWEVER... God is in the details, and this hotel falls very VERY short on these. Not providing shampoo in a hotel that cost $180 a night?! the pots and pans were in terrible shape, and for some reason there were no towel racks, so we had to hang our towels off the backs of chairs around the room. This is just weird for a hotel charging this sum.

The lobby has four chairs which are constantly taken, so no public area to speak of.

Summary: Considering the scant options for a suite in central locations, this hotel gives good value for the cost. Next time we will either book embassy suites, or stay outside the city and use the metro to get in - if we do not have the car anyway for four days, might as well save some money on the hotel bill.

Great location, great price

from A TripAdvisor Member
This place has a great location close to the red line on the Metro, and the restaurants, cafes and nightlife of Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. There is some free parking, but as I used to live right down the street from the hotel, parking is very challenging in this hopping neighborhood-I really recommend not bringing a car if you plan to stay here or anywhere else in downtown D.C.-the Metro is excellent and a car is actually a hindrance. Rooms were clean, staff friendly, & the kitchenette made for cheap meals with food purchased from the nearby Safeway (17th & R St, NW). Good place to stay!

Great neighborhood and hotel for the money

from LynnMB
I stayed at this hotel with my two children, ages 12 and 16. I thought the neighborhood and the hotel were charming and my kids thought it was the best place we stayed on our whole trip. After other chain hotels it was a nice change to stay someplace with different decor. We had a suite with a small kitchen, two comfortable beds and a pullout sofa in a sitting area. It was quite large, very clean and nicely decorated. We did not have a car, but the walk to the metro and the neighborhood felt very safe. We especially enjoyed the Italian Kitchen, a small family owned- type restaurant around the corner on 17th and R streets. The neighborhood Safeway made it very convenient to keep breakfast things and snacks in the room. It was not a luxury hotel, but was a great hotel for the price.

t stay at this hotel! Spend your money elsewhere!

from JR157
Don't stay at the Carlyle! Spend your money at the Beacon or the Hilton,
two hotels that are close by. This was my first trip to the Carlyle. The lobby
hallways, and elevators were dirty. I had reserved a room in the back of
the hotel, off the street where it was quiet, but on check-in they only had available a room on the main street! The (Jamaican ?) staff were mildly helpful. This hotel caters to dogs and pets, so be forewarned! Two doors down was a non stop 'Yap' dog. Imagine putting up with that throughout the night! I called the front desk at 4 am and they said they would check into it. I was awakened by someone knocking at the door around 6 am but they wouldn't say who they were, so I went back to bed. It was a noisy experience and I expected more. I won't stay here again!

funky, comfortable rooms

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Carlyle April 26th and 27th. We were pleasantly surprised by the art deco styling and large clean rooms. The lobby area and hallways were all redecorated and were fun and funky. We had a corner room with pull out couch, very nice small kitchen, and newly remodled bathroom- all with granite countertops and tile floors. The elevators were newly renovated and worked fine.

Parking is definitely a problem- you are better off without a car to park. We sqeezed our van in but it was the luck of the draw with very few spaces.

The Dupont Circle neighborhood was outstanding with many wonderful small restaurants and outdoor patios. A grocery story is located nearby and was very convenient with the kitchen in our room.

This hotel would be great for an extended stay and feels more like home than a hotel. The staff was helpful with directions and most staff were friendly and helpful when prompted but did not go out of their way.

We stayed there with two boys ages 8 and 11- they loved the hotel. We will return, next time without a car.

Great hotel, very nice staff, good location

from GilaIsrael
I stayed with friends at the Carlyle for 4 nights in april 2005. At first we got rooms with fixed windows. When we asked for different rooms, we got immediately 2 better rooms on the same floor. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms we got were actually spacious suites with well equiped kitchens, tiny but nice bathrooms, a nice sitting space and a lot of room. Everything was spotless clean.In the basemant floor there are vending machines for snacks and drinks and coin operated washers and dryers.
The Metro station is only 2 blocks away at Dupont Circle. There is a small Safeway supermarket nearby - very convenient.
The neighborhood is very pleasant.There are many restaurants and shops in the vicinity.
When I come back to Washigton, the Carlyle will be definitely my first choice.

Carlyle Suites - a great hotel

from hockey1955
We stayed at the Carlyle Suites 4/19-4/23/2005 - myself, husband, 16 y/o and 11 y/o. We loved it. We had a corner room/suite which was really large - two beds and a pullout couch. Small kitchenette area with refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave, sink. Vanity type area and bathroom. The bathroom was a little different. The shower was only half enclosed with clear glass, the other half wide open, which meant no privacy when showering (except for closing the bathroom door). If people are really modest or self-conscious, they might not like this. It was acceptable to us.

The location was perfect. We were about two blocks from Dupont Circle and the Metro. Loads of good restaurants in the area. We did not eat at the hotel.

The parking worked out well for us. I think there are fourteen spaces out back - first come/first served. They tell you that on their website and on the phone. The first night we parked on the street, the next morning we parked in the lot until the following afternoon, then we got back at midnight on Thursday and stayed parked until Saturday checkout. It was fine. I have a van, and though things are tight, I could certainly park there with no problem. I went knowing we may have to park elsewhere in a garage.

We found the front desk people very helpful with directions, etc. That's all we really used them for. The one thing I couldn't figure out is there were four of us and they would only leave three bath towels - we had to call the front desk to get extras. Not a big deal, but I did check in as four people.
We would definitely stay here again. For those who in other reviews complained about the elevators, they are upgrading their elevators. We had no problem at all.

The worst Hotel in Washington DC

from itsthehills
This was the WORST place Ive ever stayed at. The only nice thing I have to say about the hotel was that it was clean. It has terrible parking. We got a parking space when we first arrived then we had to leave and eat. When we returned there were no parking places and it took us over an hour to find a parking spot.That was 2 blocks away. The leftovers that we thought we'd get to "save" some money and eat were bad by the time we got back to the hotel. This hotel has several floors and only about 7 to 9 parking spaces avaliable. With the parking in Washington my husband had to get up before 7 to move the truck so we wouldnt get towed. When we first booked our room we were going to stay 10 days. Well, after that night we decided that we would leave and stay somewhere else. Beware if you stay for an extended period of time they will put a $ hold on your credit card. When we left and didnt stay the 10 nights we went to another hotel and we couldnt get a room at first because they had a 1000.00 hold on our credit card. The staff was terrible. When my husband called and told them to remove it they said no at first and said that the credit card co was suppose to do that. My husband had to call them 3 other times and finally get a manager to remove it and it took 48 hrs. to do so. Overall BEWARE of this hotel. It was terrible and as far as a view from your room we got to stare at a brick wall.

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  • Address: 1731 New Hampshire Avenue - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20009 - United States
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