Carlyle Suites Hotel, Washington DC
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t care, hotel HOTfrom JWR60
Clean, safe hotel-awesome surroundingsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Can;t have it both way, Carlyle hotel!from xuruev
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 pricefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great neighborhood and hotel for the moneyfrom LynnMB
t stay at this hotel! Spend your money elsewhere!from JR157
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 roomsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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 locationfrom GilaIsrael
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 hotelfrom hockey1955
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 DCfrom itsthehills
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SmarTrip Card Get a SmarTrip card and put about $4 on it for each full day you plan to be there. It works on the subway, busses, and the DC Circulator bus. You just wave your card at the SmarTrip pad and never have to mess with change or the subway machines.
Open Top Buses We used the Open Top Buses to get around the city. If you buy your ticket ($32 per person) for their last bus of the day (leaves Union Station at 5:00), you can ride for free on that ride and then have 2 full days to ride their buses. I recommend (especially if this is your first visit to DC) riding the entire loop around (2.5 hours) to see and hear the tour before starting to hop on/hop off at the 25 locations they stop. You can also buy tickets on each bus - you don't have to buy them specifically at Union Station - but if you want to take advantage of the complete 2.5 hour tour at the end of the day - you'll have to go to Union Station.
City tours Check carefully with the organisers of hop-on, hop-off bus tours precisely what a two day ticket means. We booked a tour with a company which advertised its tickets as valid for 48 hours, and picked our tickets up at 12 noon on Tuesday. When we tried to use the tickets at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday we were told that they had expired, and it took twenty minutes tedious negotiating, including a telephone conversation with the office manager, before they would concede that the tickets were valid until 12 noon on Thursday. By that time we had missed the bus we wanted to take.
Other names for Carlyle Suites Hotel
- the carlyle hotel
- carlyle hotel washington dc
- Address: 1731 New Hampshire Avenue - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20009 - United States
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