Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

, Washington DC, United States
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Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

, Washington DC
4 star

Rooms: 583

1127 Connecticut Avenue NW - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20036 - United States Hotel Website | 202 347 3000
526 Traveller

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10/10
Everything was great - absolutely love it
Submitted by: Lety in 23/09/06
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
One of the best hotels there is. Everything was beautiful especially the decoration, bedroom, lobby, bath, pool.
I recommend this hotel to everybody.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

Nice Hotel

from Tbone69Tulsa
Just spent three nights at the Mayflower. Accomadations were very nice(small rooms , but very well decorated). Bathrooms were bigger than usual. Lobby and entrance were very nice. Staff was not great, but acceptable. The wake up call was a nice touch with hot chocalate and newspaper(they only do this Mon-Fri).The location was good for eating and shopping, but too far of a walk to monuments. We had a rental car (28$/night for parking) They did allow you to retreive the car as many times as you needed @ no additional charge(well, except tip). I don't recommend a rental car if you are not familiar with D.C. It was awful trying to drive not to mention NOOOOOOO Parking anywhere!!! It would be a better idea to take public transportation or arrange for a guided tour bus. You cannot find parking anywhere in the city. I recommend using public transportaion for sight seeing but for shopping it does pay to have a car. Georegetown is a great placce to eat and shop.

Overall, for the great deal I got online, the Mayflower was exceptional. I do not recommend trying to eat there -the food is bad and overpriced. Too many good restaurants all around.

Excellent room and helpful staff, but not perfect

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed there in December for three nights and have already booked it for a January stay. I used a alternate website and got an incredible deal for such a wonderful, 5 star room.

I had trouble checking in, but it was all the secret service men who were keeping me across the street while a foreign president was checking out. After a 20 minute wait, the hotel staff was politely apologetic and quickly checked me in. My room overlooked connecticut avenue which was always filled with shoppers but the noise level was a little disturbing. I have found this to be true in most of the older large city hotels, and the only loud times were when the police sirens were escorting dignitaries.

The room was average size, with a work area and a overstuffed chair next to the bed. The bed was incredibly soft and there were 6 different types of pillows so any position of sleep or TV watching could be made comfortable. One wall was completely mirror and there were lamps in every part of the room.

The bathroom was large and the showers were done with beautiful tile. The room included extra plush towels, and included amenities like sewing kits.

One nice feature was that you could order any newspaper and a morning beverage for free. It was nice to wake up and find hot chocolate and a washington post at my door. Unfortunately, the hotel staff forgot me on my last day.

It had its problems, but it is still one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The door staff greeted me every time and I was offered assistance by all staff at every turn. The location is great for shopping and dining and close to the farrugut metro stops.

Wonderful

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at this hotel becaue I am a Marriott Rewards member and I liked the location. This is a beautiful hotel. There renovations were a total success. The rooms were very nice and spacious with very comfortable beds (almost too soft!). The location is good as far as shopping (Burberry, Brooks Bros, Ann Taylor, Thomas Pink) and it is very close to the Metro. You can walk to the Mall if you have the right shoes on and are not opposed to a little bit of exercise. Also, it is a quick cab to Georgetown. The only downside is if you are looking for somewhere to eat breakfast (other than the rip-off restaurant downstairs) on a Sunday, it is impossible to find. Everything is closed. About a $54 cab ride from Dulles. I highly recommend this hotel and I am quite picky!

Worst service ever

from A TripAdvisor Member
Terrible service. We are long time Marriott customer. Never stayed at Renaissance before. Thought of checking it out this weekend.

Just returned from the trip. The service was pathetic. We were given room at the tenth floor. It was noisy whole night and we could not sleep. As a result of noise, I woke up late in the morning to find that there is no hot water!!

Called up unfriendly help desk. He asked me to go to fifth floor to take a shower. I, my wife and my 3 year old daughter had to go down 5 floors just to take the shower.

I have stayed at many different Marriott hotels and I am fond of their service. What a disappointment!!

beautifully remodeled

from Stan0101
I have stayed at the Mayflower about 10 times in the past year. Rooms have been beautifully remodeled with marble, moulding, mirrors, and rich upholstery and linens. The morning coffee and newspaper service is a special touch, although sometimes I have ordered it but not received it. The high speed internet access includes unlimited phone calls. The hotel is within easy walking distance of red, orange, and blue line Metro stations. Service is far and away better than at any other Marriott or Renaissance I have stayed at (I have stayed at many), although not perfect.

Excellent Service!

from onthe10brink
We just spent the weekend at the mayflower to celebrate my mother's 60th birthday and to see the sights! The staff at the hotel was extremely gracious and accomodating. They upgraded our suite and sent a complimentary gift to our room. Basically, they treated us like royalty! The renovations were lovely as well. Would highly recommend the Mayflower.

Anyplace but here

from ttconsul
I have stayed in a lot of hotels in DC as business takes me there often. I was delighted on my last visit to find that the Mayflower was in the Marriott chain (rewards!), but what a bummer. I remember the old Mayflower under Stouffer's. It was a classy, well-run hotel. This place is a dump. The rooms are like crackerjack boxes, dirty and had noisy window air conditioners. I changed rooms twice only to find the same thing in each room. The staff needs customer-friendly training. Stay anywhere else.

Renovations Are A Success...

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel has wonderfully completed a huge renovation and now boasts clean and new paint, carpeting and wallpaper in the guest room areas. This was a much-needed investment and from all appearances a huge success.

I was upgraded to an executive suite, 459, which featured two nails on the wall where I assume art might have once been. The delivery tag was still on the coffee table, too. Gone was the clever amenity of the television in the bathroom. However, the room was neat, spacious and the new furnishings suggested a chic, modern element complimenting the traditional and elegant aspects of the rooms design.

This is still one of the best hotels for a healthy, frosty martini served by bartenders who take great pride in their work.

The room service menu, however, needs a boost of modernity and flavor. I've been visiting this hotel for a decade and it certainly is time to modernize the menu items.

This place is slow to catch up with the trends in hotelling (?), as it offers high speed internet, but not the marriott/renaissance "Wired for Business" option of unlimited telephone calls, as well.

I think the location is exceptional...a brief walk to the White House, Todd English's Olives, M&S for those craving Seafood. Georgia Browns is nearby, as well as a host of other great restaurants.

If you are a traveller who notices details, the lobby and fresh flowers will impress you immediately. The clean elevators and waiting areas on each floor will certainly welcome you here.

And dont ever forget that the wake-up call also means you have hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate and the newspaper waiting just outside your door. A nice touch from a wonderful hotel.

Loved DC

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stay was wonderful, got a great rate, service was wonderful, have stayed several times in this hotel, recommend it.

Best of the Best... The Mayflower Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Arrived at the Mayflower Hotel before noon on June 17th. Had spoken with desk clerk regarding "early check-in", said they would note the early arrival. Upon arrival our room was not available but suggested we lunch at the hotel "buffet lunch". Room was available after lunch. Lovely, lovely lovely... 9th floor.... lost key to luggage, no problem, was taken care of within five min. of the phone call to desk. "Robert" was wonderful... desk clerk... Breakfast was "wonderful", try the "French Toast" and on Saturday and Sunday... try the brunch. Seafood buffet was outstanding on Friday eve. Hope to visit Washington again and look forward to another stay at the Beautiful Mayflower Hotel.

Top Local Tips for Washington DC

Young family tips Directly across the street is the National Geographic museum with lots of hands on exhibits. It's free and opens at 9am if you need an early activity, or go later for a quick visit before dinner. Also, Luigi Pizza - walking distance from hotel - nice red sauce italitan restaurant catering to families.

Tips on Securing Passes, Dinning and Getting Around Spy Museum always sells out so ask your Hotel if they have VIP tickets for purchase. If you are going to DC be aware you need to contact your Congressman 3 months in advance to tour the White House. If you want to tour the Washington Monument - tickets sell out for that day early. Go to the booths with a pointed white (circus like top) near each site to secure your tickets. If you are planning to see an IMAX at the Air and Space the lines back up fast. Purchase them 1st thing in the a.m. or buy them at another Museum (History etc...) that has less lines. For Lunch the cafe in the Sculpture Gardens is ecellent for familes. Great atmosphere, great food and it's quick and reasonably priced. Lunch for a family of 4 runs under $30. The resturant Le Duc accross from the Ford Theater and Spy Museum is really a wonderful French Resturant with very reasonable prices,entress under $20.Last you don't need a car in DC so if you are flying in don't rent one. Parking in the city runs $24 per day

Brunch Treat yourself to brunch at the Old Ebbitt Grill... wonderful.

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  • Address: 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20036 - United States
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