Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC
Reviews - Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
- Age Group: Under 18
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Nice Hotelfrom Tbone69Tulsa
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 perfectfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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.
Wonderfulfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Worst service everfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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 remodeledfrom Stan0101
Excellent Service!from onthe10brink
Anyplace but herefrom ttconsul
Renovations Are A Success...from A TripAdvisor Member
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 DCfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Best of the Best... The Mayflower Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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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