Posted Mar 24, 2017
This is a good place to stay if you are on a budget and do not have any aesthetic- or comfort-related concerns. I will say first and foremost that the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It is a relatively short walk from the Navy Yard Metro station and from the bus station, so public transit is accessible. The lobby is very nice, marble floors and all.
But the room itself left a lot to be desired. Paint was peeling and chipped all over the walls and ceiling. The closet had a big heavy curtain, rather than a door, which impeded my ability to shut the door of the room every time I opened it. The forced-air unit's controls were old and out-of-date, and while I tried to keep the cool air blowing slightly and quietly, I woke up both nights drenched in sweat with heat blowing full-blast. The lighting is absolutely horrible. Every light is that harsh white fluorescent color, which gave me a headache both nights as I tried to read before going to bed. A new coat of paint, a new forced-air system (or better yet, central air) with improved and functional controls, and new lights would change this rating from a 2 to a 4 or 5.
Also, do not go to the breakfast buffet. The eggs were clearly from powder, the coffee was sour and burned, and the pastries were clearly from a box. It felt like the continental breakfast at a Motel 6, not a $15 breakfast buffet a few blocks from the Capitol.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 6, 2017 by Gina, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback. We will address the issues you mentioned as we continue to work on improvements with all departments.