A little gem in Foggy Bottom
Posted Feb 16, 2017
This was our third stay at the University Inn (formerly the George Washington University Inn) and our first since new management took over. We like the inn very much because of its location a few blocks from the Kennedy Center, yards from a Metro station and within walking distance of the National Mall. In addition it has a good Italian restaurant (but one that can be inconsistant) and a cozy little bar. We usually get a suite, which is quite spacious with a sitting room, a separate bedroom and a large bath, unlike the tiny shower-only booths found in more recently constructed hotels. Our favorite suite looks out from the third floor over a quiet neighborhood of row houses. But seriously folks, it's time for some new furniture. The chair in our bedroom looked like it had been worked over by the family cat, and cabinets and tables are chipped and worn. Notti Bianche, the restaurant, provided a delicious dinner, but why was there a carafe of olive oil at the table when bread was never served? More attention to detail is required. But these small glitches in no way deter us from returning, the plusses are so big. We'll be back.