The Architect

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This unpretentious hotel can be found in Downtown. The Architect offers Wi-Fi internet connection in communal areas. As this hotel features 24-hour reception, guests are always welcome.

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This unpretentious hotel can be found in Downtown. The Architect offers Wi-Fi internet connection in communal areas. As this hotel features 24-hour reception, guests are always welcome.

Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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1980’s style hotel…

Reviewed 2 january, 2022

The hotel is well located in the centre of Washington very close to the White House and is good value for money, That’s the good points, the interior decor is 1980’s style and in need of a full makeover, even the lifts are looking tired and old. Rooms are a good size but basic with wooden floors and no rugs, bathroom had been upgraded with a great shower but the complementary toiletries were poor and basic. Now the bed, todays hotels tend to offer a high quality bed as a good nights sleep is a must and this is where the hotel fails badly, it was creaky and uncomfortable, every turn met with a loud creaking noise…..simply not good enough by today’s standards! Reminded me of 1980’s guest houses…. The complementary coffee in reception was un drinkable and no milk was available for the tea. Hotel receptionist was pretty unhelpful and offish which by American standards fell very short, would we stay here again, definitely not…,,,


Superbly renovated classic hotel, good cost point, but don't count on wifi

Reviewed 12 november, 2021

Superbly updated, renovated room in classic old hotel. Small, space, but perfect for my needs, and large bathroom. Spotlessly clean. Was able to stay here in easy walking distance of my work obligations for a fraction of the price of the big convention hotels. Very kind front desk staff and cleaning staff, efficient and accommodating. Only problem is internet. I was in "front" of hotel, fifth floor (504), served by two routers ("4th & 5th front"), and neither worked: device connected, but not internet connectivity. A third router for hotel rear ("4th rear") worked well enough, and my laptop could use it, but it was too distant for my phone. Fix wifi, and this could be my everytime-in-DC-for-work hotel.


Absolutely disgusting

Reviewed 29 september, 2020

We have booked the room in May 2020, Unfortunately because of the Covid 19 hotel has been closed We had free cancellations but hotel after 6 months already still not refund our money We tried contact with them, send over 20 emails - did not get back any message ABSOLUTELY DISGUTING how they treat customers DO NOT BOOK with them You will loose the money!!!@


Business Trip

Reviewed 25 august, 2020

Actually visited in March 2018 for one night before heading for Pennsylvania. Hotel was very central only a short walk from the White House, Congress and the Smithsonian. Hotel was comfortable with great shower and larger beds. No food available but plenty of places nearby. As it was the weekend I left the car parked right outside the hotel.


Cheep cheep

Reviewed 16 march, 2020

This is certainly a no-frills hotel. The rooms are very basic, and the road noise is quite noticable, and there's no in-room coffee or tea. We were touring around Washington DC so weren't too worried about the actual room, but would've been nice to have some means to make tea or coffee in the room (they had hot water & coffee in the room next to reception downstairs). But the bathroom was roomy and the shower very good, so all not lost. No laundry service :( and no breakfast :(, but the 711 around the corner sells quite acceptable croissants & pastries ;). And the location is great. BTW, here's a handy hint: do NOT buy icecream anywhere in DC. It's got to be the most expensive place in the world to buy icecream! We spent $10 for two soft-serve cones in the National Mall. I can't believe I paid that much!