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The hotel is an excellent property (it is a Mobil 4-Star and AAA 4-Diamond Hotel). It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been the site of Presidential inaugural balls for more than 60 years. NOTE: This hotel is a non-smoking property.
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Eh. Pretty but wouldn’t stay again.
Reviewed 23 november, 2021
The location can’t be best. The lobby is very pretty. There is no coffee in the room, no glassware in the room. We found a pair of socks and food crumbs on the window sill behind the curtain that did not belong to us. The one place to eat/drink in the hotel was closed most of the time we were here. There are no snacks or room service available so we were scrounging for food at the cvs around the corner. The doorman was absent most of the times we arrived. It’s clear there are some staffing shortages and lingering service issues due to Covid, but we would not stay here again. We have travelled to other cities and stayed in hotels during Covid and they were able to provide mid normal service. No coffee in the room is a deal breaker for me. They do have coffee in the lobby in the morning only, but this requires me to get dressed and leave my children alone in the room to retrieve it.
Reviewed 16 november, 2021
We had an amazing time staying here. I booked through Hotwire for a very reasonable price. The room was lovely and clean. It was close to a subway line which made it easy to get around. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
Wonderful service, rooms, and location
Reviewed 12 november, 2021
I recently revisited the Mayflower for the first time since COVID. Thankfully, the only real change was that the Platinum lounge is closed and instead I was offered complementary breakfast for up to 2 people for up to $27 per person. There is also coffee in the morning in the lobby all guests. The Mayflower is a very 'adult' hotel with all that implies. Gracious service, traditional decor, and attention to detail that contrasts starkly with some of the more modern, 'hipper' DC hotels in which I've stayed. And the onsite restaurant, Edgar, served some very tasty drinks and some perfectly reasonable breakfasts. It is difficult to imagine a more convenient location. A short walk to the restaurants and shops of Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom, the White House, and the Government buildings nearby and a slightly longer walk to Georgetown and the Monuments and Museums on the Mall. It is steps away from the Red line, not much farther from the Blue, Orange, and Silver ones, and there was a constant stream of cabs outside on Connecticut Ave. The price of parking is an issue for some, but since I once again arrived via Amtrak and the Red line not to me. All in all, the Mayflower continues to be our 'goto' hotel in DC.
3 stars, not 4
Reviewed 18 october, 2021
The hotel itself is fine. It seemed clean. The employees were all very friendly. The one BR suite was big and a comfortable rollaway was quickly delivered when we learned that the sleeper sofa was just for one person. However, there were a couple things that left this hotel feeling 3-star and not 4. For starters, two of the elevators weren’t operating. I, along with my 11 and 14-year olds, walked up 8 flights of stairs when we got tired of waiting. If you’re going to limit elevator to one family at a time, you need more than one elevator operating. Elsewhere, Edgar’s was barely open. Hotel describes itself as a “luxury icon” but the lobby bar closes at 10pm on a Friday night and was closed throughout Sunday afternoon in the middle of the NFL season. We ended up spending $$$ eating at the nearby Jefferson, getting cocktails and desserts at the Four Seasons and we hit up a couple other places as well, all because Edgar’s was routinely closed leaving us unable to get cocktails, small bites, etc..
Not great for business
Reviewed 11 october, 2021
First, how is it possible that there is not a coffee maker in the room or coffee available after breakfast time is over? As a business traveler, I would expect that coffee would be available in any hotel I stay at. The bar is also not open all the time. How or where do you have one-on-one business meetings here? Lastly, the chairs in the rooms are so squishy, and outdated it is impossible to work in your room. They are low and after a few minutes intolerable. That said, on the positive side, rooms are large, beds are comfortable. I really liked having my room on the interior (don't want to look at the interior courtyard though as it is all rust and pipes) until the garbageman comes to pick up the trash at 5 am. Also there is no key security on the elevators or interior stairways. You are close to a subway stop so I don't really feel that safe without having the key security in those locations. So anyone can access the stairwells and the floors. The stairways do have, what appears to be key entry, but they are not working. Lastly, it would seem that there is only one elevator that works out of four. So you will use the stairs or wait really long to get on, especially in these Covid times. I will not stay here again.