The venue of inaugural balls since its opening in 1930, this elegant landmark overlooking Rock Creek Park has welcomed heads of state and celebs like The Beatles, and is still luring guests with light-filled guest rooms. Lovingly tended and aging gracefully, its rooms, many of which are larger than typical, are done in a soothing garden palette and equipped with small but snazzy marble bathrooms. There is even a resident ghost, said to haunt suite 870. The vast lobby is in art deco and Renaissance style. Families will love the kiddie pool, bird-watching, bike rentals, cookie treats, and movie nights. Extra effort is made to care for guests' special requests, and the excellent location means easy walks to restaurants and Adams Morgan.
Nov 28, 2007
My husband and I were excited to stay at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on a recent trip to D.C. We had heard good things about it and the website/reviews looked fabulous. However, upon arriving to our room we realized the bed was covered with only a sheet and a thin blanket (which, once we looked closer, we realized was stained). After speaking with housekeeping and an additional hotel employee, they told us the hotel was being renovated and the bedspreads
had not arrived yet! I am curious as to why they did not keep the old bedspreads until the new ones had arrived, or why we were not informed of this fact when making our reservation. We asked for a blanket to make up for the comforter and received a thin blanket that was covered with small pieces of hair. Needless to say, my husband made reservations at another hotel for the rest of our stay. When we told the staff of our intentions to move to another hotel, they replied with an ambivalent "ok". I would definitely call and ask about the renovations before making a reservation with them- we were sorely disappointed with our experience.