A Tudor-style building adorned with gargoyles, this National Historic Trust property has the cozy feel of an English country house, and the atmosphere extends to charming rooms that were once the choice of senators and notables from Washington society. Afternoon tea is served in the handsome Wilkes room (reservations are required), and the Tavern at Henley Park and Blue Bar serve regional American dishes in an elegant setting. This oasis in the busy Penn Quarter is close
to the Washington Convention Center.
Feb 29, 2004
This hotel was advertised as 4 star, but I think it needs to be re-rated. The room was small, the sheets were stained, the towels were frayed, the bathroom sink was cracked and the floor was dirty. The coffee maker was broken, so morning coffee was out of the question. Also, the accoustics were terrible - I could hear the TV in the next room and as well every vehicle driving down the street outside-and the windows were closed. It was advertized as
being closed to the Smithsonian, but it was a good hike, and walking back in the evening was a little unnerving. The hotel staff was very courteous and professional,however.