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Omni Shoreham Hotel


At a Glance


  • historic property
  • great pool and sundeck
  • good views from many rooms
  • close to Metro


  • not Downtown
  • noisy at times
  • extremely large

Fodorite Reviews

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Omni Shoreham Hotel Review

This elegant landmark overlooking Rock Creek Park has been lovingly tended and is aging gracefully, still luring guests with light-filled guest rooms (many are larger than typical) done in a soothing garden palette and equipped with small but snazzy marble bathrooms. The vast art deco-and-Renaissance–style lobby welcomes visitors who in the past have ranged from the Beatles to heads of state (the hotel has played host to inaugural balls since its 1930 opening). There is even a resident ghost said to haunt Suite 870. Families will love the kiddie pool, bird-watching, bike rentals, cookie treats, and movie nights. Extra effort is made to care for each guest's special requests, and the excellent location allows for easy walks to restaurants, Rock Creek Park, and Adams Morgan.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 Calvert St. NW, Woodley Park, Washington, DC 20008 | Map It
  • Phone: 202/234–0700; 800/834–6664
  • Website:
  • Metro Woodley Park/Zoo.
  • Location: Upper Northwest

    Hotel Details

  • 836 rooms, 16 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 06-05-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Disappointed-we switched hotels-read this before you book

    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.

    by Kates603, 11/28/07

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