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Fodor's Expert Review Avenue Suites Georgetown

2500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA See on Map

Entering Avenue Suites is like arriving at your cool friend’s apartment, with smart décor, art photos of film celebrities, and a crackling fireplace in the lobby. No matter that you’re on busy Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House. Recently renovated rooms are large and stylishly comfortable, many with full kitchens. As part of the Modus group of hotels, the hotel offers a personalized lifestyle program that ensures your stay is exactly as you wish. Meaning, they’ll help you tailor your trip to museum visits, hidden DC, running DC, or what have you. This is a place for families and business travelers alike.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel will stock your fridge with your favorite groceries waiting upon your arrival.

room

The condo-like suites have everything you need to make you feel at home, including fully outfitted kitchens (we're talking full-fledged, separate kitchens), sofa beds in the living room, and plenty of space (most are at least 600 square feet). You have your choice of studio or one-bedroom suites, with a handful two-bedroom suites.

Some rooms have terraces; ask before you book.

bathroom

The bathrooms have shower/tub combos with a rain shower, marble sinks and walls, and ROAM by William Roam bath products. There is a separate vanity area with sink and mirror outside the bathroom (meaning you can apply makeup without a steamed-up mirror while hubby is in the shower).

lobby

The main lobby area contains the front desk and a table with iced water and snacks. But it’s the “library” space in the adjacent room, decorated with a mix of blond and dark woods and marble, where you’ll want to hang out. Super soft sofas, throw pillows, bookcases filled with books, and a crackling fireplace make you feel as if (as we keep saying) you're at home. Read a book, hold a small meeting, or just sip coffee and enjoy the quiet space.

gym

There is a tiny gym.

dining

La Piazza serves pizza and other plates in a trendy space that’s popular with locals, especially for happy hour. The bar area offers signature cocktails, with a patio area that’s sublime in the warmer months. The restaurant serves breakfast as well.

drinking

La Piazza serves pizza and other plates in a trendy space that’s popular with locals, especially for happy hour. The bar area offers signature cocktails, with a patio area that’s sublime in the warmer months. The restaurant serves breakfast as well.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Avenue Suites is located on busy Pennsylvania about eight blocks from the White House. The major monuments and museums are a nice walk away, if you're a good walker. Taxis are abundant and not expensive. Your best bet for public transportation is the Metro, with the Foggy Bottom–GWU metro station just three blocks away.

Restaurants

Ris (4-minute walk) serves elevated, seasonal New American fare in a chic space. CIRCA at Foggy Bottom (7-minute walk) serves creative New American cuisine in a hip setting with a popular patio; the seasonal cocktails and wine and craft beer list make for a great happy hour as well.

Bars

Quadrant Bar & Lounge (7-minute walk) has ophisticated, innovative cocktails and small bites in an elegant setting in the Ritz-Carlton. Stoney’s on L (7-minute walk) is a fun, neighborhood bar with booths, TVs, and a popular trivia night.

WHY WE LIKE IT

We feel at home the second we walk through the door of Avenue Suites, which is exactly the way the hotel wants you to feel. And they do everything to make sure that happens. There’s even a staffer who goes on tailored runs around the mall, if that’s what we feel like doing. The rooms are beautiful and stylish and spacious. Though, honestly, the outdoor patio, with its comfortable seating, fire pit, and hedges (described as Scandinavian-Seattle in style), is where we want to spend most of our time.

QUICK FACTS

Family, Views
124
Breakfast yes
Lunch no
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service yes
$$$$
Gym
yes
Valet Parking
Yes

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 202-333–8060

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