Fodor's Expert Review Georgetown Suites

1111 30th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, United States

Tucked away on a Georgetown side street, Georgetown Suites is an unassuming little world of quietude, ideal for anyone looking for a spacious retreat in this bustling city. And yet, you’re steps away from Georgetown’s shops, restaurants, and bars. The all-suite property converted from condos in the late 80s by a real estate developer, is actually two different buildings located about a block apart, each with the same amenities. A complimentary continental breakfast, outfitted kitchens, free Wifi, gym, and plenty of space make this a hidden gem for visiting government and embassy staffers as well as families, tour groups, and businesspeople.


The recently renovated, contemporary suites feel every bit like your very own apartment, with kitchens (including oven, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher), a pullout sleeper sofa, and flatscreen TV. You have your choice of a 500-square-foot studio, for two people, and the 800-square-foot one bedroom, for four people. There are also two bedroom suites and a penthouse suite. Some rooms have views of the harbor or historic Georgetown.

The building closer to M Street, decorated in maroons, tends to be a little bit noisier than the building closer to the river, decorated in calming blues


The bathrooms are smallish but adequate, with double sinks and a shower/tub combo.


The lobbies (one in each building) are purely functional, with a reception desk and an area jam-packed with tables for breakfast. Coffee and tea are offered throughout the day. There’s a lot of outdoor space with chairs and tables that are more conducive to hanging out (and eating breakfast on a sunny morning).


Both buildings have their own fitness rooms, with treadmill, bikes, elliptical machine, and weights.


Getting Around

Georgetown Suites is located off M Street in Georgetown, with parking available for a fee (though you have in and out privileges). The major monuments and museums are a long but doable walk away or take a cab. Georgetown has no metro; the closest stop is Foggy Bottom, a 15-minute walk away. You can also hop on the D.C. Circulator bus for $1, which will take you through downtown as far as Union Station.


Sequoia (6-minute walk) offers American fare overlooking the Potomac; the tree-shaded terrace is fabulous in warmer weather. Pinstripes (6-minute walk) is a contemporary Italian-American restaurant and bar in a sprawling building, with bowling and bocce to boot. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Clyde's of Georgetown (7-minute walk) has classic American dishes in a saloon-like setting, including crab cakes, steak, and legendary burgers.


Blues Alley (6-minute walk) is a well-known jazz and supper club, established in 1965. J. Paul's (6-minute walk) is a classic turn-of-the-20th-century dining saloon in the heart of Georgetown, beloved by journalists, politicians, artists, and neighborhood residents alike.


It feels like we’re staying in our own apartment in historic Georgetown, and we’re not paying an arm and a leg. We come and go as we wish, though if we ever need anything the friendly staff is there to help. The Kennedy Center, Georgetown waterfront, and all of Georgetown’s cool shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance.


221 suites
Breakfast yes
Lunch no
Dinner no
Bar no
Cafe no
Room Service no
Valet Parking


Phones: 202-695-7316;800-348–7203

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