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Hotel Lombardy

2019 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006, United States

Barbara Noe Kennedy

Washingtonians keep the Hotel Lombardy in mind when they’re looking for a romantic staycation (it’s also popular among World Bank and State Department staffers). Starting off as a gracious private residence in 1929, this British-colonial-style boutique hotel in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood has charming Asian and European antiques, a lauded on-site restaurant and bar (with plenty of other options in the neighborhood), a small fitness room—and supreme location, just blocks from the White House.

Rates are lower when Congress is not in session.

room

British colonial flair is on full display in the perfectly appointed rooms, decorated with Italian and German fabrics, Oriental rugs, wrought-iron headboards, framed kimono fabric, and eclectic wood furniture. Some rooms have wet bars or kitchenettes and dining areas.

YOU SHOULD KNOW If you're a light sleeper, request a room on a higher level floor at the back of the hotel; street traffic can be noisy, especially in the early morning.

bathroom

The updated, tiled, very clean bathrooms, on the relatively small side thanks to the historic nature of the building, have plush towels and Bath & Body Works bath products.

lobby

You enter into a crystal-chandelier-adorned foyer, leading to the small lobby, restaurant, and lounge.

gym

There's a small fitness room.

dining

Feeling every bit like a charming European getaway, Café Lombardy is an acclaimed European-style bistro serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.

drinking

Venetian Room Bar & Lounge serves up wine, spirits, and small plates in a bohemian-swank, bright-colored venue.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Hotel Lombardy is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, just two blocks from the White House. Parking is expensive, and DC's traffic can be horrendous; it's recommended to leave your car behind. The Metro is your best bet for public transportation; the Foggy Bottom metro station is just three blocks away.

Restaurants

Tis (7-minute walk) is a neighborhood favorite for its elevated, seasonal New American fare in a chic space. CIRCA at Foggy Bottom (5-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.</p>

Bars

Quadrant Bar & Lounge (7-minute walk) has sophisticated, innovative cocktails and small bites in an elegant setting in the Ritz-Carlton. Stoneys on L (5-minute walk) is a fun, neighborhood bar with booths, TVs, and a popular trivia night.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The Hotel Lombardy an unexpected hidden gem just a few blocks from the White House.

QUICK FACTS

Historical, Romantic
136 rooms, including 22 suites
Breakfast Yes
Lunch Yes
Dinner Yes
Bar Yes
Cafe No
Room Service Yes
Gym
Yes
Valet Parking
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 202-828–2600

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