You’ll need a map to negotiate this colossus of a hotel in the residential NW Washington neighborhood of Woodley Park, a favorite among conventioneers. With the plethora of services--restaurants, bars, food market, Fed Ex office, outdoor pool, landscaped grounds, even a jewelry shop in the lobby--you’ll never have to leave the premises until you check out. It’s your large, generic Marriott, with standard chain rooms and lots of hustle and bustle all of the time.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The hotel is not convenient to DC’s major museums and monuments, though the Metro is nearby.
Guest rooms are what you would expect in a business hotel: clean, comfortable enough, contemporary furnishings, nothing too exciting. Rooms feature a pleasing neutral palette with chartreuse and turquoise accents, dark wood furniture, Revive signature bedding with down comforters, 300-thread-count linens, and garden or residential views.
Ask for a room closer to the elevators; otherwise, you may find yourself having to walk a long way to get to it.
The bathrooms are standard, about medium size, with tub/shower combo and a single sink.
The striking main lobby sits beneath a vaulted semi-spherical ceiling with a skylight window at its apex and a shining obelisk in the center edged with red benches for seating. The long bank of reception desks faces you as you enter, and the marble floor gleams. It’s a place that’s prepared to serve lots of guests, to get them checked in and out as quickly as possible.
There's a seasonal outdoor pool and a heated outdoor pool.
Spa treatments include detoxifying therapies and massage techniques such as reiki and hot stone.
The 24-hour fitness center is fairly large, with treadmills, stair machines, exercise bikes, resistance equipment, yoga balls, and a sauna; personal training and massage treatments are offered.
Stone’s Throw Restaurant offers Modern American dining, including steak and seafood; the American-style breakfast buffet is wonderful. Harry’s Pub is an English-style pub offering burgers and other staples; outdoor seating is available seasonally.
Relax in easy chairs, watch TV, and order a drink or hors d’oeuvres in the Lobby Bar.
The hotel is located in the residential neighborhood of Woodley Park, near the National Zoo and a local restaurant scene. It’s within easy reach of the restaurants and nightclubs of Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle. Otherwise, the major monuments and museums are several miles away. The Metro will be your best bet for public transportation, with the Woodley Park–Zoo/Adams Morgan metro station steps away.
A longtime neighborhood favorite for Mediterranean cuisine is Lebanese Taverna (4-minute walk). District Kitchen (5-minute walk) is a casual restaurant serving New American cuisine created from fresh, local ingredients.
Nanny O’Briens (17-minute walk) is a lively Irish pub with Guinness and live music in the adjacent Cleveland Park neighborhood. The Middle Eastern restaurant Medaterra (5-minute walk), on Connecticut Avenue, has a lively bar scene.