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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 19 March 2013

I loved this hotel and stayed with my father and two daughters on a higher floor, maybe 10 or 11. The only issue was that the shower was haunted. Really. I would get in and turn on the water in the ancient old tub with a separate knob for hot and cold. Once I was totally soaped down, the water...

2Thank LisaYe
New Palestine, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 18 March 2013

I've stayed at the Harrington Hotel twice now. During my most recent stay (March 2013), the front desk staff really exceeded my expectations on check in and check out. This hotel is a great value in a great location.

2Thank Nancy W
Plainfield, Indiana
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Cheap, dirty, ancient and loud. Less like a hotel room and more like sleeping on the bed of a friend who is very poor. Ancient sketchy radiator. No bathroom toiletries. Oldest tile I've ever seen in the bathroom. Bathroom door has been painted a thousand times and is chipping away. I expected this type of hotel going in though, so...

1Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The location of the Harrington Hotel is fantastic, but that is the only real memorable quality of this place. The hotel is dated, but not in a quaint way; also, on a couple of levels the place is a bit ran down. The wallpaper was peeling, paint faded, baseboards dirty, and there was sort of dingy feel about the entire...

4Thank paulinmo
Concord, California
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Husband stayed previously, my first stay. Price was right for such a great location to walk to most Museums and Federal buildings, like Capitol, White House, National Gallery of Art, and most Smithsonian Museums or take Metro to other sites of interest. Old historic building, but room and bath clean, not "plush" but cell and wireless data worked fine. Very...

1Thank Suzan R
High Point, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 March 2013

I was disappointed when I saw my room. My arrangements were made by someone else and I hadn't bothered to look up the hotel reviews...not sure that would have made a difference anyway. But my room was icky. The decor was cheap and old. There were two chairs in the room but I couldn't bring myself to sit in either....

1Thank Dustywater
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2013

I've stayed here four times now and the one thing I can never seem to ignore is the noise - this place caters to groups of young people and they're never quiet, either making noise in their rooms or in the halls...the location can't be beat, right in the middle of Washington, but the run down rooms, fuzzy TV picture,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2013

I travelled here last March for a school trip with students between the ages of 16 - 19. It's everything you can expect for a hotel that caters for students. The rooms were comfortable, spacious and good to rest your head. Location was good, it was near a FANTASTIC cafe (Lincoln's Waffle Shop) where we had breakfast every morning -...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 February 2013

I'll mirror the other reviewers sentiments. Very friendly staff. Courteous, Attentive. I can only base my review on the room I had. Room 828 a Queen bed. Room was tired, in serious need of rehab. Radiator covers dirty and needing paint. Closet was 6 inches deep, paint old and yellowed, Pillows thin and flat, linens hard and scratchy. Mattress, low...

1Thank dddmax
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 25 January 2013

I would first like to say that the Hotel Harrington has the FRIENDLIEST staff I have ever experienced in all my travels. My mother always stays here, and this was my first time. We met up in DC and the staff remembered my mother from her previous visits. She departed before I did and they asked me if she made...

1Thank Michelle C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Harry's Restaurant
Harry's Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Harrington is located in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s world famous tourist district. Just 1/2 block from Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Capitol (10 Blocks) and the White House (5 blocks), you can easily walk to all the sights, such as Ford's Theatre is just 1 block, your first smithsonian is just 3 blocks from the hotel, the Verizon center is just 6 blocks, so park your car if you have one and just walk to all the sights. In addition, Metro Center, is just two blocks away which is the Red Line. We offer 242 guest rooms, including 26 deluxe family rooms, full service restaurant, fast food restaurant, friendly pub, local tours, and a nice gift shop. Amenities Free Wifi Free Internet Cafe w/computers in Harriett's Restaurant Free postcards at the front desk Private bathroom in every room Refrigerators are in most rooms. Just ask if you need one brought to your room Microwave for guests located in the Internet Cafe Ice Machines - Lobby level and floors 2 through 6 Soft Drinks - Lobby level and floors 1 through 6 Telephones - Direct Dial System. Local calls $0.25/each. Long Distance - see instructions in room Postage Stamps - Purchase from the front desk Televisions - Every room has a TV with free HBO! Laundromat - 2nd and 3rd floors Games for kids - just ask the front desk ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Harrington

Address: 436 11th St NW & E St, Washington DC, DC 20004-1301
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
Price Range: €147 - €200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Harrington 3*
Number of rooms: 242
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