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“Room cleaners should be sacked!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Harrington
Ranked #118 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Room cleaners should be sacked!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

This was defianatly the worst hotel experience i have ever had. The service was useless! A broken fridge filled with rotting food from the week before remained in the room throughout the four nights. The room cleaner was extremly lazy and refused to replace our towls or even dress our beds. She did however happen to help herself to the change which we left on our bedside locker each day. The location was the only upside to this hotel. Oh, and the food was terrible.

  • Stayed March 2011
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Markojordo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

We have stayed at the Harrington Hotel two times. The latest being this past October. We love the location. You are half a block from Pennsylvania Ave. and just two blocks from the White House. The hotel itself is old, but that adds to the historic nature of being in DC. The rooms are clean, don't look too close at the baseboards, the beds very comfortable. Very safe location. We walked back and forth to the hotel several times at night. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Both times we stayed we ran into tour groups of kids from other countries. You can easily walk to all DC sites. We have stayed at all types of hotels, B&B's, etc. Yes, the Harrington is not a 4 star hotel but hey, with a family of 4 who wanted to enjoy DC and not spend all day soaking by a pool, it is the right location for us.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TayBay05
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Centerville, Pa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

The Harrington Hotel opened on March 1, 1914 making it the nation’s oldest continuously operating hotel. Just a half block from Pennsylvania Avenue and two blocks from the White House, the Harrington is within walking distance to many D.C. attractions and the Metro.

While not in the luxury class of other D.C. hotels, the Harrington is clean, tidy and has some excellent family-friendly room rates, although the decor is a bit outdated. The hotel also houses a full service restaurant and pub.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

The hotel may be nothing spectacular, but what it lacks in charm is made up for by location and staff. Yes, it is older, but the rooms are clean and it is very safe. Many students, but also a lot of foreign tourists wisely saving their money on hotel rooms so they can enjoy all the DC nightlife!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lorrie55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Given the decor (think '70s drab), you expect the local police and coroner to be regulars at the Harrington Hotel. I'm pretty sure I've seen my hotel room on reruns of CSI featuring a strangled prostitute. But that's just the decor.

The hotel staff are exceedingly pleasant. When I stayed last fall, most of the guests appeared to be high school students on field trips. The odds of a finding beer vomit in a potted ficus far exceeded the strangled prostitute scenario.

If you're looking for a clean (I'm very picky about this), safe, and ideally located DC hotel then Harrington is for you. If you want glam, then go crazy at a Marriott.

Oh, shockingly excellent water pressure. Felt like I was an elephant being hosed down at the circus.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Allison R
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Property: Hotel Harrington
Address: 436 11th St NW & E St, Washington DC, DC 20004-1301
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Harrington 3*
Number of rooms: 242
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 
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