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Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A lovely hotel with character and charm.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

We stayed at the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn for 1 night in December. We booked directly through the hotel, recieving a good price (especially compared with the larger hotel chains in Washington). In addition to the price, the advantage of staying here is the friendly service and the fact it is a small, boutique hotel in a historic building. We stayed in a deluxe room, which was smallish, but tastefully decorated and had a comfortable bed. The hotel is walking distance to the White House, and possible to walk further to the monuments and mussums.
We ate dinner at the hotel restuarant, which serves high quality food and drink, in a charming room.Overall, the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn is a lovely hotel with character and charm.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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MorrisonClark, Director of Sales at Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review, 1 February 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Historic Morrison-Clark Inn during your stay in Washington DC. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the charm and history of the property as well as the service.
Our deluxe rooms are very cozy and comfortable, but for guest that are planning on staying for a week or more we do recommend our Victorian rooms or Parlor Suites. The Victorian rooms are larger with higher ceilings and Victorian décor. The Parlor Suites have a separate living room area with a pull out sofa.

We hope that you come back and visit us again in the near future.

At Your Service,
Neda Lewis
Director of Sales and Marketing
nlewis@rbpropertiesinc.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

I was looking for a nice hotel in DC and came upon the Morrison Clark. I was a little concerned about staying in the city, but after calling and talking to Joe, he made me feel comfortable. We got a great deal for the room rate on travelocity. The hotel is lovely and much like a bed and breakfast. Joe really went out of his way to make sure that we were well taken care of and I could not be happier. I loved the fact that the hotel was filled with antiques and prints of historical events. The staff was so helpful in helping us find our way around the city. The room was great and bathroom very roomy. We also had a nice new tv and it was on the mini bar across from the bed. This was a wonderful experience and I would love to go back there again, especially if Joe is still there. I

Room Tip: You do have to pay extra for your car but the staff really goes out of there way to help you.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We live in Northern Virginia, and were just taking a one-nite getaway close to home. This hotel was charming, more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel. It is an historic property, and the furnishings either are antiques or look like them, but the bathroom was modern. There was wifi access, too. It is located near the DC Convention Center, so it is close to just about everything. We loved it, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something different than a chain hotel. We got a great deal, too, on hotels.com.

Room Tip: rooms on courtyard are nice and quiet. We were on 2nd floor and it was quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We were looking for a more "local inn" experience for our first anniversary weekend in DC, and were so pleased with the quality and service at the Morrison-Clark. The hotel is furnished with antiques that appear very well cared-for, which gives it a charming look and feel. The lobby area is small and features a restaurant, sunroom, and of course the front desk. Some guest rooms are interior, while others open onto an interior courtyard. We had a courtyard room and loved it! Opening the room door every morning to the sound of the splashing fountain was refreshing and felt pleasantly old-timey. We were lucky that a wedding took place in the courtyard during our stay, so we got to sneak peeks at the family decorating the space, laughing and generally having a good time. It was sweet and reminded us of our own wedding a year earlier. Like the lobby, the room featured antiques. The bed was ridiculously comfortable - one of the best hotel beds I have slept in, but then we are generally backpackers and might not be used to such novelties as comforters :) We decided to order room service breakfast one day, which neither of us had ever done before in our entire lives, but hey, it was a special occasion. Breakfast was hot, hearty, and tasted great. The bathroom was clean and spacious for a regular hotel room, and included amenities from Bath & Body Works. The hotel was also an easy walk from several restaurants and a pub, most of which we visited. We went nuts :) Be prepared to walk a bit further if you would like to visit the Smithsonian museums/National Mall. We walked everywhere, and it was a great workout at a leisurely pace - but if you are in a hurry or have kids/older folks/someone with limited mobility with you, you will need a cab.

This was a wonderful experience for us and we wish we could have stayed longer. We were married in DC, so I'm sure we will spend other anniversaries there. When we do, the Morrison-Clark will be our hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Its nice to stay in a hotel with a bit of history but older hotels can have drawbacks too, and travellers with mobility problems should note that there are steps up to the lift from reception, and steps up to the hotel itself (although staff can make arrangements for you to enter via the garage).

I got a really good price from one of the booking websites. There was a slight hiccup when it seemed that my booking had been incorrectly made, but staff quickly corrected the error. The staff, by the way, are really helpful. Many thanks to Joseph in particular.

For the rooms, I don't know what it is about hotels these days but there is never enough light! It can make the room a bit gloomy for working, although it is fine for just hanging out.

Location-wise, there are no shops and restaurants absolutely next door, but most of what you need is within a few blocks. The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Mount Vernon metro, so would be ideally placed for conferences there.

For the restaurant, the food was good - perhaps a little overpriced by the time you add everything up (breakfast was not included for my booking). As a non-American, I can never quite understand how for room service you pay $3 delivery fee in addition to 20% service charge - I would have thought the service WAS the delivery??? But anyway, the US tipping culture takes a bit of getting used to :-)

In all, most of these are minor quibbles. Overall, its a friendly hotel, great value for money, and I would certainly return again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant
Address: 1011 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4359
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Mount Vernon Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#54 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#82 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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