We've now stayed at all 3 Embassy suites in DC and can recommend all of them. This one was the most recent. I was a little worried because this one is on the eastern side of town which is considered the "edge" by some people. We had no problems and this location is actually very close to the touristy stuff. The breakfast is excellent (which is typical for ES) and free drinks at happy hour are hard to beat. Seriously, those to things probably save you 25-35 bucks a day for each person staying (breakfast and cocktails are not cheap in cities). The breakfast selections were numerous...from hard-boiled eggs, yogurt and fruit to a full hot breakfast buffet along with made-to-order omelets. We also thought that every employee was polite and helpful. The valet parking was expensive but that's just kinda the way cities are, i guess. Can't figure a way around it. The room itself was spacious enough that when you hang out there for a while you don't have that trapped feeling. Also, they're all suites. So if one person wants to go to bed and the other wants to watch ESPN for a while, it's fine. Room was clean, had a fridge, microwave, couch, chairs, table and chairs, etc. Only downside was you could hear some noise from adjoining rooms such as running water, doors closing...wasn't terrible but the plumbing noises were pronounced. The only other thing I wish they had was some type of noisemaker; like a bathroom fan, wall fan, or something. It would help mask the noises of the city on the street below. i don't know why more hotels don't offer this feature. They need to realize that people use fans for things other than ventilation. And lastly, we've found that on weekends you can get a room at these embassy suites for two nights for about the same price as one night. Don't know why, but that's a hard deal to beat.
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10 May 2012
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First I would like to thank you for such wonderful feedback! We appreciate hearing from each of our guests as this provides us the opportunity to continuously improve.
It sounds as though you are a professional Embassy Suites traveler. Whether traveling as a family, on business, or just for a quick getaway, we really do offer a fantastic value. Our breakfast buffet is expansive and a real money saver! And, who doesn’t appreciate the opportunity to unwind with a complimentary cocktail after a long day of sightseeing?
We recently completed a renovation of our guest suites and have a housekeeping team dedicated to maintaining that “brand new” feel. It is great to hear you found them to be clean and spacious, as that is what travelers have come to expect from an Embassy Suites. I will be sure to pass along the kind words to our team members.
You bring up a great point with the ambient noise issue. Being centrally located in downtown Washington, DC makes us very convenient for all types of travel, but also makes us susceptible to the types of noise that are sometimes typical in a big city. I will personally look into some options that may provide some relief.
Thanks again for your review! As a dedicated Embassy Suites traveler, I am confident we will see you again during your next visit to Washington, DC.
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