Tabard Inn

Tabard Inn

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Room 4 with pond theme
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4.0
#67 of 150 hotels in Washington DC
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
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As Washington D. C's newest historical landmark, the Tabard Inn is comprised of a trio of late-1800s townhouses. This traditionally furnished hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Metro and 1 mile from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The elegant antiques-filled rooms are unique and individually decorated. Some rooms include sitting areas, and all rooms include private bathrooms. Rooms are stair-access only. Hotel provides a $10 food and beverage voucher to our adjoining restaurant per each night stay. Free Wi-Fi is included. The hotel also features a bar and lounge with occasional live jazz.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1739 N Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Farragut North
7 minWashington DC Metro
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles541 reviews
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The Tabard Inn, nestled near DuPont Circle, garners praise for its central location and antique charm that many travelers find welcoming. Guests have called out the staff for their exceptional service, ensuring a comfortable stay. While the Inn's unique decor and ambiance earn rave reviews, some visitors note the amenities can feel dated. Cleanliness is generally up to par, with well-kept rooms adding to the Inn's appeal. Opinions on value vary, with some guests mentioning reasonable rates, but others pointing out additional costs. Despite its allure, the absence of elevators and modern room amenities is a drawback for some.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Eclectic
Rooms
Cozy
Value
Mixed
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Charming

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Marc O wrote a review Mar 2022
MARGARETVILLE21 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights during the peak of cherry blossom bloom. The hotel is in a great location near Dupont Circle where there are many restaurants and shops. I have rarely stayed any place where the staff, without exception, were so helpful, friendly and efficient. The restaurant serves a somewhat limited menu until 3pm but it's a popular place and the food is creative and delicious. The room came with a $10 voucher for each day to use in the restaurant. This hotel is 100 years old and in a combined 3 townhouses. The one possible drawback is that there is no elevator. We stayed on the 3rd floor and it was a hike but we managed just fine. The other minor inconvenience is that there was only one outlet for recharging devices in our room, but we manage with that just fine as well. The rooms are not modern but clean and charming and spacious. No tv's. I almost can't believe that I saw no tv for a week and didn't miss it at all! Wonderful old fashioned shower and windows that opened for fresh air. I'd definitely go back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kate S wrote a review Feb 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sick of cookie-cutter furnishings, blah food, and robotic service? The Tabard Inn is perfect for the more intrepid traveler that wants a unique atmosphere full of art and antiques, genuine hospitality, and excellent food. Each room is uniquely appointed with a mash-up of slightly shabby, wonderful furnishings, clawed tubs and no TV. The restaurant food is delicious and fresh, and the bar makes an excellent cocktail to sip in front of the fire in the lounge. Employee-owned, the love shows in every interaction.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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br_tobias wrote a review Jul 2021
Baltimore, Maryland86 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A charmfest in every room and around every corner. Wandering staircases (beware if you have difficulties with stairs...) take you hither and yon to delightfully quirky separate rooms chock full of old furniture and "objets d'art." This is an old-fashioned hotel; not for viewing cable TV or getting work done (though there is free wifi). Hotel also includes a fine restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Lots of stairs; higher floor a tradeoff for less a/c sound.
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Jim R wrote a review Sep 2021
Bellingham, Washington364 contributions175 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Is it vintage or just plain worn out stuff? While the room is spacious and filled with antiques, the antiques are mostly past their day. All of the old lights are extremely dim, there isn't a comfortable seat among the seating surfaces, the wood floor in my room was worn and unfinished. The shower turned hot and cold and the sink flow was low. There isn't much to recommend except the front desk staff person was EXTREMELY helpful and the place meets a price point.
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Date of stay: September 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ktbeenthere2015 wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York267 contributions126 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Throughout the years, many friends raved about this inn. They recommended it because it offers non-chain hotel ambience, sitting rooms on floors where guests can meet and chat, and quirkiness. Upon arrival to the centrally located inn, the friendly receptionist checked me into my room. But, that was probably the extent to what I could appreciate of my surroundings. To me, the shabby chic furniture was more shabby than chic. The rugs were threadbare, not romantically timeworn. There is no elevator. The room amenities were basic (no tv, searching for outlets is evening entertainment, lights need to be doused one by one, etc). Two dead lightbulbs and a makeshift repair on the toilet flush lever, requiring picking up the cistern cover to flush, defined the quality in the bathroom (no, I did not report to Management because I was only there one night and, yes, I probably should have but I was tired and it was late). The curtains and windows are difficult to adjust - not sure you can. The air conditioning unit was in excellent operation, but moving the vent flow away from the bed was not possible. If you plan to stay here, read the reviews; most of them mention the same issues. To be fair, I read them and thought I could handle it. In the same way my friends have reacted, the person who checked out just before me couldn’t stop gushing over the inn’s quaintness. Everyone is different. I learned that I need a more pampering experience in the lodging I choose.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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timsuda wrote a review Dec 2021
Griffin, Georgia46 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel experience started out great…..for one night. The hotel is very quaint and quiet. The rooms are comfortable and each one unique. The buildings history alone is enough to make the stay interesting. We came to enjoy our anniversary weekend.

However, they are so focused on making a quick buck that they don’t really care about their other clients. Our second night there, we got back to our room after 9pm and found a letter that was slipped under our door that said the restaurant was closed that evening due to a private event. No further information. As we settled in our room we noticed music playing from the event. The music steadily got louder and became more explicit as the night wore on. At 11:30pm we called the front desk who said there was nothing they could do and no managers to talk to. They offered a different room but the music was so loud you could hear it on the street (we went outside to check). They apologized for “the inconvenience” and that they were sorry that the other group had “planned ahead.” They told us there was a “hard stop at 1am” and they they were suffering too.

This was totally disrespectful to those of us staying who were not affiliated with the party. There were so many opportunities to give us a heads up…when we made the reservation, when we checked in, when we had brunch in the hotel that morning, when we left the building for the day, or calling us at some point. Even putting a note in the letter about the restaurant closing would’ve been better than nothing. Instead they just expect us to stuffer and lose sleep because of their greed. But couldn’t be bothered to have a night manager on duty for this.

There is a nice new Courtyard by Marriott next door that we should’ve stayed at. Less character sure but better treatment.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marcia F wrote a review Apr 2022
Westport, Connecticut140 contributions50 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyed sharing brunch with friends in the court yard. Staff was attentive and since this meal took place "during covid" we felt very safe with the tables very generously separated from others. The omelets were tasty but the size of the baked muffin was rather small. The authentic historic setting made our visit worth the visit.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Kevin A wrote a review Aug 2021
Shaker Heights, Ohio24 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Tabard Inn is a classic boutique hotel just off DuPont Circle. Historic rooms with quirky artistic decor throughout, your stay will be a unique experience. Make sure to have at least one dinner or brunch during your stay. In a city full of world class restaurants, the Tabard kitchen not only holds its own but delivers consistently excellent dishes with attentive service.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you are staying at the Tabard Inn do not miss the opportunity to eat there.
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Kelly G wrote a review Oct 2023
Fargo, North Dakota2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not impressed, please know if you book through a third party they will not honor the type of room. We got stuck with two small beds as a couple and a shared bathroom in a hallway where the door leading to it didn’t shut properly. We faced the street so we were up all night hearing people across the street party. We tried checking in early was told no until one hour prior they said we can if we pay $25 per hour even though room was ready and our belongings were already in the room. They have a lousy credit to the restaurant we couldn’t use because it was closed for private events. Only good thing about the place was the location.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alba Fuentes, Innkeeper at Tabard Inn
Responded Nov 5, 2023
Dear Ms. Gemmill, I'm sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with your recent stay at our hotel. We truly value all guest feedback, as it helps us improve our services and provide a better experience for our visitors. I would like to address your concerns one by one: 1. Room Type: We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with the room type. When booking through a third party, room preferences are not always guaranteed. We recommend contacting us directly for future bookings to ensure you get the room type you desire. 2. Noise: We're sorry to hear that noise from the street disturbed your sleep. Please know that we take noise complaints seriously, and we will look into ways to improve the sound insulation in our street-facing rooms. 3. Early Check-In Fee: We apologize for any miscommunication regarding early check-in. We strive to accommodate our guests' requests whenever possible, and we will ensure that our policies are clearer and more transparent in the future. 4. Restaurant Credit: We regret that our restaurant was closed for private events during your stay. We will work on better communication about restaurant availability with our guests in the future. We truly appreciate your positive comment about our hotel's location, and we hope that you would consider giving us another opportunity to provide you with a more enjoyable stay. Please feel free to reach out to our team directly, and we'll do our best to make your next stay more pleasant. Thank you for your feedback, and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Alba Fuentes Hotel Manager
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Mjam4 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dallas, Texas56 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We met some friends for brunch at the Tabard Inn and it could not have been a more delightful experience! The food was excellent- as a table we shared the doughnuts and the pork belly appetizer, and I had the chicken adobo Benedict. Omg, brb, currently drooling while writing about it. They had so many interesting things on their menu in the most charming atmosphere. Also super convenient for walking around after brunch. The service was also exceptional- our server clearly noticed we were a group of old friends catching up and she never made us feel rushed; rather, she kept those brunch cocktails flowing! Definitely recommend going for both visitors and DC residents alike!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Dave R
3 contributions
Hello Nancy- This of course depends on time of day, day of week and season. With that said, I think that a determined person could find something in the area. Good Luck and let us know how it turns out. -DR
Claire M asked a question Jun 2017
7 contributions
hi, how much is the parking one block away?
Answer from pamrhess
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions
parking is typically around $20 for 24 hours but its smart to check with the hotel. They will know.
Amber S asked a question Mar 2017
Bluffton, South Carolina98 contributions51 helpful votes
I am looking at booking this for a solo trip to DC in the fall. How exactly do the shared bathrooms work?
Answer from Dave R
3 contributions
Hi Amber- Some of our guestrooms have shared bathrooms. The rooms have their own beds desks etc. The restroom is on one end of the hallway and the shower is on the other end outside of the guestrooms. No more than three guest rooms share a shower and restroom. We have many regular long time guests that prefer these economical accommodations for various reasons. Hope this helps, All the best- DR
Answer from HotelTabardInn
Washington13 contributions
Can we give you a big hug? You're wonderful. These words mean so much to us. Please contact me the next time you stay at The Tabard, I'd love to do something extra special for you. Email us, link in our website. And again, thank you so much for your kind sentiments.
rocketmandan wrote a tip May 5
Boston, Massachusetts38 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Park in garage yourself for $26 per day thru the Inn."
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Leslie G wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The bar attracts interesting people. The restaurant is romantic. Cuisine is wonderful."
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travelwitholga wrote a tip Apr 2024
Minneapolis, Minnesota82 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you need a lighter breakfast or lunch, find a cafe nearby. The meals are too heavy and too unusual for a regular working person."
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Steve A wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy this completely uniques experience. And, you can open windows and it is completely quiet at night. "
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BeantownTriper wrote a tip Apr 2024
Von Ormy, Texas17 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevators or tvs. Delicious scones donuts!"
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C$210 - C$464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Downtown / Dupont Circle / Connecticut Ave/ K Street
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tabard Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tabard Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Magic Duel (0.3 km), National Geographic Museum (0.3 km), and Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tabard Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Tabard Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tabard Inn?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tabard Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gerrard Street Kitchen, Pisco y Nazca, and Doyle.
Does Tabard Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Tabard Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (4.2 km), Arlington National Cemetery (4.1 km), and Ford's Theatre (1.7 km).
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