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The Embassy Inn

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Stayed in DC for 2 nights out of a 4 week holiday, and by far the worst hotel out of the 9 we stayed at. I understand it was a budget hotel but literally nothing worked; our shower was only hot half the time, the TV was fuzzy and constantly cutting in and out, the heating system didn't work and...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Typical sort of three star hotel: smallish room and bathroom, 24 hour front desk,daily room service, and breakfast available for ~$5 (cannot say anything about the quality of it, I did not take advantage of this amenity). Room was clean, featured a desk, wardrobe with mirror, iron and board, hairdryer in bathroom, and a surprisingly comfortable bed. I have seen...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 2 June 2016

No sign out front to indicate hotel was there. Twelve year old at front desk was less than helpful; told us to leave car out on 16th Ave until we need to move it when parking is prohibited; tiny, shabby room; air is not working, doubt 12 year old will be able to fix it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 June 2016

You get what you pay for....the room was VERY small, the building could use some TLC, the bathroom was the best feature - shower had good water pressure and the towels were clean and soft; the bed was horrible, pillows were flat and air conditioner was would not shut off; front desk staff was not helpful when it came to...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 May 2016

In a charming neighborhood lies this neglected property. We checked in and found that the room was clean, BUT: 1) dresser handles were broken 2) electric outlet on desk lamp was broken (shorted wire) 3) no wand to close venetian blinds 4) no exhaust fan in bathroom 5) broken hair drier 6) closet door bangs into wall light 7) desk...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 May 2016

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and in short, the experience was beyond appalling. The rooms are noisy, small, dirty and very old. We had to call the reception daily to tell them that we have no hot water in the shower (sometimes twice a day). WIFI is free but doesn't work at all. If you're lucky, WIFI...

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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Great location. 25 min walk to the White House. Good quality shower supplies. Small but clean room. $5 breakfast- waffles, cereal, tea and coffee and orange juice only. Tiny tiny breakfast area. Would help if housekeeping staff was not having breakfast at the time the guests are. Cozy lobby.

Thank AzSCP
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I stayed at The Embassy Inn October 2015. My boyfriend and I had a small room that was clean comfortable and quiet. It was my first time to Washington DC and my boyfriend attended college in DC over 30 years ago. We spent most of our time out exploring. This location is great. In a really nice neighborhood. You can...

Thank kittylarue2
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Just completed a three night stay at the Embassy Inn. I snagged this deal on Hotwire for $85.00 a night for a king room. Considering that the average hotel room in DC is well over $150.00, it's a bargain. Is it the Ritz Carlton? Obviously not...Here's my take.. PROS - Location, location, location. Three blocks from the Dupont Circle Q...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Location was perfect for us, halfway between downtown and our daughter's apartment. We skipped the hotel breakfast in favor of picking something up on our way into the city. Room was small, but the price was "reasonable" by DC standards.

Thank queenvee66

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Embassy Inn is a charming thirty eight-room European style hotel conveniently located on 16th Street several blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station. Business travelers as well as tourists seek out the Embassy Inn for its comfort, location, and value. The Embassy Inn originated in 1910 as an eight-unit apartment house. In 1919, it was converted into a thirty-room tourist hotel and was re-opened in 1987 as a thirty-eight hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Embassy Inn

Address: 1627 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3063
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: $164 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Embassy Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“the "garden level rooms" (i.e. rooms in the basement) were very small, dark, dirty and scary”
  • broken window blinds
  • many shower tiles missing
  • stains everywhere
  • filthy carpet
  • peeling wallpaper everywhere
victorial700, 23 May 2017 | Read review
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JimW424, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to choose a room, which isn't close to a laundry room at the end of hotel's corridor. The cheapest deal may be such noisy option.”
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  • A small room with double bed
MVasin, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors quieter, but wifi is poor. Good views only on rooms facing the avenue, the rest face neighboring building walls and back alley”
  • A/V and window with closed blinds
  • Coffee/Business room
  • bedside lamp and armoir
  • A nearby street view
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LongHairCat, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Simply avoid this hotel”
arnaldogalvao, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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