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“Excellent hotel for extended business travel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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AKA White House
Ranked #21 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel for extended business travel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

This hotel is very centrally located by the McPherson Square subway station and two blocks from the White House. The rooms are clean, spacious, and comfortable. They accept federal government per diem for longer stays, so if you need to be in DC for several weeks, this is an ideal spot. Having a fully functioning kitchen and washer/dryer in unit can make a long stay much more pleasant. There was a lot of renovation going on when we stayed here in May, so that was a bit inconvenient. The business center could also use some updating (the scanner and printer were not working at the time). All in all, however, this was a very good choice.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback! Your satisfaction is our priority! I am so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy our suite amenities. We are currently working on getting our business center updated in the next few months. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again during your next visit!

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Missouri
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

I stayed 6 nights. My one-bedroom suite had everything in the kitchen, plus a washer and clothes dryer. The rooms are just like small apartments, with a flat screen tv in the bedroom and one in the living room. Staff is friendly and very helpful, and the rooms are large, clean and quiet. Plus, I stocked the refrigerator and ate breakfast in my room each day, and brought back half of my large restaurant meals for dinner or lunch the next day. Also, the price is competitive with other hotels that don't offer as much. I will definitely stay there again. A block away from the Metro, and very close to the actual White House.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JaniceG1950
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the amenities in the suite, as well as the proximity of our location. D.C. has so many wonderful things to offer and we are so glad you found our property as one of them! We are glad you enjoyed your stay during your time in the city and look forward to assisting with lodging accommodations upon your return.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

AKA white house is an appartment hotel with the sevice of a luxury hotel.
We had a sitting room and a sleeping room and a very well equiped kitchen. sacious and very clean and luxury.
Good big beds and no noise from outside.
There is a car parking and it is near a metro station and on walking distance of the white house and the memorials in the mall.
Why book a hotelroom if you can book a luxury appartment for the same price and with the same service. There are a few good restaurants in the neighbourhood and with the circular bus you are witin 10 minutes in Georgetown. Good quality/price level.

Room Tip: the corner rooms have windows on two sides an are very bright
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Maartje J
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We appreciate your recognition of one of our top standards: luxury. Every element of the suite is carefully picked to ensure each guest enjoys the feeling of luxury at a competitive cost. We are so happy to have been able to provide a serene place for you to relax after a day of exploring this wonderful city. We are glad you enjoyed your stay during your time in the city and look forward to assisting with lodging accommodations upon your return.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel, especially after I had read a kind of negative review. The hotel was clean, the staff was excellent and extremely helpful. This was my first time traveling alone and I never felt safer. The room was more than i could have imagined and it was hard to leave. It felt like home away from home. I look forward to my next trip to Washington, DC and especially my next stay at the AKA White House. The only negative would be is that they don't clean your tub every day if you are not staying longer than 7 days.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Carmelitel226
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are very ecstatic that you decided to give AKA a chance and proved the negative review wrong! In our eyes, there is nothing better than the feeling of comfort and safety. We are glad you enjoyed your stay during your time in the city and look forward to assisting with lodging accommodations upon your return.
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Brisbane
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed here as a family of 5, and we could not have been happier with our choice. We went to Washington to see the monuments, public buildings, Smithsonians and Arlington, and this extended stay style hotel allowed us to do alll of that in a relaxed way. Strong positives:
* great location - in the 'Golden Triangle' and an way walk to Farragut West metro
* spacious, well appointed rooms with a compact, full kitchen, washer/dryer in the apartment, 2bathrooms, and 3 TVs (it stops a 'my turn argument'!)
* clean and neat, ith comfortable bedding
* pleasant staff

The best thing we found about the AKA White House was its close proximity to the restaurant, The Founding Farmers. This eatery promotes a sustainable use of crops and meat, and its service was fabulous while the meals were delightful. Book early - you will need to!
We used the transfer service to the airport and it was reliable and efficient. Apparently, the AKA White House can be hard to get into when lots of long term guests (3-4 weeks duration) move in, so if you get the opportunity to stay for a short term visit, grab it. The hotel deserves a higher Tripadvisor ranking.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TheBrisli
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We are happy that you and your family could stay comfortably in our suites. With all of the cities amazing attractions, we were glad that you were able to enjoy your visit by having a spacious place to return to. We are glad you enjoyed your stay during your time in the city and look forward to assisting with lodging accommodations upon your return.
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

A late review. Stayed March 2008. This place was awesome. Very modern, spacious, nice decor and bright 'n airy. I lived in MD at the time I stayed here. My sis found this place through her World Bank colleagues. I stayed there for about a month when my sister was in town working there (which is literally down the block). The metro stop is a very short walk away. If you are renting a car parking is v. expensive. So much better than staying at a hotel room esp if your work is paying. Free breakfast had coffee, fruits and pastries. I think milk and cereal may have included too but can't remember. The breakfast lounge also had a computer set up with printers.

You will LOVE DC if this is your first trip.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
1 Thank meye
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

Excellent option for business travellers who want long stay VFM.

I took a team of 6 to this hotel! Allonthe advice of TripIt and I was not disappointed. Room for improvement but as they say, everything can be improved.

Rooms missing detailing but offer a sense of freedom and space which other hotels do not and a VFM solution.

Excellent bar, good amenities in the room, and fit for purpose given it's location.... The location is excellent.

Needs to work on detailing and ambience. The bar is fantastic but not worked into it's full potential.

Staffers friendly but not so well informed to advise where to go for leisure, food and site seeing.

These are nitty details, which detract from a great concept in hoteling... Just quite not there but has to be said, it is VFM.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank WilliamBMCampbell
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Property: AKA White House
Address: 1710 H Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#14 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — AKA White House 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AKA balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury condominium. The perfect place for the long stay, AKA stands for unparalleled metropolitan locations; contemporary design; and exceptional business, fitness, and lifestyle services. ... more   less 
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