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AKA White House
Ranked #21 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Can't be beat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We wanted to be close to all the touristy places in Washington and had a few hotels in mind. Cost was the biggest determining factor. The other was proximity to restaurants and subway. This fit the bill in spades. The pictures on their website is exactly what you get. Very nice well decorated rooms with lots of space.
Kitchen is nice, you get a full size stove, microwave, dishwasher and of course refridgerator. Pots and pans were included as well as cups and plates and utensils. Only thing we should have considered to bring is sponge and dishwashing liquid. Then we wouldn't have to rely on the dishwasher to clean everything. We made breakfast 3 out of the 7 days we were there. Saved us some money.
Bedroom is spacious with a flat screen tv with a blu-ray player and soft beds. I prefer firmer beds but it was comfy, can't complain. You get an ensuite bathroom and there is an additional powder room. Perfect when both of you got to go at the same time.
Our room was at the back of the building so got a nice view of an office and the garbage. Not a big deal since we weren't really there to see Washington in our room. Noise does creep in. You do hear the occasional beeping as a truck backs up and although our room isn't connected to the elevator I'm pretty sure I'm hearing the elevators go up and down. It's not really loud or annoying just faintly audible. Did not bother me at all.
Parking is awesome. Cheapest rates anywhere. We got the weekly rate which averaged out to under $20 a day. Most hotels in the area was charging $30-40????
They have a nice bar/lounge area but did not really visit it so can't comment on the service although the female bartender looked really nice. :)
They also just finished renovating the fitness room but again, did not check that out so not sure what they have.
Their rooftop Terrace was a little sad. With the lobby and the rooms all nicely decorated we expected the Terrace to be equally nice but it was just a couple of tables and lounge chairs on a concrete floor and the view (which is the same view I get in my room) is the office building and garbage area. Needless to say, we did not use it.
As others have said, it's not a real hotel so don't expect housekeeping every day. This was fine for us.
You are close to Farragut West subway stop. Probably a 5 min walk. From there you can go just about anywhere. We never used our car while we were there. The subway was too convenient.
And, of course, you're really close to the White House and Washington Monument. The White House is literally down the street from AKA. The other monuments are walkable but a little further. Smithsonian is a long walk but we took the subway.
Not sure why some people complain about proximity to restaurants from AKA. Sure, there's no inhouse restaurant so you can't just go down the elevator and get food. But, you're walking distance to a lot of restaurants. Founding Farmers, Aroma Indian Cuisine, Sichuan Pavilion, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, McDonald's, Old Ebbitt Grill, and then some.
And, yes, there's no real grocery stores in walking distance so get your groceries before you get to the hotel.
Anyways, I highly recommend this place whether for business or pleasure. It has everything you need and you can really call this your home away from home.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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 AsianCaucasian
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 14 June 2012
Thank you so much for your time and feedback! We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us at AKA White House! Our suite and property amenities were designed to create an atmosphere of luxury while providing high levels of excellence. With our newly renovated Fitness Center and Business Center, residents and guests have the opportunity to relax and work from their home away from home! When planning for groceries, our guest services team is available 24/7 and can help arrange grocery delivery at any time, to ensure a fully stocked fridge. Regarding housekeeping, reservations that are more than 1 week receive a weekly clean, once per week. When in need of extra services or toiletries, please contact the front desk at any time to schedule these requests. Additionally, at any time you are not completely satisfied with the suite location, please contact Guest Services so we may accommodate this request, per availability. It is great to hear you enjoyed the area as well! Washington, D.C. is host to many outstanding restaurants and sights, and we are so glad you had to opportunity to enjoy them. Founding Farmers, Old Ebbitt, and Aroma are all local favorites, and are excellent options regarding restaurants. Thank you so much for the positive feedback, and we look forward to your next stay with us at AKA White House!

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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

The hotel : apartment style hotel with daily service, very functional, fast lifts, very modern & tasteful decor through out the hotel, big, beautiful lobby.
The location : near Whitehouse, in the business area, not many shops or restaurants.
The check-in & check-out : fast, accurate.
The breakfast : no.
The room : very big, very clean, nice kitchen, the bed is incredibly great, great decor, tasteful lighting, the air con works very well, big living room window but somehow the bedroom has no window, quiet & peaceful rooms.
The bathroom : big & functional, very clean, water pressure is great, good amenity, pretty of towels.
The staffs : capable & friendly.
The rate : very good for such a big and nice apartment.
The Internet : fast & free.
Overall : it's a very good choice for a city center hotel, great base to explore DC, I'll defenitely stay here again with this rate.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank arayaBKK
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
We appreciate your time and comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting Washington, D.C.! Our suites were designed to ensure our guests experience nothing but the best. AKA White House takes great pride in our services and amenities, and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your suite. Your feedback is the key to our success, and we thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming you back to AKA White House and showing off our new business and fitness centers which were just completed.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Last week I stayed for the first time at the AKA White House Hotel. Perfect! A great location. Instead of a small hotel room, it is a real suite. It is fully outfitted. One of the best experiences and values in DC I have found. A very friendly staff with a cool bar in the evenings. Great beds. I felt very comfortable and well taken care of at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Todd L
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 6 June 2012
Thank you for the great feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your suite and amenities! Washington, D.C. has so many wonderful things to do, and we're thrilled you had the opportunity to enjoy them. Also great to hear you enjoyed the a.lounge! With its excellent selection of artisan cocktails and micro brews, the a.lounge is a great option when relaxing. Thank so much for the feedback, and we look forward to your next stay with us at AKA White House!

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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

We stayed at the AKA with friends over the recent Memorial Day weekend. The hotel is located just two miles from the White House, the monuments and restaurants.

We stayed in a two bedroom suite which was close to 1100 sq ft. The room was spacious and mordernly decorated.

AKA has an awsome bar and lounge area and they serve a large slection of beers wine and spirits. They also make one mean old fashioned.

The only thing I didnt care for was the terrace on the roof. The whole terrace is blocked by surrounding buildings.

The entire staff was freindly, helpful and professional. We will definately stay there next time we are in DC.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that faces F street
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank guestspeakers
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed the a.lounge. As a "pre-prohibition" bar, it offers an excellent selection of artisan crafted cocktails, and micro-brewed beers, while creating a great atmosphere for guests & residents to relax. With AKA White House having a close proximity to many, great things to do in the city, we are so glad you enjoyed your time spent in the area. Our goal is to provide you with an experience of excellence, while providing luxury accommodations that fit your needs. Thank you so much for the feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you upon your return to AKA White House!

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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Stayed at the AKA White House for a week. As written here everything is VERY tastefully done and the price was extremely reasonable for two colleaques sharing accomodations in Washington D.C. However, when you look to stay at an apartment hotel you hope that somewhere close by will be a mini market to stock up. No such luck! The hotel is really in the middle of no where when it comes to walking. All taxis rides to most business locations was at least $10 - $15. No restaurants really within a short walk except for Starbucks and the like. I found the staff NOT helpful at all. There was I guess someone at the desk at most times who gave you the feeling that she didn't know and couldn't help you. When I called down to tell them the coffee maker wasn't working, I was told yes it was. It took a day to get a new one as the one in the suite was broken. There are no pans for cooking so don't plan on some eggs in the morning. :-)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Front Office Manager at AKA White House, responded to this review, 23 May 2012
Thank you so kindly for your feedback. We strive to make every experience for our guests nothing but exceptional.
All of our suites include fully furnished kitchens with all the necessities to prepare a wonderful breakfast right in the comfort of your own suite. A quality 7 pc.stainless steel cookware set is located in the bottom drawer under the oven along with all essential utensils, glassware and more. A great grocery option (when shopping in the city on-foot is inconvenient) would be Peapod, a grocery delivery service which our Resident Representatives can help you arrange in advance of or during your stay. I regret that the malfunctioning coffee pot was not replaced in a faster time-frame however we are more than happy to brew a fresh pot at any time in our a.lounge and send up to your suite in the event that our maintenance team is not available to respond right away.
When looking to enjoy a meal out in DC, we are fortunate have some of the best and most popular DC restaurants just around the block. Some of our favorites would be Founding Farmers and Taberna DelAlabardero, both within two quick blocks.
AKA White House takes great pride in our services and amenities. We highly encourage you to contact our General Manager directly to assist you in planning your next stay with us to ensure you that you are able to experience a renewed sense of commitment in AKA White House. We look forward to welcoming you back and enhancing your future stay with us.
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Perth, Australia
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39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012 via mobile

Had a great time here, the staff are awesome and super helpful. Room was good... A little bit of noise audible from other surrounding rooms. On the whole a fantastic place to stay

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank HKC009
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 17 May 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback! Your satisfaction is our priority. Your patronage is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again during your next visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Fantastic central location, and the rooms / common areas are very tastefully done (like a home). But the real plus for this location is the service. Everyone went out of their way to help. Just off a flight from London with trouble finding a print shop for documents for a meeting. The bartender sat down at the computer, formatted, and printed them for me. The night clerk started the coffee service early. Everyone is committed to helping. Simply fantastic. I will always try to stay here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing H Street
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Exline
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AKAWhiteHouseGM, Resident Representative at AKA White House, responded to this review, 9 May 2012
Thank you for the great feedback! Your satisfaction is our number one priority, and we are so happy you were able to enjoy your suite amenities. We strive to make sure your experience at AKA is nothing but exceptional, while providing luxury accommodations to meet your needs. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward your next stay with us at AKA White House!


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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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