Omni Shoreham Hotel

AAA Inspector Rating
8.7
Excellent
574 Guest Ratings
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008- Map It
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AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
4.0
Overall
Room3.7
Bath3.7
Public Areas4.6
AAA Inspector Notes
This grand 1930s hotel overlooking Rock Creek Park has been restored to its previous splendor. Crystal chandeliers, ornate moldings and high ceilings add to the lobby's grandeur. The beautiful landscaped gardens, complete with a domed gazebo and hammocks, slope down to overlook Rock Creek Park. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with dark wood furniture, upgraded bedding and flat-panels TVs. Guests can choose rooms with park or city views, and some rooms even offer a balcony. Guest baths are compact, however, they offer luxurious appointments with marble floors and granite vanities. Gracious and attentive services are fitting to such elegant surroundings. Since its opening in 1930 the hotel has seen many celebrities and politicos grace its halls, from stars such as Liza Minelli performing in the Blue Room to Tip O'Neill's weekly poker game. Those who are supernaturally inclined will find interest in the Ghost Suite and the odd occurrences it has seen. Guest rooms in the rear of the building are decorated to the same tasteful standards; however, they are a bit more compact. Pets are accepted but must weigh 25 pounds and less. Guests will also enjoy 24-hour room service. Free wifi in public spaces. Smoke free premises. 836 units, some two bedrooms. 5-8 stories, interior corridors. Accessibility (Call).

Amenities & Services

WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Type
Historic Hotel
Location
Just w of Connecticut Ave. Adjacent to Rock Creek Park. 2500 Calvert St NW 20008. Station: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan.
Pool
heated outdoor.
Parking
valet only.
Dining & Entertainment
Robert's Restaurant, see separate listing, full bar.
Business Services
Available on premises
Room Amenities
refrigerators, coffeemakers, pay movies, safes. Fee: high-speed Internet, wireless Internet.
Sports & Recreation
sauna, hot tub, bicycles, health club, in-room exercise equipment, spa.
Guest Services
valet laundry, rental car service, room service, child care.
Terms
cancellation fee imposed, pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.).

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Excellent
Based on Ratings from 574 guests
Showing reviews 1 - 5 of 50
9.4
Verified AAA Guest
Wonderful
Business
08-31-2017
It is conveniently located. The staff is prompt and professional in responding to your needs.
Pros: Clean and good location.
Cons: Very few free amenities. The coffee stations they had in the rooms was terrible.
9.4
Verified AAA Guest
Wonderful
Family w/Children
07-13-2017
As first glance, it seems a bit dated, but everything is in working order and
Pros: I realized I had booked the wrong type of room the morning we were scheduled to check-in. I called them and they booked me in the room I had wanted at no additional cost. It's a great hotel for kids- aside from being close to the National Zoo, they gave me daughter a kids pack upon checkin AND they snuck in a big cookie and milk while we were out to dinner. ALSO, the pool i no deeper than 3 feet, 6 inches so little stress on the parents parts. Aside from the main restaurant, all of the food and drink in the hotel is reasonably priced.
Cons: No free WiFi, which I don't understand at all. it's one thing to charge for a faster internet speed, or special functions for games, but there is no reason not to have a free option. Also, parking is $49/day which is pricey.
10.0
Verified AAA Guest
Exceptional
Group
12-09-2016
Pros:
Cons: The price of parking I didn't know until checking out
10.0
Mary
Exceptional
family with young children
10-17-2017
Exceptional
Pros: This is my favorite place to stay in DC. Although it is not near the monuments, it has a great location and really great grounds.
Cons:
7.5
Robyn
Good
solo traveller
10-17-2017
Overall a good experience -...
Pros: Roomy accommodation close to our conference venue and other places of interest such as the zoo, shopping and restaurants. The pillows were very soft and, in general, it was a quiet location. Stately public areas that have stood the test of time well. Attentive doormen and concierge staff. Easy check out process.
Cons: The air-conditioning was so noisy that I turned it off completely. The automatic light in the wardrobe did not work effectively and it was frustrating to see what I wanted to wear. The other lights in the room did not work well either. I expected a few more bathroom items such as shower cap and earbuds/cotton buds. I am still amazed that free guest wifi is not available - the free wifi in the lobby was substandard.
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