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"Old school luxury in the heart of downtown D.C. "
We recently stayed here for the weekend for a special occasion family leisure trip. This hotel is two blocks from the white house and close to everything. Upon arrival, we were greeted by uniformed doormen and ushered into a curtained vestibule with desks and seats in order to check in. The lobby is gorgeous! crystal chandeliers, formal furniture and heavy drapes in gold and red jewel tones, baby grand piano and marble flooring. The hotel hosts a high tea daily from 2-5 and we witnessed guests in their finery (hats, gloves, etc.) taking part. If you love luxury and gilded things (and don't mind paying for that - our suite was $1300/nt), this is the hotel for you. PROS: Service at this hotel is superb - you will not have to lift a finger during your stay here. Your luggage, the door, everything is taken care of for you. We felt happily spoiled. The rooms and suites are well appointed with lovely little touches like ring holder, loofah, luxury toiletries, as many bottles of water as we wanted on little golden trays (without charging as many hotels now do for extra bottles of water), chocolates at turn down, plush robes and slippers. Such nice details! It was a bit over the top, but I loved it at the same time. Housekeeping was impeccable. If you book a suite (which we did), you will also get butler service, clothing pressed and shoes shined. Your butler will unpack and pack your luggage for you (!), bring your morning coffee, tea, newspaper, ice, water, etc. Whatever you need you can communicate to your butler via phone, text or email. Our butler was a woman and she was professional, prompt and polite. Food and drink is available through room service around the clock. The food was delicious, it arrived on time and the portions were large. The hotel concierge emailed me three times before arrival to see if there was anything they could do for us, and they were very accommodating when we requested an early check in and late checkout. There are complimentary bikes and umbrellas for guests to use on a first come first served basis. There were plenty of both available. We didn't see a lot of young children at this hotel, which we liked as it kept things quiet and calm. Children are welcomed and treated warmly, but we didn't see many. There is no smoking at this hotel. Again, a plus for us. CONS: There is no pool, hot tub or spa. There are no patios, porches or outdoor spaces. The gym is on the lower level with no windows and is very small. The equipment is new and the room is clean and well lighted, but I couldn't get excited about a windowless gym so I worked out in my room instead. The concierge did offer to find us a pool nearby we could use for a fee, but we never took advantage of that. Overall, this hotel was outstanding. If your budget allows, it's worth a stay while in D.C.
"Best hotel in the world"
We stayed at St. Regis a few days ago and it was absolutely amazing! The service was fantastic (I normally name favourites but I can't because I liked them all), the room was impressive and was always made up by the time we were back, you could rent bikes to tour Washington with and the beds were really comfortable! It was a brilliant stay and anyone staying in Washington for any occasion simply must stay in this fabulous hotel!
"Updated Classic Near White House"
A block from Lafayette Park, in between the Hay Adams on one side of the street and the Washington Hilton, a perfect location. Very nice public rooms, including an excellent meeting bar. Excellent meeting space for a small conference, as ours was. Nicely appointed rooms, though somewhat small bathroom despite the modern fixtures. Helpful and congenial staff.
"Old world and the 21st century are perfect complements!"
The hotel's old world style was opulent, yet comfortable. The staff is warm and welcoming. The service level was of the highest standard without being stuffy. Marble floored rooms and turn down service were extra special! Concierge Leslie, suggested a Segway tour of the city, and came across the street to the restaurant we were having lunch to give us the details so we could make the 3:00 pm tour. Great fun way to see D.C. in 2 hours without walking! Concierge Michelle booked us a table at Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown, when none were available on Open Table. It was the best table in the restaurant too! What a memorable trip the St Regis made happen for my son and I as we were touring D.C. colleges.
"Fancy and fabulous!"
This hotel is an old grand dame. Lavish, posh and first class. Service is OK not overboard but good. I was bothered with doorman and bellman as they were not willing to assist. It seems that they were expecting massive tip otherwise not even an eye contact. I am being sensitive writing this but most of them are of aging generation and very tough for them to swiftly and timely asset with lifting and delivering luggage. Rooms are first class. Well appointed and lavish. Not consistent with replenishing amenities and coffee ( Nespresso) but all in all efficient. Hotel is one block away from the White House........ definitely hotel to return to just because of lavishness but not for overall service.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 PM