This is a modern and new hotel located in a very nice area. It is clean and safe. The rooms are small and paradoxically don't have a closet or furniture to accomodate our belongings. There is a cafeteria at the lobby that offers basic breakfast at a good price. The staff is good
I just wrapped up over 30 days at this place and, despite the fact that my trip kept getting extended - to a degree against my will - I'll absolutely be back. This Courtyard became, and will continue to be, my DC home. In fact, I even starting referring to it as "home" while I was there because that's just how it felt. I'm a Marriott guy by default through work and, well, just having put in a lot of time on the road as a Starwood dude back in the day. Im a Titanium member right now just shy of Ambassador status so I stay at Marriotts a LOT. And I'm fully aware that Marriott has some brand standard issues across the board. They bought Starwood, gutted it, and now have way too many brands to control. Corporate Marriott is a disaster, frankly., and should be embarrassed. This Courtyard, however, is one that should be heralded as the shining example of what a Courtyard can and SHOULD be. This is fairly new as a Courtyard and I believe it used to be a Kimpton. Doesn't really matter, though, as it's been very tastefully redone. It reminds me of how Ws *used* to be before they tried to make them all clubs for some strange sect of Millenial that doesn't actually exist. It's also reminiscent of AC Hotels you'll find in Europe: sleek lines, lots of wood, clean edges, and a very smart, modern, sophisticated feel to the public and private spaces. I spent the month in two rooms, both kings. And they were incredibly comfortable. I was able to work with no issues. The desks and chairs are great if you need to work for a long time. The desk is a great height and the chairs is adjustable. I spent a lot of hours in my room working. And never felt tired or exhausted. And that's a good thing when you're traveling for work. The beds are great and I got as much sleep as I could given the reasons I was in DC. The bathrooms are large with lots of counter space to spread out. I wish there was more of a closet then just an area to hang stuff, but it wasn't remotely a deal breaker. I didn't spend as much time in the lobby/bistro as I could have as I had a lot going on, but it has an outstanding setup for work or just hanging out during the day or for Happy Hour. My partner stayed with me for about 2 weeks and was constantly saddled up at a table in the lobby for work and enjoyed it immensely. On top of that, the staff is phenomenal. I was there for a looooong time, and I have two more trips already planned because I enjoyed my stay that much plus I have work projects that take me back. I came to think of the Bistro and Front Desk staff as my neighbors/family. I was literally always greeted with a smile and a "Good morning/afternoon/evening" by name, or with a "Have a great day" or a "Welcome back!" Special shoutouts to Renard in the Bistro and Sasha and Lorenzo at the Front Desk who were a constant source of smiles and help. And also to Clarice, the Front Desk Manager who deftly handled my seemingly endless requests to extend the stay, or to have packages delivered (because Amazon is everywhere, you know?), or when I asked to move to a room with a better view. No request was too much and everyone involved was simply amazing at ensuring my stay was pleasant. And I say that fully aware that I have some status, but I can be honest when I say that I was there for a long time and was able to view their interactions with lots of different people coming and going, and not a thing was different between any of long-term "residents" versus overnight guests. Simply a friendly, efficient, helpful staff wanting to ensure all guest have a great stay. As additional background, I've spent a lot of my adult life in the DC area, but only recently have I been there for work. So when I lived in the area I never really knew what to tell people about where to stay, because I had an apartment and didn't know anything about the hotels aside from the staples of historic DC. In recent years as I've gone to DC more and more, I've become acquainted with the Marriott scene and have stayed at literally every Marriott property in the city, and several in Arlington/Alexandria/Crystal City. This will be my new go-to recommendation for anyone wanting to stay in the city but not wanting to break the bank with the larger Marriott properties or the "upscale" ones (I'm looking at you, middling Ritz Carltons in the DC area that charge too much for too little). The location simply cannot be beat for walkability to Dupont/Logan Circles for food and fun. Metro is a hop, skip, and a jump away, and the neighborhood itself is a cozy mixture of historic buildings turned into homes and offices. There are scooters all over the place (but not annoyingly so) if you're into that, and it's just so central it's almost dizzying. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, I'd say this Courtyard has it all. But it kinda does. Like I said, I'll be making Ambassador status through stays here, and that says a lot given it's a hefty spend requirement and requires 100 nights.…
The Good: The location is excellent, just a five minute walk to Dupont Circle Metro and 10 minute walk to Farragut Square metro options. Good cafes and restaurants nearby. The bedding is excellent, and the room spacious. The Not So Good: As a small hotel which seems to have been retrofitted into a residential building space, expect slow elevators, shared with maintenance and housing crews. Also, elevator motor noise is heard even in the distant room that I had at the end of the hall. The Really Not Very Good: The lack of a closet or set of drawers makes business travel of more than a couple of days really inadequate. Shirts, slacks, and suits bunch together on the small hanging rack, and regular sorting through luggage for socks and the like becomes the norm. For a very short stay, this Courtyard is clean and comfortable. For anything like a business week in DC, I'll go for one of the larger Marriott mainstays.…
Quaint, quiet hotel on a side street close to national monuments. Clean rooms with modest housekeeping (every other day). Kind staff offering accurate, helpful information. A good stay for four nights. Great location to walk to work and Washington Mall.
The hotel has a great location to DuPont Circle. The lobby has a small convenient store, and a nice breakfast set up with fresh coffee. We had a room facing the street & the room was quiet, It had black out shades & a safe too. We would stay here again !
arrived late James (valet) and Serina at front desk we’re both tremendously helpful. clean rooms very convenient location. nice neighborhood surroundings would return here in a heartbeat enjoyed the stay
We stayed here August 2022, the location was great, the rooms were clean and it was a convenient walk to restaurants and the Metro. The rooms had no closets and no irons so if that kind of thing bugs you then you may want to look elsewhere.
I hardly ever give a review, but it was necessary for this hotel. I travel often both personally and professionally, and I can honestly say I have never enjoy and appreciated a staff as much as I did this one! Every single person I interacted with was friendly, helpful, fun, and kind. From the front desk to maintenance to housekeeping, every single staff member was excellent. There are a ton of hotels to choose from in DC, but from now on, I will stay here. That's how strong of an impression they made on us.
Thank you so much for your awesome hospitality. After a 30-hour journey from Australia, and a few hours of sleep, our breakfast was served with a smile every day by fabulous bistro staff- particularly Renard. You made us feel very welcome and started our vacation off on a great note. Thank you :)
We stayed in room 204 from 7/1-7/4. The good: The front desk staff were great, especially Sasha. I sat in the lounge area, overlooking the front desk, and every time i saw her, she had the biggest smile, was polished, professional and very friendly-she went out of her way to be super nice and helpful. Generally, everyone was nice, smiled and very helpful. The room was nice. The bathroom was huge! The two queen beds were comfortable. We had lots of towels and had the room cleaned even though we were ok without. The AC worked quite well as my wife and daughter love sleeping in an artic zone. We didn't hear a lot of noise from the room next to us or in the hallway. The location was close to Dupont Circle and lots of restaurants within walking or a short LYFT ride. The hotel had someone constantly cleaning the public areas. The bad: We had a view of the back parking lot. Not very scenic but it didn't really matter to us. No drawers for our clothes. We had to live out of our bags all weekend. It didn't ruin our trip but it was inconvenient. I basically dumped my dirty clothes on top of my bag and scrounged inside my bag whenever i needed clean clothes. There was one night stand between the two beds which meant the someone (me) sleeping on the far side didn't have a place to put their stuff except on the floor or on the desk chair. That would have been ok but the side of my bed facing the bathroom didn't have an electrical outlet so I couldn't even charge my phone at night. I had to charge my phone before I went to sleep and put my phone underneath my pillow. Again, it didn't ruin my stay but it was annoying. Not enough staff working the bar during the weekend. The poor staff were cooking and also taking orders which meant the bar area wasn't staffed for periods of time. The ugly: Sunday featured the DCFD making a call when one of the elevators stopped working. Saw an elevator tech check the car out that afternoon. While waiting for our Lyft Monday morning, we saw DCFD come around the corner, stopped in front of the hotel. Same truck, same guys. Same elevator. Luckily that is why I always request a room on a lower floor. A hotel this new should not have elevator issues two days in a row. Would we stay again? Yes.…