"Close to must see sights and transit"
I was in DC for the Inauguration, which was GREAT! I cant say enough about this hotel I wish I could give it more stars than 5! Yeah its older, but for what you get in exchange, its well worth checking out!!!! I cant believe this hotel has only 2 stars. Normally I would have passed this one over too, but the price was like Motel 6 compared to other […] area hotels which wanted almost a grand/per night! I admit, I was PLEASANTLY surprised when I got to the hotel and was immediately greeted. My room looked out on 12th AVE and was quiet mostly with the occassional conversation being heard, nothing unbearable! If your a light sleeper and into must have ammenities than this may not be the hotel for you. Room was functional... had new carpet and the bed was firm and water was hot with a refridge, which was nice, but that's it. I couldnt complain! Got to see the Pres.and 1st Lady because 11th AVE cross right over Penn AVE!!! 1 block and it was back to the hotel! Metro, 2 blocks straight up, with ALOTS of interesting shops and museums! White House 2 blocks over, National Mall 3 blocks if that! As a lady on my own, you always have to be vigilent, but I felt comfortable walking this neighborhood at night! I wish I could have stayed longer! Took the Madam Tussauds tour which is located 2 blocks up after I had breakfast the next day at the WAFFLE SHOP. Hotel held my bag for me, after check out, free of charge. As I've said I will be back! Safe Travels HotelAliens! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything"
I like that it is close to everything. But the room was too small. The room was stuffy. And I smelled cigarette smoke and weed from the vents.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location but dated ameneties."
Enjoyed it. Room was much better than previous visit which is a good thing. We like older hotels with character but itvis still hard to control the room temperature. Staff is very helpful and breakfast restaurant was very good to excellent in both price and quality.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Value for Money, neat and cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"location awesome, hotel ok"
Couldn't beat the location, walking distance to White House, Ford's Theater, Nat History and American History Museums. Room itself was clean and basic, served our purpose. Cons were bathroom smelled mildewy, our beds sagged quite badly but friends next door had new, very firm mattresses (my friend found it too firm). Skip the in-hotel restaurants, they […] had icky smell and food not great (spaghetti sauce was jar-quality, also Ollie's served our breakfast on styrofoam plates and it was pretty greasy). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
perfect location we were close to everything we wanted to see. wonderful friendly staff. clean rooms. Thank youGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trip to DC With Friend"
Hotel Harrington is an older (built in 1914) hotel, that was comfortable - the bathroom was okay (very small shelf over the sink; water pressure in sink was low; no hot water in sink - though the shower had sufficient water pressure and plenty of hot water). It was quite warm for this time of year, but there is no thermostat. THere was, however, some […] kind of duct on the ceiling over the entry way, with a metal rod that came down on the wall. We figured out that it was probably for the a/c and heat. We opened it, and it was not up to par. The lower part of the window opened and had a screen, but the traffic noise with sirens blaring all night, made it difficult to sleep. It was very conveniently located to where our friend was staying, and a short walk to the Mall and other places to see, and restaurants. But I'm not sure that we would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is not very modern, or flashy. But the location and price more than make up for it. The only down side is the parking is about 2-3 BLOCKS away, and the hotel does not offer a shuttle, it would have been nice to know that before hand. The staff was nice, the room and common areas were clean, no issues there. There are good resturants (3 on […] site) & shopping, the verizon center and chinatown within walking distance. There is a place to buy tickets & pick up for the double decker sight seeing bus tour just 1 block from the hotel. For us we walked mostly everywhere, didn't need the car much. I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"First Time in the Nations Capitol"
The staff was really friendly, the location is the best part right in the heart of downtown, near the Metro, the Mall, the White House. Although i had trouble getting hot water after midnight. At least it wasn't cold last weekend. The room is comfortable, not modern or chic, but you're hardly there anyway. But i would recommend it for anyone who wants […] an economy room in a great location! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Economical and convenient"
Had a handy mini fridge, two queen beds and a nice corner room/view of the city, water in the shower was lava hot (if so desired); but I somehow booked a smoking room on accident - but I was able to open the windows and it was fine. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was great but there were distinct old food & urine smells in the lobby & hallways. The room was tiny and the bed was super hard & uncomfortable. This was fine for my 1 night stay because I was walking distance from everything j needed to do. But I would not go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"the price is right"
The hotel's a bit shabby, but clean and quiet. It has sort of a youth hostel atmosphere, and the staff is very friendly. No frills, but you can't argue with the price and the location. The only downside was the lack of hot water on my last morning there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not at all worth the money."
The room was horrible. Not at all worth the money! There is no parking other than 5 blocks away, that cost more money to park overnight than anyone else--and was told that they validated (otherwise I would have used somewhere closer and less expensive), no ice machine on the floor I was staying on, the room was in complete disrepair, we had to climb […] over the bed to get to the small amount of room left, the hall smelled like cigarettes and mold, the air conditioning in the room was insufficient, we could hear the people in the next room using the toilet at all hours of the night and there was nowhere to put our luggage. The only good thing about the stay was the location. VERY DISAPPOINTED and wish I could have stayed somewhere else! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was a little disgusted at first by the lobby. My room did not have a temperature control and this alarmed me in mid July that the air would not be sufficient. It was fine. The room was clean. Not fancy but for the price it was fine. Great location. If hotels had a wal mart, target or Macy's comparison. This would be a dollar store. I would shop there […] but realize I'm not going to get everything you expect at other big chains. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We chose the Harrington for its affordable price and perfect location - only a few blocks from the major DC sights and one block to the metro - but we also enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of a vintage hotel. The bed was comfortable. The room was very small, but it had a little fridge and a pot to heat water, so we didn't have to eat out all the time. […] There's a full range of restaurants within a block or two and a movie theater across the street. The staff were very helpful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a no frills hotel with a great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as advertised"
This hotel was advertised as family owned and refurbished, I saw no "family" and there was nothing refurbished about it. It was old and dingy and not clean. There was no electrical outlet in the bathroom and none close to a mirror. The air conditionining had to be adjusted by a maintence man who had to get on a ladder to close the vent. When I asked […] the manager a simple question he rolled his eyes at me and was dismissive. The lamp was broken, the wirelss spotty and the hair dryer pitiful. I would not stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Aged but well-situated hotel"
Well-situated, but old hotel well beyond its prime.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent experience. Hotel located near everywhere we wanted to visit and found delicious breakfast and dinner spots that were reasonably priced within a few blocks. The staff at this hotel are very kind.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good local. Not too costly. Not great facility"
Fine but pretty low-quality physical amenities. No shampoo in the shower. Weird air conditioning setup.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was clean which we were looking for. We knew that the hotel was old. Excellent location to where we wanted to site see. We had no hot water the first night but was corrected right away. Staff was very helpful. Harriets was closed on numerous times for large groups of kids so we sampled the local resturants which was very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location; good front desk"
Before booking at the Harrington, I read some of the reviews. Who cares if you don't get free shampoo? The hotel is old, the rooms are old, but it's squeaky clean, there are no bugs, the beds are comfortable and you've got cable. Plus, the front desk people are awesome! Polite and friendly and very helpful. Also, the folks in the little gift shop will […] help you book tours. The hotel is very convenient to everything. Skip Harriet's Restaurant - rude and untrained waitresses and the food's not very good. Harry's Bar is a step up, but for really good food and friendly service, go for Ollie's Trolley around the corner. Great burgers and a fish sandwich to die for!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location .... but nothing else"
The room was apparently clean but the smell in the closet and the bathroom was awful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"For the money"
D.C. hotels are so expensive, it's good to have one centrally located at a reasonable priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to sights, but utilitarian. No amenities."
If you're only looking for a bed and shower, this is your place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Harrington Hotel-Not for the finicky"
After checking the reviews, I had some idea what to expect…the rooms were clean…was surprised to learn air conditioning didn’t exist in the floors above the 6th floor so we had a ceiling fan…I would’ve been upset if it was August! Rooms were surprisingly sound proof, even if the sounds from flushing of the toilet would wake the dead. I brought extension […] cords and coffee pot, and was glad I did! But you can’t beat the location!! We are still debating whether we would return when we take our next trip to D.C. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, could use a facelift"
The key asset of this hotel is that it's close to all the D.C. museums and memorials. It could use a renovation to clean it up, but you are paying for the location not the room. The room I stayed in was clean but faced the ventilation shafts, so there wasn't much of a view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"CHERRY BLOSSOM WASHINGTON DC"
This was the BEST price for Cherry Blossom. Exceptional location on PENNSYLVANIA AVE!. We walked or took metro every were. It was fast and THE CENTRAL location . Thank you . We had a four year old in tow. ...The rooms were double and huge. It was older but very nicely renovated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Well, the best thing of this hotel is its location. In walking distance to the National Mall. Lots of Food in the Neighboorhood... The rooms are, well, ok, not very good, but also not that bad. They are rather tiny, and in some places, the paint comes from the wall. They are old. We stayed there for four nights, and the location is worth the old ro […] om. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The best asset of this hotel is its location. It is centrally located and within walking distance to all the sites you would want to visit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I visited DC for business and found this hotel perfectly located, which allowed me to add some sightseeing to my trip. The hotel offers a bar-restaurant, a diner and a small convenient store. The rooms are small and the bathrooms remind me of 1930s decor, which was an added bonus. I plan to stay here for all future trips to DC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient and Basic"
I was attending a conference at the Convention Center. The Harrington was very convenient and well-priced for DC. I had a room with windows onto the building well, so my room was perfectly quiet. The room was basic, but clean and just fine for one. My morning jogs took me around the White House, the Washington monument and along parts of the Mall - […] and I only run 3 miles a day, so that tells you how super convenient this place is for the tourist attractions too. Metro nearby and the guys in Harry's bar downstairs are friendly to solo travelers. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The hotel harrington, good location but very old"
I lived first in comfort inn and then hotel harrington this time in DC. Hotel harrington is too too old. Comfort inn would be at least a 4 star hotel if you give hotel harrington a 2 star rating. The location is great but the size of the room is not bad, but the furniture, blanket and most stuff inside the room all looks older than your great grandpa. […] The bed gives noise if you move in it. There is no wifi in the room. You can only access internet in the lobby. The TV is 18 inches and only comes with basic channels. The restroom is small but relatively clean. If you are single and only care about locations. It is OK hotel. Otherwise, Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel itself stinks on ice. The rooms are small and disgusting, my window stared out at a brick wall, the blankets had "stains". BUT, the location was awesome, right near the White house and Verizon Center - that is the only reason to pick this place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great costumer services"
I forgot one item in the hotel and they mail it right away. It was not the only great costumer service I saw; they really take care of your needs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Harrington in DC"
Terrible experience. Not well-kept, old, dirty. Quality Inn Enola is a much better choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to visit DC from"
The hotel is older but clean and comfortable. Great location to DC from. Close to the Metro and Museums.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great budget choice"
When we made the reservation we understood this hotel was a basic-level choice so did not have high expectations. Our objective was to be in a good location in order to access all the sites. The hotel was old and leaning toward poor conditions, but it provided basic serv ices and the personnel were friendly. If you want fancy, this is not your hotel, […] but if you want to have a basic place to stay this is a good choice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Harrington Hotel-1 block from Pennsylvania Ave!"
this is a nice, clean, old hotel. our bathroom was last remodeled in 1948! great location- walk to spy museum, ford's theater, macy's, china town, pennsylvania ave, the white house, museums on the mall, monuments and more. if you like new hotels you will disappointed. if you can go with the flow and like to walk this is a great place. 2 mediocre restaurants […] are attached but we ended up eating there several times for convenience sake. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
VERY VERY VERY OLD.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Old but nice,..and close to everything, within walking distance to the White House,..Excellent location,..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Harrington should not be listed as a TOURIST HOTEL"
If this is the first hotel that our overseas visitors see, in the beautiful city of DC, it is so sad. This hotel is old tired, cramped and dirty. I would never stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic, Outdated Hotel in Great Location"
Stayed at Harrington Hotel for one night because of its convenient location near the National Mall, White House and other major attractions and close proximity to the orange, blue and red metro lines. The hotel rate was very cheap for DC, but then again you get what you pay for. The hotel staff was friendly and courteous. The room itself was clean but […] its outdated decor gave it grungy feel. The A/C vent above the bed also had not been cleaned in quite some time so there was a built up of dust on it and the ceiling surrounding it. Besides a very very tiny bar of soap, the hotel did not provide any of the other essential toiletries (e.g., shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.). The bed wasn't comfortable and you could feel the springs so I didn't get a great night's sleep. The walls are also paper thin so you can hear people in the hall and the opening and closing doors throughout the night. I would only recommend this hotel to someone who needs a place to crash for one night and doesn't plan on being in the room except to sleep and shower. Its an extremely basic hotel and not meant for any type of extended stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic but great location"
This hotel is old and has not been updated for some time, however its convenience to major tourist attractions and reasonable price (compared to other downtown options) make it a good deal. If you like any frills you won't like this. (no wifi on upper floors)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location, clean hotel that is all"
They do not even provide drinking water in the rooms. No minimum toiletries. Very small rooms. It may be cheap compared to other hotels but as soon as you check in you realize it is overpricedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It is nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location vs room"
This is a superbly located hotel. The hotel itself is showing signs of age. The rooms are filled by the bed(we had a standard queen) and there is very little extra room. The closet was shallow and closet doors and bathroom door overlapped. We had breakfast in the hotel once after which we wemt elsewhere. Breakfast was ordinary. Would we stay again? […] For the location - yes, otherwise probably not. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Everyone else has sum'd it up"
Pretty much what everyone else has said.. Location is absolutely incredible.. a short walk to every crucial destination. The Capital, White House, Lincoln Memorial,Washington Monument. As well as all the museum around the area. Its also only a block away from Fords Theatre and Museum where Lincoln was shot and died. The ground floor of the Hotel has […] a pub named Harrys, which has really great food and drinks... the best buffalo wings I have ever eaten. If you are fussy about your bed...you wont enjoy yourself. But I personally think the location absolutely outweighs any luxury or modern decor needs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very helpful staff with luggage and delivering refrigerator. Room was not large but clean and bathroom was fine. Took a while to adjust hot water. Very near MetroCenter metro and also ecinema and Ford's theater. Garage was some blocks away but only used it first night. Needed map to find it. Needed smoking room and was able to get it. Ashrays in ro […] om. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old Hotel with comfort and convience"
I was delighted with the location.we were attending a world competition at the Convention Center which was a 5 min walk from our hotel.The restaurants in the area were the best. Near Pensylvania Ave and the Whitehouse. Excellent hop on /off trolly in area. Took the amtrax train to NewYork instead of flying. 4 days wasn't enough time in Washington.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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