$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 1, 2014 Check-out: Aug 2, 2014

Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

2 stars
1201 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
141 reviews
Excellent value.

Excellent value; other hotels nearby are much more expensive and if you don't need a hotel bar and... See full review

  • Consulting
  • Oct 25, 2013
Great Value

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Room was comfortable and clean. Helpful friendly staff. A bit of... See full review

  • Zammis
  • Jun 20, 2013
Washington DC hotel located near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The newly renovated Comfort Inn Downtown/Convention Center hotel is conveniently located less than one mile from the White House, and within walking distance of the Washington Convention Center and the Verizon Center sports and entertainment arena. The McPherson Square Metro station and Mt. Vernon Square Metro station are within four blocks, making it easy to visit all the area has to offer.


This elegant, European boutique-style hotel provides easy access to popular attractions, including the National Mall open-area national park, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Smithsonian Institution museum complex and George Washington University. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is just four miles away.

Highlights
  • Complimentary continental hot breakfast and Internet access
  • Near convention center and Verizon Center
  • Business center
Location

The Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center is less than half a mile from the Washington Convention Center and Metro station in downtown D.C. within walking distance to Smithsonian museums and monuments.

Rooms

Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center rooms have bright bedspreads and Queen Anne-style furniture. Expect a desk, safe, cable television and coffee makers in the eight-story brick-fronted hotel.

Features

Free perks at Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center include continental breakfast with hot waffles, high-speed Internet, local calls and weekday paper. The hotel has a fitness room with cardio equipment. Valet parking is available (fees apply) at Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center.

Transportation
  • Mt. Vernon Sq/7th Street/Convention Center Metro stop (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • Regan National Airport (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Dulles International Airport (23 mi/38 km)
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 mi/43 km)
Attractions
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • Dupont Circle (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • The White House (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • The National Mall (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Washington Monument (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Union Station (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • United States Capitol (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Georgetown (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Smithsonian Institution (1.9 mi/1.2 km)
Business
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business center

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Game room
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Iron

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Hotel Map

38.9058 -77.0295
Nearby airports
Ronald Reagan National Arpt, (DCA), 4.00, MI, S; Dulles Int'l Airport, (IAD), 20.00, MI, W; Baltimore / Wash. Intl Arpt, (BWI), 25.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center, 13th & M St. NW

Nearby points of interest

  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.4 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.4 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.6 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.7 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.4 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.4 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.6 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.7 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Blair House: 0.7 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.7 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Verizon Center: 0.7 mi
  • U Street Corridor: 0.8 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • Bohemian Caverns: 0.8 mi
  • Lincoln Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 0.8 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.8 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 0.8 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 0.8 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.8 mi
  • National Building Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Koshland Science Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: 0.9 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Presidents Park: 0.9 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.9 mi
  • Judiciary Square: 0.9 mi
  • National Archives: 1 mi
  • Phillips Collection: 1 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 1 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History: 1 mi
  • Newseum: 1 mi
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 1.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Art: 1.1 mi
  • Howard University: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (141)

Ratings and reviews for Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
141 out of 141
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wanderer in DC
Washington DC
Jun 16, 2014

Last minute room

Decent room and good wifi. Can't complain. When I called, my rate was a few $ higher though than online booking for the same room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AnonymousInCleveland
Business
Cleveland, OH
Dec 12, 2013

Good location & value but 2 *MAJOR* drawbacks

I stayed at this hotel while attending a professional conference at the DC Convention Center (CC). It is only 6 blocks from the CC and from the CC Metro Station on the Yellow Line, which runs directly from Reagan National Airport to the CC (easy commute for $3), and hooks you up to anywhere in the city. The neighborhood surrounding the hotel is residential and attractive, with many restaurants, coffee shops, and some convenience stores within a 5-15 minute walk in all directions. Maddy's Taproom is phenomenal; 2 blocks away, 40 beers on tap, good burgers, full service bar, lots of TVs for watching sporting events. Thai Tanic was so delicious and made for great take out from only a few blocks away. Quite a few restaurants deliver to the hotel with a 5% discount for hotel guests, including a couple Indian and Mediterranean restaurants that had great menus; unfortunately, I was too late in ordering the night I checked them out. Fast food is nearby, also. Front desk staff are very knowledgeable about the area and can direct you to any restaurant with any cuisine. The staff are very friendly, they keep fresh coffee brewing fresh popcorn popping all day long, with baked cookies in the late afternoon (all complimentary). The business center is very basic (computer and printer) but **free**. Breakfast is free each morning with eggs, bacon/sausage, waffles, bagels, pastries, fruit, yogurt, etc. and several juices, milk, and coffee. My King room was small and a bit crowded, but equipped with everything I needed, including a good desk and chair for a work station. There were two major drawbacks. First, the free internet was virtually worthless for me as a professional trying to work from my room. Even though I was located directly above the hotel desk/office (where the router was located), the signal vacillated between 1-2 mbps and crashed frequently; there was barely enough signal to make a VPN connection and I got disconnected constantly. Even when I was just surfing the web, the pages were very slow to load and froze up often. Second, there was a video camera hidden in the door of the wardrobe cabinet, directly facing the bed, which was hardwired into the wall behind the cabinet (see photos). Directly below the camera a blue panel appears to be a sound receiver. This creeped me out! Fortunately I saw it soon after I entered the room and covered it over for my entire stay. Overall, the price ($109/night) was tough to beat and I was pleased with the experience except for the frustration of the internet IN-access and the creepy video.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Consulting
Business
Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 25, 2013

Excellent value.

Excellent value; other hotels nearby are much more expensive and if you don't need a hotel bar and restaurant this is a great place to stay. Several very good restaurants within a six block walk. Very good complimentary full breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lincoln Restaurant on Vermont Ave

Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Zammis
Vermont
Jun 20, 2013

Great Value

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Room was comfortable and clean. Helpful friendly staff. A bit of a trot to the Metro station but not too far. Breakfast was a real plus. I would stay here again any time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Metro stop to Chinatown. The best Indian food I've ever had

Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lesnel
Business
Orange County, California
Nov 17, 2012

Right Location, Nice Staff

Walkable to Metro, internet reception was good and FREE, within a few blocks of restaurants, cabs nearby, would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bobbynogz
London, UK
Oct 8, 2012

It's a Comfort Inn...

It's a Comfort Inn, there's not a lot else to be said! When you book with a large chain you know the quality will be a uniform standard across the board. That's what we expected, and that's what we got. Overall we were very happy with the stay. It's only a ten minute walk to the White House (and a nice walk too). The breakfast was interesting however, egg and watery tasting sausages, we ended up skipping after the first time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Miller Family Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
May 29, 2012

Great hotel for the money

The Comfort Inn was conveniently located to major sites around D.C. It was comfortable, quiet, and we appreciated the expanded breakfast offerings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dcbound
Missouri
Mar 15, 2012

Family Fun

The staff was very helpful and welcoming. There was a hot breakfast every morning and cookies in the afternoon. Everything was in walking distance of the hotel. We had a pretty good time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lobbyist
Business
New York City
Feb 8, 2012

WHAT A DUMP!!!!

In short, this hotel is a hot mess and I am telling everyone at my international organization, and our many colleagues in Washington, D.C., never to book anyone to stay at this hotel again. It really is just one step up from being a total dump. Before I tell you why, I do want to recognize that the night staff at this hotel was amazing-- polite, prompt, knowledgeable, and very gracious. You probably will not find a better staff anywhere. The issues lay in the physical plant of the hotel: 1.) My room reeked of cleaning agents the entire time no matter how much I tried to air out the space. 2.) The decor in my room was incredibly worn out--busted lampshades, peeling wallpaper, huge orange stains on the frayed, threadbare carpet. It was depressing. I have stayed in much better places for far less money. 3.) The televisions throughout the entire hotel do not work properly as the large screen TVs in each room are very old and the management never switched over to digital, so all programs are completely unwatchable. 4.) The heating unit in my room reeked of something overwhelmingly sweet, so I had to shut it off. 5.) The elevator needs major repairs. It kept halting between floors and two times I and another guest had to use force to pry the doors open more than a few inches when we arrived at the 5th and 3rd floors. Stay away from here!! Do not embarrass your organization, friends, family, or business by booking anyone to stay here!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
W556465
Business
Va
Feb 8, 2012

Simple, average, nothing special

Good location, decent room though not well insulated against street noise, limited interaction with staff but they were pleasant

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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