This was a great place to stay. I was on business at George Washington University, and the hotel was very convenient to the school. It is also a good central location if you intend to sight see (white house, monuments, museums). The room was
very nice- large bed, nice living area off to the side. The only down side is the old fashioned elevators which have to be run by a staff member, so can be slow.
The hotel was well located, well appointed and well-described. It is a small Europen-style boutique hotel in NW, around the corner from K Street and its "power restaurants" like the Prime Rib. Rooms were small but well appointed. The staff was
especially friendly and helpful. The bar was a delight - very international in feel and clientelle.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
The Connector Bus stop was across the street - for a $1 fare you can get to Union Station or connect up with other routes or metro stations quite easily. Metro station was a short 3 blocks away.
Hotel Lombardy was everything we were looking for--quaint, old-world style, not your usual cookie-cutter hotel. Staff was great. Location was excellent--2 blocks from the Metro and within walking distance of restaurants, downtown DC, etc.,
couldn't ask for anything better. Would stay there again.
The location was within easy walking distance to all of the monuments and famous sites. It's also conveniently located within walking distance to Georgetown.
The atmosphere was very 1930's. From the original architecture and paneling to the
tailored uniforms of the staff it was great. It was like stepping back in time. I loved the old-time feel to it but my friends were a tad creeped out by the mood lighting and original, small elevators. It was like staying in the hotel the Disney World "Tower of Terror" is modeled after.
The only drawback was the parking fee. We were told that our reservation included the parking but it did not. It was $36/night and quite a shock when we went to check out.