$90 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 24, 2014 Check-out: Dec 27, 2014

Morrison Clark Inn

3 stars
1015 L Street Northwest, Washington D.C., Washington, DC 20001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
110 reviews
Wonderful location, setting, and staff!

This is a small jewel in the midst of all the best that DC has to offer visitors. Staff is... See full review

  • Rosy 4 HistoryPolitics
  • Sep 15, 2014
Back in time

The Morrison Clark is a lovely historic hotel. Built in 1865, it is definitely a step back in time.... See full review

  • Stash yorkie
  • Mar 14, 2014
Stylish hotel filled with character in the heart of Washington DC
This charming property in the heart of Washington DC has a little something to offer every guest. Authentic period furnishings perfectly suit the Victorian-era building and complement the historic surroundings. The Morrison Clark Inn restaurant is one of the city's finest, according to several travel guides and rates highly in the Washington Post?s top 50 on a regular basis. Cozy rooms and suites at the Morrison Clark Hotel ensure a relaxing stay. Concierge service and a fitness center are available. Continental breakfast is also available on site.
3 Reasons to Stay:
  • Centrally located property in the heart of Washington DC, listed on the register of historic places
  • Individually-decorated rooms sport both French country and neo-classical styles with a modern twist
  • On-site restaurant is a local favorite, noted by the Washington Post
Morrison Clark Hotel Rooms
Guests at the Morrison Clark Hotel choose to stay in room or suites. All accommodations have the highest standard of decor and include period furnishings such as armoires. Parlor suites have either a neo-classical style or a French country feel. Rooms include telephones, televisions and en-suite bathrooms. High-speed Internet is available. There are 54 rooms in total, with some enjoying exquisite features such as Italian Carrera marble fireplaces for that added touch of elegance. The Morrison Clark Hotel also offers room service.
Things to Do:
  • Ford's Theater (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • National Museum of Natural History (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • The White House (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Smithsonian Institution (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Washington Monument (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Lincoln Memorial (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Arlington National Cemetery (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • United States Capitol (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • National Zoo (4.4 mi/7 km)
Policies and fees
  • The hotel restaurant is closed until 15 July 2014 as a result of the hotel expansion.
  • All guests will receive complimentary continental breakfast as per this schedule: 
  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Valet parking is available for $33 USD per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Morrison Clark Inn Rooms

Standard Room
The Neoclassical rooms are understatedly refined, with clean, uncomplicated layouts in soothing beige and taupe colors schemes. All are furnished with handsome furniture, such as stately armoires and desks.
Parlor Suite
Most of the Parlor Suites are decorated with French country flair, featuring pine armoires, wicker furniture, and attractive quilts. Pastel color schemes and florals subtly accent the comfortable environs. Parlor Suites have two rooms, the bedroom and a separate living area, which also features a sofa bed. Parlor suites are also available in Neoclassical Style.
Victorian Room
Victorian Rooms are exquisitely appointed with turn-of-the-century antiques, chandeliers, and richly hued draperies. Select rooms also feature decorative fireplaces and balconies.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.2 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Verizon Center: 0.5 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.6 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.2 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Verizon Center: 0.5 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.6 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.6 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.6 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.6 mi
  • National Building Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Koshland Science Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: 0.7 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 0.7 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 0.7 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.7 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • Blair House: 0.7 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 0.7 mi
  • Judiciary Square: 0.8 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • National Archives: 0.8 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.8 mi
  • Newseum: 0.9 mi
  • Presidents Park: 0.9 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History: 0.9 mi
  • U Street Corridor: 0.9 mi
  • Bohemian Caverns: 0.9 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 0.9 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Lincoln Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 1 mi
  • National Gallery of Art: 1 mi
  • Octagon House: 1 mi
  • Smithsonian Institution: 1.1 mi
  • Enid A Haupt Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Ripley Center: 1.1 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Ruby Room at the Morrison-Clark Inn is perfect for your business meeting. Where else can you find an elegant 1864 Victorian room with a 14- foot ceiling, chandeliers, floor to ceiling mirrors, Carrera marble fireplaces, windows and the cuisine of renowned Chef Richard Thompson. The Garden Room is ideal for business retreats, luncheons and dinners for groups of 16-24. This light filled room features floor-to-ceiling windows and a completely private atmosphere.

Dining

The Morrison Clark Inn Restaurant
The Restaurant at The Morrison-Clark Inn has been named one of the city's finest in Conde Nast Traveler, the Zagat Guide, and the DiRoNA Guide, as well as being consistently ranked in The Washington Post's Top 50 list. The carefully chosen wine list has been the recipient of The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence the past five years. Gilded mirrors, Italian marble fireplaces, and lace curtains highlight the Main Dining Room. Executive Chef Richard Thompson will dazzle you with contemporary American cuisine, featuring a menu that changes seasonally. During pleasant weather, guests may enjoy al fresco dining in our lovely, brick courtyard.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (110)

Ratings and reviews for Morrison Clark Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
110 out of 110
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DrX2
Business
New York, NY
Jul 30, 2012

Very helpful as long as convenient to them

It was a nice hotel that was adequate for the price. Nothing really felt new or upscale, but maybe that is the historical aspect of the hotel. I don't feel like they cleaned anything more than took out the trash and refolded towels that I used. I am not a stickler for brand new everything every single day, but the fact that I knew that nothing was completely replaced was a problem. I want my veil of luxury even if it is just that. I stayed for 7 days, the first two days I got 2 chocolates on my pillow, the next two I only got one, and there after I got none. The longer I stay the less attention to detail they paid.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a CVS around the corner which is great for incidentals.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rushing around
Business
Louisville, KY
Apr 15, 2013

Morrison Clark Inn

Room was too small. It was hard to get the door open to the shiftrobe where you hung clothes. Could not move easily around in room due to small size. Restaurant was good and service was decent. Staff wass friendly and helpful. Amentities were minimal. Other than a newspaper you could read every morning, the amentiies were scarce.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LauraRVA
Business
Richmond, VA
Mar 15, 2014

Something a little different in a convenient location

I picked this hotel because of its convenience to the Verizon Center. It's only about 5 blocks to the Mt. Vernon Square Metro stop, which is one stop from the Verizon Center, or you could walk it in about 20 minutes. The location of our room was not ideal, as they put us in the basement (dark and no view), but the room itself was comfortable. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed for renovation, so there was no bar, but they did offer us some complimentary wine prior to leaving for dinner. The hotel itself is small and quaint with beautiful furnishings, and we got a free continental breakfast in the morning. I would stay here again if I wanted to be close to the Verizon Center or Smithsonian. It was on the cheaper side compared to other hotels in the area and was comfortable enough for a one or two night stay.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fado's Irish Pub is a very fun spot across from the Verizon Center with authentic Irish cuisine and a good beer selection. It is one Metro stop away or about a 20 min walk.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Occasional D.C. visitor
Business
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar 24, 2014

A bit of history

The room is on the small side, but still roomy by most European standards. It was clean and quiet, staff is very cordial. I wouldn't recommend it for a long stay but it is fine for 2 people not staying shorter term.It is a pretty good value. History buffs would enjoy it.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Short walk to White House area, longer walk to Georgetown.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lanna924
Business
Charlotte, NC
May 27, 2014

Beautiful Hotel for the price

The hotel was beautiful and it had a lot of charm and character. I liked that it wasn't your standard looking room and hallway. We got a reduced rate since it was under construction. I could never afford to pay the normal rate, nor would I want to. The construction took away from the beauty of the outside of it, but you couldn't tell from the inside. Location was good but I would have liked to have been a bit closer to a metro and I would have liked to have had more dining/bar options near us. It was about a 10-15 minute walk to the metro so not bad, just not great.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pennsylvania
Jul 22, 2009

Be realistic

Morrison Clark is a building with history. that is interesting! if you like to walk & explore the neighborhoods on your way to visiting specific sites, this is a good choice. within walking distance to Pennsylvania Ave. + you can find lots of little spots to eat or sit & relax. the parking is relatively cheap ($28 + tax) and in the hotel basement which is safe. bell hop staff is wonderful! adjust to your room which in our case was clean & met our sleeping requirements. liked air conditioning that kept us cool in DC heat & was a duct-work system which was not too noisy. room in upper floors-inner court was quiet but can imagine that street-view rooms might be noisier. would return, keeping in mind that the well-appointed photos in these ads never match your actual accomodations. also, leave time for check-in. check-in is 3pm and we finally got in at 3:35 which was a rush for our 5pm reservations that evening! hotel is not the pictured fairy tale but would return as the reality was not unpleasant!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

if you like to walk, explore the area and you will find shopping, movies, DC attractions, and an array of dining choices

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Iowa
Oct 30, 2010

Very nice INN

Beautiful decor, friendly staff, clean, within walking distance of most of the sites we wanted to see. Restaruant meals, no light foods. No restaruants close by. Finding american food impossible.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Take snacks with you!! The food we could find was very expensive and not tasteful!!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco
Oct 17, 2010

Good value and great location

Rooms were really tight but workable. They need to place the TV in a better location. We had to crane our necks to see it. Room was clean and the hotel is on the national register. Price was right.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jack from texas
Business
texas
Jun 11, 2009

will try again when construction is done

Clean and comfortable. Difficult to get to due to construction and one way streets - a mess.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
yenisse
Business
florida
Apr 20, 2011

great for the money

went sightseeing, and lots of museums, restaurant at hotel not recomendable

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

Business

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