$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 24, 2014 Check-out: May 27, 2014

The Melrose Hotel

4 stars
2430 Pennslyvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
61 reviews
Great Hotel!

We had a great two night stay at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was... See full review

  • Mimi Z
  • Apr 7, 2014
Beautiful place

This hotel was immaculate. The room was large, well appointed and clean. The staff was welcoming... See full review

  • Dcykiert
  • Feb 10, 2014
Hotel with traditional elegance between the White House and Georgetown

Situated just a mile from that other prominent Pennsylvania Avenue address -- The White House -- the Melrose Hotel offers traditional style and warm service in a great location for both business and leisure travelers. The heart of The George Washington University is just around the corner, and the shops, bars and restaurants of tony Georgetown are within walking distance. Spacious guest rooms and Jardenea Restaurant  at the Melrose Hotel invite guests to settle in and stay a while.

Business
  • 24-hour business center 
  • 5,000 square feet of function space with free Internet access
  • Banquet and catering services available
Highlights
  • On-site fitness center
  • Jardenea Restaurant is a  Georgetown-area hot spot
  • Spacious guest rooms and suites
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at the Melrose Hotel are among the largest in Washington, D.C. and feature original watercolor paintings depicting the city's historic, world-renowned attractions. Pillowtop mattresses, refrigerators, traditional decor such as poster beds and blue and gold accents provide the elegant, stately feel. Choose from Melrose Hotel suites and deluxe or superior rooms. Pets are welcome (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Foggy Bottom Metro Station (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (21.6 mi/34.7 km)
Attractions
  • The George Washington University (Across the street) 
  • The White House (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • National Mall (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Capitol Hill (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
Policies and fees
  • Daily parking will be charged $34 USD plus tax.

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

The Melrose Hotel Rooms

Deluxe King
This room has 1 king bed with pillowtop mattress. Private bathroom comes with shower/tub combination, hair dryer, and complimentary toiletries. For a surcharge, wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and television with satellite/cable channels and pay movies is provided for your entertainment. Desk, in-room safe, multi-line phone with voice mail, clock radio, and iron/ironing board are among the included amenities. Also available air conditioning, climate control, free newspapers, and daily housekeeping.
Deluxe Double
This room has 2 double beds with pillowtop mattress. Private bathroom comes with shower/tub combination, hair dryer, and complimentary toiletries. For a surcharge, wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and television with satellite/cable channels and pay movies is provided for your entertainment. Desk, in-room safe, multi-line phone with voice mail, clock radio, and iron/ironing board are among the included amenities. Also available air conditioning, climate control, free newspapers, and daily housekeeping.
Executive King Suite
This room has 1 king bed with pillowtop mattress. Private bathroom comes with shower/tub combination, hair dryer, and complimentary toiletries. For a surcharge, wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and television with satellite/cable channels and pay movies is provided for your entertainment. Desk, in-room safe, multi-line phone with voice mail, clock radio, and iron/ironing board are among the included amenities. Also available air conditioning, climate control, free newspapers, and daily housekeeping.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

38.9029 -77.053
Area served
Washington DC Georgetown
Nearby airports
DCA-Washington National IAD-Dulles
Area description
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and historic Georgetown, The Melrose Hotel offers a convenient location for travelers visiting Washington, D.C. Located within walking distance are: The White House, Foggy Bottom Metro Station, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Museums, Shops and Restaurants of Georgetown, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is 10 minutes away. Cab fare is approximately $15. Dulles International Airport is 30 minutes away. Cab fare is approximately $40.

Nearby points of interest

  • Watergate Complex: 0.3 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.5 mi
  • Blues Alley: 0.5 mi
  • Kennedy Center For Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbarton House: 0.6 mi
  • Phillips Collection: 0.7 mi
  • Department of State: 0.7 mi
  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.8 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.8 mi
  • Francis Scott Key Memorial Park: 0.8 mi
  • Blair House: 0.8 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.8 mi
  • National Academy of Sciences: 0.8 mi
  • Watergate Complex: 0.3 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.5 mi
  • Blues Alley: 0.5 mi
  • Kennedy Center For Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbarton House: 0.6 mi
  • Phillips Collection: 0.7 mi
  • Department of State: 0.7 mi
  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.8 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.8 mi
  • Francis Scott Key Memorial Park: 0.8 mi
  • Blair House: 0.8 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.8 mi
  • National Academy of Sciences: 0.8 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 0.9 mi
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 0.9 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.9 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.9 mi
  • Lincoln Memorial: 1 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 1 mi
  • Presidents Park: 1.1 mi
  • Constitution Gardens: 1.1 mi
  • Reflecting Pool: 1.1 mi
  • Korean War Memorial: 1.1 mi
  • Georgetown University: 1.1 mi
  • National World War II Memorial: 1.2 mi
  • District of Columbia War Memorial: 1.2 mi
  • National Aquarium: 1.2 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • West Potomac Park: 1.3 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 1.3 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 1.3 mi
  • National Theatre: 1.3 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 1.3 mi
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: 1.3 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 1.3 mi
  • Washington Monument: 1.3 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 1.3 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial: 1.4 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 1.5 mi
  • Naval Observatory: 1.5 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 1.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Melrose Hotel, Washington D.C. is equipped to accommodate meetings of any style. With over 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, The Melrose Hotel offers a meeting room as intimate as a boardroom or as vast as our grand ballroom. A certified services manager is on-site to assist you with planning the perfect meeting.

Dining

The Landmark Restaurant and The Library Bar
The Melrose Hotel is pleased to introduce The Landmark Restaurant and The Library Bar, two locations destined to be destinations for the sophisticated palate. Guests of the hotel and locals alike enjoy a diverse American menu with eclectic twists, and The Library Bar will be a "see and be seen" spot for in-the-know Washingtonians. During warmer seasons, enjoy outdoor seating at both The Landmark Restaurant and The Library Bar. Of course, room service is available and will feature a full menu and personal service for those guests who prefer to relax or work in their rooms.

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 (61)

Ratings and reviews for The Melrose Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
61 out of 61
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

5
guacaita
Mexico DF
Jan 7, 2013

Great DC Hotel

The hotel location is perfect, 2 blocks from the foggy bottom metro station and 5 blocks away from Georgetown. It has a cool decor and the rooms are much larger than many other much pricier hotels!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

1
ParFar
Business
California
Dec 6, 2013

Very bad service

Heater not working Uninformative and unhelpful staff Overall would never consider returning

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

Business

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Classy Texan!
Dallas, TX
Sep 20, 2010

Disappointing stay!

Staff could not find our reservation when we got there. They finally found it after about 30 minutes of searching which was a bit disgruntling. The bathroom was not clean. Towels were dirty and bathtub did not drain. This is not a hotel I will consider staying in again in Georgetown. On a positive note, the valet staff was very friendly and helpful!. Not a good example for the Melrose hotels that are usually first class.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Wisconsin Avenue is a shopper's delight!!!

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
XieXie
Business
Williamsburg, VA
Jul 9, 2009

NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

When I arrived, the hotel didn't have my reservation and made one for me then at a higher price (which I didn't know until the next morning). The hotel was OK but not what I expected for the price. The bed, the pillows and the linens were not very high quality; the room furnishing antiquated; the bath not modernized. I wouldn't book there again in spite of the good location.

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

Business

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
Van Etten, NY
Apr 5, 2010

Great Location - Poor quality room

Air conditioning didn't work - hotel's solution a fan. Short circuited lamp and loose fixtures on sink - no action. Service staff was friendly and courteous. Management needs work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many good restaurants close-by in Geargetown. La Perla for first-rate Italian, Seacatch for excellant seafood, and The Guards for lunch.

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Georgetown Fan
Avon, CT
Feb 26, 2013

Would recommend, but construction underway

Part of the hotel is being renovated and the workmen start at 7:00AM. You can hear them slaming doors and echos throughout the building. After the first night, we requested a new room further away from the chaos. The frontdesk staff were very nice, but they should have been more proactive from the start of our stay. In addition, I found the restaurant to be very expensive the the wait staff to be very disengaged. That said, I would return to The Melrose Hotel once the renovation is complete. It is nice, clean, well located and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The Kennedy Center has commuter vans running regularly from the Foggy Bottom metro stop to the theater. Very conveniently located from the hotel.

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Nota4starhotel
Business
Seattle
Mar 7, 2010

Melrose

Came with two luggages. Checked in and ran to the luggage elevator to escape 5-steps of stairs. I was asked not use the elevator. Nobody offered help to carry my luggages over the steps. RUDE! Modernization? Putting flat-screen TV is not a modernization. That hotel needs overall modernization esp. bathrooms. Moldy rusty bathrooms. Online pictures are deceiving.

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

Business

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
New York, NY
Jul 22, 2007

My review of Melrose Hotel

My card to open the door did not work properly and I needed staff to reset the card every time I went in and out--this was very unacceptable. They came up to my room each time but it should have been fixed. I needed assistance getting into my room about six times over three days. The location worked well for me but I do not think I would consider staying here again. The last time management came to open the door they were more annoyed and not at all apologetic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
georgia
Mar 19, 2010

Melrose Hotel Washington, DC

Older hotel, noisy. Rooms need to be painted and new carpet on floors. Climate control outdated only heat available during March visit, rooms can be hot and only way to cool room is to open a window.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

nice coffee shop/market 50 yards from front door. Nice for morning breakfast or snack during day.

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Richmond, VA
Nov 2, 2009

Not bad, not super good either

The Melrose is a decent place to stay. Nice location if you are visiting someone at GW, going to the Kennedy Center and Georgetown is a decent, but do-able walk if the weather is good. Probably not a 4star but it seems a lot of hotels in DC are overrated. The service was great-nice people work there. The room was good, decent bathroom, shower was ok, tub a little worn down. Bad pillows-which might seem like a litte thing until you try and sleep. Overall-I'd recommend the Melrose if you can get a good deal on the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Coffeebean
New Orleans, La.
Dec 7, 2010

[...]

Booked a smoking room with no ashtrays available. Situation was addressed with promptness. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

You can walk to the Mall from the hotel, rather then wait 45 minutes for the $30.00 double decker tour bus.

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