$113 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

The Melrose Hotel

4 stars
2430 Pennslyvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
97 reviews
Quick Weekend Trip

The hotel is very clean and the staff were extremely friendly. The location of the hotel was great!... See full review

  • Mtfen
  • Jul 27, 2014
Great location

We spent 5 nights and found the location great, the rooms were larger than most with comfortable... See full review

  • Polly 1957
  • Jul 6, 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.

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.

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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

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 (97)

Ratings and reviews for The Melrose Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
97 out of 97
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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

2
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
Linda Music
nj
May 25, 2009

nice location, not 4 star

The Melrose used to be my favorite DC hotel. Unfortunately, it needs upgrading. The carpeting in our room was shabby and dirty, the shelf over the sink was falling off the wall,(nothing would stay on it because of the slope) and you couldn't get into the closet with someone at the sink; not enough lighting in the room, only one bedside table. Get the picture?

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

There are several great spots for a quick breakfast in the immediate area. On 23 and Mass. there is a Bread and Chocolate - great breakfast, Next door to the hotel is a Marvelous Market, great for light breakfast or quick lunch. And on 25 (1 block from hotel) there is a Trader Joes - wine, cheese, etc.

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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.

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Linda Music
nj
May 25, 2009

nice location, not 4 star

The Melrose used to be my favorite DC hotel. Unfortunately, it needs upgrading. The carpeting in our room was shabby and dirty, the shelf over the sink was falling off the wall,(nothing would stay on it because of the slope) and you couldn't get into the closet with someone at the sink; not enough lighting in the room, only one bedside table. Get the picture?

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

There are several great spots for a quick breakfast in the immediate area. On 23 and Mass. there is a Bread and Chocolate - great breakfast, Next door to the hotel is a Marvelous Market, great for light breakfast or quick lunch. And on 25 (1 block from hotel) there is a Trader Joes - wine, cheese, etc.

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sapo Bonito
Knoxville, TN
Jan 3, 2013

good location

great location and very nice staff. The room was not what was in any of the pictures, and it was very hot. I tried to adjust the temperature, but it didn't work. Also, the lock was not working properly, the key did not work even after someone came to service it.

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

just make a turn left from the main lobby onto Penn Avenue, cross the bridge and you will be in Georgetown

Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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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