$182 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 30, 2015 Check-out: May 3, 2015

The Melrose Hotel

4 stars
View map of 2430 Pennslyvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20037

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
79 reviews
Perfect

It is located in the tip of Georgetown.. we walked everywhere in Georgetown. And only minutes away... See full review

  • Kavatar
  • Feb 9, 2015
Washington family trip

Hotel was awesome! Outstanding service from all staff with everything you may need help with or... See full review

  • Chris Goshell
  • Feb 4, 2015
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.

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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
  • 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
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Melrose Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 79
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sapo Bonito
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Coffeebean
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Linda Music
Business
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J Runner
Business
Reston, Virginia
Mar 17, 2014

Great hotel and location for a weekend in DC

My boyfriend and I were in town for a half marathon in DC. We needed a hotel that was convenient to the metro. The Melrose is just around the corner from the Foggy Bottom metro. It is also walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Georgetown. The hotel was very clean, had a modern vibe, and the beds were very comfortable. Can't beat the value of this hotel for the comfort and convenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Mar 19, 2008

Good Location

The location of the Melrose was very convenient. Walking distance to Georgetown, a metro station and the Kennedy Center (however a free shuttle to the Kennedy Center is located at the metro station a few blocks from the hotel). The room was a nice size. The down side was the limited vanity space. While a pedestal sink adds charm, there was no vanity space other than a small shelf above the sink, large enough to hold only a few small items. The air conditioning was not working during our visit. While it was still winter, we had a few unseasonabely warm days and our room was very warm even with the heat turned down. The only option offered by the hotel was to open the windows.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frankie2times
Business
From NY
Mar 25, 2013

Good Saturday Night

It was a fairly modern, spacious, clean room. The tv had some good channels as well. I partied over at McFaddens which is walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RomaMO
Business
Richmond, VA
Dec 11, 2013

Nice Place to stay

Great location to restaurants and shops. The food at the hotel restaurant was very good. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The room was clean and in good condition.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Melrose Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
akd115
Business
State College, PA
Dec 9, 2013

Awesome Hotel

Great, hip hotel close to everything. Walk to Georgetown, walk to the metro... love how it's decorated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk the Georgetown shops and check out Sprinkles for cupcakes. Also Trader Joes is practically across the street, wish I would have seen it when I was there instead of when I was leaving...

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