The Graham Georgetown4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Would I recommend this hotel? Hmmmm...this is a tricky one. We stayed at The Graham for our tenth wedding anniversary in April 2017. We booked a King Suite with Terrace. I had done lots of research and thought I knew what to expect. I favour staying in boutique hotels for the quirky add ons and personal service. Before our holiday, I was pleased with the contact that we'd had with the hotel. We'd called in advance to get restaurant recommendations and received a text with a link to more local info. The hotel is perfectly situated. We loved Georgetown and the hotel is so close to shops and restaurants. Baked and Wired is a fab little neighbourhood coffee shop on the same street. We went for a couple of morning runs along by the river. No regrets there. Check-in was seamless, and I liked the theme of the reception area. We were shown to our room (107) and this is where the bubble burst a bit. It was just boring. Comfortable bed and clean. But so dark (my fault really - should have thought that a terrace would mean that your ground floor room would be shadowed by the surrounding buildings). The terrace was shared, small and uninspiring. There wasn't much thought put in to the room design - no continuation of the theme, no handy details (too small bedside tables, no plugs near the bed to charge phone overnight), old, discoloured and wonky switches etc. As I said, the room was comfortable and clean - so we just got on with it and accepted it. We went down to the Alex a couple of times and enjoyed our food and drink there. Great theming again. I can appreciate that it can frustrate hotels when customers take the robes/umbrellas with them when they check-out. I think that it is entirely reasonable that the hotel charges for the item when that happens. But, when the Graham plaster a passive aggressive message on robes and umbrellas it feels cheap, impersonal and unnecessary. I was even reluctant to borrow an umbrella one rainy day in case we lost it - the tone of the message certainly didn't imply that they'd be understanding in such circumstances. Also...word to the wise...check your bill - a few additional items were mistakenly added on. They were sorted without a quibble, but be sure to check. So...we may well stay there again but I wouldn't pay a premium to stay in a King Suite with terrace, I'd lower my expectations for any quirky, imaginative room decor and I'd guard the hotel umbrella with my life!
We booked a room with two Queen beds as there were three of us. A beautiful huge room with a lovely bathroom and good amenities. Very comfy beds and pillows but noisy on the one night as we were on the ground floor and there was a wedding party, a bit less so on the second night but you could hear the jazz in the Speakeasy. We were offered a different room but chose to stay put and had a complimentary breakfast instead. We had a dog with us and found a huge dog basket waiting in the room and doggy treats, beautifully wrapped. The staff were fabulously helpful, friendly yet professional and we felt completely welcomed. We enjoyed our meal at the Alex, loved the rooftop but not the service or quality of drink, breakfast was generous and delicious and it was the best cappuccino we had in Washington. Hope to come back one day. We walked into the city and enjoyed all the sights and Georgetown itself. Close to beautiful walk along the river. A perfect location.
We were very glad we picked this hotel for our special occasion romantic weekend. It is a very quiet, comfortable and clean property. We tried the restaurant, The Alex, and the food was great. Highly recommend to have a drink at The Observatory, well worth the view!! What is different here is that here the staff seems to go out of their way to make everyone seem special. Islam at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks all for making this weekend so romantic for us. The room was very quiet and spacious. Furnishings were pleasant and the bed was comfortable. Overall the stay was excellent. Keep it up!!!!
Rooms and bathrooms were so pretty! I went running daily on the nearby canal tow path. It has a cool speakeasy restaurant and also a neat rooftop bar. The service was friendly. Very pleased. My children said it was their "best ever" hotel.
I recently visited DC with my grand daughter, who is going to Boston College here on the east coast. She is from San Diego. I decided to stay in Georgetown for historical purposes and we loved the place. We stayed at the Graham Hotel, which is a newly renovated hotel right near everything. The service was over the top! Abraham made all the difference in our visit too. He was very special in his treatment to us in helping us with great tips and willingly going the extra mile for us to make it a wonderful experience. We will certainly stay here again if we are in the area. Easy walking distance to every thing in Georgetown. Free Wifi too. Beautiful boutique hotel with great service. Mary H. Cape Cod
This is the third year we have stayed here en route from Florida to Canada by car. The hotel gets better every year, and it is welcoming to see some of the same faces greeting us as we arrive. This year we splurged on a slightly more expensive room and it was worth every cent. The price included breakfast, free cocktail with talented mixologist Evan Cablayan (who one evening didn't bat an eyelid when we asked for a decaf latte! thanks, man!) and a turndown which included chocolate covered strawberries (thanks, Ibrahim!). The hotel has valet parking (thanks, Ian) and we just left the car in the garage during our DC visit, as the hotel is located in the heart of Georgetown within view of the pretty Potomac river and harbourfront, and within walking distance of the Mall and its magnificent museums. Another great plus in this hotel is that you can turn off AC/heart and open the windows for the night. In the morning we awoke to the sound of birds: hard to imagine we were downtown Georgetown. The morning of our 6 am departure, Ian had arranged for our car to be ready at the front door! All in all: a great experience which we plan to repeat next April.
Exactly what we expected. Perfect location, perfect staff. Perfect roof terraze. I will recomend everyone this wonderful hotel to enjoy such a beautiful city. Washington is the capital every nation should have. And US Americans must feel proud of it.
I was convinced to go here after having read the reviews but was deceived. First of all, it is overpriced for what you get. There are better hotels in town for the same price or a little more. Breakfast room is in a basement, not very clean, dark and claustrophobic although the waffles delicious and coffee good. I chose Starbucks for the morning after. The reception area was small and when I asked for a late check out I was immediately told it was not possible without even pretending to see whether it would or could have been possible. Huge cue in the roof bar to get a drink. I gave up. Think it was the lack of staff. The rooms are as described. Comfortable bed and bathroom well equipped. Television also had many channels. Most staff is kind and professional.
We booked two rooms for a family trip in March 2017. We prefer staying in small boutique hotels, preferably in historical buildings where possible. After researching options in DC, we opted for the Graham. The hotel is perfectly located for exploring Georgetown area and is right next to the canal project and up the street from the riverfront area. Pulling up, you will immediately encounter the very friendly staff--both doormen during our stay went the extra mile. In particular I came back with arms Kadence's with coffee and hoodies from a nearby bakery and the doorman not only did the regular "hold the door", but also escorted me to the elevators to use his master key to push my floor for me. Front desk team remembered names and preferences and were always available with great recommendations. The downstairs bar is a real find--great drinks (bar food was just average tho). Serious craft cocktail program--order the house infused gin and tonic. The serving vessel will provide an instant conversation starter. Strongly recommend at least one visit there (or like me, every night for pre-dinner drinks). If measured solely on staff, I would give this five stars, but a few quirks of the property caused me to deduct some points. First, in each of the three rooms we had the water pressure was almost non-existent and the fine tuning to get the hot water correctly dialed in was a serious experiment in patience. Second, if you are any type of light sleeper you need to make sure that you are well down a corridor away from the elevator doors and lift mechanism. We had a room next to the elevator door and the person in there almost failed to sleep. The great staff moved her to a suite further away down the hall and it resolved the noise. However, the loud rooms really should come with a warning! All in all, we will definitely come back (given location and staff) but now know to specify specific room numbers in order to have a good nite's sleep.
Great location, spacious rooms and very attentive staff made this a perfect location for our weekend in DC. Hotel is within 15 minutes of all the main attractions so really easy to get around. Evening room service was spotty as the kitchen services The Alex restaurant as well so if it is busy then expect some long waits. Overall I would recommend the hotel if you are looking for a smart boutique hotel away from the main tourist crowds but with easy access to everything.
Located in Georgetown, The Graham Georgetown is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as George Washington University and Georgetown University. This 57-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Washington, the hotel is also near White House and Lincoln Memorial.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at The Alex, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
The Graham Georgetown's 57 rooms are air-conditioned and provide MP3 docks, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.
Renovated in 2013, The Graham Georgetown offers a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is offered for USD 48.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, a porter/bellhop, and wedding services.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 496 reviews