We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion
Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion
Panoramas (2)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 203: English reviews
Start your review of Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion
 Click to rate
United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were many good things to say about this hotel. The location was excellent....about 10-15 minute walk to White House. Hotel staff was polite, pleasant, and very helpful. The room was spacious and so very clean with comfortable beds as well as a comfortable sofa. The only thing that could have used some minor repairs were the bathroom faucets. Both...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Daniel P
Danvers, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All in all a great experience. Location was around many great restaurants and not far from all the DC attractions. Staff was great, especially Manny who set up a private evening van tour of the city for my wife and I. The room was very clean and comfortable and even included a kitchenette. Only problem for us was the early...

Thank sbornstein37
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location close to the direct line to Union Station and Buses. Spacious and clean room. Bed confortable but a bit too soft for me. The hotel provide free coffee in the lobby but Iwould appreciate a kettle in the room. Friendly staff, free bike ! Unfortunately no breakfast, but you'll find evrything closeby.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank nathalie S
Laurens, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only spent one night in the hotel but if ever back in DC will definitely stay here. It was updated, great location, clean and the staff was very friendly. The price was very reasonable and then we were given the discounted price offered on Expedia with no problem.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
1Thank dawnt296
Sarah C, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear dawnt296, We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you come back and stay with us again.

Blackstone, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lights/Air Con didn't always work, hot water was spotty, seemed very dirty and outdated, loud, windows didn't open. It was comparable to a youth hostel with no food service, no front desk, no amenities. Very, very unsatisfactory for business travel.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Vikki M
Sarah C, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Vikki M, Thank you for your comments in regards to you most recent stay. Please accept our sincere apologies for the challenges you faced while staying here. We have a two pipe system so we either have heat or A/C but not both at the same time. We have to work with Mother Nature on a daily basis to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for one night at this hotel. Manny and everyone else from the staff was very friendly and helpful. They gave me brochures for tours/visits in DC and you can get a discount too. There are also bikes available for hotel guests (for free), which is very convenient if you want to experience the city in two or a...

1Thank Elisa L
Sarah C, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Elisa L, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and all the fun items we have to offer. Please do come back and stay with us again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I had read reviews before booking. Worst experience in Washington DC in10 yrs. but could not get in to my usual choices. Street noise very disturbing late at night and very early morning. Ear plugs provided were no use whatsoever. Triple glazing might be a good investment. Staff on arrival and departure more interested in getting their iPads...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Evelyn J
Sarah C, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Evelyn J, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. Technology is a blessing and a curse. Hotel RL's do not have a front desk, but the table and the ipad because we wanted to have a more personal interaction with our guests. This is often hard to do when we are trying...

Monrovia, Liberia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was a great stay for 5 days on business. Was very pleased with the room, the hotel, and the exceptional service and all-round support provided by Cali and Tylor! Really great place, highly recommended for either business or touristic travel.

1Thank giesd
Sarah C, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear giesd, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. We happy to see your comment about Cali and Tylor. We will be sure to share this with them and everyone else here. Please do come back and see us again.

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Hotel RL in Washington DC is the perfect location for us near Dupont Circle. There are great restaurants near by and it is easy to get anywhere from there. The hotel was in the process of being updated but was still great. I had a room that was huge and had a comfy couch, dressing area, dining table and...

1Thank Dana Z
Sarah C, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Dana Z, Thank you for taking writing a review on your stay. We are pleased you like our location and our rooms. The Cascadia amenities and towels are so wonderful. A lot of our guest just love them. I know I do! Please come back and stay with us again soon.

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The room itself is very nice, looks just like the pictures on the website. However, we stayed during an unseasonably warm day in the winter; our room's thermostat did not work. When we called to ask about it we were told it was an old building and due to the warm weather the master control was set to 'neutral' as...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank rpitt_393145
Sarah C, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear rpitt_393145, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. Please accept my sincere apologies for us not being able to turn on the air. As you mentioned, it was an unseasonably warm winter. We have scheduled our chiller that runs the A/C to be scheduled for maintenance on February 7th. Upon doing this...

87 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (58)
Room/Suite (21)
Dining (3)
View from Room (1)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Bathroom (10)
Videos (1)
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (29)
Room/Suite (12)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Dining (1)
Bathroom (3)


  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our contemporary boutique hotel is simple, stylish, and inspired by the vibrant pulse of the surrounding city. Amenities in our Washington DC boutique accommodations are anything but standard. Plush bedding, comfortable living areas, huge flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and convenient amenities create an inviting home-away-from-home environment. Hotel RL Washington DC is a gathering place for the District's most creative visitors and locals. The simple spaces at our boutique hotel in DC provide organic comfort, and our rooms are designed to inspire. We're right in the heart of The Capital, just a few minutes walk from George Washington University and The National Mall, and our hotel near Dupont Circle grants you access to all the hidden gems in the city. Use us as your home base when you explore DC. We've got your essentials: craft coffee, free Wi-Fi, passes to fitness centers, and meeting spaces. Our attentive staff is always around, ready to offer a lunch recommendation or an extra amenity. Hotel RL is within walking distance of the iconic sights of the National Mall, the diverse dining, nightlife and parkland of Dupont Circle, and only two blocks from the DC Metro. Take the District's energy as an invitation to explore. Discover area experiences new and old alike in the stately architecture of Embassy Row, the ahead-of-trend nightlife of U Street, the world-class dining of Logan Square, and the tight-knit neighborhood feel of Shaw. Hotel RL provides a comfortable place to rest and recharge. The coffee is hot, the rooms are spacious, and the unique location provides assurance that no two stays will be the same. Experience the newest boutique hotel in the DC area. Come, connect, and enjoy DC at Hotel RL. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion

Address: 1823 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3832 (Formerly The Quincy)
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Price Range: RM682 - RM1,929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Quincy Hotel Washington Dc
Quincy Hotel Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#16 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#18 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion staff and other travellers.
25 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (25)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I enjoyed my higher floor street facing room.”
465danaz, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“King Room is huge”
diffchic, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Great location. Not so good if you decide you want to sleep at night”
777cameron, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room on main street was fine, hotel supplies ear plugs for the noise of fire engines”
janetcF459NQ, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for something off the street or on a higher floor.”
N8216DUmaryp, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5