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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 16 November 2016

What a fantastic stay. Nothing like relaxing at an affordable rate in a wonderful hotel. Had not stayed here in a few years. It was so nice to see none of the ambiance compromised and the quality still there. Great location too.

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Good hotel with a nice lobby and good service. Its very well located with a Metro station in the ground floor so its easy to come here from Regan Airport. Rooms are large with traditional decor. Good place to stay!

Thank Clevlander
Monterrey, Mexico
Reviewed 26 August 2015

very nice hotel with great location walking distance from the National Mall. The hotel has a great view. You have a subway station and some convenience store right below. The price is great and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended.

1Thank norma o
East Setauket, New York
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This hotel needs serious improvements. The location is amazing-one of the best places to stay if all you're looking for is proximity to the mall. That's really the only good thing I can say about it. My wife was so disgusted we had to leave after only one night, though we were booked for four. Then, they said they didn't...

6Thank Keith R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2014

The location is great; all the major monuments are within walking distance plus there is a shopping mall next door. The room was big, clean and comfortable but a bit dated; I read somewhere that this hotel was recently renovated. The staff were also relatively friendly. We enjoyed our stay there. Recommended.

4Thank Dimitris_SKG
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This hotel is perfectly located. It is right by the tube station which provides easy access to different parts of central Washington DC. The hotel is beautiful and it has all the amenities you need. Make sure you ask for help for where to go and they will be happy to provide this.

2Thank -Psycho-Dynamic-
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The location is fantastic with the Smithosian at the bottom of the road and other major attractions very close by. The hotel is very comfortable with big rooms. It did not look like the most impressive outside but once you are inside you will be pleased.

3Thank gallaghet
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2014

There were metro works going on during our stay, (0700-2300 - if they are still ongoing, look at other options as the noise was unbearable!) but that was no ones fault. The room was clean and spacious, although a bit dated. The restaurant and communal areas were lovely, and the pool was excellent! The staff were not the friendliest of...

2Thank Carys H
South Carolina
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Note: This hotel is closed for restoration as of Spring, 2014, and so this review may have only historical merit. It sounds like the owners' plan is to make the place somewhat pricier, which is understandable given their investment but would a shame since one of the old L'Enfant Plaza Hotel's best selling points was its value for the location....

4Thank Kalibhakta
Fiddletown, California
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Staying at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, you really are at the epicenter of the action Washington DC has to offer. They are currently under construction but I can review with emphasis on this location. You really are 2 blocks away from the US Capital/Smithsonian Museum complex... yes, if you didn't know, the Smithsonian Museum is actually a collection of many...

1Thank Thomas S

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A homey and comfortable hotel within walking distance of major attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about L'Enfant Plaza Hotel

Address: 480 Lenfant Plz SW, Washington DC, DC 20024
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Price Range: RM848 - RM938 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — L'Enfant Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 370
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“Job 1: Get the refrigerator! ... and the rooms that have balconies facing the Capital Mall are nice and chances are you'll be in the upper floors where the view is pretty interesting as the skyline is peppered with the taller spires of all those magnificent DC structures and monuments. I posted a few pics.”
  • Library of Congress from balcony, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
  • Washington Monument from our balcony, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
 of 5 bubbles thomassU1832KZ, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“"Superior view" is not superior, but it is better than facing the front.”
 of 5 bubbles LM4u, 20 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Try a river-facing room rather than a plaza-facing room.”
 of 5 bubbles beerdrinker2005, 30 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room with a view of the Potomac river.”
 of 5 bubbles barbarade201, 15 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Our room face "out" . We could see from the WA monument to the Capital.”
 of 5 bubbles PeteLewiston_ME, 8 Nov 2013 | Read review
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