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More of the lobby area, the guest computers are on the left of the picture.
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Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom

515 20th Street NW Washington 20006
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202-296-5700 Not applicable
June 2013 All year
$100-199 Washington, DC District of Columbia
Website Lodging Mid-range Hotels
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The Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom is an urban hotel that was built in 2012. It has 9 floors, 147 rooms and a couple of suites. The hotel is non-smoking and does not accept pets. Parking is valet only. The Courtyard has a bistro restaurant and a bar. There is an indoor pool and workout room in the basement. The hotel also has guest computers and a small terrace.

The Courtyard has a prime location. It’s about a mile from the Lincoln Memorial and the White House. The Foggy Bottom Metro Station is also a mile away, which is convenient as the Metro rail provides access to most of the city and nearby suburbs. George Washington University is only a half mile away. There are many restaurants within walking distance. Unfortunately, along with convenience comes the price of convenience. Room rates at the hotel are quite variable, ranging from $110 on a quieter weekend to $400 during a busy week. The daily parking fee adds another $25 on the weekend and a steep $36 during the week.

Service was variable. The parking valet was helpful and attentive. The front desk staff was not as effective. While the hotel was sold out, the check-in process still took too long and the room provided did not match the room requested. It ultimately got worked out but was a tedious process. Also, it took multiple requests to get some extra towels. As for the room, it was comfortable and clean. The bed was firm and supportive and everything in the bathroom worked properly. The room air was slightly stuffy and hot in the morning. Another downside was easily hearing the neighbor’s door closing. The rooms have small refrigerators and some have small patios. A nice feature of this hotel was a spacious lobby and private terrace that were both conducive to hanging out. The stay was generally average to good. For the right price ($100-200), The Courtyard would be worth coming back, but at a higher cost ($250+) it did not provide adequate value to earn a recommendation.
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