Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 174
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frank NY Not such a bad choice for the area.
I overall do enjoy the Holiday Inn Express chain but remember it is a franchise so it is up to the management to meet your needs. I did welcome the value of the hotel compared to another hotel only 2 miles away. But after realizing the shuttle ride can be limited in service during some hours I think I would have paid a few dollars more to be closer to my desired location.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Candycane57 Wonderful location and great customer service!
We were very happy with our hotel room at this location during our spur of the moment trip to Washington DC. We were fortunate enough to be put on the top floor and so it was very quiet. The room was very nice and quite large!
I only have one complaint - there were lots of kids in the pool in the evening hours, and unfortunately one of them must have pushed the emergency shut-off on the spa tub the night before we left, as it was ice cold at 8:20am. I suggest that the shut off button should have a cover to flip up if needed, or it should be pull-out, not push in, as it is too accessible not to be a temptation for some people. Don't know why whoever locked the pool area up for the night didn't make sure the hot tub was still on, but might suggest management put it on the nightly checklist! These days I book hotels on whether or not they have a hot tub, so it's pretty important for us!
August 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Claudia12 need a manager on board
3 out of 4 washing machines did not work, bkfs was missing for some time the basic , room cleanses should be improved as overall professional service .
August 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Aussie Gold It's a long way from Central DC.
Staff were pleasant and acknowledged my IHG Rewards Club membership. Unfortunately the Hotel felt a bit tired past the reception area. The business centre was outdated and computers slow and there was no inhouse food available for dinner and the breakfast was very ordinary. If like me you are travelling by train or plane, I'd suggest staying at a hotel closer to the centre of DC. I lost a lot of sightseeing time waiting in the lobby for the shuttle and then driving nearly an hour into Central station.
August 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by o12345r My First Time In Washington DC
Although this was my first time in Washington DC, it certainly was not the first time staying at my favorite mid price hotel; Holiday Inn Express. The area that this IHG hotel was located in had a bit of inner city feel although that could have just been my unfounded initial impression. As far as public transportation went, there was a bus stop within sight of the hotel and a rapid transit station within a few miles but I opted to drive into the city which was inconvenient and uncomfortable for someone from the south who is used to ample parking and a simple, easily navigable street layout.
The hotel itself was an average Holiday Inn Express although its staff was courteous and professional. Monique did a wonderful job at check-in although she did nothing to acknowledge my IHG Rewards status and the property was adequate enough for a comfortable stay. My main concern was that the complimentary shuttle service was either not convenient or non-existent as in two days, we weren't able to use it.
In summation, great city, average hotel with adequate accommodations.
August 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by college mother Highly recommend
This hotel has the typical benefits of a roadside hotel because it has free parking, free internet and breakfast. It also has a free shuttle to Union Station and back. The hotel staff is attentive and pleasant. Breakfast was very good...no waffles, but lots of other choices including pancakes.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by knovo01 over night stay
hotel room and breakfast was excellent. but did not like having to pay to park in the hotel parking lot that is shared with a neighboring hotel.also there was no good restaurants within walking distance just fast food joints,wich were hard to get to because of traffic. and neighborhood was not the best ,and didnt like the maid trying to come in our room at 845 in the morning when check out was noon.she almost walked right in on me dressing and my wife showering. her tap on the door was barely loud enough for me to hear, thankfully i did and got to the door before she opened it completly.im a ihg rewards member and stay at their hotels all the time and never had that happen before.
July 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Johnson21 Poor
On check out day while I was eating my breakfast at 9:45 am the housekeeper went into my room and discarded some of my items and cleaned the room before I checked out. I spoked to the general manager Carl about this invasion of my privacy . He told me that this was the policy of the holiday Inn on check out day . I asked to see the policy. He refused. The front desk told me that check out time was @ 12 noon. Carl did not offer to resolve the problem. This was at the Holiday Inn Express. 1917 Bladensburg Road NE Washington,DC 20002. Could you please email me a copy of the policy on check out. I feel like this was an invasion of my privacy.If it is your policy I should have been told about it when I checked in. I will never stay at the holiday Inn again and will advise my friends and family never to stay at a Holiday Inn again.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fpcu vacation with grandchildren
excellent for expense Wish the pool would have been cleaner otherwise we were satisgied
July 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Worst place to sleep in peace
There was no peace to sleep until past 4:00 am!!!! There was a party two rooms before mine. The music was too loud. I will never be back to this hotel. It has been the worst experience. That was the reason to stay only one night.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SilverOwl Great Hotel
The hotel has very clean rooms, the beds are comfortable, and love the fridge/microwave in room. The pool and jacuzzi were great to relax in. The hotel staff is very pleasant and the shuttle service to the hospital and back was wonderful.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Toni, Shannon, Marie
The title to this review is the names of the staff that I got to know. This is VERY unusual for me. Let me assure you that the staff at this hotel will go above and beyond to do what it takes for your stay to be perfect. Very safe secure hotel with the security staff. Very Very Clean!! Close to the Downtown activities.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Vacationers Great Stay
Love the hotel; friendly and responsive staff. I recommend highly!
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by winston39 June 27th visit
Staff was very informative, friendly, answered any and all questions. Made me feel welcome.
July 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Visitingtown Comfortable bed and great service
Beds were very comfortable and the staff was very responsive and helpful.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tlcorgainst409 Not our first stay at this hotel
This hotel is very clean, nice breakfast, parking available at the hotel, nice pool, and great staff. Monique at the desk was especially helpful.
June 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gumbie you get what you pay for
location is not as great as listed on Hotel site, hotel shuttle with limited hours, rough area and people hanging out at hotel, seems like there may be low income people living there ?!..front desk staff seem disorganized and/or understaffed,..Did enjoy the room and our floor (5th) was very quiet.
June 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kayak3211 rough stay
use holiday inn express in many states, this location is the only one that I had a problem with. Was not greeted at all, had to knock on the desk, the person who checked me in lost my reservation and then told me I was only checked in for one night even when I showed him my email comformation. he told me i had to check out and then check back in again. I asked for a manager and he said there wasn't one there at the moment (it was 5pm!) this guy was a trainee he should not have been left alone! When I told the person who checked me out she didn't apoligize she just said these things sometimes happen.
June 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blondie90 Great staff
I have never been to any hotel that was so friendly and especially so accommodating. I had the staff on two different occasions, offer to go and retrieve medicine for us outside of the hotel, so we would not have to be "bothered". All we had to do is bring the cash to the desk and they offered to get the medicine for us. Where do you get that sort of service? We also had the staff personally assist us in our day trip travel arrangements, which saved us not only money but we received personal service, avoiding early hours and traveling on a bus tour. We were very happy and will definitely stay here and refer people to this hotel. Its sort of farther from the downtown area, but the free daily shuttle to and from the Union Station was perfect.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by L.J. Comfortable Bed
Was looking for a hotel with soft beds because the previous hotel had very hard mattresses. The bed I stayed on was soft while the bed my husband stayed on was a little harder. We both slept comfortably and the air conditioning was excellent. The breakfast was good, would of liked some more fruit choices but there was an apple and banana available. The only drawback was having to pay for parking per night. Since we were 2 miles out of the city, we were not expecting that. Overall, we rated this hotel highly because of the soft bed, cleanliness of the room, facility, and a decent breakfast.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jms shanna ATTENTIVE TO MY NEEDS
LOUD PATRONS ON THE FLOOR MANAGER CALLED ME AT HOME TO DISCUSS MY COMPLAINT
MISTAKE IN BILLING MANAGEMENT CORRECTED UPON LEAVING
June 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by voyageuse Our port in a storm
We missed our train connection in DC and Amtrak chose this hotel to house us for the night. Such a good choice! We always try to stay at Holiday Inn when we travel, and our stay here was a perfect example of why we seek out HI properties.
Comfortable, quiet guest room, and charming breakfast room with the option of dining outdoors on a patio.
The shuttle to Union Station was full when we needed to leave, but the manager had another employee take us to the station.
The location is very accessible to everything in downtown DC - the neighborhood between downtown and the hotel was a little bit questionable, but the hotel property seemed extremely safe and I would not hesitate to recommend it highly.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chelsea21 Wonderful service
I was very impressed with the staff at the Holiday Inn Express, D.C. From the front desk staff to the cleaning staff, everyone was extremely personable and helpful. I don't find this to be a common experience, so wanted to be certain to review this hotel because of its staff's desire to accomodate their guests.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tglover620 Awesome Stay
My family and I love this hotel. The staff is great and friendly. I have never stayed in a hotel like this before. This hotel has a indoor pool and fitness center that is very accommodating. The shuttle service was great. It came late on my first day, but other than that it was fine. Everyone was overly friendly. Sean at the front desk and Jay the manager were overly accommodating. Monike in the morning time was very helpful also. We will stay at this hotel the next time we are in DC.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldwing Home base away from home
We came to this hotel to:
1. Join our daughter's competitive team at Gaulludet
2. Provide a home school field trip for our son.
Physical proximity solved most of our problems and the shuttles took care of the rest.
A special thanks for the manager's help to collect our daughter from Gaulludet to an ER for unexpected medical attention.
Thanks, We had a great trip.
May 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by joe5050 13 yr old students everywhere and reserved rooms not available
We reserved two suite rooms two months in advance and when we arrived they were not available. No explanation of why, but we were told only standard rooms available. Also, we were not told that a large group of 13 year old students would be occupying most of the hotel including all the rooms on our floor except our two. Kids knocked on our doors and ran around until 11:00 PM and then knocked on them again when they were leaving as a group at 7:00 AM. I was told that this Hotel often is used as preferred Hotel for middle school groups touring Washington DC during the entire school year - you do not want to be in this Hotel during those periods - do not expect the Staff to let you know ahead of time if a group will be in Hotel. Otherwise, quality of rooms and experience on the low end of Holiday Inn Express standards, but not awful.
May 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by deb2424 Wonderful!
The staff and amenities were wonderful! Our stay was to be near Washington Hospital Center so it was under stressful conditions, and everyone at this hotel couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating.. Starting w/ the Front Desk Manager, shuttle drivers, breakfast attendants, and anyone we had dealings with. We needed to take the shuttle to the hospital at a different time than on the hotel schedule, and we were taken care. We couldn't be more impressed with the service and hospitality!
April 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VincentInMD Great Service
I was faced with an interesting challenge while staying at this property. While it had nothing to do with the staff - it was an individual masquerading as a staff member, Jagannath (the GM) went out of his way to make my wife and I comfortable and to make the situation right.
I appreciate the attention to detail. This is a clean property with friendly staff. We will be back, thank you.friendly
April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldwing our D.C. stay
We were in the city for a competition and to do site seeing. Staff went above and beyond everyday. A medical emergency situation came up our last night there and the night manager Dave, not only transported me, but picked up a family member (the one in need of care) from a nearby university, to the ER. After receiving care later that night , he returned and brought us back to the hotel. To a stranger in an unknown place, it meant so much. Only one of the many things the staff did to make us comfortable. From the breakfast area to the desk and housekeeping, everyone greeted us with courtesy. Thank you all.
April 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RLG47 Cleanliness and Organization need work
This is a nice building with friendly staff and a good breakfast. The female shuttle driver was a joy to ride with, she was very friendly and pleasant to visit with! However, our room needed new carpet, the windows were not very soundproof. We heard fighting outside at 3:00am one night and the traffic noise was bad both nights. We had ants all over the microwave/refrigerator stand in our room that got into our pizza box and were crawling on the things we had laid on top. I don't think the chemicals in the hot tub were correct, it smelled bad. The water in the large pool was very cold so we didn't even go back to the pool area the 2nd night. The beds were not clean underneath and we found a dirty ugly doll underneath one bed. I almost asked for another room for the 2nd night but I didn't. We specifically stayed at this hotel because of the better reviews and the pool area. The front desk staff was a bit disorganized or maybe new, I'm not sure.
April 8, 2014