Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 253
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MomofSam Need more breakfast items!
The breakfast was a little lacking. I don't know if it was because it was super-busy, but there were a lot fewer choices than I was expecting.
June 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ericole Okay - if noisy people aren't staying on your floor
Doors are crazy loud when they close - can hear anywhere on the hall unless you are deaf. Anyone talking in the hall, at a normal voice, can be heard clearly in your room. Louder people seem to echo on the hallway. Curtains did not fully block out the light around the bottom.
June 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MountaineerMan Great location, breakfast and bedding
I stayed here for 3 nights with my wife and 2 year old child.
The location - it will near many different restaurants and shopping including a nice grocery store, boutique shopping complex, and more.
Also, just behind the hotel is the Laurel community park (name?). It has a great, shaded playground for kids as well as a pond and a nice walking track. This is great for guests with small children or anyone that enjoys a nice walk around a scenic area.
The breakfast is great. They have a wide variety of options including hot cinnamon buns, pancakes, sausage, eggs, omelets, yogurt, bagels, cereal, etc. It wasn't the best hotel breakfast I've had, but it was nice.
The beds and pillows are wonderful. I thought they were some of the best that I've slept on.
The room was modern, roomy and clean. It had a sleeper sofa that wasn't needed, but a nice addition.
On two of the 3 nights of our stay, a faint smell of cigarette smoke was present in the room. My wife said she didn't smell it, but I did. I believe it was an employee enjoying a smoke outside during a break. We stayed on the 4th floor, so I know other guests probably experienced it as well. It wasn't overwhelming, but it was a minor issue. I did not bring it to the attention of the manager, probably should have though.
Also, the pool is only open from 4-10 pm. I believe their hours are due to the fact that they have a part-time life guard. And the hot tub did not work properly (It was a warm tub). The pool is also very small (indoor). Therefore, it was overcrowded each time that we used it. Kids that were there kind of overtook the pool and made it tough for a couple with a 2 year old that likes to "swim".
Overall, I would recommend this hotel to others and would stay there again. It was overpriced by a little, but that appears to be true of all DC area hotels.
Hope this helps my fellow travelers. I have never written a hotel review before after using so many to help make my lodging decisions in the past.
June 28, 2015