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What We Love

  • Fantastic location two blocks south of the Smithsonian Metro station, easy walking distance from the National Mall, Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial
  • A 50-foot indoor pool with full-length windows that open onto a sundeck over the Potomac
  • Impeccable service – attentive but not overbearing, pleasant but not sycophantic
  • Grand marble bathrooms with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, separate soaking tubs and rain showers
  • Live jazz in the Empress Lounge on weekends
  • The 1,566-square-foot art gallery with rotating exhibitions that tie into timely city events

What To Know

  • TaiPan rooms get immediate access to the TaiPan Club, which serves free canapes, drinks and breakfasts
  • Hot tubs are single-sex, in separate men’s and ladies’ spa areas
  • WiFi costs an extra $15 per day
  • Immediate neighborhood lacks restaurants and bars – you'll need to cab it or take the metro
  • Next to a highway and train track, but acoustic sleight of hand in the Asian garden muffles the noise
  • Reservations are required for spa treatments
  • Make reservations well in advance for a table at popular CityZen


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

A stay at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. places you in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Bureau of Engraving and Printing and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This 5-star hotel is close to Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument.

Make yourself at home in one of the 397 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. 37-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Washington? This hotel has 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
1330 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States


4.5 Very Good 2233 Reviews
Reviewed 2 hours ago

The Mandarin Oriental is the BEST there is! Clean, classy and excellent. The beds were wonderful, the bathroom was sparkling and spacious. The lobby area was beautifully arranged and the front desk was friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to our next stay.

Wonderful stay
Reviewed 1 day ago

We enjoyed staying there, our room was looking over Jefferson Memorial and tidal basin.. it was a wonderful view from our room and I didn’t want to leave in the morning.. John who helped us during check in and check out was extremely kind, caring and so helpful.. Overall we had a great experience and we left the hotel so rested.. Can’t wait to go back..

Perfect in Every Way
Reviewed 1 day ago

I had stayed at the hotel before and it had been good, but this last stay was even better.

The service was out of this world. From the moment that you pull up, you are greeted with the friendliest doormen. Stuffed pandas are provided to your children. The check in process is very pleasant. John at the front desk made sure every need was taken care of. The hotel is immaculately clean from the lobby to every guest room. They will provide your children with miniature bathrobes and slippers. The pool is large and has great hours. At one point the pool attendant showed up and brought pool noodles and toys. The breakfast at Muze was large with plenty of options. The sushi bar on site is very expensive but delicious. And to top it all off, you are only a 10 minute walk from the Smithsonian museums.
My children loved their stay here. The suites have a lot of room which is perfect for families. I would recommend this place for well-behaved children.

Helpful hint - if you book the “Fantastic Family” rate, your parking and breakfast is included, which is excellent value.

The Mandarin Oriental DC is the definition of pure luxury and I cannot wait to return.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC over Thanksgiving was truly outstanding! Our rooms were gorgeous, the hotel's room service and restaurants are fabulous (bar and Muse), and the service is absolutely the best we have ever experienced! The front desk, the Club Lounge, the housekeeping and the restaurant professionals were just incredible. I would love to give shout outs to all, and a special thanks to Yuggi, Caitlyn and Jennifer as well as really everyone we worked with-all made our stay the best! The hotel really provided a luxury experience and the sense that you are truly there among a team of professionals committed to making your stay truly excellent. THANK YOU and we cannot wait to have another Mandarin Oriental stay soon knowing that the Washington DC property was so excellent!

Terrible customer service
Reviewed 7 days ago

We had to go thru bad experience with check in service. They made me miss my meeting going back and forth and waiting more than 30 min for check in. We requested we needed king bed and no alcohol in the room and nothing was done . They sent us an old frig to the room as a substitute. Over all experience was not good at all.