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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 2296 Reviews
Could not have been better
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about this place is fantastic. The building is beautiful, spacious, and well-appointed. The grounds are extremely attractive. The views are wonderful. It's easy to walk to the Wharf for food and entertainment. It's easy to walk around the Tidal Basin to see the MLK, FDR, and Jefferson memorials. And most of all, the staff are kind, talented, and creative problem-solvers when needed.

Beautiful hotel and a very luxurious stay.
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our bed, pillows and sheets where very soft. Our room 747 was a quiet with a view of the river, a good size and the bathroom very spacious - both are beautifully designed, minimum and modern with Asian touches in the furniture. We had a fantastic lunch, room service desert and breakfast. They play peaceful music in the lobby, the staff are so positive and helpful! This gym was the most fully equipped hotel gym I have ever seem - I love this hotel and really recommend it!

gorgeous rooms!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful visit to this hotel. The decor in the rooms and the bathroom were just beautiful and the whole place felt fresh, clean, and luxurious. We loved it! The staff was so attentive & welcoming and the fitness center and pool (down through the lovely spa areas) were nice. Big windows throughout, with views of the river (across the highway).

Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed at this hotel recently for business. While I was not even there for 24 hours, the experience was awesome. The property is gorgeous, the staff was top notch starting with the doorman. I was on the Club level and was able to access the Club lounge, which had everything you could want. The happy hour food was enough for a meal and top quality. I had time to book a massage in the spa that evening and it was one of the best spa experiences I have ever had. I’ve had massages and used the spa at other MO hotels, but this one surpassed my expectations. Samantha was my massage therapist and was the best. I will definitely stay at this hotel on my next visit to DC and will definitely book a massage with Samatha again.

Watch your credit card charges
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty room and clean bathrooms. But watch your credit card charges. Breakfast for two people already included in my rate but they will charge you even though you will let them know at the restaurant and check out. Also check out was just horrible. I said I was overcharged with my breakfast, then she just said everything was adjusted so I have to ask my bank-which was a lie! They did not take the charge off at all. So I sent email asking for it twice, but I never got a reply at all. Okay, breakfast could not be a huge amount of money, but the problem is the quality of service I got. will never stay at this hotel again.

Breakfast for 2 included in my rate but they charged me even though I let them know at check in-and at the restaurant both mornings. If I hadn’t checked my bill I would’ve been overcharged by $150. Took them 10 minutes to take the charge off.