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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


Wonderful Stay at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

We booked our rooms through American Express Fine Hotels and received a $100 food credit, plus $250 breakfast credit and free internet. Also, without any problems at check-in, we got a room upgrade. I booked a Deluxe room King, and I got an upgrade to the marina view. I wanted to treat myself to some luxury, and boy did I! The pillows, has anyone mentioned the pillows? Wow, are they nice. There is one robe and slippers in the bathroom. I love the lighting electronics and the extra plugs in the room. One night the doorbell rang (yes doorbell), and it was an employee with ice for me. Little extra touches are nice. I also loved the food from Room Service. The hotel was close to everything that we were doing, and they have a "purple car" that will take you to some locations for free. One night we asked to go the CVS, and he took us and then waited and brought us back. The hotel did charge us $8.00 for the internet and took it off at check-out. *Note: I could hear people in the hallway.

We stayed in an amazing suite - full video of the hotel and room available

We traveled to Washington DC for a romantic anniversary weekend. The Mandarin was beautiful, the food was great, and service was beyond compare. The location was great, we could walk to most of the DC spots you want to see.

We did a full review on our YouTube channel, DOUGandNIKI if you want to see it our link is in our profile or you can just search YouTube for DOUGandNIKI

Check In Not Smooth, But Stay Was Enjoyable

Our requested room on the top floor made weeks in advance was not available, resulting in spending eight hours in the Club Lounge and transferring rooms twice within 24 hours an inconvenience. But the staff was very accommodating, the rooms have fairly decent views if you are on the ends of the towers, and the Club Lounge is comfortable. Nice location, midscale decor, amenities are fine, and food is above average, as well as the buffet. Would recommend staying there again.