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Very Good 2380 Reviews
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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 2380 Reviews
Beautiful hotel and professional staff
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent several days at this beautiful hotel for a business meeting. The rooms are lovely and the bed was very comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious. We had a room with a great view of the river. The staff was extremely friendly and quick to check us in for a very late arrival.The location was very convenient to the Mall and other sights in DC - all walkable with comfortable shoes. Highly recommend!

Wonderful stay - with a couple of points for improvement
Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall this hotel is a wonderful place to stay - great rooms and (mostly) great staff who were very welcoming and eager to make our time there enjoyable. The room was very large and comfortable, beds awesome and attention to detail fantastic.
There were a couple of things that could be addressed - the shower pressure was lacking for such a top quality hotel and our bathroom door failed to latch closed properly (although I am sure that if I had let them know it was an issue they would have promptly fixed it for us).
The pool was closed for a most of our stay (hadnt been notified beforehand) but the concierge was pleased to inform us that there was an arrangement with another property nearby for us to be able to use their pool and be transported there in the hotel car, we just needed to talk to the manager on duty and thats where the plan became unstuck as he was sadly completely unhelpful and we ended up with two disappointed children (and a very sorry concierge).
The location itself we found ever so slightly out of the way and not a lot of amenities in the immediate area - like an alternative for breakfast or a convenience store. But walking distance to the mall and all the attractions.

Foolish Pampering instead of basic equipment.
Reviewed 7 days ago

Excellent location and fitness center. Beyond that money wasted on foolish pampering and A fancy lobby. Paid 9$ to Collect A cup of tea ( bag) and paid for Internet, complimentary services in hotels for people of the 21st century.

Lovely hotel
Reviewed 7 days ago

This is a lovely, beautifully appointed property in the MO family.
The rooms are comfortable and unique to this hotel, in tasteful greens and cream.
Excellent staff, couldn’t be more helpful, a lovely central bar with plenty of seating and a good breakfast in the restaurant.
Would stay again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mandarin Oriental in Washington DC is the place to stay July 4. In addition to being a great hotel and has the best location by far. Easy walking distance to the Capitol. Plus all of the stars from the July 4 PBS concert stay at the Mandarin. It’s a fun environment. Great stars and stripes barbecue on the fourth. Plus you can see the fireworks from the line at the hotel. Also they have shuttle service to the wharf which is a wonderful area for dining and people watching. The Mandarin also has a well-equipped fitness area and a nice spa. More importantly they provide that high level of service that you come to expect from five star hotels.