Morrison Clark Hotel
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- Parking On Site
A stay at Morrison Clark Hotel places you in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Walter E. Washington Convention Center and National Museum of Women in the Arts. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of McPherson Square and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 114 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary bottled water.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center or take in the view from a garden. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
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.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room.
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I often travel to Washington DC for business. Having frequently stayed in many business hotels in the area, earlier this year I decided to try Morrison-Clark, looking for a bit of charm. Big mistake. The hotel rooms are ok but nothing special, certainly not worth the price tag when there are so many other options so close by. Most breakfast options are either sugary or greasy. However, by far the worst was being woken up before 7 am on a SATURDAY by strenuous noise (see video). I called and was told they were setting up some kind of marquee for a wedding at the Inn that day, and there was nothing they could do. It is not acceptable to do this to guest who paid hundreds of dollars a night for quality accommodation and sleep, and to offer no solution. Extremely disappointing.
I stayed for 3 nights while attending a conference 1 block away. Check in was very easy with really nice front desk staff. I got room 317 which is nothing special. It is a courtyard facing room so it was very quiet. The one window in the bedroom area faced a wall and another room's window (with a guy regularly working at the desk in his window so that was kind of weird feeling) I left the shade closed 95% of the time. The big window in the bathroom was clear glass, right in front of the toilet. Weird! Yes it had a shade, yes I kept the shade drawn 100% of the time. It would be better in my opinion if they put a frosting on the window then light could come in without feeling like you're exposed.
The room has a king sized, very comfortable, bed with 4 nice pillows. A desk with a rolling chair that was the only place to sit other than the bed. A dresser and a cabinet that housed the fridge and safe with room for some hanging clothes. No iron, though they delivered one within 2 minutes of me calling downstairs and I was able to leave it outside the room and it was gone shortly thereafter so that worked out nicely.
My friend had room 318 which was a corner room with a sitting area with a chaise lounge sofa and a love seat in addition to a king bed. The topper was that room had a balcony that was bigger than my room 317! The balcony had 2 chairs and a little table. I wish I had that room!
We ate at the restaurant the first night. We were the only people in the restaurant at 8:30pm. They'd given us a menu at check in and it was my fault I didn't realize the menu was for lunch so I had a surprise when I sat at the table and the menu for dinner was totally different. However I had excellent blue crab crab cakes on top of fried green tomotoes! Highly recommend that if it's on the menu for you. My friend had an appetizer ('small plate') of 2 average sized shrimp on some corn pate looking thing with 'greens' that looked like 3 leaf clovers, and only a couple of them at that. $16 for that - so $8/shrimp.
No vending machines in the hotel but they do have a bar in the hotel, right in the entrance. Nice bartender.
Overall, I'd stay there again for sure, if I were in a conference center.
We found this place when visiting our son in college. For the money, this is my favorite place in D.C. The hotel is pristine and very clean. I am not sure how they afford the ample staffing which ensures constant cleanliness. There is a lovely bar in the lobby and an outdoor courtyard area with comfy chairs. Professionally run. I have stayed here 3 times and look forward to my next trip there.
The hotel is unique, being a historic hotel composed of several buildings that have had the interior restored keeping historical elements. The location is phenomenal and priced very well for the area. The level of customer service was above and beyond expected and the staff are all very personable. Jesus at the bar has a wealth of advice for travelers- I’m a local who has relocated and all of his recommendations were spot on! The only small drawbacks- it would be lovely to have a pool/spa on site, and the tile work/bathroom shower were not quite as “luxurious” as one would expect from the rest of the hotel, and layout of some rooms can be strange-but this is quite minor. The on-site restaurant seemed to have a solid menu- the burrata app was very nice with fresh figs and charcuterie. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend to friends/colleagues traveling to DC.
We arrived about 10 a.m. from Florida and they let us check in early. That was a great surprise and it just got better. After a fun and tiring day of sightseeing we wanted a simple dinner at the hotel. Although the restaurant looked inviting, we chose to have something at the bar.
They have a fantastic bartender - Jesus. He helped us with food and drink - but actually helped plan our next day of sightseeing!!! He was fun, entertaining and helpful all at the same time. The excellent people at the desk - started the day out great and Jesus was the best possible ending for a day. I'd recommend two hours with Jesus over the White House tour!
The hotel is lovely - great location, excellent accommodations and excellent service.
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