The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
What We Love
- Tony location on Pennsylvania Avenue, steps from the historic Georgetown neighborhood
- The playful room decor nods to the capital’s history (think canvas dollar bill portraits of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart, and U.S. Constitution wallpaper)
- Locavore-oriented dining at the Jardenea restaurant, including items such as Chesapeake Bay crab bisque, Maryland crab cakes and Barren Island oysters
What To Know
- On-site gym helps guests keep up with their workout regimen
- 24-hour room service is available
- Valet parking is available for $48 per night
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With the White House less than a mile down the road, it’s easy to feel like a VIP at these elegant Georgetown digs. The decor hits all the right notes for an urban stay: a warm and welcoming lounge featuring a fireplace, a library nook and chic gentleman’s club–style furniture (a tufted black leather sofa here, a high-back black and white chair there). The guestrooms offer plenty of living space and luxe surfaces (the bathrooms have black granite countertops) and custom artworks that pay homage to the capital’s history (think canvas dollar-bill portraits of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart, and U.S. Constitution wallpaper). After a day out exploring the city, head to the Jardenea restaurant for dinner, which checks all the of-the-moment culinary trends, particularly the farm-to-table ethos, which shows up in dishes that list local suppliers and highly seasonal ingredients. Expect to take a culinary tour of the Mid-Atlantic through dishes like Chesapeake Bay crab bisque, Maryland crab cakes and Barren Island oysters. Afterward you can work off all the calories in the hotel’s generously equipped fitness center.
In the Area
Take a walking tour of the capital, starting at the National Mall, with its 1,000 acres of green space and wealth of world famous monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Capitol Reflecting Pool. See the sights from the water by renting a paddleboat from which you can admire the Japanese cherry trees, especially when they’re in blossom in spring, one of the most popular times to visit DC. On weekends stroll around the Eastern Market, in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, where you can browse local produce, handmade arts and crafts and other treasures before jostling for a spot at popular diner Market Lunch, which dishes up treats such as blueberry buckwheat pancakes and soft shell crab.
How to Get There
Had a wonderful suite on the 8th floor - bigger than my first apartment. Very nicely decorated. Staff were very friendly. My only complaint is the lack of accessable electrical outlets. All of the outlets in the bedroom were behind the bed or dresser. In the sitting area, they were behind the couch or another large piece of furniture. Since I was there on business, I needed to work on my computer and the desk was my only option with a plug. Also not able to plug in my phone in the bedroom.
One more thing -- couldn't figure out how to program the alarm clock and reset the time!
Really enjoyed my stay at the Melrose Georgeown hotel. Great location and the rooms were comfortable and had all the right accommodations. The hotel staff was incredibly nice and accommodating, especially Sofiane who was my server at Jardenea, the restaurant inside the hotel. I was so impressed by his service and how personable he was - it really made my stay here even more great! Thank you Sofiane and the Melrose Georgetown staff! Highly recommended.
The hotel is very close to the Foggy Bottom metro station. The room is spacious and clean with comfortable bed. I stayed at the 3rd floor on the side of Pennsylvania Avenue. The room was noisy due to traffic in the night.
Easy to find, a short walk from Foggy Bottom metro. Lovely reception, very welcoming, friendly staff. My room was large, a reading nook, table and lovely bathroom with Molton Brown toiletries. The bed was very comfortable. Heating and wifi worked well and it was very clean.
The restaurant served lovely food and the bar was friendly.
The location is a short walk to the Mall, plus a short walk to Georgetown.
I would definitely stay here again if I ever came back to DC.
We were really pleased with our stay at the Melrose, right up until we received our bill. We had booked an Executive Suite which had a spacious, seperate lounge, great relaxing decor in the room and the public areas, we were tired on the first night having flown in from Europe so ordered room service which, while a little on the pricey side, was good and hit the spot. We had breakfast downstairs each morning with good, friendly service.
We probably spent more time at the hotel than planned due to the very icy weather and minus 13 degress centigrade temperature. The location is perfect for exploring Georgetown and there is a Hop on Hop Off bus stop virtually outside. So overall, it was good, BUT! When we checked out, there was a charge of nearly USD 100.00 on our bill for a "Destination Fee". Upon digging deeper (we booked on Hotels.com so this wasnt clear at the time of booking) this covers such items as the WiFi, toiletries in the bathroom, bathrobe, plug adaptor, water in the room etc. Duh? Pretty standard items that one would expect in a suite and not pay extra for. Folks, don't try and be clever, just include it in the room rate and be done with it. We left irritated and disappointed which was a pity and easy to fix.