Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20024, United States
(5 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Great location, great service, great hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 26, 2013

I was fortunate to experience a Tai Pan Club (Concierge Level) stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and it was my first time time but will not be my last. My time there was A+ all the way.

It is within walking distance of some of the USA's biggest monuments yet offers a quiet location.

It is also close to Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian Museums, Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument is 12 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport and 5 minutes from the White House

All 347 rooms and 53 suites enjoy views over the city or the waterfront and are completely non-smoking.

There are three restaurants inside the Mandarin Oriental:

•Modern American cuisine at CityZen
•All-day regional American dining at Sou’Wester
•Cocktails and live music at Empress Lounge

And the spa includes is world class with all the amenities from steam room, sauna, a vitality pool, ice fountain and cold plunge pool, 50-foot indoor swimming pool, fully equipped Fitness Center

Unique Quality: I LOVED the Tai Pan Club area which was both a great meeting/social area in a peaceful venue.
The Tai Pan Club level provided for
•Private check-in and check-out services
•Assistance with last-minute details and arrangements
•European Breakfast available daily
•All-day snacks as well as cocktail reception from 5 to 7pm daily
•Two work stations, Internet and printers
•Complimentary use of The Library private meeting space
Small art gallery featuring rotating exhibits of local artists.
Private elevator access and private
There are great views of the city from the verandah area too. Don't miss them.

Directions: Between 14 St. SouthWest & 12th St. Expressway and north of I-395 near the Tidal Basin

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 28, 2008

The Mandarin Oriental Washington is truly a luxurious experience! With only three in the United States, the Mandarin Oriental is perfect for special occasions. The hotel includes a variety of rooms and suites (I reccomend the Premier Water Rooms, which have beautiful views of the Tidal Basin), a great spa, two fantastic restaurants - Cafe Mozu (Asian) and City Zen (gourmet) - and truly pleasant service.

Mandarin Oriental Washington is expensive, but this is truly an example of "getting what you pay for." We went there for my wife's last birthday and the quality of the service, combined with the beautiful room we had, made for a truly memorable experience. Spend a lot - get even more. We'll be coming back!

Unique Quality: The hotel's location (SW Waterfront) makes for beautiful views of the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, and the Potomic River!

Also - don't miss the hotel's spa for a truly amazing experience!

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Beautiful hotel,well located

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 24, 2008

Stayed for 4 nights mid-August 08. The hotel is a short walk from the Metro, National Mall, and the Smithsonian.The turn down service left ice , which was much appreciated after a long day out in August.
The Tai Pai Lounge on the 8th floor involved an extra fee, and it was convenient to have breakfast and an afternoon drink there (beer, wine, licquor or extra). There are very limited dining options outside of the hotel in this area.
It's really expensive, but really nice.

Unique Quality: The water view room we had gave a great view of the Jefferson Memorial.

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Living up to its Five Star billing

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 29, 2008

It isn't difficult to understand why the Mandarin Oriental gets rave reviews -- the place is pretty nearly perfect. (I may be a philistine, but I was underwhelmed by the artistic representation of the Last Empress of China swinging over the United States Capitol, accompanied by monkeys; otherwise, it WAS perfect.) I loved it that we had umbrellas, robes and slippers, and other unexpected touches awaiting us. A thoroughly delightful experience!

Unique Quality: I was blown away to be in a spacious, classy room overlooking the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin. That was before I slept in the extraordinarily comfortable bed, or used the peerless bath facilities...even the toiletries were top drawer. When we broke out the Dom, a call for ice and glasses was promptly honored. Service personnel generally scurried out of the way before a tip could be offered. In the Cafe, we kept stumbling on new and delicious choices -- and seeing our overloaded plates, our waitress provided plastic containers and a handsome hotel bag so that we could save some goodies for the train home.

Directions: On Tidal Basin, close to Mall, Smithsonian Museums

It's all about the spa

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 22, 2008

Hotel is great, but a bit out of the way, near the Smithsonian metro stop. The rooms are wonderful, the bathrooms are spacious and the restaurant is first rate. It is definitely a place for a luxury stay - expect to pay top dollar for everything. Service is excellent.

Unique Quality: The spa is amazing. Treatments are holistic and you will get lots of (unsolicited) advice about stress management, skin care and overall health. It has a new agey quality with crystals in the steam room and the experience shower. The relaxation room has water of many flavors and orchids all over the place. The spa also has a signature scent and they give you potpourri in this scent (orange and rose) to take with you.

The pink mud is used in many treatments and is for sale.

Directions: Near Smithsonian metro stop. Walking distance to museums, the MALL. Quick metro ride to downtown

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Beautiful Surroundings

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 7, 2005

A new arrival to DC, the Mandarin Oriental is a beautiful oasis in the city. Located very near to the national mall and the capital building, this hotel is the selection for the international visitors to our powerful seat of government. Nearing $400 a night, you can assume that the level of service meets every expectation.

I had the privalege of visiting this fine hotel during the Cherry Blossom Festival, when the hotel hosts international visitors that come to D.C. for the annual spring entertainment, featuring various Japanese traditions and performances.

You can almost feel the good chi.

Unique Quality: The architectural detail and scale is astonishing, as are the spa and pool areas.

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Address: 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20024, United States

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Amenities at Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
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  • Bar / Lounge

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