Madison Hotel

1177 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20005, United States
(4 star hotel)
#40 of 170 hotels in Washington D.C.
Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Not the Best Choice

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 9, 2006

I stayed at The Madison Hotel in D.C. for 3 nights, from December 5-8. I was there on business as a part of a group.

The "high-speed" internet was wired and not high-speed. The charge was $11 per day.

There was no coffee maker in the room. Room service coffee was $9, although complimentary coffee was available in the lobby. For those of us who need coffee before we leave the room, this was inconvenient. There were no ice machines available - ice had to be ordered via the concierge and took 45 minutes to be delivered.
Housekeeping was spotty. I found personal items and food bits from a previous occupant under the desk. A thorough vacuuming would have turned those items up. The bathroom was superficially clean but the tub needed scrubbing and hair was in the drain. (not my hair!)
Washcloths were not replaced automatically - I had to call twice to get clean ones.

The restaurant prices were outrageous, even by DC standards. A continental breakfast was $15, 19 by room service. The menu had few sandwich or light meal choices available. A beer and a sprite in the bar cost $18!

Overall, this hotel was just ok. I would not recommend it due mainly to cleanliness issues and cost for value given. I travel to DC frequently on business and have stayed at far nicer and more convenient places for a more reasonable price.

Unique Quality: Bed and bedding were best part. Pillows were abundant. And alarm clock and a separate CD player/radio were both available.
There was a refrigerator, billed as a mini-bar but empty. You could order the stocking at outrageous prices or simply use it as a refrigerator for personal items.
The hotel appeared to be luxurious at first glance. The bellmen were eager to take your luggage and quick to open doors. The front desk was friendly and check-in was fast.
The room, a king-size standard, had a comfortable bed, a desk, a chair and ottoman. The bathroom had amenities such as hairdryer, heated towel holder and, besides the usual soap, shampoo, etc, had a manicure set and mending kit. The towels were thick and plentiful.
A deli and a Subway restaurant, as well as a Starbucks, were within 2 blocks. A CVS pharmacy was about three long blocks away. A lot of construction noise was present and the hotel was not sound-proofed from outside noise.

Directions: North of Capitol, near McPherson Metro (3 blocks)

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Address: 1177 Fifteenth Street NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20005, United States

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Amenities at Madison Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free High Speed Internet
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