Normandy Hotel

Adams Morgan, Washington DC

The hotel

Its leafy residential address, among the embassies of Kalorama, may make The Normandy Hotel feel like home, but don’t be deceived – the famous sights and social buzz of D.C. are just moments away. In fact, you’re just seven minutes’ stroll from Adams Morgan’s trendy clubs, dining, and shopping, ten minutes from Dupont Circle, and two miles from the National Mall. In keeping with the ‘home from home’ feel, you’ll find elegant but cosy nooks around the hotel to mingle in or escape to, like the street-side patio, the library, and the lobby corners with treats like a fireplace, chess set, and free hot drinks, freshly baked cookies, and wine and cheese social gatherings. They’ve added homely touches to your room too, with complimentary bottled water, a Nespresso® coffee maker, and their Stock The Fridge service from nearby Trader Joe’s.

Amenities

  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to City Centre
  • Bicycle Rental

Where is it

Just off Connecticut Avenue, in the leafy embassy and townhouse filled Kalorama neighbourhood and near Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, and Embassy Row. You’ll find dining, shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment close at hand. The National Mall and Lincoln Memorial are around 2 miles away. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

All rooms have flatscreen TV, WiFi, Nespresso® coffee maker, bottled water, and safe. Single Queen Superior Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Bed Superior Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe King and Queen Rooms have French doors with 1 king-size or queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Breakfast area (daily breakfast buffet*). Complimentary tea/coffee in the lobby. Complimentary wine and cheese hour daily (5:00-6:00pm). Freshly baked cookies in lobby. Use of nearby fitness centre (at MINT Fitness Centre & Spa, 10 minutes’ walk away). Valet parking $34 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Nov 3, 2019 725jennifers Murray, Kentucky

If you are looking for a quiet, stylish, older boutique hotel, look no further! I booked 14 rooms here for two nights and they absolutely took care of us. Met our every request, bent over backwards, greeted us with friendly "hellos" each and every time we came and went. The neighborhood is AMAZING for walks...the historic district street of… Read more
If you are looking for a quiet, stylish, older boutique hotel, look no further! I booked 14 rooms here for two nights and they absolutely took care of us. Met our every request, bent over backwards, greeted us with friendly "hellos" each and every time we came and went. The neighborhood is AMAZING for walks...the historic district street of Kalorama is house after house of embassies and consulates, mixed right in with beautiful residential homes. Looks like a magazine shoot! Lots of great restaurants within walking distance. Nigel, the manager was so easy to work with! Would book again tomorrow. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charming hotel but my stay hit some snags

Oct 26, 2019 nightpoet Washington

This hotel reminded me so much of a budget European hotel. Beautiful, historic building, friendly and helpful staff, but the amenities were lacking by American standards. It could be because my room had recently been remodeled, but, when I got in, it was lacking an espresso maker and a hair dryer and the main phone did not work. At first, I only… Read more
This hotel reminded me so much of a budget European hotel. Beautiful, historic building, friendly and helpful staff, but the amenities were lacking by American standards. It could be because my room had recently been remodeled, but, when I got in, it was lacking an espresso maker and a hair dryer and the main phone did not work. At first, I only noticed the missing coffee maker and broken phone and called down. A maintenance person promptly brought both. Later, when I asked for a hair dryer, it took forever to come so I ended up rushing off to my meeting with wet hair. The next day, I tried it, and it only worked for about 20 seconds, then seemed to burn out. Also, the first day, my room was cold and the heater seemed to blow cold air, so I asked about this and was told the heat wasn't on yet (late October). Turning it off altogether was okay though, and the staff person offered extra blankets. Also, I had trouble working the Roman shade--it went down fine but never would stay up afterwards. So all in all my stay was a very mixed bag. However, the bed was comfortable and the location--near Dupont Circle--was great, so I may well stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice, but some definite problems

Oct 23, 2019 rjlink Rochester, New York

Let's start with the positives: nice part of the city (but the tradeoff is a slightly longer walk to get where you're going), great staff, pretty nice room and bathroom (not large however). The negatives have been covered by other reviewers: weird reception desk area (if no one is staffing it at the moment you arrive, you have no idea how to check… Read more
Let's start with the positives: nice part of the city (but the tradeoff is a slightly longer walk to get where you're going), great staff, pretty nice room and bathroom (not large however). The negatives have been covered by other reviewers: weird reception desk area (if no one is staffing it at the moment you arrive, you have no idea how to check in), mattress way too firm, no electrical outlet by the bed, shower that can't hold a steady water temperature, bad wifi. But sometimes it's the smallest of things that make you say you're never coming back: being charged $4 to store a bag for the day upon checkout. Why have that be the final impression you give to guests? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleasant hotel

Oct 20, 2019 M G Paris, France

I’d enjoyed my stay in this hotel. The staff is great and the rooms are good. Unfortunately it was cold in DC and the heat was off « because we are scheduling to switch from cool to the heat later on », staff told me. It’s an old building but I don’t understand why they don’t put a system to have both, heat and AC. I hope they will fix it. Except… Read more
I’d enjoyed my stay in this hotel. The staff is great and the rooms are good. Unfortunately it was cold in DC and the heat was off « because we are scheduling to switch from cool to the heat later on », staff told me. It’s an old building but I don’t understand why they don’t put a system to have both, heat and AC. I hope they will fix it. Except that, good stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 3.5 star rating because of a few easy-to-improve quibbles

Oct 20, 2019 Anna-Dolph Ottawa

I spent 3 nights here in mid-October. I was in one of the newly renovated rooms on an upper floor – stylish, nice, with a comfortable bed, a digital safe, and a coffee machine (but no milk or sugar). The front desk staff was always friendly and excellent, and most spoke French as well as English. The breakfast was not real expensive ($14) but was… Read more
I spent 3 nights here in mid-October. I was in one of the newly renovated rooms on an upper floor – stylish, nice, with a comfortable bed, a digital safe, and a coffee machine (but no milk or sugar). The front desk staff was always friendly and excellent, and most spoke French as well as English. The breakfast was not real expensive ($14) but was pretty basic – definitely not worth more than its price. They had complementary wine and a bit of cheese and crackers from 5-6 PM – good wine, but they tended to run out. There seemed to be no effort to conserve (e.g., no recycling, no request to leave towels up if you don’t want them changed, soap made with tallowate…) – a shame. The good TV too had a strange channel setup – Fox news came on when you turn it on, and it was hard to find the more serious news channels (PBS, CBS… located much farther up the list of channels; no BBC that I could detect, etc.). Read less