Courtyard Washington Embassy Row

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

The DC action surrounding this Scott Circle hotel’s a far contrast from the calm simplicity of its guestrooms, where extra touches include complimentary bottled water and WiFi. Just 3 blocks from Dupont Circle, you’ve got all the sightseeing you need within an easy walk (although you’re also near 3 metro stations if you’d rather save your shoe leather for exploring the sights themselves). There are the big names, like the White House 5 blocks away, and US Capitol Building a mile away; much-coveted monuments, like National Mall a mile away; and museums and galleries, many in the surrounding blocks, and with the Smithsonian Museums 2 miles away. Courtyard by Marriott Embassy Row gives plenty of excuses to return to base though, like its indoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre, and French-inspired bistro dining.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In Scott Circle, just 3 blocks from Dupont Circle and 5 blocks from the White House, this hotel is surrounded by museums, galleries, national monuments, and restaurants, with the US Capitol Building, National Mall, and Smithsonian Institute 1 mile away, Washington Monument 1.5 miles away, and the Smithsonian Museums 2 miles away. There are also 3 metro stops within walking distance: Farragut North, Dupont Circle, and McPherson Square.

Hotel information

158 rooms and suites. All with individual climate control, 32” LCD TV with cable channels and pay-per-view movies, WiFi access, telephone, tea and coffee maker, bottled water, safety deposit box, and iron and board. Fridge and microwave available on request, subject to availability. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen size beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Nage Bistro (French-inspired menu with coastal and global dishes, Starbucks coffee, open for breakfast, weekday lunch, weekend brunch, and dinner). Room service*. Indoor swimming pool (heated). Hot tub. Fitness centre. Discount card for Nusta Spa*. Complimentary WiFi. Valet service*. Valet parking* available (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating No microwave, bad fridge, expensive breakfast, poor housekeeping

Mar 15, 2020 wanderxrednaw

There is no microwave in any of the rooms. If you can track down a willing employee, they will take your food to their employee break room and shear it up for you. You might have to have them do it a few times to get everything warm, but it will get done...eventually. There was a fridge (in a drawer) but you could hardly tell it was colder than… Read more
There is no microwave in any of the rooms. If you can track down a willing employee, they will take your food to their employee break room and shear it up for you. You might have to have them do it a few times to get everything warm, but it will get done...eventually. There was a fridge (in a drawer) but you could hardly tell it was colder than the room inside and nothing inside felt like it had been sitting inside a fridge all night. The breakfast is $19 for fruits, yogurt, beagles/pastries, and sometime some cold smoked salmon. No hot foods ever and hardly any protein. The restaurant has fancy foods that are made from local ingredients, but nothing normal. Everything has some weird twist to it like you are eating somewhere really fancy. If you are a tea drinker, they had two black teas and a chamomile. No plain green tea, no decaf tea. So be sure to bring your own if you want some. Housekeeping didn’t actually clean the room, they just straightened it. Something was in the bottom of the class by my bed, and when housekeeping was done that same glass was sitting back on the clean shelf next to the others. The floor was not swept or vacuumed while I was there. The room appeared clean when I got there, but cleaning appears to be something they only do to prepare for new guests. They also might only be getting to you room to straighten it by 5pm, so you might expect to see them when you get back home in the evening. I had a wake up call set for every day in my 2 week stay, but after the first week it got turned off and I had to get them to reset it. The WiFi worked, but it randomly kicked me out once and wouldn’t let me back in for 30min. Another time I got on my computer and it had disconnected and I had to restart my computer to get it to connect again. I thought it was just my computer but my coworkers had similar problems. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No microwave bad bartenders

Mar 15, 2020 mmcampbell112020

I was there for 13 days. Check in was very rushed. I wasn’t made aware of any of the amenities. No Microwave is available for guest even when you’re there for a long period of time. Don’t get me wrong there were some great great staff members!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dirty bathroom but good service

Mar 14, 2020 patrickarkansas2020

The location and kindness of staff here was great. The breakfast wasn’t worth $1, and the bathroom was dirty when I arrived. Overall the staff attitudes and the location made this property redeemable. I have a future stay planned and hope the experience will be better.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good renovation of an old Marriott

Mar 5, 2020 Slimed NJ

Stayed one night on business. I like the area. Many nice restaurants and bars within walking distance. I used to stay here when it was a Marriott. And not a good Marriott. But this renovation is beautiful. Rooms much improved. Much more environmentally friendly as well. Plenty of space in my queen bed room. A sofa and a big bench. Long… Read more
Stayed one night on business. I like the area. Many nice restaurants and bars within walking distance. I used to stay here when it was a Marriott. And not a good Marriott. But this renovation is beautiful. Rooms much improved. Much more environmentally friendly as well. Plenty of space in my queen bed room. A sofa and a big bench. Long desk. Big TV. Outlets and USB plugs in multiple places including by the bed. Comfy bed. Softer than average towels for a hotel. Spacious sink area and shower. Toilet and shower in separate room. Plenty of hangar space in open closet. Made for shorter stays. If you have a week of clothes it won’t fit. Glass bottle to fill from the hallway water dispenser so no wasting plastic. Small Fridge in a drawer. No in room safe. I didn’t need parking or eat there so cannot comment. But the complimentary coffee in the morning was good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice property

Mar 5, 2020 FlyerCG Jacksonville, Florida

The place definitely got a facelift since converting from a courtyard. MUCH nicer rooms and common areas. Comfortable, clean, and helpful staff. Very accommodating. Bed very comfortable. A little outside noise, but it’s downtown DC. Nothing some earplugs can’t remedy. Definitely will stay here again.