The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

Rubbing shoulders with the political bigwigs of Washington DC, The Mayflower is just a few blocks from the city’s most famous address, the White House. It’s a landmark in its own right though, welcoming guests for more than 90 years and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its supersized and super-opulent marble lobby would befit any visiting statesman. Its dining venue would suit dignitaries too – EDGAR Bar & Kitchen is all edgy masculine styling, high-end drinks and cocktails, and American brasserie favourites with an upscale twist. Luckily, its fitness centre is open 24/7 to work off all the treats and tipples – although, you’re better off getting out and exploring all the landmarks, museums, and galleries within a stroll of your doorstep, from Smithsonian museums to world-class shopping magnets, or hopping on the subway just around the corner.Rubbing shoulders with the political bigwigs of Washington DC, The Mayflower is just a few blocks from the city’s most famous address, the White House.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Mere blocks from the White House and a stroll from galleries, museums, spas, shops, and restaurants, this hotel is less than half a mile from the nearest Smithsonian Museums and the National Geographic Museum, 1.1 miles from Washington DC Convention Center, 1.5 miles from the International Spy Museum, 1.9 miles from Capital One Arena, and 2.8 miles from US Capitol. The nearest subway station is just a few moments’ stroll, and you can also walk to Dupont Circle. Transfer time from Washington Dulles International Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

512 rooms and 69 suites on 10 floors. All with air-conditioning, 32" TV with cable channels and in-room movies*, WiFi*, alarm clock, safe, hairdryer, iron and board and bathrobes. Boutique Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Rooms are larger and have 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed, or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Rooms are larger again and have marble bathroom, sitting area with oversized chair, floor-to-ceiling windows and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One-Bedroom Suites have separate living room, marble bathroom, an additional TV and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe One-Bedroom Suites are as above, but larger and with bath tub in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Edgar Bar & Kitchen (American brasserie menu, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Room service*. Local restaurant dinner delivery*. 24-hour fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi (in public spaces). Concierge. Valet/dry-cleaning service*. Babysitting service* (on request). Valet parking $59 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Apr 23, 2020 Matt H Kissimmee

I felt as if I was stepping back into time! The hotel staff to the marble finishings. This hotel is probably the most beautiful hotel I have stepped into. Close to everything and easy access to everything Washington DC!
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Mar 18, 2020 Mike A Washington DC, District of Columbia

The Mayflower is gorgeous and this was my 2nd hotel from the Autograph Collection which truly makes you feel like you're staying in luxury. My stay occurred during the recent social distancing requirements from COVID-19, so the hotel had to shut down the club lounge and cut back on housekeeping. But the hotel staff were very kind and found ways to… Read more
The Mayflower is gorgeous and this was my 2nd hotel from the Autograph Collection which truly makes you feel like you're staying in luxury. My stay occurred during the recent social distancing requirements from COVID-19, so the hotel had to shut down the club lounge and cut back on housekeeping. But the hotel staff were very kind and found ways to make my stay pleasant. For example, they provided vouchers to use the Edgar restaurant for breakfast. And the Edgar restaurant had some great food. The hotel property is quite large and it took a while to realize how many entrances/exits there were. But I was glad the Farragut North metro stop was around the block. My room was comfortable and the gym was large. These are difficult times for hotels, but the staff at the Mayflower made my stay comfortable and for that I'm very grateful. Looking forward to returning back one day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Grand hotel with not so grand services

Mar 11, 2020 Shewling M

Location is great. Able to walk to most attractions in DC. Dropping off in front of the hotel is challenging since it is on a major and busy street. The front entry doors were hard to manage when you have luggage and no one is there to help you with the door. While we were stayed there for five days, a door man was at the front door only half… Read more
Location is great. Able to walk to most attractions in DC. Dropping off in front of the hotel is challenging since it is on a major and busy street. The front entry doors were hard to manage when you have luggage and no one is there to help you with the door. While we were stayed there for five days, a door man was at the front door only half the time. Our first night, we discovered there was no linen on the pulled out bed at bed time (10:20 p.m.), we had to called for linen to bring to the room, twice. It finally came an hour later. Same with the bellhop to get luggage, he never came after I was told by the front desk that some one will be right up. I finally went to the front desk to inquire. The reason that I was given by the bellhop was he went to the room and no one was there. That took an hour. The last day of our staying, we put the sign out to request room service as we left the room at noon. When we got back at 10 p.m., the sign remained on the door and room was not cleaned. Hotel was grant. Service could be better, at the front desk too. The only pleasant experience was during check in. So sorry that I didn't see her again and do not remember her name. She was very prompt and professional, unlike others at the desk. Not sure if windows are double panned since we hear loud noise from the street even we are at the 9th floor. Read less
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Mar 7, 2020 kenwkelley

The hotel retains a level of class from a bygone era, yet still provides all the necessary features modern day travelers expect. The staff is very friendly and helpful who go above and beyond to make sure your stay is memorable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable and clean room, classic hotel, friendly and efficient service

Feb 29, 2020 johnmodesto Modesto, California

I have often visited the Mayflower for meetings, this was the first time we stayed there. Our tenth floor room was good, my wife found the decor a bit dated and old fashioned. There was a small refrigerator and large TV. There is a well equipped fitness room that I used on two occasions. No coffee in the room but available in the lobby where… Read more
I have often visited the Mayflower for meetings, this was the first time we stayed there. Our tenth floor room was good, my wife found the decor a bit dated and old fashioned. There was a small refrigerator and large TV. There is a well equipped fitness room that I used on two occasions. No coffee in the room but available in the lobby where you can also pick up a free newspaper if you get there early enough. If you want a lighter and cheaper breakfast than offered by the hotel try Pret a Manger around the corner. The hotel is superbly located near the Metro, in a lively neighborhood with shops, restaurants, and bars. Read less