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.

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Apr 30, 2021 wendym449 Louisville, Kentucky

We came here for a long weekend and after reading some negative reviews, were pleasantly surprised. We arrived at 9:45pm and the staff at the restaurant said they’d wait for us to check in so we could get something to eat. That set the tone for excellent customer service. We had a burger and club sandwich which were excellent:) The AC in our first… Read more
We came here for a long weekend and after reading some negative reviews, were pleasantly surprised. We arrived at 9:45pm and the staff at the restaurant said they’d wait for us to check in so we could get something to eat. That set the tone for excellent customer service. We had a burger and club sandwich which were excellent:) The AC in our first room wasn’t working so they promptly moved us to another room - not as big, but better view and the ac worked. The location is great for public transit and walking to sights, food and shopping. We will definitely be back. Read less
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Apr 29, 2021 Stocks3019 New York

Construction on the 7th floor commenced at 7A.M. directly across my room. Requests to management to address this issue went unanswered. Lounge access for elite members not open at present. Would recommend one stay elsewhere.
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Apr 19, 2021 sameteam Placitas, New Mexico

Normally enjoy the Autograph collection but this was sub-par other experiences. Room was ok; comfortable bed and nice people checking in at the front desk. The bad: - chair in the room is old and not adjustable so hurt my back trying to do work in the room. - the gym is inconvenient so went outside to work out - complimentary coffee doesn’t start… Read more
Normally enjoy the Autograph collection but this was sub-par other experiences. Room was ok; comfortable bed and nice people checking in at the front desk. The bad: - chair in the room is old and not adjustable so hurt my back trying to do work in the room. - the gym is inconvenient so went outside to work out - complimentary coffee doesn’t start until 7:30am and the restaurant attendant was not very pleasant. There is no coffee or tea maker in the room. No complimentary continental breakfast either for Titanium members. - Parking is $35/day with no in/out privileges just for expectation management It’s historic with some charm in the lobby, but that’s it. So ok stay, but low value...lots of other options out there for DC. Read less
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Apr 2, 2021 dave g Rockville Centre, New York

Good location however the hotel was old and in need of updating. I was given the wrong room with a queen instead of a king. No big deal but they told me they;d move my things to a new room since I had an appointment and didn't have time to change rooms. Upon my return, it had not been done. Not a big deal but sloppy with the details. … Read more
Good location however the hotel was old and in need of updating. I was given the wrong room with a queen instead of a king. No big deal but they told me they;d move my things to a new room since I had an appointment and didn't have time to change rooms. Upon my return, it had not been done. Not a big deal but sloppy with the details. Complimentary coffee. Value was not good in my opinion. I felt kind of taken. Read less
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Jan 25, 2021 1godknows Little Rock, Arkansas

The staff were extremely professional Front desk management were welcoming. The restaurant host was also an asset during the stay. Rebecca Christian and seventh floor personal really add to the ambience.