The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

Virgin rating

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.

Amenities

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

Where is it

Mere blocks from the White House and 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 ironing board, and bathrobes. 

Boutique Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

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

One-Bedroom Suites have separate living room, marble bathroom, an additional TV, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe One-Bedroom Suites are as above, but larger, and with bath tub in the bathroom, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Edgar Bar & Kitchen (American brasserie menu, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus brunch at the weekends).

24-hour fitness centre.

Room service*. Local restaurant dinner delivery*. Complimentary WiFi (in public spaces). Concierge. Valet/dry-cleaning service*. Babysitting service* (on request). Valet parking $63 plus tax, per day (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 A little disappointing

May 16, 2022 I7679TWkarenm

The employees at this hotel are extremely nice and helpful. The hotel area where the banquet rooms are is beautiful I booked a king room it was tiny. I had a King size frame and with a queen size mattress. My party of 8, 4 rooms spent two nights and got together in the bar,each night. on the second night, we were charged for food in the… Read more
The employees at this hotel are extremely nice and helpful. The hotel area where the banquet rooms are is beautiful I booked a king room it was tiny. I had a King size frame and with a queen size mattress. My party of 8, 4 rooms spent two nights and got together in the bar,each night. on the second night, we were charged for food in the amount of $16 when we didn't order any food, when we inquired we we told the food charge was for the lemon they brought out for water that wasn't asked for and for the coffee beans in my daughter in laws espresso martinis. We were charged for the drinks and then as the waitress said a separate charge for garnishment. That was interesting and a charge I never have heard of. Their wifi does not work, it didn't work for any of our group. I was unable to use my keyless entry, thank goodness my husband had a key card for the room. My shower had stains around the shower faucet , and that was kind of gross. Someone in our party had to change rooms because the AC didn't work. Two rooms had issues with the bathroom toilet getting backed up. There are a lot of nicer hotels to stay in the area. i was looking forward to staying there but don't think i will go back. Read less
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May 10, 2022 guanajo007 Miami, Florida

Good hotel, nice lobby and mezzanine. No coffee maker in room, but coffee available in lobby until 10:30am. Clean rooms, good pillow and confortable beds. good location, close to the red and blue line. Check in a breeze with the bonboy app. Our room was ready at 10am!!! Overall as expected from Marriott. Would go back
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May 8, 2022 172jem

The Mayflower is supposed to be a legendary hotel. I stayed here over the weekend on business and for the most part, was disappointed overall. I'm a Bonvoy member, travel frequently for work, and expected a higher quality experience. The room was an okay size but somewhat dated. The bathroom was especially dated, with tub not draining… Read more
The Mayflower is supposed to be a legendary hotel. I stayed here over the weekend on business and for the most part, was disappointed overall. I'm a Bonvoy member, travel frequently for work, and expected a higher quality experience. The room was an okay size but somewhat dated. The bathroom was especially dated, with tub not draining properly. There was no coffee or glassware in the room, just plastic cups. I often send out UPS packages at the front desk when I travel. It's never been a problem at any Marriott but at the Mayflower, they couldn't do it. The restaurant closes at 2:30PM on Sundays. These are all things I find disappointing at this class of hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Way past its prime.

Apr 21, 2022 jane m

I am a loyal Marriott Bonvoy Customer, and have stayed in autograph collection hotels all over the world. The Mayflower used to be a favorite, both for quality and customer service, but apparently those days are over. I booked a premier King, and when I arrived I was shown to a room that was so small I couldn’t roll my suitcase past the bed. All… Read more
I am a loyal Marriott Bonvoy Customer, and have stayed in autograph collection hotels all over the world. The Mayflower used to be a favorite, both for quality and customer service, but apparently those days are over. I booked a premier King, and when I arrived I was shown to a room that was so small I couldn’t roll my suitcase past the bed. All of the furniture was lined up on one wall because there was nowhere else to put it. The bathroom was an old 1960 step in tub. After I complain to the manager, I was moved to a room with two double beds, a little bigger but the same decor And tacky old bathroom. Interestingly there is no outlet at all in the bathroom, and no mirror in the bedroom. So if you want to do your hair, you need to have a coal-fired curling iron, or work by braille. The manager told me that there is a large convention in the hotel right now and my type of room would not be available. But it was available three months ago when I made the reservation, and it was what was confirmed. Unless you’re with a big group that is having a meeting here, skip this place. For what they charge here, there are many nicer hotels in Washington. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, nice staff, noisy room

Mar 22, 2022 Ruth D

We found the location and access to the Metro to be big advantages of this hotel, as well as a superb breakfast experience. The main drawback was the small room's location and noisy heating system located outside below our room, which we didn't notice until bedtime. It kept us awake, so the next morning we asked to be moved to another room, which… Read more
We found the location and access to the Metro to be big advantages of this hotel, as well as a superb breakfast experience. The main drawback was the small room's location and noisy heating system located outside below our room, which we didn't notice until bedtime. It kept us awake, so the next morning we asked to be moved to another room, which we got fairly easily since the hotel wasn't busy. The second room was larger and more comfortable. The staff members were not exactly friendly and helpful, though not rude. Read less