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
  • 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 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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Oct 18, 2021 714ScottC Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

The hotel itself is fine. It seemed clean. The employees were all very friendly. The one BR suite was big and a comfortable rollaway was quickly delivered when we learned that the sleeper sofa was just for one person. However, there were a couple things that left this hotel feeling 3-star and not 4. For starters, two of the elevators weren’t… Read more
The hotel itself is fine. It seemed clean. The employees were all very friendly. The one BR suite was big and a comfortable rollaway was quickly delivered when we learned that the sleeper sofa was just for one person. However, there were a couple things that left this hotel feeling 3-star and not 4. For starters, two of the elevators weren’t operating. I, along with my 11 and 14-year olds, walked up 8 flights of stairs when we got tired of waiting. If you’re going to limit elevator to one family at a time, you need more than one elevator operating. Elsewhere, Edgar’s was barely open. Hotel describes itself as a “luxury icon” but the lobby bar closes at 10pm on a Friday night and was closed throughout Sunday afternoon in the middle of the NFL season. We ended up spending $$$ eating at the nearby Jefferson, getting cocktails and desserts at the Four Seasons and we hit up a couple other places as well, all because Edgar’s was routinely closed leaving us unable to get cocktails, small bites, etc.. Read less
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Oct 11, 2021 Rich K Atlanta, Georgia

First, how is it possible that there is not a coffee maker in the room or coffee available after breakfast time is over? As a business traveler, I would expect that coffee would be available in any hotel I stay at. The bar is also not open all the time. How or where do you have one-on-one business meetings here? Lastly, the chairs in the rooms… Read more
First, how is it possible that there is not a coffee maker in the room or coffee available after breakfast time is over? As a business traveler, I would expect that coffee would be available in any hotel I stay at. The bar is also not open all the time. How or where do you have one-on-one business meetings here? Lastly, the chairs in the rooms are so squishy, and outdated it is impossible to work in your room. They are low and after a few minutes intolerable. That said, on the positive side, rooms are large, beds are comfortable. I really liked having my room on the interior (don't want to look at the interior courtyard though as it is all rust and pipes) until the garbageman comes to pick up the trash at 5 am. Also there is no key security on the elevators or interior stairways. You are close to a subway stop so I don't really feel that safe without having the key security in those locations. So anyone can access the stairwells and the floors. The stairways do have, what appears to be key entry, but they are not working. Lastly, it would seem that there is only one elevator that works out of four. So you will use the stairs or wait really long to get on, especially in these Covid times. I will not stay here again. Read less
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Oct 8, 2021 U8389KBannemarieb

I can't remember the last time I've been treated so well by hotel staff. Every one made me feel well cared for. Immaculate room, comfortable bed, solid walls with not a peep from fellow guests. A small fridge empty for my use. Fast elevators, morning coffee in the lobby. Easy access to public transportation, and short walk to nice little… Read more
I can't remember the last time I've been treated so well by hotel staff. Every one made me feel well cared for. Immaculate room, comfortable bed, solid walls with not a peep from fellow guests. A small fridge empty for my use. Fast elevators, morning coffee in the lobby. Easy access to public transportation, and short walk to nice little restaurants on 19th Street. Read less
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Sep 29, 2021 lakhy Dallas, Texas

We enjoyed our stay at the Mayflower. The staff was exceptional and helpful. The hotel is in great location and very near to great restaurants in Dupont Circle and West End area. White House is also about 7 mins walk from hotel. The only issue that we faced is that lots of restaurants/cafes in the area are not open on weekends. The hotel room was… Read more
We enjoyed our stay at the Mayflower. The staff was exceptional and helpful. The hotel is in great location and very near to great restaurants in Dupont Circle and West End area. White House is also about 7 mins walk from hotel. The only issue that we faced is that lots of restaurants/cafes in the area are not open on weekends. The hotel room was on small side but overall comfortable. There was no coffee pot in the room but that was made up by free coffee in the lobby in the morning. On site restaurant Edgar also did not have lots of choices for dinner menu. But overall, a good stay. Read less
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Sep 2, 2021 fredyt3 Los Angeles, California

The Mayflower is an exceptional hotel. Historic and all the accolades you can mention to describe a first class hotel property. Unfortunately we did not chose this property because we were looking for a great hotel. For nearly twenty years we have been owners in the Marriott Vacation club. Marriott offers a range of properties based on need… Read more
The Mayflower is an exceptional hotel. Historic and all the accolades you can mention to describe a first class hotel property. Unfortunately we did not chose this property because we were looking for a great hotel. For nearly twenty years we have been owners in the Marriott Vacation club. Marriott offers a range of properties based on need and your desired stay. The vacation club is specific as it offers accommodations you might expect while staying at a resort. Things like a swimming pool, microwave in you room, recreation area, etc. Several years ago they added the Mayflower as part of their vacation club portfolio. Maybe for some they are thrilled but for us, we were not. First of all Marriott has the 7th floor of the Mayflower designated for their vacation club guest - it is called the "Pulse." That is not bad except when you come to check in (no doormen or greeters to open the two doors) as you proceed to the counter. The person who was attempting to help us had difficulty in finding our reservation and it wasn't until another staffer overheard our conversation and stated, "oh, the 7th floor is the Pulse." Another item which must be considered is as previously stated the property is fantastic but because it is historic the rooms are placed close to the machinery which is needed for the hotel to operate. In other words right below our bed were several generators or something that had a louder than average humm - ALL NIGHT. At first we thought it was the air-conditioner but after checking and poking my head out of the window I found the noise culprit. Also for those who need service, your room is cleaned daily. Our stay was for five nights and for what we were charged (in points) had we known what we know now, we could have easily leveraged them into something more favorable. Again, the hotel is a fantastic property. The problem is it is not suited as a vacation club resort. In hindsight we should have opted for a resort property which would have been outside of DC or opted for a Marriott property that offers livable accommodations. Read less