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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Filthiest Hotel Room Ever...Should have booked the Willard!

Dec 13, 2019 EAP64 Massachusetts, USA

My wife and I have been frequent travelers for over 25 years, with over 100 nights away per year, and I cannot remember any other time where we had such an issue. Looking forward to a long weekend in a classic DC hotel, we arrived early were pleased when told our Deluxe Suite was ready. The friendly greeting faded and the indication of an… Read more
My wife and I have been frequent travelers for over 25 years, with over 100 nights away per year, and I cannot remember any other time where we had such an issue. Looking forward to a long weekend in a classic DC hotel, we arrived early were pleased when told our Deluxe Suite was ready. The friendly greeting faded and the indication of an issue greeted us at the front door, where there was discarded wall art being stored in the hall outside of our door. Upon entering the suite, we found a crib in the living room. Upon closer inspection, we found what appeared to be vast amounts of powder from a previous guest, along with bare foot prints in the master bath; a coating of dust on all hard surfaces in the living room; food crumbs on the floor; undeterminable waste on the foyer floor and fireplace mantle, and a very filthy foyer floor, which looked like mud. Needless to say we called down and asked that our room be cleaned while we went out for the afternoon. We were provided an apology and promise to remedy. Fine...stuff happens, make it right! As we left the hotel for lunch, the same friendly desk agent addressed us and was aware of the issue, and again apologized and promised to remedy. We came back to the room 3 hours later, and although the floors were vacuumed, and the mantle cleaned, there was still a crib in the living room, and the filthy floors remained. I called once again, and was told the room had been cleaned. I was adamant that it was not, and asked for a new room. I was told, that for no cost, I could take a regular room. I paid for a clean suite, but was being offered a smaller room...I should be happy about no cost?? Anyhow, I asked for the housekeeping manager to contact me and perhaps visit the room. After an initial call, I was told the room was cleaned, and that there was "some dust" resulting from a Television Upgrade. I asked that he visit us. He did and finally saw what I was looking at. Eventually the room was cleaned, and I was provided a whopping 12500 points, which is a measly amount considering that our evening was ruined (had to cancel a dinner reservation as we waited). A note of apology would have been appreciated with perhaps a fruit platter to be more meaningful than a small amount of points that would not cover an hour's rate for this room. Anyhow, it should not take 4 contacts (2 calls; 1 in person visit; Feedback on the Bonvoy Ap) to have a room cleaned. I have included some pics because retelling the story sounds too bad to be true. Included is the wash cloth that I wiped across the floor to prove my point to the manager. Nasty when compared to the clean one! Needless to say, we will not stay here again. Issues occur, and as I always make final judgements based upon the how issues are handled, and in this case, it was a major failure for the Mayflower! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful older hotel.....

Dec 12, 2019 differentname Woodbridge, Connecticut

I have no complaints; they have kept it in great shape. It was wonderfully decorated for Christmas. The staff is simply wonderful. ....and housekeeping works hard. Self-parking is across the street from a side entrance to the hotel and is half the price of valet parking, but if you are on expense account it hardly matters.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Washington DC birthday staycation

Dec 11, 2019 323alexv Alexandria, Virginia

Beautiful historic hotel gorgeously decorated for the holidays. Front desk service was amiable but forgot to initially honor my special rate and I had to go back to the lobby to correct the mistake. Edgar bar service less than stellar but the drinks were decent. Love the decades themes on each floor, room was smaller than anticipated and much… Read more
Beautiful historic hotel gorgeously decorated for the holidays. Front desk service was amiable but forgot to initially honor my special rate and I had to go back to the lobby to correct the mistake. Edgar bar service less than stellar but the drinks were decent. Love the decades themes on each floor, room was smaller than anticipated and much smaller than other Autograph Collection hotels at similar rates, but it is a historic hotel so they work with what they’ve got. Shower water pressure could be better— maybe old pipes? Room service menu was limited but the food was good (had papas bravas, French onion soup, and Pinot noir). Lots of holiday parties going on on the lobby level, so expect it to be extremely crowded this time of year. Minus one star for not initially honoring my Edgar drink credit (check your itemized charges before checking out). Overall, a beautiful historic building but service was not on par with what one would normally expect from hotels at comparable rates. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bed bugs and terrible service

Dec 10, 2019 O1962XSdanielr

I have never left a review before but this stay warrants it, I am a loyal Marriott business travel and have had great experiences across the board with Marriott. This property is a disgrace and does not deserve the Marriott brand. The property is tired, dirty, and noisy. On a three night stay I ended up in three different rooms. Second night… Read more
I have never left a review before but this stay warrants it, I am a loyal Marriott business travel and have had great experiences across the board with Marriott. This property is a disgrace and does not deserve the Marriott brand. The property is tired, dirty, and noisy. On a three night stay I ended up in three different rooms. Second night discovered bed bugs. Still itching 3 weeks later. Instead of immediately apologizing the hotel sent security to interrogate me. I have never been more grossed out. I went to front desk and asked to leave hotel or receive another room. They credited one night instead of the whole stay. I sent a note to their management and they offered another 25k in points (which is not even a room night). If it were you, would you expect your entire stay, at a minimum to be paid for, when eaten up by bed bugs? I told them that and now have not heard back. I asked for assurances that they are taking measures to rid rooms of bed bugs and to make things right. Told them I would report all of this on social media if they did not respond. Gave them a week and plenty of chances to respond. Radio silence. I wish I could say that after a terrible episode they’d do everything they could to make things right, but they didn’t. Marriott should reconsider this property being part of their portfolio. Highly discourage anyone from staying here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location is perfect,the hotel so so

Dec 10, 2019 MagdaM138 London, United Kingdom

We spend the Thanksgiving week in DC. The location of the hotel is great. Unfortunately there was a problem with all of us having breakfast at the Lounge. Also,the place is understaffed so is more self service and also the staff is not happy to be asked for anything. The corridors in the hotel need a good hoovering. The room was small but that was… Read more
We spend the Thanksgiving week in DC. The location of the hotel is great. Unfortunately there was a problem with all of us having breakfast at the Lounge. Also,the place is understaffed so is more self service and also the staff is not happy to be asked for anything. The corridors in the hotel need a good hoovering. The room was small but that was acceptable. Read less