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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful but lacking in service, caring,assistance. Marriott VC said "not their problem" no refund. Left for Hilton

Jul 28, 2021 Jill O

No amenities. No coffee in room or on floor, no club lounge (not enough interest), no on-site laundry. The offense was Marriott Vacation Club Executive Owner Services said it wasn't their problem. Not a resort like you might expect so shouldn't expect amenities! Paying equivalent of $280/night, and Marriott didn't have the courtesy of giving me… Read more
No amenities. No coffee in room or on floor, no club lounge (not enough interest), no on-site laundry. The offense was Marriott Vacation Club Executive Owner Services said it wasn't their problem. Not a resort like you might expect so shouldn't expect amenities! Paying equivalent of $280/night, and Marriott didn't have the courtesy of giving me some meager Bonvoy points to mollify a 35-year owner. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved It!

Jul 14, 2021 Katherine8183 Auburn, New York

We had a fantastic stay at the beautiful Mayflower Hotel. We stay on the seventh floor which is owned by Marriott Vacation Club. We had booked a very roomy junior suite. We had a large living area with a dining table, a master bedroom with a king size bed and two full size bathrooms. Rooms were spotlessly clean and very nice. Loved having… Read more
We had a fantastic stay at the beautiful Mayflower Hotel. We stay on the seventh floor which is owned by Marriott Vacation Club. We had booked a very roomy junior suite. We had a large living area with a dining table, a master bedroom with a king size bed and two full size bathrooms. Rooms were spotlessly clean and very nice. Loved having two separate bathrooms, his and hers! Surprisingly, we had maid service everyday. Many hotels are not offering maid service at this time. Unfortunately, the club lounge was not opened at this time. The hotel is centrally located and easy walking distance to many attractions. The concierge was very friendly and helpful. She gave us great dining options. Her recommendations were just what we were looking for. Highly recommend staying at The Mayflower! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel needs a massive updating and is ridiculously understaffed

Jun 25, 2021 VacationTraveller101 Newport, Rhode Island

To cut to the chase, this hotel is desperately in need of more staff and a massive updating to its old, antiquated rooms. At check-in, there was only one front desk agent who was less than friendly. The restaurant is barely open during the day which is totally ridiculous since no one other than staff is wearing masks in the hotel. The restaurant… Read more
To cut to the chase, this hotel is desperately in need of more staff and a massive updating to its old, antiquated rooms. At check-in, there was only one front desk agent who was less than friendly. The restaurant is barely open during the day which is totally ridiculous since no one other than staff is wearing masks in the hotel. The restaurant was out of almost everything except one egg and cheese breakfast panini and a couple of pastries. The panini was beyond tasteless with some icky slab of egg in it that was practically rubber. Plus, there was only one person working in the restaurant with zero signage on how they are out of almost everything. There is no reason why they can't open the restaurant and fully staff it. The reduction in services makes no sense and makes the stay fairly miserable. The rooms are beyond antiquated. The desk chair is so low, you are practically sitting on the ground. The toilet paper dispenser is practically on the floor, the beds are too soft, the sink counter in the bathroom is super small, the wallpaper is beige and ugly, and the artwork is terrible. Plus, the air conditioner is so loud and does a terrible job of cooling down the room. All in all, and awful room in desperate need of modernization. Read less
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Jun 23, 2021 normad730

I am a Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite lifetime member and at the Presidential level at Marriott Vacation Club. Before I review the hotel, please do not and I repeat do not buy any points from the vacation club. Marriott used to be top notch. Since the merger with Starwood’s the chain has gone to the dogs in customer service for it’s loyal… Read more
I am a Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite lifetime member and at the Presidential level at Marriott Vacation Club. Before I review the hotel, please do not and I repeat do not buy any points from the vacation club. Marriott used to be top notch. Since the merger with Starwood’s the chain has gone to the dogs in customer service for it’s loyal customers. We tried to book a suite in the Mayflower. Told none available all summer. So we booked a room since we would lose our points. The room is updated but tiny. The bathroom has marble floors but it is 7x6. Yes I n,measured it. If you sit in the chair by the desk you can’t push it out because it bumps into the bed. The pictures look great but only stay here if you are solo,and out of the room most of the time. The location is excellent. The lobby is beautiful and the hotel has a great history. I can’t recommend it. Too small. Air conditioning is antiquated and constantly makes noise and blows air in your Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Happy with the Suite

Jun 15, 2021 Navigator208308

We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite and we were very happy. It is one of the very few suites in which we have stayed that had a bathroom that didn't open into the bedroom, which was very nice. The room was very clean and had lots of light from lots of windows. The hotel overall had an upscale feel. No complaints.