The Ven at Embassy Row

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

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The hotel

One-of-a-kind in style, The Ven at Embassy Row has been taken over by an urban funk and quirky flair. Putting you in the perfect spot in DuPont Circle, you're close to some of DC's coolest places to eat and drink. In the warmer months, wake up and enjoy some rooftop yoga before taking a dip in the pool, all with views over the city's beautiful skyline.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In the heart of downtown Washington DC, a short walk from bars and restaurants, and just 1 block from Dupont Circle metro station. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Hotel information

231 rooms on 11 floors. All with air-conditioning, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Double Rooms have 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Station Kitchen & Cocktails (classic bar bites and cocktails, open for dinner). 24-hour Chef's Pantry (grab-and-go food). The Coffeehouse. The Rooftop (grill bar, seasonal). Rooftop swimming pool (seasonal) with weekly pool parties and weekend yoga. 24-hour Urban Fit Club gym. In-room spa services*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $48 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (84)
  • Very good (18)
  • Average (13)
  • Poor (8)
  • Terrible (2)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best location to experience the DuPont circle Area.

May 19, 2024 108shakilh

I give five stars because of the location. Room size ,customer service and the overall experience. This is the best hotel to experience a dupont circle. It has THE location. It is less than 5 mins from metro and many places are in interest within 5 to 10 mins. Lobby is beautiful as well as th restaurant. The front desk staff are excellent and… Read more
I give five stars because of the location. Room size ,customer service and the overall experience. This is the best hotel to experience a dupont circle. It has THE location. It is less than 5 mins from metro and many places are in interest within 5 to 10 mins. Lobby is beautiful as well as th restaurant. The front desk staff are excellent and super helpful. Two negative rooftop pools were closed even in May. The bathroom was small. Even after the negatives, I would consider staying at this hotel just for the location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A happy decision

Apr 29, 2024 rlc19711 Wilmington, Delaware

We made many small requests and the staff responded with great speed, competency, and courtesy. They are a big plus for the VEN and its welcoming atmosphere. The rooms were a bit small but manageable for a group of 3. The restaurant's food may not be gourmet but above average and for the Du Pont circle area reasonably priced. Nearness to the… Read more
We made many small requests and the staff responded with great speed, competency, and courtesy. They are a big plus for the VEN and its welcoming atmosphere. The rooms were a bit small but manageable for a group of 3. The restaurant's food may not be gourmet but above average and for the Du Pont circle area reasonably priced. Nearness to the Phillips Collection and the METRO more pluses. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Torn curtains, noisy and overpriced

Apr 10, 2024 Trekker2020 Madrid, Spain

The hotel is centrally located. The reception staff is pleasant. The rest of the hotel is a disaster. The room was not clean, in a state of disrepair with torn curtains and carpet. The room looked out to the trash area which meant noise from the collectors everyday. I would stay away from this property, which really needs a renovation!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Value in a Great Location.

Apr 6, 2024 hinser Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We stayed at The Ven the first week of April 2024. It was clean and the staff was efficient. We were upgraded (due to an upgrade request - THANK YOU!) to a DuPont room in the 5th floor. The room added just a few feet from a normal room. This looked out onto Massachusetts Ave and the Portuguese Embassy. The hotel itself is situated in a great area.… Read more
We stayed at The Ven the first week of April 2024. It was clean and the staff was efficient. We were upgraded (due to an upgrade request - THANK YOU!) to a DuPont room in the 5th floor. The room added just a few feet from a normal room. This looked out onto Massachusetts Ave and the Portuguese Embassy. The hotel itself is situated in a great area. Only a block or so from the convenient and cheap Metro subway to get around DC. There is also a CVS a block away for any essentials. We dined at a few good restaurants locally (Zorba’s had excellent Greek food). The staff was great, the housekeeping came every day and were exceptional. We decided against the 60 bucks a day for valet parking and paid the 20 dollar day rate a block away at the PNC bank. Overall I highly recommend The Ven. It’s great and in a safe neighborhood! The Metro being so close is key - just a 10min ride from Metro Center and all the sites. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Apr 2, 2024 phmurphy New York City, New York

The Ven was a major disappointment and not up to the standards I would expect in a Marriott property. Rooms are small and dated. I would not stay here again. The lobby is small and unimpressive. We were given a room on the second floor with ZERO privacy and terrible noise. It faced the street and car arrival area so unless we had the blackout… Read more
The Ven was a major disappointment and not up to the standards I would expect in a Marriott property. Rooms are small and dated. I would not stay here again. The lobby is small and unimpressive. We were given a room on the second floor with ZERO privacy and terrible noise. It faced the street and car arrival area so unless we had the blackout curtains pulled closed the whole time, people could see directly into our room at all times. You could hear people talking outside the entire time. When we checked in, the staff excitedly told our children there was a game room. Of course, that was the first thing they wanted to do. Game room is an overstatement and nothing worked. There was a ping pong table with one ball. There was a foosball table with no ball. There was a PONG console but it would not power on. We asked several staff members who passed through the space if they could help and they shrugged. The first night there were guests next door who were up late partying, laughing and screaming. None of us could sleep. We assumed this was a business/family friendly hotel given its location in DC and website description but we were proved wrong. There is no real restaurant at the hotel. There is a counter you can order mediocre food from. There was just one server taking orders and a line a mile long. Both mornings of our stay there was a sign at the counter saying no specialty coffee drinks would be made because the machine was broken. The only thing available was barely drinkable drip coffee. They were out of croissants. Bacon was soggy. There was no staff clearing tables after guest left their dishes. I bussed a few tables myself to make space for our family. We had a hard time charging devices in the room as multiple outlets were not working. The room had two double beds, not queen, which was not ideal for a family of 4. Pillows were lumpy poly fill; no down feathers. The bathroom was so small you could barely move inside. Multiple areas of the room had peeling paint. It was cold for March so we turned the heating unit on at night but it was SO loud we couldn't sleep with it on, so we stayed cold. There was very light bedding and no extra linens in the closet. The morning of our check out, we stepped out for breakfast at a restaurant and when we came back to the room, housekeeping was cleaning even though we were checking out that day. We tried to explain she did not need to clean but she was insistent and waived a paper in our face saying our room was on the list. We finally got her to leave, packed our things, and left. Read less