Hotel Zena

Washington DC, USA

The hotel

Hotel Zena is a unique hotel as it’s part art gallery with beautiful artwork adorned throughout the hotel. The hotel is chic and modern with up-to-date rooms and suites including a virtual concierge, through the use of a Google NestHub, in every room. An amazing feature available is The Z Shed, a place you can go to and borrow bicycles to cycle through the city, picnic baskets for fun days out and even cameras and GoPros to capture memories of your time in Washington DC.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Located on Thomas Circle, at the end of 14th Street. Transfer time from Washington Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

191 rooms and suites. All rooms have a tv, Google NestHub, air conditioning, workspace, hairdryer, safe, ROIL by Amanda George bath amenities and bath robes. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 1 queen bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 4 adults.

Circle View Rooms have views of Thomas Circle. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Circle View Studio are more spacious and have views of Thomas Circle. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

King Suites have 1 king-size bed and a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Circle View King Suites have views of Thomas Circle. With 1 king-size bed and a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Gia Suites have a city view, separate kitchen and living room. Can be converted into a 2-bedroom suite. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 4 adults.

Figleaf Bar and Lounge (Light fare and cocktails), Hedy’s Rooftop (Rooftop lounge serving drinks and casual fare)

Please note: Hedy’s Rooftop is currently not open

Rooftop pool and cabanas. Access to The Z Shed for bicycles, cameras, picnic baskets and games*. Fitness centre.

Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas and rooms. Pet friendly. Valet parking*

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 per night (plus tax)

*Denotes local charge.

Please note:Guest must be 21 of age to check-in.

Please note:Unless notified prior to, or at check-in, a one night penalty will apply to departures that occur earlier than the date specified on the original reservation.

Please note:Valet parking, overnight fee: $50 + tax per day, daytime fee: $26 + tax per day. (Fee subject to change)

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (152)
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Oct 15, 2021 michael m California

Clean, hip, great staff, rooms were a good size, water available. Would like to see a better coffee situation. Gym very functional. No place to eat at the hotel but places are nearby. CVS is right next door for immediate needs. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Oct 14, 2021 Ileboutillier

My husband, golden retriever, 2 month old baby, and I spent 2 nights at Hotel Zena this week on a work trip, and the wonderful staff at Zena made our trip. Going in and out on foot with the dog and baby was a bit of a circus and they were so accommodating and kind at every possible point. Many thanks to Millian and Dessale for making the… Read more
My husband, golden retriever, 2 month old baby, and I spent 2 nights at Hotel Zena this week on a work trip, and the wonderful staff at Zena made our trip. Going in and out on foot with the dog and baby was a bit of a circus and they were so accommodating and kind at every possible point. Many thanks to Millian and Dessale for making the entry/exit with the car and all of our belongings totally seamless. You saved me!! Read less
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Oct 11, 2021 mweekes0721 Maryland

My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 2 days. All the staff gave us a very warm welcome. From the man at the door (I learned his man was Millian) who greeted us to the lady at the front desk that checked us in. I tried to avoid getting any help with my bags because I didn't have any cash to tip and felt awkward about taking help from a… Read more
My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 2 days. All the staff gave us a very warm welcome. From the man at the door (I learned his man was Millian) who greeted us to the lady at the front desk that checked us in. I tried to avoid getting any help with my bags because I didn't have any cash to tip and felt awkward about taking help from a gentleman that was older than me. However, he was such a gentleman and took my bags away from me. When I apologized for not having any cash, he replied..don't worry with a smile and help the door for me. The ladies at the front desk were overly friendly which made us feel at home. We asked them about a few restaurants, bars and places to watch the games and they had suggestions for all. The bartenders were very friendly as well. All in all, everyone we came into contact with including housekeeping were super friendly and helpful. We would stay at the hotel again. The decor is really funky. The front desk is clear and has tons of real life heels in every color. The shower was interesting. It doesn't need a shower curtain because it's like a spa shower. The beds were comfy as well. Our view from the hotel room was actually VERY nice. The lady at the front desk told us she gave us a nice view since it was our anniversary but we had heard that same line each year but each time we opened the door, we checked and yeah no. However, we did get a wonderful view of the city which made our stay so much better. This is also a great location! There are tons of restaurants within a 1 mile, 2 mile 3+ mile radius. The only cons was that there was no ice bucket or an ice machine on our floor but housekeeping did bring up a bucket of ice. Another con is that there is only valet parking for $49 available. We parked elsewhere but definitely scope out where you will park before you get to the hotel. The immediate vicinity of about 3 blocks away caters to work commuters so the garages close. On the weekend, those commuter garages close from Friday night to Monday morning. We parked about a mile away after we unloaded our luggage at the hotel and walked back to the hotel since we are definitely walkers. Read less
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Oct 11, 2021 TreGarcia

Great hotel with a very friendly and accommodating staff! Millian was beyond professional and so very thorough. Always one step ahead of us, opening doors, getting our luggage to promptly delivering our rental car to us whenever we needed it. Great bar, make sure to get a cocktail from Brand, amazing and such a friendly guy!
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Oct 10, 2021 Escape108001

My wife and I held our wedding here yesterday. Everything was flawless and our wedding attendees gave us unlimited compliments. Beautiful venue with the perfect theme. Kate, the hotel’s coordinator, was everything we wanted and needed! She was on top of everything and so supportive throughout the entire process. I couldn’t imagine anyone else in… Read more
My wife and I held our wedding here yesterday. Everything was flawless and our wedding attendees gave us unlimited compliments. Beautiful venue with the perfect theme. Kate, the hotel’s coordinator, was everything we wanted and needed! She was on top of everything and so supportive throughout the entire process. I couldn’t imagine anyone else in that role. Everyone in the hotel is so friendly and has been so supportive. The food was impeccable. Many people told us it was the best wedding food they ever had. The bar tenders were whipping out amazing cocktails non-stop and we absolutely got our money’s worth. I can’t say enough good things about this experience! Read less