Normandy Hotel

Washington DC, USA

The hotel

Its leafy residential address, among the embassies of Kalorama, may make The Normandy Hotel feel like home, but don’t be deceived – the famous sights and social buzz of D.C. are just moments away. In fact, you’re just seven minutes’ stroll from Adams Morgan’s trendy clubs, dining, and shopping, ten minutes from Dupont Circle, and two miles from the National Mall. In keeping with the ‘home from home’ feel, you’ll find elegant but cosy nooks around the hotel to mingle in or escape to, like the street-side patio, the library, and the lobby corners with treats like a fireplace, chess set, and free hot drinks, freshly baked cookies, and wine and cheese social gatherings. They’ve added homely touches to your room too, with complimentary bottled water, a Nespresso® coffee maker, and their Stock The Fridge service from nearby Trader Joe’s.

Amenities

  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to City Centre
  • Bicycle Rental

Where is it

Just off Connecticut Avenue, in the leafy embassy and townhouse filled Kalorama neighbourhood and near Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, and Embassy Row. You’ll find dining, shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment close at hand. The National Mall and Lincoln Memorial are around 2 miles away. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

All rooms have flatscreen TV, WiFi, Nespresso® coffee maker, bottled water, and safe. Single Queen Superior Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Bed Superior Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe King and Queen Rooms have French doors with 1 king-size or queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Breakfast area (daily breakfast buffet*). Complimentary tea/coffee in the lobby. Complimentary wine and cheese hour daily (5:00-6:00pm). Freshly baked cookies in lobby. Use of nearby fitness centre (at MINT Fitness Centre & Spa, 10 minutes’ walk away). Valet parking $34 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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May 18, 2019 TruthTeller-IA

Long list of issues with the room: TV had to be reset, HVAC ran constant and freezing, leak in bathroom ceiling, broken refrigerator that froze bottles of water, not to mention no bar/alcohol available on site and the coffee/espresso options were terrible.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating NOISY + COLD!!!

May 15, 2019 kirstensmith815

I stayed in #109, first floor, on the corner across from what I believe was an Employee exit door. There was constant and I mean CONSTANT door slamming going on all night through the hall across from my room, and I literally had no sleep. I had to download a white noise app and turn it all the way up to try and ignore this obnoxious interruption.… Read more
I stayed in #109, first floor, on the corner across from what I believe was an Employee exit door. There was constant and I mean CONSTANT door slamming going on all night through the hall across from my room, and I literally had no sleep. I had to download a white noise app and turn it all the way up to try and ignore this obnoxious interruption. My room was freezing too no matter how high I turned the thermostat up. There was also no "do not disturb" tag for me to put on my door. I was sleeping when the cleaning lady knocked on my door before 9 am before I'd even checked out. Sleep disturbed again. The hotel room and hotel was very clean though which was nice. The bed was comfortable, and the location was nice as well. It was just very frustrating having a door slamming incredibly LOUDLY literally all throughout the night and morning. It is extremely inconsiderate of guests. Read less
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May 13, 2019 HilAVL Asheville, North Carolina

The hotel was nice in a perfect location. The rooms were quiet and clean. The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. For the price, the hotel works. No bad smells - my pet peeve. One of the reviews of this hotel mentions the "outdated" wallpaper. It's not - it's Toile people. A classic french chic, not supposed to be modern decor.
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May 12, 2019 reneeis22 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Beautiful, quaint, friendly hotel. We love the decor, the wine and cheese hour, and the breakfast. Stay at The Normandy. You will not be disappointed! It's small enough that the staff gets to know you and are very helpful and friendly. We love to walk around the neighborhood, which is is stunning. It's just a short walk to the nearby shops… Read more
Beautiful, quaint, friendly hotel. We love the decor, the wine and cheese hour, and the breakfast. Stay at The Normandy. You will not be disappointed! It's small enough that the staff gets to know you and are very helpful and friendly. We love to walk around the neighborhood, which is is stunning. It's just a short walk to the nearby shops and restaurants. We always go the Bistrot Du Coin, a French, but casual restaurant with amazing food. Read less
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May 12, 2019 dave n

Elevator did not work half the time we were there TV did not work while we were there even though we asked for help every day Staff not very responsive to requests for help on problems. Bill at check out is confusing