Thompson Washington DC

Washington DC, USA

Virgin rating

The hotel

In DC's Navy Yard area is the Thompson Washington. From the Roman-style restaurant to the rooftop bar, you'll be sure to be impressed by this sophisticated and relaxed hotel. You'll be just a 15-minute drive from the city's sights like The White House, and there's a handful of bars and restaurants within a short stroll from the front doors of this place. And after a great nights sleep, wake up to the sights and sounds of the city below from your oversized windows.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In DC's Navy Yard district. A 10-minute drive to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and 15 minutes to The White House. Transfer time from Washington Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

225 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 55" flat-screen TV, hairdryer, robes and slippers, mini-bar*, iron and ironing board, safe, Google Chromecast, and D.S. & Durga bath amenities. 

Standard Rooms are 275-304 sq ft and have large windows with with city views, and either 1 queen-size bed, 1 king-size bed, or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Deluxe Rooms are 370 sq ft with neighbourhood views, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people. 

River View rooms are 310 sq ft with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Balcony rooms are 306 sq ft and offer city views from the private balcony, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people. 

Corner rooms are 338 sq ft with oversized windows offering city views, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people. 

Junior Suites are 409 sq ft with river views, separate lounge area, Nespresso® coffee machine, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people. 

Surveyor (serving traditional American dishes, open for breakfast daily, and for dinner Tues - Sat). Rooftop at the Thompson (rooftop bar with 360 degree views, serving drinks and light bites). The Thompson Bar Room (open 3.00-10.00pm, Tues - Sat, for drinks and light bites). 

Fitness centre. 

Complimentary WiFi access. Room service*. Laundry service*. Valet parking $57 per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful botique hotel, and while not the target demographic still found it enjoyable!

Apr 8, 2024 AoiToori

I wound up choosing the hotel for my trip despite its distance from the event I was attending mainly due to cost (and a rebate I got thanks to my Amex Platinum card) and a side-effect being near the baseball stadium. Now, I got in very late due to the time of my flight, but the front desk was very friendly and helped me get settled in quickly. I… Read more
I wound up choosing the hotel for my trip despite its distance from the event I was attending mainly due to cost (and a rebate I got thanks to my Amex Platinum card) and a side-effect being near the baseball stadium. Now, I got in very late due to the time of my flight, but the front desk was very friendly and helped me get settled in quickly. I also found out then that thanks to the Amex card I had some added benefits such as complimentary breakfast and a tab at the bar & restaurant (which I never got to use, but I bet others would gladly take advantage of that). Also the "Destination Fee" you pay as part of the room has other added benefits that I used, but not sure if those who would prefer these types of hotels would actually find the same value. Anyways, the hotel botique-ness in this case was giving off a vintage vibe, and it certainly succeeds in that respect. Entering the room, it was just as pictured - and very roomy (I did get a larger one). I had a nice seating area, you had a vintage looking clock and a small desk/writing area which was neat appearance-wise but I'm not sure if users would actually use it - but you could. One thing I've noticed about these types of hotels is that noise does carry a bit more from the outside in, which doesn't bother me, but might bother someone else. The bathroom was really nice, with a walk-in shower (no doors actually), and I would actually prefer those, but the one negative I experienced immediately was that in taking a shower, the water would splash out of the shower and onto the bathroom floor. I was able to mitigate it after the first instance, but I think what that tells me is that those types of showers are better when you have a true rainfall shower, which at least for me I've only ever seen in Europe. Even still, it had neat touches like a mirror in the shower, and like I said, I like the walk-in shower. The bed was very nice, sufficiently large enough (but perhaps? slightly smaller length-wise than other hotels I've stayed at?). There were enough plugs and stuff for my electronics and such, and the TV allows you to Chromecast to it, which is neat since as mentioned before I don't really watch TV anymore. So overall, it was great value for what *I* particularly paid for it, though admittedly some perks like the breakfast (which was really tasty) I may not have actually had if I had to actually pay for it. I think it does exactly what it sets out to do in terms of the atmosphere, and the rooms were very pleasant to be in. Assuming I get a similar price for the hotel I would gladly stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good but can be better.

Apr 8, 2024 lmarie56 Atlanta, Georgia

This is my third stay at this particular Thompson hotel, and I've grown fond of the location and its surroundings. However, I'm concerned about the open access to the hotel floors, including the workout area. As a woman traveling with my young daughter, this lack of security makes me feel uneasy. One night, when we returned to the hotel at 2 am, I… Read more
This is my third stay at this particular Thompson hotel, and I've grown fond of the location and its surroundings. However, I'm concerned about the open access to the hotel floors, including the workout area. As a woman traveling with my young daughter, this lack of security makes me feel uneasy. One night, when we returned to the hotel at 2 am, I noticed that we didn't need our key card to access the hotel entrance or the elevator. The lack of security in the elevator was particularly alarming to me. In today's world, where safety is paramount, knowing that anyone could be waiting for you when the elevator doors open is unsettling. I believe the hotel has the necessary hardware to implement stricter security measures, so I'm unsure why they haven't done so. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful property that needs to get it together.

Apr 7, 2024 Roger D

Great rooms, hotel staff top notch, great showers. Upon check out each of our 3 rooms had a $30 resort fee. Questioned person in charge at check out re: the purpose of charge and answer was absurd (2 bottles of water, coffee maker in room coupon for discount at spa). They'd be better just to say it an added charge because we can. The restaurant… Read more
Great rooms, hotel staff top notch, great showers. Upon check out each of our 3 rooms had a $30 resort fee. Questioned person in charge at check out re: the purpose of charge and answer was absurd (2 bottles of water, coffee maker in room coupon for discount at spa). They'd be better just to say it an added charge because we can. The restaurant was seriously understaffed. Breakfast orders for 6 wrong and late (one never came). They need to up the game. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unfortunately, I can't understand the good reviews

Apr 4, 2024 TrumanBurbank Berlin, Germany

The stay at the Thompson was very disappointing. The rooms are quite nice in design, but very impractically furnished. There are far too few light sources. There was also no desk, although the corner room was supposed to have one. There was also only one seat in the double room. The room was absolutely overpriced. The housekeeping was unreliable… Read more
The stay at the Thompson was very disappointing. The rooms are quite nice in design, but very impractically furnished. There are far too few light sources. There was also no desk, although the corner room was supposed to have one. There was also only one seat in the double room. The room was absolutely overpriced. The housekeeping was unreliable and did not turn up every day. A stain on the floor, which was already there when we moved in, was not cleaned up all week. Overall, the staff seemed very preoccupied with themselves and bored. The management still has a lot of work to do to live up to the advertised standards of the hotel and Hyatt. Read less
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Mar 31, 2024 Holly N Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Keimora took excellent care to ensure I had a wonderful stay. She had great attention to detail and was very attentive in assisting me with my vehicle and utilizing the valet service. She was pleasant, professional, and punctual in her approach.