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Hotel RL Washington DC

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Our contemporary boutique hotel is simple, stylish, and inspired by the vibrant pulse of the surrounding city. Amenities in our Washington DC boutique accommodations are anything but standard. Plush bedding, comfortable living areas, huge flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and convenient amenities create an inviting home-away-from-home environment. Hotel RL Washington DC is a gathering place for the District's most creative visitors and locals. The simple spaces at our boutique hotel in DC provide organic comfort, and our rooms are designed to inspire. We're right in the heart of The Capital, just a few minutes walk from George Washington University and The National Mall, and our hotel near Dupont Circle grants you access to all the hidden gems in the city. Use us as your home base when you explore DC. We've got your essentials: craft coffee, free Wi-Fi, passes to fitness centers, and meeting spaces. Our attentive staff is always around, ready to offer a lunch recommendation or an extra amenity. Hotel RL is within walking distance of the iconic sights of the National Mall, the diverse dining, nightlife and parkland of Dupont Circle, and only two blocks from the DC Metro. Take the District's energy as an invitation to explore. Discover area experiences new and old alike in the stately architecture of Embassy Row, the ahead-of-trend nightlife of U Street, the world-class dining of Logan Square, and the tight-knit neighborhood feel of Shaw. Hotel RL provides a comfortable place to rest and recharge. The coffee is hot, the rooms are spacious, and the unique location provides assurance that no two stays will be the same. Experience the newest boutique hotel in the DC area. Come, connect, and enjoy DC at Hotel RL.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Center with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
268Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
31Attractionswithin 0.5 km
67Room tips
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Unbelievable...cheap and crappy and non- functioning toilet...not ideal after such a long haul flight from Europe ....Such A Bad Experience Never Again... Not sure how come it has so many positive reviews or was I just given the worst non functioning room???
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Response from Sufian U, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC
Responded yesterday
Dear NorthStar967716, Your feedback is so important to what we do each day. I want to apologize for the challenges that you experienced with the toilet in our guest room. Our goal is to use our guest comments to improve our services for future visits. If you have a few moments, could you contact me at 202-223-4320 as I would like to learn a little more about the specifics of the issues so we can get these issues addressed appropriately.
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I stayed at hotel RL over this last weekend. Had some business errands to run and I believe the stay was great. Some friends even came pass to check out my room and thought it was a nice relaxing place to stay in the middle of the city. I believe if your looking for a place in
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Response from Sufian U, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC
Responded 1 week ago
Dear bryansG893ZL, Thank you so much for your recent stay with us and taking the time to provide a review! The team and I are so pleased that you enjoyed the hotel and the amazing location. We appreciate your recommendation to family and friends and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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I understand that it is not easy to maintain a hotel but waiting more than 30 minutes to be able to do the checkout is simply unacceptable. They are clearly understaffed and the same guy was struggling between serving coffee, collecting keys and leaving luggage in the storage
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Response from Sufian U, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Emilia F, Your feedback is genuinely appreciated, as it is the first step in helping us improve our services. Thank you for choosing Hotel RL Washington DC and taking the time to provide a review. We sincerely apologize for the poor departure experience and the issue you had with our room key. I will address your comments with our team as we work to improve our guest experience. We hope you will come visit us in the future.
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For the hotel is located 15 min away from the White House, the price was great. It’s very clean, quiet and the staff is friendly. You get one free specialty coffee per day, and then unlimited regular coffee throughout the day. We were in DC for only 1 day and were in and out of
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Response from SufianUnseri, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear cgtd91, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind remarks. We are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed our wonderful location and were impressed with our cleanliness and friendliness. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Washington, DC.
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We picked it for the price not knowing much about what we were going to find. The hotels is cute with style. Manny definitely made the stay wonderful. We did not have a chance to speak much since my sister and I were always running, but he was ALWAYS there (concerning since we
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Response from SufianUnseri, General Manager at Hotel RL Washington DC
Responded 14 Feb 2019
Dear Niyoco, Thank you for choosing Hotel RL Washington, DC. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are ecstatic to know that your overall stay was enjoyable thanks to our hospitable staff and found value in the price. It would be our pleasure to host you again in the near future.
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Double Twin Bedroom
Soaking wet carpeting underneath barely-working HVAC system - smells of mold - danger!
As soon as this happens remove the table and replace it, never leave a table like this!
Skip the Uber’s and you will get plenty. We ubered to Arlington and walked all the way back to the hotel. They also have bikes in the lobby they will let you borrow.
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Our breakfast option features a $6.00 continental breakfast coupon for each guest that is honored at our Victrola Coffee Bar and the nearby Au Bon Pain.
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How far from union station
Depending on traffic, it can be a 15 to 30 minute car ride. Allow 30 to 45 minutes if traveling via Metro.
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Do you have a gym on site?
We do not have a gym on property. However, our guests have complimentary access to 2 nearby facilities; Gold's Gym and L.A. Fitness.
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Is there laundry service available
Brileen15, Yes, we have guest laundry service. Laundry dropped off by 8:30 AM will be returned by 6:00 PM daily except Sundays and holidays.
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"Try to get rooms away from the alley and higher floors."
"High floor, facing street would be the only option..."
"My room was dirty. I don't know other rooms."
"501 was where we stayed and it was super close to the elevator..."
"High floor is better"
US$142 - US$410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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