Ratings based on 1,876 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Wauwatosa, WI

Near DuPont circle, lots to do in walking distance

Posted 11-Sep-2016
Near DuPont circle with lots to do in walking distance & quickly served by taxi and uber. The DC attractions are close but not too close... A nice neighborhood, brownstones and better. This is not a strip of "whatever" accommodations. If you drive in - ditch the car, you will spend all your time looking for parking. Maybe the valet has long term options. The room was not a soccer pitch. Compact isn't a fair assessment either. For DC, my double King bed room was just right and well appointed. The whole place was nicely thought out with the four star extras you would expect. Safe & secure, clean and well served, I would suggest this hotel to any great friend with the confidence they will be treated to an excellent experience. Looked in on the dining & bar but had other commitments. Perhaps next time...
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great boutique in Dupont Circle.

Posted 07-Sep-2016
The staff at this hotel were so friendly and helpful (answering questions, hailing cabs). Small but great gym in the basement. The room was well stocked with beverages and snacks. The adjoining restaurant (The Riggsby) had excellent food and service. I would definitely return to this lovely hotel.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel

Posted 07-Sep-2016
Pros: Location was good for getting around D.C.
Cons: Figure out something else about the safe in the closet (lower it?) because the shelf it is on makes the closet almost useless.
Location: The restaurant is okay; but there are many other fine places to go to in the area. Get out, walk around, and find something interesting.
Overall, we enjoyed ourselves at The Carlyle. The front desk staff, the housekeeping staff, the valets were all great. Most of the staff in The Riggsby (restaurant) were very good, too (though the young host could try not to look quite so bored, it isn't pleasant). The room was tidy, but the furniture arrangement a bit annoying (but given the layout of the room, I guess they didn't have much choice...or were too thrifty to not purchase the same furnishings for each room whether appropriate or not).
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from Kansas City area

Near Dupont Circle Circle

Posted 03-Sep-2016
Pros: Good security system. The free happy hour wine in the lobby.
Cons: Add an included continental breakfast.
Location: Restaurants and metro system within 10 to 15 minutes walking.
It is a neighborhood Hotel approximately 5 blocks from Dupont Circle Metro. Our room was small but functional. Very comfortable bed.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 02-Sep-2016
Pros: Friendly staff and the fact the hotel is not too big.
I had a very comfortable stay. The staff were very helpful and pleasant.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from S

Central location but quiet

Posted 20-Aug-2016
Excellent staff. Pet friendly. Comfortable quiet rooms. Wine tasting 5 to 6pm
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Milwaukee

Great, walkable location!

Posted 10-Aug-2016
The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Justin at the Front Desk is a true hospitality professional. The hotel is quaint, modern, and comfortable. We had a minor issue, but once it was brought to their attention it was resolved promptly, and with an amenity to boot! The Riggsby serves delicious food, and has a great vibe! An elderly group near our table was quite vocal about their disappointment with the noise ("The whole reason we came here was to have a quiet dinner..."), but it is readily apparent The Riggsby is not the type of restaurant at which one would expect an "intimate dinner" and conversation. The location is great, and the price was fair! I would definitely stay here again!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from durham nc

Nice easy walk to sites,restaurants and shopping

Posted 02-Aug-2016
Room a little warm and couldn't turn a/c down didn't call for repair but overall I would recommend hotel have stayed multiple times and would stay again
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from scottsdale az

Nice location on a quiet street.

Posted 31-Jul-2016
Will definitely come back. In a great neighborhood near everything but far enough away for piece and quiet at night.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller

Insufficient air conditioning during hottes warday

Posted 29-Jul-2016
I've stayed here before during cooler months but never in summer. During the warmest (high 90's) and muggiest days, the air conditioner didn't function properly; it was warm and humid in the room no matter how I tried to adjust the thermostat.