Embassy Suites Washington— Convention Center

This Embassy Suites is still relatively new, built in 2005.

As the name, Embassy Suites, implies, you get a lot of space for your money. Even the smallest room option, the king suite, is two rooms and includes a living area with a pullout sofa, dining area, and kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, and cooking supplies. Corner rooms are larger, with more windows and a roomier living area.

The clientele is split between convention center business and families. A free breakfast is served in the lobby restaurant, and a free managers reception takes place daily from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and includes free drinks.

The tall atrium entrance, like most Embassy Suites, features a water element—in this case, a waterfall. The feel is open and friendly.

Convenient Internet kiosks line a side hallway; there is also an indoor pool and fitness center for guest use.

Room amenities: Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, microwave, refrigerator, 27-inch cable TV, seating area with sofa/sofa bed, in-suite coffee

Hotel amenities: Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, complimentary managers reception, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary 24-hour business center, meeting and event space, on-site restaurant, coin laundry ($1), gift shop, multilingual staff, room service, ATM, baggage storage, concierge desk, foreign currency exchange, laundry/valet service, newsstand, pets not allowed

Things nearby: Chinatown, Washington Convention Center, Verizon Center, International Spy Museum, National Museum of Crime and Punishment, Marian Koshland Science Museum, Shakespeare Theater, Smithsonian Museums, Penn Quarter 

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.