Morrison-Clark Historic Inn

Morrison-Clark Historic Inn

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1015 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Description
Situated in Washington, this historic hotel is near the Convention Center and the Historical Society of Washington. Other attractions include White House.


Features:
This 3.5 star property has a

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business center. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. Room service is available during limited hours. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, valet parking, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke free property.


Guestrooms:
There are 54 guestrooms at Morrison Clark Hotel. Guestrooms have city or courtyard views. Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary high speed (wired) Internet access, guestrooms offer multiline phones, voice mail, and complimentary newspapers. LCD televisions have free movie channels. Air-conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, desks, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request wake up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.


Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 18 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: $33 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Fairbanks

Great boutique hotel, Sijan at the bar and the front desk were all very good. Nice hot breakfast in the restaurant, comfy bed, quiet rooms, but no coffee makers

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Falls Church

Today, the Morrison Clark is a very elegant DC hotel with a more than prime location (easy walk to Metro Center), but the inn is also one of the city’s historic treasures—part of the hotel, known as the Morrison House, was built in 1864 by developer David Morrison, who struck it rich selling essentials to the U.S. government during the Civil War.

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So charming! Beds were quite comfortable and the staff was exceptionally pleasant. Just wish there was better lighting in the bathroom

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Local from Washington, D.C.

Morrison-Clark is a historic hotel centrally located near the convention center. The inn is considered a historic hotel of America. The rooms are tiny, but cozy and warm. Since the hotel is historic the furnishings are old world style as well. One of the best things is the free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a restaurant if you don’t want to eat out, a fitness room, and outdoor pool. The restaurant is going through a remodel, but will reopen on July 15.

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Local from Washington, D.C.

The oldest part of this Inn dates back to 1864. Great old furnishings, and a pleasant, courtly staff. In the 1950's, it was named a Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmens Club, in which several First Ladies were active.

As of May, 2014 the Inn is in the midst of an addition which will disrupt life there until at least the fall. It is open, but their Zagat rated restaurant is closed

There are a few pieces of fitness equipment on the property, but guests can use the summer pool and exercise facility at a nearby property.

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This haven of gentility is hidden behind ordinary brick walls, but the tall windows are like a portals to another time. This 19th-century Victorian mansion once house enlisted men. After renovations 25 years ago, it re-opened as a hotel. The rooms – which you open with a key on a ring – are big and bright. Standard rooms are great, but suites include plush couches, wicker chairs and a secretary desk. The Victorian rooms, the most expensive, are everyone's favorite with soaring ceilings, decorative fireplaces and balconies. You can get a cocktail in the lounge and enjoy original marble fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, painstakingly restored to their original luster. The dining room, with its salmon-colored walls and ornate chandeliers, is the epitome of special occasions. A Christmas menu features foie gras mousse, cider glazed duck breast and chocolate roulade. This hotel is near a Metro stop and is a long but doable walk to the National Mall, but why would you even leave?

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Local from Washington, D.C.

The Morrison-Clark Inn has a lot to offer. This "Historic Hotel of America" (as labeled by the National Historic Preservation Trust) is visually beautiful. Museum-quality features from the birdcage in the front lobby to furniture throughout the main floor give the whole hotel an almost colonial feel, and a mix of luxurious dining-rooms and a well-manicured patio offer nice touches.

Unfortunately, with the quaintness of the overall building comes a quaintness to some of the amenities. My room was small and oddly shaped, and the hallways between the lobby and the rooms can leave you a little claustrophobic.

Still, this is a unique experience with some nice touches. I particularly found the outdoor patio a great place for an afternoon snack, including views of downtown Washington, DC. Best of all...you can a key with your room. Not a card, but an actual key. How cool is that?

If quaint and historic is your thing, this one's worth a shot.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Garden
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • One meeting room
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Library
  • 24-hour business center
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Turndown service
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • LCD TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Desk
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 114
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 1864
Morrison-Clark Historic Inn

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