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77 out of 100

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Riggs Washington DC

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9.0

Excellent (3,698 ratings)

Washington, United States - 

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140 m Smithsonian American Art Museum

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280 m Capital One Arena

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560 m National Mall

Hotel Overview

Riggs Washington DC is a hotel that has captured the attention of many guests with its unique blend of historical charm and modern amenities. Situated in a prime location, it offers an experience that highlights both comfort and convenience. User reviews reflect a mix of experiences, shedding light on what the hotel does best as well as areas where it could improve.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

Location

  1. Exceptional Location: Its prime location allows easy access to local attractions and dining options.
  2. Unique Decor: The hotel boasts a distinctive decor that blends historical elegance with modern design.
  3. Attentive Staff: Guests frequently praise the staff for their attentiveness and willingness to go the extra mile.
  4. Comfortable Rooms: Accommodations are often described as comfortable, with guests appreciating the quality of sleep they get.
  5. Innovative Dining Options: The hotel's restaurant and bar are complimented for their innovative menus and quality of food.
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Area for improvement

Kitchen

  1. Noise Issues: Some guests have mentioned problems with noise from the streets or neighboring rooms affecting their sleep.
  2. Inconsistent Room Service: There have been reports of room service sometimes being slow or inconsistent.
  3. Limited Parking: Guests have noted that parking can be limited and somewhat inconvenient at times.
  4. Pricey: Several reviewers have commented on the hotel being on the pricey side for what is offered.
  5. Room Size Variability: Some guests have pointed out that room sizes can significantly vary, which may affect the overall comfort level.

Amenities

Microwave

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

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Total 3,698 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.0

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4.5/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

9 Reviews

8.7 / 10

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booking

1,533 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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expedia

1,014 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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google

404 Reviews

4.5 / 5

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tripadvisor

738 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Food

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Service was mentioned 154 times

15% Negative83% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Karina Annerose Mertin3 months ago
4/5Google icon

The Riggs is a beauty in the historic building of an old bank. Perfectly located for visits to museums and places of interest. The staff is amazing, very friendly and helpful. We are giving 4 stars instead of 5 because the room ventilation was difficult. The air conditioner could not remove the humidity from the room after taking a shower. It was uncomfortably stuffy. Also, when you are charged an extra $40 per night for 2 bottles of water and 2 capsules of coffee, there should be a decaffeinated alternative, or a tea bag. Still, we highly recommend staying there. We had a great time!

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Jeanne Boone2 months ago
5/5Google icon

The staff at the property were all amazing - helpful, kind, and willing to chat. We had a great holiday and can’t wait to go back when we are in DC. The restaurant food was a 9/10 and the ambiance is lovely. Don’t miss the bar downstairs with their really interesting drink concoctions and don’t worry, the bartenders are more than willing to help guide you to something.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 181

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Number of floors 11

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Year Built 1891

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

15

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190

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81

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Smithsonian American Art Museum

140 m

Capital One Arena

280 m

National Mall

560 m

Smithsonian Institution

630 m

White House

980 m

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Getting around

Gallery Place Chinatown Station

280 m

Washington Union Station

1.4 km

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Airports Nearby

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

6.5 km

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Restaurants

Zaytinya

210 m

Hard Rock Cafe

210 m

Courtyard Cafe

210 m

Shake Shack

Nearby

Au Bon Pain

280 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

63 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

36 out of 100

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Washington safety index

Safety

Crime

77

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

77 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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61

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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62

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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73

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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63

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

61

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

61 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

65

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Mugging or robbery  59/100

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Car theft  53/100

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Car break-ins  66/100

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Home break-ins  54/100

Violent crime severity

High

65

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Physical attacks  59/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  46/100

Other crime severity

High

71

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Insult or harassment in public  62/100

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Corruption or bribery  57/100

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Drug problem  66/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.4 - $3.5

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Coffee

$3.7 - $8.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$18.3 - $45.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.8 - $4.1

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.7 - $2.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.3 - $229

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$11 - $27.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $13.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $4.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$64.1 - $164.9

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39.4 - $100.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$55 - $182.3

Weather In Washington

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Precipitation In Washington

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1015

42

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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