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79 out of 100

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Salamander Washington DC

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9.1

Excellent (3,412 ratings)

Washington, United States - 

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490 m National Mall

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770 m Jefferson Memorial

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840 m Smithsonian Institution

Hotel Overview

Salamander Washington DC is a well-regarded hotel that has garnered attention from numerous guests for its offerings and services. Based on user reviews, the hotel has both its high points and areas that might need improvement. Below are the main aspects mentioned by patrons.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

Location

  1. Location: Guests appreciate its convenient location, providing easy access to local attractions and amenities.
  2. Comfortable Rooms: Many reviews highlight the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms, making for a pleasant stay.
  3. Amenities: The hotel is praised for its wide range of amenities, including a well-equipped fitness center and a relaxing spa area.
  4. Customer Service: The staff's attentive and friendly service is frequently commended, enhancing the overall guest experience.
  5. Culinary Experience: The on-site dining options are celebrated for their quality, with a variety of dishes that cater to different tastes.
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Area for improvement

Kitchen

Wi-Fi

  1. Price: Some guests feel that the hotel's pricing is on the higher side, making it less accessible for all budgets.
  2. Reservation Issues: There are reports of booking and reservation mix-ups that have inconvenienced guests upon arrival.
  3. Room Availability: High demand for rooms can lead to availability issues, especially during peak seasons, causing disappointment for some travelers.
  4. Noise Levels: A few guests have mentioned that noise from adjacent rooms or the streets can be a problem, affecting sleep quality.
  5. Extra Charges: Additional charges for certain amenities or services have taken some guests by surprise, adding to the overall expense of their stay.

Amenities

Babysitting

Babysitting

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking available

Parking available

Spa

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

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RateScore

Total 3,412 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.5

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8.4

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9.2

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4.6/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

3 Reviews

8.5 / 10

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booking

233 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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expedia

1,002 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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google

1,900 Reviews

4.6 / 5

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tripadvisor

274 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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Service

Property

Location

Food

Bar

Amenities

Atmosphere

Cleanliness

Wellness

Breakfast

Bathroom

Spa

Sleep

Parking

Fitness

Business

Family

Restaurant

Kitchen

Couples

Pool

Accessibility

Transit

Gym

Nightlife

Wi-Fi

Entertainment

Safety

Nature

Hot Tub

Pets

Air Conditioning

Service was mentioned 611 times

9% Negative88% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Jeffrey “Captain Z” Zampitella1 month ago
5/5Google icon

The Salamander Hotel is tucked away on a quiet street on the south side of Washington DC, close to The Wharf marina area. We had to wait over 3 hours for our room, each time the front desk The hotel is large in scale with an grand lobby that makes an impression when you enter the hotel. The entire staff was friendly and helpful during our stay. We booked this room through American Express with the possibility of an upgrade upon arrival, if available and were pleasantly surprised when we received a really nice upgrade to a suite, as you can see from the photos and video. The room was tastefully decorated with high quality furnishings, though the style is a bit old for my taste. The room had a second half bathroom, a large living room with desk, a very large bedroom and a giant primary bathroom. The room faced south with the entire south face filled with windows with a great view of the river, the Wharf, and the Jefferson Memorial. The bed was really comfortable. The bed linens were of a very high quality along with the pillows, which we ordered additional feather and foam pillows. The room was really quiet and comfortable. We ordered room service a few times and our items were delivered in a reasonable time by a server that was always helpful and friendly. The hotel lists itself as a 5-star hotel. I certainly agree with that assessment and as such I will be rating this hotel with 5 stars.

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S A3 months ago
5/5Google icon

Love every part of this hotel. Service is incredible - they made me and my kids feel welcome and cared for. Rooms are quite nice, luxury. And location is perfect - away from the noise, but an easy walk to the Mall. We stayed here when it was the Mandarin - I think it’s even better now. Can’t wait to see what it will be like post-updates!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 373

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Number of floors 9

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2004

WiFi Quality

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9

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103

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102

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

National Mall

490 m

Jefferson Memorial

770 m

Smithsonian Institution

840 m

National Museum of African American History and Culture

980 m

Washington Monument

1.05 km

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Getting around

Smithsonian Station

420 m

Washington Union Station

4.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

5.5 km

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Restaurants

Shake Shack

560 m

The Brighton SW1

630 m

Panda Express

560 m

US Holocaust Museum Cafe

630 m

Tiki TNT

490 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

79

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

79 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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71

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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65

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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74

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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64

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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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99

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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 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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