Hotel review: Mandarin Oriental DC

The Mandarin Oriental DC (AAA 5-star luxury property) was ranked by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, and I’ve been lucky enough to stay at this property a few times because of work.

Below are photographs of my room – 944. The muted colors are calming and the sound-proofed rooms meant that I never heard anyone once I closed my door. The furnishings and set up speak for themselves in the photographs below. It is tough to find any fault with the Mandarin Oriental DC.  My only issue with the hotel is that I prefer staying (for personal reasons) closer to Dupont Circle.  

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2 responses to “Hotel review: Mandarin Oriental DC

  1. I have stayed there a couple of times for clients and I must say that my experience at this property always ranks as sub-par compared to the other properties. Not the rooms, but the front desk service, room service and when I am running a seminar / training the front of house / banquet staff just does not come up as on the ball. So mant things on the BEO are not followed through and many just do not happen even with some pretty persistant prodding from me.

    After this summer I have moved my business to another property in the area. I have only had two interactions that involved client meeting space and room nights – but both experiences were out of the park homeruns. The second time we had an issue with the delivery of hospitality baskets to our keynote speakers. The property did a totaly stand-up and not only offered my end client a discount (along with the assurance my commission on room nights would not be compromised) – but they sent six personal notes to the speakers along with a $200 F&B credit for the next stay at the property.


  2. Jon Hutchinson-Ward

    We can’t agree more. We were even married in the garden of the hotel. They treat us like kings.



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