Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC

I first visited the Mandarin Oriental over a year ago while eating at MoZU and fell in love.  It is easily one of the top hotels in DC as far as the general ambiance is concerned although I haven’t stayed there so can’t vouch for how it ranks as far as a place to stay.  From the moment you step into the place you are transported into a very slick, very modern space that doesn’t feel like downtown DC.

Cost – $$$

Service – A
They did a fantastic job staffing the hotel throughout – from the Empress Lounge, to MoZU and CityZen, to the valet outside, the staff is first-rate.

Decor – A
Very modern and chic although the different areas all have their own appeal and aesthetic tinge.  The Empress Lounge and foyer have a more classical feel while CityZen is definitely more contemporary.  The one gripe I have is probably the view from the back patio.

Feel – A-
The Mandarin is one of my favorite spots in DC.  In fact, it has been on our list of best places to take a date in DC since we started the list.  It is a sexy place that attracts a mature, sophisticated crowd.

The Mandarin Oriental is located at 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW.  They can be reached at (202) 554-8588.

4 Responses to “Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC”

  1. dccityblog May 21, 2009 at 12:59 am #

    Mandarin Oriental Hotel Washington, DC:
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  2. Brandon May 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    As across the board–ever given a report like that before?

  3. Jiyan May 27, 2009 at 2:18 am #

    Hmm….I don’t believe we’ve ever graded something across the boards like this. You have to tip your hat to the venue – they have really put together quite a hotel over there.

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