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Omni Shoreham Hotel

Posted on April 11, 2015 by under Travel.    

My first Omni experience was amazing so I was super excited to find out that we’d be staying at an Omni for the conference in Washington, DC.

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The opulent lobby is consistent with what you’d expect from an Omni hotel, except this hotel is in a really old building so it isn’t modern like the Omni I stayed at in Fort Worth.

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Our room was spacious but very old school in terms of decor and furnishings.

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The room had two skinny doors with glass door knobs. One door led to a walk in closet, while the other door led to a tiny bathroom. The small bathroom wasn’t really a surprise considering the age of the building.

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We had a nice view of the pool from our room which was good and bad. Good because the view was nice. Bad because we could hear noise from the pool even though we were seven floors up. I can’t imagine what the people below us had to deal with.

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Other old school touches in the hotel include shoe shine stations…

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Old fashioned railings, chandelier, and carpet…

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And rotary phones that actually work. I thought they were just decorations and I was startled when I heard ringing when I picked up the receiver.

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The backside of the hotel features an extravagant terrace…

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With a fancy fountain, beautifully manicured garden/lawn, gazebo…

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And a wildlife observation deck just beyond that overlooks a jogging/biking trail.

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The hotel itself was nice. The service was not as good as what I’d come to expect from the Omni brand. Housekeeping was really slow, but I think that might be partially due to the super slow, ancient elevators. LOL.

Dining options inside the hotel were limited. However, the one thing that the hotel has going for it is its fantastic Woodley Park location. There are lot of great shops and restaurants just outside the hotel and the closet Metro station is within a short walk. There’s also a Dunkin Donuts nearby, which worked out really well for Brian.

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