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By a verified traveller on Sat 13 Jun 2015

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Hotel Description

Hotel Harrington places you steps from Ford's Theater and within a 10-minute stroll of Capital One Arena. Highlights at this hotel include 3 restaurants and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs, safes, and phones, featured in all 236 rooms.

The family restaurant, Harriet's Restaurant, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Harry's Pub is the hotel's own pub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Places within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Downtown Washington D.C. hotel include Smithsonian Institution and White House.

Basic Room (Small Double)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$131* Per night/room 25 Jan. - 26 Jan.

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Bedrooms (King and Queen Beds)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Harrington ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Harrington

Everyone (4) Family (1)
4 out of 5
A review of Hotel Harrington must take into account individual tastes. The building is old and it definitely shows. I wanted a clean warm bed, a clean warm shower with good water pressure and an easy walk to the Smithsonian, Washington Monument etc. I got exactly what I wanted plus extremely welcome help with check-in when I arrived early but tired after a long flight.

Posted by on 13 Dec. 2019

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2 out of 5
Location is excellent Hotel is old dirty run down. Rooms haven’t been touched for decades. Front desk staff uninterest, rude.

Posted by , from Australia on 26 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
Great location! Our room was a bit 'frayed around the edges', but thats to be expected given the age of the building.

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2018

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2 out of 5

Central location in tourist precinct is probably c

Pros: Location. Antique phone - 1975. And it was surprisingly quiet.
Cons: See above. The food at Harry's was abysmal - the service not a whole lot better. Try somewhere else.
Location: Its all there - the mall, the Capitol, the Whitehouse. You can do it on foot.
Best features - its clean and adequate, but very dated. Ok so there hasn't been the money for major refurbishment in 40 years, but they could improve the paint job, buy some modern bedspreads and just give it a little lift.

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2015

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3 out of 5

Ok hotel in fantastic location

Old hotel, fantastic location and staff very helpful with restaurant lists ( including vegetarian ) options but generally run down and cooking smells downstairs. Our king size bed was really comfortable though and bathroom modest but neat.

Posted by , from Terrigal, Australia on 13 Jun. 2015

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Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Tour/ticket assistance, a vending machine, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at Hotel Harrington . Parking is available for a fee.

  • 1 building
  • 236 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1914
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Center Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Harrington offers 236 accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with premium cable channels. This Washington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Harriet's Restaurant - This family restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Harry's Pub - This pub specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Ollieburger & Fries - This theme restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Smoking rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 23.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in smoking rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.