Review: Four Seasons Washington DC

Review: Four Seasons Washington DC

This Four Seasons Washington DC Review is from our Washington, DC site inspection visit. The hotel is one of Four Seasons' older hotels, having first opened in 1979, although it was significantly renovated in 2004, which enlarged rooms.

Review: Four Seasons Washington DC

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Four Seasons Washington, DC Location and Check-In

The hotel is located at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Georgetown, about a 20 minute walk to Georgetown University, an 11 min. walk to Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station (Blue, Silver, Orange lines), and a 25 min. walk to the White House.

We arrive in the early afternoon. Although it was the holiday season, there was no line at the front desk, and we were swiftly checked into our upgraded room.

The hotel lobby seating, on the right after entering, was inviting and cozy, with a fireplace and holiday decorations.

Lobby, Four Seasons Washington DC Review

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 TravelSort Clients enjoy Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
  • Choice of USD100 Spa credit (not applicable to products) or USD100 food and beverage credit once during stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites

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Grand Premier Room, Four Seasons Washington DC

The hotel has three room types: Deluxe (385 sq. ft.), Premier (485 sq. ft.) and Grand Premier (520-625 sq. ft.) Premier King Rooms can accommodate 2 adults and a baby in a crib, whereas Grand Premier King Rooms, which typically have a sofa bed, can accommodate 3 guests, with the third guest in the sofa bed.

Grand Premier Room, Four Seasons Washington DC Review

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The entry way to the room had the mini bar, Nespresso machine, and a hot water kettle. I always appreciate hotels that provide both a Nespresso machine and a tea kettle, since it's not great to have coffee flavored water when making tea.

Nespresso Machine, Four Seasons Washington, DC Review
Mini Bar, Four Seasons Washington, DC Review

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Welcome amenities included Voss water as well as beautifully plated festive white chocolate treats. None of us care for white chocolate, but they were pretty to look at, and we enjoyed the Voss water.

Voss Water, White Chocolate Igloo Welcome Amenities, Four Seasons Washington, DC Review
Kids' Welcome Amenities, Four Seasons Washington DC Review

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The Grand Premier bathroom had double sinks, which we always appreciate, a separate soaking tub, separate toilet chamber and a regular (not rain) shower–the shower was a bit dated.

Grand Premier Bathroom, Four Seasons Washington, DC Review
Regular Shower, Four Seasons Washington, DC Review

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Bath products were by Barcelona brand Natura Bisse:

Natura Bisse Bath Products, Four Seasons Washington, DC Review

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A really thoughtful touch during turndown service, when our son's sofa bed was made up, was a soft cleaning cloth for our devices.

iPhone and iPad Cleaning Cloth, Four Seasons Washington, DC Review

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Here's our Four Seasons Washington, DC YouTube Video Review:

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The Verdict

This was our second stay at the Four Seasons Washington, DC, and every bit as good as our prior stay. The hotel is more classically styled and not as modern as the new Conrad Washington, DC, but we got a much better night's sleep, thanks to the more comfortable Four Seasons beds and better soundproofing–we didn't hear our neighbors and scarcely heard any hallway noise, unlike at the Conrad DC.

I do wish the bathroom doors were solid and not semi transparent, as it isn't a good design if your companion needs to visit the bathroom during the night, given the light that comes through the door.

Other than that, however, we enjoyed the great service and nice touches, such as the welcome amenities; complimentary courtesy car ride to dinner; the microfiber cleaning cloth for our devices provided during turndown service, complimentary morning coffee service, and the delightfully tranquil pool and jacuzzi (in stark contrast to the next hotel we visited).

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