4.5 out of 5

"Parking was a little tricky with the garage under construction but the staff was very helpful. " More

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near George Washington University

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Foggy Bottom hotel, you'll find George Washington University and George Washington University Hospital. Kennedy Center and Lincoln Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2018

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out are also on offer.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 136 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as TVs with digital channels. IPod docks, sofa beds, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$104 per night

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

THE. Deluxe Queen

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC

Everyone (8)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 30, 2018

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Sep 30, 2018 by Arc

Thank you!

4 out of 5
Parking was a little tricky with the garage under construction but the staff was very helpful.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

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Jun 8, 2018 by Melvin

Thank you for your Review. We look forward to your next visit to our property. We are sure you will enjoy the new look and feel post renovations!

4 out of 5

It was a nice stay

Cons: Maybe have a deal with a parking company near by for your customers, since the hotel does not have parking.
Everything turned out good except the parking condition. Since there is no parking at the hotel or streets it was an inconvience that we had to spend more money for parking. But overall is was nice.

Posted by , from New York on May 30, 2018

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May 30, 2018 by Melvin

We are delighted you chose to stay at our wonderful hotel during our time of renovations. As I hope you can understand, there are a fair amount of challenges that come along with this. While our parking is very limited, there still would be a cost. Thank you.

5 out of 5

Good location, close to Georgetown.

Excellent. Great staff, fast valet parking, fast housekeeping extra service. Double beds are the only draw back for our stay. OK for kids, but not so for adults.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

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Jun 28, 2017 by Derrick

Thank You for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit!

5 out of 5

Charming hotel in foggy bottom

Small hotel in charming neighborhood. It was quiet, clean, had comfortable beds and attentive staff. It is close to metro and only a few stops from all the sights. It has a wonderful restaurant where we ate every day. The mussels are worth a return trip. I am going back!

Posted by on May 2, 2017

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Jun 5, 2017 by Derrick

Thank You for your Review! We hope to see you again soon!

4 out of 5

A Good Place to Stay

Pros: See above.
Cons: See above.
Location: See above.
The University Inn has many positives: superb location, friendly and helpful staff, excellent Italian restaurant, and large rooms and always quiet. However the place needs serious updating. The room was a throwback to earlier times, with a yellow tub, a bathroom faucet very hard too use and a tattered rug. The mattress was superb. The Metro was a 5-minute walk, we could easily walk to Georgetown and visit The Kennedy Center.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA on Apr 29, 2017

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Jun 5, 2017 by Derrick

Thank You for your Review! We hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5

Very quite was able to REST. Close to area

Cons: NA

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

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4 out of 5

old fashioned service in a lovely setting

Pros: The welcoming, talented, knowledgable and kind staff.
Cons: A fresh scone to go with the complimentary morning coffee.
Location: Surrounding Georgetown neighborhood is lovely plus food finds from a farmers market to a fresh seafood dinner with excellent wine.
We stayed at GWUI for only a few days but from the moment we walked onto the property until the day we left the staff made us feel very special. The accommodations, while older, were very comfortable, quiet and clean. Our Travelocity deal made it quite affordable.

Posted by , from KCMO on May 27, 2015

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3 out of 5

Location, location, location

Hot water, clean room and Comfortable bed!! Close to Metro and whole foods for breakfast. But, TV did not work well, The front lobby was in renovation.and The restaurant was subpar when you compare it to all the great places to eat in town. I would stay there again!

Posted by , from Texas on Jun 15, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great neighborhood location close to Metro.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
My husband and I stayed here for two nights and will be back again. The suite had a separate bedroom, two closets, two HD TVs, free wifi, a lovely bathroom with great towels, plenty of pillows, a kitchenette with dishes and was very clean and nicely appointed. I loved the neighborhood and it was a short walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro station. It felt very safe and the staff was friendly and helpful. There was street noise in the morning, so you might want to bring ear plugs.

Posted by , from Culpeper, VA 22701, USA on Dec 5, 2012

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About the ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC

Location 824 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20037

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC was completed in April 2018. This 3-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 136 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1960
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.9 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Foggy Bottom Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC offers 136 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • IPod dock
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Notti 824 - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Notti Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC offers a complimentary in-house fitness center.

Five blocks from the hotel is Rock Creek Park, a 1,750-acre forest that cuts through Washington. The park features a stable and numerous paths for hiking, running, and biking.

Hains Point, about three miles from the hotel, offers an 18-hole course, a two-tier driving range, and a miniature-golf course that's on the National Register for Historic Places.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 100 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

A cash deposit or credit 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.


Optional extras

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 51 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • George University Inn
  • George Washington University Hotel Washington Dc
  • George Washington University Inn
  • University Inn
  • George Washington University Hotel Dc
  • ARC THE.HOTEL Washington DC Hotel
  • ARC THE.HOTEL Washington DC
  • Arc The. Hotel Washington DC
  • The George Washington University Inn

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.