4.3 out of 5

"Wonderful, friendly staff. Clean rooms. Within walking distance of major attractions " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 31 Jul 2017

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Hotel Description

Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion places you in the center of Washington, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like George Washington University and White House. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy TVs, safes, and hair dryers, featured in all 99 rooms. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches include rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Additionally, phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

This pet-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and concierge services. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Northwest hotel include Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theater.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$123 per night

Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed (High floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion ratings based on 77 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 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
5 out of 5
Wonderful, friendly staff. Clean rooms. Within walking distance of major attractions

Posted by , from New York on Jul 31, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 10, 2017 by Tylor

Delma, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are soo happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us!

3 out of 5

Not worth the money

Pros: Updated with new beds. Spacious rooms which included microwave and refrigerator.
Cons: Front desk assistance with vehicle parking.
Hotel has recently been updated. The room was spacious and clean with comfortable beds. Our shower did not work. Front desk staff immediately moved me to another room where the shower somewhat worked. (water came out of spout and shower head at the same time and didn't drain all that fast.) They do not tell you that parking is an additional $40.00 when booking online (Or I did not see that). Bonus - Your vehicle is kept in a locked in a garage which was recently painted but your keys are held at the front desk - quick access is not an option, especially during the overnight stay. Twice I waited at least 15 minutes for someone to come to the front desk to get my car out during the early morning hours (4:00 & 7:00 am). Both times the front desk worker came off the elevator.

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 23, 2017 by SarahC

Please accept our sincere apologies for not having a staff member readily available in the lobby in the early morning hours. This is not acceptable. We have instructed the team to do their rounds on the floors prior to 4am so they can be in the lobby to help our guests.

4 out of 5

good choice for D.C. Trip

Great location , reasonable price, and spacious and comfortable room. Especially liked the kitchenette. My only complaint was some confusion with the daily housekeeping, which resulted in the room not being cleaned one day. I believe she misunderstood when I told her I would leave so she could clean. Remainder of the stay was fine. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay again.

Posted by , from oklahoma city on Jun 7, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 19, 2017 by SarahC

Dear Marilyn, Please accept our sincere apologies for not servicing your room that day. We have instructed our team to let us know if they are unsure if a room is to be cleaned after they have an encounter with the guests. Beside that, we are happy to see you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Great room

Pros: Location, staff, size of room, $$
Cons: My room didn't have anything about where to find things within the hotel (ice machine), or nearby options for eating, etc. Would've been nice to have.
Location: It was a perfect location for me to get out and run around the city and visit landmarks and get to delicious restaurants.
A few minor issues were immediately addressed. The A/C was not turned on so when I adjusted the thermostat to AC it wouldn't engage the fan. The staff took care of as soon as I brought it to their attention. Same with towels...they provided minimal amount of towels, when I asked for additional, they were there immediately. The staff was extremely helpful when I had a bad experience with an Uber driver. I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 18, 2017 by Tylor

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your feedback and it helps us do better as a Hotel! We are in the process of creating a in-room directory which will have some information about the hotel, nearby restaurants and what is going on in the city! We do hope you will come back and visit us in the future!

1 out of 5

Close to downtown, but that's all it's got.

Hotel RL is close to downtown, but that's all it's got going for it. Literally walking distance. Was sort of forced to only walk everywhere because of the parking, which the hotel has 5 steps from the entrance, but will gouge your pockets to use, $40 for 24 hours, but you can come and go. I requested to cancel my second day reservation but was told I needed a to 24 hour advance notify them. I don't see why. Secondly, room service didn't even come and change the bed sheets or towels for the second day. Third, no military discount. Apparently "Travelocity includes military discount in their price". So even if you aren't military you get military discount! Act fast folks! Oh and the bathrooms are small, And there's no breakfast. What a bummer. But there's sunrise café, which was pretty close and pretty good. Would recommend that place.

Posted by , from NC on Sep 5, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 23, 2016 by Tylor

Kyle, thank you for taking the time to review us online. Your feedback much appreciated.

5 out of 5

Fantastic Place to Stay!

Pros: The rooms were very nice and comfortable. The staff was amazing!
Cons: I would not change a thing.
Location: It is located right in the middle of everything. The metro station is only a block away.
I absolutely loved the Quincy! The hotel is in a superb location. The staff is amazing, especially Manny! The rooms were big and comfortable. I will definitely be going back!

Posted by , from Panama on Jun 23, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel location

Pros: Everything. Location is perfect, clean, comfortable and friendly employees.
Cons: Maybe more food offered in lobby in the morning.
Location: Walking distance to monuments and metro and plenty restaurants to chose from right by hotel.
Hotel was very nice and location was close to everything. All the employees were very friendly and helpful. One employee "Manny" was always going the extra mile to make our stay a positive one. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on May 14, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good staff, good location but odd

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, fridge in room
What is the purpose of a bedside table when travelling? Hold your glasses (both drink and reading) watch, stuff you read before turning out the lights. Right? Imagine a hotel with bedside tables that are "pretty" but so disfunctional as to be miniscule on the top and larger going down so you can't do anything but balance the lamp on the top teir and stub your toe on the lower tier when you get out of bed! Location was good for Metro Access but we found using the plentiful taxis more cost effective than the Metro day passes. The first night we were put in an unacceptable room that met disabled access requirements but is not at all suitable to someone who doesn't need a wheelchair. Imagine a shower that has no edge so the wheelchair can go in and that there must be a drain in the middle of the bathroom floor for the water! There was no outside vanity for others in the family to use so if you were in the bathroom for a shower no one else could use it for any other purpose. The staff apologized the next day and gave us breakfast vouchers at the very wonderful Au Bon Pain shop 2 doors down. That was nice. Housekeeping failed to replace the empty kleenex box for 4 days, but the staff was very nice and helpful otherwise.

Posted by , from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 14, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great location, big rooms, and free access to a top-quality gym.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, access to top-quality gym, rooms are big, great location
Cons: Noisy, bathroom was small; no vanity
I enjoyed the hotel. It doesn't have some of the perks of a large hotel, but the location is great, the rooms are big, and you have free access to a top-quality gym.

Posted by , from Alexandria, VA, USA on Jun 13, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel for Great price in Downtown D.C.

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
Hotel was in a great location for down town DC and the hotel quality and service cannot be beat for the price. My wife and I stayed with out 5 month old child and were able to walk to every site we wanted to see and had a great time sight seeing out of this hotel. Clean rooms and friendly service, great recommendations for family friendly places to eat around the area. Rooms along the back alley can get a little noisy on trash days but I am not sure that there is a really a quiet place to stay in downtown D.C.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012

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About the Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion

Location 1823 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 99 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.6 km / 5.3 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion offers 99 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and designer toiletries. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Hotel RL Washington DC by Red Lion has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Guests at The Hotel RL enjoy complimentary access to Gold's Gym and LA Fitness, across the street from the hotel. This health club offers exercise machines, weights, classes, massage therapy, nutritional supplements, and personal-training services.

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


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 40 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Quincy Hotel
  • Quincy Hotel Washington
  • Quincy Washington
  • Hotel RL Washington DC
  • Hotel RL
  • RL Washington DC
  • The Quincy Hotel Washington Dc
  • Quincy Hotel Washington Dc
  • Hotel RL Washington DC Red Lion
  • RL Washington DC Red Lion
  • The Quincy
  • Hotel RL Red Lion

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.