4.3 out of 5

"The hotel is in easy walking distance to meetings I attend. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 16 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near George Washington University

Downtown Washington D.C. stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Washington D.C. hotel, you'll find George Washington University and White House. Dupont Circle and George Washington University Hospital are also within half a mile (1 km).

Round-the-clock service

This hotel features a coffee shop, concierge services, and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. A business center, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 99 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Rainfall showerheads, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$126 per night

Room, 1 King Bed (High floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel RL Washington DC ratings based on 82 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

Guest reviews for Hotel RL Washington DC

Everyone (11)
5 out of 5
Room size, quality towels n linen, location, great package

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
Perfect for what I required, great location in the middle of downtown

Posted by , from richmond, va on Jan 7, 2019

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Jan 16, 2019 by Marietta Hipolito

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for choosing Hotel RL Washington D.C.

4 out of 5
It was a really nice place with a clean room and friendly staff. Very close to touristy hot spots. The only one thing was that bothered us was that the AC was not working in our room and even after switching to another room, the AC still was not working. Other than this, everything else was great.

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

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Dec 27, 2018 by Marietta Hipolito

Thank you for staying with Hotel RL Washington D.C.

4 out of 5
Nice hotel. Some weird things that kind of made it special: #1) Elevator doesn't ring when it stops on a floor, which is nice because some hotel elevators make what too much noise 2) They supply earplugs because of how close they are to the street..which was appreciated and used! 3) pretty close to almost every place you want to visit in DC and plenty of cabs every minute to take you to a DC landmark 4) 3 miles from Reagan Int. Airport. Negative: could have a vacuum in the tight corners where the carpet meets the wall. Neutral observation: a no frill place, thats pretty cool, has a great location and the coffee in the lobby is terrific. didn't realize until I was leaving that there was a business center/laundromat/and a nite-club in the basement. Overall, really enjoyed it and would stay again.

Posted by , from N/East USA on Oct 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 8, 2018 by RLHC Guest Experience

Thanks for sharing your feedback on your recent stay. We appreciate it. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your visit. Please come back to see us! Sincerely- RLHC Guest Experience

4 out of 5

Convenient location

Pros: Good location
The hotel is in easy walking distance to meetings I attend.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018

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Apr 16, 2018 by Jace

Thanks for staying with us and for sharing your experience. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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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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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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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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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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Sep 23, 2016 by Tylor

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

About the Hotel RL Washington DC

Location 1823 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. Hotel RL Washington DC 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • 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

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (3.7 km / 2.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Farragut North Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel RL Washington DC offers 99 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and designer toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Washington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • 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

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

Victrola Coffee Roasters - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Guests at the Hotel RL Washington DC 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 have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 AM
  • 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.

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

A 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.

  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 6.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75.00 (subject to availability)

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