4.5 out of 5

"Beds were pretty small but overall the hotel was in a good location & staff was excellent " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 02 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel puts you in the heart of Washington, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Ford's Theater and Verizon Center. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

All 807 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy WiFi, wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. You'll find nice touches like designer toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Room service, free weekday newspapers, and video-game consoles are also available.

A day of pampering at Aura Spa can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with access to the sauna and steam room. The bistro, Fifteen Squares, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast and brunch. Mixx Lounge is the hotel's own lobby lounge, serving drinks along with dinner and light fare. Enjoy the fitness center and sauna. 65000 square feet (6039 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Downtown Washington D.C. hotel, attractions include White House and Smithsonian Castle.

Renaissance Washington ratings based on 66 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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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 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Beds were pretty small but overall the hotel was in a good location & staff was excellent

Posted by , from Miami on Jan 2, 2018

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5 out of 5

Perfect Walking Location

We made a quick weekend trip to DC with our young daughter, planning to hit the highlights and enjoy walking DC. This hotel made all that so easy, with a great location and ease of accommodations. While it is large, and there was obvious meeting traffic, the restaurant and Starbucks made getting a quick breakfast easy, then out the door for sight-seeing. We walked to the Spy Museum just a few blocks away, China Town for pizza at Matchbox, the Hoover building, Navy Memorial, then on to the Mall with all the sites which was 1 mile away from the hotel total! Having a great location just makes the trip to DC that much better. The hotel was comfortable and quiet, all the staff was so nice and helpful.

Posted by , from Charleston, SC on Nov 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 24, 2017 by D smith

Thank you so much for sharing this! Come visit us again soon

4 out of 5

Beautiful hotel close to everything you wanna see

Beautiful hotel close to everything you wanna see in DC the staff were outstanding The rooms are very clean The next time we go will definitely stay here

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 17, 2017 by d smith

We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you had a great stay. With a spirit to serve, we take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding your expectations. Your feedback is integral to our ability to continue to improve our service. Thank you again for your time and come visit us again soon!

5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: It is near Convention Center, metro stations, not far from the Mall.
Staff was great my friend was feeling sick due to heat and humidity, she went back to the hotel to rest becasue her blood pressure was too high staff went out of their way and brought her some soup to her. They afterwards alled to make sure she was okay and didn't need anything. Very nice!

Posted by , from San Diego on Jul 10, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, great prices in heart of DC

Pros: Modern look and cleanliness. Nice lounge
Location: Great location. Within walking distance to major DC attractions, including the white house, national mall museums, and chinatown
Warm reception with staff holding doors open and directing me to the check-in desk

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on Dec 4, 2015

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5 out of 5


Great! I was told that my charges were less than travelosity quoted me! Great surprise, great rooms!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Location, easy walking to museums.

Pros: Lobby
Cons: Security on elevators
Location: restaurants and museums
Room was clean and comfortable, knowledgeable staff, nice lobby.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Perfect location!

Great hotel and perfect location! Walkable to everything! Parking is just expensive:/

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Location, great staff

Pros: Location
We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in late august 2015. We really liked this hotel, it is situated in a good location many good restaurants nearby and within walking distance 3-4 blocks of the Metro. Rooms were clean and the hotel was very clean also. The only slight negative was that the refrigerator in the room needed to be defrosted. But that's hardly worth downgrading this hotel in my opinion

Posted by , from los Angeles,CA on Sep 4, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice place to stay

Hotel was clean & staff very friendly & helpful, only 3 blocks from metro station which was easy to learn his to use. Would stay again at this hotrl

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015

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About the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Location 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Property Features

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, a sauna, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 65000 square feet (6039 square meters) and includes conference space. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 807 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 31 conference rooms
  • 65000 sq ft of conference space
  • 6039 sq m of conference space
  • Coffee shop
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.8 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (2 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Gallery Place Chinatown Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel offers 807 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Washington hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include refrigerators.

  • Separate bedroom
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Fifteen Squares - This bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and brunch. Open daily.

Presidents Sports Bar - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Mixx Lounge - This lobby lounge specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Starbucks - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel features the full-service Aura Spa, offering facials, body and beauty treatments, and massage.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


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

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

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 53.10 per night

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

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.