4.3 out of 5

"Fantastic location for sightseeing in DC and for visiting GWU. The hotel itself was nice--we had a room with a king bed, small kitchenette and table, ... " More

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Hotel Description

State Plaza Hotel places you in the center of Washington, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Lincoln Memorial and White House. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 241 rooms, and you can enjoy free wired Internet, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Kitchens come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, and room service is also available. You'll find nice touches like designer toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Safes, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

The café, The Garden Cafe, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a 24-hour fitness center. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this 3.5-star Foggy Bottom hotel include Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial.

State Plaza Hotel ratings based on 130 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 4.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Hotel with rude staff

The room was nice until I sat on the couch. It had a bad odor. Took things into my own hands went next door as there is a 24 hr CVS. Got febreeze & air freshener. Took care of the problem but obviously sprayed to much.Housekeeping came by with 2 bottles of hot water & shortly after that security was at the door wanting to know if we were smoking. We assume they thought we were trying to mask smoke when in fact we were masking the odor on the couch! We didn't put it all together until later. When I tried to talk to them about it they were rude & laughed when we walked off. The next day after sightseeing we get back to our room @4:30 & it had not been cleaned when we ask about it they ask if we had the do not disturb sign on the door . We didn't. Tried to have a drink at the Garden Cafe which is part of the hotel while we waited on our room. No Corona beer & no margarita salt. More concerned if we were guest there. Waited outside for an hour for our room to be cleaned. The night before the Garden Cafe was out of fish & chips. They did have them the next night....big disappointment anyway. I will say the king size bed was very comfortable. They did call us & as to talk about the review I had left on their Facebook page. They didn't seem to concerned about talking to me when I tried the 1st time so I didn't see any need wasting my time. Especially after the way they acted when I tried to speak with them the first time! I will say the king size bed was very comfortable.

Posted by , from Etowah ,Tn on Aug 12, 2017

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4 out of 5

Fantastic location

Fantastic location for sightseeing in DC and for visiting GWU. The hotel itself was nice--we had a room with a king bed, small kitchenette and table, desk, dressing area and bathroom. Large room with plenty of space. Restaurant has a nice outdoor shaded courtyard.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location, comfortable room.

Pros: Location, staff, and comfort.
Cons: The elevators were pretty slow and the water in the tub didn't drain as fast as it needed to in order avoid backing up while using the shower.
Location: Close to most of the main attractions and also to the subway.
Located just about 10 minutes walk from Metro, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and White House (depending on which direction you choose to go. Right beside The George Washington University. The staff was helpful with all requests and the room was very comfortable.

Posted by , from Colorado Springs, CO on May 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the Mall/Lincoln Memorial

Pros: Just about everything, but the staff really makes it for me. Also it is reasonably priced comparatively speaking
Cons: A choice of pillow density. Their pillows are quite soft and I prefer a firmer one. I'm not a big fan of comforters instead of blankets...a bit too he
Location: George Washington University, nearby reasonably priced restaurants, the Mall, 6 blocks to the metro.
I have stayed here in the past and was very satisfied. This visit I was very impressed with the staff. Whatever I needed they were there for me. Very personable, professional, and friendly. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. It is away from downtown so is quiet. It is a short 4-5 block walk downhill to the Lincoln Memorial end of the Mall. I was there to re-visit the Vietnam Memorial...the Wall. I would stay there again any time I am in D.C.

Posted by , from Colorado on May 1, 2017

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5 out of 5

Cut Above Hotel

Pros: Everything - really.
Location: Federal offices, White House, war memorials, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Kennedy Center, George Washington U all within walking distance.
This was our first visit to D.C. and the hotel has a great location for getting around. Its a short walk to the hop-on-hop-off buses, the Metro, the White House, the National Mall, and many of the must-see sites and monuments. The hotel mini-suite was comfortable and very clean, the entire staff was friendly and cordial, and the hotel restaurant was excellent, there is a fitness center for guest - nothing negative about the State Plaza. The only things missing, which is not the fault of the hotel, was a grocery store (a nearby drug store and convenience store offer some items) and the lack of good restaurants within walking distance in the evening. We would recommend the State Plaza to anyone looking for comfort and a hotel that is a cut-above. Should we return to D.C., we would definitely consider the State Plaza.

Posted by , from Marietta, GA on Apr 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

great location great hotel

Easy to walk to mall or metro. Wonderful room. So clean and comfortable. Only drawback is that the ad mentioned the room had a fridge and it didn't.

Posted by , from S on Apr 13, 2017

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5 out of 5

Sweet Little Hotel in Foggy Bottom

My granddaughter and I stayed at State Plaza Hotel for 3 nights during our March 2017 sightseeing trip to DC. The hotel has a very good location for public transportation. It's near the corner of Virginia and E St., which has a Metrobus stop and is only 4 blocks to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station. We were able to easily reach all of the National Mall, monuments, museums, Chinatown, etc. from there. It is near the heart of the George Washington University Campus (interesting for my teen granddaughter to see) and the GWU Hospital. The only downside for some might be the frequent ambulance and police sirens because of the location but it didn't disturb our rest. Next door is a liquor store and a 24-hour CVS. Nearby there's a public-accessible GWU student area, with a Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Pita Pit and Potbelly Sandwiches. The hotel has a Garden Café which is very nice. They offered large salads, fish & chips, chicken quesadilla, pasta Bolognese, crab cakes and more. Good quality, fresh tastes, nice atmosphere, quiet. They had a bar and a selection of dinner wines. Prices were neither inexpensive nor extravagant for DC. While the building itself seems older, our bathroom/room was very bright and clean, modern, tastefully decorated and had a very comfortable bed. Modern elevator, if somewhat slow. Bottled water is delivered to your room each evening with a note wishing you a peaceful rest. Nice touch. Great staff. Would be very happy to stay here again.

Posted by , from Longwood, FL on Mar 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

I love this place.

Pros: Everything
Cons: nope
Location: Perfect for Kennedy Center and State Department.
Originally booked because it used to be the apartment building I lived in 50 years ago as a student at GWU. Everything looked familiar. Nice efficiency with workable kitchen. Clean friendly staff. Short walk to two Metro stations.

Posted by , from Miami, FL on Mar 6, 2017

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4 out of 5


Great location, great staff Starbucks dunkin donuts not door.

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

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5 out of 5

Hotel near White House/Kennedy Center/GW Univ

Pros: Location and good clean condition
Location: Very good hotel for those visiting Kennedy Center and George Washington Univ
Very clean, comfortable room that was centrally located for our needs

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly State Plaza Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 3 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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


Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.2 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (4.4 km / 2.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Foggy Bottom Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

State Plaza Hotel offers 241 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star hotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Washington hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

The Garden Cafe - Overlooking the garden, this café specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The State Plaza Hotel's 24-hour fitness center contains cardio and strength-training equipment.

The pathways along Washington's National Mall, one mile away, are popular with running and walking enthusiasts.

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

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


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 starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • 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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 46.00 per night (in/out privileges)

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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  • State Plaza Hotel Washington
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