"I almost hate to let the secret out! Great hotel for a great price and it’s exactly where you want to be to walk to key places in DC. I’ll certain ... " More

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Hotel Description

Hotel near White House in Washington

Downtown Washington D.C. stay

Your stay at this Downtown Washington D.C. hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Walter E. Washington Convention Center and International Spy Museum. Capital One Arena and Washington Monument are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Business services

Free WiFi in public areas, a hair salon, and a computer station are available at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. There's luggage storage and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 74 guestrooms offer free WiFi and premium bedding. Other amenities include ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$86 per night

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Architect ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Architect

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4 out of 5
Loved the historical aspect. *+++**************$/&.$.$$/$:$.$.$&:$.&.$

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019

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4 out of 5
My Stay at The Architect was Pleasant and I would Recommend People That Comes To Our Nation's Capital to Stay @ The Architect.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018

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3 out of 5
The room has a very musty smell. The bathroom light has a fan attached and it becomes very annoying when just using the mirror or sink.

Posted by , from Washington DC on Sep 25, 2018

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5 out of 5

Best kept secret.

I almost hate to let the secret out! Great hotel for a great price and it’s exactly where you want to be to walk to key places in DC. I’ll certainly stay here again.

Posted by , from Princeton, WV. on Mar 2, 2018

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2 out of 5

Nt good

No in room microwave nor fridge. Took all day to get the room clean. Bedlining wasn't cleaned enough..

Posted by , from TN on Jan 2, 2018

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4 out of 5

Just what I was looking for

Pros: Location was almost ideal, great value, safe and comfortable
Cons: Lobby was musty and old, and the only ice/vending/microwave is down there. But the rooms are new and nice
Location: Very close to McPherson Square Metro and several BikeShare stations, and an easy walk to Convention Center, White House, National Mall, and museums
If you're looking for swanky and posh, with all the amenities of a fine downtown hotel, then look elsewhere. I wanted a safe and comfortable room at a good price near the Convention Center, and was really pleased by the Architect. It was JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR--no more, but no less. The room was small and simply appointed, but attractive, comfortable, and quiet. Located near a DC Metro station, a Capital BikeShare stand, and a short walk to the Convention Center, it was easy also to get to all the DC attractions. The staff was friendly and helpful. Yes, I missed having a pool, a fitness center, a complimentary breakfast, and some other perks, but there are lots of places to grab food nearby, and the shower and AC were more than adequate to help me cool off at the end of a long day of walking and biking. I would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Atlanta on Aug 6, 2017

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4 out of 5
The hotel takes advantage of its old world charm. The decor is very classic 1900’s DC and enjoyable. Things to be mindful of, when you enter the hotel you have to walk down a small flight of stairs.. I mention this because those of us with luggage, its a pain coming in and going out. The staff is friendly and allowed me to check my bags when I arrived well before my room was ready. The bed was comfy, and the room was clean.. The rooms are small but once again, I wanted a little old world charm.. The bathrooms are a nice size and the showers do take a few additional minutes to warm up. (Did I mention old world charm?) The city noise was a little much for me. I asked some co workers who stayed at another hotel in the same area and they both commented that they could hear the city also. So that is no dig on this hotel. But if you are looking at staying in this area of DC be ready to hear some city noise. All in all this is a great place to stay if you want to be close to The Mall area. Plenty of food options are available within walking distance along with a 7-11 and a CVS for any other needs that may come up. For the price it was a fabulous deal. If you want all of the amenities of todays hotels this probably isn’t for you. But then again you’ll also have a higher price point.

Posted by , from Kansas City Ks on Jul 26, 2017

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4 out of 5

Location & Friendly Staff

The location of the hotel is very central. But more importantly, we were greeted by very friendly staff, especially Eka, who was most accommodating. If you are looking to be close to the Hill and are on a budget, this is the place. Not fancy but good.

Posted by , from California on Jul 22, 2017

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3 out of 5

Convenient, clean, has problems.

Pros: Location, location, location.
Cons: Attach the bed to the headboard/wall.
There is no in-room coffee. The lobby coffee urn was not ready until 8:30 AM on a Friday morning, and on other days ran out. The room has vinyl floors and the bed was on a frame with wheels but not attached to the wall. Sit up in bed reading or watching TV and the bed slides away from the headboard.

Posted by , from Gainesville, FL on Apr 26, 2017

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Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly The Architect. This Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 74 guestrooms or units
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Washington Union Station (2.9 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Architect offers 74 air-conditioned accommodations with irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom


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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per day.


  • 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 onsite parking is available.

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. No onsite parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

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

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Architect Hotel Washington