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Foggy Bottom

University Inn Washington DC

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Why We Love It

  • A main metro stop is less than a three-minute walk from the hotel
  • Foggy Bottom is one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in D.C.
  • Sample fare at the Italian restaurant or stroll to one of many nearby dining establishments
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, free bottled water and no extra charge for pets

“Intimate, quiet getaway” -- Fodor’s

86% (66 Member Ratings)

"Location and friendly, helpful staff"
Jul 11, 2017
Walden, NY, United States


Map & Directions

In good traffic, Ronald Regan Washington National Airport is approximately a 10-minute car ride from George Washington University Inn. Cab fare is approximately $20 one way. Dulles International Airport is approximately a 36-minute drive from the hotel. Cab fare is approximately $70 one way. The Foggy Bottom Metro Station is less than a five-minute walk to the hotel. Underground valet parking at the hotel is $40 (plus tax) per day.

Rooms & Rates

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Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., the Foggy Bottom area borders the White House property and is considered home to some of the city’s most sought-after attractions. Spend time in this renowned area with a stay at the University Inn, previously more formally known as George Washington University Inn. 

Spacious guest rooms average nearly 400 square feet and feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-panel TVs, coffemakers and mini-fridges. Large picture windows showcase views of the city, and for those who love fresh air, the windows fully open - a nice rare find compared to most hotel rooms. Studio suites are even larger and have a separate living area.

Guests are just steps from the George Washington University and the Kennedy Center, and you can take a 20-minute hike along tree-lined streets to the restaurants of Georgetown and other shops along the Potomac riverfront. To explore beyond Foggy Bottom, take a three-minute stroll to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station which can take you anywhere in the nation's capitol you need to be. 

Onsite dining is available at Notti Bianche, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; there's also a pre-theater menu for prix-fixe dining, perfect for guests planning on attending events at the Kennedy Center. Nearby restaurants include the Michelin-recommended District Commons featuring upscale American cuisine, and the Zagat-rated Burger Tap & Shake for "a foodie take on fast food" (and don't miss the liquor-spiked milkshakes).

From the press:
  • “Spacious guest rooms” -- Lonely Planet
  • Attentive staff” -- U.S. News & World Report



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Crib available on request, free of charge for children under 2.
Extra bed available on request for children and adults: $20 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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86% Positive
(66 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for George Washington University Inn (part of Modus Hotels) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location is very convenient to metro and downtown DC.
Other Comments
Rooms were shabby, couch had visible stains, furniture very old. Bathroom needed fresh wallpaper, paint and bathtub faucet leaked and was noisy. Staff did not honor free upgrade to 1 bdrm suite from 2double STD room that travelzoo advertised at booking. Charged $10. plus tax per night to upgrade.
Terri Jul 11, 2017 Sea Girt, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location and friendly, helpful staff
lisa Jul 11, 2017 Walden, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most
Good location, within walking distance to metro station.
Other Comments
Elevator is a bit old and tiny.
FUCHI Jul 05, 2017 North Las Vegas, NV, United States
Enjoyed Most
daniel Jul 04, 2017 West Chester, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Yes! The staff was amazing, especially the front desk. They were enthusiastic and very willing to please, such a pleasure to come back to each day!
Other Comments
The condition of the building, very sad! It really needs a makeover. Rust in the shower, dusty vents, worn, faded furniture, etc. Also, we were surprised to find that the only way to park was a $40 valet service which hiked the daily rate 35-40%. Didn't see THAT on the website before booking...
Regina Jul 06, 2017 Elverson, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was perfect and the cost was reasonable. We were able to walk to Georgetown and walk to the Fireworks on Constitution Avenue.
Other Comments
It was very tucked away. There was no real lobby. The rooms, based on our suite, could probably be updated sooner rather than later. The front desk staff would not win awards...
Kathleen Jul 09, 2017 Bowie, MD, United States
Other Comments
The facility is old and seriously needs updating.
Lynn Jun 17, 2017 Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Enjoyed Most
Excellent location, a block from the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop, a grocery store, and lots of little eateries. A short walk from Georgetown, too.
Other Comments
The staff were friendly but ineffectual at dealing with families in two rooms next to us (and across the hall from each other) who propped their doors open on locks and let the kids run wild for hours (slamming the doors on the locks every 2-3 minutes) beginning before around 5:45 a.m., two mornings in a row. I understand that people don't always listen to staff about noise complaints (of which we made 3), but when that happens you find another way to keep your guests happy, for instance by offering a discounted rate. All we got was "Ooh. They shouldn't be doing that."
Julie Jun 27, 2017 Memphis, TN, United States
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful staff. Great location.
Other Comments
Needs a bit of a facelift , but no matter, we loved it.
Stephanie Jun 01, 2017 Elmhurst, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most
The 2 burner stove & fridge.
Other Comments
We had to park on street because hotel lot was full the entire 3 days we were there.
TRACY Jul 04, 2017 Ttenton, NJ, United States

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