Washington

ARC The. Hotel

Elisabeth Barker
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Why We Love It

  • Newly opened tech-saavy boutique hotel in Foggy Bottom
  • Less than a five-minute walk from the Metro
  • Rooms have free Wi-Fi, refrigerators and granite bathrooms
  • Within 10 minutes of the Lincoln Memorial and GWU

73%
Enjoyed This
(49 Member Ratings)
"Good location and price"
Geraldine
Nov 05, 2018
Knoxville, TN, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 6 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and guests can expect to pay approximately $25 in taxi fare to reach their destination. While there is no parking on site, there are two public parking garages within two blocks of the property. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Fresh off top-to-bottom renovations, ARC The.Hotel opened its doors in May. The boutique hotel is located in Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood within a 10-minute walk of George Washington University and the Lincoln Memorial. Popular attractions like the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian museums and Georgetown Waterfront Park are less than a 20-minute drive from the hotel, and the Metro stops two blocks away, connecting guests to the entire city. 

High-tech guest rooms feature keyless entry, Smart TVs, USB-enabled bedside tables, a customized pillow menu, virtual concierge and free Wi-Fi. Accommodations are outfitted with stone bathrooms, Keurig coffeemakers, refrigerators and king or queen beds. Upgrades are available suites with sofa beds, desks, plush robes and additional televisions. 

While renovations to guest rooms and the fitness center were completed earlier in 2018, the hotel's restaurant is currently under construction and slated to open in mid-October. In the meantime, complimentary coffee, juice and pastries will be served in the lobby. 

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • ATM

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: $20 plus tax, per night.

Children must be included in room occupancy listed on booking confirmation. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.
Crib available on request and in Accessible King, Accessible Two Queen, and Suites only, free of charge for one child under 3. Extra bed available in Accessible King, Accessible Two Queen, and Suites only.

Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for guests age 13 and over is 20.00 USD (subject to tax, per night) and will be added to the total price at check-out.

Pets: A non-refundable cleaning fee of $100 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

Pets are allowed on request and a waiver must be completed upon check-in. Dogs only. 

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.

Additional details: The Main Hotel Entrance is through the driveway and adjacent sidewalk leading from New Hampshire Avenue NW. Accessible entrance is through the hotel's secondary entrance located at 825 25th Street NW.

The hotel restaurant is under renovations and will reopen early October 2018.

The hotel offers Valet Parking for 51.00 USD (subject to tax), per day, and includes in and out privileges. Oversize vehicles are not permitted. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

73%
Enjoyed This
(49 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Arc The.Hotel Washington, D.C. over the past 15 months.
3.3 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.7 Rooms
3.9 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was large and fine.
Other Comments
1. When we turned the heat on it sounded like we were standing next to jets taking off and stayed loud the whole time it was on. 2. There is a motion light that is bright and turns on when you walk in the room (a nice feature) but it is so sensitive that it continually turns on throughout the night when you just adjust your blankets. I got out of bed, turned it off and in seconds it went back on. Every time I thought it was off, it would turn on again. The front desk told me I would have to have called the front desk and they could turn it off from there (who knew?)
Joy Nov 12, 2018 Winchester, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good location and price
Other Comments
It was way too hot and the staff said there was nothing they could do, once the heat is on, that’s it even though it was in the 70s outside. Also on Saturday night during prime time they changed the internet password which took over an hour. Seemed like poor timing.
Geraldine Nov 05, 2018 Knoxville, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was wonderful!
Savannah Nov 03, 2018 Middletown, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a very good location. Very convenient to the Foggy Bottom Metro station, so getting around the city was very easy. We were able to walk to Georgetown and other areas very easily. The rooms themselves were clean and comfortable. I did like that they had a variety of pillow options - many hotels give you feather pillows, which we are both allergic to, so it was nice to have a variety of non-feather options to choose from.
Other Comments
The website said that they could set our room to the preferred temperature before our arrival. When we got there, we found that the entire building was on one climate control system, which was set to heat. We woke up in the middle of the night sweating to realize that the temperature in the room was 80 degrees. Called the front desk and were informed that we couldn't change the temperature. We opened a window, but were facing a street, and were woken up all night by traffic, people yelling, and a construction site in the morning. They did move us to a different room in the morning that was much more comfortable, but it was a bad start to our trip. The rooms themselves were fairly nice, but the hallways looked very dated and shabby - paint scraped off the walls and doorways, very old elevator. It may still be in the middle of the multi-million dollar renovation that I kept reading about, but it still has some work to do.
ashley Oct 31, 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were nicely updated, but had thin walls and windows. Location is great!
Other Comments
Overall, the room and hotel were nice, but we had some issues with the bedroom heater/thermostat and not having hot water in the shower.
Celeste Oct 30, 2018 Travelers Rest, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff is helpful and very nice
Other Comments
The room Reno lacked finishing touches like towel bars near sink, extra glasses, the motion sensor Lights turn off when ur in the shower and turn on w movement when in bed. Iron leaked water weird lights on either side of bed that were crooked.
Megan Oct 28, 2018 Lexington, KY, USA
Enjoyed Most
No
Other Comments
Bugs in the bed No air conditioning Poor ventilation Rude front desk staff Hotel smelled of paint
Erica Oct 23, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Other Comments
For our purposes, the hotel was not a good location. Their restaurant was closed (I knew this at time of booking) but was told there were other restaurants in the area. There are no restaurants that were suitable for children in the area. The room was fine but the hotel hallways need refurbishing. There was an issue with hot water in the shower. The staff was not particularly helpful. Also, we weren't advised about a $9 parking tax that was added on the already high $50 parking fee.
Eleanor Oct 23, 2018 Yardley, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is attached to a restaurant with a very small bar. When we came back from dinner elsewhere, we wanted to meet friend in the bar. We were told that the bar was going to close at 9 PM. We got there at about 8:45 and the bartender stayed and kept the bar open for us for almost 2 hours.
Other Comments
I stayed at this location under its previous ownership and was not terribly impressed. We decided to try it again knowing that it had undergone renovation. First the good: The room was clean, large enough and nicely decorated. The location is convenient for visits to GWU, although it is somewhat hard to find and our Uber driver and the Uber driver that brought our friends over to visit us both had trouble finding the hotel. We had a number of complaints about the room. First, when we arrived, the room was exceptionally hot and we could not turn the AC on to cool the room off. Our only choice was heat if we wanted to keep the ventilation system running. So we had to turn the air circulation off completely. One window opened about an inch and the other was stuck. Next, near the door, there is a light that is on a sensor. When you move around the room (even turning over in bed), the sensor is activated and the light turns on. There was no way to turn this function off. So the light kept coming on in the middle of the night. After our first day out, we returned and our room key did not work. When I went to the desk to get it fixed, another guest was at the desk reporting the same problem, so I don't think my issue was an isolated one. Later, I tried to call the front desk to ask to have my car retrieved from valet parking and I discovered that the phone in the room did not work at all. As we were heading out for the evening, I reported that the phone didn't work and also asked about the light on the sensor. They said they could send an engineer up to cover the sensor, which they did--they taped a big piece of cardboard over it; which did, at least, stop the light from coming on every time we moved. However, they never fixed the phone. We were also told there was danish and coffee in the lobby in the morning. My husband went down at 9:05 and everything was cleared away. (We didn't realize that it ended at 9 AM.) When he asked the desk clerk about it, the desk clerk basically just told him he was too late. While my husband waited in the lobby for me to come down, another gentleman came down looking for breakfast as well. He, however, asked the bellman, rather than the front desk clerk. The bellman went and brought the gentleman a plate of food and a cup of coffee. Overall, I was disappointed in this hotel. I would not recommend it to others and would only stay there again if my other options were sold out.
Kathleen Oct 30, 2018 Hopewell, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is perfect! You can walk to the monuments, Georgetown and great restaurants. The hotel was spotless and very friendly staff
JOSEFA Oct 29, 2018 DOUGLASTON, NY, USA

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