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
Enjoyed This
(50 Member Ratings)
"I think the location was probably my favorite thing. the hotel, while for the most part very clean, is also fairly dated. It could really use some updating. However, for the price I paid, and the very little time I spent in the room, I can't complain. The Metro station is only about two blocks away. Whole Foods has a store also nearby and I had breakfast there every day I was in town."
Aug 28, 2017
Anderson, SC, USA


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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(50 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for George Washington University Inn (part of Modus Hotels) over the past 15 months.
3.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.6 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
I think the location was probably my favorite thing. the hotel, while for the most part very clean, is also fairly dated. It could really use some updating. However, for the price I paid, and the very little time I spent in the room, I can't complain. The Metro station is only about two blocks away. Whole Foods has a store also nearby and I had breakfast there every day I was in town.
Jeff Aug 28, 2017 Anderson, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great price for the location. You are just 1-1/2 blocks from Metro Train station. Whole Foods is also close to the hotel. Customer service at the hotel was great. Anything my wife and I needed, they went out of their way to help us. The hotel does need updating, but the hotel is clean.
John Aug 27, 2017 Hanover Park, IL, USA
Other Comments
Great staff and location but the room/furniture was a little threadbare. Functional but could use some work.
Herb Aug 14, 2017 Toms River, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
I liked that it was dog-friendly, and it had a decent location to all the sites we wanted to see.
Chrisanne Aug 07, 2017 Brooklyn, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location close to Foggy Bottom station made the sights very accessible. Having a kitchenette made it efficient and saved us some money.
Other Comments
The unit was nice and large and comfortable. Some of the furniture needs replacing but it was functional and the unit was clean.
Robert N Aug 02, 2017 Surrey, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
The kindness of the staff, even when put in embarrassing circumstances with their manager. Jaime (valet) and Joseph (dining/bar) especially nice.
Other Comments
Hotel in need of serious renovation, electric did not work in several outlets, hair dryer did not work, carpet in room was filthy, bathtub was painted and paint was peeling, wallpaper peeling off walls to expose mold, etc. When I discreetly sought the assistance of the Manager, he was extremely confrontational - in front of other guests, reception/registration staff and valet service. You could tell the staff did not care for the management. Based on their reaction, my guess is, they've probably witnessed poor behavior on the part of management before. I would NOT recommend this hotel !!
Cathy Jul 31, 2017 Butler, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location & friendly staff
Other Comments
The hotel is a little old but staff was extremely nice and Foggy Bottom location close to Georgetown is wonderful. Great neighborhood. Capital Bikeshare Station & Whole Foods Market nearby. Be sure not to miss the free 6 pm show at Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts
Dirk Jul 29, 2017 Kriftel, Germany
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very accommodating.
Other Comments
Found the hotel restaurant very expensive for breakfast.
Carolyn Jul 28, 2017 The Villages, FL, USA
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, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and friendly, helpful staff
lisa Jul 11, 2017 Walden, NY, USA

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