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

94% (31 Member Ratings)

"Comfortiable beds, quiet neighborhood, close to attractions ( we used uber, it costs$ 4-5 !), Affordable!!!"
14. Mar 2017
Southampton, PA, 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

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

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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94% Positive
(31 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for George Washington University Inn (part of Modus Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Comfortiable beds, quiet neighborhood, close to attractions ( we used uber, it costs$ 4-5 !), Affordable!!!
Other Comments
We (mom and 20 years old daughter weekend)spent one night and will definitely go back!
Radmila 14. Mar 2017 Southampton, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff Quick housekeeping Clean room Nice view from the 8th floor although you cannot see the capitol building
Other Comments
Valet parking $40 there is no parking on site other than $40 valet. Smelled of smoke Heard rodents crawling at night
April 21. Feb 2017 Philadelphia, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very nice accommodations, staff outstanding and perfect location.
Other Comments
They have the most friendly, helpful staff anywhere and the suites are very nice.
Michael 09. Nov 2016 Claremont, NH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful staff, suite and one block from the Metro.
Other Comments
Location was excellent. I'd stay there again.
Rosemarie 07. Nov 2016 DOYLESTOWN, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was great
Monika 09. Oct 2016 San Mateo, CA, United States
Other Comments
Our first trip to Washington D,C. We had a great time visiting all of the great historical monuments. I enjoyed our stay at the end. My husband loved the location in Foggy Bottom. It is very centrally located to Georgetown, Dupont Circle, The White House and other monuments are within walking distance. The staff was great and breakfast at the Inn was a plus for us. Everyday we would start our day with the buffet breakfast. Great coffee too! I can''t wait to return. Kudos
Carolyn L 26. Sep 2016 San Ramon, California, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quiet location, near the metro. Close enough to the downtown attractions and mall if you like a walk.
Margot 15. Sep 2016 Littlestown, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The bed was clean and soft...
Other Comments
Very quaint, staff was very polite. free cookies, candy, and lemonade:)
Alenia 12. Sep 2016 Suitland, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most
Suite was spacious and staff was very friendly. Good location for us. Couldn't beat the price.
Other Comments
Only drawback was parking at $40 per night, plus $7.50 per night parking tax!
Charles 11. Sep 2016 Yorktown Heights, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was a very enjoyable stay. Very friendly staff. Convenient location.
Other Comments
An older facility but very sizeable rooms. It could use a few upgrades but it looks to be a very busy hotel within the campus of GW, so it may be hard to keep up with the maintenance.
Mike 05. Sep 2016 Waynesboro, AL, United States

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