For New Years Eve, we decided to book a hotel for the night so that we would not have to drive home after the concert at the Kennedy Center. Rather than to stay at Marriott or Hilton properties, we opted for an adventure and booked Hotel Lombardy, a historic boutique – type hotel in Washington D.C. What a pleasant surprise! When we pulled up, we were immediately greeted by a helpful doorman. The lobby, while small was decorated elegantly.
The older gentleman at the front desk looked like he was a handpicked extra from a 1940’s Humphrey Bogart movie. He was stately and very polite. When we got to our rooms, we recognized that each room had inner and outer doors and the rooms were both decorated with antiques. The layout of the rooms however, was different. Apparently, we were in the Parkview Room which offered a living room and a mini bar.
Our friends’ room had separate area with a mini kitchen complete with a bistro table and chairs. The hotel was quiet , save a small hum of the hotel heating system. The next morning we enjoyed a tasty brunch in the hotel restaurant overlooking a picturesque view of Pennsylvania Avenue.
NOTE: The elevators are small, so if you are in a hurry start early (we were not, so it worked out well) . All in all, a good experience. It was definitely worth the money.