Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW | Washington, DC 20008 [See Map]
#14 in Best Washington D.C. Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 3444 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 834 rooms, 8 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Traditional, Historic, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

If you're planning a family getaway to the District, consider staying at the Omni Shoreham. Located in the Woodley Park neighborhood, which is home to the beloved (and free) National Zoo, this luxury hotel is a great choice for families looking to take in the sights. Meanwhile, the Smithsonian Museums are only a short metro ride away. Younger guests will have a blast here, thanks to the Omni Kids program, which offers child-friendly amenities like the heated outdoor pool and complimentary books and games. Plus, Robert's Restaurant appeals to the taste buds of all ages with modern fare and a customized children's menu. Recent guests also report a satisfactory stay at this Omni hotel thanks to its spacious accommodations, appointed with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee. If you're a member of Omni's Select Guest loyalty program, you can earn or redeem complimentary perks by choosing to stay here.

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Critic Reviews


“Step from the jammed up streets of D.C. into the Omni Shoreham's lovely and enormous lobby and it really does feel like you've arrived at a resort. ... For best views and quiet, ask for a parkview room at the back of the house, preferably with a balcony (15% of the rooms have them), and within sight of the Washington Monument.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional


“Evening turndowns; a beautiful outdoor pool; a great gym; a quaint but still convenient location just north of Dupont Circle; a haunted room on the 8th floor — it's an excellent choice for the price.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms at the Omni Shoreham are decorated in shades of cream, yellow and blue. Guest rooms have Serta pillow-top mattresses, down comforters and pillows, minifridges and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with on-demand games and movies.

  • Wi-Fi available for $9.95 per day; free for Omni Select Guest program members
  • Parkview rooms are quietest and have the best views
  • Because the hotel was originally built in 1930, the Deluxe rooms (standard category) vary in size from 203 square feet to 316 square feet
  • Evening turndown service available

Standard room size:

203 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3444 guests have reviewed the Omni Shoreham Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 3444 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Omni Shoreham is a large hotel in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Set atop 11 acres of land overlooking Rock Creek Park, the property offers a resort-like option near the National Zoo and is a short drive or metro ride from the National Mall and U.S. Capitol. The hotel opened in 1930 and is on the registered list of Historic Hotels of America. The area surrounding the property is a quiet neighborhood filled with treelined streets and row houses, yet it's close to a variety of restaurants and less than a mile west of the eclectic Adams Morgan neighborhood.

  • Valet parking with in and out privileges is $35
  • The White House is 2 miles south of property
  • SuperShuttle provides airport transportation to hotel for an additional fee
  • Located 8 miles north of Reagan National Airport and 28 miles southeast of Dulles International Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($35)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The Omni Shoreham offers several dining options. The hotel's main restaurant is Robert’s Restaurant, which serves American cuisine paired with views of Rock Creek National Park. Some dishes at Robert's Restaurant include pan seared rockfish, tomato basil pappardelle and lamb noisette. The Marquee Bar and Lounge offers small bites and cocktails in a masculine, wood-paneled setting, and Morsel's is the property’s gourmet coffee bar.

  • Splash! Pool Bar offers seasonal poolside food and cocktails
  • 24-hour room service
  • Robert’s Restaurant full dinner menu is also served at the Marquee Bar and Lounge

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The Omni Shoreham has a resort-style, heated outdoor pool area that's surrounded by lush foliage.

  • Pool is open Memorial Day through October
  • Splash! Pool Bar serves light fare and cocktails

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Adjacent to the fitness center, the hotel's spa offers facial treatments and massages.

  • Separate men's and women's locker rooms with a dry sauna
  • Spa services available by appointment
  • Treatment rooms are right outside of the workout room

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Omni's Sensational Kids Program, outdoor pool and proximity to the National Zoo makes the Omni Shoreham a family-friendly hotel option. At check-in, kids receive a backpack filled with an activity book, healthy snacks, crayons and games.

  • Milk and cookies delivered to kids on the first night of stay
  • Most guest rooms can fit a rollaway bed
  • Children's menu available at on-site restaurants including the poolside grill
  • Plenty of outdoor space for children
  • Seasonal kids pool

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The Omni Shoreham has a large on-site fitness center with recumbent bicycles, treadmills, elliptical trainers, step machines and a Concept II rower. Plus, free weights and Cyber weight machines for strength training.

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Complimentary fruit and towel service
  • Dry sauna, locker rooms, robes and slippers are available
  • Guests can request in-room fitness kits and Get Fit rooms
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Omni Shoreham is a full-service convention hotel with more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space available. The hotel offers seven historic ballrooms and 24 meeting rooms for business events. The property has an on-site theater that can seat 2,300 guests, and the largest banquet space can accommodate up to 1,500 guests. Plus, the hotel has two 24-hour business centers with copy machines and printers.

  • On-site convention services staff available to help with all event details
  • Videoconferencing capabilities
  • Wi-Fi and hard-wired Internet in meeting rooms
  • On-site audiovisual services

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Omni Shoreham is a pet-friendly hotel, and welcomes cats and dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less, excluding pit bulls. The hotel charges a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $50 per room.

  • One pet per room
  • Extreme or wild animals such as snake and birds are not allowed
  • Pet must be placed in a carrier while any staff member is in the guest room

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The hotel can host indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions for up to 350 guests, as well as pre- and post-wedding events. The hotel has four ballrooms all of which are adorned with elegant chandeliers and historic details, plus the outdoor gazebo ceremony space.

  • The Diplomat Room has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Rock Creek Park, plus gold accents and chandeliers
  • The Jeffersonian-style Palladian Room features oval windows and colorful wall murals of Jefferson’s Monticello
  • The historic Blue Room is the largest ballroom and can host a dinner and dance for 350 guests
  • The Empire Ballroom features art deco styling with a stage and crystal chandeliers
  • On-site wedding specialists to help manage the details

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street NW | Washington, DC 20008 [See Full Map]