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Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

1330 Maryland Avenue, SW | Washington, DC 20024-2100  [SEE MAP]Washington, DC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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This hotel is home to one of D.C.'s largest spas
High fees for parking
Situated two blocks south of the Smithsonian metro station, this beautiful hotel affords scenic views of the Tidal Basin and easy access to popular attractions like the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Most guests love their stays at this Mandarin Oriental thanks to its array of amenities, including The Spa and an on-site art gallery. The recently renovated accommodations also win over recent guests because of their wooden furnishings, Asian design elements and high-end amenities like deep-soaking tubs, high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs. Meanwhile, the hotel's two on-site restaurants – Muze and the Empress Lounge – earn a thumbs-up for their gourmet cuisine and stylish ambiance. The Mandarin Oriental also boasts an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Yet for many guests, it's the hotel's wonderful customer service that won them over.
Washington, DC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 373 rooms
Primary View
City center, River
Opulent, Modern



  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler


Tucked into a cul de sac near the Tidal Basin, the Mandarin Oriental feels more remote than it is—the Mall is only a couple long blocks north, and the newly renovated Wharf, busting out with all sorts of shops and restaurants, is pretty much a stone’s throw away.


Known for its gorgeous interior design, top-notch spa, and classy afternoon tea service, the Mandarin Oriental is one of the most luxurious hotels in town. Rooms are elegant and stylish, with beautiful East-meets-West decor in soothing tones, upscale amenities, and marble bathrooms with separate showers and deep soaking tubs.



Surroundings at this luxury hotel are sophisticated and elegant, and the staff is very service-oriented. Rooms are designed with comfort, relaxation and productivity in mind.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2482 have reviewed the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2482 reviews 4.5 (based on 2482 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at the Mandarin Oriental were renovated in 2016 and feature views of D.C.'s monuments. The new designs include upgraded technology, such as accessible power oulets with USB ports and international adaption, and a multifunctional round table with internet and phone connection. This being the Mandarin, travelers should expect Asian-influenced furniture like the Japanese credenza that holds the TV in the bedroom. Bathrooms are a highlight – outfitted in marble, each one features a separate shower and deep soaking tub.
  • In-room internet is free when booking directly through the hotel's website
  • Upgrade to Mandarin Oriental Club for amenities like light fare, cocktails, private meeting spaces and dedicated concierge services

Standard room size395 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Washington, D.C., outpost of the Mandarin Oriental exudes the Asian flair the chain is known for. The views from the property are impressive: Guests can take in the D.C. skyline, monuments and water vistas from higher floors. Sandwiched between the Tidal Basin and the National Mall, the hotel is somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of D.C. but still within walking distance of many top sights, including the Jefferson Memorial and the National Mall and its museums.
  • Hotel is two blocks south of the Smithsonian metro station (Blue, Orange and Silver lines) and National Mall
  • Situated 4 miles north of Reagan National Airport; 27 miles east of Dulles International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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


The Mandarin Oriental features two on-site dining options, an all-day restaurant, Muze, and the vibrant Empress Lounge. Muze’s menu blends local produce with Southeast Asian flavors for an "East meets West" dining experience. Adjacent to the main lobby is Empress Lounge, offering light fare, afternoon high tea and artisan cocktails.
  • In-room dining available 24 hours a day
  • Mini Sushi Bar is an eight-seat gourmet sushi restaurant located off the lobby

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAsian

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


The Mandarin Oriental is home to a 50-foot heated, indoor lap pool that's located in the spa.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    At 10,500 square feet, the spa at the Mandarin Oriental is one of D.C.'s largest. The spa features eight Asian-inspired treatment rooms, vitality pools, steam rooms and a sauna. The treatments are inspired by ancient traditions and are designed to meet personal needs. Highlights include the oriental bamboo massage and the cherry blossom treatment.
    • The spa asks that guests arrive 60 minutes before treatments begin

    Services offered:

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


    The Mandarin Oriental is quite family-friendly. After arriving, younger guests will receive a stuffed animal. Upon request, the hotel can provide rubber ducks, body lotion and body wash. Older kids can borrow movies and two video game systems. On-site restaurant provides a kids menu.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      The Mandarin Oriental's 1,400-square-foot fitness center features cardio and weight machines. Guests also will find treadmills, cross trainers, stationary bikes and free weights.
      • The hotel offers personal training, private yoga and Tai Chi sessions held in-room or in the garden (for a fee)
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      The hotel offers a variety of venues where business professionals can host meetings. Grand ballrooms can be converted into smaller spaces and are stocked with audiovisual equipment. International meetings are a specialty here, as the staff speaks 25 different languages. The hotel also offers projections outside the ballroom entrance as well as other branding opportunities and an LCD panel for logos and agendas.
      • On-site business center features four computers, and copy and printing services in addition to a business concierge

      Number of meeting rooms15

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


      Pets up to 30 pounds are welcome at the Mandarin Oriental for a fee of $100 per three days.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        Guests can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings and receptions. Highlights include The Garden Terrace, an expansive outdoor garden overlooking iconic D.C. spots, including the Washington Marina, Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial. The Mandarin Oriental is also home to numerous ballrooms where guests can host receptions. The 8,300-square-foot Grand Ballroom includes glass chandeliers and silver leaf coffers and can hold 1,000 guests for a reception.
        • The hotel can provide catering
        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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