Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant

1011 L St NW | Washington, DC 20001  [SEE MAP]Washington, DC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Historic structure with renovated interiors and facilities
Valet parking is the only on-site parking option

Housed within a 19th-century Victorian mansion and among the landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant charms travelers with its unique character and design. Plus, since it's located two blocks west of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and within easy reach of downtown D.C.'s restaurants and shops, it's a convenient home base for both business and leisure travelers. Aside from its location, guests praise the accommodations. Because the hotel underwent an expansion and full renovation in 2013, the rooms are decorated with contemporary furnishings while others boast the original fireplaces. No matter which room type you choose, you'll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, armoires and desks. And if you want to see more of the building's original architectural elements, pay a visit to the Main Dining Room, which features Italian Carrera marble fireplaces, 10-foot gilded mirrors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Though the property celebrates its heritage, it also offers modern conveniences like an on-site fitness center, seasonal passes to an outdoor pool and valet-only parking (for an additional fee).

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Location
Washington, DC
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 114 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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Critic Reviews

Condé Nast Traveler

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The inn's neighbors—a Chinese community church (1956–58), a carriage house (1890), and a parsonage (1901)—are being converted into a 57-room addition to the Morrison-Clark.

Fodor's

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A fascinating history makes these beautiful 1864 Victorian town houses an interesting as well as a comfortable and well-located choice. Antiques-filled public areas have marble fireplaces, bay windows, and medallioned ceilings, and rooms have neoclassical, French country, or Victorian furniture alongside modern amenities.

Lonely Planet

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Listed on the Register of Historic Places and helmed by a doting staff, the elegant Morrison-Clark comprises two 1864 Victorian residences filled with fine antiques, chandeliers, richly hued drapes and other features evocative of the pre–Civil War South.

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The central courtyard is designed for comfort and relaxation. One of the structures dates back to 1864 and features varied rooms, a few with Victorian décor. For more than 60 years the building served as the soldier, sailor, Marine and airmen's club.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 913 have reviewed the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 913 reviews 4.0 (based on 913 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Composed of two restored, 19th-century Victorian mansions with the additions of a Chinese community church, a carriage house and a parsonage in 2013, the Morrison-Clark Inn offers a variety of accommodations, including period Victorian guest rooms, modern Asian-Victorian rooms and the two-story Carriage House suite. Standard rooms feature a neutral gray and green color palette with red accents, mustard yellow doors, Frette linens, traditional armoires, desks and custom accent pieces, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access, bathrobes, flat-screen televisions and minifridges.
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Bed and breakfast package offered

Standard room size230 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • 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

Location & Parking

Two Victorian mansions built in 1864 make up the Morrison-Clark Inn, the only inn in Washington, D.C. listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located two blocks from the convention center and within walking distance of The White House, the inn attracts both business and leisure travelers. Several downtown attractions, shops and restaurants are also a short walk away, and two Metro stations are within five blocks of the hotel. Named for the two original owners of the row houses, the Morrison-Clark Inn served as a social club for servicemen and women for more than 60 years.
  • 5 miles northeast of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($40)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The elegant Main Dining Room at the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant is located in the historic Clark house and boasts original features like Italian Carrara marble fireplaces, large gilded mirrors and floor-to-ceiling windows. The contemporary American cuisine served in the Old World setting draws local residents as well as travelers, and seasonal alfresco dining is available in the courtyard. The Lobby Bar and Lounge offers cocktails in the evening.
  • Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; brunch offered on weekends
  • Daily happy hour

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Pool

Guests can receive passes to an off-site outdoor pool that is open seasonally.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Kids

    Although children are welcome at the Morrison-Clark Inn, the hotel has few amenities for children and no guest rooms with two beds. Cribs are available upon request.
      • Kids club
      • Cribs
      • High chairs

      Fitness

      The Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant offers a small 24-hour fitness center that features cardiovascular equipment, weighted balls and free weights.
      • Passes to an off-site outdoor pool are available seasonally
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Morrison-Clark Inn offers both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The Club Room, furnished with antiques and marble fireplaces, can accommodate 30 guests for conferences or 60 guests for a cocktail reception, while the Courtyard, featuring landscaping and sparkling fountains, can host larger receptions and dinners. The Parlor and Carriage House may also be used for small meetings
      • Audiovisual equipment available
      • Variety of meeting packages offered
      • There is a 24-hour business center

      Number of meeting rooms1

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

      Wedding

      The Courtyard at the Morrison-Clark Historic Inn & Restaurant is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located behind the center of the hotel, the landscaped oasis features Italian-inspired fountains and can accommodate up to 70 guests for receptions and dinners. For intimate ceremonies or receptions, the Victorian Club Room, with its marble fireplaces and gilded mirrors, is a romantic venue for up to 50 guests for dinner or 70 guests for dinner.
      • Tenting options available
      • Wedding packages offered

      Maximum wedding guest capacity70

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

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