Morrison Clark Historic Inn - Washington  3 stars

1011 L Street Northwest, Washington, United States, 20001  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Staff was very nice - Bathroom was modern, large and clean - Parking is $33 a night tax
  • Location is poor, neighborhood did not look safe - Breakfast buffet was good - There was no microwave
  • Room decor was charming - Within 4 block walk of two metro stops - Staff was gracious and accomodating
  • Morrison-clark restaurant is beyond compare - Mall veranda outside my room that was charming - Neighborhood is marginal
  • 5/7 mins walk to metro stop - No wireless access in the room - Television, while small, worked fine - Staff was amazing


The unique Morrison Clark Historic Inn is rated 3 stars and provides visitors with a library and a courtyard. The hotel opened in 1864 and since then remains an example of neoclassical architecture in Washington.

20 minutes away from Smithsonian Institution Building, Washington Monument and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The property is located 2km away from Washington city center with museums and galleries nearby.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants and a mall.

This hotel is only 450 meters from Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center underground station. 10 minutes' drive from Reagan Washington National airport.


The property comprises of elegant Four Room Room, Mini Junior Suite and Deluxe Guest Room appointed with a minibar, a laptop-size safe, individual climate control, a fireplace and a mini-refrigerator. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers, a fridge and a dryer.


At the restaurant international dishes are served. The small coffee bar offers a terrace and Wi-Fi.


A safe deposit box, a lift and parking for general use and a photocopier, a business center and internet access for work can be found on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 45 per day.

Number of rooms   100.

City Center Washington - 4600 ft
Airports Reagan Washington National (DCA) - 3.7 mi, Washington Dulles International (IAD) - 23.3 mi
Train Stations Washington Union Station - 1.2 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Metro Center - 2300 ft, McPherson Square - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 1000 ft
Restaurants Morrison Clark Restaurant (cuisine: American) - 200 ft, The Tavern at the Henley Park Hotel (cuisine: American, Contemporary, Tea Room) - 400 ft
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  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Maid Service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Standard Room
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These Neoclassical and French-country rooms are decorated with traditional armories and desks as well as custom-designed, hand-crafted pieces complemented with muted taupe furnishings.

Victorian Room
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Exquisitely appointed with turn-of-the-century antiques, chandeliers, and richly hued draperies, these rooms also feature decorative fireplaces and balconies.

Parlor Suite
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Two-room suites featuring traditional French-country warmth, including pine armories, wicker furnishings, handsome quilts, and a pullout sofa in the living room.

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What's nearby

Places of interest
  • H Street (Atlas District)
    1700 ft
Convention centers
  • Washington Convention Center
    1000 ft
  • Flippers Amusement Ctr
    1400 ft
  • Mezzenine Cafe
    1400 ft
  • Archives of America Art
    1700 ft
  • Smithsonian Magazine
    1700 ft
  • Air and Space Smithsonian Mag
    1700 ft
  • National Health Museum
    2300 ft
  • National Museum-American Art
    2300 ft
  • Association of Art Museum
    2700 ft
  • International Spy Museum
    2700 ft
  • Ford's Theater and Lincoln Museum
    2700 ft
  • Judiciary Recreation Senior CT
    2700 ft
  • Washington DC Regional Cncl
    400 ft
  • Redsea
    1700 ft
Universities, Institutes
  • University Corp-Atmospheric
    1400 ft
  • Institute For Intl Mediation
    1700 ft
  • Jewish Institute Natl Security
    1700 ft
  • College Information Ctr
    2000 ft
  • National Louis University
    2300 ft
  • Ujamaa School
    2300 ft
  • Project Interchange
    2300 ft
  • International Space University
    2300 ft
  • Strayer Education Inc
    2300 ft
  • 2300 ft
  • 2700 ft
  • American Symphony Orchestra
    2300 ft
Underground stations

Local Attractions

  • National Gallery of Art
    5000 ft
    West Building, Washington DC
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
    1.1 mi
    1000 Jefferson Drive SW, Washington DC
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
    1.2 mi
    6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC
  • Dupont Circle
    1.0 mi
    Washington DC, DC
  • National Aquarium
    1.0 mi
    14th and Constitution Ave., NW Washington DC, DC 20230

Near the hotel

  • Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
    1400 ft
    9th Street, Washington DC
  • Chinatown
    1600 ft
    Bounded by G, Washington DC
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
    1800 ft
    1250 New York Ave., Washington DC
  • H Street (Atlas District)
    2000 ft
    H Street, Washington DC
  • Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
    2200 ft
    600 I Street NW, Washington DC
  • International Spy Museum
    2700 ft
    800 F Street NW, Washington DC
  • National Portrait Gallery
    2500 ft
    F Street NW, Washington DC

Restaurants Nearby

  • Morrison Clark Restaurant

    72% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 17 - USD 37

    200 ft
    1015 L St NW

    Phone: 202 289 1200

  • The Tavern at the Henley Park Hotel

    65% likes this, based on 56 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Tea Room
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 52

    400 ft
    926 Massachusetts Ave

    Phone: 202-414-0500

  • El Rinconcito Cafe

    86% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican, Salvadoran

    500 ft
    1129 11th St NW
  • Brasserie Beck

    71% likes this, based on 350 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Belgian, Bistro
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 100

    800 ft
    1101 K St NW

    Phone: 202-408-1717

  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop

    60% likes this, based on 16 reviews

    700 ft
    1050 K St NW

    Phone: (202) 347-1266

Morrison Clark Historic Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Morrison Clark Historic Inn

Average guest rating

out of 10
Based on 150 reviews

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  • Single

    Everything, mangement and staff very helpful.

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  • Couple

    Excellent location (within walking distance from the White House - approx. 10-15 min). The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and right-sized for the price. The atmosphere is nice as well, since the building is a historical landmark. During weekends you can park your car in front of the hotel for free, although they offer a (pretty expensive! $33 per day) garage.

    There's no lift for the luggage and the entrance requires to climb few high steps, so watch out. Some rooms have windows over the inner courtyard and/or are located in the basement with no particular view (even bothering, since hotel staff can pass in front of them) but still they're sufficiently bright.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Very awful rip off on me charger me higher price was my paid for $227.86 wrong bill me at $280.00 its wrong ...

    Not honest charger me after I leave was show bill price .. paid 227.86 but later charger addition for what at $ 280.00 ????

    • Average rating
  • Single

    The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was on the smaller side (I had one on the bottom floor) but I found it to be plenty of room. The furnishings were beautiful and the bed was big and very comfy. Location-wise, it was an easy walk down to the mall or the capital building and the area felt very safe--> I walked the 1/2 mile or so back to the hotel from the area around the capital building by myself at midnight.

    Because I was on the bottom floor, the room only had one small window, so there was minimal natural light.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Beautifully furnished rooms, prompt service.

    Morning coffee in the restaurant on Thursday, June 23, was awful! Much better the following day at a buffet breakfast.

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  • Couple

    Friendly staff and always in a good mood. Good internet access (complimentary), fridge and coffee maker in the room. A very nice place, charming and friendly in all ways, even the bathroom cosmetics, made by Bath&Body works, were great.

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    A very individual hotel - it didn't feel like chain hotel, every corner you walked round had something different to look at. The terrace was lovely to sit out with a glass of wine and admire the gardens.

    The odd thing is that our TV was in the closet - perhaps it could be put up on a the wall!!!!

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    The bed was very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful and it was in an excellent position for sight seeing.

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  • Older travelers

    People were very nice and helpful with directions and or recomendations Good location; liked the porch to stop for a libation or just to sit and rest and watch the world go by before going to room at the end of a busy day of touring. Though our room was very small and didn't have a view to speak of it was indeed quiet .

    Room was very small.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    The hotel is in a beautifull house and it is niceley decorated. It is calm. There is a restaurant and you can eat outside on a terrase.

    The internet connection was not very good. There is a leck of light in the room.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    We most liked the history of the inn. There was a book in the lobby telling about the most historic inns in the United States. The story of the Morrison Clark Inn was very fascinating and it made our stay even more special. Everything about the inn suited our needs and the very attentive staff made our stay most enjoyable.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Absolutely great hotel! The room was very clean and nice, the location was perfect an the staff was extremely kind and helpful. I highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Older travelers

    It's always nice to have a touch of charm in the middle of a bustling city and that is what this inn offers. The rooms are large with high ceilings and are furnished with antiques. There is a lovely parlor on the main floor and an intimate restaurant. We felt like we were coming back home after a busy day.

    A little noisy, but hey, this is the city.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    The Hotel is a beautiful old mansion and it's a nice change from a business- like chain hotel.

    The staff was incompetent and indifferent. I reserved the Victorian Suite, which I had stayed in before. When I got to the hotel, the staff tried to put me in a basement "standard" room. As soon as I opened the door to the room I knew it wasn't the Victorian Suite. I went back to the Front Desk, and they were less than gracious. Asked to see my reservation and insisted on making a copy of it as though I were some sort of criminal. Made no apologies for their mistake-- said the "system" didn't have me in the Victorian room. So I was given another room- but again, it was not the Victorian Suite I had reserved. It was a Victorian room, and it was adequate, but it was not what I paid for or reserved. I believe they gave my room to someone else (I didn't arrived until 10:30 pm but I had guaranteed late check-in). When I checked out in the morning I asked to speak to the manager and was told she wasn't in yet. The woman at the Front Desk suggested I leave my email address, which I did, and said I would hear from the Manager, which I did not. So unfortunately I have to express my dissatisfaction in this forum, as the hotel clearly did not bother to take my complaint with any seriously. I use all the time, with terrific results, and this is the first time a hotel has gotten it so completely wrong.

    • Average rating
  • Single


    Being a female traveling by themselves and being safety conscious, I didn't feel comfortable with my room. The standard key entry, windows are easily opened and two exits to the Inn on either side of my door.

    • Average rating
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