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I am a professional from Washington, DC who has lived and worked in a few different cities in Europe--mostly in France.
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I had a great experience at Marc's place. It is right next to the zoo and within easy walking distance of the Woodley Park Marriott where I was attending a conference...about a 7 minute walk. The description was spot on and about half the price of the hotel. I would certainly consider staying there again.
The owner is right when he calls it the best building in DC. The apartment is beautiful - compact but beautifully decorated on the top floor (11th). Great location and the nicest, most competent staff.
Just perfect! Great location with easy access to Metro, food shopping, CVS, and coffee shop. An organic grocery store nearby was my favorite spot to pick up the fixings for a quick meal when needed. Clean, comfortable studio with lovely decor and a most accommodating host. Marc met met me on arrival and stayed until we had sorted through everything I needed to know about the apartment and the neighborhood. This was my first airbnb experience and it exceeded my expectations.
Our first experience with Airbnb, and it was very positive. Marc was a gracious host who made us feel immediately at home. The apt is in a great neighborhood in DC with many choices of restaurants within easy walking distance, and it is next door to the zoo. That said, this would not be a good choice for families with young children as there are too many objets d'arts displayed. The bed is super comfortable, and there is a washer-dryer as well as a separate kitchen. Thanks, Marc.
I am a frequent traveler and so have stayed in many different types of accommodations and this is the BEST. A lovely studio apartment with all the comforts of home in a great DC neighborhood. Our host arranged check in and out times for our convenience. I would highly recommend this apartment for one or two travelers.
Marc's luxury apartment was ideally situated, offered great amenities, and provided an excellent escape for me when I traveled to DC for a combination business/pleasure trip.
I chose Marc's apartment after the Marriott Wardman Mark was fully booked for a convention, and I think I got the best deal among all of my travel companions. I was a mere 5 minute walk from the conference location, and very close to a Starbucks for my morning coffee and writing routine. The apartment is almost located directly between two metro stops (Woodley Park and Cleveland Park) so I had quick access to the rest of the city.
As far as amenities, Marc's apartment offers lots of conveniences. The building is very charming; the owners have obviously made an effort to maintain the design aesthetic popular when it was first built. An indoor heated lap pool, workout center, and private sauna gave me a great place to begin my mornings and escape mid-day, and as it is in a private building, there were rarely many people around to disturb my mental breaks there. He offers a washer and dryer in his apartment, along with a kitchen, although I ended up enjoying the eateries in the surrounding neighborhoods. The building offers a 24 hour doorman and a lounge; there was supposedly a lounge on the top floor of the building, but I was never able to visit.
Check-in and check-out were very easy. Although Marc was out of town during my visit, he was prompt in his responses to my messages, and made sure I was taken care of; he even checked in with me a couple of times to see whether I needed anything. I very much appreciated that.
If your travels take you to the nation's capital, and you are seeking a great getaway from the usual hotel experience, or just want a calm, peaceful place to relax after a day of touring, I would very much recommend Marc's place.
This is a perfect place to stay in DC. Art-filled, light-filled, convenient and it is no exaggeration to call this DC's best apartment building. It is glorious to return to its lobby every day. This is what I would call an extended studio, suitable for 1 or 2 people. It is quite spacious and has a very good kitchen space. I never met the owner but Marc was very solicitous through e mails and calls.
Marc was a wonderful host- apologetic he could not be there to meet me- he gave me all the information I needed by phone before my arrival. The apartment is lovely, very clean & in a wonderful building. I'm actually surprised that someone is willing to rent an apartment this lovely. The location is superb, nestled between two subway stops & right next door to the National Zoo. I was in town to attend a conference at the Omni Shoreham & the walk to the Shoreham was the perfect distance. The apartment had everything one would need. The bed was comfortable. All arrangements were made very smoothly & easily. Overall, a great experience. I hope to be a repeat visitor to this apartment for this annual conference. Thank you so much, Marc.
We had such a wonderful time in DC! Marc was the perfect host. He had great communication and really made us feel welcome in his home. His place was so lovely! Decorated beautifully, quiet (super important in the heart of a big city), a washer and dryer, very comfy bed and linens, a safe location and a historic building. The doorman is a sweetheart! We stayed several days and hated to leave. A five minute walk right down the street are wonderful restaurants, drug store, grocery, cleaner and wine store. Perfect! Thank you, Marc, for making out trip and stay in your home such a delightful memory.
This apartment is nicely appointed and located in a very nice building. Staying in this space is like staying in an art gallery! It is only a fifteen minute walk from he woodly park station and the Marriott Wardman park. If you are attending a conference in the marriot or Omni and those hotels are booked this should be you next choice (because it will me my first, no competition please!). If for some reason you need a car just leave at the Marriott it will be simpler.
Marc and his Friend stayed a few days at the mews and everything was perfect from first contact to check out. They left the place very clean, I can only recommend them and they are welcome at my place any time.
A speedy guy, sympathetic, openminded, easy contact