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Overview of Hotel Zena

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Hotel Zena

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWhite House11 min walk
    Popular LocationWalter E. Washington Convention Center11 min walk
    Popular LocationNational Mall18 min walk
    AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)17 min drive

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Zena King Suite

  • 56 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Zena City View Two Queens

  • 29 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Zena Circle View Studio King

  • 53 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Zena Circle View King

  • 30 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Zena Queen

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Zena Accessible Two Full

  • 29 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Zena King

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Zena Circle View King Suite

  • 60 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Zena City View King

  • 30 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Zena Accessible Queen

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

GIA Suite

  • 114 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Washington

Located in Washington, Hotel Zena is in the city centre and near the airport. National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit CityCenterDC and Union Station Shopping Center. Check out an event or a game at Capital One Arena, and consider making time for Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, a top attraction not to be missed. Kayaking offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transportation: McPherson Sq. Station is 5 minutes on foot and Farragut North Station is 10 minutes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • White House - 11 min walk
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 11 min walk
  • National Mall - 18 min walk
  • National Museum of American History - 20 min walk
  • Capital One Arena - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • McPherson Sq. Station - 5 min walk
  • Washington Union Station - 10 min drive
  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Hedy's Rooftop — 1 min walk
  • Figleaf Bar & Lounge — 1 min walk
  • Rural Society - 4 min walk
  • Maddy's Tap Room - 4 min walk
  • Corner Bakery Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Zena

Romantic Washington hotel in Downtown Washington D.C., near White House
Along with 2 bars/lounges, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre and a poolside bar. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, valet parking, a seasonal outdoor pool and conference space are on-site. All 191 rooms offer thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and pillow menus, as well as comforts such as pillowtop beds and Frette Italian sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access and iPod docking stations are standard, as are Smart TVs with satellite channels.
Hotel Zena offers 191 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 55-inch Smart televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre, a seasonal outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), SGS (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Secured covered valet parking on site (USD 50 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Secured covered extended parking on site (USD 50 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Arcade/games room
  • Art gallery
  • Free bike hire
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • High chair
  • Mini-fridge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (3726 square feet)

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 55-inch smart TV
  • iPod dock
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Mini fridge

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 75
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 75
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness centre access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe and safe insurance
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions
  • Wired Internet access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 50 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Covered extended parking fee: USD 50 per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 75 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 75 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Pool access available from 7 AM to 4 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Donovan House
Donovan House Hotel
Donovan House Hotel Washington
Donovan House Washington
Donovan Hotel Washington
Donovan Hotel
Donovan Washington
Donovan Hotel
Hotel Zena Hotel
Hotel Zena Washington
Hotel Zena Hotel Washington

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Zena and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Zena offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Zena cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Zena?
As of 11 Apr. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Zena on 12 Apr. 2021 start from AU$333, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Hotel Zena have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 7 AM to 4 PM.
Is Hotel Zena pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Zena?
Valet parking is available for USD 50 per night. Extended parking is available for USD 50 per night.
What time is check-in at Hotel Zena?
Check-in is from 3 PM - anytime. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 75 (subject to availability).
What time is check-out at Hotel Zena?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for USD 75 (subject to availability).
Where is Hotel Zena located?
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lafayette Square, White House and Walter E. Washington Convention Center. CityCenterDC and Warner Theatre are also within 15 minutes. McPherson Sq. Station is 5 minutes by foot and Farragut North Station is 10 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 28 out of 43 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 43 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 43 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 43 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 43 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was friendly
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the view from my window, staff was very nice at all times. Unfortunately do to COVID a lot of things had to be accommodated and roof top was closed. Other than that everything about hotel was perfect!!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Nothing unique about the property. The listing claimed the hotel is steps from the cherry blossoms in Washington DC, but we had to take an Uber for 15 minutes.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was the most amazing hotel I've ever stayed at! The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly, the rooms are beautiful, and everything is so clean. The theming is incredible. I will absolutely be going back.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well located property. The room was very comfortable and well designed.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

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