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4.4 out of 5

"I have the most enjoyable stay at The POD DC. The hotel touted itself as the best in basic un-embellished accommodations and that it was. The rooms ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 04 Dec 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Capital One Arena

Heart of Washington

At this Chinatown hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Smithsonian American Art Museum and CityCenterDC, both within a 5-minute walk. Capital One Arena and International Spy Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Dining, fitness center

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 245 guestrooms offer flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and free long-distance calls. Other amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes.

Full POD

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$85* Per night/room Nov 24 - Nov 25

Bunk Pod

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Queen Pod

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

POD DC ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for POD DC

Everyone (17) Couples (4) Business (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Unique modern very adequate hotel. Very comfortable good service and good location.

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019

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4 out of 5
Location, whiskey bar, roof bar, breakfast. Location, location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,location,

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019

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5 out of 5
Amazing location and value. Diner and roof top bar were fabulous. Bed was super comfortable. Complimentary toiletries were high quality and the Pid Squad helped me out with complimentary hairspray when I realized I forgot mine. Perfect all around.

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

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2 out of 5
The staff were outstanding The price for the room one would think the room would have been bigger and no microwave or small refrigerator in the room. For the price one could get a much better room just around the corner

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location, right in Chinatown. Short walk to National Mall and Smithsonian Museums.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location and great front desk staff. The room was small, as anticipated, but super clean and comfortable which is perfect for a reasonable price.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
Small room was perfect for just me. It was comfy, clean, bright, and convenient. Loved my Pod experience!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2019

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4 out of 5
The hotel was conveniently across the street from the Metro, and one stop from the event I went to (Giant's Barbecue Battle at Archives/Navy stop) and staff was friendly. Its the room itself that I don't like, too small and tight. Very clean, though! It would be nice if their was a vending machine in the hallway. Or at least ice machine since Walgreen is at the corner.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean, very helpful staff, outstanding location, restaurant facilities on site, safe Very tiny rooms but space was organized effectively

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2019 by Pod Squad

Thank you for you review. We are actively working to improve the overall guest experience and your feedback is valuable. We hope to see you again soon!

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly POD DC. This 3.5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 245 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • Built in 2017
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Gallery Place Chinatown Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

POD DC offers 245 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. 50-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Washington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Crimson Diner - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Crimson View - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • A 14.5 percent city/local tax will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • POD DC Hotel Washington
  • POD DC Hotel
  • POD DC
  • POD Hotel DC Washington
  • POD DC Washington
  • The POD DC
  • POD Hotel DC
  • POD DC Hotel
  • POD DC Washington
  • POD DC Hotel Washington
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.