One Of The Most Colorful Downtown Washington DC Historic Hotels
Located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington DC, the Hotel Lombardy
lies in an area named for the misty marshes that once lined the Potomac riverfront.
The federal government first broke ground here in 1800, and during the 19th century,
Foggy Bottom was a working-class neighborhood that attracted many of the nation's early
immigrants and laborers.
Originally built around 1926, as an ornate private residence, the Hotel Lombardy has
long been an alluring Washington DC area hotel. Here on Pennsylvania Avenue, the building
bore witness to the sometimes tumultuous, but always eventful, world of Washington D.C.
Surviving such watershed moments as the Great Depression and World War II, the Hotel Lombardy was renovated and transformed into a hotel in the late 1970's. Our downtown
hotel's beautifully preserved red-brick and limestone faÇade - as well as our European
and Oriental art and relics -- point toward a spectacular history. But our modern features
and amenities make us a truly unique DC Pennsylvania Avenue hotel.