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Great location, apartment features are new.
Location is perfect for access to the DuPont GUTS bus stop. In between DuPont and Washington Circles on New Hampshire Ave. Can walk to Georgetown campus in 40 minutes if need be, or if you enjoy it, across the M or P Street bridges. Apartment appliances are excellent and feel new and modern. Maintenance staff has proven to be great fixing two of my complaints about malfunctioning outlets and a toilet within one-two days. No problems since. If you have an apartment unit facing New Hampshire Ave be prepared to listen to noisy traffic and quite a few sirens going by with the GW hospital just a few blocks south. No rooftop access. A small gym is in the basement but the ceiling in the basement is very low (my head barely clears the room if i'm jogging on a treadmill). Also note that the unit sizes are smaller on average compared to other buildings because this was a former office building renovated into apartments. There are pets allowed on certain floors (none on my floor). Quiet neighbors for the most part and stays quiet because of the smaller building size.
Great location and building!
The Bond has been a great place to live as a student at GW. It's pretty close to campus and the Foggy Bottom area, but Dupont is also really easily accessible, so we've been able to explore a new area of DC.
The management is really helpful; we've had a few minor things go wrong in the apartment (loose towel rack, washer door wouldn't open) and they've been really quick to get things fixed.
We live in a garden level apartment, so there is a little bit of noise from the street, but we have a lovely patio that faces the not-very-crowded Ward Place that more than makes up for that.
Perfect location with minor issues
I have lived at the Bond for close to 2 years and have had an overall wonderful experience. The pros highly outweigh the cons that I have, but this is likely dependent on the very specific things I wanted to have in my living quarters.
Pros: The location is perfect and the units (and appliances) are all brand new. The maintenance service is fast and thorough when responding to requests. Though the units are "micro" sized, the entire length of my hallway has built in bookshelves that more than compensate for the lack of space in the bedrooms.
Cons: The concierge service is highly convenient - when they are there after 1pm and before 9pm - but the staff does not man the desk 24hrs which can be inconvenient when I need my packages but can't get home while they are working. The building's WiFi is frustratingly spotty at peak times and tends not to connect when I am in my bedroom.
I moved into The Colonel this summer. It's brand new construction, and the residents are mostly young professionals. The owners are very pet friendly, and a lot of residents have pets. In the summer, the rooftop deck is a great place to hang out. It's a great location; easy walk to downtown, Dupont Circle, and U Street. Bars and restaurants are springing up all around The Colonel.
Great location and plenty of amenities, but very small
The Bond is a great and historic building with lots of character and great amenities. I have top of the line appliances, including an in-apartment washer and dryer. The doorman is a great addition, and while the gym is small -it is very convenient. The only downside is that my apartment is a little too small, and I could use more space for the amount of money I am paying.