We stayed for three days at The Hamilton on our first visit to DC and overall I would recommend this hotel. Its location is excellent, just a five minute walk from the White House and very close to a well-connected Metro station, making sight seeing very easy. Also, the breakfasts were very good. We had booked an executive room and this meant that we got a continental breakfast included and I would recommend this option to anyone as you not only get a bigger room but also good value from the breakfast - lots of fresh fruit, pastries and toast.
On the down side there are a couple of things which could be improved. Without doubt the main failing of this hotel is the lift/elevator situation. There are allegedly four, but it seems that only two are ever working at any one time. They are small (max. 6 adults, less if you have luggage) and the result was tiresome queues waiting for a lift (or if one did turn up, a lift with enough space to fit in).or stops on almost every floor on your way down (we were on the 12th) as there were so many people waiting for the lift.
We also had a few issues with our room but, to the hotel's credit, they did give us a courtesy call to check if all was ok and they did correct two of the three issues - the third related to a leaky seal at the base of the toilet which I guess would not be immediately fixable but was unpleasant nevertheless.
However, the best thing about this hotel is the beds. It would not be an exaggeration to say that these were the comfiest beds I've stayed in at a hotel. After a long day of sight seeing these beds were amazing- super comfortable with high quality bedding, absolutely brilliant.
So overall, a hotel well worth considering if you are in DC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A restored 1920's architectural gem, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel offers refined accommodations and modern meeting facilities in the heart of the nation's capitol. Gracing the corner of 14th & K Streets, NW, this Washington, DC hotel places you in the ideal location whether you're traveling for business or pleasure. Just 5 blocks from the White House, 7 blocks to the Washington, DC Convention Center, 1 block to the McPherson Square Metro Station, minutes from the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and local dining and entertainment, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel is perfectly situated to make your visit a productive and memorable experience. The Hamilton's own 14K Restaurant and Lounge offers a contemporary American dining experience to guests and local DC residents alike. Perfect for people watching, entertaining, or unwinding after a day of meetings, 14K Restaurant and Lounge is the choice for casual meals or private gatherings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Hamilton
- Crowne Plaza Washington Dc