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“Great location and Great Service” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1225 First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002   |  
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Ranked #48 of 130 hotels in Washington DC
Lake Jackson, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location and Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This hotel is in the booming NoMa district, so staying in a neighborhood has its perks with a grocery store and Starbucks on the same street. The Metro is a short walk away, and it is very close to Capitol Hill. This was my second stay here, and the staff are very nice and are attentive to any issues that arise. I travel to DC a lot and this is by far my favorite place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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McHenry, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights while in DC. The location is pretty good. I walked to the mall and surrounding sites everyday and it wasn't bad. It is a lot of walking but as long as you have a good pair of gym shoes, you'll be fine. Plus I crammed a lot of site seeing in those 3 days so I think I walked more than most would. The service was fantastic. I arrived an hour before check in but they gave me a room right away. The first night, I had a hard time sleeping as the bed was very soft. I talked to the front desk and they said the bed was adjustable which I didn't know or see anything in the room to tell me that. But the front desk gave me a voucher for breakfast and to my surprise, when I got back to my room, there was a tray of cheese, crackers, and fruit waiting for me. The next two nights were much better as I adjusted the bed to my liking. I was on the second floor in an inner room away from the street. It was quiet, spacious and the room was clean. Pretty basic but not bad. There was a microwave which was handy to reheat leftovers. An in room safe would have been nice but they do have one at the front desk you can use. This hotel was the least expensive one within walking distance to everything and I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and service. I was very satisfied with my stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Loved this hotel. I was planning my 10 year high school reunion from across the country and setting up a room block for my classmates to be able to stay in DC to encourage them to stay the night and not drive back to the suburbs after the reunion fun. Not only is the Hilton brand new and gorgeous, the hotel was right across the street from the venue & very affordable. Lois, the sales manager at the Hilton, made it easy for many classmates to make the decision to stay the night! She offered a very competitive rate (the Marriott which is an older hotel and would have been further from our reunion venue quoted me significantly higher!) and her customer service was awesome. Being the organizer of the event there was a lot of pressure to make sure things ran smoothly and I can't thank Lois and the friendly staff at the hotel for making the booking process easy for our classmates (she even extended the room rate for us for an extra week since some were procrastinating to book!) and in turn making me look good.

I got several compliments from my classmates how great of a stay they had at the hotel and I personally really enjoyed my lovely suite (complete with not just 1 flat screen TV, but 2) and I loved the business center, which came in handy on the day of my event since I needed to print out the most updated guest list, etc. (all for free of course). Definitely a must stay, walking distance to the metro and close to sightseeing. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Corner suite with a view of Ibiza nightclub was awesome - big city feel but still quite when you nee...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Perfect location--1 mile walk to the Capitol grounds, 1 block to Metro. Very nice, new facility with great staff. This newly renovated area offers D.C. travelers a convenient hotel with a huge modern grocery store next door, a Starbucks across the street, and a straight short walk to Union Station. LOVED it!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This was our first stay at the Hilton Garden Inn and we were there for only 1 night. We were moving our daughter in to a school a few blocks away so the location was convenient for us. The Harris Teeter grocery store was right next door and the metro was a block or two away. We were pleasantly surprised to find our room was ready even though we arrived an hour earlier than our requested early check in time...great first impression. We found the staff to be extremely helpful and polite. The room size was good and was very clean. Plenty of space for all of our luggage. We stayed in a room in the back of the hotel that we had requested based on advice from reviews on this site and we were very glad we did. Even in the back of the hotel, we did hear a bit of noise from the nightclub across the street around 2 am. The beds were firm, but comfortable enough. We did request tissues and an extra pillow from the front desk. Housekeeping arrived quickly, within 15 minutes, with a pillow but toilet paper instead of the requested box of tissues. Front desk misunderstood our request. Breakfast buffet the next day was good..plenty of choices and efficient service. We can't speak about the other amenities since we didn't have time to utilize them (i.e. pool, fitness center, restaurant). We did not dine at the restaurant in the hotel as we had dinner reservations elsewhere. All in all, we were very satisfied with our stay and are planning a return visit this spring.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Clean and good service at a good price. Location is in a great spot and wifi was fast and easy to connect to. I would recommend this hotel to other business travelers. Bathroom light was in a funny spot but I found it. A lot plugs on desk and bedside so I didn't have to move furniture to find outlets.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Forest
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The area is new and the only drawback is that there are limited choices for dining within walking distance. The Metro is around the corner and the area seems safe. The restaurant has a great breakfast buffet. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with few exceptions.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol

Also Known As:
Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dc/Us Capitol Hotel Washington Dc
Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dc/Us Capitol Hotel
Address: 1225 First Street NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#51 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Downtown Washington, DC, the new 13-story Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol is in a prime location just one metro rail stop from Union Station - the transportation hub of our nation's capital and home to Amtrak. We are located just one block from the New York Ave/Florida Ave/Gallaudet University red line metro station. Guest rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol showcase a modern décor, which include the cutting-edge Garden Sleep System®, which features bedding of 100% New Zealand virgin wool, a mattress that adjusts to the contours of your body, and a dial that can adjust the firmness of your mattress. Your guest room at our Capitol Hill hotel also features complimentary high-speed internet access - both wired and wireless, a high-definition LCD television, a Herman Miller ergonomic chair and a modern work desk. For our in-room dining, take advantage of room service from our exclusive in-house restaurant, Todd Gray Watershed, featuring fresh eastern seaboard seafood offerings such as new England Clam Chowder, po boys with oysters from Virginia, and lobster rolls from Maine. ... more   less 
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