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“Wonderful stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Capitol Hill Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 C St. SE, Washington DC, DC 20003   |  
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Ranked #58 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Naugatuck, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Four of us stayed at the Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington for two nights, from September 13 to 15. The location of the hotel is ideal. It is on a quiet, residential street but only a minute away from the National Mall. We recommend this wonderful hotel wholeheartedly. The suites are very large with well-appointed kitchens, ideal for longer stays or for families. The rooms were immaculate and well-maintained during our stay. The breakfast had lots of selection and our European visitors remarked on the excellence of the coffee. The staff are extraordinary. We were given excellent care by David and Hichem, both during check-in and during our stay. Everything from the valet parking to getting cabs went smoothly, thanks to their efficiency. We asked about jazz clubs and on their recommendation, we spent an evening at HR-57 at 1007 H St. NE and had a great time. We also spoke with a manager, Chris Newman, who was enthusiastic about the hotel and interested in our comments. The atmosphere at this hotel is everything one would wish for. Everyone was very professional and everyone went out of their way to make our stay pleasant.

Room Tip: Both rooms were beautiful and spacious with a small, well-appointed kitchen.
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Hello Leon V,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting this outstanding review! It's really amazing to hear about folks on our team connecting with our guests in such a memorable way. Our guests genuinely look forward to seeing David and Hichem in the lobby in the evenings and so do I. And Chris brings a personality to the team like none other. Thanks again for the review. Come by again soon!

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Our overall opinion of the hotel will mirror much of what others stated. We wanted to celebrate our anniversary in DC, and the location is SUPERB, the accommodations were good and the staff was extremely helpful! Yes, the hotel is a bit out dated, but they explained they have plans to upgrade.

The hotel is charming. It appears as if it used to be an apt complex. Our suite was like a small apt, with 3 closets, which is unheard of. The bathroom is small but functional. The free breakfast available is very European with meats, cheeses, fruit and cold cereals. It was adequate. If you want something hot, you'll have to go down the street.

We did A LOT of walking. We walked to Union Station and the Capitol Building a few times while there. Its not for the faint of heart:). The location makes it perfect for Capitol Hill activities/touring. The location is great if you are doing research and sightseeing, as the Library of Congress is a block or two away. We walked/strolled from this hotel to the National Mall. Finally, after walking to the Washington Monument, my husband and I decided to rent bikes. GREAT DECISION! Not bad for people in their fifties, huh? :) We didn't want to give all of our $$$ to taxis.

Finding a DC hotel under $200 a night was quite unsettling. This was well over $200.

With a little TLC, this hotel has great potential!

Room Tip: Our suite was on 5th floor, away from noise. But Internet wasn't always good.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Hello Pricelynn,

Thank you for staying with us and happy anniversary! We're honored to have been a part of your DC celebration. We appreciate you posting this fantastic review of your stay with us. I look forward to sharing it with our team.
We do, indeed, have plans to upgrade our rooms in a couple of months. We'd love to have you back next year to check out the new look. Thanks again for the review!

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We loved this hotel! We were able to check in early and that helped our day run so much smoother! The staff were really friendly. There was a great complementary breakfast. Fruit flavored water, assortment of teas and coffee were available 24 hours in the lobby. Updated and clean rooms. About a block from the metro... We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Hello Dhamilton12,

Thank you for posting this great review! It's always "a treat" to read that our team is connecting with our guests and taking great care of them. I'm glad we were able to accommodate your early check in request and that you the coffee, tea, and water we offer as a complimentary amenity to our guests. Thanks again for the review. We hope to have you back again soon.

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
General Manager
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Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This hotel is perfect for me when I visit family in DC. It is right in their Capitol Hill neighborhood. The staff is friendly and the included buffet breakfast is a great way to start the day. We book the Junior Suite so we can have two rooms. It is a comfortable place to stay. However, on my most recent trip, my room was very dark and turning on the few lights provided in the room did not help much because the bulbs were very dim. I appreciate they are trying to save energy. But there was no light provided above the kitchen/coffee pot area and no light at all next to the sofa.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Hello Michelle S,

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review of your visit. It's great to read that the hotel is perfectly situated for your needs here in Washington. I'm terribly sorry about the lighting in the room you stayed in most recently. We'll figure out which room it was and get this all sorted out. I appreciate you letting us know about this. Thanks again for the review. We look forward to your next review.

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
General Manager
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El Cajon, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had a wonderful night in this beautiful hotel. It is clean, convenient, spacious, and the staff is very friendly, helpful, and competent. The location is perfect for sightseeing or business. We felt safe and secure. The ONLY drawback is the $44 parking fee.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Hello Joyce M,

Thank you for posting this great review! I'm really glad your stay was an enjoyable one. Parking rates in Washington have gotten to be pretty high in recent years. As noted, our current rate is $44 (tax inclusive), which is the best valet parking rate at any Capitol Hill area hotel. We pride ourselves on continuing to offer great value despite our outstanding location, service, and overall product. Thanks again for posting a review. We appreciate the feedback.

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
General Manager
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Rockville, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed here as part of a wedding block and were impressed by the location and value. One block from the metro and close to the Capitol, Eastern Market, National Mall and other great places to explore, this hotel is a great deal for the price. An older building, with updated furnishings and all the amenities you expect, each room has a slightly different layout and lots of character. We had a superior suite and it was huge, the size of a small apartment, including a kitchen, walk in closet, and gorgeous bathroom. It was perfect for our family of four.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Trippyslooomis,

Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us. It's great to hear that your family of four was comfortable at the hotel. I also love reading that our guests are getting out into our neighborhood and exploring the charm and uniqueness of Capitol Hill. It really can't be beat. Bring the family back for a little DC vacation sometime. We'd like that. Thanks again for the review.

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
General Manager
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I stayed in the one bedroom suite and had tons of space. Loved the fact I had a fridge and microwave, which was very handy because the hotel doesn't serve any lunch or dinner. There is a coffee machine in the room with complimentary coffee and tea, you can also get cold water and coffee or tea for free in the lobby. The bed was huge and extremely comfortable. The location is perfect for a visit to all major attractions and memorials in DC. Only a few minutes walk away from the metro station, a 5 minute walk away from the Capitol and a 20 minute walk away from Union Station. Also this hotel doesn't charge for wireless unlike many other hotels. Breakfast is included and can be very busy but you can just stack up a plate and eat in your room or suite. Also has a free wine hour. I found all the staff really friendly and helpful and I definitively recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Can't comment on the hotel rooms but the suite has heating or AC, a microwave, a fridge, ironing...
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Green Features: You can opt not to have your towels and or linen replaced each day.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Hello Marion G,

Thank you for posting this fantastic review! I'm glad you had a great experience with us. It sounds like the location, service, and amenities of the hotel were a great fit for your needs. We could not be more appreciative of your recommendation and your feedback. We'd love to have you back with us soon. Thanks again for the review!

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
General Manager
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Address: 200 C St. SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#52 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#60 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Capitol Hill Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Stylish Hotel on the HillThis boutique lifestyle property is located in the heart of DC’s Historic Capitol Hill district. Capitol Hill Hotel Washington D.C. has just completed a renovation, marked by a more upscale, federalist chic design. It is the closest hotel to the Capitol building and the only hotel “on the Hill.” Capitol Hill Hotel Washington D.C. is one block to the metro, within walking distance to Union Station and provides a convenient location from which to tour the monuments and museums. As a member of the Independent Collection, Capitol Hill Hotel Washington D.C. embraces the vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood it inhabits. Great restaurants, shops and sights abound! Large Guest rooms, spacious closets and kitchensAll guestrooms are suites, which are 50% larger versus typical hotel rooms and are equipped with spacious closets and kitchenettes (or fully-equipped kitchens.) Valet parking is available and pets are allowed with a one-time $75.00 cleaning fee. Complimentary breakfast and WifiComplimentary breakfast is served daily from 7 am and 9 am Monday to Friday, and from 7 am until 10 am on weekends. Wireless Internet is also complimentary in guestrooms and throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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