My husband and I planned a trip to DC about a month in advance, just going for leisure and to see a concert at the 9:30 club. We stayed in Alexandria over the summer and decided that this time we wanted to stay in DC to keep the travel times minimal and be able to spend more time touring rather than worrying about hopping on the metro to get back to the hotel before too late, and also bouncing back and forth to rest or shower.
I had looked at many other hotels in the area ranging from $130-$150 a night, which is what I intended to spend. I took a chance and booked through Hotwire, just to see what kind of deal I could get. I chose DC/Capital Hill area and a 4 star hotel. I was overly pleased when my $92 a night hotel room ended up being at the Capital Hilton. I looked on other websites and it was running for about $200 a night.
The location of the hotel is perfect, about 2 blocks from 2 different Metro stops (McPherson Sq. and Farragut). Standing outside of the hotel you can look down the street and see the Whitehouse. Lots of restaurants and shops in the area!
Our flight got in way early and we were at the hotel by 8:00am to check in. I had called the day before to have them flag our reservation for early check in if at all possible. Luckily, they had one room left and it was a queen size bed rather than the King we booked..not a problem for us! The lady who checked us in was definitely not over friendly, I was kind of scared of her, but the point was that we got our early check in! All other staff members we came in contact with were super friendly and helpful.
Plan on not having a view, because there really is nothing to see, our room overlooked the roof of the lobby. Not a big deal for us! The room was well appointed, not huge, but had all of the necessities. There was a nice entry way leading into room with a large flat screen TV and a very comfy couch(with a pull out bed). The bed was very comfy, great linens. The bathroom was a decent size and very clean of course. If you are a light sleeper, you may be bothered by the street noise, lots of sirens. It did not phase us one bit though!
The hotel itself is very busy, there were several conferences going on while we were there and when we checked out I overheard someone telling the doorman that two congressmen were coming for lunch and to be prepared for their arrival. Very prestigious hotel.
The food at the hotel restaurant is very expensive, but it sounds great! The buffet breakfast was about $25 per person...but it sounded worth it!
I have never had a bad stay at a Hilton, and this trip just make me love them even more!
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