The Washington Court Hotel is well-located within DC - it's within walking distance of Union Station.
The rooms were clean, and I slept well. (I asked for a high floor and did not hear sirens as some other reviewers have claimed.) The meeting rooms provided by the hotel's business service were generally adequate. Staff was friendly, helpful, and available to assist with minor problems. For example, towards the end of our meeting, I needed to pack up multiple boxes, and a manager at the hotel came to our room and personally helped me tape up the boxes for shipment - this was much appreciated, particularly when I was rushing to catch a plane. For the most part, I never had trouble getting what I needed, when I needed it. Also note that the hotel had multiple meetings/conventions going on while we were there, so expect the lobby and other meeting areas to be crowded.
I didn't have most meals at the on-site restaurant, but it seemed adequate and the staff was friendly. I can't comment on other amenities, such as health club, pool, and bar - I was there for business, and didn't have much time to play. The lobby does look very nice, however.
The hotel loses a point for its "Business Center." If you need to print documents from your own USB hard drive, there's only a single computer available (2 other computers are for browsing the web only). The charge is $10.60/10 minutes plus $1.59/page. Although I think these prices are ridiculous, my real gripe is that the printer attached to this computer is one of those cheap home printers with a maximum speed of maybe 8 pages per minute. In other words, if you have 200 pages to print, not only will it cost about $340, but will take 30 minutes.
For those kind of prices, the hotel should easily be able to afford a better business center printer, and a staff member to do the work for me so that I can get back to my meeting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated, independent hotel located in downtown Washington DC, the Washington Court Hotel offers the ultimate in modern design and hospitality. Boasting a central location near Union Station and Capitol Hill, the Washington Court Hotel is a 265 room distinguished downtown destination for both business, leisure travelers and DC’s elite. Guests at the Washington Court Hotel can explore the rich history of Washington DC just by stepping outside our front doors. Situated adjacent to Union Station, our 16-story property is located in the heart of the distinctive Capitol Hill neighborhood providing access to the National Mall, renowned monuments, free museums and the U.S. Capitol. Luxuriate in world-class surroundings, complete with Italian marble bathrooms, well-lit vanities, and haute technology including flat-screen TVs and high-speed wireless Internet access. As a truly exceptional destination among downtown Washington DC hotels, Washington Court Hotel is an inspired choice for discerning visitors of Capitol Hill. At Washington Court Hotel, your experience plays center stage to everything we do. A family-friendly adventure, business outing or solo excursion – our helpful staff is at your disposal to set the tone for an experience that is unrivaled on “The Hill”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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