The Washington Hilton is large; conventions are the game here, so expect it to be often busy and pricey.
Rooms are comfortable, clean, modern and well appointed with great views, especially at night, from the upper floors, looking down Connecticut Ave and facing the Washington Monument but an extended stay here would be too tight for me.
Wi-Fi in the hotel is great and available throughout the rooms, restaurants and free in the common areas of the lobby. As a Hilton Honors Member, it is complimentary. There is also a complimentary computer area (2 Apple and 2 PC) in the lobby (15 minute limit) where you can check email, flight details or print boarding passes.
The pool has been downsized from what it used to be but in the summer in DC any pool can be a relief. Short 5 minute drive to the National Zoo a good walk about a half hour north from the hotel but walking not recommended in the heat of July and August, catch a bus outside the hotel a few stops up Connecticut Ave.
The hotel lacks a business center, a quiet place to work from other than in the room. What they do have is an on-site FedEx office that serves as their business center. You pay by the minute to use the computer at one of two carrels with little privacy. From a business perspective an onsite FedEx office might be a plus until your find out there is a premium added to the FedEx shipping charge for that benefit. In my case it was an additional $10 dollars to the bottom line. Fortunately there is a US Post Office branch literally across the street should you need to ship anything while on business.
Location is great, there are so many restaurants, coffee shops and night spots in the Dupont Circle area and the hotel is located a short walk from the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC (Google it). The Metro at Dupont will get you anywhere in the city or to National Airport and across the Potomac to Virginia. I find it the best way to get around the city. Tour buses, open top, double-deck and Trolley Tours stop just outside the hotel making it easy to see the city even if you only have a couple of nights in town.
Clean, quiet and convenient - in the heart of DC that doesn't come cheaply but there are deals to be found at this hotel at certain times of year.
Hilton Honors 10th floor even numbered rooms provide the view of the Washington Monument. Executive...
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