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Union Station D.C. Is a superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, intermodal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building. This historic hub of culture services more than 90,000 people a day as a major...more
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50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Before deciding you to store a bag here, please give serious consideration to just how badly you want or need to. I’m still standing here, 20 mins after arriving at the bag check, and 15 mins after it was my turn. People behind me just...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank slovaktoo
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the perfect place to kill time while waiting for your train. There were plenty of choices for food and drink. The retail portion was nice.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank aford9909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a place to park a 15 passenger van for the day while we went sightseeing. Union station was the perfect place. The cost is 2 dollars per hour $20 per day. We parked on level two every day and found parking spaces easily....More

2  Thank Hippowazhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the architecture. It is pure art and a total surprise to me! I was even surprised by the amount of food places and shops they had, but unfortunately by the time I entered the station at 7PM, majority of the shops were closed. I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Praths-BLR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed arriving here and wandering through. Beautiful design and nice portico. Really impressive walking out and seeing capital hill. Easy access to taxis helped us a lot. Oh and a couple of good eateries. Nicely done !

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andrew-Leakey
Reviewed September 7, 2019

I've read the reviews that said the place was dirty and that panhandlers drove them crazy. Didn't experience any of that. One woman pushing a baby stroller stuck out a cup asking for money but that was it. I visited around noon on a Friday...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed September 5, 2019

A lovely place to explore. Great food court on the ground floor and other dining options. Love the architecture. .

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mya2018
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Impressive landmark in it's own right and good starting point for various tours or walk yourself. Very expensive parking for us South Africans at US$22 for half day.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Russell D
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Close to my AirB&B. I enjoyed this place immensely! Loved the history and architecture! It was east to use and central for Metro, car rentals, tour busses and more. Even had a Starbucks as well as lots of different shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

We visited Washington DC for a day to see the monuments etc.. We arrived into Union station on Amtrak. The station is nice and clean except whilst eating in the food court, homeless people came in bugging you for money and food and then eating...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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September 14, 2019|
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Response from gredave | Reviewed this property |
As you enter Union Station, turn left and walk to the very end of the building; walk down the stairway to the Metro and choose the walkway to the red line Also, there is an information kiosk near the entrance to Union... More
July 5, 2019|
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Response from Donna R | Reviewed this property |
Plan to arrive early - very early (30 minutes to 2 hours before departure). Boarding gates are usually posted 15 minutes prior to a train's departure. Many stations have monitors and signs that display the boarding gate... More
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June 17, 2019|
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Response from LewisandVivian13 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any, however I wasn’t looking for that. We carried a backpack around with items we needed.
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