I stayed at the Hamilton for three nights recently. When I entered the room I was very impressed, because I was facing a floor to ceiling, wall to wall window with a view of the D.C. skyline and the Washington Monument. What really made it nice was that the beds were placed against the opposite wall so that while sitting up in bed, morning and evening, you can enjoy the spectacular view. The decor was very classy as well, a sedate gray and neutral tone predominates. There was a coffee maker and small fridge, very convenient. I did stay on the Executive Level, as the rooms were a bit bigger, so I am not sure if all rooms are as nicely laid out as the one I had. The Executive Level also includes a free continental breakfast on weekdays.
The hotel lobby has beautiful architectural details, and a Starbucks just around the corner from the front desk was a plus. The 14k restaurant and bar were both really nice. I heard from a friend of mine who lives in D.C. that the bar is a favorite meeting place for local government workers, and I can see why: nicely laid out, big, comfortable bar chairs. I ate at the restaurant one night and had a very good meal, no complaints. Be aware of the fee structure for the room. The price varies greatly from night to night, weekends being less expensive that weeknights. When I made my reservation through the hotel website, the price quoted was $179 per night, which is a very good rate for a nice hotel in this city. But the actual bill showed the first night as $129, the next as $169 and the last night as $274 per night, so they are averaging the cost of the stay obviously, when they quote you a price. My roommate got stuck in D.C. with a cancelled flight due to bad weather and she ended up booking an extra night at the exorbitant rate of $374 for that night. Also worth noting is that the WiFi costs $12 per day, and there is a charge of 50 cents per minute if you wish to use the computers in the hotel's business center.
To summarize: this is a great downtown D.C. hotel in a fantastic location! You can walk to the White House, the Smithsonian and the Convention Center. The Metro stop is nearby. I would recommend this hotel for business travel and for anyone seeking a central location while seeing the sights in D.C. You are right in the middle of everything, but the downside is that you are likely to hear sirens on 14th and K St. night and day. I loved the beds, very comfortable and conducive to sleep when the street noise is not too loud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A restored 1920's architectural gem, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel offers refined accommodations and modern meeting facilities in the heart of the nation's capitol. Gracing the corner of 14th & K Streets, NW, this Washington, DC hotel places you in the ideal location whether you're traveling for business or pleasure. Just 5 blocks from the White House, 7 blocks to the Washington, DC Convention Center, 1 block to the McPherson Square Metro Station, minutes from the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and local dining and entertainment, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel is perfectly situated to make your visit a productive and memorable experience. The Hamilton's own 14K Restaurant and Lounge offers a contemporary American dining experience to guests and local DC residents alike. Perfect for people watching, entertaining, or unwinding after a day of meetings, 14K Restaurant and Lounge is the choice for casual meals or private gatherings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Hamilton
- Crowne Plaza Washington Dc