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“A very clean, new hotel that has much more to offer than you think!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol

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Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol
Ranked #75 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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207 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“A very clean, new hotel that has much more to offer than you think!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Hilton Garden Inn is not a typical hotel we would stay in while in a large city but we choose it for location between Verizon Center and Fedex Field and with being unfamiliar with the area that was our basic criteria. We are Diamond Member with Hilton so it seemed like a good bet.

We pulled up front of the hotel, 4pm Friday November 2nd and were greeted right away by the guys working the door (bell men) and the Valet. They had our luggage on the cart and my car whisked away in less than 5 minutes. The lobby is small but very clean and fresh. They have drinks and cookies available. Also a small "store" for you to purchase food for your room.

Overall we found the front desk staff to be unhelpful. I was surprised each time. Perhaps it was a bad weekend but that didn't affect our time there. The guys on the door were always ready to get you a taxi, hold the door or answer questions and very friendly. The restaurant and cleaning personnel were great! Big smiles and welcomes.

Our room on the 13th floor had 2 queen beds, a big desk and a small chair and table area. It was a perfect room for our needs this trip. We had free wifi and breakfast with our offer. We found the breakfast to be very good. Omelets, pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage, cereal and fruit.. much more too.

Outside the hotel is a night club Ibiza but we never saw or heard anything from it. This hotel is in an up and coming area. A nice grocery store next to it where I got bathsoaps, wine and snacks.. (good mix)...lol

On the other side is a POTBELLY Deli.. We had really great sandwiches there too.

This is a good hotel. Most importantly clean, safe and offers a great value.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Wendy M
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Rich L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for providing such a detailed review of the hotel. As a Diamond member I know that you stay in many hotels and it means a great deal that you had such a great experience while staying with us. I hope that you choose our hotel again on your next trip to Washington!

Hospitably,

Rich Lingenfelter
General Manager
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  • Rooms
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Hotel is a little bit off the beaten path - NOMA is a very much upcoming area and there isn't much as far as restaurants and the like.

HOWEVER -

STAFF - 5 stars.
BAR - 5 stars
FOOD / VALUE in bar - 5 stars
BREAKFAST - 5 stars


I travel about 200ish days a year. This property is a breath of fresh air, and as a Hilton Diamond (with a giraffe) - i don't say that very often.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank milguy11
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Rich L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hello!

Thank you so much for ranking us 5 STARS all around! We love our Diamond members and I thank you so very much for your loyalty to Hilton! Hurry back soon!

Hospitably,

Rich Lingenfelter
General Manager
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Monroe, Oregon
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125 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

The customer service and staff was some of the best I've experienced. The bed was uncomfortable. Okay value for the money. Quiet neighborhoond. Starbucks nearby. Proximity (next door) to a good supermarket (Harris Teeter) that serves buffet meals a plus. Really easy to reach from the Metro line (NoMa station). The weekend rates were very reasonable. Don't know if I'd pay that amount for weekdays.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joseph B
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Rich L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Good Afternoon,

Thanks for taking a moment to tell us about your stay. I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our adjustable beds, but I am glad that overall you had a great experience!

Please come back and stay with us again soon.

Rich Lingenfelter
General Manager
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Marietta, GA
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209 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

You aren't going to get good value in.DC, so you may as well get good service. They have a very helpful staff who greets you with a smile. The Harris Teeter next door saved us during Hurricane Sandy. If you need a hotel in the Noma district, this is the one to stay in.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TandemBikeRider
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Rich L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hello!

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, even through Hurricane Sandy! Come back and see us again very soon!

Rich Lingenfelter
General Manager
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We recently stayed here - very nice - 1 block from metro station. Nice room - requested back of hotel away from nightclub that is across the street at the front of the hotel. Very quiet and comfortable. The hotel restaurant was wonderful - excellent food and reasonable prices. Everyone who worked there was very nice and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. In-laws were with us, and the hotel was able to give us rooms next door. Even my in-laws who are super-picky enjoyed their stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank C J
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Rich L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Hello!

I am so happy that you had such a great experience and also relieved that your super picky in-laws enjoyed their stay as well! :-)

Come back and see us again soon.

Rich Lingenfelter
General Manager
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Manama, Bahrain
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130 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a great hotel to stay in, with spacious rooms and terrific service, from reception to room service. I personally believe this hotel is so under-rated. Certainly worth the money, and is very close to a subway station just around the corner. It is also conveniently located near a super market, which is open 24 hours. What else do you want ?

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SalmanShakeeb
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Rich L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Hello!

WOW...thanks for giving us a 5-star review. We love our beautiful hotel and our beautiful NoMA neighborhood, and I am happy that you agree!

Have a great weekend,

Rich Lingenfelter
General Manager
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

I spent the weekend (2) nights here in October. I was in DC on business. The location of the hotel is fantastic. Its one block from the red line, one stop to Union Station and therefore Capitol Hill, and easy access to K Street via the red line. There is a starbucks across the street from the hotel, a full service grocery store and pharmacy next door, The buildings are new and fresh. I did not notice any issues of security as others have mentioned. There's a night club just across the street but apart from being a little busier out there I didn't see any issues, hear excessive noise as you would have done outside any UK club !

The hotel itself is bright, fresh, and clean and must be only a couple of years old. The rooms are also clean, bright and what you would expect from a garden inn. Bathroom and shower were good and usual Hilton standard. Breakfast was good and also free if you're a Hilton Gold member as I am. The staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful. The price was a little high, but a lot fairer than rates at other DC hotels. Valet parking is $30/day which is a bit steep but again less than you would pay in London. All in all, exceeded expectations. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dyfrank
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Rich L, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Good Day!

I am so glad that we exceeded your expectations all around! Come back and see us on your next trip to DC.

Hospitably,

Rich Lingenfelter
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol
Address: 1225 1st St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4274
Phone Number:
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#59 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#72 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol 3*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Downtown Washington, DC, the new 13-story Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol is in a prime location just one metro rail stop from Union Station - the transportation hub of our nation's capital and home to Amtrak. We are located just one block from the New York Ave/Florida Ave/Gallaudet University red line metro station. Guest rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol showcase a modern décor, which include the cutting-edge Garden Sleep System(R), which features bedding of 100% New Zealand virgin wool, a mattress that adjusts to the contours of your body, and a dial that can adjust the firmness of your mattress. Your guest room at our Capitol Hill hotel also features complimentary high-speed internet access - both wired and wireless, a high-definition LCD television, a Herman Miller ergonomic chair and a modern work desk. For our in-room dining, take advantage of room service from our in-house restaurant, The Garden Grille & Bar, featuring American Cuisine offerings. ... more   less 
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