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“Good location , comfortable rooms”
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Capitol Hill Hotel
Ranked #10 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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The Entrance, Australia
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“Good location , comfortable rooms”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed here in Oct 2013 just after the goverment was re opened thank god. Good location not far from the metro station so you can get train from and to airport easily. The rooms are quite comfortable the beds are large and very comfortable. They have contiental breakfast included each morning. The breakfast room is a little small so if it is busy you might have to wait a little for toast but overall the choices are fine nothing fancy but OK. Overall I think Washington hotels are expensive but I found this place to be good value for money. The hotel is only a five minute walk up to the bars and resturants on Pennsylvania Avenue and 5 minutes to the Capitol building.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hello ccoaster,

Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us! We appreciate the great feedback about our location, rooms, and the overall comfort and value of your experience. We'd love for you to return on your next trip to Washington. It'd be great to have you with us.

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is the first time we have stayed in DC and we picked the right Hotel in a great locataion. The Capitol building is very close and Free to walk round. The Train station is also very close. If you like walking this is the place to do it.
The Hotel has two buildings and we were in the one next door to the main block. Very nice large room and very clean. Micro wave and kitchen with fridge freezer, kettle ect. Very nice. The buffet breakfast was included and there was plenty of it. Only down side was paper plates and plastic forks. But hey not an issle really!
Restaurants very close by and plenty of bars.
I will certainly use this hotel again. Must mention the staff, very helpful.

Room Tip: If you like tea take a few tea bags with you. Only free coffee sachets were in the room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hello BigGee-64,

Thank you for posting this fantastic review of your stay with us! I'm really glad you had an enjoyable visit to Washington and that you were well taken care of by our team. I also want to share with you and our viewing audience that we've now gone back to real actual flatware. We were performing dishwasher maintenance during your stay and used to the paper and plastic as substitutes. Thanks again for reviewing us and we hope you visit again soon!

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stayed one night with my mother. Exceptionally well-priced (esp for Washington, DC).

Location - On Capitol Hill. Right across the street from the Library of Congress Madison Building. The building is in two parts. One building, where you check in, is right on the corner, with a small lobby and a library. The other building, where the actual rooms are, is in the middle of the block. There is no way to get from one to the other without going outside and walking down the street. They do have rolling luggage carts and bellhops, but this could be both confusing and annoying if you aren't aware of this beforehand. This disconnection between buildings is why I give the Capitol Hill Hotel a 4 instead of a 5.

Room - 2 queen beds (not amazing, but comfortable). One small coat closet and one larger walk-in closet without door but with full length mirror. One desk and desk chair, large screen tv, both across from beds. One reclined lounger in addition to the beds. Fairly spacious dining alcove with round table. Separate kitchen with 4 burner stove, full-size refrigerator with freezer, toaster, coffee and well-stocked pots/pans, utensils, and dishware (nice dishware, not the Corelle kind). Average size bathroom, but limited shelf space.

Breakfast - Served in a dining room on the lobby level of the building where the guest rooms are. Continental breakfast til 9:30am on weekdays and 10:00am weekends. Coffee (decaf and regular), several kinds of tea (including Constant Comment, Earl Grey, and a no-name decaf tea). Several kinds of sliced bread, 2-3 kinds of bagels, cream cheese, peanut butter, grape jelly, cranberry sauce + toaster. Sliced meats (2 kinds) and cheeses (2 kinds). Cereal (2 kinds -- Fruit Loops and bran flakes) + 2% milk. Danishes (2-3 kinds). I also saw some guests with cups of yogurt and juice, but I was not able to find any, probably because I came down at 9:20am.

Toiletries - Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, small bar soap, shower cap, hair dryer

Parking - Scarce on-street parking (majority requires residential permit). Valet is $44, but is courteous and prompt. Same person acts as valet and bellhop.

Service - Friendly and efficient.

Would definitely recommend staying at Capitol Hill Hotel. Excellent value.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hello lil_drama,

Thank you for posting such a detailed review of your experience here at Capitol Hill Hotel. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and fellow travelers. I'm glad to read that your stay with us was an enjoyable one. We hope you visit again soon. We'd love to have you back!

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
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Granite Bay, California
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

Perfect location near metro station--easy to take metro line from Reagan airport--and easy walk to congressional buildings, Supreme Court. Area is quiet and clean. Also a good healthy walk to mall and museums and monuments. Found a couple of decent restaurants within a block or two on Pennsylvania. Interesting mix of business and tourist travelers. Glad to have good continental breakfast included. Stayed 5 nights and were very happy with this hotel.

Green Features: Thank you for the option to re-use towels. Nice to have room cleaned up without needing clean sheets and towels every day.
  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Hello MarieESL,

Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us here on Tripadvisor. In reading your review of us and a couple of the others you posted from your trip to Washington it looks like you had an enjoyable 5 days. Some of the things you mentioned in your review are among my favorite reasons to visit Capitol Hill. We're on the doorstep of history. Yet within a 2-minute walk there are a wide variety of great places to grab a bite. Thanks again for the review. Come back and see us soon!

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
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Peoria, Illinois, USA
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Only 2 blocks to Capitol. Walking distance to most monuments and museums. 1 block to Metro. Near restaurants and Union Station. Excellent room with fridge and microwave. Comfortable bed. Helpful staff. Recommend highly.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Hello Randall A,

Thank you for this very concise review of our hotel. We appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you had an excellent stay and we hope you'lll return soon.

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Donte Johnson
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Miami, Fl
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We traveled to Washington DC the first week of July 2013. The trip was planed 3 days before it happened so the search for a hotel didn't take that much time. As usual, I used Trip Advisor to make the decision and once again I was not disappointed.
The Capitol Hill hotel is only two blocks from Congress and one block from a Metro station which makes it extremely convenient to move around the city. It is also at walking distance from several restaurants and the Eastern market.
The room was big and very comfortable. It had a kitchenette, walking closet, desk and lounge chair. Everything was clean, the AC worked wonderfully (DC is very hot in summer and the AC worked without a glitch during our one week stay). The bed and pillows were soft and pleasant. After spending all day walking, they offered a very good night sleep and allowed us to wake up rested.
They offer an assorted breakfast everyday that consist of bread, pastries, cereals, fruits, boiled eggs, coffee, juices and tea. It is good enough to hold you until late afternoon while you are walking around visiting the city.
The staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. Always with a smile and always aiming to please.
I will definitively stay at this hotel again and strongly recommend it for those visiting DC.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Hello CaroServigna,

Thank you for taking a moment to post to a review of your experience with us. It's great to read that your stay was enjoyable and you were well taken care of by our team. As you noted, our rooms feature amenities that are ideal for short visits or extended stays. Our location seems to be one of the most popular elements of the Capitol Hill Hotel experience. Whether you're visiting Washington for sightseeing or to lobby on The Hill we agree that it can't be beat! Thanks again for the posting a review and giving me an opportunity to shamelessly plug some of my favorite things about our hotel. Come back to see us again soon.

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
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Bristol, Connecticut
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Once block from the Cannon and across the street from the Library of Congress. Rooms are small but perfect for single business travelers. Refridgerator, microwave, safe, coffee maker, iron and board (a full size one not the ones that allow you to iron 3 inches at a time).

Modern deco-european, boutique feel. Nicely decorated, clean and very friendly and accomodating staff. I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Donte J, General Manager at Capitol Hill Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Hello Jody18,

Thank you for taking a moment to post a review of your experience with us. It's great to read that your stay was an enjoyable one. It's great to read that the decor, amenities, service, and location were highlights for you. Thanks again for your review and we hope to have you back soon.

Sincerely,

Donte Johnson
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Property: Capitol Hill Hotel
Address: 200 C St. SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1909
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#30 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#33 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#57 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Capitol Hill Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Stylish Hotel on the HillThis boutique lifestyle property is located in the heart of DC’s Historic Capitol Hill district. Capitol Hill Hotel Washington D.C. has just completed a renovation, marked by a more upscale, federalist chic design. It is the closest hotel to the Capitol building and the only hotel “on the Hill.” Capitol Hill Hotel Washington D.C. is one block to the metro, within walking distance to Union Station and provides a convenient location from which to tour the monuments and museums. As a member of the Independent Collection, Capitol Hill Hotel Washington D.C. embraces the vibrant and culturally rich neighborhood it inhabits. Great restaurants, shops and sights abound! Large Guest rooms, spacious closets and kitchensAll guestrooms are suites, which are 50% larger versus typical hotel rooms and are equipped with spacious closets and kitchenettes (or fully-equipped kitchens.) Valet parking is available and pets are allowed with a one-time $75.00 cleaning fee. Complimentary breakfast and WifiComplimentary breakfast is served daily from 7 am and 9 am Monday to Friday, and from 7 am until 10 am on weekends. Wireless Internet is also complimentary in guestrooms and throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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