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Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol
Ranked #83 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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“Clean, affordable accommodations right near Capitol Hill”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

We stayed at this hotel during a recent trip to Washington D.C. for sightseeing. It is a very large hotel with a Starbucks, gift shop and 2 restaurants located inside. It also has a nice swimming pool however we never utilized it. Just outside the door is a CVS for any needs you may have as well as a McDonald's and Sub shop. This location proved to be a great spot to use as a base to explore the city. We were there on the weekend so most on the government offices were closed cutting down on the congestion and crowdedness of the area. The room was clean and spacious and the wifi worked very well. Many attractions are within walking distance but we mostly used the hop on hop off bus as means of transportation for our sightseeing. This bus can be caught at union Station where most of the tour companies set up shot. It was an $8 cab ride for me and my wife from this hotel to Union Station. I am sure it is an easy walk but we decided to save our energy for the sites that were to come. We felt completely safe in this location. We booked the room at an advanced rate and got a really good deal compared to other hotels nearby. The parking garage is located directly beneath the hotel and can be very hard to navigate. The spaces you have to squeeze your vehicle into are very tight. Parking was $36 a night if my memory serves me correctly. We would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
I couldn't have promoted our location and hotel any better. Thank you for doing such a thorough job of telling other guests about our hotel and location in proximity to so many great things to do in Washington, DC. Hopefully, we will be seeing you back here at the hotel.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Check-in desk was indifferent, bell hop staff were approachable & friendly. A big negative is the run down condition of rooms, dated & dusty. Had to call maintenance staff to repair TV, Anthony was prompt, cheerful & obliging. Gift shop was convenient, with milk, water etc available, just as well, as there are no stores nearby. Bar & Grill food was average with slow but polite service. Be prepared to travel for dining out etc, taxis are a must.
Overall I think its nothing special, with just the location going for this place.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to promote our hotel location and Anthony's customer service. Our hotel is in a great location and we have many guests day in and day out. We have scheduled a guestroom renovation to begin in the fall of 2012. We are very excited about the changes we have planned for our guestrooms. Hopefully, you will vist us again to see the changes.
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New York, NY
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights with wife, Grandpa and 4 kids 12 and under. Great location to see all the sights in DC. Easy walk to Air & Space and tourist buses. Attached parking below was very convenient to head out to NW for dinner. Passable pool on roof which was full of kids... all mine needed but not exactly for a relaxing evening by the water.

Pros: Location, location, location.

Cons: not the quietest place I've stayed, beds are double (small), lots of families and groups, very few food options nearby.

Ate in the hotel once, highly mediocre and very expensive. BUT we found Cosmos Cafe across the street which was a buffet breakfast that was fine and very cheap so we ate there every day. La Vie en France (same building) was also very good and a bit more expensive but also a bit nicer.

All-in-all a fine place for a family trip due to the convenience. If you're not sight-seeing then I'd advise you to stay somewhere else. Kids had a ball.

Room Tip: 9th floor is convenient to the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel. It sounds as if you, your wife, grandfather and 4 kids had a busy time in Washington, DC. I'm glad your kids had so much fun. Hopefully, we will see you again in the future.
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

We stay the second week of June 2011. We were able to get their "Smithsonian" package rate, $189 on weekend, and $211 weekdays. The hotel was clean, room was nice. I checked for bed bugs--none to our relief! As other reviewers mentioned, their are Metra train tracks behind the hotel. We were first given a room just above the tracks, and called the front desk and requested a room on the front. They were able to give us one overlooking the middle courtyard. I never noticed train noise at night. The pool was clean and welcomed break from the DC heat. Food at hotel restaurants was average, and a little high. But they had a quick breakfast spot with coffee, rolls, water, juice, etc. which was nice. Starbucks located in hotel, CVS Pharmacy down the street. Not a lot of other restaurants, but just a four or five block walk puts you to the north side of the Mall. This hotel is literally one block from the front door of Air & Space! Middle of the Mall, so walking was great.

Room Tip: Ask for the Smithsonian Rate.
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 23, 2011
I couldn't have promoted our location and hotel any better. Thank you for doing such a thorough job of telling other guests about our hotel and location in proximity to so many great things to do in Washington, DC. Hopefully, we will be seeing you back here at the hotel.
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Palatine, Illinois
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

I stayed here with my daughter and while visiting D.C. The location is excellent. We walked to all the museums and memorials. It's also very close to the metro stop. The rooms were very clean.

There aren't too many choices for restaurants in the area though. If you are a light sleeper the train is close by so you might hear the train horn once in a while. It wasn't too bad though.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing the courtyard.
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 23, 2011
Thank you for taking the opportunity to comment on our hotel on TripAdvisor. I couldn't have promoted our location, hotel or staff any better. Thank you for doing such a thorough job of telling other guests about our hotel and location in proximity to so many great things to do in Washington, DC.
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Round Rock, Texas
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Close to everything but could not get the AC to work. Maintenance changed it out and the second one did not work. Slept in an 80 degree room and they would only comp breakfast which was a hassle. Stay somewhere else.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

This has a great location. The food is is just about OK. The Service is just about OK.
375 USDollar per night is Steep. There is a bit of life in the bars downstairs and it is just a few blocks from the Tourist stuff. The best resturant for food and atmosphere in DC is the THE OLD EBBITT 675 15th Street NW, about a 30min walk from this hotel

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol
Address: 550 C St. SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-2572
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#66 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#67 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#74 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol 3*
Number of rooms: 529
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol. We offer the ideal location for business and leisure travelers coming to Washington, DC. We are conveniently located one block fromSmithsonian s National Air & Space Museum. Walk to major Washington area attractions including the United States Capitol Building, Smithsonian Museums, White House, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial and the Holocaust Museum. This Washington, DC hotel is within reach of DoEd, DOE, DHHS, FAA, FEMA, HUD, NASA, USDA, and USITC. Stay connected with our complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and 24-hour business center. Maintain your exercise regimen in our 24-hour, state-of-the-art aerobic fitness center. All hotel rooms are equipped with refrigerators. Our superb location, friendly and experienced staff, makes the Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol the best choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at our new Capitol Bistro, where Kids Eat Free, grab a quick meal at the Shuttle Deli Express, or coffee from our full service Starbucks. Unwind in the modern, comfortable surroundings of the 21st Amendment Bar & Grill or take a relaxing swim in our seasonal rooftop pool overlooking the US Capitol. Make the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol your first hotel choice when traveling to Washington, DC! ... more   less 
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