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“Nearby everywhere you want to be in D.C.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol

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Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol
Ranked #80 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Hayward, Wisconsin
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6 hotel reviews
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“Nearby everywhere you want to be in D.C.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

I stayed here for a meeting, and have stayed here before as it is nearby government headquarters. It seemed clean, sheets and towels definitely bleached, with comfy bed and pillows. There were some places in the bathroom where the wallpaper was peeled. I checked in and out without delay. The best I can say about this place is it is centrally located. I can catch the Smithsonian museums after meetings are done and even during lunch hour because they are so centrally located. The Metro is nearby (you can take it nearly everywhere you want to go for cheap) and so are some decent "fast food" choices for lunch. There is also a CVS and a Starbucks nearby for quick snacks or forgotten toiletries.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you for choosing our hotel while you were here for business. We also think we have a great location to so many things here in Washignton, DC. It does really make it easy to just drop in to a museum of your interest or to stop by a monument from the hotel. We hope you will visit with us again.
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

My sister and I stayed at this hotel for a week in early June 2012. During that week we changed rooms a number of times due to the noisiest and outdated air-conditioners which sounded like a jet engine right in our room. The hotel air-con engineer came to inspect the air-conditioners but they were never fixed. We came to the realization that the noise level was not going change and that the only way to improve the situation was for the hotel to actually invest in new machines and have ducted air. So eventually when the weather got a bit cooler, we slept with the air-con off and nearly suffocated rather than not sleep at all. We came all the way from Australia to have a fantastic week in Washington(and had prepaid everything otherwise we would have been out of there really quickly!) but it was ruined as we were total wrecks during our sightseeing. The hotel staff listened to our concerns but obviously couldn't change the air-con situation. Otherwise the rooms( yes we did get to know a number of them!) were clean and comfortable. I am stunned that there were no other complaints regarding the air-cons in the reviews. We talked to a number of other guests who all had the same problem as us. Some people like us didn't use their air-cons but had their doors partially open with the security latch on to get some of the ducted air from the corridor.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elianem43
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
I'm so sorry you had air conditioning noise issues. We replace 50+ units a year, as a normal practice. This is the first I have heard about units making unusally loud noise. And it sounds as if this happened in more than one room. Again, my sincere apologies. I wish you would have asked for me during your stay so that we could have resolved this issue while you were here.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

The hotel is located just off of the mall near many major attractions. There is a coffee shop in the lobby. There is a nice courtyard. Restaurants are within walking distance. Just a short distance from the airport. Taxi stand in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for staying at our hotel. We hope you will come back and visit us again the next time you return to Washington, DC.
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South Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is no more than 1.5 blocks from the Smithsonian Air And Space Museum but it's on the south side of the mall where the area is dominated by office buildings. No nightlife and the only restaurant nearby is a McDonalds. Starbucks on the corner. In house restaurant food was not bad but, as is everything in DC, expensive. My biggest gripe is the language barrier with the restaurant staff. That and $6.60 for a small and medium coffee.

Trolley tour picks up at the hotel door until 11:00, then at the air and space museum. Super way for a tourist to get around DC.

Room had an odd odor but otherwise comfortable. WiFi ranged in strength from good to almost unusable depending on the time of day, evening being the worst. Bed OK, not great.

Really a typical, middle of the road hotel. We got a great rate staying over a weekend note and, with a grandchild in tow, had not need for note life or a big choice of eateries.

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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for choosing our hotel and writing a review. You are correct, we are in an ideal location for visiting the museums and monuments of Washington, DC. It is indeed in a quiet, safe neighborhood. I think we have the best of both worlds here at the Holiday Inn Capitol; quiet, safe neighborhood, walking distance to many DC sites and only a quick METRO ride to a variety of restaurants and night life. I do understand though that like yourself, some guests would like more dinning options around the hotel. I hope your grandson had a good visit and that you will visit us again.
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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We had stayed in this property for over 24 hours only. But were delighted with the reception, room facilities, food quality, service at the complimentary breakfast and the tour desk. Very close to the L'Enfant plaza metro and just a turn from the airport metro bus stop. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the road is what we got.. Good enough
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rskmcg
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
I appreciate your great review of our hotel. Hopefully next time you can stay more than a day.
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Brightwaters, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

My wife, nephew and I stayed at a 2-double bed room at this hotel for Thanksgiving 2012. It is right near the Air & Space Museum and very close to the mall (where the capitol and many government buildings are located). There is a nice restaurant on premises and also a Starbucks. The rooms were modern, well-decorated, and comfortable. The check-in staff were pleasant and straight-forward. They also had some special holiday-related flyers at the front desk.

The only drawback to this location is the parking. It is an adjacent structure right around the corner from the hotel entrance, so it is convenient, but the rate was approximately $35 per day. It also had a low clearance, so I could not park my SUV with a car-top carrier inside the garage, and had to park it in the open-air "high clearance" area on a ramp next to the garage.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mlangh0lz
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Sounds as if you, your wife and nephew had a nice visit to Washington, DC this Thanksgiving. I appreciate you commenting on our hotel, location and food & beverage outlets. And just so you know, DC does have a high parking tax. It is 18%. This increase went into effect in October 2011.
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Kankakee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

A recent trip to Washington D.C. found me lodging at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol in the heart of the Smithsonian Museum district where I was engaged in academic research. Of course, the location was excellent but so were the accommodations and staff. When I had questions, people were quick to respond with information or take care of a concern. Of course, this attention made the stay pleasant, but what made the experience especially nice was the buffet breakfast. FYI: Be sure to request the buffet breakfast as part of the reservation or scroll down the website to find this option!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Penelope5466
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
I hope you were able to get all your research done during your visit to DC. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I also really appreciate you posting such nice comments about the hotel, service and the buffet. We hope you will stay with us again.
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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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