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Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol
Ranked #81 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Wautoma, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, wonderful staff!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is aging, but it was very clean. The staff was very helpful and professional. I recommend for both business travelers and families. If you get a chance, be sure to go to the rooftop pool and check out the view of the capitol.

  • Stayed June 2013
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
It is an incredible view! Thank you for recommending our hotel.
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Ocala, FL
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

The location of the hotel was great. It was in walking distance to everything we wanted to do. The staff was very professional and friendly. We will definitely stay there when in the DC area. The only down side was the carpet on the second floor was in terrible condition and I found the tear. When I called the front desk, the staff was quick to respond. Just wish it had been fix before my visit. But, that will still not stop me from staying there. We even extended to stay over one extra night. So we checked in on May 28 and left on June 1. The guest laundry could use a good revamping with some new washers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
We have exciting news. Starting this November, we have a major renovation planned. All of our guest rooms, hallways, some public space and the guest laundry are all on the schedule to be upgraded and modernized. I'm glad you will be back so you can see the changes.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Good hotel and reasonably priced, especially considering some of the other hotels in the area that were priced much higher when we stayed there. The rooms are really outdated looking, but they appeared clean and were comfortable so overall it was a very enjoyable stay. As a platinum member, I was upgraded one room category and was given a bottle of water, some chips, and a free voucher for a bottle of water/tea/coffee.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Thank you for being a loyal Priority Club member. We appreicate that you stayed at our hotel for your visit to DC.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This hotel sits pretty much in the business district which means no nightlife.
The hotel staff pride themselves on customer service, they look and act professional.
It is very clean, the beds and pillows are comfortable.
It gets my vote for whatever that is worth.
The great thing about the location is you can walk to the Smithsonian museum of aeronautics from there you can pick up one of many tour buses.
They have a very good restaurant which has a fantastic buffet most nights with the food being hot, tasty and fresh.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the room we stayed in it was above the Starbucks this gives you a view of the street most...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
I appreciate you choosing our hotel for your stay in Washington, DC and for reviewing us. Thank you for your positive comments on our location, service, cleanliness and food & beverage. I hope you will visit us again, if you are ever back in the area.
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New York
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

A bright and busy lobby, wide halls upstairs and clean, spacious rooms. The fitness center could use a little attention but had a good set of equipment. The location was also excellent, a 10 minute walk to the National Mall. Front desk staff were efficient and pleasant to deal with. Wake up call came right on time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thank you for your review of our hotel, location and service. We appreciate you staying with us and hope you will visit us again.
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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great location :- a block or two or three from Smithsonian and other Museums . Walking distance to the US Capitol , the Obelisk , the White House , Lincoln Centre , Jefferson centre , etc . It is a big hotel , good lay-by for baggage drop-off and underground self- parking for $36 in-out parking , really good breakfast and dinner buffets ( the latter not served every night ) , good capital bistro menu for evening dinners ( recommend the angel hair shrimp/ scampi , the cavatelli seafood pasta , the ranch bison burger , the salmon flatbread melt with sweet potato fries ), service very good from front desk to restaurants , good business centre with 4 computers , free wifi , would give 5 stars but had to put up with clanking air - con for 3 nights in a row which kept waking us up despite our complaints ).Our clean "quiet" king room on 5th floor was very spacious as was our ensuite bathroom. Uncomfortable hypoallergenic pillows which seem to be the norm these days. No shaving mirror but nice powerful shower. Restaurants walking distance away. Starbucks and CVS in the same block .

Room Tip: High floor and away from lift. Avoid room 542 for noisy air con which clanks periodically after a co...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for your very positive review of our hotel. I'm sorry you had issues with your air conditioning unit making noise. I'm glad you provided me with the room number so that I can get someone to look at it. I really appreciate you commenting on the service you received as well as our food & beverage outlets. I hope you will return and visit us again.
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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

My family has been staying at this hotel for over 20 years. We love it because it is so close to all of the Smithsonian Museums, The Capitol, The Monuments. It is an easy walk to any of the main buildings. The Air and Space Museum is less than two blocks away.

The hotel is very helpful and nice. The rooms are nice - they are updating in a few months - but it is still nice - not dreary at all. There a nice pool on the roof. The hotel has a restaurant that has a lunch buffet Mon through Friday. The buffet is a bit pricey but very enjoyable after a tiring morning of sightseeing.

Room Tip: If noise bothers you, ask for a room on the opposite side of the train. The Train noise is not terr...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Hot-tea-and-Scones
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SASwain, General Manager at Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Twenty years, wow! Each and everyone of us here, really appreciate your loyalty to our hotel. You are like family and are always welcome.
Thank you.
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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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