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“Nostalgic. Great Location.” 3 of 5 stars
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Capital Hilton
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 16th St NW, corner K & 16th Street, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nostalgic. Great Location.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed here for a quick overnight business trip. As a Hilton Honors member the gym was free. The gym is AMAZING! I think the price to use it is $10-$15. I don't know if I would pay that, but FREE was awesome. The gym is fully equipped and they have nice ice cold face towels infused with basil and herbs. Such a nice touch after a hard day and workout. The hotel rooms are small, but nicely updated. Room service was excellent. Hotel has an older musty smell.....as most old hotels do. If you are a history buff and enjoy old architecture then this hotel would be fun. Room was clean, no view though :( Location is great. Two blocks from the White House. I would stay here again if I needed to, but not my first choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ToastedBean
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Imane B, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Capital Hilton. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Nation's Capital. We appreciate your comments and we hope to welcome you back to the historic Capital Hilton soon.
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Bloomington, Indiana
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118 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a handy place to stay in the DC area, especially if you are sight-seeing in the White House/Smithsonian/Mall areas. Good eateries close by and a nice walk to just about anything you want to see. The staff is accommodating and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Imane B, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Capital Hilton. We are delighted that our convenient location and friendly staff factored in the success of your visit. We take pride in our product along with our warm and welcoming staff but nothing could make us happier than to hear gracious compliments for our staff and the services they provide to our guests.
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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We had a nice couple day vacation with our little ones. The service was nice and the location was especially excellent. It was within walking distance to so many things....a few blocks to the White House and several other museums. The hotel staff was great and very friendly. The smell on our floor was a little off putting but otherwise, all was good. The Executive Lounge staff were excellent and made my a.m. and p.m. experience especially enjoyable! Overall good stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank EVE V
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Imane B, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your Tripadvisor review. Your gracious feedback is quite refreshing and very reassuring. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to the Nation's Capital. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to the historic Capital Hilton in the future.
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Excellent location, superb service and wonderful food food! The hotel is located within walking distance to restaurants and attractions. The staff is pleasant, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The corner room was spacious and very clean. The decor of the room could use some updating, but all in all, a great stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank mirdel
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Imane B, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for your Tripadvisor review. Your gracious feedback is quite refreshing and very reassuring. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to the Nation's Capital. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to the historic Capital Hilton in the future
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I lodged there for the entire Presidential Election Day week on the 7th floor facing 16th street, about three blocks from the north entrance of the White House. On Tuesday night it was very difficult to sleep from 11:00 p.m. to about 2:00 a.m. because of the cacophony of noise emanated from the hordes of over zealous crowds marching down 16th street to the White House screaming, yelping, colorfully cursing the loosing candidate while praising the winning candidate with equally expressive words of passion as happy horn blowing and not-so-happy police sirens added background music to the scene. Sure it was an historical week in America and human expression is to be expected, welcomed, and perhaps embraced. I agree BUT I did learn something about the Capital Hilton that I found less than adequate for a prestigious hotel located in a populated city – BAD WINDOWS! More than 90% of all the exterior noise comes in through windows and doors. So when windows face a noisy city street, then installing soundproof windows can reduce noise levels by 75-95%.

Other than the poorly acoustically engineered windows, the Capital Hilton was a delightful place to lodge in all categories – But do know that it is never a good choice to get any sleep during a local celebration or even a political demonstration on the streets of Washington.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Imane B, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
First of all, thank you for your review of your past stay at our hotel. I appreciate you selecting our hotel during such a historic event! We always appreciate hearing from our guests - including when comments help identify ways we can improve. I understand that the noise was an issue during your stay; while we do have additional security and overnight managers available during high traffic periods - we regret that noise was disruptive to you. I have however; taken your suggestions about installing soundproof windows and at this time we are discussing potential options that we can implement to reduce noise. I thank you very much for your comments and do apologize if you were inconvenienced during your stay. I do hope the next time you return to the area you consider staying with us again.
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Bryans Road, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Enjoyed this stay! In town to see a concert at the Verizon Center. Very convenient a nice comfortable walk. Room was very clean, bed was extremely comfortable. woke up and enjoyed a nice workout in the gym. Starbucks directly across the street. Beware of the overnight parking fees.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank tryto82
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Imane B, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
We look forward to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the historic Capital Hilton in the future.
Thank you for your great Tripadvisor review. It is certainly gratifying and reassuring to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Recently stayed at the Hilton overnight. The hotel is very nicely located near all the big monuments in DC. The rooms a bit outdated but it is to be expected. The one thing I didn't enjoy about the hotel was the fact that the cleaning staff knocked and tried to open our room door 4 times in a period of 2 hours. We didn't put the DND sign out but thought that they would only try once. They kept waking us up (which is why I didn't put the DND sign - was sleeping). Other than that it was a pleasant stay. Breakfast was good too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Silvio R
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Property: Capital Hilton
Address: 1001 16th St NW, corner K & 16th Street, Washington DC, DC 20036
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#70 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#71 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Capital Hilton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 544
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