Overall a good visit. We came to DC for 3 nights and we had two rooms in the hotel. At first we were concerned about the neighborhood but in the end we thought it to be very convenient. The hotel has an attended garage so we didn’t have to worry about the car. The hotel has a gym and pool but sadly we never had time to explore them! And even though I am mentioning negatives, I would stay there again. I just think my negatives can be used by the hotel to improve themselves even more.
The rooms were spacious, clean and attractive.
They were equipped with safes, microwaves, fridges and on either side of the bed there were two lights which I thought was a nice touch, one for reading and one brighter one.
The breakfast was fabulous. They had real omelets to order (not the powdered stuff) with fresh vegetables. There was an assortment of muffins and breads, yogurts, cereal, juices. We were impressed and not expecting this at all.
The bathroom was clean and modern. Ours had a step in shower with glass doors and it was nice as water did not get all over the floor. The bathrooms also had new granite, big sinks, good counter space and decent water pressure if you turn the knob on the shower head.
Free Wi-Fi all over the hotel! Very nice…
None of our beds dials were working to select the sleep comfort level. They just sort of spun round and round. Half the bed was ok, but the other half very hard.
In the bathroom, there was no way to turn on just the shower light alone or dim the lights which made it extremely bright at night if you had to make a middle of the night bathroom run. Also, the switch to the bathroom is behind the door on the outside which didn’t seem intuitive at all.
The toilet paper holder was a bit far to reach.
There is no hook anywhere to hang toiletries. (Only one for towels behind the door)
The showerhead was also very tall (I am 5’ 4”) and liked to adjust it to maximize the pressure. I had to stand on tippy toes in order to do so. There was no handheld shower which would have been a nice touch, especially for Europeans who are used to them.
The only other negative I would say is that the front desk was not particularly helpful as to where to go in DC for good food. I realize the hotel doesn’t have an official concierge but some suggestions of fun restaurants for families would have been nice. Instead I relied on Urban Spoon and Trip Advisor for places to go which worked out fine.
One of the alarm clocks was broken, but on the bright side it was replaced promptly once we pointed it out.
Add hooks so guests can hang their toiletry bags.
Provide a night light in the bathroom.
Tip: If you want to go to Georgetown, you can park in a garage there for $10 for the evening which is much less than a cab both ways, but take a cab to the Mall to see the museums.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Downtown Washington, DC, the new 13-story Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol is in a prime location just one metro rail stop from Union Station - the transportation hub of our nation's capital and home to Amtrak. We are located just one block from the New York Ave/Florida Ave/Gallaudet University red line metro station. Guest rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol showcase a modern décor, which include the cutting-edge Garden Sleep System(R), which features bedding of 100% New Zealand virgin wool, a mattress that adjusts to the contours of your body, and a dial that can adjust the firmness of your mattress. Your guest room at our Capitol Hill hotel also features complimentary high-speed internet access - both wired and wireless, a high-definition LCD television, a Herman Miller ergonomic chair and a modern work desk. For our in-room dining, take advantage of room service from our in-house restaurant, The Garden Grille & Bar, featuring American Cuisine offerings. ... more less
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