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“Great location. Great room.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capitol

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Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capitol
Ranked #56 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great location. Great room.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This hotel had a nice room. Very big. Very clean. Separate bedroom. Kitchen. Great location. Walked to monuments, Capitol, White House. It was great.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jpmjc
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Positives:
+ Close walk to Metro
+ Reasonably helpful staff
+ Good breakfast offered each morning
+ Clean hotel rooms
+ Nice to have a kitchen for longer stay
+ Free wifi
+ Able to print for free in the business center - (we purchased baseball tickets online & printed them)
+ Working gym equipment with individual tvs on cardio machines
+ Attached parking garage
+ Tip from the front desk staff on how to save money on parking (details on street parking)
+ Safety feature requires room key to use the elevator
+ M through W dinner reception
+ Complimentary mints and popcorn in the room
+ Room toiletries include makeup remover wipe and a shoe cleaner wipe
+ Comfy bed with lots of pillows
+ Lots of breakfast staff, some were friendly
+ Nice and cool in the fitness room

Negatives:
- Maid came in our room (without knocking) before 9am and offered no apologies
- Very tight squeeze in the parking garage
- Could hear the metro from the 11th floor (but we got used to it)
- Lots of foam in the hot tub (read online that this can be caused by lotions, hairspray, etc.)
- Some cardio machines were tucked into a nook with no view
- Daughter was disappointed that there was no Disney channel
- Check the merchandise in the gift shop before buying, 1 shirt had a coffee stain and 1 had a hole
- Freezing cold swimming pool
- Not close to many restaurants
- Low water pressure in the shower

Room Tip: Request a room on a high floor to minimize the noise from the nearby Metro
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BigTripPlanner
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Albany, New York
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

We just got back from a few nights away to tour DC with 2 kids (1 1/2 and 4 1/2 yrs). This Residence Inn in ideal for family travel because it's in walking distance to metro, large suites with kitchens, free breakfast and many nights some form of dinner is available, indoor pool and hot tub and the location is close to the mall and Capitol (10 minute walk - with stroller). The service was fantastic and they even provided take out menus. Tip - let the kids eat for free at the hotel, then once their in bed order in and grab a bottle of vino from the gift shop. Only downside is expensive parking ($30 per day) but expected in a big city. Definitely would recommend for families. Other suggestions - if on the mall - the Native American Museum has a pricey but very good cafeteria that is supposed to mirror foods of different Native areas of the country (no chicken finger and pizza). It was a great option. Also - drive up to the U Street area for Ethiopean. We went to Etete and they were very kid friendly (the service not the menu).

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adrienne M
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Woodinville, Washington
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77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Always wanted to visit the Smithsonian and finally booked the trip. Figured we'd spend a day at the Air and Space Museum, a day at the History Museum and a day at the Natural History Museum and ½ day looking at the monuments so we knew where we'd be. Wanted to avoid the crowds of cherry blossom time so picked the week before celebrations started. Hotel rates were higher than our comfort zone so husband saw "cherry blossom specials" in NY Times article. Since $43 per night parking was ridiculous, we were going to do this trip without a car so closeness to Metro station was a must. Rates here were reasonable but a little higher than what we're used to paying (AVG $250/night). Didn't want to spend an hour a day commuting to get a lower rate to stay at Tyson's Corner, etc. so it was between this hotel and hotel in L'Enfant Plaza – both had similar rates and standards, were close to a Metro station and had a pool. Free hot breakfast at Residence Inn, free wi-fi and full kitchen tipped the scale. Boy were we glad we picked this one! Not many food choices in the neighborhood but usual manager's "reception" actually was full dinner M-W and for no additional charge they'll grocery shop for you at local Safeway and add the grocery bill to your room. After we had exhausted the food options available – the only reason the pizza guy next door is in business – we figured out there was loads of food choices 2-3 Metro stops away. Air and Space Museum is a short walk away and other museums we wanted to see were close to Smithsonian Metro stop two stops away. Found bike rental rack on 4th so ended up exploring monuments after church on Sunday (a little pricey for 2 people 4 hrs but it was good weather). Ended up that cherries peaked early this year after all so we had the perfect trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Terry M
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East Williamson, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I can't say enough good things about our recent stay. We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite which has a full living room, kitchen, & 2 bedrooms with separate baths & closets. The kitchen was fully stocked with dish service including plates, coffee cups, water glasses, silverware and cooking utensils, paring knives, pots & pans, mixing bowls, even wine glasses! I had packed a lot of these things to take with me, not knowing what would be in the room. I didn't need to bring most of the supplies I packed. There's also a full frig, sink, microwave and dishwasher. Kitchen table seats 4. We had 3 adults and a 16 mth baby in our party and were absolutely thrilled with the space and privacy this room allowed us. The hotel will provide a portable crib on request-- we brought our own. This fit nicely into one of the bedrooms. The buffet breakfast available from 6:30AM to 9:30Am is WONDERFUL - anything you could possibly want to eat/drink and very tasty, and best of all FREE. The staff was always friendly & helpful. We arrived at 10PM and were able to park on the street for free till 7AM, then moved our car into the hotel garage. The rate is pretty steep ($34.50/nite) but I did notice (too late) that there's another garage next door for $14/nite. The metro is around the corner and down one block. The National Mall/Smithsonian museums are about 10 minute walk (3 -4 blocks). I gave the location a 4 star rather than 5 only because there aren't a lot of other businesses such as restaurants or shops nearby, at least none that we could find easily. But as noted, the metro is very close, and taxi cabs were very easy to get. Everything else was 5 star for me. On one of our outings the wheel fell off of our baby stroller and we were panicked. Upon arriving back at the hotel we mentioned it to the hotel staff just hoping they could direct us to a bike shop or somewhere to have it repaired. The hotel immediately offered to send an engineer to our room to look at the stroller, which they then fixed for us. It's little things like this that make a world of difference to traveling parents with small children. We wanted to just move in and never leave! If/when I ever return to DC I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jammy52
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Level Contributor
46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

We went to DC for a long weekend and nabbed a cheap room from Priceline. The room had a queen bed (super comfy!) and a pull-out couch (not as comfy but nice to have). We arrived in the city at 9am and thought we could drop off our car before we headed out into the city. We stopped at the front desk and they said our room was already ready to check in! So we checked in and headed out. We loved having the kitchen area, we reaheated food to save money on meals. It is a bit of a walk to get to most of the attractions, but cabs were readily available. The staff was super helpful! The breakfast in the morning was awesome! The only negative was parking is $30 a day, which seemed a little high.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bencurry
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Smithsburg, Maryland, USA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

I loved everything about this hotel! We had a party of 6 and stayed in the 1BR suite w/2 queen beds and sofabed room. If there was one thing I didn't love is that me & my husband slept on the sofabed, I've never seen a real comfy one!! But we were so tired we slept just fine. The hotel check-in was great, BIANCA was the best! She was friendly and so willing to help us out with places to eat in a family setting. When we had mentioned my daughters birthday brought us here, she gave her a complimentary in room movie!! I loved the setting being the more quiet end of town. Still very close to the National Mall and all the museums. The parking deck was very convenient. The breakfast was wonderful with what I've always called the "flippy waffles" with chocolate chips/whipped topping/blueberry/strawberry toppings, scrambled eggs, red roasted potatoes, sausage gravy/biscuits, sausage, oatmeal/toppings, cereal, yogurt, etc... with plenty of seating. Our room was very clean and spacious. My husband loved the HD ESPN channel! We also used the pool area, which was nice but small. A large group was using the pool when we got there and they were loud and not real curtious to others, but not the hotels faught. Could here the train when it would go by, but it was not loud by no means. We will definitely use this hotel anytime we are staying overnight in DC. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank alklinelovesvacation
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Property: Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capitol
Address: 333 E St SW, Washington DC, DC 20024-3221
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#36 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#62 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capitol 3*
Number of rooms: 233
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