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“A Reasonable Value Full service Hotel in the Heart of DC”
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Capital Hilton
Ranked #96 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
549 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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“A Reasonable Value Full service Hotel in the Heart of DC”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a number of time due to its location. The lobby has been recently refurbished although it does not look very different. The rooms are comfortable enough although a little tired but they have good lighting in the bathrooms, big flat TVs and the bedding is comfortable. The fitness centre is excellent and overall it is a convenient and comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Imane-Bennani, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, 13 May 2013
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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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Loved this hotel! The staff were great, the room was amazing (they upgraded me for being a Diamond member - LOVE the Hilton!) and the location was absolutely perfect! The complimentary breakfast was a little sparse (even the bagels were only mini bagels), which is something I typically expect with a Hilton. I usually prefer to go to a different Hilton brand hotel (like the Embassy Suites) where I can have a complimentary full, hot breakfast, but in this case the location was well worth it!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Imane-Bennani, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Thank you for your great Tripadvisor review. It is certainly gratifying and reassuring to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also delighted to know that our 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 great compliments for our staff and the services they provide to our guests. We look forward to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the historic Capital Hilton in the future
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is a venerable hotel worthy of its designation as a national treasure. But it still retains its comfortable, elegant roots. Rooms are roomy enough and well appointed. One is greeted and served by friendly, competent people (everyone you pass offers a friendly polite 'hello'). Rooms still reflect an era that has not been lost in the upgrades. Breakfast in the North Gate Grill is on the expensive side, but good fun with an attentive, enjoyable staff; the selection is vast. This is much more than a 'business hotel.' We like it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Imane-Bennani, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
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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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I have stayed off and on at the Capital Hilton over the past few years for my business trips to DC and have never been disappointed. The hotel facility is in great shape compared to some of the other business hotels in DC. The hotel staff are always friendly, helpful and professional. The rooms are always in excellent condition with a decent work area and very clean bathrooms. The hotel has a good restaurant I have eaten at for breakfast and lunch and there is a lobby bar. This hotel has an an excellent workout/spa with multiple workout machines, free weights and a spa for those inclined.

For business you cant go wrong with its convenient location close to Pennsylvania Ave just up from the White House - which makes for a nice walk in the evening to burn off some of the dinner. Metro Red line is a short two block walk and taxis are never a problem in this area.

I stay here as often as I can.

Room Tip: There are some rooms that offer a view of the White House
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Imane-Bennani, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
Thank you for your Tripadvisor review and sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to hear that our convenient location and breakfast was a plus factor during your visit. We truly appreciate your comments and observations and we look forward to have the opportunity to welcome you back at the Capital Hilton in the future
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Centennial, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Great for sight seeing on the mall. Close to the metro and hop on hop off bus. My Mom is elderly and the proximaty really help us to see everything The staff was plesant and helpful.
Only real problem the HVAC was very loud when it was turned on. We were there when we didn't need heat or AC but it would have interfered with my sleep if we had needed it

Room Tip: ASk for the a room on the front side of the hotel as the back side just looks out onto an office bui...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Imane-Bennani, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
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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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We had a conference at the Capital Hilton last week (some 400 of us), and the hotel was an excellent place to hold that meeting. The conference facilities on the 2nd floor were quite sufficient, with plenty of both large & small rooms to use for different meetings. And the hotel room itself was most satisfactory. Plenty of room, large clean and well lit bathroom. The only "lack" was a minibar, more to keep things cold than for anything else, but we found plenty of ice down the hall. And the Statler bar on the first floor was vey open and accessible.

The hotel is well located just north of the White House and within easy walking distance of the Mall and the subway.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Imane-Bennani, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, 8 May 2013
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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Fallbrook, California
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Been here two nights; two to go. Very nice hotel; close to every place I need to be. Nice large room, with 2 double beds, couch, and desk. Executive lounge OK; open for soft drinks, water most of the day 6-10. Haven't tried the evening snack hour yet. Biggest disappointment...large room, but very small bathroom. That wouldn't bother me, except that the only mirror in the room is in the bath. All our friends staying here have one or two more mirrors somewhere else in the room....does anyone know how difficult it is for two people to get ready to go anywhere with one small bath and mirror to be used one at a time??? Asked the front desk if they had a portable mirror....haven't heard a word since. I'm actually thinking of stealing the large one out in the hallway.......actually wouldn't be stealing if I just moved it in here......you think? Would be four stars, but for that....

Hair dryer not so good...need to get some with more power. Nice to have a shower cap replaced every day. Elevators get you up and down pretty quickly, though sometimes difficult to get to the upper floors requiring a key to light up. One time had to get out of elevator on a different floor and try a different elevator. Odd....two of us couldn't get the keys to work.

Room Tip: If you have more than one person, don't take room 899!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Imane-Bennani, Manager at Capital Hilton, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay at our hotel. We are very sorry for the inconveniences you encountered during your time with us. We appreciate your feedback, and will keep your comments in mind while we work to improve our guest experience. Again, we apologize and we hope you’ll stay with us again soon and tell us what you think about our improvements.
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Property: Capital Hilton
Address: 1001 16th St NW, corner K & 16th Street, Washington DC, DC 20036-5794
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#64 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#69 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#70 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Capital Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 544
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