Great location! A couple of blocks from the Union Station subway, so getting anywhere around town is simple. I recommend getting a day or week pass for the subway - easy on - easy off. Simple to navigate, but you can get a little turned around coming out of the stations. Union Station also has a variety of restaurants at different price points and styles, so you have many options nearby. The capitol is about a ten minute walk from the hotel. Chinatown is about a 15 minutes walk, although you can get there on the subway from Union Station.
The hotel itself was okay. Nice, definitely not a luxury hotel, but not a pay-by-the-hour type of place, either. It was reasonably clean, but we had some pretty icky mildew / mold in some of the lower crevices of the shower and tub area. The room was nice, but tired-looking. Yummy scents on the soaps and shampoos. We were an interior room, overlooking the atrium - no view at all. It was quiet enough, except for an occaisional rude slam in the hall. Front desk were nice, but didn't necessarily inspire confidence in their knowledge of the immediate area and its amenities. Morning doorman was great - always had a smile and cheerful greeting. Some renovation work was being done, but nothing that got in the way or was annoying.
I'd pass on the restaurant. We came in during the breafsat / lunch changeover, and the service was lacking. 5 minutes for a cup of coffee, pancakes came quickly, but the one (1) egg I ordered came 10 minutes after the pancakes and were still runny, so they were sent back. It took another 10 minutes for the replacement eggs, and they weren't much of an improvement. We barely got a grunt from the waitstaff. The food was okay, but not worth the prices they were asking. I think we could have done better elsewhere - maybe in one of the museum cafes.
Overall, we got a great deal through Priceline on the hotel plus flight, making the room about 125 a night - much less than the 200 I was seeing for the room alone. Had I paid more than what I did, I would have felt like I paid too much. As it was, the room was clean (enough), the location couldn't have been better if I tried, and the price matched my expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated, independent hotel located in downtown Washington DC, the Washington Court Hotel offers the ultimate in modern design and hospitality. Boasting a central location near Union Station and Capitol Hill, the Washington Court Hotel is a 265 room distinguished downtown destination for both business, leisure travelers and DC’s elite. Guests at the Washington Court Hotel can explore the rich history of Washington DC just by stepping outside our front doors. Situated adjacent to Union Station, our 16-story property is located in the heart of the distinctive Capitol Hill neighborhood providing access to the National Mall, renowned monuments, free museums and the U.S. Capitol. Luxuriate in world-class surroundings, complete with Italian marble bathrooms, well-lit vanities, and haute technology including flat-screen TVs and high-speed wireless Internet access. As a truly exceptional destination among downtown Washington DC hotels, Washington Court Hotel is an inspired choice for discerning visitors of Capitol Hill. At Washington Court Hotel, your experience plays center stage to everything we do. A family-friendly adventure, business outing or solo excursion – our helpful staff is at your disposal to set the tone for an experience that is unrivaled on “The Hill”. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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