The Madison Washington, D.C.

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

A historic hotel that’s been beautifully renovated, The Madison Washington prides itself on comfort and service – both of which you’ll get in ample quantities here. Uber cool in design it has a good range of amenities too, including a fitness centre with floor-to-ceiling windows and his and her steam rooms! Very family friendly, kids are treated like the VIP’s they are with toys in the rooms, a DVD player and DVDs, children’s menus and babysitting service. Teens aren’t left out either; they get a complimentary music download card and access to a lending library of computer games. There’s great dining in D.C but one of the best restaurants is the hotel’s own Rural Society, an Argentine steakhouse inspired by the chef’s travels in South America. Delights include meats, fish and vegetables cooked on open grills as well as handmade pastas and fugazzas – thick-crust Argentine pizza. Wash it all down with a Cherry Blossom Gin Rickey from the PostScript bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Downtown, close to all attractions and metro stations. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

356 rooms and suites. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, DVD player, WiFi access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Room with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Room with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Suite with separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and living room, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Rural Society Restaurant (Argentine-inspired fare), PostScript lobby Bar. Barista Bar serving Starbucks™. Fitness centre with his and her steam rooms. Loews Loves Kids programme*. Babysitting available* (on request). Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Aug 20, 2019 holly709 St. John's, Canada

The hotel itself is beautiful and attention to detail is shown throughout the furniture and decor in the public areas as well as the rooms. The service from the staff was top notch and definitely no complaints there! The rooms are large and comfortable, however, the furnishings are showing their age with dings and dents. The showers are amazing… Read more
The hotel itself is beautiful and attention to detail is shown throughout the furniture and decor in the public areas as well as the rooms. The service from the staff was top notch and definitely no complaints there! The rooms are large and comfortable, however, the furnishings are showing their age with dings and dents. The showers are amazing and quite possibly one of the best hotel showers I have used. Considering the rating and the price of this hotel they miss the mark on a few items. In particular the room service is abysmal. It will be bought to your room in a plastic bag in pre-packaged containers with plastic cutlery. I was genuinely shocked when it arrived. I had an executive level room. The included breakfast was just ok. It was a buffet and it was barely warm. The selection is minimal. I went downstairs one evening for the evening hor d'oeuvres and wine but there was nothing to be found in the executive lounge. The executive rooms are also supposed to have city views. The view may be better than the other rooms but the surrounding buildings block out any view you may have. They also advertise a Starbucks, however, it is not a full service Starbucks. Expect the basics. The hotel is also lacking in any other amenities such as a pool and the location isn't ideal - it's a little out of the way of the main attractions. For a Hilton property and at this price point I expect more. I would only stay here again for a quick overnight. Read less
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Aug 20, 2019 LBHouston11 Houston, Texas

Location is great and rooms are nice and spacious. Very friendly staff. Hint: for $7/day, I upgraded and qualified for concierge which gave us free breakfast and snacks at dinner (which were enough for dinner) and water, soft drinks any time. Did get a higher floor but no view.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel in DC

Aug 19, 2019 mmatherne35

We received true Hilton service before our trip even began! Tyler and Hudson reached out to inquire what could be done to ensure a perfect stay before our arrival and checked in on us throughout our stay making sure we were 100% satisfied! Elizabeth at the front desk was so kind, patient, and helpful. The Madison is a wonderful hotel in a great… Read more
We received true Hilton service before our trip even began! Tyler and Hudson reached out to inquire what could be done to ensure a perfect stay before our arrival and checked in on us throughout our stay making sure we were 100% satisfied! Elizabeth at the front desk was so kind, patient, and helpful. The Madison is a wonderful hotel in a great location. One of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Hotel in Downtown DC

Aug 19, 2019 Michael A Washington DC, District of Columbia

I've been meaning to visit this hotel even though I stay at other Hilton properties nearby, and I'm so glad I got a chance to stay at The Madison. Upon entering the lobby, you notice the beautiful details of the hotel. I even enjoyed the art work that is found in the elevators. The staff were great and made me feel welcome from the moment I walked… Read more
I've been meaning to visit this hotel even though I stay at other Hilton properties nearby, and I'm so glad I got a chance to stay at The Madison. Upon entering the lobby, you notice the beautiful details of the hotel. I even enjoyed the art work that is found in the elevators. The staff were great and made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in. The rooms were spacious and the bathrooms once again had all the details of elegance. The gym was bigger than I expected and the area was near K street which mean plenty of dining options. Overall, I look forward to returning back to this hotel property. Read less
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Aug 18, 2019 Saba Z

It was a last minute trip and we never stayed at this location before but went ahead with the reservation based on the reviews. It was better than expected. Every thing about the hotel was great, clean rooms, great location and above all exceptional customer service. Mr Chesang went above and beyond in making sure our stay at the hotel was s… Read more
It was a last minute trip and we never stayed at this location before but went ahead with the reservation based on the reviews. It was better than expected. Every thing about the hotel was great, clean rooms, great location and above all exceptional customer service. Mr Chesang went above and beyond in making sure our stay at the hotel was s relaxing as possible. It is amazing how much difference one person could make. Read less