Hilton Washington DC Capitol

Washington DC, USA

Virgin rating

The hotel

On Capitol Hill, Hilton Washington DC Capitol has one of DC’s most desired addresses (besides the White House, of course). You're just steps from sights like the National Mall, Newseum, US Capitol Building, and Union Station – where the Amtrak brings New Yorkers into the very heart of the capital. It may be a sizeable hotel, giving you all the benefits that come with that (like complimentary WiFi and true value for money), but it is ‘boutiquey’ in spirit and style. Bistro 525 connects you with your setting too; with its mid-Atlantic menu created from local farm produce, and its bar featuring regional brews.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Between Union Station and the US Capitol Building, this hotel sits on Capitol Hill just a stroll from sights like the National Mall, Newseum, and Smithsonian museums; and from the Verizon Center, bars, restaurants, live music venues, and the metro line. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

265 rooms. All with 55" flatscreen HDTV, iHome iPod docking station, WiFi acces*, Keurig® coffee maker and PURE bath amenities. Deluxe Rooms are 462 sq ft with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Capitol View Rooms have unobstructed views of the US Capitol Building, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Bistro 525 (Mid-Atlantic menu using local ingredients, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Room service*. Complimentary morning coffee in lobby. 24-hour fitness centre. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi in lobby. Valet parking $57 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfectly fine

Mar 29, 2024 jebndelorus London, United Kingdom

Comfortable stay. Room on 7th floor was fine, spacious, if a little tired around the edges, especially considering the prevailing room rates. The desk arrangement is bizarre, with no plug sockets available. I eventually worked out that there was a removable wooden panel under the desk which allows access to one other socket, in addition to the… Read more
Comfortable stay. Room on 7th floor was fine, spacious, if a little tired around the edges, especially considering the prevailing room rates. The desk arrangement is bizarre, with no plug sockets available. I eventually worked out that there was a removable wooden panel under the desk which allows access to one other socket, in addition to the one powering the desk lamp. Sadly my adapter was too large to allow for the lamp and my laptop to be plugged in at once. But a solitary (hidden) plug in 2024 feels…. Dated? There was a large conference going on during my stay, and one lift seemed to be out of service. These things happen, but it did make for some long waits to go up and down, and I could not find a staircase! Other reviews mention the fire station one block down. I did hear fire trucks but to be honest, this seemed no worse than staying in any hotel downtown in a major city. Food options in the vicinity are limited. If you don’t fancy the delights of Union Station, then the District Rico chicken place two blocks up is superb for take away or casual dine-in. Staff were consistently friendly and helpful, they allowed me early check in and stored my bag on my final day. I continue my one-man crusade for kettles in international hotels in the US, but recognise this is perhaps a niche issue! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst breakfast experience

Mar 25, 2024 Wolfgang A New York

Had the breakfast buffet with my 11 year old daughter on Sunday 3/24. Very bad service (e.g., had to get coffee from the lobby, plates piling up) and food selection was very limited. For example no omelette station, no jam/honey etc. Yet they charged $34 per person plus tax. And would not let me pay with F&B credit earned during stay (Diamond… Read more
Had the breakfast buffet with my 11 year old daughter on Sunday 3/24. Very bad service (e.g., had to get coffee from the lobby, plates piling up) and food selection was very limited. For example no omelette station, no jam/honey etc. Yet they charged $34 per person plus tax. And would not let me pay with F&B credit earned during stay (Diamond benefit). F&B mgr Clement Gomes thought this was ok. I think this was worst breakfast experience with a Hilton. Never again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ok if not spending much time inside

Mar 1, 2024 T1148OWbens Poole, United Kingdom

Human hair all over bathroom. Dust and generally unclean. No bathrobe, no slippers. Not extras at all. Real shame. The drinks are overpriced and the snack bar credit card machine was not working. Also the snack bar food and drink is also overpriced.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Rude & unprofessional

Feb 11, 2024 rezak947

As a gold member, I stayed at this hotel twice. My first experience in 2023 was excellent; I returned in 2024, but it was a big mistake. The new hotel manager, Carlos Mac, is rude and not helpful. He is excellent at tarnishing Hilton’s brand name by his lack of management skills, poor customer service, and late service. I wouldn’t recommend this… Read more
As a gold member, I stayed at this hotel twice. My first experience in 2023 was excellent; I returned in 2024, but it was a big mistake. The new hotel manager, Carlos Mac, is rude and not helpful. He is excellent at tarnishing Hilton’s brand name by his lack of management skills, poor customer service, and late service. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay, would recommend

Jan 15, 2024 tinacaro United States

Easy access to Union Station. Our room was ready when we arrived at 11, which was great. The room was a bit rundown, nothing too bad, just signs of wear. Still well appointed and bigger than we expected. The bathroom was large. The room was cleaned on the first morning which was surprising but welcome. The desk held our luggage when we checked… Read more
Easy access to Union Station. Our room was ready when we arrived at 11, which was great. The room was a bit rundown, nothing too bad, just signs of wear. Still well appointed and bigger than we expected. The bathroom was large. The room was cleaned on the first morning which was surprising but welcome. The desk held our luggage when we checked out which was very helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Read less