The hotel is located near the DuPont Circle Metro line and is a mile or so walk from very prominent DC monuments and museums. Very simple to get to and from DCA.
Lobby / Bell Area:
The lobby has recently been renovated and the overall welcome to the hotel is very welcoming. There is a little store where you can grab coffee and quick snacks.
One thing I have always enjoyed about staying at the Washington Hilton is the historical and political significance to t Washington DC. On March 30, 1981 President Ronald Reagan was the target of an assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr. If you are interested in DC history, there is a plaque onsite. On a more positive note, the Washington Hilton serves as the annual location for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Every time you see a picture of a present with a gold curtain behind them, there is a good chance it is the Washington Hilton. Outside of the conference room there is a hallway with pictures of all the presidents and the first ladies.
The Washington Hilton is well designed to host large conferences. There are close to a dozen conference rooms that easily configured. There are plenty of areas for seating and networking. The large ballroom can serve hundreds of meals in a short amount of time. I was impressed with the staff, and chef and their ability to host a large number of people. Excellent conference hotel.
I expected more from the rooms themselves.
When I checked in, both the bathroom and closet doors were broken and there was a clothes-iron shape burned into the carpet. The maintenance crew fixed both doors, but the overall rooms on the 3rd floor had quality issues including water stains on the ceilings and since the hotel was full, I could not be moved.
The bed and bathroom were functional, but were dated.
While the hotel itself is quality, and there are many positive qualities, I give the hotel an overall review of 4 of 5. The room itself ranks a 3, but the overall experience is improved by the other areas of the hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Washington Hilton Hotel Washington Dc
- Hilton Hotel Washington Dc
- Hilton Washington Dc
- Washington Dc Hilton