Capitol Hill, Washington DC

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Stroll the avenues of Capitol Hill, the largest historical neighborhood in Washington, D.C. In addition to its namesake, the United States' Capitol building, you'll also find the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed work. At the Eastern Market, shop for antique clocks or fresh fruit, try the blueberry buckwheat pancakes, or head to one of the upscale restaurants for a steak meal. If you're visiting the Capitol, be sure to pre-book a tour. Coming by public transportation will save you the trouble of finding parking. Take a look at our Washington DC tour itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Capitol Hill and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The US Capitol building sits on the top of this small hill at the east end of the grassy mall that stretches all the way to the Lincoln Memorial to the west. The US Capitol Visitor Center is located o...  more »
  • This really would be the name of the neighborhood that houses the U.S. Capitol building and other important government buildings, but it is often used to name the Capitol. The area is very nice and tidy, rich of beautiful buildings to visit, museums and gardens, each the task of exploring and find how much more might be interesting.
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  • A beautiful November day on Capital Hill. Great pictures. Incredible view of the Mall, Washington Monument and Memorials, etc. Lots of foreign tourists; more Americans should come here. Beware: on a n...  more »
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  • great convenient location. decent rooms with fancy light fixtures, but no frills. strange lack of mini-fridge. noisy rooms that are slightly dirty around the edges. booked a room with a king bed and got 2 queen beds, despite asking for this to be fixed.... so service was iffy. unavoidable resort fees :(
  • So as a hotel you would think their priority would be a good night's sleep especially with the amount of money they charge... yet you can hear the roof top club music from over four floors below... I'm sorry did I book to sleep at a hotel or a club? This place needs to prioritize their customers needs... oh and our sink isn't even draining....
  • Great place to stay. Down the street from Union Station and the Capital Lots of restaurants in the area. Small pool but nice lounge area. The ladies at the bar were great and I enjoyed my drinks Room is average and quite but no view except the roof of the building, Windows to other rooms and office building window view Overall I would stay again
  • Great location close to Union Station and the Capitol. Friendly staff and clean, spacious rooms. Really nice soap/shampoo and free bottled water! It's difficult to get really cold water from the faucet, however, and it would be nice with a fridge in the room.
  • It was a good stay. Rooms are clean and quiet. Well maintained. Had a few minor issues like dead battery in safe and no regular coffee but they were all resolved quickly. Staff is friendly and professional. Kudos to HSK/Merci.

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Most visitors to Washington, D.C., end up in the East End, the old downtown district containing most of the city's major cultural attractions. For a more authentic Washingtonian experience, consider staying at a smaller hotel just a little north or east of this busy area. Neighborhoods outside downtown offer less expensive accommodations and affordable street parking, as well as opportunities to meet more locals and fewer tourists. Alternatively, try a hotel in Georgetown, packed with high-end shops and Colonial architecture.
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