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Capitol Hill, Washington DC

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Historic Walking Area Neighborhood
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. A visit to Capitol Hill represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Washington DC itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • One of the most important symbols of Washington DC is the white and imposing dome of the Capitol Hill there are two branches of the Congress of the United States. Capitol Hill is the essence of America, we're used to seeing in films the white dome that rises over the Hill, but a few metres in front of Arabesque architecture puts almost AWE. On Capitol Hill is breathtaking: the surrounding area is treated in detail, as the green zone. I mean, all you have to do is visit it.
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  • This is a beautiful building, but very crowded and chaotic! It would not be a good trip for someone in a wheel chair or with strollers. There are just so many groups and people that it is difficult to...  more »
  • The Capitol building is filled with so much history and prestige. I highly recommend either getting a tour provided by the Capitol Hill tour guides.  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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Where to stay in Washington DC

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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