This hotel has the distinction of being the only one in the city actually on the Hill (on the House side of the Capitol), an unbeatable location. The property occupies two buildings on a residential street lined with old town houses. Neighbors include the Library of Congress, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court; just a block away is Pennsylvania Avenue SE’s stretch of fun bars and restaurants. As for the guestrooms, they’re forgettable looking, but with brand new furnishings, wall coverings and window treatments (installed in 2015); and such nice amenities as kitchenettes with coffeemakers, microwaves, refrigerators, and utensils. Most units are studios, with the kitchenette, bed, and sofa all in the same room. Some have pullout sofas. Whatever the configuration, rooms are generally spacious, ranging in size from 320 to 510 square feet. An ample continental breakfast of baked goods, yogurt, boiled eggs, and fruit is laid out each morning. A “Grab and Go” breakfast is also available in the Library for guests who don’t have time to linger. This is also where the hotel hosts a wine reception for guests every evening, 5 to 6pm. Other pluses include a well-equipped fitness center and displays of original art by local artists.
- Elise Hartman Ford