Housed in the former Kiplinger Editors building located a block from the White House, the Hampton Inn opened on June 1, 2013 and started selling out immediately. Visitors, whether business or leisure, really like having a moderately priced option in this part of town, where it’s possible to walk most everywhere: to the White House, the National Mall, Georgetown. For spots further away, like the Capitol, the Metro awaits. Look for interior design references (word plays and artful lettering) to the building’s journalism roots throughout the expansive lobby/living room, where the popular, complimentary hot breakfast includes eggs, sausages or bacon, and waffles. Another plus is the 24-hour grab and go market in the lobby. Families take note: The hotel has 89 standard king rooms, which accommodate a maximum of two people, and 26 double queen rooms, which hold four maximum, and there are no connecting rooms. The hotel has a very urban feel, which means city sounds will be part of your experience and views are mainly of office buildings.
- Elise Hartman Ford