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Capital Hilton

1001 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Barbara Noe Kennedy

Opened in 1943, the Capital Hilton has a long, illustrious history, hosting celebrities, dignitaries, presidents, and queens. It’s been a venue for inaugural balls, private presidential conversations, and important meetings. But this regal, fully renovated hotel is firmly rooted in the present, offering its spate of business travelers and tour groups comfortable guest rooms, a huge health club and spa, and two restaurants. The White House, several Metro stations, and many restaurants and shops are a short walk away.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The walls between guest rooms are a bit thin.

room

Spacious, well-appointed rooms include a large work desk, ergonomic chair, and oversize chair for relaxing.

The hotel offers PURE rooms, outfitted with hypoallergenic bedding, purified air, and anti-bacterial services.

bathroom

The bathrooms remain a tad dated.

lobby

The spacious, elegant lobby has plenty of seating for hanging out, people watching, and lingering.

pool

There's no pool.

spa

The Skin Alchemy Spa indulges with massages, facials, waxing and beauty services.

gym

The MINT health club is located within the hotel, offering five fitness studios, cardio equipment, weights, and classes including yoga and barre.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Hotel guests pay $15 a day.

dining

The casual North Gate Grill offers American classics with a twist.

drinking

Statler Lounge is a place for relaxing, with small bites, larger dishes, handcrafted cocktails, and wine and beer.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Capital Hilton is located in downtown DC, about two blocks from the White House. You are within walking distance of the National Mall’s monuments and museums (or a short metro hop away). The Farragut North metro stop is steps away. If you prefer, a line of taxis is always waiting in front.

Restaurants

At Mari Vanna DC (7-minute walk), you'll get Russian cuisine like your babushka used to make, in a home-like setting of floral wallpaper, family photos and doilies. Twenty house-infused vodkas top the drink list (explaining why the bar is a popular happy hour spot). For something more American, Daily Grill (9-minute walk) serves classic American cuisine, with cozy booths and heaping portions; good for families and VIPs alike.

Bars

With 18th-century maps follow Jefferson’s European wine journeys, Quill (5-minute walk) is the Jefferson hotel’s upscale cocktail bar and lounge; an in-house pianist plays Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. Another historic bar, Off the Record (5-minute walk), in the basement of the iconic Hay-Adams Hotel, is a classic DC bar, filled with the post-work crowd.

WHY WE LIKE IT

As a Hilton, you know what to expect: comfortable lodging and good service. This one comes with a dash of history and a location that's hard to beat.

QUICK FACTS

Business
544 room, 32 suites
Breakfast yes
Lunch yes
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service yes
Gym
yes
Valet Parking
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 202-393–1000

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