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Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Barbara Noe Kennedy

In one word, location. The Regency Washington on Capitol Hill looks out on the U.S. Capitol, which explains why it’s always buzzing with fund-raising dinners, networking events, and political meetings (as well as tour groups). It has some great amenities including an indoor pool, well-equipped fitness center, and lobby restaurant. But when all is said and done, this large, standard-issue business property was built in the seventies, and it shows.

YOU SHOULD KNOW While the neighborhood has become a little more lively in the past few years, there's still not tons going on in the evenings. The neighborhood is safe enough, but you should be somewhat wary at night.

room

For a chain, the rooms are on the smaller side (about 300 square feet), and they offer everything you would expect: comfortable bed, work table, a neutral palette of brown and cream, photos of iconic D.C. sights. But the carpeting is worn and overall they desperately need a freshening up.

bathroom

The bathrooms are typical chain bathrooms, done up in a banal neutral shade, with a pedestal sink, tile floor, and tub/shower combo. There’s a long shelf above the sink that’s good for storing personal amenities.

lobby

The expansive atrium lobby is a hub of hustle-bustle. It has the registration desk at one end. The restaurant is in the middle of the space, hidden from view by decorative barriers. The bar is at the other end, with plenty of sofas, chairs, and tables scattered throughout for small meetings and gatherings.

pool

The heated indoor lap pool is lit by a skylight, with lounge chairs along its edge. There’s also a sauna and outdoor sundeck.

gym

The fitness room is located in a glass-enclosed space, making it airy and bright. It’s well-equipped, with recumbent bikes, elliptical machines, a circuit training machine, free weights and open floor space with mats, yoga balls, and stability balls.

Ask at the front desk for a jogging and walking map for a loop past some of DC’s most notable sights along the National Mall.

dining

Article One restaurant serves up locally sourced fare, including soups, salads, entrées, and daily specials; a breakfast buffet is served here in the mornings.

drinking

Article One Lounge in the atrium lobby offers handcrafted cocktails and light bites.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Hyatt Regency has a coveted location near the U.S. Capitol and Union Station. The National Mall with its major monuments and museums are within easy walking distance. Your best bet for public transportation is the Metro, with the Union Station metro station nearby.

Restaurants

Cafe Berlin (11-minute walk) has a traditional German menu with elegant dining in a 1920s townhouse, or on the sunny patio. Or head to Bistro Bis at the Hotel George (4-minute walk), a Hill go-to for French fare.

Bars

The Dubliner Pub and Restaurant (6-minute walk) is especially popular for its Guinness, live music, and Irish menu. For something more American, Hamilton's Bar and Grill (4-minute walk) is a neighborhood pub with draft beers and flat-screen TVs.

WHY WE LIKE IT

It’s all about the location. For being close to the Capitol and Union Station’s transportation hub. It’s nothing fancy, but we know what to expect at a big chain like Hyatt Regency. There’s comfort in that.

QUICK FACTS

Business
838 rooms, including 31 suites
Breakfast yes
Lunch yes
Dinner yes
Bar yes
Cafe no
Room Service yes
Gym, Pool
yes
Valet Parking
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 202-737–1234;800-233–1234

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