Hampton Inn Washington, DC - Convention Center
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So my school ended and now I'm on summer break! Hoorah! My mother flew in from Japan, so we decided to go visit some East Coast college cities. We flew from LAX to IAD and I must say, the IAD airport was pretty nice. Definitely 100x nicer than LAX (though LAX has been recently working on it...). The primary reason of this travel is to see colleges …
It was a transit day for us today. We had a leisurely brunch and headed to the Amtrak station in Baltimore for our short 45 minute train trip into Washington DC. We were advised to spend some time having a look around this grand station. It was built in 1907 featuring huge arches and filled with many shops and a food court. The ceiling in the main …
... out to take Will's picture in front of this, that and the other were dashed, as easy access is not as easy as it was in 1974, when we were able to take our picture literally right in front of the White House. So our tour consisted of Will singing, the Google Maps version of Siri telling us where to go and me hanging out of the car, taking pictures like a deranged tourist. If the guide book fits...
We called it an early day ...
... was yummy including a pear, blue cheese, date salad, and croquettes, but there were a few disappointing dishes such as the octopus and paella. Overall it was a satisfying dinner.
We headed home and got out of the cold and into hot showers. Gosh it felt great after two days of cold showers. We climbed into bed and watched the movie 'the Lorax’ really cute movie with great message of sustainability.
We went to bed early as we had to get up early the next ...
... I started walking in the other direction... Bless him - he kept saying sorry but I said no harm done and left it at that. I then decided that as disaster had now been averted I would curl up in the only chair in the lounge that looked like it was still surviving the Moth Wars to read my book... next minute that familiar siren sound comes whirling up the street, flashing blue lights go past then stop...they stop, right across a three lane/ ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHampton Inn Washington, DC - Convention Center Washington DC
This is a great location with complimentary transport to Dulles Airport. The rooms are very modern and spacious and include separate lounge and kitchen facilities. We took a dip in the pool on our arrival and also thrilled to see they have Guest Laundry. After a week travelling since last wash, it was a welcome treat.
Would recommend staying here if you are transiting DC.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn Washington, DC - Convention Center Washington DC
Enjoyed our stay in DC
We just returned from a wonderful stay at the Hampton Inn in DC. I was truly impressed with everything about this hotel. The rooms were clean with new furniture, a spacious bathroom and a refrigerator and microwave. They had complimentary internet service, and free local phone calls that was great for planning our sightseeing adventures. The breakfast every morning was really convenient and there was a good variety of food to chose from. Our kids enjoyed the pool and I enjoyed the hot tub after a long day of walking to all of the sightseeing attractions!
The hotel is only about 3 blocks from the Metro and Chinatown. I was initially concerned about the neighborhood but really never had any problems... I don't know that I would recommend walking alone at night but you can find that in any major city.
The greatest feature about this hotel is the staff. We have traveled many times and I have never come across a more accomodating and friendly staff. I would not hesistate to recommend this hotel to anyone.
Great hotel, above expectations
Our family of 5 took a trip to Washington DC for our first time. I chose this hotel because it was close to the Metro, close to Chinatown, and offered free breakfast and internet access. The neighborhood did seem kind of shady, but we always traveled in a group, and the metro was close by, so that was not a big deal. My family is Chinese, so it was convenient to have Chinatown nearby for dinners. I was impressed by the clean lobby and friendly staff, and even more so by our room. The furniture seemed new, beds and pillows were fluffy and nice, bathroom was clean, and they even provided a nice sized roll away bed at no additional cost. The breakfast in the morning was a great plus. There were eggs and either ham or sausage, buscuits, muffins, bagels, fruit, and juice. That was very convenient for us so we didn't have to go out to look for breakfast. My only complain about the hotel is the price we paid for it. It was an average of $160.00 a night...probably because it was around spring break. All in all, we had a great vacation touring DC on our own, and our stay at the Hampton Inn was very enjoyable.
Definitely a great hotel- the staff were all very nice, everyone was clean and new and it was only a few minutes from the Metro.
Great find downtown
This is a modern design Hampton Inn with all the high speed amenities business travelers expect. Terrific location for all types. Two blocks from metro center. I especially liked the cool color schemes for the rooms and in-room high speed internet for free. Good complimentary breakfast. Everyone was terrifically friendly; very convenient to good dining too! Go eat at Poste in the Monaco (three blocks away). The beds are truly excellent (and I am way picky). Complimentary in room safe also was a nice touch. They will keep your bags for hours if you have meetings on the day you check out. Top Pick.
Hampton Inn - Service a cut above the rest
Just returned from an incredible week in D.C. This Hampton Inn is quite new, having opened just this year (2005). Located at 6th and Massachusetts NW, it was only two blocks from the Chinatown metro and within walking distance of any number of good restaurants. The area is undergoing a revival with a new convention center. We were initially concerned about the area but found nothing in this area that was of any more concern than any other.
My wife and I stayed in a standard room with two queen beds. The rooms were a fairly standard size, but well appointed and laid out well. The room had a refrigerator and microwave tucked away in their own cabinet with space in it to put a small amount of grocery items. Coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing board etc... It also has free local calls and free internet access in every room or in a business center downstairs.
The decor is contemporary with dark cabinets, glass topped work desk, a stuffed easy chair, and beds with down comforters. The room rate was very reasonable in comparison to everything else that we priced. We paid $174 to $184 a night. The hotel has a fairly good breakfast including hot food like sausage and eggs, biscuits and gravy or french toast as well as oatmeal, dry cereals, fruit, rolls, muffins and bagels. For those that were in a hurry, they had already made "to-go" bags, which had a muffin, breakfast bar, fruit and a bottle of water to take with you.
The hotel has an indoor pool and Jacuzzi with a lifeguard on duty. It is on the second floor tucked away from traffic, so you did not feel like you were on display to other guests. They have a fitness room with cardio equipment. I would liked to have seen some weight equipment, or perhaps resistance bands or a fitness ball to supplement the cardio. They have a laundry room which we used twice while we were there. It is laid out with a folding table and chairs to wait with if you wanted.
What we were most impressed with was the five star service we received from everyone we dealt with at the hotel. I have never had a more consistently friendly, attentive and helpful staff in all of my years of traveling. We requested a number of items from different staff members and were always accommodated courteously and efficiently.
For example, the beds are quite new and were perfectly firm and comfortable for me. My wife found them to be a little too firm for her. When we talked to the front desk they immediately brought up a number of extra blankets to try and pillow the mattress. The next morning my wife was still not satisfied so they found some of the down comforters to use as a pillow top, and my wife slept like a baby for the rest of the trip. The staff was most helpful in directing us to places to eat, shopping, or whatever else we needed.
We truly felt like we were just part of the family there. I cannot speak highly enough of their entire staff. I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to a fellow traveler, either for business or pleasure.
New, and nice
Stayed 5 nights at the new Hampton Inn Washington DC Convention Center in September 2005. Convieniently close to the Convention Center and other nearby hotels. The rooms are on the small side, but clean, with spacious bathrooms. The staff were friendly and very helpfull with any hitches. I definitley enjoyed my stay.
Would use again
Good hotel convenient to the Metro. Good for doing business in the District. tourists may want something a little closer to the Mall, but the Chinatown location is fine with me. (Plenty of cheap restaurants)
I was upgraded to a really fine King Suite with a great view. The young lady at the front desk was extremely helpful and polite.
(I do wish Hampton Inns would upgrade their paper plates at breakfast.)
This hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn at Frankiln Square are two good values for business travelers doing business in the District.
I had no noise problems.
Second stay - very nice
I chose to stay at this relatively new Hampton Inn again after a successful stay in March. This is a lovely property, very near Chinatown. I have stayed in two rooms - one a spacious king executive room with a sofa and one an average king. Both were quiet and well appointed. Bathtubs are small and shallow, but since most of us shower these days, it's not a big issue. Free high speed internet is great - but it is only wireless in the lobby. Tip - if your traveling cord is short, ask to borrow one from the front desk - they have very long connection cords for the room that will enable you to work from somewhere other than the desk. On both visits, this was a very popular hotel with tourist families. Breakfast is noisy and despite the staff's best efforts, they can't keep up with kids' spills. On my second trip, the ac wasn't working in the first room I tried. They responded quickly, moved me within 20 minutes and were very, very nice. It is easy to catch a cab on the busy corner nearby.
Had a Great stay at the Hampton Inn
We stayed at the Hampton Inn March 29-April 2 with a school fieldtrip of 16 people and 5 rooms - and were very pleased with the accomodations. The hotel had been open 3 weeks and was very clean. Having a refrigerator and microwave in the rooms was a plus. The locations was very central to the Gallery-Place/China Town Metro stop. However be aware that there are some homeless to contend with as you exit the stop. They were not troublesome...but simply a facet of city life. The pool heater was under repair so the water was a little chilly in the indoor pool. Also the pool-maintenance guy was TOOOO FRIENDLY with the female students, and I would not be comfortable leaving my kids in the pool area alone to swim. The front desk was very helpful and the breakfast was above average for a Hampton Inn.
Although located close to a Fire Department, the noise was easily ignored. They also messed up our bill, but quickly fixed it when I pointed it out. There were LOTS of restaurants close by - mostly Asian but also some seafood and fastfood. There was a CVS pharmacy close by, too.
Nice room, but too noisy
I am typing this review from my room on their complementary high speed Internet - a definite bonus. Though the room is immaculately clean, the noise has almost driven me to the checkout line. The hotel location is OK and just 2 blocks from the Chinatown Metro station, but is also close to a fire department and a busy intersection. I was awoken at least every 30 minutes every night by fire trucks, honking horns, and even people yelling. Perhaps the hotel should upgrade to some better sound-proof windows?!?
Remove the noise and this place gets 4 or 5 stars from me. Check-in took about 30 seconds - the keys were ready and the staff was friendly. The elevator was waiting and I was in my room about 2 minutes after walking in the front door. The room is wonderfully adorned and the dark redwood business desk, furniture, and bed are very nice. The glass adorned business desk has power outlets and Internet plug-ins directly above it - no climbing under the desk to find an outlet that is already occupied. And the chair and lighting are excellent - a definite bonus for the business traveler. The bed (king size) is immensely comfortable (though I was made aware of it's comfort throughout the night because of the noise!). Breakfast was of the typical complimentary type - nothing to write home about.
Though the location is convenient, I was solicited for money by homeless people three times during the two block walk from the Metro station. I would not feel comfortable with my wife and child walking those two blocks at night.
In all, everything inside the hotel is perfect, but it's the stuff on the outside (noise, security, etc.) that hurts this hotel.