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 …
... Banner and the actual flag that had inspired it. That was interesting to see.
We had lunch at the refreshment kiosk outside the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. I had a chicken wasabi wrap - nice lots of salad hardly any wasabi. Marie had a hot dog combo. Chey fed bread to the pigeons.
Chey led us a merry dance around the natural history museum, flitting from exhibit to exhibit. We saw the ...
... cultures. Our mission for this '3 months Road Trip' around North America is to get to know them as a nation.
The first few hours in the country didn't get off to a good start. Both at airport customs and on the train everyone in the vicinity of the officials got screamed at - army style. On the train, the guard spoke to us like a police officer talking to a criminal, not a tourist who has just arrived into their country. It came across as a power trip, abusing ...
After Philadelphia we caught the bus to Washington DC (yes we are catching buses to get around the states, all walks of life on board these buses) and DC really surprised us, it exceeded our expectations. The people are not the friendliest but what a beautiful place.
We only had one day in DC so we had to pack everything in, all museums in DC are free so there is heaps to see.
We started with a visit to the United States Capitol. After ...
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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?!?