Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC Downtown
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Garden Inn Washington, DC Downtown Washington DC
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC Downtown Washington DC
Stayed at this Hilton 5 days and four nights during President's Week 2004. Bringing 2 teenagers we found it a great bargain. They offer free internet access (great + for their ages) and the location of the hotel was so convenient for getting around town!! Literally, across the street was the entrance to a very clean subway system. The area seemed very safe even at night. Hotel is a 5 minute walk to the White House!
The room was very clean and adequate. The staff was great and very helpful. I would highly recommend it for families sightseeing without a vehicle (no need for one). I would definitely stay there again.
Great Value, Great Location
This Garden Inn actually offers four star amenities for a 3 star price.
It is ideal for business or vacation travel. The rooms are clean and well appointed and the food service is actually very good. Juan in the bar is someone who should not be missed! I will stay there again and would recommend it to anyone looking for value in a moderately priced hotel.
Hilton Garden mis-managed
Our family booked two rooms for Dec. 27-29. Hotel's manager probably on vacation, too. Room uncleaned, towels missing at (tiny) pool, room had broken lamp, lobby rest room uncleaned; annoying stuff which shows noone is minding the store. Area off lobby undergoing construction.
Rooms decent size, nicely furnished with minifridge and microwave. Good breakfast buffet.
Hilton Garden Great Value
Our stay at the Hiton Garden Inn Washington DC was very good and a good value. We booked through Expedia and got a great room rate. Our stay was 5 days from 3 July to 8 July. Our family was on vacation to see the sights. A good place to stay if you are like us and want good value for the dollar. If you drive (we did not) be prepared for the expense of a parkng garage at @24.00 a day.
The room we had was clean, and very well apointed, TV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and board, etc. The property has a small indoor pool, excercise center and laundry facility. They had a small business center with FAX, a copier and two internet connected PC's that is free to guest.
The staff was always very friendly, courteous and helpful. By example our room had A/C problems which they could not repair immediately so they moved us into an available suite.
The location is very good with a metro station directly across the street. The immediate area was clean and felt safe. Doesn't take many blocks I learned quickly for that to change. There was a CVS nearby and a number of small eaterys as well. It is relatively close to the Smithsonians and other sights to be able to walk to.
Only thing I would like to see is a continental breakfast because eating in DC can be expensive, but usually good.
Excellent staff, great location, good for kids
I stayed here with my husband and 2 boys ages 8 & 10, the first week of July. Location and service are excellent. Metro is across the street (Big plus in hot weather). White House easy walk - just a few blocks.
Staff was top notch. I had a few special requests they were attended to immediately. Very kid friendly -- server entertained my kids with magic tricks during dinner one night so I could eat a leisurely meal. Rooms are very clean, great light in bathrooms. Nice size rooms. Quiet hotel.
Breakfast buffet was quite good - even the kids had no complaints...
We'd definitely stay here again. Only negative was indoor pool... it had way too much chlorine. When you reserve you should request breakfast package... not everyone at the general Hilton reservation number knew about it, so I had to call hotel directly. Also only one clothes washer - if you have to do laundry.
A great stay
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn- Franklin Square, for 4 nights in March. Booked via Quikbook and got a great rate. Rooms seemed new and were very clean. Our kids enjoyed the small but nice indoor pool almost daily. The staff was very friendly and helpful, particularly the bellmen. Can't say enough good things about the service. Top notch. The location was perfect for us. McPherson Square Metro stop was directly across the street but, even still, we walked much of the time. Easy walk to the White House and a long but doable walk to museums and monuments. Very easy walk to the Old Ebbitts Grill, which we loved. Will definitely stay here again. Don't put off a trip to DC because of world events. We're glad we went.
Great Bang for your Buck!
The hotel is in such a great location for business or pleasure! It's only a few blocks to the National Mall, and if you walk you may get to see Martin Sheen & Co. filming for "The West Wing" like we did! That was definitely a nice bonus for our weekend trip. The room was very clean and comfortable. I just wish that the "24-Hour Pantry" in the lobby sold some sort of headache relievers like Tylenol or Advil. If they did, it wasn't in a visible spot. Other than that, I plan on staying there again!
Nice and clean as an affordable downtown hotel. Parking fee is $21.50 +tax/day.
I'd Stay Again...
Nice, Clean, & Conveniently located in Downtown DC....Can walk to Vietnam Memorial, White House with many fine restaurants nearby. Buffet breakfast was decent & Hotel Restaurant was excellent. Hotel Front Desk Staff could be a little more friendly...didn't even find out there was a fitness center until I read the brochure when checking out!....
Nice hotel downtown,room service slow
Pretty nice clean hotel downtown for 100 a night with
buffet breakfast.Parking 20dol.
if you dont move your car gthere is aprking nearby for 15 plus 18pct tax.
Walking distance to White House.
Decent resturant downstairs.
Had problem with Room service cleaning room due being at the end of the hallway and room did not get done till 4pm.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC Downtown Washington DC
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We arrived in Washington, D.C. early in the morning and were able to check in. This was one of the nicest hotels we stayed in to date, it was a clean modern room, close to subway and all the attractions, especially the White House, so that's where we headed to first. It was less than a 5 minute walk in 10 deg weather and we came across a protest in …
... other room there was fully made skeletons of loads of different animals, which was pretty cool. Still gutted about the T-Rex though. Apparently the skull they have was found near a river in Montana, and they collected most of the bones and shipped them to the museum. Some of the bones are missing though, so they're gonna make them using a 3-D Printer! Clever stuff!
After seeing enough of the museum, we headed back to Adams Morgan to find some food - anything ...
... so we take the metro to Chinatown and end up in the Hard Rock Cafe. Helen gets a Mojito and I have a cocktail called "Twist and Shout". Some of the ingredient are dark rum, Guinness, ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and crispy bacon bits. Sounds a bit strange but it was soooooo yummy!
In the evening we put on our glad rags, spend a little time supping the hotel mangers free booze and then have a pleasant dinner at "The Grilled Fish".
In summary it was a lovely ...
... black House now". My jaw dropped, it's another world here. We have noticed a lot of segregation.
After seeing all the war memorials & buildings we visit the Air & Space Museum. It's free entry & was cool to have a look around for about an hour. We had been walking & on our feet for about 5 or 6 hours at this point so we head back for dinner.
Try to get a table at Jaleo which is a Spanish tapas restaurant that Hillary recommended. ...
... are cousins of Amy (Ellie's host Mum) it was a wonderful evening in great company.
Today was spent at the Smithsonian museums, Robyn and Alex went to the "rocks and bones" Ellie to the American History and I of course went to the Space and Flight museum, we met up later for lunch before heading off to the Monument and the Lincoln Memorial passing by the Obama residence on the walk back to the hotel, very tiring but worth it, well its off to New York tomorrow :) can't ...