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Here on business but trying out this blogging service to see if it makes me happy.
Whew! What a day. The condensed version of Washington DC. Thankfully I got some sleep last night, so hopefully what follows will be a bit more coherent that what I have written previously. ( For my sisters reading this, Dad is yet to have a full night's sleep, but is soldiering on, just as you would expect).
As fancy as this hotel is ( or …
Gripe out of the way first. I still have not managed to get a full night's sleep. So anything that follows is being written through a veil of exhaustion.
So after enjoying breakfast laid-on again this morning, and packing ourselves into our smaller bags for a 2 night stay in Washington DC, and leaving our bigger bags at Patti’s …
My whirlwind tour of Washington this morning was fantastic. We started off by heading to the White House. Yes, the white house. It's actually not as big as it looks on TV. You can’t really get anywhere near it because the security is so tight, but it was great to see. It feels strange looking at things that you’re so used to seeing …
Our first trip of the day was to the Amish House and Farm. This was not, however, run by Amish people. It was a kind of living history museum, and the guide was very informative. It was great to be able to get some pictures of Amish style clothes and living conditions. The small, one-room schoolhouse was also fascinating. The desks and chairs …
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Wonderfully soft beds, but seems short on staff for the number of people in-house. Love the cranberry water and ginger cookies on the concierge floor.
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I was searching all over the websites to look for a nice, decent hotel in DC for a one night stay. Since I understand that I am only staying one night that it wouldn't be so bad to stay at a decent place like the Hilton Washington and Towers. As I arrived there, there were no parking left as I was told during the time I made my reservations that there should be ample parking. The cost was $20 dollars for a full lot. So fine.. I let it go, lucky I wasn't going to be at the hotel all night, so since I really was happy to look for this hotel because almost all the hotels in DC had only Valet parking. And I really don't want anyone to be driving my car. So the as I got my room that I reserved for, I found out it was a Handicapped room. I wasn't too happy for that, but fine.. I dealt with it. Then it gets worst.. the water pressure was soo poor I felt like I was having water poor down my back. The toilet didn't flush well either and kept making a bubbling noise. The room was like any ordinary room, however I dont' know if I was staying next to the maintainance room or the house cleaning closet, because early morning all I could hear constantly is banging and people running up and down, more banging and stuff falling over. I COULD NOT SLEEP. So after I checked out. I dont' think I ever want to check in again. Meaning.. I only paid a special hotel rate of 100 dollars. But to some people it's not alot for a room, but still. there are so many hotels in DC, I rather have used it on another hotel.
OMG this hotel was horrible! We booked the "towers executive" room and discovered nothing prestigious about the executive rooms at all. We stayed 5 nights and they served the same breakfast and hordeourves every night! We got a nonsmoking room but it still reeked of smoke! AND SOMEONE DOWNSTAIRS WAS SMOKING WEED AND IT WAS FILTERING INTO OUR ROOMS AND OTHER ROOMS SURROUNDING US! Security had to do a search on all floors. Towers conceirge staff sucks! They consistently gave me wrong information! Watch out for Yasmin and this one tall white baldish guy with glasses. They do not know what the hell they are talking about! I found myself going downstairs to "regular" conceirge.. They seem to be much better!Rooms are tiny and there are no ventilation systems in the restrooms and there's a warning that says "showering with your door open may cause the fire alarm to go off". Ridiculous!Service at the restaurants in the hotel are horrible! At the Capital Cafe, we sat there for 25 minutes for a waitress to give us water! So we walked out! At 1919, it took the stupid waiter 20 minutes to give us our check, after WE REMINDED HIM 3 TIMES!!! The only reason why I gave this hotel 2 stars is because of the doormen. They are exceptionally friendly and always seem glad to help. I especially like Edmund.
Fine hotel, great location
we stayed on saturday night for the cherry blossom festival. early check in (10:00) was no problem. 9th floor room was clean and adequate and had a nice view. yes, the elevators are awkward, but it is a large hotel. great neighborhood. dupont circle, embassies, and adams morgan all within easy walking distance.
In March 2004, my wife and I went to Washington to attend a leadership conference. After spending a few days on our own sightseeing (and staying at One Washington Circle, see separate review) we moved to the Washington Hilton & Towers for three days of fascinating speakers, institutional food, and an early morning visit to Capitol Hill.
The location of the hotel is great. It is near the metro and many restaurants and shops. The rooms were very small though and with the cost I was expecting more. The hotel is convenient if you are just visiting DC for a few days.
This hotel is a horrible hotel because the rooms are literally like closets. I had a room with a king size bed and barely had any room to walk in front of the bed between the tv and bed because the room is so small. The bathroom is also quite small. In addition, the walls are not soundproof so you can hear everything from the room next door to you as well as outside of the hotel.
I stayed at the Hilton Washington Tower in January 2004 on business. It was my second stay there. The lobby is fancy but the rooms are shabby.
The Hilton Towers were not what they call themselves to be. The rooms were quiet and the staff was courteous. The bathroom towels had lipstick on them and when replaced, the replacements looked stained and dirty. The tub had mildew because of the humidity in the room. I asked for a non-smoking room and the room still smelled like smoke. The elevators are all the way around (one per floor!)
Not a Great Value
Staff was courteous, rooms were clean but very small for a large price. Also, the price of rooms went up for the convention over their website rates. Very Disappointing.
The Hilton Washington and Towers has potential to be much more than it is. I stayed for several nights expecting calm, pleasant, and relaxing nights since I was in D.C. for business purposes. Instead, there were noisy unsupervised children running around in the halls screaming and chasing each other....every night. I didn't complain because I felt these were kids on vacation who were having fun and I should just relax within my own room. The toilet ends up with water on the seat should you leave the lid down. The bathroom door had to be pushed hard in order to shut it and pulled hard to open it since it got stuck. The air-conditioning unit worked well however the control knob didn't turn easily. The remote control didn't work well either. The good thing was that the windows opened up, however the view was of another hotel or building right next to the hilton building. Hilton just has to clean up the place and fix some rooms and this place could be nice, but in the meantime, I would only stay there for business. For leisure, choose a more luxurious hotel.