Courtyard Hotel Capitol Hill Washington D.C.
Courtyard Hotel Capitol Hill Washington D.C. Rates and Deals
Courtyard Hotel Capitol Hill Washington D.C. Reviews
Great place in a sketchy location Apr 13, 2011
On the good side, we stayed here for $80 a night. Checked the site, regular price is $129 night. Oh yeah!! Saving 62% is crazy awesome! That was all priceline's fault. =)
However, the area was a bit questionable. It looked like a sketchy area with abandoned buildings on the block next door and an eerily empty area in the other nearby blocks.
The hotel, itself was great! Clean rooms, comfy beds, and a great room.... of the buildings behind us. Lolz. Loved their jacuzzi and indoor pool. Wish we used this more times on our stay, but we thoroughly enjoyed it the evening we did use it.
In the business area, there are three computers of which you can use to go online.
As for eats, I loved their breakfast buffet. Plenty of fresh fruits and piping hot sausages, scrambled eggs, grits, french toast, and even a cook who can whip you up fresh scrambled eggs or omelets or waffles.
A solid hotel in an iffy area. If I was on budget and didn't have enough time to research for a better area to stay in, I'd stay here again.
3 1/2 stars rounded up out of 5.
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Great Place for Baseball Fans Aug 05, 2009
Just got back from a weekend stay here and there are things about the hotel that are both good and bad.
If you are in town for a Nationals game, the location of this hotel is perfect! It is right across the street from the stadium! Perfect if you are attending a ball game. There aren't many restaurants in the area, but there is a Five Guys Burgers and a Subway without walking distance (about a block away). Just don't wander too far!
This hotel is located in the Southeast area of Washington, D.C. This area used to be a very scary and dangerous place, but it is undergoing a new renaissance. The new Nationals baseball stadium and a smattering of new hotels and condo projects have helped improve the area, but the revitalization efforts have a ways to go. I would not recommend walking around this area at night, because even a block or two away, you'll get into some not so nice areas. While I was sitting in the hotel lobby bar one night, I did notice several DC police cars circling the block. This made me feel safe but also uncomfortable at the same time.
There is a nice lobby bar and restaurant on the premises, and the rooms are decent - just your standard Courtyard room with a bed, sofa seating area, and a nice workspace desk. The air conditioning unit was good, but not great. In D.C. in the summer, I wish the a/c would have been a bit better.
The parking situation is ATROCIOUS! Self parking is $17 per night in an awfully laid out underground garage. The garage is shared with several condos, so parking is very, very limited (some cars are even put up on lifts)! If you happen to park on a lift, it can take hours to get your car back down! The garage just dead ends in several places and you can get "stuck" with your car. I would not recommend parking at this hotel. It is one of the worst hotel parking garages I have ever seen.
The hotel has a very small, shallow saltwater swimming pool and a small fitness center. Internet access in the room was free, so that was a huge plus. I found the beds to be way too soft for my tastes - the mattresses have memory foam toppers that just make the beds too mushy for me. If stellar views of the city is what you are after, you will be disappointed in this hotel. Most views were of the high-rise apartment building next door. The rooms had refrigerators which came in handy and was a nice touch. Overall the room was clean and spacious and comfortable, for the most part.
The hotel also lacks adequate lobby elevators, so there would often be a long wait to get up to your room. The service was very, very unpolished, but all of the employees seemed eager to please (with the exception of the front desk staff - I had a Marriott gift card and the clerk told me that should couldn't check the balance on the gift card! What? at the front desk of a Marriott hotel??)?
Overall, this is an okay place to stay. I would only recommend this hotel if you are in town for a Nationals game. Otherwise, you can do much better.
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Best Choice close to Nationals Park May 22, 2009
Built in 2006, Marriott was able to be the first in the area to provide a good hotel option for staying close to Nationals Park. Many nearby lots are abandoned or simply for Nationals parking, but you can see that the Waterfront area is growing. Several fairly new looking corporate buildings are in the vicinity. It is only a 3 block walk to the stadium and a little bit further to a plethora of good restaurants in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. While some parts of the walk to Capitol Hill may feel slightly unsafe, police patrol the area frequently and you are always close to Marine guarded barracks.
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Courtyard Hotel Capitol Hill Washington D.C. Overview
Washington DC's newest Courtyard opened in March 2006. This hotel is the perfect location for both leisure and business travelers. The property is located less than 1 block from the Navy Yard metro station and 5 miles to DCA airport. The World War II, Lincoln, FDR and Jefferson Memorials, Washington Monument, Verizon Center and Capitol Hill are easily accessible. In addition, this is the closest hotel to the new baseball stadium.
For the business traveler, the hotel's ideal location is near Washington Navy Yard, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. For kids, it offers the Nickelodeon Your Stay program to enhance the child's stay. For leisure guests, Nationals Park, Washington's monuments and memorials, the Smithsonian Museums, Verizon Center and Capitol Hill are all easily accessible.
Medium rise red brick building.
Contemporary art and wooden furniture grace the lobby while extended seating with a plasma television create a welcoming atmosphere.
Spacious rooms that combine comfort and functionality, including high-speed internet access, 32" flat panel LCD television with high-definition, large desks, conveniently placed lighting and outlets, and an ergonomic chair for comfort.
The cafe offers buffet breakfasts and a la carte lunches and dinners. The restaurant serves American food - sandwiches, burgers and pizza. Lobby Bar is a fully stocked bar hosting happy hour Monday - Friday.
2 km to the nearest fair site (washington convention center), 3 km to the nearest station (union station), 48 kms to the airport (baltimore), 48 kms to the airport (dulles intl).
Courtyard Hotel Capitol Hill Washington D.C. Amenities