Knowing how sizeable the Washington Hilton is, how it is a lure both for tourists and business folk, I am reticent to stay there. Yes, it is ideally situated just north of Dupont Circle on Connecticut Avenue, perfect for getting a cab, walking to the Metro, or just hanging around the neighborhood at places like Kramerbooks & Afterwords, possibly my favorite bookstore in the universe. It’s the crowds at the hotel I am wary of. I anticipate a long check-in line, cold showers during morning rush hour, and slow room service. I meet with none of these.
The Washington Hilton does hotel work well. There is no late-night unruliness, despite revelers at the bar, women in ballgowns and men in uniform celebrating on the lower level. A room service order arrives promptly in the morning even though I neglect to order my breakfast the night before. My view is good, the room is large, the service is fine. I have no complaints, and that’s rare for me for a hotel of any size.
Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue at T Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20009
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