The best Washington DC hotels near Capitol Hill

If you plan on spending a few days exploring the National Mall in Washington DC, you may wonder where to stay. One of the best areas to stay in is the Capitol Hill area. It is close to the National Mall and several metro stations, making it easy to explore the National Mall and the other sights in and around Washington DC. Make sure you know what you want from a hotel before looking at the various Washington DC hotels near Capitol Hill to see what your options are.

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Capitol Hill Hotel

This is the hotel we stayed at and I can definitely recommend it. I consider it a budget hotel – the price was very reasonable for the location and city. Our room had two double beds, a private bathroom and a kitchenette. The room was larger than usual and very comfortable. Our booking also included complimentary breakfast, which was great and a good variety of food was offered. The hotel also has a gym, but the best part of the hotel for us was the location and the free icy cold water, snacks and coffee/tea offered in the hotel library area.

After a long day of exploring Washington, this was such a blessing to have! The hotel offers free bicycle rentals and the staff was excellent!

Read the reviews for the Capitol Hill Hotel on TripAdvisor.

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Yotel Washington DC

This is another budget hotel in Washington DC near the National Mall. Although not as close to the National Mall as the Capitol Hill Hotel, the lower price makes up for the longer distance from the National Mall.

The hotel has a swimming pool and comfortable rooms. It is close to Union Station and a stop for the Big Bus sightseeing bus. It is located near many restaurants, making it perfect for exploring Washington DC. Guests mentioned the superior cleanliness of the hotel and the friendliness of the staff. Something to bear in mind is that breakfast is not included in the price of the hotel rooms.

Read the reviews for the Yotel Washington DC on TripAdvisor.

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Hyatt Regency Washington

I would not normally associate the Hyatt hotels as budget hotels, but the prices on Agoda for this hotel are really good and places it in the same range as the Capitol Hill Hotel and the Yotel Washington DC.

The Hyatt Regency Washington DC is located around the corner from the Yotel Washington DC. It is within walking distance from the National Mall and the Union Metro station. This hotel offers a swimming pool, fitness centre, bar and restaurant on-site. Breakfast is not included in the price of the hotel room and many guests found that the buffet breakfast lacked variety. Guests mentioned the high level of cleanliness in the hotel and that the hotel rooms were small.

Read the reviews for the Hyatt Regency Washington on TripAdvisor.

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Phoenix Park Hotel

This is another budget Washington DC hotel option near the National Mall. The Phoenix Park Hotel is a little further from the National Mall and Capitol Hill than the hotels already mentioned, but it is located near the Union Metro Station and Union Station where Amtrak trains depart from.

Guests mentioned the location as wonderful. The hotel had a classic feel to it. Guests also mentioned that the rooms were tiny with just enough space for the bed. The hotel does not offer breakfast, but there is a pub next door where you can get a quick meal.

Read the reviews for the Phoenix Park Hotel on TripAdvisor.

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Washington Court Hotel

The Washington Court Hotel is not a budget hotel; it is slightly above the budget hotel price range for Washington DC. The hotel offers an on-site fitness centre and bar/lounge. The location is within walking distance to Union Metro station and the National Mall. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room.

Read the reviews for the Washington Court Hotel on TripAdvisor.

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Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol

The Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol is in the same price range as the Washington Court Hotel, but it is located right next to the National Mall.

The hotel offers a swimming pool and offers breakfast – just check, some room prices don’t include breakfast. Guests mentioned that hotel is clean and the staff friendly. A feature that none of the other hotels on this list have is the self-service laundry facilities the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol offers, which is helpful when you spend several days in Washington DC and did not pack a ton!

Read the reviews of the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol on Tripadvisor.

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Hilton Washington DC National Mall

The Hilton Washington DC National Mall is the most expensive of the Washington DC hotels near the National Mall. It offers a swimming pool and a solarium, something the other hotels do not offer. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and coffee shop on-site. Guests found the room spacious and clean, but several guests complained about the staff not being friendly or helpful.

Read reviews about the Hilton Washington DC National Mall on Tripadvisor.

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These are six Washington DC hotels near Capitol Hill. They range in price and include budget to luxury hotel options. When I visited Washington DC, I stayed at the Capitol Hill Hotel. If I were to return, I would definitely want to say in the same area. I would try the Capitol Hill Hotel first and if not available, I will try the Yotel Washington.

Check out what we did while visiting Washington DC:

Explore the National Mall

Eat at Ben's Chili Bowl 

Here are some other suggestions for activities in Washington DC:

Washington DC Self-Guided Audio Tour

Washington DC Open Top Convertible Bus Tour

Have you been to Washington? Where did you stay? Would you recommend that hotel?

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