capitol hill hotel

Our Distinguished Neighbors


Our hotel sits near a powerful perch

Capitol Hill, the city’s most prestigious address, bustles with distinguished policymakers and young, suited interns hoping to make a name for themselves. An air of importance buzzes around this buttoned-up neighborhood that’s home to the country’s top decision-makers as well as grand buildings where the action happens. The neighborhood also happens to feature some of DC’s best bars and restaurants, from casual burger joints to sophisticated steakhouses. While in Capitol Hill, consider adding the following to your to-do list:

  • Stroll past 19th- and 20th-century row houses, many listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Grab a bite or drink in restaurants and bars that range from long-established staples to cutting-edge newbies
  • Get lost in the reading room of the Library of Congress, or explore the shelves of nearby second-hand bookstores
  • Catch a performance at the Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Wander Union Station, a stunning Beaux-Arts building with a storied history and thriving shopping and dining scene (also a transportation hub for Metro, Amtrak, VRE, and MARC trains)
  • At the US Capitol, arrange a tour in advance to explore underground passages, artifacts, and voting chambers
  • Explore Eastern Market’s food shops, galleries, and stores, and — on the weekend — savor the flavors of its popular flea market, craft bazaar, and food stalls