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Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
Ranked #70 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good hotel and good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

We had a good experience at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza. Yes, the rooms are a bit small but they are in reasonable condition and the staff were all very helpful. The only drawback is noise from other rooms but admittedly this was reasonably minimal. It's not the Ritz or a St Regis by any means but for a short stay in a great location in Washington DC it's a good choice.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wendy_HamiltonHotel, Manager at Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 20 January 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC. We are very pleased to hear that you and your family had a pleasant stay with us, and we thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on TripAdvisor. I would like to extend my apology for the minor noise factor you experienced while staying with us. We know that you have your choice of hotels when you travel, and we want to thank you for choosing to stay with us. I hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you and your family on your future visits, and to provide you with the quality of rest you seek while staying in downtown DC.

We look forward to welcoming you again. In the meantime, travel safely.

Thank you,

Wendy Dueri
The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Nice crowne plaza, restaurant has a great patio to watch the dc folks walk by. Walking distance to the white house. Service and hotel is business oriented but if you're looking for location.....

  • Stayed January 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My husband and I stayed one night at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, and had a wonderful experience. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We had happy hour at the hotel bar and the bartender was very nice. The front desk personal was also very nice and helpful. The location of the hotel is fabulous, it is close to The Hamilton, The W, The Old Ebbit Room, White House, and museums.
The only downfall is looking at the "occupy" idiots camping at a nearby park...they are dirty, smelly, and probably on drugs...what an eye sore.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ConnieandAnthony
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Wendy_HamiltonHotel, Manager at Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 20 January 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC. We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to host you and your husband this past visit, and would like to extend a sincere thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.

We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to DC. In the meantime, travel safely!!

Thank you,

Wendy Dueri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Travelzoo had this hotel deal for $89/night. I was a little hesitant after booking it because I read some of the reviews afterwards (ok, I admit I did it backwards). We stayed 12/25/11 - 12/30/11 and booked an executive king room. The executive includes free continental breakfast buffet and newspaper each morning. When we checked in, we asked for a quiet room and they assigned us room 1439 which is on the top floor overlooking K St and Franklin Park with the Washington monument in the distance.

The only noise that I would bring to your attention is from a club on 14th St, about a 1/2 a block down and across the street. I don't believe I heard the club's music itself. What I believe I heard was the music from the cars lined up outside the club. The noise was not continuously noticeable. I'm a lighter sleeper but had no problem sleeping through it. My boyfriend said he didn't hear anything.

As some have said, the room is on the small side which we expected since it is an historic hotel. Unlike a mega hotel, the walk from the elevator to the room was short.even though our room was at the end of a hall. The furnishings and room in general were in very good condition. It did have a flat screen TV, excellent heater, and more than normal number of electrical outlets (for all the chargers for our electronics). Plenty of water pressure and the hot water was almost immediate. Bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows. The soap and shampoo weren't overly perfumey like some hotels have. Rooms do not have fridges or microwaves, but do have coffee makers, irons, and hair dryers.

Though the hotel says the internet is for a fee, if you have AT&T internet at home (such as through AT&T Uverse), there is an option as you access the Crowne Plaza wifi for you to use it as an existing AT&T internet customer for free. Your home internet plan has to include the AT&T wi-fi hotspot feature before you can get this.

All the staff were very courteous, professional and helpful. All the elevators were working and we didn't have to wait more than 3 minutes for an elevator during the whole week. The elevators are small - max 8 people.

We had dinner at the 14K restaurant on Christmas and it was very good - I had the tuna and he had the sea bass. The free continental breakfasts were sufficient to start our day - coffee, juice, pastries, bagels, toast, assorted fruits, assorted cereals, and yogurt. For an additional $7 you can upgrade your continental buffet to the breakfast buffet which includes omelets, waffles, sausage, eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc.

Great location - 1 block from the McPherson Metro entrance. It only costed $1.80 one way on the Metro on the non-rush-hour times to the National Mall. The blue and orange lines took us directly to the Mall. On 12/26, our first day of sight-seeing, we walked to the White House, Renwick Gallery and then along the southeast side of the mall (Smithsonian Castle, Hirschhorn Museum, etc.). From their we walked up 7th street Chinatown for dinner and then back to the hotel. Though we're not hikers or in any great shape, the walk was not strenuous. There are plenty of places to stop and sit along the way.

Note: it appears Occupy Washington (tents) may be inhabiting McPherson Square Park.Saw quite a few tents, but no people. McPherson is a block away and can't be seen from the Hamilton. I did see 2 or 3 homeless folks during the week around the Hamilton, but nothing I worried about.

FYI, there's a Five Guys hamburger joint at the top of the McPherson Metro entrance. There's a few restaurants within a block or two of the hotel. There's a post office, Fedex, CVS Pharmacy, and liquor store within a block.

Thanks very much Hamilton Crowne Plaza for a very enjoyable stay!
Diana & Larry

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Diana_&_Larry
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Wendy_HamiltonHotel, Manager at Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 20 January 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC, and for taking the time to write review of your stay. I am very pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable trip in the city during Christmas, and that your stay with us was also very pleasant.

You are absolutely right! We are a historic property, and part of the Historic Hotels of America on the National Trust for Historic Preservation. When the property was renovated, the décor and ambiance was designed to maintain the glamour and style of the 1920’s and preserve the Historic feel of the property. Since we are a historic hotel, our internal structure was maintained to preserve that elegance, as many have brought to our attention the size of some of our guest rooms and elevators.

I am very pleased that the location of our beautiful boutique property was ideal for your visit to Washington, DC, as we are located within walking distance to many DC attractions, shopping, dining, and entertainment.

We hope to be able to welcome you again on your next visit to Washington, DC. In the meantime, travel safely!

Thank you,
Wendy Dueri
The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

This hotel was dirty in the bathrooms, their restaurant was dirty. The noise outside from the vast amounts of homeless people is so difficult to sleep through. I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeannine424
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Wendy_HamiltonHotel, Manager at Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC and for taking the time to provide us with a review on TripAdvisor.

I would like to sincerely apologize for the experience you describe at our hotel and I am actively taking the appropriate measures to investigate the issues portrayed. I can reassure you that the type of experience you describe is very atypical of the service we pride in providing to all our guests at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, and invite you to contact us directly with the details of your stay.

We look forward to hearing from you and certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcome you once more and to provide you with the comfort you seek while staying with us.

Thank you,

Wendy Dueri
wendy.dueri@ihrco.com
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Additional Information about Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel

Property: Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
Address: 1001 14th St NW, 14th and K Street, Washington DC, DC 20005-3402
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#48 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#64 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,683 - ₹ 31,745
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 318
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A restored 1920's architectural gem, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel offers refined accommodations and modern meeting facilities in the heart of the nation's capitol. Gracing the corner of 14th & K Streets, NW, this Washington, DC hotel places you in the ideal location whether you're traveling for business or pleasure. Just 5 blocks from the White House, 7 blocks to the Washington, DC Convention Center, 1 block to the McPherson Square Metro Station, minutes from the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and local dining and entertainment, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel is perfectly situated to make your visit a productive and memorable experience. The Hamilton's own 14K Restaurant and Lounge offers a contemporary American dining experience to guests and local DC residents alike. Perfect for people watching, entertaining, or unwinding after a day of meetings, 14K Restaurant and Lounge is the choice for casual meals or private gatherings. ... more   less 
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