Finding a hotel in Washington DC can be pretty overwhelming. You have two extremes, either stay in the immediate city and spend an arm and a leg or stay across a river and deal with a lot of public transportation. Since I was traveling alone for the Stop the Frack Attack rally I decided I’d be more comfortable staying as close as possible to my destination, which was Capitol Hill. When a few of the people I knew from my rally group said they’d be staying at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill I quickly booked a room as well.
The Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill is currently going through a big renovation. The already beautiful hotel rooms are getting a facelift. Instead of the fluffy duvet and artistic look of the previous design, the hotel decided to go with cleaner lines, less fluff and a more modern D.C. historical appeal. I really liked the art that hung on the walls in the new refurbished rooms I was given the chance to tour. One was of the Lincoln Memorial and one was the Capitol Hill however they were almost water color. Very creative and up to date. I think you’ll be pleased.
I actually stayed in an Executive Suite which was wonderful. When I walked in I had a large sitting area which held a wet bar, couch, two chairs, side tables and a coffee table. There was also a nice sized desk so I could work on the blog during my down time. If I would rather watch TV on the couch instead of in bed there was a TV in both rooms. The bedroom was simple with a King size bed, two side tables, an iPod dock alarm, a sitting area with chair and a dresser with a flat screen television. The bed was incredibly comfortable and trust me when I say I needed it. Washington DC is a ton of walking. I was exhausted every time I came back to my room. I took more than one nap and slept many hours each night.
The hotel has a lot of other amenities to offer as well such as their StayFit Fitness Center. If you are a guest in the hotel the fitness center is included in your stay and offers everything you can imagine. Free weights, treadmill, cross trainer, indoor heated lap pool, you name it they have it. And the equipment is all state of the art so you know you’ll get a great workout while on your vacation or your business trip.
If you get hungry while at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill you have a few options. Of course you can always order from room service but like any hotel they tack on a bit of a surcharge. Article One is the restaurant in the lobby of the hotel. You have the formal dining room known as the American Grill and the bar area known as Article One Lounge. I had the chance to eat a chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries in the Lounge and it was delectable. I had a group of women hovered around me sharing my fries. I also ate breakfast at their breakfast buffet and it was pricey but worth every penny. Omelets made to order, every type of meat you can imagine, pastries, fresh fruit, french toast, pancakes, waffles. I don’t think there was anything they didn’t have on the buffet. And it was fresh and tasted great. The best part was that Hyatt believes in local, sustainable and natural food. Helping those closest to you and keeping your guests safe and healthy is a huge bonus in my book. Learn more about the Hyatt Food plan by clicking here.
When in Washington DC I recommend checking out the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill Hotel website. They have a lot of special offers that could save you money and time. I was more than pleased with every aspect of my stay, especially the location. Check it out for yourself and I think you’ll be pleased as well.