Hampton Inn Washington— Convention Center

True to its name, this Hampton Inn is a block from the Washington Convention Center, so it sees a lot of traffic. One of the taller Hampton Inns, at 13 floors and 228 rooms, it accommodates tourists as well as Capitals and Wizards fans who come for games at the nearby Verizon Center.

It provides nice accommodations—the hotel was newly built in 2005—with good value. Offering the perks of its Hilton brand, the hotel has free breakfast with three or four hot dishes daily, free wireless Internet, and 24-hour tea, coffee, and hot chocolate in the lobby.

The rooms are functional and comfortable. The best part is the Cloud Nine beds which are easy to sink into. All rooms have a refrigerator and a microwave, and you can purchase frozen foods from a 24-hour shop near the front desk.
Aside from convenient access to the Convention Center, the hotel is also a prime location for the many dining options along 7th and 8th Streets, in the city’s lively Penn Quarter neighborhood (click here for our guide to the area).

Room amenities: LCD flat-panel TV; coffee maker; iron and ironing board; lap desk; microwave; mini refrigerator; alarm clock radio

Hotel amenities: fitness center; indoor swimming pool; ATM; coin laundry; complimentary hot breakfast; free wireless Internet; gift shop; laundry/valet service; luggage hold; multilingual staff; room service; meeting rooms; business center with fax, printer, and photocopying services; pets not allowed 

Things nearby: Chinatown, Washington Convention Center, Verizon Center, National Building Museum, Museum of Crime and Punishment, Marian Koshland Science Museum, Shakespeare Theater

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.