I was recently invited to visit the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington DC, and I jumped at the chance to have a short staycation with my husband. Although we were hosted at the Washington DC hotel, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since I have lived in the Washington DC metro area for the last 17 years, I’ve been asked countless times for DC-area hotel recommendations. DC is a fabulous place to visit and I know I’m fortunate to live within close driving distance. But because I do live a short drive from the city, I don’t often pay attention to the hotels that are available so that I can give friends a good recommendation.
I’m so happy that I finally have a DC hotel that I can wholeheartedly recommend! Our stay at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza was refreshing and rejuvenating, the staff was some of the nicest and most helpful I’ve EVER come across, in all of my travels, and I could have spent all day enjoying the beauty of the building.
Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel: Luxury Washington DC Hotel
The Hamilton is not only a beautiful AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel in Washington DC, but it is an official historical DC landmark. Built in the 1920s and fully restored in recent years, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel evokes the glamour of the Roaring 20s while providing the comforts and conveniences that we expect today. The Hamilton was the location of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s War Room as well as one of his Inaugural Balls.
As soon as I walked through the front doors of the hotel, I noticed the gorgeous entry ceiling, with its original 14-karat gold features, as well as the grand staircase off to the right featuring a mural of Alexander Hamilton. Original artwork can still be found throughout the hotel. The recent refurbishment and redesign of the hotel was inspired by the style of Alexander Hamilton. In the guest rooms, you can find mirrored antique DC maps above the nightstands, silhouettes of Alexander Hamilton filled in with his quotes, and gorgeous deep espresso furniture.
The guest rooms also feature high-speed internet access, seven-layer bedding (I slept beautifully!), luxury bath amenities, and more. We stayed on the Women’s Floor, which caters specifically to women travelers. Each room on the women’s floor is equipped with a yoga mat, a bathroom scale, plush spa bathrobes, and larger skin and hair care products. The rooms also boast a full bath, magnifying mirror, magazines, personalized concierge services, and exclusive elevator key access.
The Hamilton is also equipped with meeting and event space for your business meetings or social celebrations. The hotel has two large-size ballrooms, five meeting rooms and over 6,700 square feet of indoor event space.
One of the highlights of our stay at the Hamilton was our dinner at 14K Restaurant. 14K offers classic American cuisine with a contemporary flair. We could definitely tell that each dish was given special attention from the kitchen. My husband swears that the steak that he ordered was one of the best steaks he has ever had. The highlight of my meal was the unique feta watermelon salad with baby arugula and bibb hearts, cucumber, dates, red onion, almonds, watermelon and feta cheese. It was so good! We were also completely smitten by the pesto dip for the pre-dinner bread. I’ve never seen my husband enjoy bread quite as much as he did during our dinner.
Convenient Hotel For DC Attractions
The Hamilton is a quick 7 minute walk to The White House; other popular monuments and attractions in DC, like The National Mall and The Smithsonian Museums, are a slightly longer walk or a quick Metro ride away. The McPherson Square Station (blue or orange line) is across the street, so it’s very convenient to get to any DC attractions without having a car or worrying about parking.
Connect With the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel
The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown DC at 1001 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20005.
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