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4.4 out of 5

"Great place to stay for DC. Right next to China Town gate and really close to the Mall etc. Not luxurious by any means but just exactly what we needed ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 08 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near National Mall

Heart of Washington

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Washington D.C. hotel, you'll find Capital One Arena and National Mall. Also, Walter E. Washington Convention Center is within half a mile (1 km) and White House is within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining, fitness center

This hotel features a restaurant and 3 bars/lounges. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. Enjoy the gym and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible (3x3 Shower)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$76* Per night/room Dec 19 - Dec 20

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Bunk Beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center

Everyone (10) Couples (4) Family (2)
5 out of 5
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Posted by , from PHILADELPHIA on May 16, 2022

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2 out of 5
Overall the stay here was disappointing. Although the hotel itself is very nice. and the staff was great The room was slightly smaller than expected which was fine but the bathroom doesn't have a real door so it is not completely enclosed. Hope you're very close with whoever you're staying with. Would probably be totally fine if staying alone though. Also since the bathroom was not closed the shower leaked into the room. We had to request more towels everyday to put on the floor. The dining was good but in reality the three dining option in the hotel is really only one. All three spots have the exact same menu. There is also 0 amenities to the hotel. In order to get ice you have to go to the front desk and they give you a small bucket that is not enough ice for two people. We needed a corkscrew one night and we were told there is one for the whole hotel so we had to bring the bottle down, and they would open it. Right outside our window was about 6 dumpsters that were emptied at 7am every morning waking you up. The worst part though was the area. Of a Hilton i expected so much more. The area was so sketchy that we made sure we were back at the hotel before sunset every night and we walked around the block in order to avoid certain areas. The street was gross and the food around it was unsanitary (we saw roaches) the cops were on the same block as the hotel 3 times in the 5 days that we stayed there. I absolutely would not stay here again.

Posted by on Sep 22, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 28, 2021 by Brooke

Jessica, thank you for your honest feedback. We are disappointed you did not have a great stay with us. We apologize for the inconvenience with the shower leaking, this is not typical of our rooms and we will be looking further into this issue. The rooftop bar has a different, smaller appetizer menu than the Whiskey Bar and Crimson Diner. If you need more ice next stay, we are able to provide more than one ice bucket or cups of ice as well. We are sorry for the outside noise and would like to better accommodate you next time with a lower, inner facing room. Again, thank you for your honest feedback.

1 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 17, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 2, 2021

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5 out of 5
Great place to stay for DC. Right next to China Town gate and really close to the Mall etc. Not luxurious by any means but just exactly what we needed for our trip. Walgreens is next door if you need to stock up on stuff and cheaper food but the hotel’s cafe was excellent also, for breakfast and coffees. Also a very safe place to stay; key access to building, elevators and room.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2021

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Jul 8, 2021 by Motto DC Guest Relations

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stray with us. Please come visit us again when you are back in DC!

5 out of 5
This is a great budget-friendly hotel right in the heart of Chinatown, directly across from the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro station. It is a great place to stay if you are visiting solo and will be touring the sites as I did with the Metro so easily accessible and the city's great sites a quick Uber ride or (short to lengthy) walk away. Do be forewarned: the rooms are small, about the size of master bathroom in a nice-sized house (I stayed in a room with a full-sized bed). You don't have much room to maneuver around in, and you don't get any of the bells and whistles--no closet, no dresser, no desk (there is a small side table that doubles as a kind of desk with a chair but it's not really accessible due to the air conditioning unit). The bed has storage underneath on both sides for your luggage. The room did not come with an iron or ironing board standard, and you have to request maid service and ask for what you need. The staff is super friendly and helpful though and work quickly to get you what you ask for. Overall a great stay. I definitely recommend it for the solo traveler.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2021

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Jul 2, 2021 by Motto DC Guest Relations

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come and visit us again whenever you are back in DC!

5 out of 5
The room view, and rooms were very small. And i didnt feel that is clearly explained upfront, that rooms are very small.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2021

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Jun 17, 2021 by Motto DC Guest Relations

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come visit us again when you are back in DC!

5 out of 5
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Posted by on Jun 13, 2021

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Jun 14, 2021 by Motto DC Guest Relations

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come visit us again when you are back in DC!

4 out of 5
Great little hotel! Stayed one night in DC to visit friends. The lobby smelled like sewer water. Didn’t eat there. Luckily there are many stores and restaurants nearby. Great price for location. Would recommend.

Posted by on May 26, 2021

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May 30, 2021 by Motto DC Guest Relations

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please come visit us again when you are back in DC!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021

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Mar 27, 2021 by Motto DC Guest Relations

Thank you for your 5/5 experience. Please come visit us again when you are back in DC!

About the Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center

Location 627 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from November 24 2022 to November 24 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. The business-friendly Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center also features a fitness center, concierge services, and an elevator. This 3.5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 245 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2017
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Offsite parking reservations required

Transport

  • Train station: Washington Union Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Gallery Place Chinatown Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center offers 245 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. 50-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Washington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy to-go breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to noon and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Crimson Diner - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Crimson View - This rooftop bar serves brunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Crimson Whiskey Bar - This cocktail bar serves dinner and light fare. Open select days.

Crimson Coffee Bar - Onsite café. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and guests can access their rooms with a mobile device. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 25.95 per day (450 ft away)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • POD DC Hotel Washington
  • POD DC Hotel
  • POD DC
  • POD Hotel DC Washington
  • POD DC Washington
  • The POD DC
  • POD Hotel DC
  • POD DC
  • Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center Hotel
  • Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center Washington
  • Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center Hotel Washington

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.