The Liaison Capitol Hill
What We Love
- Walking distance from Union Station and the National Mall
- Art and Soul restaurant, helmed by a two-time James Beard Award–winning chef; try the signature buttermilk-brined fried chicken for two
- Going for a dip in the rooftop pool and sipping cocktails at the bar with city views
What To Know
- Walking Tour Kits with a city guide, iPod-loaded playlists and a pedometer
- In-room spa services are available
- Very dog-friendly, there's even a pooch patio menu on offer
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Liaison Capitol Hill delivers a personalized experience in a hip setting. The energetic lobby features a mix of modern furniture, including black and white leather chairs, circular cocktail tables, and a sculpted ceiling. More than 70 black and white images by fashion photographer Wayne Takenaka adorn the corridors and common spaces of the hotel’s 12 floors, showcasing a “day in the life” of a fictional DC lobbyist and iconic landmarks. All 343 rooms have been thoughtfully updated, though the petite bathrooms remain. The 300-square-foot Deluxe Rooms and slightly larger Superior Rooms have kingsize beds styled with black leather quilted headboards and comfortable mattresses. Oversize chaise longues are positioned below the windows, and there are modern glass-top desks and ergonomic chairs for business travelers. Bathrooms are done up with sleek subway tiles, colorful wallpaper and refillable organic bath products. Helmed by two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Art Smith, the Art and Soul restaurant is one of DC’s hottest spots, with a deal-making atmosphere and a Southern-inspired menu (the signature buttermilk-brined fried chicken for two is outstanding). The restaurant’s dog-friendly outdoor patio offers glimpses of the Capitol dome, while the L-shaped bar and lounge area are perfect for socializing after a hard day on the hill. In the summer months, head to the rooftop pool and bar for cocktails and city views.
In the Area
The Smithsonian’s 18 museums and galleries have so many artifacts that only one percent are ever on view at one time. Scratch the surface with a visit to the National Portrait Gallery or the National Museum of the American Indian. A short cab ride away, Georgetown is perfect for an afternoon of retail therapy; the charming 19th-century architecture houses a variety of upscale and midlevel stores, sprinkled with charming sidewalk cafés. You’re also a short walk from the vintage designer goods at Secondi, the award-winning Med-Greek tasting menus at Komi and the funky Kramer Books & Afterwords, a bookstore/café/late night hangout. Head north to Adams Morgan for a nightlife scene, from live blues at Madam’s Organ to beer and barbecue joint Smoke & Barrel. The intersection of 14th and U Streets is also a prime nighttime hang, with legendary music club the Black Cat, soul food hip-hop joint Marvin and reggae bar Patty Boom Boom.
How to Get There
A wonderful location in WashingtonDC. Within walking distance to museums, monuments , and Union Station. Hop onto the Metro stop at Union Station and travel the District of Columbia . Our room was clean, as was the bathroom. Free WiFi. The hotel restaurant “Art and Soul” was over priced. The staff in the restaurant could have been a bit more attentive. All and all I would stay here again.
For the price the place only offers moderate value, except for its prime location near the Capitol. Room furnishings are nice enough but room needs some updating. Tears in carpet, holes in lampshade, mildew stain in shower. Nothing some replacements and a paint job wouldn’t cure. Lack of glasses for water or drinks in room. Housekeeping oversight?
close to Capitol and National Library, it is located in a very good neighborhood and a calm place with a good staff!
Nice, clean an spacious rooms.
Unfortunately no colonial breakfast included.
I loved the staff and the facilities!