The Madison Washington DC, A Hilton Hotel
What We Love
- Just a 10-minute walk from the White House and the Mall
- Sophisticated design and decor create a residential feel
- Multipurpose lobby with restaurant and swank bar with happy hour specials
What To Know
- The hotel's new restaurant, an Argentinian steak house by celebrity chef Jose Garces, opens in April 2014
- No spa, but treatments are available in guestrooms
- The business district location is quiet at night, bustling by day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The unified design by Studio Architecture and interior designer Dominick Coyne melds the limestone building’s 1960s architecture with a style that’s part historic DC, part modern-day residential. In the expansive lobby, taupes and grays mingle with tufted leather club chairs and sofas in shades of orange, chocolate-brown and ivory. Custom carpets and window treatments feature a prominent octagonal pattern, a nod to President James Madison’s stay at the Octagon House after the British burned the White House in 1814. Arrangements of collected and found framed antique prints and oil paintings add polish to the space.
Bed and Bath
All 356 guestrooms and suites echo the muted palette of the public spaces. Tufted leather chairs and sofas blend with coordinated wood furnishings, creating nooks for reading and working. Plush beds are dressed in 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and backed by accent walls in gray toile wallpaper. Bathrooms feature large showers lined with neat rows of antique white subway tiles, and sinks set into marble-topped dark wood vanities.
Come April, celebrity chef Jose Garces’s new Argentinian steak house will add buzz to the corner of 15th and M. Until then, guests can meander through the lobby, stopping for lattes and baked treats at the glossy barista bar, or have a proper sit-down over malted vanilla waffles or an artfully stacked burger at Post Script. The comfortably chic Lobby Bar is ideal for end-of-day libations such as the Washingtonian, a tasty mix of huckleberry vodka, lavender and cranberry.
In the Area
The Loews Madison Hotel’s downtown location puts guests within walking distance of the White House and many of the must-see sights along the National Mall, including the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. For a night out, book in advance to experience Komi‘s exclusive tasting menu or head to the Old Ebbit Grill, DC’s oldest saloon and a popular political haunt, for oysters and people watching. The National Geographic Museum is celebrating 125 years of history with an ongoing multimedia exhibit.
How to Get There
My.husband and I returned to the Madison DC Hotel after a welcoming stay last year. The hotel lobby last November was under construction and remodeling. Large plastic sheets obscured the view of what was to come. Upon check in this year a “Whole New World “ welcomed us. The beauty, sophistication and comfort of the Lobby felt more like the living / dining area of a favorite friend .... rather than the often cold athestics of Industrial decor of other hotels.
The concierge , Kaouthar Bouhaouala , has the heart, smarts and professionalism that touches the needs of experienced travelers and first time visitors alike. My husband felt a need for a haircut , Kaouthar called her own stylist and in minutes the appointment was made. Further kindness was shown by the bellman Romeo to literally walk my husband down the street to the precise location !
The Lady Madison makes food fare delicious and fresh with a good variety of choices. We enjoyed several meals here.
Business or pleasure this hotel succeeds in making a warm welcome last your entire stay! Three cheers to Ashley Herren ( Director Of Front Office Operations) and her entire qteam. Great location, Great attentive staff, thanks for setting a gold standard in hospitality!
I’ve been staying at the Madison for years since it was a Loews hotel. The Hilton bought it and has done a very good job. Lobby is bright snd friendly, amenable to sitting with Friends. Staff is friendly and helpful. My Room, a Junior suite was reasonably priced and spacious, bed linens soft and inviting. 60 inch flat screen is impressive. Coffee machine looked nice but did not work.
Two problems. The bathroom, though clean and pleasant, had a bathtub/ shower head with a curtain which is in my view is unacceptable for a five star hotel. The hotel needs to put in full showers with glass doors, thats now standard for 5 star hotels. Also the toilet flush was weak.
However, Lobby restaurant has nice breakfast buffet and lunch menu, service and food excellent.
Overall I was very satisfied with the Madison and will definitely return.
Wonderful staff and hotel! Kaouthar Bouhaouala and Ashley Herron were very helpful and patient! Great location and service! Rooms are beautiful. The lobby is beautiful and spacious. Check in was quick and easy.