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 wife and I are huge history nerds and have never been to Washington DC. So we decided to stay here at The Madison and visit as an early anniversary celebration. The staff went above and beyond all 5 days we were there to make our stay memorable. The concierge is absolutely amazing and saved us a ton of time and helped us find new places to eat and explore! Amazing place to stay!!
The Madison Hotel was perfect. It’s clean, luxurious, dog friendly and centrally located. The rooms are beautiful with super comfy beds and the corner suite we had was simply amazing! It was spacious and has great views of the city. Thanks to Tyler at the reception desk. The team at the hotel was exceptional. Happy to help and always willing to go above and beyond. The appetizers in the evening were delicious. The Lady Madsion bar had good champagne. That’s always important! Innocent was spectacular. He helped us create the best experiences to see the city, specifically a fabulous night tour and dinner at the Old Ebott Grille and Mazi DC. Great food at both places. Innocent was such a pleasure. We will definitely be back. Til next time!
As soon as we checked in the front desk was very accommodating. Clean rooms and beautiful interior design fit well with the older architecture. Their gym and dining areas are also great. Walking distance from so many “city sights” and the hotel is always willing to assist with your plans outside of the hotel (dinner, site seeing). I’d love to stay here again.