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Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center

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#17 of 148 hotels in Washington DC
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Our micro-hotel, in downtown Washington DC's vibrant Penn Quarter, offers an exceptional experience. Located across the street from the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station, we are perfectly positioned to explore the nation's capital. We're only three blocks from the Washington DC Convention Center, and within a one-mile radius of Union Station, the iconic National Mall or the historic White House. At our micro-hotel, we pride ourselves on offering modern comfort with innovative technology. Our Cleverly Compact rooms are equipped with Connected Room technology, allowing you to effortlessly open your door, stream content to your TV or customize climate and lighting, all at your fingertips through the Hilton Honors app. You'll also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a spacious work desk, and convenient USB charging ports in every room. As for dining and social spaces, we offer a variety of options to suit your preferences. Savor delectable dishes at our inviting diner or grab a quick caffeine fix at our cozy coffee bar/café. And when it comes to unwinding with a view, head to our spectacular rooftop bar with a captivating vista of the Washington Monument. For whiskey enthusiasts, our expansive 7,000 square feet whiskey bar is a must-visit, offering a carefully curated selection of spirits (local laws apply). Enjoy a quiet escape, a vibrant social experience, or a taste of local culture. Please note that reservations are required in advance for self-parking, with associated fees. Unfortunately, valet parking is not available. For more information or to schedule self-parking, please contact us. Your unforgettable stay in Washington DC begins with us.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Taxi service
24-hour security
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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The Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center is celebrated for its exceptional location, enabling guests to effortlessly explore nearby attractions and enjoy the convenience of dining and public transport options. While the rooms are often described as compact, they are praised for their cleanliness, modern amenities, and cozy beds. Guests have commended the hotel's atmosphere as contemporary and welcoming, with a special nod to the vivacious bars. Service at the hotel garners positive remarks for its professional and amicable staff, although there have been occasional disappointments. Travelers appreciate the hotel's value and smart amenities, despite the rooms being on the smaller side and some noise concerns from street-facing accommodations.
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LoveTravel458456 wrote a review Feb 22
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Our stay was excellent! Jessica H. and Hanoch were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The room was exceptionally clean and organized well for the small space. Our room had everything we needed and was very quiet. I would stay here again and recommend it highly!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Hi LoveTravel458456, It was a pleasure to welcome you to the District and we appreciate you spreading the word about your thoroughly enjoyed experience. We are elated to read that Hanoch and Jessica took the lead in ensuring you felt perfectly at home, and that the efforts from our housekeeping team left such an impression on your stay. We hope to welcome you time and again for many years to come. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Chuck T wrote a review Mar 2023
Lawrence, Massachusetts8 contributions
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My first visit to this hotel was in May 2018. The photos are from the rooftop bar taken back then. I travel for work and use this hotel every time I am in DC. I have stayed here no less than 6 times in 5 years. The ease of hopping on the Metro or walking to restaurants, sports arena, museums, or shopping the various stores is another reason I stay here. I have never been disappointed with the food. No matter if you eat on the roof, the main floor, or in the Whisky Bar. Lamek was my bartender several times during my stay and he did not disappoint. Always a smile even when it was very busy and literally running back and forth to accommodate everyone. When entering the hotel the staff is always very professional and attentive. Thank you Ollie (mgr.), Tru A., Marco S. (who made the best coffee at 5am, I really needed it), Ryan, and others that were always wonderful. Thanks Motto!!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I chose a full sized bed (rm 625) and loved the layout. The room was very comfortable.
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Responded Mar 19, 2023
Chuck, thank you for the amazing five-star review! We love hearing that you continue to stay with us when your travels bring you to DC and so many members of our team help add that extra memorable touch for you. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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Companion31580515810 wrote a review Feb 11
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Small but nice room, Christian at the front desk was very helpful and accommodating. Hotel has a diner, cafe and whiskey bar. Very convenient one stop shopping! Located close to restaurants and bars, very walkable location to a lot of sites.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lively area, lots of activity.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Companion31580515810, Your perfect score and comments on how much our hotel enabled you to enjoy exploring downtown DC are a treat to see! On behalf Christian and the rest of us at the hotel, the pleasure was ours and we thank you for granting us your magnificent review. We hope to see you again soon! Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Gart N wrote a review Feb 2
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Rooms are in great condition and spotlessly clean with accessible transport bus stop and metro right outside the hotel, making it easy to travel to monument and museums area. Nice variety of food options around the area from Japanese Chinese and a couple of fast food options. Staff were wonderful and made the stay pleasant.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Gart, Your perfect score and comments on how much our hotel enabled you to enjoy exploring downtown DC are a treat to see! On behalf of every one of us at the hotel, the pleasure was ours and we hope to serve as your host when next visiting the district. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Laura M wrote a review Jan 2024
Bristol, Connecticut89 contributions
Wonderful location and lovely stay. We enjoyed breakfast in the diner. The room is small but efficient and perfect for a two night stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. The parking was convenient and affordable. The instructions to get to the garage were a bit confusing ( the name of garage is different from the name given in our confirmation email) but we figured it out. Definitely would stay again. The price is right and the location great.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from C F, General Manager at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Laura, Perfect scores always melt our hearts, and we thank you for spreading the joy. Our team thrives on being helpful to our guests, and so we appreciate you sharing how that shined during your stay. The next time you’re craving a central place to call home in DC, know that we’re here for you. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Elby C wrote a review Jan 2024
Seattle, Washington78 contributions
I was on a quick business trip to Washington DC. I like Hilton Hotels and the Motto was just across the street from the Gallery/Chinatown metro exit. I chose a bunk bed room because I was travelling solo. I liked the compactness of the room, it was nice and cozy during a very cold freezing cold snap. It was super clean, a super clean and generous sized bathroom/shower, and the lower bunk bed was very comfy to sleep on, and also to lounge on. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly and checked in with me each day by text. I liked the 'green' commitment of the Motto and its energy efficiency and space efficiency of smaller yet very modern rooms. Wifi signal strong. There was free coffee at the counter before 7am ( 7am was when the coffee bar in the lobby opened up - great coffee and pastries. ). I did not use the fitness room myself, but the front desk mentioned that they also had a guess pass arrangement to the Planet Fitness across the street. Due to the weather the rooftop bar was closed, but I look forward to visiting it next time I stay there for next DC meeting.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Free coffee at front desk before 7am
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Elby, We are elated to find that we impressed at every turn, and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. It was a joy to serve as your host and we hope a return visit can one day be planned as we would like nothing more than to spoil you once again. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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RobtB wrote a review Jan 2024
Saint Charles, Missouri140 contributions
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Unbelievable experience. First time at a MOTTO brand and will return in a heartbeat. Everything I needed and nothing I didn't. Perfect location and service was spectacular. Christian and Jessica were above and beyond friendly and helpful. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks for a fantastic 3 days in DC.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Food and beverages outlets are very good. Had 2 meals there and each was excellent.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi RobtB, Our Motto DC goal is to ensure every guest feels at home and finding your top score suggests that this was accomplished for you. It was a joy to serve as your host and we hope a return visit can one day be planned as we would like nothing more than to spoil you once again. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Jo M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Quaint and clean hotel based in central DC. Location was great for walking to the sights or metro. Staff super welcoming and helpful with any questions. Room was small but clean, no faults. Hotel bar is nice too with coffee and breakfast then drinks in the evening.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Jo, We are elated to find that we impressed at every turn, and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. On behalf of every one of us at the hotel, the pleasure was ours and we hope to serve as your host when next visiting DC. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Anapaula S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent place to stay! Convenient location, new property and amazing staff! Strongly recommend. Really nice restaurant connected to the hotel and walking distance to the metro station. Small bedrooms with nice decorations and everything you need on a vacation trip.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Jan 21, 2024
Hi Anapaula, Your perfect score and comments on how much our hotel enabled you to enjoy exploring downtown DC are a treat to see! It was a joy to serve as your host and we hope a return visit can one day be planned as we would like nothing more than to spoil you once again. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Alex A wrote a review Jan 2024
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The front desk (Christiaan) was super helpful! I had a booking & hotel status issue with Hilton on the back end, and they took care of it immediately after seeing the details. Also enjoyed the diner and whiskey bar
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from C F, General Manager at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center
Responded Jan 19, 2024
Hi Alex, Perfection is always the goal, and we're delighted to know that we were successful. As your comments note, Christiaan is a gem, and fortunately for us we have many on our team. It would be a pleasure to one day welcome you again and we hope you look forward to providing us that opportunity. Always with care, Ollie Figueroa, General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center
What are some of the property amenities at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Motto By Hilton Washington DC City Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.