$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 9, 2015 Check-out: Jan 10, 2015

The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

4 stars
415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
277 reviews
peaceful and clean

Enjoyable quiet practical and professional and well groomed staff See full review

  • Westmoreland
  • Nov 18, 2014
Wonderful surprise

The room, the environment, the staff, the restaurant were excellent. Combined with the convenient... See full review

  • HistoryNatureTraveler
  • Nov 15, 2014
Newly Redesigned Chic décor and Southern comfort at Capitol Hill hotel with rooftop pool

This trendy, chic hotel on Capitol Hill was redesigned in February 2012, is close to Union Station shops and restaurants, and is within walking distance of the National Mall. A monochromatic design scheme throughout the hotel consists of shades of black, white, and grey and provides a contemporary backdrop for the featured art of Randy Slack. The award-winning in-house restaurant, Art and Soul, is owned by celebrity chef and two-time James Beard award-winner Art Smith, and serves modern, regional food with Southern accents. Guests can enjoy a seasonal outdoor rooftop pool where sophisticated travelers can lounge in an urban chic setting.  Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel lobby.

Highlights
    • Brand new guestrooms featuring sleek, comfortable furniture and workspace
    • Two blocks from Union Station's shops and restaurants
    • Seasonal rooftop pool and lounge
    • Affinia Experience Kits for guests to borrow including a Yoga Kit and a Walking Tour Kit
    Location

    The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel is the closest hotel to the Capitol Building, about two blocks from Union Station, and within walking distance of the Smithsonian and the National Mall

    Rooms

    Redesigned guestrooms have modern lighting and furniture, signature Affinia mattresses, iHome docks, LCD televisions, and connections for gaming devices, digital video and sound devices. Choose from Affinia's six-choice Dream Pillow Menu including a magnetic therapy pillow and a Swedish memory foam pillow. Affinia hotels offer special relaxation services including in-room spa treatments (fees apply) and Experience Kits that feature walking tours of D.C. and exercise equipment.

    Features

    Guests can enjoy a seasonal outdoor rooftop pool where sophisticated travelers can lounge in a chic, urban setting, or work out in a recently renovated fitness center updated with hardwood floors and Technogym equipment.  In-house restaurant, Art and Soul, is owned by two-time James Beard award-winning celebrity chef Art Smith and serves modern, regional cuisine with Southern accents.  Art and Soul also features a seasonal outdoor patio and fire pit. In-room spa services are available through SPAffinia.  Jet Set Pets program features services and amenities for pets (fees apply, call for details).  Valet parking is available at $48/pday.

    Transportation
    • Union Station Metro stop (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)
    • Regan National Airport (3.6 mi/ 5.7 km)
    • Dulles International Airport (24 mi/ 40 km)
    • Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 mi/ 44 km)
    Attractions
    • Union Station (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)
    • United States Capitol (0.3 mi/ 0.6 km)
    • The National Mall (0.4 mi/ 0.7 km)
    • Smithsonian Institution (0.9 mi/ 1.4 km)
    • Washington Monument (1.3 mi/ 2.2 km)
    • The White House (1.3 mi/ 2.1 km)
    • Dupont Circle (1.9 mi/ 3.2 km)
    • Georgetown (2.7 mi/ 4.4 km)
    Business
    • 24-hours business center
    • Spacious contemporary workspace in guestrooms
    • High-speed and wireless internet available (fees apply)
    • 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting space

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    The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel Rooms

    Two Queen Premium Deluxe Guestro
    Premium Deluxe Guestroom-2 Queens-City View- WiFi-Premium Amenities-Large Desk-LCDTV-300SqFt
    Two Queens Deluxe Accessible Roo
    Deluxe Accessible Guestroom-2 Queens-City View -ADA Compliant-Roll In Shower-WiFi-300 SqFt
    One King Deluxe Guestroom
    Deluxe Guestroom-1 King Bed-City View-LCD HDTV- WiFi-Large Desk-Ergo Chair-Sofa-Safe-300 SqFt
    Two Queens Deluxe Guestroom
    Deluxe Guestroom-2 Queens-City View-LCD HDTV- WiFi-Large Desk-Ergo Chair-Sofa-Safe-300 SqFt
    One King Corner Suite
    Corner Suite-1 King-City View-Sofa Bed-2 Bath- WiFi-LCDTV-Sep Bath Shower-Large Desk-700 SqFt
    One King Deluxe Accessible Room
    Deluxe Accessible Guestroom-1 King-City View- ADA Compliant-Roll In Shower-WiFi-300 SqFt
    One King Superior Room
    Superior Room-1 King Bed-City View-LCD HDTV- WiFi-Large Desk-Ergo Chair-Sofa-Safe-364 SqFt
    One King Premium Deluxe Guestroo
    Premium Deluxe Guestroom-1 King-City View-WiFi- Premium Amenities-Large Desk-LCDTV-300 SqFt

    Amenities

    • WiFi
    • Heated pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    Air conditioned
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Pet friendly
    Elevators
    FEMA approved
    Activities
    Heated pool
    Fitness Center
    Jogging track
    Dining
    Bar/Lounge
    Continental breakfast
    Restaurant
    Coffee maker in room
    Room service
    Family plan
    Services
    24 hour front desk
    Business center
    Maid service
    Laundry service
    Guest laundromat
    Express checkout
    Concierge desk
    ATM/Cash machine
    Security
    Wake-up service
    In-Room Safe
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Porters
    FAX
    Conference facilities
    Gift shop
    Copy service
    Audio visual equipment
    Conference suite
    Internet
    WiFi
    Parking
    Parking
    Indoor parking
    Valet parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities
    Accessible facilities
    Accessible rooms
    Accessible parking
    Grab bars in bathroom
    Room
    Television with cable
    Radio
    Safe
    Phone with speaker
    Telephone
    AM/FM alarm clock
    Desk with lamp
    Free newspaper
    Hairdryer in room
    Outlet adapters
    Cribs available
    In room movies
    Sitting area
    Temperature control
    Electronic door locks
    Iron
    Ironing board
    International direct dial
    Smoke detectors
    Sprinklers in rooms
    Bath tub
    Trouser press

    Nearby points of interest

    • National Postal Museum: 0.2 mi
    • Union Station: 0.3 mi
    • Columbus Memorial Fountain: 0.3 mi
    • Peace Monument: 0.4 mi
    • Folger Shakespeare Library: 0.4 mi
    • United States Capitol: 0.4 mi
    • Judiciary Square: 0.4 mi
    • National Building Museum: 0.4 mi
    • United States Supreme Court: 0.5 mi
    • Koshland Science Museum: 0.5 mi
    • Newseum: 0.5 mi
    • United States Botanic Garden: 0.5 mi
    • Capital Children's Museum: 0.5 mi
    • Verizon Center: 0.6 mi
    • National Gallery of Art: 0.6 mi
    • National Postal Museum: 0.2 mi
    • Union Station: 0.3 mi
    • Columbus Memorial Fountain: 0.3 mi
    • Peace Monument: 0.4 mi
    • Folger Shakespeare Library: 0.4 mi
    • United States Capitol: 0.4 mi
    • Judiciary Square: 0.4 mi
    • National Building Museum: 0.4 mi
    • United States Supreme Court: 0.5 mi
    • Koshland Science Museum: 0.5 mi
    • Newseum: 0.5 mi
    • United States Botanic Garden: 0.5 mi
    • Capital Children's Museum: 0.5 mi
    • Verizon Center: 0.6 mi
    • National Gallery of Art: 0.6 mi
    • National Museum of the American Indian: 0.6 mi
    • Library of Congress: 0.6 mi
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.7 mi
    • National Portrait Gallery: 0.7 mi
    • International Spy Museum: 0.7 mi
    • National Archives: 0.7 mi
    • National Museum of American Art: 0.7 mi
    • National Air and Space Museum: 0.7 mi
    • National Mall: 0.7 mi
    • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: 0.7 mi
    • Chinatown: 0.8 mi
    • Fords Theatre: 0.8 mi
    • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 0.8 mi
    • National Museum of Natural History: 0.9 mi
    • Arts and Industries Building: 0.9 mi
    • Smithsonian Institution: 0.9 mi
    • Old Post office Pavilion: 0.9 mi
    • Washington Convention Center: 0.9 mi
    • Enid A Haupt Garden: 1 mi
    • National Museum of African Art: 1 mi
    • L'enfant Plaza: 1 mi
    • Federal Triangle: 1 mi
    • Ripley Center: 1 mi
    • Sackler Gallery: 1 mi
    • Warner Theatre: 1 mi
    • Arthur M Sackler Gallery: 1 mi
    • Boy Scouts Memorial: 1 mi
    • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 1.1 mi
    • National Theatre: 1.1 mi
    • Freedom Plaza: 1.1 mi

    Dining

    Bistro Bis
    Nearby - Fine French bistro food in a sleek upscale environment with mezzanine level to people watch.
    Art and Soul
    Art and Souls cuisine reflects a devotion to quality and responsibility made dishes made possible by partnerships with like-minded farmers - artisans and growers who provide products that are sustainably sourced whenever possible.
    Capitol City Brewery
    Nearby - Lively restaurant/bar offering a wide selection of microbrews outdoor dining/seasonal.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    03:00 PM
    Check-out:
    12:00 PM

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (277)

    Ratings and reviews for The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Overall score

    4 / 5
    5.01.0
    277 out of 277
    Amenities:
    3.9
    Room cleanliness:
    4.5
    Hotel staff:
    4.3
    Room comfort:
    4.4
    Location:
    4.6
    Value:
    4

    90% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Westmoreland
    Business
    new york
    Nov 18, 2014

    peaceful and clean

    Enjoyable quiet practical and professional and well groomed staff

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    HistoryNatureTraveler
    Business
    Hartford, CT
    Nov 15, 2014

    Wonderful surprise

    The room, the environment, the staff, the restaurant were excellent. Combined with the convenient location these qualities contribute to the outstanding rating for the hotel. We had a wonderful surprise staying at this beautiful hotel.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    txreview
    Business
    Austin
    Nov 9, 2014

    Great location and hotel in Capitol Hill

    Enjoyed it very much. Hotel front desk was super and placed me in room away from noise of the hotel upgrading their parking area. Also, due to the noise inconvenience, the hotel gave guests free internet during heir stay. Great PR! it is almost finished, so hang in there. Only a slight minus is needing to move the coffee and water to another area, since it takes to much room with limited vanity space.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    restaurants within walking of every kind within blocks

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    My Old Girl aka OG
    Business
    Miami, Florida
    Oct 23, 2014

    Great Birthday Celebration

    The hotel staff was magnificent and cordial. This was my daughters first trip to Washington DC and the hotel was centrally located to everything, transportation, restaurants and historical locations. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

    If you can't or prefer not to take the short walk access to public transportation and tour buses are right outside the hotel.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Peter Bon
    Business
    Washington, DC
    Oct 14, 2014

    good stay

    Had to dial about 10 times before someone at the front desk/house keeping picked up shortly after midnight. VERY LOUD construction noise woke me up from early in the morning.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    docj
    Business
    Youngstown, OH, USA
    Sep 20, 2014

    Great family trip

    Met the manager, Reggie. Great guy, friendly and warm. The entire staff great.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    RachelBT
    Business
    los angeles, ca
    Aug 17, 2014

    Maybe a three star property. Definitely not four.

    I was really disappointed with my stay here. I payed over $300/night for my room, passing over cheaper hotels in the area because I really wanted a nice, luxury experience on my vacation. That was not what I got. I'll start with the positives. The bed was very comfortable, and the rooftop pool is a nice place to go to relax. When I ordered things like moisturizer and cotton balls from housekeeping, they delivered them quickly. The hotel is a very short walk to the Capitol building, and not far from the mall and other attractions. That was about it for the things I liked about this note. When I booked the room, my rate was supposed to include a "city view". When I got to my room, the view from the window was of a concrete roof. When I asked the reception about this, they told me they could not guarantee a city view room and even their "view" rooms just faced other buildings. So why do you advertise a "city view" room then? The main problem I had with this hotel was the bathroom. The bathroom was TINY and old and it smelled TERRIBLE. The sink area was so small, and the toiletries (shampoo, etc) came in pump-style containers that are reused between guests. For over $300/night? I was shocked. As for the smell - I don't know if it was the smell of sewage, or it just hadn't been cleaned properly, or if the construction downstairs had something to do with it, but it really smelled terrible. I asked the reception if I could change rooms my first night due to the smell and they said they were full so it would have to wait until the next day. I asked what time, and they said the couldn't guarantee a time. Their advice was "pack up all your stuff tomorrow morning, leave it in your room, and someone can move it for you". They wanted me to leave all my valuables out of the safe, and grant them permission to move my things while I wasn't there? When I explained I was not comfortable doing that, and felt they needed to help me out with this they gave me two vouchers for a $16 'continental breakfast' of toast, yogurt, and cereal. While I appreciate the gesture, that does not make up for the fact that I paid all this money for a 'luxury' experience and can barely stand to use the bathroom in my hotel room. Finally, I resolved to just try to enjoy my stay, and mention my issues at checkout. When I checked out, I told the lady who helped me about my experience and that I was really disappointed. She proceeded to give me a lecture on how if I wasn't willing to leave my things with the hotel staff to move, there was nothing they could do to help me, and it was really just my issue. I'm talking like a full out lecture for several minutes where I couldn't get a word in edge wise. I repeated again that I was disappointed with my experience, and I wanted her to know, and politely left, not wanting to engage in an argument. I didn't ask for anything when I checked out, but they could have at least comped by early check in fee of $50 on my first day for my experience. I have been fortunate enough to stay at many hotels all over the world, and this was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. I really felt like it was a rip off price wise, and that was not compensated for with the poor customer service. My friends were staying close by at the Holiday Inn Capitol, which I declined to stay at, despite it having half the rate, because I really wanted a "luxury" vacation experience". I can tell you their bathrooms were twice the size, much newer and cleaner (with no smell and two sinks) and the rooms were also larger. I should have just stayed there. Overall, I'm very disappointed with my stay at the Liaison and I would not recommend it to anyone I know. Save your money, stay somewhere cheaper, and get a better experience.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Take Ubers everywhere. They're all over the city, and faster than walking, and cheaper than cabs.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Boston, MA
    Jul 20, 2014

    Beautiful rooms, great location

    The rooms here were elegant and you couldn't really ask for a better location. It is within walking distance of the Capitol and most of the Smithsonian museums. It was under construction while we were there so there was a lot of noise and it was not as easy to get in and out. The biggest reason I would not come again is the price. Besides the room rates, it is $50 a night for parking and they charge for wifi, although they comped ours since we were on the construction side of the hotel.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    West Wing Cafe is across the street and has good, inexpensive meals as well as food to go.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Faith Moves
    Business
    Houston, TX
    Jul 8, 2014

    Great Getaway

    I spent 4 nights here, and it was perfect for a single person getaway. It is close to the Metro to get around the city and the rooftop pool, bar, and restaurant were all amazing. The bathrooms are tiny and you don't really have much of a view, but all the other amenities make up for it.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Lilchristy16
    Business
    New York City
    Jul 7, 2014

    It's a great little hotel

    I must say I really enjoyed my stay. I have no complaints. The staff during check in was extremely friendly. The location is perfect, especially if you're arriving from Union Station. The room was clean. I would definitely stay there again.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    They opened a Shake Shack in Union Station. Food is great & so is the service.

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