$115 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 27, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 2014

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
276 reviews
Wonderful surprise

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

  • HistoryNatureTraveler
  • Nov 15, 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... See full review

  • txreview
  • Nov 9, 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 (276)

    Ratings and reviews for The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Overall score

    4 / 5
    5.01.0
    276 out of 276
    Amenities:
    3.9
    Room cleanliness:
    4.5
    Hotel staff:
    4.3
    Room comfort:
    4.4
    Location:
    4.6
    Value:
    4

    89% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    kflaux
    Business
    Bloomington, IN, USA
    Oct 25, 2011

    Top-notch hotel marred by some nickel-and-diming

    Very well-appointed and comfortable rooms, very quiet, tasteful decor. Conveniently located close to Union Station and a (long) stone's throw from the Capitol building. However. $12 extra a day for Wifi is absurd in this day and age. I noticed some other additional services that we didn't use were also excessively priced. Even so, we would stay there again. Overall very fine.

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

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Boston1
    Business
    Boston, MA, USA
    Oct 24, 2011

    Great Hotel! Right near the Capitol...

    I like this hotel because it was right near the National Mall and the Capitol.

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

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    Have dinner at The Old Ebbitt Grill.

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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Frugalista
    Business
    Miami, FL, USA
    Oct 24, 2011

    Works for me

    I was in town for Howard University's homecoming and needed a hotel. The staff was professional, friendly and approachable. The front desk gave us free wifi, even though I'm not sure that it's free all of the time. I think the hotel could use a few updates in the room, but for a short trip, it was perfection. I will be back.

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

    Business

    Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

    1) There is a liquor store on the corner if you want to get water, spirits, etc. 2) Metro at Union station is about 2.5 blocks away. It's an easy walk, but don't do it in heels.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    gmitch
    Business
    Kansas, USA
    Sep 28, 2011

    We toured Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol building, and walked the National Mall. Super location!

    The hotel and location were great. However, we were very surprised to find out what the hotel charges were vs. what Orbitz charged us. We have an itemized receipt from the hotel that shows rates for the two nights totalling 360.49 vs. the 441.57 you charged us. That's a significant difference! You state on your booking confirmation that we would get an automatic cash refund if another customer books the same hotel at a lower price. The couple we were with did just that. We would appreciate the price assurance and a credit for the 81.08.

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

    Business

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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    momo1401
    Business
    Hamburg, Germany
    Sep 20, 2011

    Almost perfect

    perfect located hotel, friendly stuff, good bar, tasty food and an amazing roof top terasse

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

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

    Capitol Park at Night

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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    UsTwo
    Business
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    Aug 30, 2011

    Great Location

    Overall the staff was helpful, friendly and accomodating. Art and Soul is the restaurant in the hotel and we thought they were overpriced but the service and food was good. The hotel location was walking distance from the capitol and the Metro station. We were there when hurricane Irene came through so there were no vending machines at this hotel when we had to stay in all day Saturday. We had a great time just the two of us and cannot wait to go somewhere again.

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

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    There's a good breakfast place on E street across from the Ford's Theater.

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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    CollegeBoy
    Business
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Aug 29, 2011

    Business Trip made better because of this Hotel Staff

    I have traveled for business for 30 years. This was the best Hotel Staff, Restaurant Staff, Bar Staff and Front Desk Staff I have ever worked with. The Concierge on Friday worked extensively with my wife and located my lost cell phone that I left in a taxi. I didnt have a taxi name or number and she found my phone....incredible. On Saturday the Concierge worked with me in re-arranging my flight and car rental schedules to accomodate me during Hurricane Irene. We were able to leave DC on time and return to Chicago as originally scheduled and needed in light of the Hurricane which shut down the airports....incredible. This service was beyond anything I have ever experienced. Additionally, the Restaurant servers, the bar servers and front desk employees were extremely accomodating. The best service I have ever experienced!

    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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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    the cormiers
    Business
    Miramar, FL, USA
    Aug 27, 2011

    nice hotel

    The location is excellent. The hotel was nice and very clean. The staff was helpful and courteous. We would stay there again. This is a recommended hotel if you want to visit the museums, the Capitol. Plenty to see and do in the area.

    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 drive from hotel

    Carmines - Family style Italian. Chinatown was great too Jackie's Cafe (I think) was really good.

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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    zippy2011
    Business
    Maplewood, MN
    Aug 17, 2011

    Washington D.C.

    This hotel is in a GREAT location...2 blocks from the Capitol, 2 blocks from Union Station. Easy to get to by Metro or taxi. Very safe to walk around outside at night. Courteous and helpful staff. The beds and bedding are AMAZING! Even I slept well here! Very quiet considering the location and pets being allowed in hotel. The rooftop pool is fabulous after a long day of walking!

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

    Business

    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    The restaurants and food court at Union Station are great. I'm a foodie and very picky...many days we ended up back at Union Station because of the variety. And the Metro is right there so if you don't want what's at Union Station...5 minutes and you're in Chinatown.

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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Jess Ica
    Business
    New Jersey
    Aug 17, 2011

    Nice Hotel But Nothing Special

    The hotel was nice. It was clean and the staff was friendly. However, I would expect a more luxurious feel to a 4 star hotel. Overall, I'd say the hotel was just average. I would give it 3 stars.

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

    Business

    Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

    Skip the hotel restaurant! Eat at DC Coast, located at 1401 K St. The food is excellent. The menu offers a good selection. Great atmosphere. You won't be sorry :)

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