$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 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
286 reviews
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... See full review

  • Lilchristy16
  • Jul 7, 2014
Perfect sister retreat

My sister and I enjoyed the hotel. It was awesome. The pool on the roof was awesome, the staff was... See full review

  • Daisy Jade
  • Jul 3, 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

    Hotel Map

    38.8955 -77.0107
    Nearby airports
    Washington National Airport, (DCA), 5.30, MI, NE; Washington Dulles International Airport, (IAD), 28.94, MI, E; Baltimore/Washington International Airport, (BWI), 30.70, MI, SW; Metropolitan Area, (WAS), 0.00, MI, N;
    Area description
    City Center

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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 (286)

    Ratings and reviews for The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Overall score

    4.2 / 5
    5.01.0
    5 out of 286
    Amenities:
    3.8
    Room cleanliness:
    4.8
    Hotel staff:
    3.8
    Room comfort:
    4.4
    Location:
    4.8
    Value:
    4

    100% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    ilcorago
    Philadelphia, PA
    Sep 11, 2013

    Some pros, some cons

    Good: The Liason's location is great; it's a 15 minute walk to the Capitol Building and Union Station. Bad: Unfortunately, that location is totally deserted at night. There's nothing to do nearby. The staff seemed totally indifferent to guests. The big drawback was a charge for wifi in rooms. That meant the tiny lobby was packed all the time with people checking email etc. The Liaison really needs to rethink that. Although the weather was in the 90s in September, the roof pool or bar weren't open.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

    There are two nearby cafes that provided great, inexpensive midday snacks and meals - The West Wing Cafe across the street and the Corner Bakery Cafe around the corner.

    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    ArkLaTexGuy
    Kilgore, Texas
    Jan 4, 2013

    Great Hotel in prime location...

    Arrived at hotel early and told staff that we were in town to elope. Staff found us a room and were very professional. The hotel "Cafe" is AWESOME!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Dining tip: In Hotel

    The hotel has an outstanding Restaurant!!!

    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Ron H
    San Antonio, TX
    Oct 24, 2012

    Great experience, highly recommend.

    I have stayed at "boutique" hotels before and this one is one of the best. The price was good considering the location and the other hotels in the area. The bathroom was a little small, but was adequate for what you need it for; and the towels were not like some hotel "sandpaper" towels.. The bed, sheets and pillows were great. Great little deli "The West Wing" down the block as well as a liquor store right next door. Loved every aspect of the hotel.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

    2.5 blocks from Union station, we took the Metro from Reagan National, even with 2 bags to roll it was just fine. Saved $70 in cab fare!

    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    westraveler
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Sep 26, 2012

    Can't beat the location.

    Step out the front door and the dome of the capitol appears before your eyes. This boutique hotel combines dramatic style with genuine care for the customers. The welcome is warm. A phone call after you've gone to your room to make sure everything is in accord with your wishes is a nice touch. The staff bend over backwards to accommodate your needs. Union Station and the Metro stations are just 3 to 4 blocks away. In just a few minutes walk you are on the Mall or standing in front of the nation's capitol.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Review of The Liaison Capitol Hill an Affinia Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Radoslav
    Vienna Austria
    Apr 6, 2014

    Very nice hotel with AMAZING restaurant

    The hotel is good deal for the money. The location is great and very close to the National Mall, Capitol or to the Central Station. PROS: Location, Rooms (good size, nice decoration...), Front desk, and of course the GREAT restaurant - really the best in Washington DC CONS: Internet in room (pricy and not good), the made nocked on my door at 9 am even I put the sign please do not disturb... only excuses from front desk but as I heared it is not the first time this happenes...

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

    AMAZING restaurant - very nice but not cheap ... anyway great food - I LOVE it

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