4.0 out of 5

"The hotel was fine overall except for the mysterious $19.99 (plus tax) per day “facilities fee” that they charged, and which was not prominently adver ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 22 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

Washington Court Hotel places you in the center of Washington, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like United States Capitol and Verizon Center. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 265 rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes and free toiletries to enhance your stay. Free weekday newspapers, video-game consoles, and safes are also available.

The restaurant, Bistro 525, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Business travelers can take advantage of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Capitol Hill hotel include Ford's Theater and Supreme Court of the United States.

Washington Court Hotel ratings based on 63 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
The hotel was fine overall except for the mysterious $19.99 (plus tax) per day “facilities fee” that they charged, and which was not prominently advertised at all. Felt like a deceptive business practice. When I asked what that surprise fee was getting me, they said it was two bottles of water per day - which I didn’t need - and “complimentary WiFi”. For $19.99 per day kind of complimentary. Sad and unimpressive.

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice experience

Great experience. More then what we expected. Looking forward towards our next booking.

Posted by , from ny on Apr 17, 2017

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2 out of 5

Terrible management

Pros: the room was nice
Cons: Have the management take courses on "Customer Service" as clearly they did not care bout their guests
Location: close to the Capitol and Union Station
Came to DC for the Presidential Inauguation and attended the Gala at this hotel so we decided to stay here. The food at the Gala, provided by the hotel, was terrible. The selection was minimal, the food was cold, the bartenders, hotel staff, were slow and incompetent and the banquet room was a dirty mess with uncleaned tables and dirty dishes all over the place. The room was hot and sweaty due to improper ventilation. The next day my wife and I decided to try the restaurant. What a mistake! First we were told to come back in an hour as they were full, eventhough there were plently of empty tables. And they would not even take our name for a reservation. When we came back, they told us again that we had to wait, but would not tell us how long the wait was, again eventhough there were plenty of empty tables. After complaining to the restaurant manager, who was very rude, my wife went to complain to the hotel management. The hotel manager was also extremely rude and condesending and offered no help at all. Finally after waiting another 10 minutes, we were seated. The food was ok at best. The resturant was clearly understaffed. We couldn't even get a cup of coffee in the mornings!!!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

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4 out of 5

Comfortable, central for exploring Washington DC

Pros: Good Location.
Cons: Make the WiFi free. Reduce restaurant prices to a reasonable level.
Location: Great location for exploring the capital!
Comfortable hotel. Good for exploring the capitals sights. A shame that they charge for the use of their WiFi. The restaurant is rather expensive! Better to go elsewhere for breakfast!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015

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4 out of 5

Central location

Excellent location. Close to most museum, bus and train station.

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015

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5 out of 5


The Hotel was all that the pictures showed it was.  We had a great room on the 15th Floor looking out onto the Capitol Building - Room 1517 - Deluxe Double - Will definitely go back to this Hotel.  We were 2 Blocks from Union Station, so you could take the Train in and walk to the Hotel or take a short Taxi Ride.  Staff was very friendly & helpful. 

Posted by , from New Jersey on Oct 15, 2013

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4 out of 5

Great place

Pros: Close restaurants, close to union station
Cons: No free Internet
This hotel is convenient, clean, warm and welcoming. I actually wanted to spend time in the lobby!

Posted by , from Pleasantville, NY, USA on Nov 9, 2012

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3 out of 5

Not Nice People at the Front Desk

People at the front desk are not friendly. Service is very slow. We ask for a pillow and it came two hours later. Restaurant is good for breakfast but is also very slow.

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012

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4 out of 5

nice hoel good location

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
nice hotel, good location! Free internet would have been nice. walking distance to metro, union station, and capitol building. Parking was expensive, but to be expected in downtown dc.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great hotel for a great price

Pros: Quiet, location
Cons: few restaurants in area
The hotel was clean, the staff was nice and helpful when needed. Located a few blocks from the Capitol Building, it was an ideal location to view all that DC has to offer.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA, USA on Mar 21, 2012

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Washington Court Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 265 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 19 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (8.9 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Judiciary Square Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Washington Court Hotel offers 265 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and video-game consoles. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers, safes, and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

Bistro 525 - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 75 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 75.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 22.90 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 54.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Court Hotel
  • Court Hotel Washington
  • Hotel Court
  • Hotel Washington Court
  • Washington Court
  • Washington Court Hotel
  • Washington Court Dc

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.