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627 H Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#10 of 156 in Washington DC
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Our micro-hotel is located in downtown DC's Penn Quarter, across the street from Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station. We're three blocks from the Washington DC Convention Center and one mile from Union Station. Each small but mighty room features Connected Room technology - open the door, stream to your TV, and control climate and lighting with the Hilton Honors app. Our restaurants and social spaces include a diner and coffee bar, rooftop hangout, and whiskey bar.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grade: 100 out of 100
201Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Ashley wrote a review 23 Jun
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Jessica is great with customer service and suggesting places to eat. Terrell is a smiling face, and extremely helpful. This was my first trip for business to DC, and everyone was extremely helpful and friendly! The hotel was nice, but understand the rooms are smaller. For my stay, it was great.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Lots of food nearby. Exceptional staff.
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
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Ashleye, thank you for taking some time to write us this wonderful review! It makes our day to know Jessica and Terrell were able to provide you with impressionable experience. We hope to host you again should your travels bring you back to DC!
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arlen61 wrote a review Jul 2021
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina69 contributions13 helpful votes
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From the moment I walked into the lobby, until the second I departed five days later, EVERY employee--every single person--was friendly, inviting, generous, sincere, welcoming, helpful, accommodating. I felt like family! They treated me like a welcomed friend. Each staff person engages in casual conversation, asks about YOU and seems sincerely interested, and works to ensure you are comfortable and satisfied with your stay. No one was distracted, never too busy, always attentive to what guests might need, and seemingly intuitive to what guest might want. These folks are professional and should be held up as models for how accommodations staff should provide guest service. I was a little cautious about the location; in years past this was not an ideal neighborhood. But things have certainly changed; the years have been good to Chinatown, and it turned out to be safe and convenient. And although the rooms are small, the bed was comfortable, the shower was terrific, and there was little to no outside noise. I HIGHLY recommend MOTTO! The Crimson Cafe is, again, expertly staffed. I tried the burger with PEANUT BUTTER and was not disappointed. The rooftop bar is wonderful, even on hot steamy Washington evenings when a light breeze feels like air conditioning. And while I'm not a whiskey drinker, the downstairs whiskey bar had a great band (not too loud) and relaxing atmosphere. For those who imbibe, I believe there are more than 400 kinds of whiskey! So, if you're reading this review and debating, stop right now and book it! The Motto employees delivered superior guest service and I am eager to return, even if just to visit with these amazing people: Receptionists Brooke, Jenni, Raquel, bartender/server Angel and hostess Angel. Spectacular service!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Jonathan Porcello, General Manager at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
Responded 16 Jul 2021
Thank you for the amazing five star review! I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our food and beverage experiences to be amazing. Thank you for taking the time to recognize the team we have at Motto; we enjoy making our guests feel at home and can't wait to host you again in the future!
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Obliverate wrote a review 22 Jun
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
An overall 5 of 5 rockstar experience. Location is perfect in the heart of DC, good amenities, cozy scale. The best part had to be the staff, specifically Alexandria and Kristina!! They would always greet you no matter how busy, had exceptional restaurant recommendations (kept handy in a little notebook with GORGEOUS handwriting), and never disappointed when I needed something. This hotel is the gold standard in customer satisfaction.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
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Cory, thank you for the five-star review! We are thrilled to hear that also enjoyed our location! Thank you for also taking the time to shout out Alexandra and Kristina , we agree that they are both wonderful parts of our team! We hope to host you again should your travels bring you back to DC
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Melissa R wrote a review 20 Jun
9 contributions1 helpful vote
The front desk customer service was top notch from check-in to check-out and everything in between. Thank you Hellen and Kristina for your help and local recommendations. Note that these are micro-hotel rooms (but not as small as the ones you might see in Paris) and efficiently designed, making it comfortable enough for a short stay in DC. Water filter systems, baggage concierge, and a coffee shop downstairs are just a few amenities that made my stay especially great for my walking tour of all the major sites. The private rooftop bar overlooking the lit up city (to include the Washington Monument) was an impressive late night surprise. So don’t miss it. I didn’t get an opportunity to dine at the restaurant or whiskey bar, so see separate reviews for Crimson DC. I would definitely stay here again, so maybe next time! Note that this hotel is located in Chinatown across from a subway station and a metro bus stop where people tend to gather, day and night. As a solo traveler, I took comfort in knowing that there was plenty of extra security patrol in plain sight.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
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Melissa, thank you for the five-star review! We love to hear that our team was able to assist with some incredible recommendations and helped make your stay so enjoyable! We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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Katie O. wrote a review 20 Jun
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Our stay at the Hilton MOTTO was awesome! The staff were very professional and friendly especially, Martin, Terell,and Shalon. Delsi at the cafe was also wonderful and a friendly face to see in the mornings. There is a metro station right across the street which made it really convenient for site seeing and visiting family in the area. We've already said we would definitely stay here again! :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
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Katie, thank you for the five star review! We are thrilled our team was able to provide an awesome experience during Father's Day! We look forward to welcoming you again, in you return to DC in the future.
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Tay wrote a review 19 Jun
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The receptionist (Hellen) was amazing, kind and attentive! She made us feel welcome. Our room was clean, nice and comfortable. This is our second trip at this hotel. It’s in a nice area of D.C. and within walking distance to many restaurants!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
Responded 2 days ago
Shantec, thank you for taking out of your day, to write us this wonderful review. We also appreciate your generosity in recognizing Hellen. We look forward to receiving you back for many stays!
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Presley Beal wrote a review 16 Jun
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Hosts were so extremely kind, caring, and respectful it’s nearly unreal. We were lost around the city, so we stopped in to get direction and they went completely out of their way to help us around. Wish we could have stayed for the night but they were sold out. In addition, it is beautiful inside—I would absolutely recommend this hotel for any stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the five-star review! We want all of guest, and visitors to feel like they are at home.
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Aaliyah A wrote a review 16 Jun
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This was my first time in DC and I would definitely recommend Motto as a hotel to stay in. The Chinatown location has great restaurants and is very close to the Portrait Galley. I was able to walk to many great places. Hellen, Martin and Jessica at the front desk were great. Would definitely stay again if I’m back in DC.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
Responded 1 week ago
Aaliyah, thank you for the five-star review! We are appreciative of your remarks Thank you for also taking the time to shout out Hellen, Martin, and Jessica. We agree that they are a wonderful part of our team! We hope to host you again should your travels bring you back to DC.
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ThePlainsman wrote a review 16 Jun
The Plains, Virginia75 contributions76 helpful votes
Rooms *are* small but you know that going in. I had not realized how rough this neighborhood has become, and it quickly becomes obvious. Mostly panhandling, hustling and so forth but it's only barely tolerable. The rooms and staff are nice but I will do it again in the future ...
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: High floor = less noise
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Response from Ishobel Pomrening, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
Responded 1 week ago
Plainsman, thank you for providing your feedback. While the neighborhood didn't work out for you, I'm happy see you found value at our hotel and in our service. If you wish to discuss anything we can do to improve, please reach out to me at ipomrening@modushotels.com
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aubreygr wrote a review 13 Jun
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This was our first time staying in a Micro Hotel and I loved every minute. We booked last minute escaping a nightmare DoubleTree Experience and we’re greeted with a warm welcome by Hellen at the front desk. She was able to check us in early which we know wasn’t guaranteed. We had a full sized bed in the room, and although there’s not as much space in the rooms because it’s a micro hotel - we had everything we needed! They designed these really well where there was plenty of storage and stuff wasn’t in the way. It was really the perfect size for two people. I know they offer twin bunk beds as well so if you’re two friends traveling to the city this is the place to be! The rooftop bar served incredible views. The functions within the app to control the lights and TV and Temp worked flawlessly. I’ll be looking for Mottos in other cities we visit in the future! Thanks Hellen for the welcoming and comfortable stay! Also to note - it’s in china town, but the door is locked only for peoples staying access so we felt completely safe and were close to everything and great food!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Terrell Jones, Guest Services / Front Office at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
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Aubreygr, thank you for this awesome five-star review! We are so happy to hear that Hellen gave you an amazing experience, we agree she is amazing. We hope to host you again should you return to DC in the future!
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PRICE RANGE
US$156 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pod DC Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest / Downtown / Chinatown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
245
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
Which popular attractions are close to Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Nearby attractions include National Portrait Gallery (0.3 km), National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (0.5 km), and Smithsonian American Art Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
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 an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barmini, Kinship Restaurant, and The Capital Burger.
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.
Are there any historical sites close to Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery (4.7 km), Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens (5.6 km), and The President Woodrow Wilson House (3.1 km).
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.