Courtyard By Marriott Capitol Hill Navy Yard

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

140 L Street, SE, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20003, United States
Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
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92%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
39%
134
Very Good
42%
142
Average
11%
38
Poor
2%
10
Terrible
3%
13

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 25% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families86
  • Couples85
  • Solo81
  • Business75

More about Courtyard By Marriott Capitol Hill Navy Yard

Incredible service!

by TripAdvisor Member casastan

My colleagues and I had a group from another country staying here, and personnel at the front desk were incredibly helpful with all our questions and issues whether it was the credit card my company forgot to send or directions to the airport....they handled everything professionally and enthusiastically when anyone else would have lost patience with a group like ours.

The rooms are exactly like the rooms I have stayed in at other Marriott hotels, so I wasn't disappointed.

The restaurant food is outstanding and not expensive. There is no free breakfast though. The metro is less than one minute walking distance away right across from the CVS pharmacy. The only bad thing is there is absolutely nothing to eat nearby except Subway and a hamburger restaurant that serves ONLY hamburgers and hot dogs. It sucks. The Marine Barracks is 7 blocks away, and there are restaurants there, but it is about a 15 minute walk. The hotel restaurant is not open all day either. This is the reason I don't give the hotel 5 stars. However, they keep Otis Spunkmeyer cookies at the front desk for free, and there is a little snack shop downstairs, so you won't die of hunger in an emergency.

There is a lot of construction going on in this area, so we got lost everytime we tried to drive anywhere, so stick to the metro.

I would definitely stay here again if there were more food nearby, but there isn't, so I would probably look for another hotel next time, which is a shame because the people who work here are really wonderful.

Across from the Metro!

by TripAdvisor Member Phoebes99

This is a newer hotel in a up and coming area of DC. There are cranes all over so they are obviously going through a building boom in the neighborhood. It's also the future area of the Nationals stadium so there will be lots going on. Right now though there isn't much around.

Our room was very clean and the staff was very nice. Front desk supervisor called us by name whenever he saw us. Great Service!

The one down side is that because it's up and coming there isn't much around but with the Navy Yard metro station across the street it's not far to go to get dinner or shop or whatever you may need.

I would defintiely stay here again!

Clean, Surroundings will Improve

by TripAdvisor Member swan0299

We had a great weekend at the Courtyard.
Clean and upscale (for a Courtyard). The room was a bit small, but we did manage to fit a pack and play.

It is right on the Metro.

The area appears to be undergoing revitalization. I suspect it'll be improving with all the new construction. For now, I wouldn't want to walk around the area alone at night. In daylight, I felt perfectly safe.

There's not much to eat in the area; you need to take the Metro to get a sit-down meal. There's a subway and CVS on the block. The hotel has decent food, but we could not get lunch at 1 pm. We were too tired to get back on the Metro; had to settle for a yogurt ($2) and banana ($1) from the hotel.

Last tip - do visit the new Air and Space Museum near Dulles! It was crowd-free!

Super clean and convenient

by TripAdvisor Member dennisadvisory

- Rooms like new.
- Convenient access to Metro
- Washington Metro is great, you can travel to almost all points of interest (Capitol, White house, Smithsonian, Georgetown, Pentagon, Airport). Even tells approx wait time and is easy to understand.
- Accommodating Staff
- Clean indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi

Great Family Reunion Banquet

by TripAdvisor Member FirstMaryland

We used this Marriott for out-of-town family members and for our family reunion banquet. I was very impressed with the cooperation and kindness of the staff, expecially Jodi Shapiro, who went out of her way to make things easy for us. The food was great and the staff never got frustrated with our family confusion/reunion.

Great location next to a Metro station

by TripAdvisor Member tuckmics

We just loved this hotel. While I realize it isn't in the best neighborhood (as other posts have stated), it is so close to the Metro station (just across the street) and we didn't have any issues even when we came back to the hotel late in the evening. The hotel itself was essentially brand new. Staff was friendly and we loved the little food mart, for late night snacks. We were in town mostly for pleasure but also for a brief business meeting and the ability jump on the Metro was great. The neighborhood is in transition...there is a brand new DOT office building just down the block and a number of other blocks have been demo'd and obviously being prepared for development. Additionally, the new baseball stadium in being constructed a few blocks away. We found the room to be very quiet...our room looked out onto the external courtyard...the hotel is attached to a condo tower, so the courtyard is in between the two. There were no balconies or operable windows, though the temperatures were in the 90s with high humidity, so wasn't an issue. The restaraunt and lounge were fine, service was good. The food was typical of hotels but nice to have onsite food service, as there isn't anything within walking distance of the hotel. We mostly ate in town before heading back in the evening, but we did eat one night in the hotel and it was fine. Service was very good. We paid a government rate of $162, but there wasn't really anything else available in the city, except in Crystal City, where I didn't want to stay. All in all, a very good property and I would definately stay there again.

great location, great price

by TripAdvisor Member pudding3

Great location in a rapidly improving area. Just a few walkable blocks to the Capitol and Mall. Great room -- with a wall of windows and views. Professional, friendly service. And fabulously affordable price (I suspect the price won't last long --- the neighborhood will be very hot, very soon).

An excellent option in a pricey city

by TripAdvisor Member Ravenhill

We (family with two children) had an excellent time at this hotel. There's not much in the area (yet), apart from a Subway sandwich shop and Five Guys burger bar, but you're only a few Metro stops away from the action and the station is just along the street. The area seems safe and we had no problems with security. Great value at weekends, when the prices drop.
The pool is small and was too heavily chlorinated during our visit (it even closed one day because of this), but hopefully this has been sorted out by now.
Breakfast (extra charge) was fine, except for the fact that all the plates were cold. They should try plugging in the plate warmers!
On the whole, definitely a hotel to recommend.

Great Location, Super Clean

by TripAdvisor Member pman94

From the early check in to the cleanliness, close proximity to METRO all around a great experience. Low cost parking makes it great when you dont plan to move your car for your entire stay.

Good hotel, but with problems

by TripAdvisor Member Travelgirrrrl

For the most part, this hotel is good. It's close to a Metro station, the neighborhood, while not at all trendy, seems safe, and above all, it's close to downtown Washington DC, without the high price (we paid $149.00 a night, which included breakfast). The rooms were very clean, and the beds comfortable. Now for the downsides. The staff seemed overwhelmed. One morning at breakfast, the food was almost completely gone. We had to wait nearly an hour while the cook "caught up." Meanwhile, the staff initially offered no apologies, only blame on others (I'm the ONLY server here, and I can't do everything.) I talked with the manager of the restaurant, and she did apologize, and took the cost of one of our breakfasts off the bill.

The next evening we came back to our room at around midnight. Our key cards would not work. My husband went down to the front desk and got new ones. They did not work. He went down to the front desk again, and again, no staff person came up to help us get in...they just kept give us new key cards. Finally, the next time, the security person came up...the verdict was that the door lock was broken, and we could not get into our room until the next morning. The one person that could fix the lock was not answering their phone. That person did not have a supervisor that could be called, and that was that. We were offered another room for the night, and the room charge for that night was taken off the bill.

Housekeeping left dirty towels and the trash in our room on one occasion.

Bottom line: In light of the other reviews, I think we just had a string of bad luck with this hotel, but I can't recommend it to anyone else.

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Forum Posts

Getting to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

by mjmaniezzo

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center looks really interesting but its in Virgina. The web site doesn't really make any refernce to a how to get there using public transit.

Is driving the only option?

Re: Getting to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

by OiKnow

It is an incredible museum, but hard to get to without a car. You can take the metro (subway) to Roslyn and take an express bus from there to Dulles airport and then take the local shuttle (or a taxi) from the airport to the museum. There should also be buses from other farther out metro stations, check http://www.wmata.com/. There is a subway line to Dulles airport under construction, expected to enter service in 2-3 years (it has been talked about for 25 years so this is major progress.) The Smithsonian use to run bus service from the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall, but I have not seen anything on that for a couple of years. If you drive out there is a parking fee, but the museum is free. The first time I went I picked up a one day rental car at National Airport.

Enjoy!

DG

Re: Getting to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

by mjmaniezzo

Thanks, Car it is then.

Re: Getting to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

by davhu1

It's not easy to get to without a car. Easiest is probably the 5A bus from L'Enfant Plaza (D ST SW BETWEEN 6TH AND 7TH ST SW) to Dulles airport (Cost only $3.10 each way and take about an hour) then transfer to the shuttle to the museum. Or take the subway (Orange line to West Falls Church station $2.45 and transfer the the airport shuttle bus $10 each way)

Re: Getting to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

by zanzooni

The parking fee at the Center is $15.00. ~

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 Courtyard By Marriott Capitol Hill Navy Yard

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Address: 140 L Street, SE, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20003, United States