Should You Stay Near the Capitol South Metro?

Written by Katie Howard – Updated November 14, 2023
Where To Stay in Washington, D.C. > Capitol South

What is the Best Capitol South Hotel?


1484271751_08_thumbs_upThe Best Capitol South Hotel: Capitol Hill Hotel
Why: Luxury Boutique near Smithsonian Museums

There is only one hotel option within walking distance to the Capitol South Metro and that is the boutique Capitol Hill Hotel. This hotel will appeal to couples who want to book a boutique hotel for a romantic getaway to Washington, DC. The hotel is one block from the Metro and will suit most travelers who want easy access to the Library of Congress, Capitol Building and Supreme Court as well as the National Mall. The Capitol Hill Hotel rates aren’t much better than you will find elsewhere in downtown DC. At Capitol South wifi and a expanded continental breakfast are free, but parking is $50 per night. There is a wine hour every weekday from 5-6PM. This is a good choice for luxury minded couples who want to splurge and stay at an excellent location for Smithsonian Museums and restaurant’s on Capitol Hill. Use the widget below and enter your dates to see how Capitol Hill Hotel compares to those nearby.

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Staying Near the Capitol South Metro

nieghborhood_vibe_48Capitol South Neighborhood: Capitol South sits at the heart of American politics. It is the metro stop most convenient to the Capitol Building, the Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court; in fact, it lets riders off in the midst of the office buildings that are home to the House of Representatives. Beyond the government buildings, you’ll find a safe neighborhood full of picturesque row houses home to affluent families and young professionals. The character of the neighborhood scene can be dependent on what’s going on in Congress—a late vote and you may find yourself dining next to faces you recognize from CSPAN or Meet the Press. For those willing to splurge, you’ll be rewarded with being within convenient walking or metro distance to all of the key tourist attractions. This location is also ideal for anyone with business on the Hill.

things_to_do_48 Capitol South – Where to Eat, What to Do, Pictures

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Things to Do in Capitol South


things_to_do_48Things to Do: After you’ve cross the traditional Hill spots—the Capitol, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Botanical Gardens, the Supreme Court—off your list, give the Folger Shakespeare Library a visit. Home to the largest Shakespeare collection in the world, the Folger offers rotating exhibitions, special events, and performances.


what_to_east_48What to Eat: Capitol South offers a wide variety of fast casual dining experiences well suited to business Congressional staffers and tourists looking for a quick lunch. Try out Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery for burgers and shakes or his pizza restaurant, We the Pizza, right next door. For a fancier night out, visit Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar for their Mediterranean twist on local ingredients, or walk or metro to nearby Barracks Row, where you’ll find a wide variety of cuisines.

Hotels in Capitol South

1. Capitol Hill Hotel


Capitol Hill Hotel
Rates - $$$
Blocks to Metro - 1
Parking - $50 / Day
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Expanded Continental Breakfast.
Airport Shuttle - No
Capitol Hill Hotel
200 C Street SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1909
Capitol South Metro Station
401 3rd St SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States