Capitol Quarters is a Washington studio apartment located 1 1/2 blocks east of Union Station and 4 blocks north of the U.S. Capitol Building. The apartment features a full kitchen, bath, and separate bedroom. It is the perfect size for couples touring the nation's capital. There is a tiny patio outside the entrance, with seating for two. There are plenty of neighborhood restaurants, markets, and carry-outs for dining or shopping. The Beaux Arts-style Union Station serves as the terminus for sightseeing throughout the city as well as tours to Mount Vernon and other historic sites.
- Apartment600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Studio Apartment, walking distance to U.S. Capitol and Union Station
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 8, 2018
About Leslie Merkle
As 30 year residents of Capitol Hill we've been privileged to have front row seats to all the major political, social, and cultural events of the last quarter century. Living in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol we've been able to observe inaugurations, Memorial Day concerts, 4th of July fireworks, Cherry Blossom Parades, and countless protests and demonstrations. Although we do not have a yard, we do have the National Mall, the Capitol grounds, and we are surrounded by lovely parks. We are within walking distance of the Smithsonian Museums, the National Portrait Gallery, the Folger Shakespeare Library, with easy access to public transportation at Union Station. We love our city and our neighborhood and are delighted when visitors choose to visit our beautiful capital.
Leslie Merkle purchased this Apartment in 1990
Why Leslie Merkle chose Eastern Market
Our historic row house, built in 1890, is located within the Capitol Hill Historic District of our nation's capital. Its location next to Union Station, the Capitol and other monuments added to the beauty and uniqueness of our house. Historic preservation is very important to us as homeowners. This house was the last property in the block not renovated, and still in its original condition. Under the auspices of a National Park Service program to encourage historic renovations we restored the house, keeping the original floor plan, repointing the decorative brick facade and replacing the missing wrought iron features. Our block of homes was built by the owner of Smoot Lumber, the oldest continuously operated lumber company in the U.S., founded in Alexandria, Virginia in 1822. Construction on this block was completed in the early 1890's; this block of homes was intended for middle management employees of the railroad at the soon to be opened Union Station train station.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location and access are two of the best features of Capitol Quarters. One can walk from the apartment to the U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, or Union Station. The neighborhood is dotted with small restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and eateries. Union Station, right next door, is the entry point to the metro system, Amtrak railways, and guided trolley tours around the city and to local sites.
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Very handy location.
Property was as described. The owner is easy to work with. The overall layout met our needs adequately for this trip as we only needed a convenient place to sleep. The property is a little “tired” and could use a little refreshing. We weren’t crazy about the entrance in the alley but we didn’t have any problems.
Perfect Location and Accommodating Owner
The apartment is in a perfect location for visiting Washington DC. It is a block from Union Station providing an easy way to travel to the parts of the city you wish to see. It is also close enough to the Capital to walk as well. The owner was very accommodating to our needs and provided great information for our visit.
Clean, comfortable, cozy and convenient to everything. Wonderful base to explore the city.
Lovely place, close to Union Station. Thoughtful perks too. Stayed alone but would love to be back someday with my partner. Thanks Leslie!
Best Location in DC - Union Station
Clean. Comfortable. Convenient.
Everything you want while away from home. Excellent! Will definitely try to book again on our next visit to Washington DC.
Wonderful and convenient property near Union Station
Enjoyed a week at this lovely, convenient property. A short walk to Union Station made transportation easy with no car needed. Buses and Metro are very reasonable. Leslie had thoughtful amenities available for us -- coffee, tea, snacks and even a bottle of wine!