About the property
- Apartment600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Studio Apartment, walking distance to U.S. Capitol and Union Station
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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 Stanton Park
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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Great location for sightseeing
Five minute walk to Union Station and Metro, markets and restaurants. Clean as a pin, with the little extras like coffee and tea included. You couldn't find a better deal in DC! I would definitely stay here on our next visit.
Great little place, consistent with description and reviews.
Location is excellent if your itinerary is focused on Capitol Hill. Owner adds some nice touches like coffee, snacks and Metro passes. It is a little tight on space for two, but works. Kitchen is well equipped if you want to cook your own meals. Entry / exit is a little trickey, but works once you figure out how to get around back.
Awesome location and very clean
Loved everything! Location, bed, coffee, snacks and very clean! Note and suggestions a very nice touch. We will be back!
Great place to stay near Capitol
The small apartment is perfect for a stay in DC. Close to the Capitol. The shower is strong and bed comfortable. Small kitchen with refrigerator and stove. Coffee pot and hair dryer. Soap and shampoo provided. Very easy to get around from here.
Quiet, clean and peaceful.
This quaint little space was inviting from the moment we arrived. The kitchen had everything including treats and good coffee stocked! Leslie was very helpful when we had a question and responded promptly. The bed was very comfortable and everything was very clean. I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting DC. Convenient to the sites. Parking availability was a bonus!
Well maintained and very convenient
It was easy in and out. Space was beautiful and well kept. Location was great. Owners left some water and snacks for me, and tons of information but also gave me plenty of space. I hope they don't mind but I already shared the listing with a friend so that she can use it when she is in town!