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Hamilton Hotel (Washington, D.C.)

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The Hamilton Hotel, formerly known as the Hamilton Crowne Plaza, is an AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., United States, located at 1001 14th Street, N.W., just to the north of Franklin Square. In September 2017, the hotel became independent from the Crowne Plaza hotel chain.

Hamilton Hotel
Hamilton Hotel (Washington, D.C.) is located in Washington, D.C.
Hamilton Hotel (Washington, D.C.)
Location1001 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°54′10″N 77°1′53″W / 38.90278°N 77.03139°W / 38.90278; -77.03139Coordinates: 38°54′10″N 77°1′53″W / 38.90278°N 77.03139°W / 38.90278; -77.03139
ArchitectJules Henri de Sibour
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts
NRHP reference #12001194[1]
Added to NRHPApril 17, 2013

Hamilton Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[2]



Via Sophia, located in the lobby of Hamilton Hotel. [3]

Designed by local architect Jules Henri de Sibour, construction of the Beaux-Arts style Hamilton Hotel was completed in 1922.[4] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 2013.[1]

In 1996, French hotel developer Albert Cohen bought the Hamilton and an adjacent office building. The office building was converted into additional rooms and meeting space for the Hamilton Hotel. Cohen sold the hotel building to the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1997.[5]

In September 2017, Massachusetts Mutual Life sold the hotel building to a new owner, EOS DCH Owner LLC, for $106.5 million. The hotel disassociated from the Crowne Plaza brand, and became an independent property.[5]

In June 2019, Hamilton Hotel completed a mult-million dollar renovation project with a new lobby design, a new restaurant, Via Sophia, and a new cocktail bar, Society.[6]


The 320-room[5] Hamilton Hotel is located in downtown Washington, D.C., and features a 1920s art deco look. It is an AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel. The hotel is located five blocks away from the White House and one block from the McPherson Square WMATA metro station. It is within walking distance of the Smithsonian Institution museum, the National Mall and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.


In June, 2019 Hamilton Hotel debuted two new food & beverage concepts. Via Sophia, offering wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and other Italian fare is located in the lobby of Hamilton Hotel. Society, a new speakeasy-style cocktail bar is also located within the hotel. [7]

The hotel includes an on-site Starbucks café, which has views of K Street and Franklin Square.[8] Wi-fi access is available and there is also a business center and a fitness center. The hotel has been renovated several times but still features its 1920s elements and looks. The entrance features arched glass.[8]

The Hamilton Hotel provides 17,500 square feet (1,630 m2) to 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) of space for events and meetings. In the hotel there are 17 suites, 207 single rooms, 111 double rooms, 318 non-smoking rooms and 17 accessible rooms. There also are executive floors and rooms.[9] In total there are 14 floors.[9]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Program: Weekly List". National Park Service. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hamilton Crowne Plaza, a Historic Hotels of America member". Historic Hotels of America. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Petre, Holly (Jun 12, 2019). "DC's historic Hamilton Hotel refreshes dining with Via Sophia". Restaurant Hospitality.
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form" (PDF). Government of the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Cooper, Rebecca (September 15, 2017). "D.C.'s Hamilton Crowne Plaza hotel changes hands, loses flag". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Sidman, Jessica (June 10, 2019). "Inside Downtown DC's New Italian Restaurant and Illuminati-Inspired "Luxe Micro Bar"". Washingtonian. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Plumb, Tierney (2019-06-11). "A Fiola Mare Alum Opens a Fancy New All-Day Osteria Downtown". Eater DC. Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  8. ^ a b "Crowne Plaza Hamilton — Washington, DC". Lonely Planet Hotels & Hostels. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Crowne Plaza Hamilton Washington DC". Convention Center Hotels. Retrieved June 28, 2012.

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