The lit votive candles along the lobby walls each night are a nice touch. Actually, all of the mood lighting throughout the lobby was lovely and created a welcoming, fun atmosphere.
The front desk staff was warm and sociable, and attended to any questions we had. Near the desk was a table with complementary mango-raspberry fruit drinks for guests to enjoy while waiting. Yum!
View of ArtBar from the lobbyIt's nice staying in a modern hotel where the details all come together, rather than a bland chain hotel where you don't notice anything.
(below, to the right of the room numbers sign) that cordoned off the housekeeping supply area on our floor.
It's so nice to have a full-length mirror in the room.
I did wish that internet access was complementary, like at many hotels. We paid $9.95 for one night of it, which really helped us figure out where we wanted eat at or visit when in the city, rather than relying just on guidebooks.
Sprout Out by Gilchrist and Soames.
It was so easy to get around the city from this hotel, since it's right in Capitol Hill. With Union Station only a few blocks away, it was easy to hop on one of the Circulator buses that criss-cross the city, or even hop on the Metro. We did end up parking at Union Station because the rates in the Liaison's garage were more than double what we paid per night at Union Station. But the walk really wasn't far, even with luggage.
Disclosure: I received a media rate on my hotel room at the Liaison Capitol Hill for writing an honest review of my stay at the hotel.