Here are some of the nice
things said about Capitol Reservations Service...
"If you get harried when you have to haggle,
use a free service offered by Capitol Reservations.
They'll find you a hotel in the price bracket you
desire that meets your specific requirements, and
they'll do the bargaining for you. `Because of the
high volume of room nights we book,' explains the
director, `many properties offer discounts available
only through this service.' Capitol Reservations listings
begin at about $55 a night for a double. They've all
been screened for cleanliness and other desirability
factors, and they're all in safe neighborhoods."
"FINDING A HOTEL: When out of town friends
or business associates ask you for the name of a hotel
in Washington or the suburbs, consider directing them
to Capitol Reservations...they can book travelers
into hotels often at a price cheaper than calling
the hotel directly...."
- Washington Post
"The properties run the gamut of price categories,
both in suburban locations near Metro rail stations...Rates
available are significantly below the hotels' standard
rates (even better than corporate rates)...."
- Travel & Leisure
"Capitol Reservations, in operation since 1984
offers hotels in Washington, DC. Its prices reflect
the capital's status as a business city, where rates
drop sharply on the weekends and in summer. Discounts
(through Capitol Reservations) range from 30 to 50
percent... cancellations without charge may be made
through the service...."
- New York Times
"DC visitors should know about a free hotel-reservation
service that offers special weekend packages and discount
rates... Capitol Reservations works with about 70
hotels in the Washington area ranging from budget
to luxury accommodations. A real hassle saver..."
Capitol Reservations books rooms at over 70 better
hotels in good locations at rates 20%-40% off."
"The art or traveling smart, well, and cheap...use
discount hotel booking services...for Washington,
DC, Maryland, and Virginia, try Capitol Reservations."
"CONSUMER REPORTS TRAVEL LETTER RECOMMENDATION
WORKS--The day before I left for Washington, I called
Capitol Reservations to arrange a room at a discount
price. When I mentioned a hotel I was interested in,
the agent told me I could do better for the same price
just a few blocks away. I accepted this recommendation
and was delighted. ...Thanks for the advice."
- Consumer Reports
"Shopping Around For a room can save you a bundle...
Bargain hunters can shop for a room on their own by
contacting a discount broker... Capitol Reservations
saved us 45% at two luxury hotels."
- CBS This Morning
"For hotels call 1-800-VISIT-DC to reach Capitol
Reservations... most quoted prices are lower than
an individual tourist could arrange."
- Dallas Morning News
"DOING D.C.: Capitol Reservations (representing
more than 70 different hotels and motels) specializes
in economical, family-style lodgings. Capitol will
help you find accommodations at no service charge
- Better Homes & Gardens
"Capitol Reservations is an agency that arranges
accommodations for families, groups, and individuals
at some 70 hotels. They can often book rooms at a
discount comparable to corporate or government rates.
As with travel agents there is no extra charge for
- Washington, DC - The Complete Guide
"Business travelers who want bargains are turning
to hotel discounters... To find out how good the discounters
are, USA Today last week anonymously called seven
distcount services and the hotels they suggested."
"Capitol Reservations serves travelers staying
in Washington, DC, and its suburbs. At one luxury
hotel, Capitol offered us a rate of $95, while the
hotel's best rate was $165. At another four-star property,
Capitol beat the hotel's rate by $60."
- USA Today
"...a meeting planner was able to save nearly
$100 on the room rate for a recent meeting using Capitol
Reservations... Capitol Reservations provides turnkey
service, conducting on-site inspections of properties,
booking guest, meeting and banquet rooms, overseeing
food and beverage requirements, and negotiating contracts.
The company will also handle individual and group
- Meeting News
"A traveler has nothing to lose and a lot to
gain by using a discount lodging service... ."
- The Atlanta Journal - The Atlanta Constitution
"Bargains can be found at big-city hotels, and
a number of discount services can help you find them.
These services typically offer more choices and better
quality hotels than most discount directories or cards
for which travelers pay annual fees."
- Conde Naste
"Capitol Reservations always has the best rates
at hotels near the Smithsonian..."
- National Geographics Traveler
"You can save as much as 50 percent on the cost
of a hotel room by using a discount reservation hotline...
All of the services we tested were helpful and knowledgeable
... Capitol Reservations works with 70 hotels in the
was also recommended in:
Bimbaum's Washington, DC
Chattanooga News-Free Press
Chicago Sun Times
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Frommer's Budget Travel Guide
Frommer's Family Travel Guide
Let's Go, The Budget Guide to Washington
San Diego Tribune
Worcester Telegram & Gazette