Thompson Washington D.C. is a newer Hyatt hotel in the Navy Yard neighborhood of our nation’s capitol, alongside the Anacostia River and near National’s Park. I stayed in this hotel during a quick weekend trip in October 2023.
Booking My Stay at Thompson Washington DC
I redeemed 30,000 World of Hyatt points for a two-night stay (15,000 points per night), directly at Hyatt.com. I transferred them from my Chase (my Chase Sapphire Preferred card earns Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to Hyatt and over 10 other airline and hotel partners).
Thompson Washington DC Location & Parking
Thompson Washington DC is in the heart of the Navy Yard neighborhood in Washington, DC. Depending on the time of day, it is about a 15-minute drive to Washington Regan National Airport (DCA) and the downtown area. While Thompson DC isn’t the most convenient hotel if you’re in DC for business in the city, the Green Line Ball Park metro stop is a block away, which lets you easily get around.
Valet parking is available for $60 overnight. Hourly and day rates are also available. While the hotel doesn’t offer self-parking, street parking, and public garages are nearby.
Thompson Washington DC Lobby & Check-In
Thompson Washington DC is a sophisticated hotel, and you’ll notice that as soon as you enter the hotel – from the signature scent to the design of the first floor, which includes the check-in area, bar, and various seating areas.
We checked in on the Hyatt app before arriving at the hotel. It said to visit the front desk on arrival for some reason but it seemed like a glitch with the app as the front desk visit was quick, and we were in our room in no time.
King Room w/ Balcony at Thompson Washington DC
I originally booked a standard King Room, but was upgraded to a King Room with Balcony about 24 hours before we arrived, thanks to my Explorist status.
I was impressed when I first walked into the room! While the room seemed dark (we arrived at 8 PM), I noticed the quality of construction right away – from the hardwood floors to the tile in the bathroom. The darkness of the room was nice to fall asleep but it may have been difficult if I had to work in my room in the evening, especially considering how small the desk was. Luckily, I was in town for fun this time.
Dining at Thompson Washington DC
There are four options for drinks and food at Thompson Washington DC: Surveyor, the rooftop bar, the lobby bar, and in-room dining. Surveyor is the main hotel restaurant and the lobby and rooftop bars offer lighter menu options.
Amenities at Thompson Washington DC
While Thompson Washington DC isn’t a resort, they charge a destination fee (nearly $30 per night!!! 🤯), so I was eager to find out what that all included (short answer — not much).
The Thompson Washington DC destination fee includes:
- High-speed wi-fi
- Fitness center access
- In-room coffee and tea
- Local, long-distance, and toll-free phone calls
- Variety of discount “coupon book” offers
There’s no doubt that Thompson Washington DC is posh. The sleek, modern vibe is apparent as you enter the property. Overall, I was impressed with my room. I loved the quality of the hardwood floor and bathroom tiles. I appreciated the upgrade to a balcony room thanks to my Explorist status but was disappointed that the HVAC system wasn’t functioning properly. It took multiple interactions with the hotel to get a resolution. While I didn’t have to pay the destination fee this time (it is waived when you redeem World of Hyatt points for your stay), I would be disappointed to have to pay this in the future. The hotel is indeed in a fantastic location for the Navy Yard but lacks amenities warranted to charge additional fees on top of the room rate, in my opinion. Would I stay here again? Yes — if I needed to be in the Navy Yard neighborhood and had enough World of Hyatt points to pay for my stay.
Have you stayed at Thompson Washington DC? What were your thoughts?