Is Union Station Right for You?
Union Station Neighborhood: Union Station is a neighborhood adjacent to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. To the west, the neighborhood is made up of businesses and government buildings, as well as being home to Georgetown University’s law school. To the east, you’ll find traditional DC rowhomes. This is an area that has been rapidly revitalizing, and the more residential areas are fairly safe. The main attraction of this area is its proximity to the Capitol and the Senate office buildings. From Union Station, you are also within walking distance to the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Within the neighborhood itself, visit the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, lesser-known but also less crowded than its sister museums on the National Mall. Keep in mind, the area in which the hotels are located is in close proximity to one of the city’s biggest homeless shelters. That, and the bustling nature of the train station that gives the area its name makes this neighborhood one in which visitors should exercise caution.