Washington Hilton

multipurpose arena in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Hilton,[1][2] which was officially known as the Hilton Washington for a period in the early 21st century and is sometimes referred to ironically as the Hinckley Hilton[3][4][5] by locals, is a hotel in Washington, D.C. It is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., roughly at the boundaries of the Kalorama, Dupont Circle, and Adams Morgan neighborhoods.

Washington Hilton
General information
Location1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia
OpeningJune 20, 1965
ManagementHilton Worldwide
Technical details
Floor count12
Design and construction
ArchitectWilliam B. Tabler Architects
DeveloperUris Buildings Corporation
Other information
Number of rooms1,070
Number of suites47
Number of restaurantsFour Oaks, McClellan's Sports Bar

The hotel was the site of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981. The attempt occurred at the hotel's T Street NW exit.


  1. See, e.g., Big Ballroom at the Washington Hilton, Albuquerque Journal online edition, February 3, 2007 Archived October 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine; Hillary Profita, Behind The Scenes Of History: Covering The President On March 30, 1981, CBS News, March 30, 2006 Archived April 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine; The Spa at the Washington Hilton, Washingtonpost.com[permanent dead link]
  2. See generally Google Search: "The Washington Hilton"
  3. "Harry Jaffe, Prepping for the protests, Salon.com, April 15, 2000". Archived from the original on February 7, 2008. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  4. Barry Svrluga, National Pastime (2006), excerpted at
  5. "Denis Dutton, The White House Press Correspondents' Dinner, Sunday Star Times (New Zealand), May 7, 2006". Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014.

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