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WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market

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Premium Apartment | Premium bedding, memory foam beds, individually decorated
Premium Apartment | Balcony
Signature Apartment | Living area | 55-inch Smart TV with digital channels, TV, streaming services
Premium bedding, memory foam beds, individually decorated
Deluxe Apartment | Premium bedding, memory foam beds, individually decorated

Overview of WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market

WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market

3.0 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
331 N St NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSmithsonian Institution16 min walk
  • Popular LocationWalter E. Washington Convention Center8 min drive
  • Popular LocationCapital One Arena9 min drive
  • AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)19 min drive

Room options

About this area


WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market is located in Northeast, a neighborhood in Washington, and is in the entertainment district and near a train station. White House and Arlington National Cemetery are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Smithsonian Institution and National Air and Space Museum. National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian's National Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Smithsonian Institution - 16 min walk
  • Library of Congress - 2 min drive
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 8 min drive
  • United States Capitol - 9 min drive
  • Capital One Arena - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Gallaudet U Station - 5 min walk
  • Washington Union Station - 19 min walk
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 19 min drive


  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries - 5 min walk
  • Red Bear Brewing Compa - 4 min walk
  • The Eleanor DC - 5 min walk
  • Blue Bottle Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Taqueria Las Gemelas - 3 min walk

About this property

WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market

3-star Washington aparthotel in Northeast, near National Mall
This smoke-free aparthotel features a fitness center, self parking, and laundry facilities. Each apartment provides a kitchen with a refrigerator, an oven, a stovetop, and a microwave. Comforts include a memory foam bed and premium bedding, and guests will also find conveniences like a washer/dryer and a sitting area. Housekeeping is available on request.
WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market offers 118 air-conditioned accommodations with washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3-star aparthotel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 50+ Mbps). 55-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a fitness center.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation (global expert)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi with speed of 50+ Mbps

Parking and transportation

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Secured, covered self parking on site (USD 30 per night)
  • Secured, covered extended parking on site (USD 250 per stay)
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)


  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Freezer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Memory foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Separate sitting area
  • Window screens


  • 55-inch Smart TV with digital channels
  • Streaming services


  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer

Work spaces

  • Laptop workspace


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 2 pets per room
  • Fee: USD 100 per pet per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees


  • No elevator
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping on request
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Mobile key entry

Location highlights

  • In a shopping district
  • In an entertainment district
  • Near a train station

Things to do

  • Gym on site


  • 118 rooms
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions and smart lock details; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, smart lock


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Covered self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Covered extended parking fee: USD 250 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Housekeeping fee: USD 89 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

WhyHotel by Placemakr Union Market
WhyHotel Washington DC Union Market
WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market Aparthotel
WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market Washington
WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market Aparthotel Washington

Frequently asked questions

Is WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 100 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market?

As of Mar 21, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market on Apr 4, 2023 start from CA $197.32, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market?

Self parking is available for USD 30 per night. Extended parking is available for USD 250 per stay. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market located?

Located in Northeast, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gallaudet University, Smithsonian Institution, and Union Station Shopping Center. National Mall and Walter E. Washington Convention Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Gallaudet U Station is 5 minutes by foot and H Street & 5th Street Northeast Tram Stop is 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market and receive a full refund?

Yes, WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to WhyHotel by Placemakr, Union Market cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Okay


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Overall a great experience, but the water pressure was quite low, making it difficult to shower; odors from other units wafted in to mine; and the bed was not very comfortable.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice place to stay. Apartment was so comfy and across the street there's a traders Joe's market very convenient
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

4/10 Poor


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The main concern was the kastle app that the hotel was using did not send me the pin to be able to log in to the app. Took forever to be able to figure it out with WhyHotel customer reception. But in fairness the lady at the office was exceptional in assisting my needs and gave me a key fob for the room. Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Room comfort
It's shelter for the night, but the bed is uncomfy
It was easy to check in and everyone was really friendly, but the bed was very uncomfortable and hard, the blankets were scratchy feeling and uncomfortable. The room was beautiful. But you can also only use ONE of the multiple elevators they have because the others are only to be used by the apartment residents that are on the other floors. The couch was also very uncomfortable, it gave me leg numbness and pain while sitting on it and doing work. In the end, everyone was nice, and parking was cheaper than expected, but the price is still too high for how uncomfortable everything was. It's also kind of ridiculous to have multiple elevators closer to the rooms, but mandate you can only use the main one because the others are for the apartment tenants.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Antoinette & Natia we’re so incredibly helpful in getting me checked in! Thank you, Antoinette & Natia! I am not from the area, was a bit confused about the parking lot, check-in, how to get inside, and they totally rescued me and sorted me out super quick! So thankful! Definitely will stay here again!

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

2/10 Terrible


Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Worst hotel experience
Appalling. Avoid this hotel. Customer service was disappointing.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Great place to stay.
Great staff. Room was fantastic. Glad it was across from Trader Joe's and close to transportation.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Perfect for a week in DC
WhyHotel Union Station was perfect for what we needed during our stay in DC. There were tons of food options within walking distance including Union Market. It was a quick walk to the Metro, making it easy to get to the sites. We had a car for a few days of our stay. The staff was very helpful in making sure we had access to the parking garage for those nights. Kitchen was stocked with the basics so we could make breakfast most mornings. Trader Joes is right across the street so we could stock up on groceries for our stay. The gym was well equipped so we were able to keep up with our workouts while traveling. There's a running/biking path nearby we used for our morning runs. Added bonus- the path leads to Lost Generation Brewing. Only negative was that it's located on a busy street. Ambulances regularly drove by with their sirens going. The traffic could be noisy at night.
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022