The new Hampton Inn and Suites
on the northwest corner of 1st and N Streets, SE, still looks to have a ways to go to reach the point of "substantial completion," but signs are now (literally!) pointing to a late fall opening for the neighborhood's second hotel, and the first to open since 2006(!).
Not only did this "Opening Fall 2015" sign recently materialize on the building's west face, but the hotel now appears in the Hampton Inn web site inventory
, with a note that it "will soon be joining the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands and is presently accepting reservations for arrival November 19, 2015 and beyond."
The ad copy suggests meeting for drinks "in our rooftop lounge as you take in spectacular views over the cityscape, Anacostia Riverfront, and Nationals Park."
It also notes that the hotel is within walking distance of the ballpark, which may be underselling the location just a touch