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What travelers to Washington DC are saying

Went to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. Went to some festival events including the Japanese street festival and the parade. Went walking on several loops of the tidal basin and also out to Hains point in East Potomac park. Other fun things to do...
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Step inside the capital attractions of Washington DC

Washington, DC, the vibrant cosmopolitan capital of the United States, is one of the most popular convention and vacation destinations in the country. A seat of global power, it boasts a diverse mix of leisure activities, monuments and museums that blend well with its eclectic mix of shopping and dining options.

Things to see and do

Visitors will never run out of things to see and do in the nation's capital. The city is home to prominent American national monuments as well as cosmopolitan entertainment locations, and vibrant neighborhoods that are sure to suit every taste and budget.

Museums and monuments

The most popular museums are those of the Smithsonian Institute. They line the National Mall, a green expanse considered to be America's front lawn. Displays and exhibits of the Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Art include moon rocks, the Hope Diamond and artworks by American and European Masters.

Visitors can also explore interactive exhibits at unique museums like the Newseum, which chronicles the history of journalism, and the Spy Museum, where they can learn about the craft of espionage. The city is filled with monuments, memorials and statues of legendary figures. The most visited are the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the White House and the Capitol Building.

Shopping, dining and nightlife

Fashionistas will be thrilled by the panache on display in the city's homegrown and international boutiques, offering an array of hip, chic and vintage clothing. Plan to attend one of the local farmers or flea markets and haggle like a pro. The District's restaurant scene reflects the city's diverse population. Foodies can experience an outstanding mix of international and ethnic flavors while grabbing a quick bite from a neighborhood eatery, or enjoying a leisurely fine dining experience in an upscale restaurant.

Visitors can enjoy a beer in a variety of neighborhood establishments and trendy brewpubs. Famous bars and cafes can be found in many Washington DC hotels. The District is home to a wide range of live performance venues, ranging from the local neighborhood music scene to the world-renowned Kennedy Center. The city's nightspots and theaters showcase a variety of musical and theatrical genres. The District is also the host-city for professional sports teams from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.

Natural surroundings

In addition to the Mall, visitors can explore the beautiful flora and fauna of numerous parks throughout the city, including Constitution Gardens, Rock Creek Park, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the National Botanical Garden. You can also enjoy the view while strolling along the banks of the Tidal Basin or Potomac River, or while boating along the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

Best time to visit

Although you can visit Washington, DC any time of the year, guests are likely to enjoy the spring and fall weather a bit more. The summer months are generally hot and humid, and winter is cold and snowy. Visitors will always find something interesting to do in the District, because the city hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. The most well-known are the dazzling displays of the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, the colorful Cherry Blossom Festival, and the music and fireworks of the Memorial Day and July 4th extravaganzas. There are also a number of neighborhood festivals, concerts and sporting events throughout the year.

Travel information

The District is served by Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is situated three miles south of downtown. Visitors can also fly into nearby Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Dulles is 26 miles west, while BWI is 30 miles northeast of the city.

Located downtown, Union Station is the hub for several Amtrak and commuter rail lines. The city is also located within a network of interstate highways, including Interstates 95, 295, 395 and 495. In addition to the surface street bus system, visitors can get around the city using the highly-efficient and convenient Metro subway.

Recently booked Washington DC hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
Capitol Hill
23 minutes ago 3 stars $89
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
56 minutes ago 4 stars $166
Capital Hilton
Downtown - White House
1 hour ago 4 stars $129
Capitol Skyline Hotel 1 hour ago 3 stars $101
Washington Court Hotel
Capitol Hill
2 hours ago 4 stars $116
Washington Plaza Hotel
Downtown - White House
8 hours ago 3 stars $109
Grand Hyatt Washington
Downtown - White House
8 hours ago 4 stars $106
Hyatt Regency Washington
Capitol Hill
8 hours ago 4 stars $109
JW Marriott Washington, DC
Downtown - White House
8 hours ago 4 stars $159
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Downtown - White House
9 hours ago 4 stars $135

Recently Rated Washington DC Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.3 / 5
336 reviews
4 stars $166
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
456 reviews
4 stars $152
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Downtown - White House
4.5 / 5
4 reviews
4 stars $127
Cambria hotel & suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center
Downtown - White House
4.3 / 5
20 reviews
3 stars $159
Washington Court Hotel
Capitol Hill
4.1 / 5
522 reviews
4 stars $116
The Churchill Hotel
Dupont Circle
4.1 / 5
75 reviews
4 stars $134
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
Capitol Hill
4.0 / 5
53 reviews
3 stars $89
Melrose Georgetown Hotel
West End
4.0 / 5
90 reviews
4 stars $143
Liaison Capitol Hill DC
Capitol Hill
4.0 / 5
302 reviews
4 stars $139
Downtown - White House
3.8 / 5
228 reviews
3 stars $119

Featured Washington DC Hotels

From $116

1 Washington Court Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 522 reviews

525 New Jersey Avenue NW

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The glass entrance opens into a grand lobby filled with rich red and maroon hues, dark wood and natural light. The hotel is two blocks from Union Station's shopping, dining and transportation,...

Nice stay
Clean, quiet and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Jul 4, 2015
From $106

2 Grand Hyatt Washington

4 stars
4.2 / 5 519 reviews


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The Grand Hyatt Washington is an upscale elegant hotel centrally located in downtown Washington, D.C., and is perfectly situated for both leisure and business travelers. The Grand Hyatt Washington...

One-Night Stay
The hotel is enormous, so it felt a little impersonal. I arrived late at night and the receptionist was not friendly or welcoming, unfortunately. The room and bathroom were very clean and the bed...
Jul 1, 2015
From $166

3 The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 336 reviews

1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

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The Dupont Circle Hotel offers stylish and chic accommodations for travelers to Washington D.C. It is part of the Doyle Collection, a family-owned group of eight luxury properties. This hotel...

Great location, great service
Second time staying at this hotel. Love the location and service.
Jul 4, 2015
From $143

4 Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown

4 stars
4.3 / 5 55 reviews

2401 M St Northwest

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The Fairmont Washington is a AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel in D.C.'s West End neighborhood. The hotel borders Georgetown and has hosted famous actors and politicians. The hotel immerses guests in...

Great hotel
Great hotel in a great location. Plenty of services and classy place
Mar 26, 2015
From $89

5 Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University

3 stars
4.0 / 5 53 reviews

800 Florida Avenue N.E.

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Located on the beautiful and historic 99-are campus of Gallaudet University, historic landmarks built in the 1800s. Centrally located to downtown DC and Capitol Hill. Minutes from Library of...

Good Times in DC
The hotel was great and so was the price for the Washington D.C .area. Will definitely stay herebagain on my next D.C. trip.
Jul 4, 2015
From $128

6 Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.8 / 5 479 reviews

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW

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The glass and steel exterior of the Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters Washington DC stands out amid the Greek Revival architecture that is prevalent in the United States capital. Ergonomic chairs...

DC trip
In walking range to the White House. There is food market nearby to buy fruit. The hotel's restaurant is great. Never worry about lunch.
Jul 1, 2015
From $143

7 The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 167 reviews

1127 Connecticut Avenue NW

Rate includes breakfast

The prestigious Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel began as the setting for the Presidential Inaugural Ball for Calvin Coolidge upon opening in 1925. The smart neoclassical building matches...

trip to see Washington
Hotel was great - much better and cheaper then my New York trip last Nov. But the hotel food and room service was very expensive and food was fair.
Jul 1, 2015
From $101

8 Capitol Skyline Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 440 reviews

10 I Street SW

Rate Includes Daily Breakfast for 2

The independently owned and operated Capitol Skyline Hotel offers everything a guest could need for a relaxing stay. Located close to the attractions that Washington DC has to offer, Capitol...

Sunday night stay
I didn't like the location and the parking was difficult for someone that was coming to visit me during my stay. The hotel room was very small and cramped.
Jun 17, 2015
From $109

9 Hyatt Regency Washington

4 stars
4.0 / 5 350 reviews

400 New Jersey Ave Northwest

Daily Breakfast for 2, 2pm late check-out

You will have plenty of room for leisure or work in your Capitol Suite at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, D.C. The large couch in the sitting area has plenty of room for relaxing, and...

Great getaway
I am a repeat guest. Great location near attraction and museums. Well appointed rooms. Amenities club well worth the up charge. Staff for the most part was great. Valet and bell staff were awful. I...
Jun 30, 2015
From $159

10 JW Marriott Washington, DC

4 stars
4.2 / 5 103 reviews

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Rate includes breakfast

The JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC offers all things to all customers. The towering building features a huge 772 luxuriously designed rooms, making it a great destination for guests looking for a...

Super location
The location was right in the center of everything, and the staff treated us like royalty.
Jun 13, 2015
From $126


4 stars
4.1 / 5 404 reviews

1001 14TH ST NW

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza is in a restored 1920s-era building located in Lafayette Park. The hotel is near most D.C. tourist and business attractions. Guests don't need to leave the hotel to enjoy...

Great Stay
Amazing location, excellent customer service and I love that there is a Starbucks in the lobby!!! :)
Jun 18, 2015
From $109

12 Washington Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 507 reviews

10 Thomas Circle

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The Washington Plaza Hotel offers a convenient location between the White House and bustling Dupont Circle for both leisure and business travelers.  The hotel has a large, landscaped outdoor...

Graduation weekend
Hotel was very nice. Enjoyed my stay. Great hospitality!!!!!
Jun 30, 2015
From $143

13 Melrose Georgetown Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 90 reviews

2430 Pennslyvania Ave, NW

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Situated just a mile from that other prominent Pennsylvania Avenue address -- The White House -- Melrose Georgetown Hotel offers traditional style and warm service in a great location for...

very pleasant
Was first put in the wrong room. No view window looked out to an airconditioning unit. Room was well used. Disappointing. THEN MOVED to the correct king executive delux suite. Much improved. Nice...
Jul 2, 2015
From $173

14 Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

4 stars
4.5 / 5 122 reviews

806 15th Street NW

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The Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square is located in an updated historic landmark built in 1880. Its elegant furnishings, art pieces and interior appointments cement its classy reputation....

Good for white house trip
Good location! It is 5 mins walk to the white house. Comfortable room, but I have to request for free water.
Jun 11, 2015
From $139

15 Liaison Capitol Hill DC

4 stars
4.0 / 5 302 reviews

415 New Jersey Avenue NW

Rate includes up to 15% off

This trendy, chic hotel on Capitol Hill was redesigned in February 2012, is close to Union Station shops and restaurants, and is within walking distance of the National Mall. A monochromatic design...

It was a good experience, overall! The hotel is located in a good place and guest services was attentive.
Mar 26, 2015
From $143

16 Washington Marriott at Metro Center

4 stars
4.2 / 5 200 reviews

775 12th Street NW

Rate includes breakfast

Washington Marriott at Metro Center features convenient access to the best of Washington, DC area attractions, shopping and dining. Our premier location near the DC metro system provides guests...

Family trip
Great location. Easy check in and check out. Dining was delicious.
Jun 16, 2015
From $125

17 Palomar Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 280 reviews

2121 P Street NW

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The Palomar Washington D.C., is a modern hotel with an art-inspired decor. Tucked inside the Dupont Circle neighborhood, the hotel provides impeccable service intermingled with a fun, lighthearted...

Jun 29, 2015
From $152

18 St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

4 stars
4.1 / 5 456 reviews

2033 M Street NW

This trendy, elegant boutique hotel is three blocks from Georgetown and within walking distance to Dupont Circle, three Metro stations, the White House and the Kennedy Center. The location and...

Good hotel, not for family travel
Location was great, good hotel,best for business travel, do not recommend for families with young children.
Jul 4, 2015
From $149

19 Loews Madison Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 88 reviews

1177 Fifteenth St NW

Rate includes $25 USD food & beverage credit

Experience Washington, D.C. in the epicenter of the action at Loews Madison Hotel. This elegant hotel went through an extensive $20 million dollar renovation in 2012 of its public spaces,...

A typical hotel
The location is great, there are great restaurants to walking distance. The decoration of the hotel is nice with neutral colors however, the rooms are pretty small, as well as the bathrooms are...
Apr 6, 2015
From $149

20 The Carlyle Dupont Circle a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 223 reviews

1731 New Hampshire Ave NW

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  Situated within walking distance of many Washington DC attractions, the Carlyle Suites Hotel is also close to DC's Metro Red Line, making navigating the city and surrounding areas very...

Decent hotel in the heart of Dupont Circle in Washington DC.
Jun 17, 2015