Fredericksburg is a small city in Northern Virginia. Its biggest attraction is its Civil War history, and extensive relation with United States Presidents. There are many sights and hotspots to visit, especially for the history buffs among us. From here, you can also easily drive into Washington D.C. for a day trip.
Fredericksburg is a growing city, but reminders of the past remain. Booking a hotel in the Fredericksburg Historic District means you will be spending your days in the city's downtown area, surrounded by over 350 historic buildings. Important sights include the Mary Washington House, the town hall and market house, dating from 1816 and now housing the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. Fredericksburg Historic District is located in Downtown Fredericksburg. Besides the historic sights found in the area, this is also where many restaurants and bars located, as well as breweries, coffee shops, and the Fredericksburg Visitor Center.
If you are interested in Fredericksburg Civil War history, your visit will surely be too short. You will not have enough eyes and ears to take it all in. Make sure to book a hotel close to some of the main sights for easy accessibility. Pick a hotel near Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. It for example encompasses four battlefields, several historic buildings, and multiple visitor centers. A hotel here will give you the opportunity to really see it all.
Not that interested in history? Fredericksburg is also home to several major commercial centers, including Central Park, the second largest mall on the East Coast, including a children’s amusement park. Hotels near Central Park are easy to reach by car, since they are close to the I-95. This is great in case you are planning on taking a day trip to Washington D.C., which is about an hour drive from Fredericksburg.
There are dozens of hotels to choose from in Fredericksburg. Depending on your preferences you may pick a 3 star hotel in Fredericksburg. These 3 star hotels usually focus more on comfort and service and have a restaurant and more spacious bathrooms. Going for a 4 star hotel in Fredericksburg? In that case, you can count on a more luxurious interior, a list of services like laundry, parking, room service, and turndown service, and more exclusive toiletries. Business travelers can pick from multiple business hotels in Fredericksburg. The location depends on the reason for your visit, but for conferences, we recommend a business hotel near Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. This way, you will not need to travel further than necessary but will still be able to visit the historical sights and Downtown Fredericksburg during evenings off.
Depending on your flight times and preferences, it might be best to book a hotel near Stafford Regional Airport, the closest airport to Fredericksburg. If you are flying international, a hotel near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport might be the best choice before continuing your travels to Fredericksburg. This may be the case if you are flying in late and you would rather spend the night sleeping instead of looking for your hotel. Alternatively, if you are flying out early in the morning, you can be much more relaxed knowing that your hotel is only a couple steps from the airport.