The Melrose Georgetown Hotel2430 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington 4.0 out of 5.0
Just west of downtown, this upscale hotel is 2 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, Georgetown, and George Washington University and Hospital; the White ...
After my first bad hotel experience after a day of sightseeing with my family, Orbitz was able to secure my family a room at the Melrose. The Melrose was top notch. Would definitely stay here again if I'm in the DC area. Very professional staff, addressed you by name and even had valet parking. Was ...
Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters1615 Rhode Island Ave Nw, Washington 3.5 out of 5.0
Located 4 blocks from Dupont Circle, the 9-story Beacon Hotel is a 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) from the new Washington Convention Center.
Everything about The Beacon is good. It's certainly not fancy, but for the price, it's hard to find a better value in DC. I've stayed here a dozen times for business and will return again.
Avenue Suites2500 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington 3.0 out of 5.0
Who's to say you're not a visiting diplomat or Georgetown scholar-in-residence at this conveniently located, spacious hotel? Guest suites have full kitchens ...
I chose this hotel for value and location. The hotel is close to the Foggy Bottom metro station which was convenient. I looked for hotels with suites that had two queen size beds in a room and this hotel was pretty much the only one I found. When we got there, they put us in a regular 1 bedroom suite ...
Liaison Capitol Hill DC415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington 4.0 out of 5.0
This DC hotel, renovated in 2013, is within a half-mile (1 kilometer) of Union Station and the United States Capitol.
I stayed here on vacation with my granddaughter. I can't really complain about pool hours for kids because it is more of an 'adult' biel and wasn't billed as family friendly so we worked around the unusual hours for family swimming. The hotel was beautiful and in an exceptional location. The lobby ...
Washington Plaza10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington 3.5 out of 5.0
Ideally located on Thomas Circle, near Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Washington DC, this Kennedy-era hotel is 0.3 miles from MCPherson Square Metro Station ...
This use to be a shabby, worn-out conference hotel for years and years before undergoing a Cinderella-like makeover. The lobby, rooms, and restaurant are comfortable enough, but the customer service still needs an upgrade. There's nothing like paying $386 per night and being treated like the time ...
Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert St Nw, Washington 4.0 out of 5.0
Overlooking Rock Creek Park, Omni Shoreham Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the National Zoo and 4 minutes from Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station. From there it's ...
This is a very nice, beautiful property. My family and I really enjoyed our stay there. The hotel is well kept and the location is very convenient. Most of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay there if I could find the great rate I found before.
Hyatt Regency Washington DC400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington 3.5 out of 5.0
This Washington, DC hotel is within 3 blocks of Union Station, the Capitol, and Senate offices, and 4 blocks from the Judiciary Square courthouse complex and ...
Everyone on staff was very pleasant and helpful. The location was close to all the areas of the city we wanted to be.
The Dupont Circle Hotel1500 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington 4.0 out of 5.0
Overlooking Dupont Circle in one of Washington's most desirable neighborhoods, this hotel is about 1 block from Embassy Row and 7 blocks from the White ...
I have stayed here on three separate occasions. The rooms and services are lovely. Each stay, I was greeted with a hand written note, a nice touch! My only complaint is that the rooms blinds do not completely block out the light at night, however not too big of an inconvenience for a city person. ...
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington 4.0 out of 5.0
This Washington, DC luxury hotel is in a shopping district, 2 blocks from Dupont Circle, 4 blocks from Georgetown, and 1 mile from the John F. Kennedy Center ...
Very clean hotel, silent location, two min walking distance to Dupont Circle and many bars. I would consider staying again.
The Embassy Row Hotel2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington 4.0 out of 5.0
This hotel is a short walk away from Dupont Circle Metro station and the National Mall. Dining, shopping, museums, galleries, and nightlife which exemplify the ...
Every once in a while you find a great deal on a hotel you have wanted to try. This nicely remodeled older hotel is in the heart of DuPont Circle, just one block from the Metro. That makes is convenient to almost anything you want to do in DC. It has a tasteful mid-century modern feel, and very comfortable ...
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.
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.
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.
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