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Top Rated Washington Hotels

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The Dupont Circle Hotel
The Dupont Circle Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 1500 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
4.3/5 (382 reviews)

Property was beautiful. And the room was very clean but the TV didn’t work.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019
Located in Dupont Circle, this boutique hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of White House, Ford's Theater, and Lincoln Memorial. Capital One Arena and Georgetown University ...
The Wink Hotel
The Wink Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (61 reviews)

Friendly front desk staff. Nice room. Great location.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of George Washington University Hospital, George Washington University, and Dupont ...
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
4.0 out of 5.0 1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (414 reviews)

Staff great.There was remodeling at the time we were there so some limitations there but we weren’t at the hotel very much so didn’t have an impact for us.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lafayette Square and White House. Ford's Theater and Warner Theatre are ...
Washington Plaza
Washington Plaza
4.0 out of 5.0 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC
4.1/5 (577 reviews)

Centrally located in a nice area (business and residential) and within walking distance to everything, ie. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, restaurant row (14th) and DC attractions, White House etc. It was a 15 min walk. Many public scooters along the path as well, if you don’t feel like walking.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2019
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Geographic Society, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and White ...
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Omni Shoreham Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 2500 Calvert St Nw, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (74 reviews)

The hotel is beautiful and clean. The staff were all helpful and professional.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019
Located in Woodley Park, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Smithsonian's National Zoo. Woodley Park-Zoo Station is only a 4-minute walk and Cleveland Park Station ...
Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
3.0 out of 5.0 550 C St SW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
4.0/5 (368 reviews)

Location! And they served food late in the bar, which helps if you arrive late in the evening.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019
Located in Capitol Hill, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Museum of the Bible. Smithsonian Castle and United ...
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
3.0 out of 5.0 33 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
3.9/5 (44 reviews)

The free breakfast was well as the proximity to the metro station.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019
Located in Capitol Hill, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Union Station Shopping Center, and Gallaudet University. ...
Ivy City Hotel
Ivy City Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 1615 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (25 reviews)

I wouldn’t call It a Hotel but a Motel. A little noisy area, but we stayed only one night so it wasn’t a big deal. Room was as shown on the website.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019
Located in Northeast, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gallaudet University, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and Robert F. Kennedy Stadium. Supreme ...
Hotel Harrington
Hotel Harrington
3.0 out of 5.0 436 11th Street NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
3.0/5 (66 reviews)

The location was excellent. It was walking distance from the White House and Smithsonian museums. Also close to the subway stop.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019
Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ford's Theater and Capital One Arena. Smithsonian Institution and White House are ...

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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.

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