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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. $101
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 184 reviews
    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 for the Performing Arts.

    The Wink Hotel $99
    The Wink Hotel

    The Wink Hotel

    1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 18 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of George Washington University Hospital and George Washington University. White House and Lincoln Memorial are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
      Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

      Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

      901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 44 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Ford's Theater, and Capital One Arena. White House and Smithsonian Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Capitol Skyline $99
        Capitol Skyline

        Capitol Skyline

        10 'I' Street SW, Washington
           
          3.6
          of 5, from 39 reviews
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC, this hotel is a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall monuments, the Smithsonian, and the Arena Stage. Ten minute walk to The Wharf and within walking distance to over 30 new restaurants.

          State Plaza Hotel $109
          State Plaza Hotel

          State Plaza Hotel

          2116 E Street NW, Washington
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 793 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Nestled on a tree-lined street across from the State Department, the all-suites State Plaza Hotel is midway between the White House and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, both a half-mile away.

            Grand Hyatt Washington
            Grand Hyatt Washington

            Grand Hyatt Washington

            1000 H Street NW, Washington
               
              4.2
              of 5, from 524 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              This Washington hotel sits just 4 blocks from the Capital One Arena, 6 blocks from the White House and just 7 blocks from the National Mall. The Smithsonian Museum and national monuments are nearby. In-lobby access to Metro Center also available.

              The Capital Hilton $119
              The Capital Hilton

              The Capital Hilton

              1001 16th St NW, Washington
                 
                4.0
                of 5, from 166 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated two blocks north of the White House, Capital Hilton is near the National Mall, museums, dining and nightlife. Three Metro stations are located two blocks from the hotel, with easy access to all of DC.

                Hamilton Hotel Washington DC $106
                Hamilton Hotel Washington DC

                Hamilton Hotel Washington DC

                1001 14th St NW, Washington
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 369 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  This hotel is 5 blocks from the White House and 8 blocks from the National Mall. The Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial are all about a mile away.

                  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill $99
                  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

                  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

                  400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington
                     
                    4.0
                    of 5, from 375 reviews
                    4.0 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 the National Mall.

                    Washington Plaza $109
                    Washington Plaza

                    Washington Plaza

                    10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington
                       
                      4.0
                      of 5, from 523 reviews
                      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 and 0.7 miles from the Smithsonian Museums. The White House is 6 blocks from the hotel.

                      Cambria Hotel Washington, D.C. Convention Center $118
                      Cambria Hotel Washington, D.C. Convention Center

                      Cambria Hotel Washington, D.C. Convention Center

                      899 O Street NW, Washington
                         
                        4.4
                        of 5, from 46 reviews
                        3.0 out of 5.0

                        Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Capital One Arena. White House and Smithsonian Institution are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                        The Embassy Row Hotel $110
                        The Embassy Row Hotel

                        The Embassy Row Hotel

                        2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington
                           
                          4.0
                          of 5, from 33 reviews
                          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 art, music, style and design unique to Dupont Circle are also within walking distance.

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                          Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Washington

                          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.