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Top Rated Washington Hotels

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POD DC
POD DC
3.5 out of 5.0 627 H Street NW, Washington, DC
$85
4.4/5 (72 reviews)

No room cleaning from I left at 9 am and returned at 3 pm

Reviewed on May 12, 2019
Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Capital One Arena, and International Spy Museum. Walter E. Washington ...
The Watergate Hotel
The Watergate Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
$229
4.3/5 (39 reviews)

good property. room was a little on the small side for the price, but staff was professional and friendly. Parking is too expensive.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2019
Located in Foggy Bottom, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln ...
Grand Hyatt Washington
Grand Hyatt Washington
4.0 out of 5.0 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
$149
4.2/5 (565 reviews)

Loved the staff.every one friendly from check in to housekeeping to doormen! Food and drink at the bistro was outstanding! Only complaint was the steamy hot gym in the windowless basement.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019
This family-friendly Washington hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of CityCenterDC and Ford's Theater. White House and Walter E. Washington ...
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
4.0 out of 5.0 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
$149
4.2/5 (238 reviews)

Excellent location and nice hotel. Bedrooms are so clean and well maintained

Reviewed on May 6, 2019
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 ...
The Wink Hotel
The Wink Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
$109
4.2/5 (49 reviews)

Front desk staff is amazing! Didn't like having to pay $50 a day for parking

Reviewed on May 11, 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 ...
Washington Court Hotel
Washington Court Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 525 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC
$134
4.1/5 (530 reviews)

Everything we expected. Staff was professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
Washington Court Hotel places guests a 6-minute drive from the U.S. Capitol. Guests can walk 10 minutes to the National Mall, the Smithsonian museums, and the ...
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
4.0 out of 5.0 1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
$129
4.1/5 (412 reviews)

Greta location. Nice and quiet. Room was small - didn't even have a sofa or reclining chair.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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 ...
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
4.0 out of 5.0 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC
$120
4.0/5 (417 reviews)

I really liked the location of the property. I was visiting Washington, D.C., for the first time, and the Hyatt was an ideal place for me to stay, as it was within walking distance from many of the attractions that I wanted to see.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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 ...
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
4.0 out of 5.0 201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD
$179
3.9/5 (117 reviews)

This is a huge and gorgeous hotel, at National Harbor, outside of DC. The views from the lobby bar are breathtaking. The staff at reception, in the bar, in Housekeeping and even the parking garage attendant, were all very pleasant and helpful! The room was a bit pricey, but worth it. It was extremely ...

Reviewed on May 20, 2019
Situated near the airport, this spa resort is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Tanger Outlets and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Alexandria City Hall. Nationals Park and Birchmere 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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