Hotels in Washington, D. C.

Washington, D. C. Guide

Washington, DC, is chock full of history and culture: marble monuments and imposing government buildings share space with award-winning international restaurants and the 19 free Smithsonian museums. Outside the downtown area—the beating heart of American democracy—you’ll find constantly evolving neighborhoods with historic mansions housing foreign embassies near parks along the Potomac River.

American Icons

  • The National Mall is a must-see for first-time visitors. The park stretches 2.5 miles east from the Lincoln Memorial, past the soaring Washington Monument, to the Capitol Building on the other end.
  • Monuments by Moonlight: This nighttime trolley tour takes you past landmarks such as the World War II Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial when they’re dramatically lit up.
  • The US Capitol offers free tours. You can obtain passes from the offices of Senators or Representatives to see Congress in action in the Senate and House Galleries.
  • Smithsonian Institution: If your time in DC is limited, it’s best to focus on one or two museums. Head to the National Air and Space Museum to see Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis and the Wright brothers’ flyer, or stop by the National Museum of Natural History to ogle the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond.

More Than Monuments

  • Dupont Circle is a quick ride away on the Metro and is home to art galleries, historic brownstones, and the center of DC’s LGBT life.
  • U Street Corridor: Go to the former stomping grounds of jazz legend Duke Ellington for a night of live music. Everyone from John Coltrane to the White Stripes have performed in the supper clubs and hipster joints here.
  • Georgetown was founded in 1751 as its own city and predates Washington itself. Take a self-guided walking tour past 200-year-old mansions before continuing on to the upscale shopping on M Street and the extensive gardens at Dumbarton Oaks.

Where to stay

  • InterContinental the Willard: Martin Luther King, Jr. finished writing his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 at this Pennsylvania Avenue hotel; oval suites overlook the Capitol
  • The Jefferson is one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, renowned for its painstaking attention to detail and presidential spa treatments
    • Fairmont Washington D.C.: This Georgetown hotel offers kid- and pet-friendly services and an elaborate Sunday champagne brunch
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Hotel Helix
Hotel Helix
Washington, District of Columbia

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Helix Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Studio Theatre and Mary McLeod Bethune Council House. This eco-friendly hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
Washington, District of Columbia

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Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from National Museum of Women in the Arts and McPherson Square. This hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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Hey-Adams Hotel
Hey-Adams Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at The Hay-Adams, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from Lafayette Park and Lafayette Square. This 5-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown WashingtonDC
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown WashingtonDC
Washington, District of Columbia

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Located in Washington (Georgetown - Foggy Bottom), The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown is minutes from Veerhoff Galleries and Museum of Contemporary Art. This 5-star hotel is close to White House and Washington Monument.

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Omni Shoreham Athletic Club
Omni Shoreham Athletic Club
Washington, District of Columbia

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When you stay at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, you'll be near the airport and close to Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden and White House. This 4-star hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theater.

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JW Marriott Hotel Washington DC
JW Marriott Hotel Washington DC
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at J.W. Marriott Washington DC, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from Freedom Plaza and National Theatre. This 4-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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The Latham Hotel
The Latham Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at Latham Hotel Georgetown in Washington (Georgetown - Foggy Bottom), you'll be minutes from Old Stone House and Justice William O. Douglas Statue. This romantic hotel is close to White House and Washington Monument.

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Doubletree by Hilton
Doubletree by Hilton
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Washington D.C. in Washington, you'll be minutes from Embassy of Australia and D.C. Chamber of Commerce. This hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives and Embassy of Australia. This eco-friendly hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at Washington Marriott at Metro Center, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from National Museum of Women in the Arts and minutes from Ford's Theater. This hotel is close to White House and Washington Monument.

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Henley Park Hotel
Henley Park Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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The Henley Park Hotel is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Washington D.C. Convention Center and Historical Society of Washington D.C.. This 4-star hotel is close to White House and Washington Monument.

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Marriott Washington
Marriott Washington
Washington, District of Columbia

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Washington Marriott is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Francis Pool and Christian Heurich House. This hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theater.

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Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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When you stay at Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, you'll be in the business district and minutes from George Washington University Hospital and Christian Heurich House. This 4-star hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Ford's Theater.

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Four Points Hotel by Sheraton Downtown
Four Points Hotel by Sheraton Downtown
Washington, District of Columbia

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A stay at Four Points by Sheraton Washington D.C. Downtown places you in the heart of Washington, walking distance from National Museum of Women in the Arts and Washington D.C. Convention Center. This hotel is close to White House and Washington Monument.

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Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at Hotel Monaco Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from National Portrait Gallery and International Spy Museum. This 4-star hotel is close to United States Capitol and White House.

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Hilton Washington
Hilton Washington
Washington, District of Columbia

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Washington Hilton is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Primimoda and L. Ron Hubbard House. This hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Lincoln Memorial.

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Dupont Circle
Dupont Circle
Washington, District of Columbia

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A stay at The Dupont Circle Hotel places you in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Foundry Gallery and Christian Heurich House. This 4-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Lincoln Memorial.

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Donovan House, A Kimpton Hotel
Donovan House, A Kimpton Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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Located in Washington, Donovan House, a Kimpton Hotel is minutes from D.C. Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Square. This 4-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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The St Regis Washington, DC
The St Regis Washington, DC
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at The St. Regis Washington, D.C., you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from St. John's Church and minutes from White House. This 5-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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The Willard InterContinental
The Willard InterContinental
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at Willard InterContinental Washington, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from Freedom Plaza and National Aquarium. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC
Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC
Washington, District of Columbia

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With a stay at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from Treasury Building and Ellipse. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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The Fairmont Washington The - Bistro
The Fairmont Washington The - Bistro
Washington, District of Columbia

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A stay at The Fairmont Washington D.C. places you in the heart of Washington, minutes from Francis Pool and close to White House. This 4-star hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

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Capitol Hill Hotel
Capitol Hill Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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Capitol Hill Hotel is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Library of Congress and Folger Shakespeare Library. This hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House
Washington, District of Columbia

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A stay at Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House places you in the heart of Washington, walking distance from Embassy of Australia and D.C. Chamber of Commerce. This hotel is close to Ford's Theater and Washington Monument.

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The River Inn
The River Inn
Washington, District of Columbia

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The River Inn is in the heart of Washington, walking distance from George Washington University Hospital and Watergate Complex. This hotel is close to White House and Washington Monument.

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Capitol Skyline Hotel
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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Yes, hotel guests flock to The Pool at The Capitol Skyline Hotel's crystalline waters and the lounge chairs and sofas on the deck. But, a decade after the hotel's transformation into a fashionable but accessible vacation spot, the pool has become something of an open secret among DC locals. Anyone can buy a membership and spend the summer splashing around happily and ordering sangria from the poolside bar, just like a hip vegetarian shark. "It's a transporter device," mused <a href="http://gr.pn/11qbZZr"><em>The Washington Post</em></a>'s Hank Steuver in 2009. "Not for hard-core swimming, not for athleticism, but for feeling, for glamorous repose . . . Pretending it's anyplace else, anytime else, because it is." Weekly adults-only <a href="http://dcpoolparty.com/">parties</a> further the tropical-resort mood to the tune of both DJs and live bands.

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Twist Dupont Restaurant
Twist Dupont Restaurant
Washington, District of Columbia

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Located as it is in the lobby of the Savoy Suites, you might think Twist Restaurant and Lounge is just another hotel restaurant. True, the atmosphere is somewhat non-descript, and its lunch and dinner offerings are fairly standard, but the magic of Twist comes not from passing-through travelers, but from locals who line up for their weekend brunches. Every Sunday, people flock here for bottomless mimosas, an all-you-can-eat buffet of outsized breakfast classics and live jazz. Aside from the usual hearty suspects, the buffet offers chicken, fish and a variety of Mediterranean flavors to pick through. On nice days, you can opt out of the dim dining room and eat on the outdoor patio.

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The Churchill Hotel
The Churchill Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia

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The neighborhoods surrounding the Churchill showcase DC's dual identity as a history-steeped center of international politics on the one hand and a vibrant center for arts and culture on the other. A short walk down embassy-lined Connecticut Avenue leads to the leafy oasis of Dupont Circle—home to the Phillips Collection, a modern art museum housed in a 19th-century Georgian Revival mansion. A few blocks away stands the Woodrow Wilson House, the post–White House home of the former president and Nobel laureate. Its rooms are preserved as they were when Wilson lived there, providing an intimate glimpse into both his personality and life in 1920s America. The city's international character is perhaps best represented in nearby Adams Morgan, where dozens of ethnic eateries dish out tasty fare and face off in marathon games of Risk.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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Park Hyatt Washington
Park Hyatt Washington
Washington, District of Columbia

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What makes it great: spa-inspired limestone bathrooms, heated indoor pool with skylight, and home of the Blue Duck Tavern, which has won countess accolades including “Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year” in 2013.

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC
Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

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What makes it great: three-story spa, indoor saltwater lap pool, room amenities like L’Occitane bath products and plush bath robes, an interior that boasts more than 1,600 works of art, and a multilingual staff fluent in 34 languages

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