Hotel at a Glance: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
As a guest at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, you’ll have access to upscale dining, a sun-drenched indoor pool, and all the sights of Capitol Hill. The hotel is less than a half a mile from the US Capitol Building, which makes a perfect starting point for a stroll down the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial on the other end. A friendly hotel concierge is on hand to help you map out which landmarks to visit on a day in DC.
- Stylish accommodations: Each guest room features an HDTV and an iPod docking station so you can set your own soundtrack for your stay. Suites have an extended parlor area for additional luxury.
- Farm-to-table cuisine: Chefs at Article One prepare gourmet seafood and prime cuts of steak using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. There’s also a breakfast buffet served until 11 a.m. on weekdays and noon on weekends.
- Best place to people-watch: the Article One lounge in the atrium lobby, where you can kick back with a craft cocktail while soaking up the atmosphere or watching a game on one of nine flat-screen TVs
- Natural light pours into the indoor pool area, open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. An adjoining outdoor deck reopens in summer.
- Award winner: The hotel recently received TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders Gold Level distinction for its eco-friendly initiatives.
- Nearby attractions include the Vietnam’s Veteran’s Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Building, National World War II Memorial, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC: Monuments and Museums
Located a 5-minute walk from Hyatt Regency Washington, the National Mall is a must-see for first-time visitors to Washington, DC. The mall stretches 2.5 miles west from the Capitol Building, past the soaring Washington Monument, to the Lincoln Memorial on the other end. Across the Tidal Basin, stop in to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, which features a series of waterfalls, sculptures, and inspiring quotes from the 32nd president. To avoid crowds, tour the monuments after dusk when they’re lit up.
Another pillar of DC is the Smithsonian Institution, which encompasses 19 museums in total. The Smithsonian’s best-known museums are located along the National Mall, including the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. The latter is home to missiles, rockets, and the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane Charles Lindbergh famously flew across the Atlantic.
When you’ve had your fill of iconic monuments and museums, check out the city’s trendy neighborhoods northwest of the mall, such as Dupont Circle. Here, some of DC’s best restaurants and clubs butt up next to foreign embassies housed in historical mansions.