Suburban Washington, DC, Hotel near Dulles Airport
About 30 miles northwest of Washington, DC, and just 6 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport, the Embassy Suites Dulles is a comfortable stop within easy reach of the nation's capital. The hotel is big on free perks, offering a complimentary airport shuttle and an included breakfast with your stay. Additionally, the manager hosts a nightly reception with snacks and drinks in the hotel’s atrium.
Five floors of guest rooms overlook an inner courtyard. Each morning, the Embassy serves a complimentary breakfast that can include fresh fruit, omelets, coffee, and juice. The onsite L'Attitude restaurant serves up sandwiches for lunch ($9.25+) and entrees such as caribbean mango tilapia ($16.95) and grilled-chicken-and-sausage fettuccine ($17.95) for dinner.
Dulles, Virginia: Quiet Suburb Northwest of Washington, DC
Hop aboard public transportation to cross the Beltway into DC, where a trove of historical monuments, Smithsonian museums, and world-class restaurants await. In the tree-lined Woodley Park neighborhood just northwest of the National Mall, the National Zoo houses cheetahs, elephants, gorillas, and the most famous residents—giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian.
The historic port of Alexandria, hometown of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, lies a few miles south along the Potomac River. Founded in 1749 as a trade outlet, Old Town Alexandria showcases historical buildings now occupied by contemporary boutiques and restaurants along the cobblestone length of King Street. Head off the main drag to tour centuries-old plantation homes and Martha Washington's favorite Pilates studio.