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The Washington Monument is the most prominent and one of the oldest attractions in Washington, D.C. Known as the world's tallest stone structure, it was built in honor of George Washington, the first U.S. president who led the country to independence. Hotels in the D.C. area can get pretty pricey, but the JW Marriott Washington DC offers travelers convenience being in a central location to many attractions including the Washington Monument and Smithsonian Museums, about half a mile away and the White House, just 2 blocks from the property. A night's stay includes an indoor swimming pool, plasma TV screens, wireless internet access in the lobby and public areas, great meeting and event space, and guestrooms with wonderful views of downtown. On a budget but still looking for a great hotel in the downtown area? The Aka White House in Washington DC offers guests free breakfast, an on-site fitness center, Free Wi-Fi, pet friendly, private balcony suites, and has free coffee and tea in the lobby. All of these super amenities less than a mile from the Washington Monument and only one block from the Metro Station and two blocks from the White House. Whether in the area for business or pleasure, these hotels are in an ideal location fit for any need.