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The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense and built as a symbol of the U.S. military. As the world's biggest low-rise office building, travelers wanting to take a guided tour of this landmark must make reservations at least two weeks in advance. It is also wise to book your hotel stay early and there are quite a few notable hotels within half a mile to a mile from the Pentagon. Both the Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City in Arlington and the Doubletree Hotel Washington DC Crystal City offer airport shuttle service and an indoor swimming pool all for a great value and location. Travel tip: Be prepared to pay a parking fee as parking is very limited. When looking for a hotel, it is best to budget for such extra fees when staying in and around the downtown area. Other notable hotels include the Embassy Suites: 1300 Jefferson Davis Highway which offers affordability, airport shuttle service, shuttle to/from the Pentagon, and free breakfast and evening drinks and the Holiday Inn National Airport with shuttle service to the Reagan airport, an on-site gym, free Wi-Fi and above all else, a great property for groups.