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Washington, DC: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find accommodations in Washington with the hotel list provided below. Find cheap and/or discounted hotel rates in or near Washington, DC for your upcoming personal or group trip. Discover the most popular Washington, District of Columbia motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Washington area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Washington hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Washington Group Hotel Rates or Check out the best Washington meeting hotels

The Washington center is about the area of National Museum of Natural History and the area of National Archives.

Washington, DC is a major destination for tourists ranging from curious schoolchildren to powerful politicians. Whatever your agenda, it's important to explore your hotel options carefully, so you can find the right fit for your agenda while you're in the capital. More from this guide...

"Visit in the March and April months"
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 07-Nov-2013
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Washington DC is absolutely gorgeous to visit in the March and April months. With the cherry blossoms in full bloom around the mall and with the monuments as a backdrop, the city is beautiful. The Metro makes transportation easy as you travel to see all that the city has to offer. The Smithsonian Museum, Capitol Hill, the White House and other rich historical monuments make this city one of a kind. Looking to shop? Visit Georgetown, with cute boutiques and your favorite shops aplenty. Catch a show at the Kennedy Center or Constitution Hall. See one of your favorite musical acts or your favorite team at the Verizon Center, located at Gallery Place. The city has much to offer, including top restaurant options. DC has something for everyone!

Washington Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
+1-888-389-4121
815 14th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • A luxury, boutique hotel in Washington, D.C., the Hilton Garden Inn provides guests with a convenient central location in the nation’s capital during their stay. The hotel comes equipped with a sitting lounge, complimentary beverage service, and cookies at no cost during the evening hours. This property is ideal for business travelers and vacationers alike.
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 300 rooms in hotel
From$139
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Hyatt Place Washington DC / White House - Washington
+1-888-675-2083
1522 K St. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 164 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
Hamilton Hotel Washington Dc : 1001 14th St. Nw
+1-800-716-8490
1001 14th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • 17 suites in property
From$93
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Motto by Hilton DC City Center in Washington
+1-800-805-5223
627 H St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001 Website
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 12 PM
From$100
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Oakwood at the Lexington at Market Square
+1-888-965-1860
400 8th St., Washington, DC 20004
  • Mid-scale property
  • Gym is available on property
From$90
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Conrad Washington, DC : 950 New York Ave. Nw
+1-888-788-5576
950 New York Ave. Nw, Washington Dc, DC 20001 ~0.63 miles north of Washington
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$150
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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square in Washington
+1-888-897-9207
806 15th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • Luxury Five Star Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
From$179
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Waldorf Astoria Washington Dc
+1-888-311-4278
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20004
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • 263 rooms in hotel
From$200
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Global Luxury Suites at the National Mall
+1-888-469-4795
565 Pennsylvania Ave. Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
From$155
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, an IHG Hotel - Washington
+1-888-734-9421
700 F St. Nw, Washington, DC 20004
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 183 rooms
From$153
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Holiday Inn Washington Capitol Natl Mall An Ihg Hotel - Washington
+1-888-841-5292
550 C St. Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 9 floors in property
From$78
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Grand Hyatt Washington
+1-888-455-5160
1000 H St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • The Grand Hyatt Hotel is located in Penn Quarter (Old Downtown) in Washington, D.C., only a few blocks from the White House and the city’s famous monuments. Guests looking for cheap hotels in Washington DC have come to the right place. Guests can choose either a city or lagoon view from any of the hotel’s 888 guest rooms.
  • High end Downtown property
  • 39 suites in hotel
From$111
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Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington
+1-888-965-8297
775 12th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • 3-star property
  • 454 rooms in property
From$459
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Willard InterContinental Washington, an IHG Hotel - Washington
+1-888-906-6358
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20004
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$189
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Washington, DC/Downtown
+1-888-749-6785
500 H St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Washington, DC/Downtown is in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s bustling activities. The hotel is located in Chinatown, easily accessible and in the heart of the entertainment district of the nation’s capital.
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$79
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Hotel Washington in Washington
+1-888-878-9982
515 15th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20004
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$179
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Citizenm Washington DC Capitol - Washington Dc
+1-888-389-4485
550 School St. Sw, Washington Dc, DC 20024 ~0.63 miles southeast of Washington
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in: 11:00
From$90
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The Westin Washington, DC Downtown
+1-888-389-4121
999 9th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Four-star Convention Center property
  • 32 conference rooms in property
From$499
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Salamander Washington Dc - Washington
+1-888-675-2083
1330 Maryland Ave. Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • Luxury 5 star property
  • 373 rooms in hotel
From$250
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Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
+1-800-716-8490
400 New Jersey Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • For visitors looking to explore the sights of the nation’s capital, the Hyatt Regency Washington offers an ideal location on Capitol Hill. A cheap hotel in Washington DC, the facility boasts 834 guest rooms, including non-smoking rooms. A spectacular ballroom with 18’ ceilings is included, and features a breathtaking atrium style lobby. Guests can also take advantage of special amenities like a glassed-in lap pool and concierge desk.
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 31 suites
From$169
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Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall : 400 E St. Sw
+1-800-805-5223
400 E St. Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • 214 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$89
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Global Luxury Suites at the White House
+1-888-965-1860
733 15th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
From$159
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Moxy by Marriott Wash DC Dwtn : 1011 K St. Nw
+1-888-788-5576
1011 K St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Three Star Convention Center hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
From$200
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Residence Inn by Marriott Washington DC National Mall : 333 E St. Sw
+1-888-897-9207
333 E St. Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 13 floors
From$179
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AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center
+1-888-311-4278
601 K St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Midscale Convention Center hotel
  • 234 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$150
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Eaton Dc
+1-888-469-4795
1201 K St. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00PM
From$112
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Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill - Washington
+1-888-734-9421
525 New Jersey Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
From$109
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Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
+1-888-841-5292
901 Massachusetts Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • 4-star hotel
  • 1175 rooms in hotel
From$69
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Hyatt House Washington DC / The Wharf - Washington
+1-888-455-5160
725 Wharf St. Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • 4-star Riverfront hotel
  • Hotel has 9 floors
From$94
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Kimpton George Hotel, an IHG Hotel : 15 E St. Nw
+1-888-965-8297
15 E St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • 10 floors in hotel
From$75
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Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center - Washington
+1-888-906-6358
901 L St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Three Star Convention Center hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$99
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The Eldon Luxury Suites
+1-888-749-6785
933 L St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Affordable Convention Center hotel
  • Hotel has 50 rooms
From$98
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Morrison Clark Hotel
+1-888-878-9982
1011 L St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • High end Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
From$99
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InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, an IHG Hotel in Washington
+1-888-389-4485
801 Wharf St. Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • 4-star Airport hotel
  • 278 rooms in hotel
From$269
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The Hay Adams : 800 16th St. N.w.
+1-888-389-4121
800 16th St. N.w., Washington, DC 20006
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$295
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Homewood Suites Washington DC Convention Center in Washington
+1-888-675-2083
465 New York Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check-in: 04:00PM
From$77
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Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf : 975 7th St. Sw
+1-800-716-8490
975 7th St. Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • Four-star Riverfront hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$159
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Residence Inn by Marriott Washington, DC Downtown - Washington
+1-800-805-5223
1199 Vermont Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20005
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Free breakfast available
From$99
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Hotel Harrington - Washington
+1-888-965-1860
436 11th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20004
  • Economical hotel
  • Check-in: 14:00
From$150
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Global Luxury Suites at Chinatown : 825 10th St. Northwest
+1-888-788-5576
825 10th St. Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
  • High end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 11 floors
Oakwood Lansburgh at Penn Quarter - Washington
+1-888-897-9207
425 8th St., Washington, DC 20004
  • 3-star hotel
  • 384 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$90
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Riggs Washington DC Lvx in Washington
+1-888-311-4278
900 F St. Nw, Washington, DC 20004
  • Four-star Convention Center hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$251
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Pelican Residences
+1-888-469-4795
825 10th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20268
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 4 suites in property
From$169
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L'enfant Plaza Hotel - Washington
+1-888-734-9421
480 L'enfant Plaza Sw, Washington, DC 20024
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • 20 suites in hotel
From$109
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Hampton Inn Washington Downtown Convention Center Dc
+1-888-841-5292
901 6th St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Mid-scale Convention Center hotel
  • Hotel has 13 floors
From$80
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Yotel Washington Dc - Washington
+1-888-455-5160
415 New Jersey Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 377 rooms in property
From$129
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The Henley Park Hotel in Washington
+1-888-965-8297
926 Massachusetts Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 5 meeting rooms in property
From$75
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The Royal Sonesta Washington DC Capitol Hill
+1-888-906-6358
20 Massachusetts Ave. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • High-end property
From$150
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Phoenix Park Hotel
+1-888-749-6785
520 North Capitol St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3 PM
From$150
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Holiday Inn Express Washington DC Downtown
+1-888-878-9982
317 K St. Nw, Washington, DC 20001
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
From$80
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Graph: Next 20 Days of Washington Hotel Prices

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Washington, DC discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Washington hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When to Visit

Washington, DC has two distinct busy seasons. The first is from mid-January to June when Congress is in session. The city is packed with business visitors during the first half of the year. This is compounded by families and school groups visiting from mid-March to June. The city's famous cherry blossoms emerge during this time as well, making Washington, DC a particularly alluring, if busy, destination. Congress is in again from the second week in September until Thanksgiving, bringing a new surge of people to DC.

If possible, plan your visit around the end of August or the beginning of September. Crowds are at their lowest during this time, and hotel rates take a dive during these weeks as well. July is another option if you're looking for low crowds, but the weather is hot and humid, which is part of why the capital is so empty during this month. Winter is another low season for DC, but the weather is typically a deterrent, particularly for leisure travelers. You can find freezing temperatures and the occasional snowstorm during winter.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Washington, DC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Washington

Washington by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Washington, DC. You can use these illustrations to determine the most cost effective dates to make a reservation in Washington for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Washington, DC

4 Star Average Prices: $200.88

If you're looking for elegant hotels in Washington, DC with exclusive amenities, you have several options that take hospitality to new levels. Book a room at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square and enjoy complimentary in-room mineral water, a fully stocked mini bar, and a soothing rain showerhead. Book in-room spa services for a truly pampering experience, or head down to the ICI Urban Bistro for a contemporary bite with a French twist.

For a boutique experience, try The Jefferson where you can lounge in front of the fireplace in the private book room or peruse the extensive collection of art and historical documents on-site. Elegant dining options at The Jefferson include The Greenhouse, Plume, and Quill.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row offers stunning historic accommodations. Elegant features like original crown molding and floorboards, cherry wood furniture, Fili D'oro linens, and Frette bathrobes offer an opulent experience. On-site dining is available at The Capitol Room. Formerly The Jockey Club, this location has hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, and John and Jacqueline Kennedy.

The Omni Shoreham Hotel has served the elite of Washington DC since 1930. The hotel sits on 11 expansive acres just four blocks from the National Zoo. It offers a picturesque pool, spa and health club, and elegant on-site dining at Robert's Restaurant. Head up to your room and relax in style with your granite-topped wet bar, stainless steel bathroom fixtures, and plush bedding.

With a room at The Dupont Circle Hotel, you'll find so many elegant amenities you may never want to leave. Heated bathroom floors and a spacious walk-in shower make any morning routine a pleasure. Soft 300 thread count Irish linens beg you to lounge in bed. Head down to Café Dupont for local organic dishes with French-American flair.

Whether you're interested in lounging poolside or perusing stunning art during your stay, you can find luxury accommodations in DC that will suit your needs.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Washington

Cheap Hotel Options in Washington, DC

3 Star Average Prices: $168.14

Planning a budget trip to Washington, DC can be easier than you might think. If you're looking for low-cost accommodations where you don't have to sacrifice space for affordability, the Best Western Pentagon-Reagan Airport offers spacious suites and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. The Comfort Inn Ballston helps you pad your budget by providing a complimentary breakfast each morning.

The Days Inn Alexandria is another cheap hotel option in the DC area. This is an ideal pick for business travelers with complimentary shuttle service to the Van Dorn Metro Station and free Wi-Fi in both the rooms and the lobby. A continental breakfast and morning coffee in the lobby offer a convenient start to the day that won't put a dent in your travel budget.

The Days Inn Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue puts you within just three miles of the White House, Smithsonian Museums, and Washington Monument. An on-site Italian Restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi offer added perks for this budget pick.

Other picks with some of the lowest prices in DC include Econo Lodge Takoma Park, Days Inn Arlington Pentagon, and Red Roof Inn Washington DC – Oxon Hill. Though these options have fewer amenities, they can offer a handy solution for parties who need to keep their travel budget as small as possible.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Washington

2 Star Average Prices: $105.91

2 Star Hotel Prices in Washington

Best Discounts

If you know where to look, you can find special deals for nearly any type of party in Washington, DC. Whether you're looking for affordable military or government rates, or you simply want a handy package that rolls several of your travel expenses into one, you can find a property that caters to your party's needs.

The Beacon Hotel has a diverse selection of special offers including a union-preferred rate, AAA member rate, and government value rates. Simply booking ahead will save you money at this hotel. You'll enjoy 30 percent off for booking 45 days in advance, 25 percent off 21 days in advance, and a 20 percent discount when you book 14 days ahead. Customize your romantic weekend away with a date night package, or use the family value package for added savings on extended stays.

Book a stay at a Hilton Garden Inn and you can take advantage of discounts for AAA members, AARP members, military families, and seniors. Business travelers can enjoy packages for meetings of up to 25 people, while spontaneous leisure travelers can book a weekend getaway package with breakfast and a late checkout.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row offers some of the best rates for active military members and first responders with rates up to 50 percent off. Booking in advance at The Fairfax can help you net up to $50 in savings. Additional deals include savings for booking two or more nights in a suite, or cashing in on special offers for AAA members.

Washington, DC Neighborhoods

Washington, DC has several distinctive neighborhoods to consider when you're booking a hotel in the area. If you want to stay in the center of the city, look for a hotel in Penn Quarter. Though crowded, this area gives you easy access to restaurants, museums, and theaters. Midtown is one of the best choices for historical hotels. You'll still enjoy a central location here, but the traffic is somewhat milder than Penn Quarter.

If you want to be within easy reach of the National Mall and Union Station, head for Capitol Hill. If you have business at the Capitol, this is a particularly convenient pick. Dupont Circle is packed with hotels ranging from major chains to boutique finds. Art galleries and embassies abound in this area.

Take the time to explore your options in Washington, DC, and you're sure to locate a hotel that fits all your needs. Whether you're looking for a sleek conference room or a swanky spa, you can find it here at a price that fits your travel budget.

Best Value Options in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is packed with mid-range hotels that offer great value for your money. The Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown puts you just blocks from the US Capitol, While House, and Convention Center, making it a prime choice for business travelers. The hotel offers flexible meeting space for up to 155 people, and features complimentary Wi-Fi, so it's easy to get work done while you're on the road.

Book a room near the National Mall at the Holiday Inn Capitol. Here, you have access to value-added amenities like an on-site Starbucks and soothing courtyard garden. With three on-site restaurants, you'll never go hungry. Guests enjoy a Keurig coffee maker and refrigerator in each room, making it easy to grab a quick snack or beverage. A seasonal pool offers added entertainment in the summer.

If you're looking for a historic hotel that won't break your budget, the Hotel Baron Washington is an excellent pick. The building dates back to 1914, but 2011 refurbishments ensure that today's guests enjoy all the essential amenities. Guest rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi. This hotel offers rooms with two twin, double, or queen beds, making it a versatile pick for all types of travelers.

Perhaps you have a bit more to spend, but you want to make sure you're getting great value for your hotel dollars. The State Plaza Hotel is an amenity-packed option. This suite hotel offers spacious accommodations that are ideally suited to long-term travelers. If you're going to be in town on business for an extended stay, you'll feel right at home in some of these suites, which can be as large as some apartments. The hotel's concierge ensures that all your needs are met at this hotel, while nightly turndown service provides that finishing touch that makes for a truly special stay.

Travel overview of Washington, DC

Visiting America's capital, Washington DC, is like entering a large classroom to learn about American History 101. The nation's most revered monuments and landmarks are showpieces of a living museum that date back towards the end of the 1700s. The country's political powerhouse, the White House, draws the most awestruck visitors to the capital. The breadth and size of the National Mall covers some of the most visited museums in the country, if not the world, such as National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum. The Smithsonian Institution alone has 16 of its topnotch museums in Washington DC, showing visitors that the city is steeped in cultural artifacts. The Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are just two of a series of monuments adding more to the patriotic pride of this premier city. Washington DC's bars and restaurants provide another reason why a visit to the nation's capital is a worthwhile endeavor. From one Zagat-rated establishment to another, you're faced with an endless range of culinary treats.

'Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. These wise words were said by George Washington, the first president of the Unites States.

The Capital of Free and Brave

As you probably already know “ Washington is the capital of the United States. The city was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. Even though the local life is unstoppable in Washington, there are thousands of tourists, who come to this city not only to see the famous capital, but also visit some lovely historical places that make America as one of the greatest and richest cultures in the world. If you are traveling to this city you will probably want to pay a visit to Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, Library of Congress, National World War II Memorial and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. In addition to this, you will probably need a place to stay during your visit, as it is almost impossible to see all the famous sites in one day. That is why we are giving you this short list of some great Washington hotels. Even though it is not that hard to find hotels in Washington, there are so many of them that you may get lost between the prices and their quality levels.

How to Stay on the Budget in Washington?

Let's begin with some great and cheap hotels in Washington. Yes, you have read it correctly. There are some pretty good and cheap hotels in Washington that will provide you with the basic needs while on your stay. So if you are looking for some budget accommodation, go ahead and read more about these hotels: Kimpton Hotel, Hampton Inn Washington, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Hotel Harrington or Holiday Inn Washington. 

The Best Places to Stay in the Capital of the United States

Nevertheless, some of you may want to forget about counting each and every dollar on your vacation. If you are one of those kinds of people, go along and check out these Washington hotels: The George, a Kimpton Hotel, Omni Shoreham Hotel, The Dupont Circe or Four Seasons Washington. These hotels in Washington are known for their high quality, picturesque views and lovely staff to help you while on your stay. 

The Historical Roots of America

But what else can you visit despite those famous sites already mentioned above? Well, you should definitely not forget to visit some great national galleries like National Portrait Gallery, The Phillips Collection, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts or Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. What is also so great about Washington is that you can see some monuments or other places of interest almost in each and every corner of the city. So if you are really willing to spend a thoughtful holiday in the capital of the Unites States go ahead and start to pack your bags right now!

FAQs about hotels in Washington

What are the best rated hotels in Washington?

Oakwood at the Lexington at Market Square, Conrad Washington, DC and Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Washington?

Conrad Washington, DC, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square and Waldorf Astoria Washington Dc are the top 3 luxury hotels near Washington city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Washington?

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown, Hyatt Place Washington DC, and Hamilton Hotel Washington Dc are the properties closest to Washington city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Washington cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Washington can be as cheap as $105.91 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Washington cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Washington has been $168.14 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Washington cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Washington has been $200.88 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Washington?

Global Luxury Suites at the National Mall, Hotel Washington and Citizenm Washington DC Capitol are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Washington?

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Washington, DC and The Westin Washington, DC Downtown are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Washington?

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Washington Capitol Natl Mall An Ihg Hotel and Willard InterContinental Washington, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of Washington, DC

Below are reviews of the city of Washington, DC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Clean Streets!"
Score 5.0 / 5

How clean the streets and buildings were around the main attractions!

Cc V., from 19-Feb-2024
"Great Location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Location Location Location

Joseph W., from 16-Feb-2024
"Good Food!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Good food!

Viola B., from 14-Feb-2024
"Music & Art Scene"
Score 5.0 / 5

The music and art scene.

Nicholas W., from 13-Feb-2024
"John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Seeing the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance.

Renee R., from 12-Feb-2024
"Good Food & Restaurants!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I loved the food at a variety of restaurants and the different museums. The walk to the White House was amazing.

Sabrina E., from 07-Feb-2024
"Great Location!"
Score 5.0 / 5

As a retired professional working along the K Street corridor for 45 years, I love staying at the Capitol Hilton to be near my former work sites, restaurants I know well, museums and national monuments, new venues to explore and proximity to Adams-Morgan nightlife! I feel at home at the Capitol Hilton!

Irene P., from 04-Feb-2024
"Georgetown University Hospital"
Score 4.0 / 5

Georgetown University Hospital...saved my life....

Brian C., from 31-Jan-2024
"Great Restaurants & Museums"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lifelong residents who always find great restaurants, museums, neighborhood vibes.

Jack L., from 30-Jan-2024
"Nice Calm Place to Sleep"
Score 4.0 / 5

I was there for a convention that was held at the Hyatt across the street. The YOTEL was a nicer, calmer place to sleep.

Lance V., from 15-Jan-2024
"Close to all of the museums."
Score 5.0 / 5

Close to all of the museums.

Joan S., from 11-Jan-2024
"Wonderful History"
Score 5.0 / 5

I loved the museums, the capitol and the beautiful buildings. Wonderful history.

Nancy M., from 02-Jan-2024
"Great City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great city!

Edward D., from 01-Jan-2024
"Excellent Transportation"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots to see and do. Excellent transportation service.

Lynette B., from 31-Dec-2023
"Lots to See & Do!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Lots to see and do. Excellent transportation service.

Lynette B., from 30-Dec-2023
"Many Free Museums & Excellent Restaurants"
Score 4.0 / 5

I lived in Washington almost all my life so know it well. Beautiful with many free museums and excellent restaurants.

Bonnie J., from 27-Dec-2023
"Beautiful City to Visit!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Beautiful city to visit.

Deborah A., from 26-Dec-2023
"Great neighborhoods and shops!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great neighborhoods and shops!

Neal D., from 22-Dec-2023
"White House Christmas Decorations!"
Score 5.0 / 5

White House Christmas decorations!

Shirley D., from 14-Dec-2023
"Museums & Attractions"
Score 5.0 / 5

National Museum of Black History, The Kennedy Center, the government buildings, etc.

Carolyn B., from 06-Dec-2023
"Many Restaurants & Museums!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I enjoyed visiting the many restaurants and museums. So much to do and see in Washington DC!

Pearlie S., from 05-Dec-2023
"Interesting Museums"
Score 5.0 / 5

I come to DC to see family but visiting museums is the reason I stay an extra day.

Judith H., from 04-Dec-2023
"So Much to Do & See!"
Score 5.0 / 5

So much to do and see.! Today's surprise: the National Women in the Arts Museum, which has incredible works on every floor.

George C., from 30-Nov-2023
"Near Restaurants & Sites of Interest"
Score 5.0 / 5

Hotel is near plenty of restaurants and close to sites of interest.

Susan S., from 21-Nov-2023
"Spy Museum and Opera at Kennedy Center"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the Spy Museum and the opera I saw at the Kennedy Center.

Roe G., from 19-Nov-2023
"Beautiful City With Excellent Restaurants"
Score 4.0 / 5

It is a beautiful city. I had excellent food in several restaurants.

Linda B., from 18-Nov-2023
"Excellent Transportation"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Metro is very available and Uber is very helpful to facilitate getting around. The city is VERY walkable!!

Barbara K., from 16-Nov-2023
"Spy Museum & Kennedy Center"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the Spy Museum and the opera I saw at the Kennedy Center.

Roe G., from 15-Nov-2023
"Excellent Restaurant Choices!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Excellent restaurant choices!

Jenny M., from 12-Nov-2023
"African American Cultural Museum "
Score 4.0 / 5

African American Cultural Museum is unmatched.

Laleah P., from 02-Nov-2023
"Nice city with many museums and lots of fun!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice city with many museums and lots of fun!

Farid V., from 01-Nov-2023
"Nice city with many museums and lots of fun!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice city with many museums and lots of fun!

Farid V., from 31-Oct-2023
"Monuments"
Score 5.0 / 5

Visited restaurants and the monuments, etc.

Cynthia H., from 11-Oct-2023
"Love the history, architecture, museums, restaurants."
Score 4.0 / 5

DC is my favorite city to visit. Love the history, architecture, museums, restaurants.

Gail V., from 07-Oct-2023
"Museums"
Score 5.0 / 5

Museums.

Williams A., from 04-Oct-2023
"Visited The White House"
Score 5.0 / 5

Visited The White House

Chaikwok L., from 28-Sep-2023
"Much to See in DC!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I had never been to DC before and I was impressed by the splendor of the public buildings, the general spaciousness and the profusion of (free) museums. As a contrast - and on a very different scale - Georgetown reminded me of an English country town (I am English).

Jonathan A., from 14-Sep-2023
"Sightseeing & Concerts!"
Score 5.0 / 5

There for business and leisure. Went sightseeing and to a concert!

Katelin C., from 10-Sep-2023
"So Many Amazing Things to Do!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Washington is beautiful, the people are friendly and there are so many amazing things to do!

Debra C., from 07-Sep-2023
"Air & Space Museum and The National Gallery"
Score 5.0 / 5

Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery for sure!

Patricia M., from 05-Sep-2023
"Amazing Experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

The whole experience was amazing.

Ann A., from 04-Sep-2023
"Never ending amount of things to see!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Never ending amount of things to see!

Beverly J., from 03-Sep-2023
"The staff was friendly and welcoming. The room was clean. "
Score 5.0 / 5

The staff was friendly and welcoming. The room was clean. Convenient and accessible.

Norman M., from 02-Sep-2023
"Great!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great!

Staci C., from 28-Aug-2023
"Great!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great!

Staci C., from 27-Aug-2023
"Monuments and tidal basin."
Score 5.0 / 5

Monuments and tidal basin.

Pallavi M., from 07-Aug-2023
"The staff was friendly and The room was clean and comfortable."
Score 4.0 / 5

The staff was friendly and The room was clean and comfortable. It is beautiful and clean.

Anne M., from 31-Jul-2023
"Safe neighborhood near ballpark, marina and attractions."
Score 5.0 / 5

Hotel is located in a safe neighborhood within walking distance of the ballpark, marina and attractions.

Leslie S., from 23-Jul-2023
"DC has something for everyone!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I worked in this city for 15 years and always love coming back. The buildings, the parks, the museums, the dining....DC has something for everyone.

Norine N., from 17-Jul-2023
"Food Trucks"
Score 5.0 / 5

The food trucks!

Wayne S., from 16-Jul-2023
"Many Wonderful Museums"
Score 4.0 / 5

It was great to see all the wonderful museums.

James C., from 06-Jul-2023
"Wonderful Museums"
Score 4.0 / 5

It was great to see all the wonderful museums.

James C., from 06-Jul-2023
"Hotel was clean and beds were comfortable."
Score 5.0 / 5

Hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. Everything

Walleon B., from 22-Jun-2023
"Smithsonian and monuments!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Smithsonian and monuments!

Mike S., from 14-Jun-2023
"Free Stuff!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Free stuff!

Dedorah F., from 13-Jun-2023
"Lots of Free Stuff to Do!"
Score 5.0 / 5

lots of free things to do!

Dedorah F., from 13-Jun-2023
"Loved Everything!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Loved everything especially our tour guides, Ellen and Chris!

Mike S., from 13-Jun-2023
"Union Market!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The Library of Congress is a very beautiful building! Union Market is also a great place to discover!

Clara C., from 30-May-2023
"So Much to Do!!!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Been here many times; so much to do!

David L., from 30-May-2023
"Arlington National Cemetery"
Score 5.0 / 5

We toured military monuments. First time for most of us at Arlington. Amazing place.

Jennifer W., from 28-May-2023
"Washington National Symphony, National Cathedral & the Zoo"
Score 5.0 / 5

We like that there is so much to do in Washington. We attended a Washington National Symphony concert, visited many museums and bicycled to the National Cathedral and the Washington Zoo.

David N., from 24-May-2023
"Military Monuments"
Score 5.0 / 5

We toured military monuments. Arlington was a first for most of us.

Jennifer W., from 20-May-2023
"Clean Linens"
Score 4.0 / 5

The sheets and towels were clean.

Cherise M., from 16-May-2023
"Conveniently Located Hotel"
Score 5.0 / 5

You can walk to many sites

Anthony V., from 10-May-2023
"Transportation Options, Free Museums & Attractions"
Score 4.0 / 5

DC is a very transportation friendly city. So many options: Uber, taxis, Metro, buses and car. Free museums and attractions at your fingertips. Amazed by all the historical artifacts so accessible.

Robert B., from 09-May-2023
"The Restaurants!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The restaurants!

Lesa J., from 28-Apr-2023
"Moonlight Tour!"
Score 4.0 / 5

I loved the energy of the people in Washington DC! I recommend taking the Moonlight Tour...seeing the monuments lit up at night was awesome. Washington has a variety of sites to see. The shopping is awesome! The dining choices has something to satisfy every taste bud! My stay went by too fast!!

Luereather A., from 28-Apr-2023
"Easy town to walk or bike."
Score 4.0 / 5

Easy to walk, bike around. Clean city with friendly people!

Julie S., from 28-Apr-2023
"Museums and restaurants were great!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Museums and restaurants were great!

Alan K., from 16-Apr-2023
"Washington Cathedral"
Score 4.0 / 5

Washington Cathedral

Adele G., from 16-Apr-2023
"Cherry Blossoms!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Cherry Blossoms!

Teresa G., from 09-Apr-2023
"Safe, clean and great experience."
Score 5.0 / 5

Safe, clean and great experience.

Christopher W., from 03-Apr-2023
"The staff was friendly and welcoming. Hotel was very clean. "
Score 5.0 / 5

The staff was friendly and welcoming. Hotel was very clean. Beautiful cherry blossoms

Lori H., from 27-Mar-2023
"Clean & Beautiful"
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean and beautiful!

Joan B., from 26-Mar-2023
"Cherry Blossoms!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The weather was beautiful and the cherry blossoms were at peak during our stay we were very happy.

Kellie Q., from 24-Mar-2023
"Professional Staff"
Score 5.0 / 5

Professional staff and Congress was willing to meet with my students!

Pamela D., from 18-Mar-2023
"Historical Field Trip"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were a large group there for a historical field trip and Washington DC has it all.

Ann S., from 12-Mar-2023
"Thanks for Visiting!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Thanks for visiting!

Brandy B., from 11-Mar-2023
"Thanks for staying with us!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Thanks for visiting!

Brandy B., from 11-Mar-2023
"Dupont Circle, National Gallery & African American Museum"
Score 4.0 / 5

Washington is a gorgeous city! Great for walking. We spent time in the Dupont Circle and Georgetown neighborhoods. Also visited the National Gallery and African American Museum. Both were fantastic. Superb restaurants. Can't wait to come back!

Barbara J., from 10-Mar-2023
"Easy walking distance to DC sites."
Score 4.0 / 5

Easy walking distance to a number of sites in the DC.

Sylvia W., from 02-Mar-2023
"Echostage is a fantastic venue!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city is great and Echostage is a fantastic venue!

Deonna O., from 13-Feb-2023
"Near Walter E. Washington Convention Center"
Score 5.0 / 5

Hotel is near Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Carl L., from 13-Feb-2023
"The Kennedy Center"
Score 5.0 / 5

The Kennedy Center. Great walking town.

Justin S., from 09-Feb-2023
"Near Wizard Game"
Score 5.0 / 5

Going to Wizard Game was awesome and in within walking distance of hotel.

June L., from 06-Feb-2023
"Very Comfy!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Beds and bedding very comfortable.

Layne D., from 08-Jan-2023
"Clean and comfortable with really friendly and efficient staff."
Score 5.0 / 5

Clean and comfortable with really friendly and efficient staff. Great historical place When I have time, I will visit all great places

Mahmonir M., from 07-Jan-2023
"Museums, historical monuments and food!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Museums, historical monuments and food!

Ryan C., from 30-Dec-2022
"The Hotel and room are very clean."
Score 5.0 / 5

It was very neat to be so close to our Nations history and watch it all come to life!

Kyle C., from 23-Dec-2022
"Great restaurants and wonderful museums."
Score 4.0 / 5

Great restaurants and wonderful museums.

Patricia A., from 06-Dec-2022
"Quiet, fun, and safe."
Score 5.0 / 5

Quiet, fun, and safe.

Glenville A., from 05-Dec-2022
"Accessible to Shepherd's Park (Walter Reed Hosp) & Metro"
Score 5.0 / 5

I like the neighborhood and access to Shepherd's Park (former Walter Reed Hospital). Metro is within walking distance.

Helen S., from 20-Nov-2022
"Great Location for Youth Field Trip to see DC's Sites"
Score 4.0 / 5

Washington DC is a very walkable city with many museums etc., within a mile of our hotel and so when our youth went on a field trip, everything was very close for them.

Mel U., from 18-Nov-2022
"Good entertainment and restaurants."
Score 4.0 / 5

Good entertainment and restaurants.

Victor W., from 13-Nov-2022
"Excellent service and very clean rooms"
Score 5.0 / 5

What was most attractive about staying on the Wharf in DC is the area itself. Great live music at the Anthem, amazing restaurants with plenty of variety to choose from and everything is within walking distance. The Harbor is beautiful!

Jacqueline B., from 10-Nov-2022
"Excellent service and very clean rooms"
Score 4.0 / 5

Good environment and secure.

Shafideen O., from 10-Nov-2022
"Museums"
Score 5.0 / 5

I enjoyed being close to museums.

James G., from 12-Sep-2022
"Near Museums"
Score 4.0 / 5

I enjoyed being close to the museums.

James G., from 12-Sep-2022
"Big Bus Tour "
Score 4.0 / 5

Big Bus Tour was a nice way to see the city.

Cynthia T., from 05-Sep-2022
"Convenient Location"
Score 4.0 / 5

The ability to travel to so many events.

Mary R., from 03-Sep-2022
The average traveler rating of the city of Washington, DC shown above is 4.6 out of 5 based on 101 reviews
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