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Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End
3 out of 5
2121 M St NW, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
The price is $116 per night
66.55 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (796 reviews)

"Everything was excellent . We stay again. Love the area."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
3 out of 5
2809 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night
90.11 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (2,258 reviews)

"Nice balconyipipipipiipiipipppgoifpfugipgifhhpggcipfggvuipccvvgupgg"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Virginia Beach
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
3 out of 5
1801 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $108 per night
90.85 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (2,082 reviews)

"I understand that it is difficult to comply with all the mandates related to the corona virus so I expect some difficulty. Having said that, the free breakfast was a bit of a disappointment. Everything else was great."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Virginia Beach (Oceanfront), VA
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham DC Metro Capital Beltway
2.5 out of 5
55 Hampton Park Blvd, Capitol Heights, MD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night
59.81 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (1,423 reviews)

"My whole experience was great. The room was the perfect size the staff was wonderful. It was a perfect trip and I appreciate that."…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham DC Metro Capital Beltway
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Washington DC - Oxon Hill 
2.5 out of 5
6170 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $64 per night
58.86 mi from city center
3.3/5 (1,646 reviews)

"Had to wait an hour due to an Expedia problem. When I got there they didn’t have my reservation"…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Washington DC - Oxon Hill 
Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1307 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night
91.19 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (2,020 reviews)

"The whirlpool room was amazing! The tub overlooked the ocean front and the bed was extremely comfortable. The only issue I had was you could tell they had been painting so the hallways smelled odd and due to the pandemic, the restaurant closed earlier than stated, but luckily we found another place ..."…"

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
Red Roof Inn Washington DC - Columbia/Fort Meade
2 out of 5
8000 Washington Boulevard, Jessup, MD
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The price is $48 per night
75.87 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (1,441 reviews)

"I stayed 2 nights with my son and no one checked in on us to ask if we needed anyting. My son and his brother used both sets of towels. I didnt have any fresh towels to shower. Check in was very indifderent. Not at all friendly or welcoming."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Red Roof Inn Washington DC - Columbia/Fort Meade
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
4 out of 5
1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $113 per night
65.87 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (4,221 reviews)

"Very, very friendly and helpful staff. Nice room; a bit small, but clean and comfortable. Great location in the heart of D.C. Amenities were limited but probably because we were there during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, when many services were curtailed. For example, even though ..."…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night
89.73 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (2,058 reviews)

"Unique circumstances because of COVID restriction—no pool, no indoor dining with limited menu outside, no housekeeping, but they did their best. My only complaint was the bed and pillows were uncomfortable. They need to invest in new ones."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Ocean Beach Club by Diamond Resorts
Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3421 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night
89.79 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (941 reviews)

"This hotel is in a Great location!!! Hands down my husband and I came to here to celebrate our birthday. We ate elsewhere for breakfast. Due to limited menu because of covid 19. We for sure will be coming back."…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Oceanaire by Diamond Resorts
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Visiting Chesapeake Bay

History buffs will enjoy exploring Chesapeake Bay, and visitors give high marks for the fun sporting events, festivals, and bustling port. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its monuments and live music. Top sights in the city include George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Six Flags America, and Maryland State House.

  • There are 4066 hotels and other accommodations in Chesapeake Bay
  • The closest major airport is in Salisbury, MD (SBY-Salisbury - Ocean City Wicomico Regional), 45.2 mi (72.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Easton, MD (ESN-Easton - Newnam), 48.5 mi (78.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Chesapeake Bay

The city is well known for its festivals and live music, and cultural venues include George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and National Museum of Natural History. Attractions like Six Flags America, Water Country USA, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg are fun for kids of all ages. Its historic sites and monuments are notable and landmarks include William Paca House, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, and Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center.

In Chesapeake Bay, you'll be able to select from 4066 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. These are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast in Northeast Virginia Beach features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and room size.
  • The Inn at Onancock - Our customers like the breakfast and central location at this B&B. This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free parking, and a free manager's reception.
  • Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its beach locale and WiFi.

Other favorite sights in Chesapeake Bay include Maryland State House, FedEx Field, and Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Getting Around Chesapeake Bay

With so many choices for transportation, exploring all of Chesapeake Bay is easy. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Branch Ave. Station, Suitland Station, and Largo Town Center Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Quantico Station, Alexandria Station, or Woodbridge Station. You can learn about water travel options at the port.

Dressing for Chesapeake Bay

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 61°F during the day and 29°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 87°F, while the average at night is 42°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 88°F with nighttime averages of 55°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 74°F and nighttime averages of 29°F
  • About 44.94 inches of rain falls on Chesapeake Bay each year
  • Usually July and June are the hottest months with an average of 86°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 30°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Chesapeake Bay?
Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 6-minute walk from Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Other top choices based on reviews include Hummingbird Inn and The Inn at Four Eleven York.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Chesapeake Bay, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Chesapeake Bay.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Chesapeake Bay?
To find more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Chesapeake Bay, click here.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Chesapeake Bay?
Based on reviews, Hotel Harrington is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and 3 restaurants. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Days Inn by Wyndham Arlington/Washington DC and Inns Of Virginia - Arlington.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in Chesapeake Bay?
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other good choices to stay with the kids include Grand Hyatt Washington and Residence Inn Washington, DC /Capitol. Attractions like Water Country USA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Chesapeake Bay?
1840s Carrollton Inn is a favorite 4.5-star B&B for couples, and features jetted bathtubs and fireplaces. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore and Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay.
What's the best LGBTQ-friendly hotel in Chesapeake Bay?
Park Hyatt Washington is a top 5-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features a full-service spa and a restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Chesapeake Bay?
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Virginia Beach is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include MainStay Suites Williamsburg I-64 and Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Chesapeake Bay?
Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with an indoor pool and free WiFi. Other good options for your beach trip include Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront and The Barclay Towers Resort Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Buckroe Beach and Park or St. Mary’s River State Park.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Chesapeake Bay?
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. 1840s Carrollton Inn and The Madison Washington DC, A Hilton Hotel are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Chesapeake Bay?
The Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection is a favorite 4-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC and Hotel Zena are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Chesapeake Bay?
The Lodge at Kiln Creek Resort is a top 3.5-star hotel that has a golf course and features a full-service spa. Another good option is Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit TopGolf Alexandria, White Plains Golf Course, or Queenstown Harbor Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.

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