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Hilton Washington DC National Mall
4 out of 5
0.4 mi from Smithsonian Institution
The price is $155 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (311 reviews)

"Awesome location & friendly staff. Prime location for everything good, museums, shops, metro, etc. there’s even a FREE shuttle across from the spy museum that drops off at 3 different locations"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hilton Washington DC National Mall
Trump International Hotel Washington DC
5 out of 5
0.4 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $395 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (994 reviews)

"This is a 10star Hotel. The staff were well trained and super Amazing. The rooms were level 10, comfy beds, the best pillows you can ever sleep on (I wonder what are in the pillows?) You can say whatever you want about the President, one thing you can never take away is the level of service at his ..."…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Trump International Hotel Washington DC
W Washington D.C.
5 out of 5
0.6 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (97 reviews)

"During quarantine conditions. The staff was very accomodating and helpful"…"

Reviewed on May 3, 2020

W Washington D.C.
Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
3 out of 5
0.3 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free Cancellation
The price is $109 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (5,422 reviews)

"Close to the museums. Clean, convenient. Close to the National Harbor via car."…"

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf
4 out of 5
0.7 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (533 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable stay, lovedddd the bathroom and the view with big pretty windows."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf
Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
1 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (509 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately due to COVID19 and civil unrest, many amenities were not available."…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
Willard InterContinental Washington
5 out of 5
0.5 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free Cancellation
The price is $189 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (992 reviews)

"Excellent experience! Special mention of the baby sitting service and the donuts at the cafe!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2020

Willard InterContinental Washington
InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
4.5 out of 5
0.7 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free Cancellation
The price is $142 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (788 reviews)

"friendly staffs , great location , accessible to everything ,clean with a great view"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
3 out of 5
0.4 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free Cancellation
The price is $169 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,369 reviews)

"Staff was very helpful. The room had a beautiful view. Couldn't of picked a nicer place."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
Hotel Harrington
3 out of 5
0.5 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
3.4/5 (2,748 reviews)

"Everything was close by especially the museums. Nice staff"…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

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Smithsonian Institution is located in a historic area of Washington known for its notable monuments and top museums. The neighborhood is home to 23 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that works for your stay.

Staying Near Smithsonian Institution

Choose from 91 hotels and other accommodations within a mile of Smithsonian Institution, including these options:

  • Hamilton Hotel Washington DC: This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Our customers like its central location and comfortable rooms.
  • Grand Hyatt Washington: This 4-star hotel features 2 restaurants, free WiFi, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and quiet location.
  • POD DC: This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its central location and helpful staff.

Things to See and Do Near Smithsonian Institution

After you've visited Smithsonian Institution, you can discover the sights and attractions within a few miles of the area.

Study the collections at National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, or National Air and Space Museum. While you're exploring, swing by National Mall, Washington Monument, and White House to learn a bit about the area. You can check out the local talent at Ford's Theater, National Theatre, and Warner Theatre.

International Spy Museum and Capital One Arena are both worth a visit while you're checking out the area. You might also stop by United States Capitol, located 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Smithsonian Institution, or Lincoln Memorial which is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

Traveling around Smithsonian Institution

You can take advantage of metro transit at Waterfront Station, L'Enfant Plaza Station, and Federal Center Station. If you'd like to explore around the area nearby, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Smithsonian Institution?
Smithsonian Institution is located in a historic area of Washington known for its notable monuments and top museums. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, check out the 199 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best place to stay near Smithsonian Institution?
InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4.5-star hotel offers a marina and a full-service spa. It’s located just a short 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Smithsonian Institution. Other good choices within a short distance include Hamilton Hotel Washington DC and Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Smithsonian Institution, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals near Smithsonian Institution.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip in the area near Smithsonian Institution?
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What can I see and do near Smithsonian Institution?
National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum feature captivating exhibits. While you’re exploring, swing by Washington Monument, White House, and Lincoln Memorial to learn a bit about the area. You can catch a show at Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater, and National Theatre.
How can I get to Smithsonian Institution?
Nearby metro stations include Waterfront Station, L’Enfant Plaza Station, and Federal Center Station. If you’d like to explore around the surrounding area, you may want a car rental for your journey.

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