Capital cities invariably attract the nation's best and brightest minds. Its neighborhoods and communities are often vibrant and colorful places. The Southwest neighborhood of Washington is certainly no exception to the rule. You can find it 1 mile south of the city center.
Washington's numerous popular visitor attractions include the United States Capitol, the Ford's Theater and the Washington Monument.
One of Washington's star attractions, White House, is situated close to Southwest.
Visitors will find themselves spoiled for hotels that are around the Southwest area and are in close proximity to United States Capitol. We recommend a number of hotels, including The Jefferson, Washington, DC, Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, The Hay-Adams, Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. and The St. Regis Washington, D.C..
Travelers who'd like to reserve somewhere to sleep within a short distance of Supreme Court of the United States will discover many great hotels to select from. Southwest options include the Kimpton George Hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. – Convention Center, Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown, Liaison Capitol Hill DC and Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center.
Pre-arrange a visit to Marine Barracks and discover the stories of the people and events which have played a vital role in the region's military history. After a busy day of sightseeing, you won't have to go far to find someplace to stay. The Capitol Hill Hotel and Phoenix Park Hotel are a couple of good options to choose from nearby. Go to Eastern Market and get a taste of the people and culture of the region. You’ll also find decent hotels within easy reach of this attraction, such as the Hyatt Regency Washington DC and Mt Vernon Square Bed and Breakfast.
For those keen on splurging on more upmarket places to stay in Southwest, check out the View Apartment.
Take an hour away from being on your feet and recharge your batteries with the treats and coffee at Atrium Cafe. As the sun starts to set, walk to CityBar and unwind with a drink or two.
Remember to check out our Washington hotels page for great accommodation options in Southwest and beyond. If you're after some inspiration about what to do there, be sure to read our Washington vacation travel guide.