Just like a dream Poison Frogs Love the Lincoln Memorial even more when it's covered in snow. *parking on Ohio Dive Thought is was cool :) The US Capitol in Washington DC. This photo was taken during the so-called These are the stairs to the viewing platform for the main reading room. You get around 4 minutes to take photos from there. The portrait pictured is of Minerva who is guarding knowledge! 2nd day of spring. Washington DC bound. Light of tunnel. Amazing light of art. #spring2016 #art #museum #LumixGX7 #Leicalens #architecture #landmark #weekendgetaway #colorful. These are all the books on Lincoln. :) You often see painters, or the occasional yogi around the tidal basin, but this is the first time I've seen a mermaid. #cherryblossoms #architecture #washington #usa This is the cealing of the beautiful library of the congress of the United States in Washington. I did this photo with my 8mm fish-eye lens. Hope you like it! Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC this morning! WASHINGTON Monument during Independence Day
#NationalPark View from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at sunset. Entire area is quite awe inspiring for the first time visitor. You can spend countless hours looking at all the sights and museums. The cemetery was absolutely huge! I only had time for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the resting places of some of the Kennedys because it was absolutely freezing out. It is a very serene and thoughtful place to stroll through though. You can also take tours on a coach if you don't want to walk the whole way. It really is huge! Cherry blossom weekend at Washington DC The Supreme Court is at the east end of the National Mall across from the Capitol building and right next to the Library of Congress. It's free to enter and you can just take a casual stroll through the building if you don't want to go on an official tour. The ceiling are pretty high, as you can see, and leaves you with a grand impression of the place! Not all areas are accessible to the public though so just read the signs and ask questions! Also, it can be pretty quite inside so be aware of your volume level! I have never been so impressed with a monument to a single man before While I was busy shooting the monument, my son keeps telling me to turn around and look at President Lincoln. Was I ever glad I did! The sunset was magnificent! My son's reply when I thanked him? See, mom, you should listen more often! #roadtrip #weekendgetaway #washingtondc #lincolnmemorial Red Bud Trees in Rose Park. Georgetown, Washington, DC 2nd day of spring. Cherry blossom blooming. Frame it with #NationalMonument. #weekendgetaway #colorful #landmark #architecture #spring2016 #NikonD3100 #Manfrotto tripod. Using a 10-stop ND for 1 sec. #sakura #waterlust Lincoln Memorial/ Washington Monument
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#waterlust Most of the cherry blossoms are actually a white color when blooming. However, there is one tree that is definitely a pink tree. Photos around this tree are quite popular, as you can imagine. #cherryblossoms Amazing Pizza! I will eat here again the next time I am in DC! #lateplates Spring comes when God Smiles! Those cherry blossoms make spring more beautiful. #daytrip to DC # cherry blossom at its peak #sakura This was taken on a river cruise on the Potomac. DC is such a beautiful city
#URBANJUNGLE If you are in the area, pop your head in this gigantic building. The columns are impressive in their huge size! This also makes for a nice respite from the elements and is conveniently located right at the metro stop. Library of Congress, Washington, DC
#Stunningstructures Another shot from the Potomac river. Cool night shots
#URBANJUNGLE 2nd day of spring. Shadow play. Caught the angle of light and someone was in deep thought. #blackandwhite #spring2016 #weekendgetaway #landmark #architecture #LumixGX7 #Leicalens. Cherry blossom# festival #sakura :) US Capitol at sunset During a #roadtrip from New York to Florida, we stopped in Washington D.C. to photograph the city during spring. #nationalpark #InStone Still one of my favorite places in all of DC Sunrise at Cherry Blossom trees lining Washington DC's Tidal Basin burst into color in a beautiful display of floral fireworks. View from the steps of the Supreme Court as you are walking out of the building. #lens4change Passage to the East Gallery The Metro in Washington DC National Cathedral in Washington DC! Nice timing to be in DC
#cherryblossom in #Washington
#spring is finally here.
#nationalparks This absolute showstopper with its vivid cobalt blue and hot pink flowers is Aechmea 'Blue Tango' a patented hybrid in the Bromeliad family.
In operation since 1850 and in its current location since 1933, the United States Botanic Gardens houses numerous themed rooms under glass covering about 30,000 square feet.
Presently, the United States Botanic Garden is home to almost 10,000 living specimens, some of them over 165 years old.
#colorful This thing is soo cool This great art installation makes a simple passageway between the east and west buildings of the National Gallery of Art really spectacular. One more fireworks shot. It didn't take much time to figure out how to take good fireworks shots, just learn your camera settings. My first year I went here, I simply asked a few photographers and they spent some time with me and helped me out immensely. Try the same. During the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, there are plenty of things to do and see.
A note to travelers: the tidal basin is a lovely, rounded area that provides gorgeous views of major landmarks: the Martin Luther King memorial, the Washington memorial, and the Jefferson memorial. On the basin, you can take out paddle boats to get more intimate with the water and surroundings, or you can walk the well-worn paved path that edges the water.
In parts, this path has a sturdy railing that prevents onlookers from falling in. In most areas, there isn't such structures. You also have low points that completely fall under water when there's high tide so look out for muddy areas!
#spring #WashingtonDC #nationalparks #roadtrips #localtourism #traveltips The Washington Monument and its reflection picking up some rose tones from the setting sun. Cherry Blossom Festival.
I spent time experiencing the beauty of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Washington D.C. 2017
#SpringFun Beautiful day at the US Capitol Beautiful stained glass in the National Cathedral! Walking across the Connecticut Avenue Bridge you see only the edge of Rock Creek Park, a U.S. National Park that is located in the NW part of DC. It's twice the size of Central Park and love that its within walking distance from my apt. Particularly on those few snow days a year that makes everything look quite magical. Autumn in DC Its like going back in time to the middle ages when you see this it's so lovely Amazing lightning An incredible collection of books written on Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theatre Centre for Education and Leadership, in Washington, DC. The towering tribute to the 16th US president (estimated to contain over 15,000 books) stands 34 feet and 8 feet wide. It is located just across the street from the historic Ford Theatre where he was assassinated in 1865. It's quite the catalogue, and if you think about it if you were to read one of these books every day for 40 years you wouldn't finish them all. Awesome spot for the fireworks this year between the Lincoln Memorial and the reflecting pool. Sunrises at the Washington DC cherry blossom festival #sakuraseason #cherryblossom #washingtondc #usa #usatravel Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Garden summer lotus blooming. Washington DC #sakuraseason #cherryblossom #washingtondc #usa #usatravel View of The Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin near the Martin Luther King memorial. Sunrise at the Tidal Basin. Washington DC #daytrip #sunshine #cherryblossom The view of the WWII Memorial, the reflecting pool and the Lincoln Memorial from the top of the Washington Monument. #patterns #AquaTrove #instone
Reflections “We the people....” #Merica Cherry Blossoms 2012 Facing west, fountain in the Sculpture Garden Amazing View of the Jefferson Memorial across the water during the Cherry Blossom Festival, April 2015. Well worth waking up in time for pre-sunrise in DC:) (colors peak around 5 AM) A view of the United States Capitol on a grey day, Washington DC.
A place where laws are debated and passed, usually without any issue whatsoever. ;-)
Quite a gorgeous building.
#architecture This flower that looks like something from invasion of the body snatchers is from a cactus called the Carrion Flower (Stapelia gigantea). As the names imply, the flower is both giant and stinky. The rotten odor of the flowers attract flies as pollinators.
In operation since 1850 and in its current location since 1933, the United States Botanic Gardens houses numerous themed rooms under glass covering about 30,000 square feet.
Presently, the United States Botanic Garden is home to almost 10,000 living specimens, some of them over 165 years old. This is one of my favorite airports, especially when it's decked out for the holidays!
Happy holiday travels! x Love the bright colored buildings of Eastern Market! The Renwick Museum recently reopened after being closed for 2 years. They've kicked off with an amazing exhibit called Wonder. This rainbow installation is made out of thread. The view of the White House from the top of the Washington Monument. Surprise snow storms in D.C. Make for a beautiful evening stroll around the capitol One the #LKsAwayDays favourite cities! You can an orb in this photo
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#iconicplaces Reagan International I'd been to DC a few times so, by the time we lived there, I felt I had seen all of the memorials... and when you live in DC, you don't really go to the touristed areas...especially in the summer.
The Korean War Memorial I actually hadn't visited and I finally got around to it when a friend from Boston insisted that we Beautiful post-sunrise spot ... Fountains go on just after 6 AM The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was... interesting.
Some art makes you think.
some art you should not think to hard about.
some art you need to take drugs to understand.
some art is testimony to why some people should not do drugs.
Don't be #Blue just ... believe !
#Colorful View of the Francis Scott Key Bridge from Jack's Boathouse The Corpse Flower in bloom. #TitanArum An example of 19th-century neoclassical architecture, the Capitol evokes the ideals that guided the Founding Fathers as they developed the new republic. Pierre Charles L'Enfant was expected to design the Capitol, but his dismissal in 1792 due to his refusal to cooperate with the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, resulted in other plans. A competition was suggested by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington that would award $500 and a city lot to whomever produced the winning plan by mid-July. None of the 17 plans submitted were satisfactory. In October, a letter arrived from Dr. William Thornton, a Scottish-trained physician living in the British West Indies, requesting an opportunity to submit his plan after the competition was closed. The Commissioners granted his request and President Washington commended the plan that was soon accepted by the Commissioners.
The cornerstone was laid by President Washington on September 18, 1793. Because of Thornton's inexperience, the initial work progressed under the direction of three architects in succession. Stephen H. Hallet and George Hadfield were dismissed because of inappropriate design changes they tried to impose; James Hoban, winner of the competition for the President's House, was placed in charge and saw to the completion of the north wing for the first session of Congress on November 17, 1800. In 1803, construction resumed under Benjamin Henry Latrobe who completed the south and north wings. By 1813, Latrobe, with his job done, departed with the wings connected by a temporary wooden passageway.
On August 24, 1814, British troops set fire to the building during the War of 1812. A rainstorm prevented its complete destruction and Latrobe returned to Washington in 1815 to make repairs. He took this opportunity to make changes to the building's interior design and to introduce new materials, such as marble. Latrobe, however, resigned his post in November of 1817 because of construction delays and increasing costs. Charles Bulfinch, a Boston architect, was appointed Latrobe's successor in January of 1818. Continuing the restoration, he was able to make the chambers of the Senate and House, as well as the Supreme Court, ready for use by 1819. Bulfinch redesigned the central section, making the dome that topped the section higher. Bulfinch spent his last couple of years on the Capitol's landscaping and decoration until his position was terminated in 1829.
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By 1850, the Capitol could no longer accommodate the increasing numbers of senators and representatives. Another competition was held offering $500 for the best plan to extend the Capitol. Unable to decide between the plans, Congress divided the money between five architects and Thomas U. Walter was chosen to complete the task. Walter supervised the construction of the extensions, making sure they were compatible with the existing style of the building, but using marble for the exterior instead of sandstone, which deteriorates quickly. As the wings progressed, they more than doubled the length of the Capitol making the dome too small for the new proportions. In 1856, the old dome was removed and work began on a replacement with a new, fireproof cast-iron dome. Construction was suspended in 1861 so that the Capitol could be used as a military barracks, hospital and bakery for the Civil War. However, in 1862, construction resumed, because Lincoln believed that the Capitol must go on, just as the Union must go on.
The work on the dome and extensions was completed in 1868 under Edward Clark, who had served as Walter's assistant until his resignation in 1865. Clark held the post of Architect of the Capitol until his death in 1902. Considerable modernization occurred during his tenure, as well as the construction of the marble terraces on the north, west, and south sides of the Capitol. The terraces were constructed as part of the grounds plan devised by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. After a fire in November 1898, the need for fireproofing became evident. Elliot Woods, Clark's successor, saw to the reconstruction and fireproofing of the damaged wing.
The 20th century has seen even further changes for the Capitol. Under the direction of J. George Stewart, the appointed Architect of the Capitol, the East front extension added 102 more rooms from 1959 to 1960. The stonework was also changed from sandstone to Georgia marble during the process. After a public protest at further plans to expand in the 1970s, the plans were dismissed and the vote went to restore, rather than enlarge, the West Front. Since then, primary emphasis has been on strengthening, renovating and preserving the building.
Today, the Capitol covers a ground area of 175,170 square feet and has a floor area of about 16.5 acres. In addition to its use by Congress, the Capitol is a museum of American art and history. The National Law Enforcement Memorial is a quiet place to reflect on those who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting others. This is a beautiful, well-done memorial. We found it interesting to find the names of the officers from our state while we were there. Washington D.C. is beautiful in the spring of the year! snow at night on Swann street The Petersons house, doesn't have anything original in it but the house it's self has a smell and feel to it, on the building beside it is a museum to correspond and a gift shop with this four story pillar of books. Each on Lincoln.  Riggs Memorial Library, located in the south tower of Healy Hall #StunningStructures  In 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt laid the building cornerstone of this classical revivalist style building with the silver trowel that George Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in 1793. In his speech, Roosevelt expressed hope that the Lincoln Memorial at dusk Take a stroll around the lake at the Constitution Gardens for great views of the Washington Monument as well as nice flowers. We had the opportunity to visit the navy yard and it's incredible museums. The USS Barry (DD-933) was moored here when we visited. This absolute showstopper with its vivid cobalt blue and hot pink flowers is Aechmea 'Blue Tango' a patented hybrid in the Bromeliad family.
In operation since 1850 and in its current location since 1933, the United States Botanic Gardens houses numerous themed rooms under glass covering about 30,000 square feet.
Presently, the United States Botanic Garden is home to almost 10,000 living specimens, some of them over 165 years old.
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Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

Far East meets West Wing

Muze restaurant offers international, Asian-influenced cuisine with fine views of the Jefferson Memorial, the Potomac, and cloud-like cherry blossoms in spring.

Health spa

This Washington DC luxury hotel has an indoor lap pool and a sundeck with river views; a 14,000-square-foot spa offers a range of services, including massage therapy and hot-stone treatments.

Wireless Internet

The Mandarin Oriental's guestrooms feature pillowtop mattresses and down comforters, DVD and CD players, teak furnishings, marble baths, three multi-line phones, and wireless Internet access.

Languages Spoken

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This Washington DC luxury hotel features a 50-foot indoor lap pool, a fitness center with personal trainers and yoga classes (surcharge), and a 14,000-square-foot health spa offering an array of massage therapies and beauty treatments (surcharge). Dining options include a restaurant serving international cuisine and local produce, a lounge with garden views, and 24-hour room service. Valet parking is available on site (surcharge).

The Mandarin Oriental's business center provides printing, faxing, copying, shipping, and secretarial services (surcharge for all). Meeting and event space includes 2 ballrooms, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor terraced garden with marina views, and 9 meeting rooms for more intimate gatherings. Audio-visual equipment and event catering are available.

This is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Library 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2787 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Total number of rooms - 373 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 16 
  • Year Built 2004 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Electric car charging station 
  • Steam room 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Spa services on site 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 30000 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Digital TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillow menu 

Where to Eat

Muze - The hotel's all-day dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine with an Asian influence. Boasting local produce and waterside views, Muze serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Empress Lounge - Groups of plush armchairs and couches provide intimate spots for signature cocktails, wines, and spirits, as well as afternoon tea, a selection of coffees, and light fare including miniature sandwiches and scones. This sunken lounge off the lobby also features 2-story windows offering garden and river views.

Nearby Things to Do

A 50-foot indoor lap pool is adjacent to 2 walls of full-length windows that open onto a sundeck overlooking the Potomac River. The fitness center has stationary bikes, treadmills, and ellipticals, which are all equipped with small televisions, as well as exercise balls, free weights, and weight machines. Personal trainers and yoga classes are available for a surcharge.

The Spa at MO is the place to be for rest and relaxation. This 10,500-sq-foot escape offers manicures and pedicures, body treatments, massages, a sauna, and spa services influenced by the Time Rituals™ concept. Eight treatment rooms, plunge and vitality pools, a steam room, and Zen relaxation rooms are also available.

A footbridge links the hotel to Washington Marina and the East and West Potomac parks, which run along the banks of the Potomac River. Toward the park's southern end, Hains Point provides a tennis court, a playground, a two-tiered driving range, miniature golf, and an 18-hole golf course.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per day, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 100.00 and a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 29 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 15 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per day plus USD 100.00 one-time cleaning fee
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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