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Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
3 out of 5
140 L Street SE, Washington, DC
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The price is $139 per night
2 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (987 reviews)
Overnight stay

"All good.. quick overnight to get my son back to his base (Marine)"…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
901 L Street NW, Washington, DC
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The price is $149 per night
0.14 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (518 reviews)

"Very friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Great amenities."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC - Navy Yard
3 out of 5
1265 First Street SE, Washington, DC
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The price is $108 per night
2.11 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (962 reviews)

"Much better than we expected! Clean, convenient, amazing area to stay and walk around. Just a few minutes from the main city attractions also. And no pets fee!!! Made a huge difference to us. However, the construction that started as 6:50 am wasn’t a pleasant surprise. Especially since no one mentioned ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC - Navy Yard
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol
3 out of 5
1225 First St NE, Washington, DC
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The price is $93 per night
0.92 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"I enjoyed everything about Hilton Gardens! Nice view,peaceful,and very professional"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
4 out of 5
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC
The price is $164 per night
0.8 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (2,081 reviews)

"Friendly staff, convenient location. Very good. Very good"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
3.5 out of 5
725 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC
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The price is $140 per night
1.64 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,578 reviews)

"service and cleanliness. room design and location"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
5 out of 5
806 15th Street NW, Washington, DC
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The price is $151 per night
0.64 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,382 reviews)

"I felt very comfortable and the staff was very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
3 out of 5
33 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC
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The price is $110 per night
0.84 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,101 reviews)

"Stayed here during the pandemic, it was well kept for the most part"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
Yours Truly DC
4 out of 5
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC
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The price is $98 per night
1.35 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)

"This place is cool. I plan to come back to DC soon and will be staying here."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Yours Truly DC
Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End
3 out of 5
2121 M St NW, Washington, DC
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The price is $127 per night
1.43 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (815 reviews)

"Nice location; friendly staff; walking distance to good restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End
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Visiting Washington

History buffs will enjoy exploring Washington, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, important monuments, and renowned art. This city also attracts tourists with its theaters, entertainment choices, and shopping. Top sights in the city include International Spy Museum, Capital One Arena, and Ford's Theater.

  • There are 976 hotels and other accommodations in Washington
  • The closest major airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in College Park, MD (CGS), 7.6 mi (12.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Washington

Known for its museums, art, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include International Spy Museum, Ford's Theater, and National Museum of Natural History. Attractions like Smithsonian's National Zoo, National Aquarium, and The Capital Wheel are fun for kids of all ages. Its monuments and historic sites are notable and landmarks include White House, Smithsonian Castle, and Washington Monument.

In Washington, you'll find 976 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Malolo Bed and Breakfast - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its WiFi and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • The Jefferson, Washington, DC - Our customers like the proximity to the airport and comfortable, quiet rooms at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Dupont Circle can enjoy access to a full-service spa and 3 restaurants, along with free WiFi.
  • HighRoad Hostel DC - This 2-star hostel in Adams Morgan features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a computer station. Expedia customers like its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other favorite sights in Washington include Capital One Arena, National Mall, and National Museum of American History. Popular places to see in the area include Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 2.6 mi/4.2 km from the heart of the city, and Iwo Jima Memorial, which is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) away.

Getting Around Washington

With so many ways to get around, seeing all of Washington is easy. Nearby metro stations include 7th St. Convention Center Station, Gallery Place Chinatown Station, and Center Station. If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Washington Union Station.

Dressing for Washington

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 61°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 28°F
  • From April to June, the average is 88°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 89°F during the day and 57°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 74°F as the daytime average and 29°F as the nighttime average
  • Average annual rainfall for Washington is 39.74 inches
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 87°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 30°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Washington?
AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Downtown is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 11-minute walk from George Washington University. Traveler reviews also recommend Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown and Willard InterContinental Washington as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Washington, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Washington.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Washington?
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What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Washington?
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 choices to stay on the cheap include Dupont Circle Embassy Inn by FOUND and Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue.
What's the best place to stay in Downtown Washington D.C.?
With 175 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you plan your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is the highest ranked property in Downtown Washington D.C.. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 bars. It is located a short 9-minute walk from George Washington University. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Marriott Marquis Washington, DC and Willard InterContinental Washington.
What's a favorite place to stay in Dupont Circle?
In this neighborhood, there are 88 places to stay, so you should find just want you want for your visit. The Jefferson, Washington, DC is a favorite with our customers staying in Dupont Circle. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. It is located a short 13-minute walk from White House. Travelers also recommend Park Hyatt Washington and The District by Hilton Club as top choices in the area.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation to Washington?
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 for your kid-friendly vacation include Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. Georgetown and Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House. Attractions like National Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation in Washington?
Trump International Hotel Washington DC is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and 24-hour room service. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. and Park Hyatt Washington.
What is the top LGBTQ-friendly accommodation in Washington?
Grand Hyatt Washington is a top 4-star LGBTQ-friendly hotel, affiliated with IGLTA, that features 2 restaurants and free WiFi. Park Hyatt Washington is another good choice for your stay.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Washington?
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington DC is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and 24-hour room service for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include Yotel Washington DC and Omni Shoreham Hotel.
What's the best hotel to stay near National Mall?
Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located just a short 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from National Mall. Other good options close by include Hotel Harrington and Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
What about the best place to stay near Capital One Arena?
One of the top choices for your stay is POD DC, located next to Capital One Arena, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Washington Plaza and Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill are a couple of other good and close options.

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