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Featured Motels in Washington

The Virginia Lodge
2 out of 5
6027 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $62 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this motel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City and United ...

3.2/5 (338 reviews)

"Average not a five star hotel but good for the money would stay again if i had too"…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

The Virginia Lodge
Days Inn by Wyndham Silver Spring
2 out of 5
8040 13th Street/I-495, 2mi S of I-495 Ex 31B on US 29, Silver Spring, MD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night

Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mayor of Silver Spring and AFI Silver Theatre. Holy Cross Hospital is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. Silver Spring ...

2.5/5 (995 reviews)

"Nothing to comment. Regular type of motel. Reasonably clean, reasonably priced for the area."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Silver Spring
Motel 6 Washington, DC - Convention Center
2 out of 5
1345 4th St Ne, Washington, Dc 20002, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
The price is $110 per night

Located in Gallaudet, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gallaudet University, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and Capital One Arena. Union Station ...

2.4/5 (307 reviews)

"They have some lovely people there I will always come.back stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Motel 6 Washington, DC - Convention Center
Moon Inn Hotel
2.5 out of 5
6140 Richmond Hwy, Huntington, Alexandria, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $75 per night

Situated in Alexandria, this motel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Springfield ...

2.8/5 (183 reviews)

"I really liked the dozen cockroaches in my room. it's always good to know I have mother earth's creatures around me!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Moon Inn Hotel
Motel 6 Washington, DC
2 out of 5
6711 Georgia Ave Nw, Washington, DC
Free Cancellation
The price is $77 per night

Located in Northwest, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Washington Hospital Center, Howard University, and Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Capital ...

1.7/5 (159 reviews)
Ok for a one night stay

"Room old - cracked window glass - but all that was needed was a cheap place that accepted pets for all of us to sleep for the night"…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Motel 6 Washington, DC
Inn of Rosslyn
2 out of 5
1601 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $77 per night

Located in Rosslyn, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Iwo Jima Memorial, Georgetown Waterfront Park, and Fort Myer. George Washington University and White ...

3.8/5Good! (996 reviews)

"Needed to clear my mind for the weekend, no real complaints besides the bed wasn't that comfortable but other than that I'd definitely stay here again at the right price!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Inn of Rosslyn
Days Inn by Wyndham Alexandria South
2 out of 5
6100 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
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The price is $61 per night

Situated in Alexandria, this motel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Potomac River Waterfront Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City and Springfield ...

3.4/5 (995 reviews)

"Hotel was clean, beds super comfortable and thr staff was very nice! The TV was not great tho."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Alexandria South
Governor House Inn Arlington/Falls Church Area
2.5 out of 5
6650 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA
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Located in the heart of Falls Church, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Eden Center and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center. Tysons ...

3.3/5 (1,000 reviews)

"I usually get 121 but room 115 the faucet to the tub was hard to turn on it was cold on the bathroom floor and sat night had a loud guest that wouldn't shut the hell up but the front desk let my son and i stay we just had to be out the room by 12 everything else was fine the other times i stayed ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Governor House Inn Arlington/Falls Church Area
Budget Inn-Falls Church
1.5 out of 5
7155 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA
The price is $74 per night

Situated in the historical district, this motel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Eden Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Inova Fairfax Hospital and Marymount University. ...

2.5/5 (307 reviews)

"every thing was perfect and propositional and i enjoyed my time in Budget inn falls church thank you for all your services"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Budget Inn-Falls Church
Stratford Motor Lodge
2.5 out of 5
300 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night

Located in the heart of Falls Church, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, and George Washington University. White ...

2.8/5 (99 reviews)
Great location

"Great location"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Stratford Motor Lodge
Travelodge by Wyndham Silver Spring
2 out of 5
8040 13th St, 2mi S of I-495 Ex 31B on US 29, Silver Spring, MD
The price is $64 per night

Located in Downtown, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mayor of Silver Spring and AFI Silver Theatre. Holy Cross Hospital is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. Silver Spring ...

2.3/5 (880 reviews)
Roaches roaches - AWFUL

"It had roaches! Then after that I went to desk to report they didn’t even seemed surprised or apologize. They did give me another room, but before I moved in had to replace faucet in tub so I can turn water on!!! Then that night saw ANOTHER roach in bathroom and as we were getting out of bed we had ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Silver Spring
Budget Host Travelers Motel
2 out of 5
5916 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Torpedo Factory Art Center and within 12 mi (20 km) of George Washington's Mount Vernon and Washington ...

3.8/5Good! (239 reviews)

"I particularly liked the friendly way I was greeted and the early-morning treatment when I was leaving."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

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Yours Truly DC
Yours Truly DC
4 out of 5
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC
The price is $98 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)

"Awesome hotel great location for price!! Loved the room very nice and cute and clean"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Yours Truly DC
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
3.5 out of 5
725 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC
The price is $140 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,577 reviews)

"Excellent hotel! Very beautiful and nice surroundings. There are a lot of restaurants and bars within the vicinity. Rooms are clean and if you have one with a view, the views are amazing. Nice front desk staff, but rooms are small for a Hyatt House. The Potmac water taxi is also within the vicinity, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
The Westin Washington National Harbor
The Westin Washington National Harbor
4 out of 5
171 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD
The price is $161 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (978 reviews)

"Nice hotel love the harbor view. Went for my husband’s birthday."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The Westin Washington National Harbor
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Washington Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from more than 999 hotels and other lodging options in Washington, though you'll find just 4 low-cost motels. When you pick one of these budget-friendly accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash for your trip.

Because you'll save on your room, you can make the most of what Washington has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include International Spy Museum, Capital One Arena, and Ford's Theater.

Fun fact: Motels began in the 1920s as convenient lodging for the weary traveler taking a road trip along America's major roadways. Motels often offer free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool.

Here are some of Expedia customers' recommended Washington motels to select from:

Motel 6 Washington DC - Convention Center

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Capital One Arena.
  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Gateway

  • Free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool are available during your stay.
  • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Supreme Court of the United States and Robert F. Kennedy Stadium.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Washington DC

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Capital One Arena.

Motel 6 Washington D.C.

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Smithsonian's National Zoo and Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
  • Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Things to Do in Washington

Check out the acclaimed art scene and fascinating museums in this historical area while you're sightseeing. People visiting Washington love its monuments, shops, and restaurants.

Here are some popular places:

  • International Spy Museum
  • Capital One Arena
  • Ford's Theater

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Franklin Square
  • Freedom Plaza
  • Ellipse

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • National Aquarium
  • The Capital Wheel

Washington is also known for its:

  • Parks
  • Flowers

Best Time to Visit Washington

Figure out the ideal time to visit Washington by looking over these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 61° F and nighttime temperatures average 28° F
  • April-June: 88° F is the daytime average and 42° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 57° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 29° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.68 inches in a year

How to Get to Washington and Around the Area

Washington Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) Airport 3.8 mi (6.2 km)
College Park, MD (CGS) Airport 7.6 mi (12.2 km)
Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) Airport 19.1 mi (30.7 km)
7th St. Convention Center Station Metro Station 0.2 mi (0.3 km)
Gallery Place Chinatown Station Metro Station 0.3 mi (0.5 km)
Center Station Metro Station 0.4 mi (0.7 km)
Washington Union Station Train Station 1 mi (1.5 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Washington?
Because you’ll save on your room price, you can make the most of what Washington has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include White House, National Mall, and International Spy Museum.
What are motels like?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find an outdoor pool and free parking. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the appeal of road trip vacations, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Washington?
Motel 6 Washington, DC: Stay within a 10-minute drive of Catholic University of America and American University. Enjoy access to the free WiFi and laundry facilities, as well as room amenities like an LCD TV. Motel 6 Washington, DC - Convention Center: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of CityCenterDC and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Red Carpet Inn Washington DC: Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a 5-minute drive of CityCenterDC and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
What can I do in Washington?
Check out the notable monuments and enjoy the top-notch restaurants in this historical area while you’re sightseeing. Those who’ve visited Washington love its shops, local art scene, and museums. Some popular places to visit include White House, National Mall, and International Spy Museum. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Freedom Plaza, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Tidal Basin. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
What's the weather like in Washington?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 76°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 40°F. Average annual rainfall for Washington is 40 inches.
How can I get around Washington?
Fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) away. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is 27 mi (43.4 km) away. You can take advantage of metro transit at 7th St. Convention Center Station, Gallery Place Chinatown Station, and Center Station.

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