Hotels Near Me: Where To Stay In Washington D.C.

By Natalia Kvitek,

Washington D.C. is jam-packed with some of the world’s most fascinating attractions. While strolling through town, you’re bound to cross paths with a multitude of monuments and museums. There’s a palpable energy in the air and a new wave of restaurants in recent years have solidified D.C. as a culinary destination. The lively atmosphere and abundant green spaces only add to D.C.’s appeal.

Whether you’re a romance-seeking duo, a family, traveling on business, or on a solo retreat, planning your D.C. itinerary has probably been as exciting as the visit itself. But is your trip lacking an essential element?

The hotel. You’ve arrived and have no place to drop your bags, so you’ve pulled up your phone and punched in “hotels near me.”

Since you’re never too far from a landmark,  your coordinates will guide us in escorting you to the nearest hotel for your visit to Washington D.C.

Hotels Near The National Mall

The most iconic stretch of grass in D.C. is flanked by its posse of monuments dedicated to some of our nation’s greats, including Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and George Washington. The Smithsonian museums have staked their claim to swathes of this lush green carpet that has also been the site of important chapters in the civil rights movement.

With plenty of promenade paths and sights to soak in, staying nearby the National Mall is a must for travelers looking to pack in as much sightseeing as possible into a Washington D.C weekend.

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol

Hotels Near Me Washington D.C

It’s under 10 minutes to the National Mall from your D.C. crashpad at the Holiday Inn Washington-CapitolWaste no time getting started on the sightseeing with Express Check-in/Check-out or use those minutes to dive into the seasonal rooftop pool. Plot how you’ll seize the day from atop the crisp linens thanks to WiFi and get out the door all that much faster after a sip of your favorite Keurig beverage from the in-room machine.

The hotel is also near the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the National Museum of African Art.  

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 Washington Court

Hotels near me Washington DC Washington Court Hotel guest room

Coming in via Amtrak service and want to drop off your bags ASAP? Only a six-minute walk to Union Station, you’ll be sightseeing in no time at all with a stay at the Washington Court Hotel. Inside you’ll find spacious rooms outfitted with rich wood and buttery leather details alongside Keurig coffee makers and marble bathrooms. As you exit the doors onto New Jersey Avenue, take a look left and you’ll catch sight of the shimmering white dome of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Also near the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the Library of Congress and the National Building Museum.

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Hotels Near The White House

The White House has been the workplace and personal residence of presidents since John Adams, but don’t dare drop in unannounced. While visits are free, you’ve got to request a tour through your member of Congress at least 21 days before your visit.

AKA White House

Hotels Near Me White House AKA Hotel

Five minutes from the most iconic house in town is the AKA White House. Sleek and spacious rooms offer views of the city from French door windows that bathe the space in natural light. King-sized beds, marble bathrooms, and glass showers elevate this mid-range hotel to pure luxury, but at a price point that will save some cash for dinner.

Also nearby you have the Smithsonian American Art Museumand Downtown Washington D.C.

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 The Mayflower Hotel

Hotels near Me White House Mayflower Hotel

Unquestionably elegant, The Mayflower Hotel is an inspiring historic stay just minutes on foot from the presidential abode. Entering through the impressive gold-leaf and marble grand lobby, pause for a minute to soak in the rich detailing dating back to 1925 and the ever-present bustling crowds. Rooms are the picture of modern decadence with jewel-toned colors punched in among the chic whites and greys.

You’re also near the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the National Geographic Museum. 

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Hotels Near The Lincoln Memorial

State Plaza

Budget Hotels Near Me Washington D.C State Plaza

The All-Suites concept is a treat at the State Plaza Hotel. Located in Foggy Bottom, which is one of the oldest D.C. neighborhoods, you can spread out across a full kitchen,  dining area, and living room.

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Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette

Hotels near Me Lincoln Memorial Sofitel

Looking for a luxury hotel in Washington D.C.? The Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette is a picturesque experience. You’re almost shoulder-rubbing distance to the White House and rumors abound from hotel guests that it’s the best night of sleep they’ve ever had. Expect ultra luxurious amenities like marble bathrooms with bathtubs and separate rainfall showers, a Bose sound system, and a 55-inch flat-screen TV.

These properties are also near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Art Museum of Americas, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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JW Marriott Washington DC

Hotels Near Me Washington Monument JW Marriott

The JW Marriott Washington DC is walking distance to many nearby sights including the tourist guilty-pleasure, the Madame Tussauds wax museum. Start your stroll in any direction and you’ll likely walk through many of D.C.’s most-loved landmarks. Upper-floor rooms have gorgeous views of the city.

This hotel is also near the International Spy Museum and The White House.

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 Kimpton Donovan Hotel 

Hotels near Me Logan Circle Kimpton Donovan

With a room design straight from the swingin’ sixties, the Kimpton Donovan Hotel is a stylish D.C. stay. The hotel is brimming with amenities including floor-to-ceiling windows, soaking tubs and a seasonal rooftop pool. Stop by the evening wine reception to mingle with other guests and be sure to take advantage of the free bike rentals to see the city from a new perspective aboard two-wheels.

This Kimpton property is also near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the National Portrait Gallery and Logan Circle.

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Hotel Hive

Hotels Near Me Washington D.C Hive Boutique Hotel

Hotel Hive brings edgy styling to historic Foggy Bottom with exposed brick, wood beams, and a minimalist design. The hotel boasts all the technology basics we’ve come to expect, including WiFi, Bluetooth speakers, and USB charging stations. In addition, it’s pet-friendly, has an array of communal spaces and is connected to the city via the George Washington University metro station.

You can also find George Washington Unversity, The National Mall, and The White House nearby.

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 W Washington D.C.

Hotels near Me W Hotel Washington D.C.

The W Washington D.C. is the crossroad between historic charm and modern chic. Bold rooms are outfitted with Beaux-Arts details, decadent pillow top mattresses with ultra luxurious down duvets,  all of which is gently illuminated by the glow of funky lighting. The onsite Bliss® Spa offers the perfect opportunity to treat yourself. We love the sound of the rejuvenating lime and ginger salt.

Pro tip: The White House can be spotted from the swanky W rooftop bar.

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Hotels Near Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle is one of Washington’s fanciest neighborhoods with historic mansions dotting the tree-lined streets. It’s also home to America’s first museum of modern art, The Phillips Collection as well as the famous independent bookstore and cafe, Kramerbooks & Afterwords. The bookshop is actually open 24 hours on weekends — the perfect place to pick up a delicious book before returning to your hotel for a relaxing night in.

Kimpton Topaz

Hotels near Dupont Circle Kimpton Topaz

The Kimpton Topaz puts you in a perfect location from which to explore both Dupont Circle and the rest of D.C., and it’s easily accessible thanks to the nearby metro station. Vibrantly decorated and pet-friendly, guests sing high praises of the friendly staff. This hotel also has wheelchair-friendly rooms.

With Kimpton Topaz, you’re also near the National Geographic Museum, Embassy Row, and The White House.

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The Park Hyatt Washington

Hotels Near Me Dupont Circle Park Hyatt

If you’ve never tried a five-star hotel, try it out for size at the Park Hyatt Washington. Soak the stress of sightseeing away with laps in the indoor saltwater indoor pool or simply sink straight into the bubbling whirlpool. The rooms feature inspiring bathrooms with soak baths and rain showers and exclusive amenities from cult-favorite beauty brand Le Labo. The list of freebies includes car service and bike rentals. Foodies should take note of the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern which serves exciting locavore-fare from an open concept kitchen.

With Park Hyatt stay, you’re also close to Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, and The Phillips Collection.

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Hotels Near Georgetown

Georgetown is all cobblestones, promenades, gardens, and casual chic bars. Bring along your running shoes or bike to enjoy the many paths that provide great curbside views of stone houses and flower pots. It’s a charming neighborhood for a romantic weekend escape.

The Avery Georgetown

Hotels Near Me Washington D.C The Avery guest Suite

Brimming with historic details and bubbling over with classic Georgetown charm, the Avery is the perfect spot for a spell of romance. Rooms have been stripped back to let that historic charm shine through on a crisp white palette. The boutique hotel serves a free continental breakfast as well as wine and craft beer receptions in the evenings.

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 The Graham Georgetown 

The Graham Georgetown Hotel Guest Suite

A one-minute walk to the C&O Canal and its adjoining strolling path, the Graham Georgetown is conveniently located on a quiet street surrounded by bustling shopping and local foodie spots. The appeal continues inside the hotel with trendy amenities like the rooftop bar serving craft cocktails, tufted furnishings and LED Smart TVs. On weekends, the rooftop bar buzzes with locals, but hotel guests can bypass the entry line to waltz straight in.

The hotel is a great location for visitors coming to check out Georgetown University, the Kennedy Center, and the National Cathedral.

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*All photos from trivago, except cover image by Jorge Alcala on Unsplash