Cheap Washington DC Vacations

Your Washington DC vacation

Washington, D.C. is unique among U.S. cities. Not only is it the nation’s capital, but also a vibrant metropolis home to diverse neighborhoods, fantastic restaurants, and the U Street Corridor’s lively nightlife. Architecture buffs will find a seemingly endless array of monuments and notable buildings from Capitol Hill to Foggy Bottom, and styles range from Gothic to Modern. Those looking for Washington, D.C. vacations on a budget can enjoy free admission to more museums than can fit in one day’s itinerary. Must-sees include the White House, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Washington Monument/Lincoln Memorial.

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Washington Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 433 reviews
A modern hotel with a landscaped outdoor pool, meeting space The Washington Plaza Hotel offers a convenient location between the White House and bustling Dupont Circle for both leisure and business travelers.  The hotel has a large, landscaped outdoor pool.  Guests appreciate the relaxed, casual ambience throughout the hotel. A number of restaurants are nearby, and the hotel has a restaurant and lounge for those who prefer to stay in for the night. Highlights Outdoor pool Fitness centerGarage parking RoomsEach of the 340 rooms and suites features modern decor, warm colors and sleek lines. Junior suites have a large guest room with sitting area. Relax in the room with a movie, room service from the No. Ten Restaurant, and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Single, double, triple or quad occupancy rooms include coffee maker, iron and ironing board, alarm clock and hairdryer. FeaturesThe outdoor pool lures guests during the humid D.C. summer, with plenty of lounge chairs and poolside dining. Keep up your workout routine at the fitness center. Visit the hotel's full-service No. Ten Thomas Restaurant, where guests dine on American cuisine. Sit by the fireplace and enjoy a nightcap at The International, an on-site lounge. There is 12,000 square feet of meeting space with catering service and audio-visual equipment available. Transportation Farragut North Metro stop (0.4 miles)Regan National Airport (4 miles)Dulles International Airport (23 miles)Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 miles) Attractions The White House (0.6 mi/ 0.9 km)Dupont Circle (0.7 mi/ 1.1 km)The National Mall (1 mi/ 1.6 km)Washington Monument (1.1 mi/ 1.8 km)Georgetown (1.5 mi/ 2.5 km)United States Capitol (1.6 mi/ 2.6 km)World War II Memorial (1.7 mi/ 2 km)Library of Congress (1.9 mi/ 3.1 km)Lincoln Memorial (2 mi/ 2.4 km) Business 12,000 square feet of meeting spaceBusiness center Policies and feesThe hotel charges $25 USD per day plus 18% tax for Self parking and $30 USD per day plus 18% tax for Valet Parking.The outdoor pool will open on 24 May 2014.
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State Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 839 reviews
Free shoeshine close to the White House at stylish Washington hotelThe State Plaza Hotel is situated on a leafy street just a short stroll from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. The hotel's location near the international and federal business districts makes it ideal for government or business guests. The spacious suites of the State Plaza Hotel have kitchens, desks, and high-speed internet. The helpful staff is always ready to advise guests about the hotel's services. The in-room spa services include facials and massages and there is also a fitness center on the premises. The Garden Cafe is an ideal venue for cocktails, dinner or lunch. For business guests, there is a 1,600 square foot meeting space consisting of three separate rooms, audiovisual equipment and tech support. For the leisure traveler, the hotel is close to national monuments, the White House, Georgetown University, the State Department, and Smithsonian Museums. Reasons to stay Ten minute walk to Foggy Bottom Metro Station Catering, secretarial and planning staff available Short walk to the World Bank, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Mall State Plaza Hotel RoomsThe generous suites at the State Plaza Hotel offer guests plenty of room to move and feature unassuming yet tasteful decor with a full selection of amenities. There are 239 well-furnished and spacious suites with fully fitted kitchens. There are eat-in kitchens in the 172 classic state room suites which have either a queen and a king bed, or two queen beds. The 17 junior suites feature sleeper sofas and sitting rooms, and the 41 plaza suites have a dining area, living room and kitchen. The plaza suites have one queen bed, one king bed or two queen beds, as well as a couch. Things to do nearby George Washington University (0.2 mi/0.4 km) National Academy of Sciences (0.3 mi/0.6 km) Corcoran Gallery of Art (0.3 mi/0.6 km) John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (0.4 mi/0.7 km) Vietnam Veteran's Memorial (0.4 mi/0.7 km) National Mall (0.6 mi/0.9 km) Lincoln Memorial (0.6 mi/0.9 km) Georgetown (0.6 mi/0.9 km) World War II Memorial (0.6 mi/0.9 km) The White House (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
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Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 69 reviews
Dupont Circle hotel provides plenty of red-hot reasons to fall in loveThere's no shortage of drama at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, where the name only hints at the scarlet fever inside. Guest rooms and common areas at this ultra-hip Washington, D.C. hotel sizzle with red floors, red walls and Bar Rouge, the hottest spot in the neighborhood. Choose from a host of room options at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, from  450-square-foot deluxe rooms to bunk bed suites perfect for families or groups of friends. All feature black-and-white graphic art, chrome accessories and floor-to-ceiling red upholstered headboards.  HighlightsHosted wine hour each evening in the lobby living roomFitness center and in-room spa servicesPet-friendly amenitiesCentral Washington D.C. location near the White House, Smithsonian Museums, National Mall, Washington Monument RoomsRouge, a Kimpton Hotel delivers style in spades, but there's more to this boutique hotel near Dupont Circle. Look for 37-inch HDTVs with premium cable channels, fully stocked mini-bars (fees apply), down comforters, plush robes, private voicemail and room service. Pets aren't just welcome -- they're given loads of love and attention: Pet treats, feeding bowls, a mat, bottled water, a bed, pick-up bags and a list of pet sitters and doggie daycare facilities…all provided at no additional charge. FeaturesTurn up the heat with an in-room massage or body treatment delivered with Kerstin Florian organic body and skin care products. Inquire with the concierge to arrange for treatments - the revitalizing hot stone massage might be especially appropriate.  DiningThe motto at Bar Rouge is "eating sexy since 2002," and it's easy to see why. The space is awash in top-to-bottom crimson and furnished with metal tables and black cube ottomans that pop against the background of primary color. Behind the marble bar, a flat-panel monitor displays a series of pastoral scenes, paired with thumping electronica. There are plenty of dinner options at Rouge, a Kimpton Hotel, but the red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are the biggest temptations. TransportationFarragut North Metro Station (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (4.1 mi/6.6 km)Washington Dulles International Airport (22.3 mi/36 km) AttractionsDupont Circle (0.4 mi/0.6 km)The White House (0.7 mi/1.2 km)Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.8 mi/1.3 km)National Mall (1.3 mi/2 km) Business24-hour business center1,300 square feet of function spaceCatering provided by Bar Rouge
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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 122 reviews
One-of-a-kind Logan Circle hotel puts the emphasis on artPop art meets professionalism at the Helix, a Kimpton Hotel. Located near Logan Circle, visitors recognize the Washington, D.C. hotel even before entering -- it's the one with the man-in-the-clouds painting and giant, aqua-blue throne sculptures in front. Expect retro-cool details at every turn, paired with up-to-the-minute amenities like 37-inch flat-panel TVs. Helix, a Kimpton Hotel gets serious about meetings and events with a 24-hour business center and 2,400 square feet of function space.  HighlightsDaily Bubbly Hour and weekly Backyard BBQ BashWeekly Doggie Happy Hour caters to canine guests (humans also welcome)Sexy style in guest rooms and the Helix LoungeWashington, D.C. boutique hotel near Dupont Circle Helix, a Kimpton Hotel RoomsMarilyn Monroe and Jackie O. live here alongside surfer dudes, all in Warhol prints and attention-grabbing photographic tapestries. A fun, funky vibe permeates every element of guest rooms and suites at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel - find it in ottomans in primary colors, sleek black furnishings and polka-dot accessories. Comfort doesn't suffer for fashion: European linens, down comforters, plush animal print robes and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities are all standard. Choose from deluxe rooms, kitchenette studios and the 700-square-foot Helix suite. Families and groups love the bunk bed room, with its two separate sleeping areas. The flex room appeals to health-conscious guests with a workout area equipped with cardio and yoga equipment. Pets are welcome at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel at no additional charge. FeaturesKerstin Florian organic body and skin products are some of the tools used at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel to create muscle-relaxing, mind-melting in-room spa treatments like the aroma journey massage and lavender dreams aromatherapy treatment. DiningA Space Age-goes-underwater vibe and custom cocktail creations like Pajama Party, Material Girl and The Curious Bee make the Helix Lounge a delicious feast for all the senses. Expect white vinyl ottomans and lime-hued side tables behind sheer privacy curtains, all awash in royal blue light. TransportationFarragut North Metro Station (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (4.1 mi/6.6 km)Washington Dulles International Airport (22.5 mi/36.3 km) AttractionsDupont Circle (0.6 mi/0.9 km)Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.6 mi/0.9 km)The White House (0.8 mi/1.2 km)National Mall (1.3 mi/2.1 km) Business24-hour business center2,240 square feet of function space 
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Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

2 stars
3.5 / 5 85 reviews
Washington DC hotel located near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center The newly renovated Comfort Inn Downtown/Convention Center hotel is conveniently located less than one mile from the White House, and within walking distance of the Washington Convention Center and the Verizon Center sports and entertainment arena. The McPherson Square Metro station and Mt. Vernon Square Metro station are within four blocks, making it easy to visit all the area has to offer. This elegant, European boutique-style hotel provides easy access to popular attractions, including the National Mall open-area national park, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Smithsonian Institution museum complex and George Washington University. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is just four miles away. Highlights Complimentary continental hot breakfast and Internet accessNear convention center and Verizon CenterBusiness center Location The Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center is less than half a mile from the Washington Convention Center and Metro station in downtown D.C. within walking distance to Smithsonian museums and monuments. Rooms Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center rooms have bright bedspreads and Queen Anne-style furniture. Expect a desk, safe, cable television and coffee makers in the eight-story brick-fronted hotel. Features Free perks at Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center include continental breakfast with hot waffles, high-speed Internet, local calls and weekday paper. The hotel has a fitness room with cardio equipment. Valet parking is available (fees apply) at Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center. Transportation Mt. Vernon Sq/7th Street/Convention Center Metro stop (0.3 mi/0.6 km)Regan National Airport (3.9 mi/6.3 km)Dulles International Airport (23 mi/38 km)Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 mi/43 km) Attractions Walter E. Washington Convention Center (0.3 mi/0.6 km)Dupont Circle (0.7 mi/1.2 km)The White House (0.7 mi/1.1 km)The National Mall (1 mi/1.7 km)Washington Monument (1.1 mi/1.8 km)Union Station (1.3 mi/2.1 km) United States Capitol (1.4 mi/2.3 km)Georgetown (1.6 mi/2.6 km)Smithsonian Institution (1.9 mi/1.2 km) Business Complimentary high-speed InternetMeeting roomsBusiness center
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Tue, Oct 21 - Wed, Oct 22 $311
San Francisco Washington DC Tue, Oct 21 - Wed, Oct 22 $251
Chicago Washington DC Wed, Oct 22 - Fri, Oct 24 $145
Atlanta Washington DC Wed, Nov 5 - Tue, Nov 11 $105
Orlando Washington DC Wed, Nov 12 - Sun, Nov 16 $145
Boston Washington DC Sun, Nov 9 - Sat, Nov 15 $134
Seattle Washington DC Tue, Nov 18 - Thu, Nov 20 $300
Denver Washington DC Mon, Nov 3 - Wed, Nov 5 $205
Dallas Washington DC Sat, Nov 1 - Sat, Nov 8 $135
Fort Lauderdale Washington DC Wed, Nov 5 - Sun, Nov 9 $224
San Diego Washington DC Wed, Oct 15 - Tue, Oct 21 $332
Houston Washington DC Tue, Nov 18 - Wed, Dec 3 $230
Tampa Washington DC Tue, Oct 21 - Tue, Nov 18 $137
New York Washington DC Tue, Oct 21 - Tue, Oct 28 $161
Miami Washington DC Thu, Oct 16 - Tue, Nov 4 $231
Portland Washington DC Sat, Nov 1 - Tue, Nov 4 $362
Kansas City Washington DC Sat, Nov 8 - Thu, Nov 13 $245
Minneapolis Washington DC Sat, Nov 1 - Wed, Nov 5 $145
Las Vegas Washington DC Wed, Oct 22 - Mon, Oct 27 $304
Phoenix Washington DC Thu, Nov 6 - Tue, Nov 11 $329
San Juan Washington DC Mon, Oct 27 - Fri, Oct 31 $342
New Orleans Washington DC Sat, Oct 4 - Tue, Oct 7 $300
San Jose Washington DC Wed, Oct 15 - Wed, Oct 22 $353
Ontario Washington DC Tue, Oct 21 - Sat, Oct 25 $331
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Insider tips for Washington DC travel

  • Eastern Market

    Go to the Eastern Market on the weekend for the fabulous flea market and its wealth of local arts and crafts.

  • C&O Canal

    The C&O Canal is the best place for go for a trail run, bike, or stroll for active tourists on Washington, D.C. vacations.

  • Darnell's Bar

    Enjoy a fun night out at Darnell's Bar on Florida Avenue, where music, drinks, and a great atmosphere are the standard.

  • Cocova

    Chocolate-lovers find bliss at Cocova, a classy shop whose signature truffles are simply scrumptious.

  • No Ten Circle

    Sample the delicious offerings at No Ten Circle, where fried and perfectly seasoned duck is a recommended specialty.

Washington DC highlights

  • Georgetown neighborhood

    The historic Georgetown neighborhood features exclusive relaxation at day spas such as Hela Spa.

  • Calle Florida

    Sightseeing tours of D.C.'s monuments and memorials are the easiest way to cover the essentials..

  • White House

    The White House is one of the world's most famous houses of government and a cannot-miss stop on Washington DC vacation itineraries..

  • National Mall

    The park at the National Mall is the site of concerts, festivals, and popular recreational activities year-round.

  • National Zoo

    The free-admission National Zoo boasts animals and reptiles from all over the globe, including the world-famous giant pandas Mei and Tai.

  • Potomac River

    Cruises along the Potomac River provide views of famous landmarks on both sides of the water.

  • Dupont Circle

    Dupont Circle is one of DC's trendiest areas and features excellent galleries, shops, restaurant, and bars. Try some immigrant-style Greek or Turkish dishes here.

  • The Observation Deck

    The Observation Deck of the Washington Monument offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area..

  • National Air and Space Museum

    The National Air and Space Museum is among the most popular museums in the U.S. and is a key stop during your Washington, D.C. travel..

  • Washington National Cathedral

    The Washington National Cathedral is the sixth-largest of its kind in the world and took 83 years to complete.

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