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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 / 5 440 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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Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

4 stars
3.7 / 5 397 reviews
Spacious suites and a rooftop bar with city views near Dupont Circle The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters is an urban hotel located near Dupont Circle and the Metro. The on-site rooftop Beacon Sky Bar offers panoramic view of the city and attracts both locals and guests. Rich colors throughout the hotel evoke a modern vibe. Rooms and suites come in a variety of shapes and sizes, some with kitchens and dining tables. The distinct turret suites offer panoramic views. Highlights The on-site Beacon Sky Bar -- a rooftop bar with stunning panoramic views of the cityComplimentary access to a nearby health club with Olympic-size pool and racquetball courtsMetro, restaurants and D.C. attractions within walking distance Location Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters is a few blocks from Dupont Circle and a Metro station. The hotel is located in downtown D.C., close to restaurants and attractions. RoomsRich wood, earthy tones, and natural light fill the 199 rooms on nine floors at the Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters. Rooms have flat-screen televisions, comfortable work stations, and high-speed Internet (fees apply). Corporate quarters and one-bedroom suites have kitchens with marble floors and mahogany cabinets. Ambassador suites have a dining table and spacious work area. The eight deluxe turret suites at Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters are round rooms with panoramic vistas.   Features A small fitness center on site has cardio equipment and weights. The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters offers complimentary access to a health club across the street with an Olympic-size pool, racquetball and squash courts, weights and cardio equipment. Massage therapists provide spa services in the hotel's massage and therapy rooms (fees apply). The Beacon Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch. The Beacon Sky Bar is a rooftop bar with food, drink and stunning views of the city. Transportation Farragut North Metro stop (0.2 mi/0.4 km)Regan National Airport (3.9 mi/6.4 km)Dulles International Airport (23 mi/37 km)Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 mi/44 km) Attractions Dupont Circle (0.3 mi/0.5 km)The White House (0.6 mi/1 km)The National Mall (1 mi/1.7 km)Georgetown (1.1 mi/1.9 km)Washington Monument (1.2 mi/1.9 km)United States Capitol (1.8 mi/3 km) Business 24-hour business center High-speed Internet10,000 square feet of meeting spaceAudiovisual equipment and support Policies and feesThe following fees will apply: Internet access, $12.00 USD per day plus local tax; local calls, $1.10 USD plus local tax; and parking, $37 USD per day plus 18% tax.
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The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 286 reviews
Dupont Circle hotel offers chic spaces and approachable bistro fareDowntown style permeates The Dupont Circle Hotel, where a multi-million dollar renovation transformed the hotel from top to bottom. Fresh, vibrant and cosmopolitan, The Dupont Circle Hotel caters to guests in modern rooms and suites, the French-inspired Cafe Dupont, 24-hour concierge services and meeting and event facilities that set the bar very high. European-style boulevards and America's most coveted national landmarks are all within walking distance. The hotel is completely non-smoking. HighlightsCentral location close to many attractions, restaurants and shopsChic guest rooms with flat-panel TVs and iPod docking stations24-hour fitness center Rooms Superior and deluxe guest rooms at The Dupont Circle Hotel don't skimp on style and comfort -- look for luxury linens, heated bathroom tiles, plantation shutters and ergonomic Eames-style seating. Grand deluxe rooms offer even more space to unwind, while studio suites offer upgraded amenities and exclusive access to the Level 9 lounge. DiningCafe Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel draws on French themes to create a specialized menu utilizing fresh, organic produce from neighborhood markets. Enjoy a meal in the stylish dining room or the outdoor patio that showcases Dupont Circle. An original brunch choice is steamed mussels with chorizo cream. Bar Dupont revels in a seductive atmosphere, where the Dupont cosmo is a great starter before indulging in a prosciutto and brie baguette with fries dressed in truffle aioli. TransportationDupont Circle Metro Station (Across the street)Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (4.2 mi/6.8 km)Washington Dulles International Airport (21.9 mi/35.3 km) AttractionsThe Phillips Collection (0.2 mi/0.4 km)The White House (1 mi/1.6 km)Walter E. Washington Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)National Mall (1.5 mi/2.4 km)Capitol Hill (2.3 mi/3.7 km) Business24-hour business center Free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel9,000 square feet of function spaceSweeping views at The Heights at Level Nine Policies and feesThe hotel pet policy only allows dogs 30 pounds and under to stay free of charge.
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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 123 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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Hotel Lombardy

3 stars
4.2 / 5 194 reviews
Foggy Bottom hotel with 1920s European elegance and modern amenitiesThe Hotel Lombardy was built in 1926 as an apartment building and retains its original character with 1920's decor and elegant interior design. Cafe Lombardy, a European-inspired bistro, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a children's menu. The Venetian Room Bar and Lounge charms guests with its cozy fireplace. Guests can indulge in a glass of wine or a cocktail and a bite to eat from the small plates menu. The hotel is between Georgetown and downtown D.C., and near George Washington University. Highlights Recognized as a Historic Hotel of America, with 1920s European decorThe Venetian Room Bar and Lounge serves wine and cocktails in an elegant setting with exquisite decor and fireplaceNear George Washington University Location The Hotel Lombardy is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood and near George Washington University. The hotel is between Georgetown and downtown D.C., within walking distance of many museums and the White House. Rooms Rooms at the Hotel Lombardy have original art, Oriental rugs, chrome bathrooms, a stainless steel wet bar and luxury bedding. There are 20 suites with king bed and separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed. Features Cafe Lombardy serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a children's menu. The Venetian Room Bar and Lounge serves cocktails, wine and small plates. In-room spa services by Relax & Rejuvenate include massage, manicures, pedicures, facials, hair styling and make-up (fees apply). The on-site fitness room has cardio equipment. Guests receive complimentary passes to a nearby hotel pool during summer. High-speed Internet is complimentary. Valet parking is available (fees apply). Transportation Foggy Bottom Metro stop (0.2 mi/0.3 km)Regan National Airport (3.6 mi/ 5.8 km)Dulles International Airport (22 mi/ 36 km)Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 mi/ 44 km) Attractions Dupont Circle (0.5 mi/0.9 km)The White House (0.6 mi/1 km)Georgetown (0.8 mi/1.3 km)The National Mall (0.8 mi/ 1.3 km)Lincoln Memorial (0.8 mi/ 1.4 km) Washington Monument (1 mi/ 1.6 km)Smithsonian Institution (1.3 mi/ 2.2 km)United States Capitol (2 mi/ 3.3 km) Business Complimentary high-speed Internet1,500 square feet of meeting space
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Los Angeles Washington DC Wed, Dec 10 - Thu, Dec 11 $311
San Francisco Washington DC Thu, Dec 4 - Tue, Dec 9 $349
Chicago Washington DC Wed, Dec 10 - Mon, Dec 15 $105
Atlanta Washington DC Wed, Jan 7 - Thu, Jan 29 $105
Orlando Washington DC Wed, Dec 10 - Mon, Jan 5 $145
Boston Washington DC Tue, Dec 16 - Thu, Dec 18 $118
Seattle Washington DC Thu, Jan 8 - Sat, Jan 17 $260
Denver Washington DC Wed, Dec 10 - Thu, Dec 11 $205
Dallas Washington DC Fri, Dec 12 - Wed, Dec 17 $126
Fort Lauderdale Washington DC Thu, Dec 4 - Tue, Dec 9 $117
San Diego Washington DC Thu, Dec 4 - Thu, Dec 11 $327
Houston Washington DC Mon, Dec 8 - Thu, Dec 11 $291
Tampa Washington DC Wed, Dec 10 - Thu, Dec 11 $89
New York Washington DC Wed, Dec 24 - Thu, Jan 1 $145
Miami Washington DC Tue, Dec 23 - Tue, Dec 30 $175
Portland Washington DC Mon, Dec 8 - Wed, Dec 10 $346
Kansas City Washington DC Thu, Dec 25 - Fri, Dec 26 $267
Minneapolis Washington DC Fri, Dec 12 - Wed, Dec 17 $145
Las Vegas Washington DC Mon, Dec 8 - Fri, Dec 12 $215
Phoenix Washington DC Sun, Dec 7 - Thu, Dec 11 $225
San Juan Washington DC Mon, Dec 22 - Wed, Dec 31 $353
New Orleans Washington DC Tue, Jan 13 - Sat, Jan 17 $209
San Jose Washington DC Wed, Dec 24 - Wed, Dec 31 $496
Ontario Washington DC Wed, Nov 26 - Thu, Dec 11 $559
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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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