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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.

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.

Your Washington, DC vacation

Home to national treasures and political hopefuls, Washington, DC is the perfect vacation destination. Savor only-in-DC experiences like a moonlight tour of the monuments, paddle boating in the Tidal Basin, or discovering lunar rock at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Plan your Washington, DC vacation during summer when the city buzzes with festivals, free concerts, outdoor movie screenings and more.

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Washington Plaza Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 641 reviews
The Washington Plaza Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Washington DC. It is the perfect hotel for your next conference, special event or sightseeing weekend. This spacious hotel features 340 guestrooms, tastefully appointed with modern furnishings. Our guests enjoy one of the city's nicest outdoor swimming pools, covered parking, a fitness center, same day valet service, 24-hour in-room dining, cable TV with in-room movies, gift shop, in-house audio visual services, in-room coffee makers, and complete catering services. Note: the outdoor pool will open on Saturday, May 24th, 2014.
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State Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1364 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 F Street Bistro 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 d├ęcor 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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Hotel Lombardy

3 stars
4.3 / 5 308 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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Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 73 reviews
Stay just minutes away from Dupont Circle and D.C. attractionsTopaz, a Kimpton Hotel is an ideal choice for those looking for a modern and relaxed holiday experience. The location offers a compromise for those wishing to live among the 18th century buildings of Dupont Circle district, but have the easiest possible access to all the areas, monuments and buildings that make D.C. a leading tourist destination. To satisfy all tastes and needs, Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel offers an eclectic range of rooms, with some featuring in-room exercise facilities. As with many Kimpton group hotels, Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel is pet friendly, making it an ideal place to stay for those who would rather travel with their pets. For those who suffer from cat, dog or other animal allergies, pet-free rooms are readily available. For visiting business parties or events, 1,360 square feet of meeting space is available for bookings. 3 Reasons to Stay:Fashionable location, very near to historic district of Dupont Circle Design aimed for those looking for a calm and relaxing experience with the standard Kimpton comforts Pet friendly hotel, but has pet-free rooms for allergy sufferers Topaz, a Kimpton Hotel RoomsTopaz, a Kimpton Hotel features large rooms for traveling singles and couples, with 375 square feet of space to lounge in after a busy day exploring the exciting surrounds. Standard room features include high-speed wireless Internet access that is complimentary for all guests, morning coffee and tea, free evening wine tasting hour, and in-room spa service for unwinding without having to the room. In keeping with the hotel's relaxed vibe, each room has simple, yet luxurious, furnishings with light shades, plush beds and sofas. The Yoga and Energy rooms offer extra fitness facilities for those who wish to stay in shape in the comfort of their room. Queen rooms provide an extra bed, making them great for families or groups who wish to stay together. Things to Do:Dupont Circle (2 blocks) White House (0.7mi/1.1km) Jefferson Memorial (3.16mi/5.1km) Lincoln Memorial (1.8mi/2.9km) Policies and feesCheck in 3:00 pm Check out 12:00 pm
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The Dupont Circle Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 366 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. 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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Los Angeles Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Sat, Sep 13 $344
San Francisco Washington DC Wed, Aug 27 - Wed, Sep 10 $398
Chicago Washington DC Sat, Sep 20 - Thu, Sep 25 $105
Atlanta Washington DC Tue, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 23 $125
Orlando Washington DC Sat, Sep 13 - Sat, Sep 20 $145
Boston Washington DC Tue, Aug 12 - Wed, Aug 13 $149
Seattle Washington DC Tue, Sep 9 - Mon, Sep 15 $350
Denver Washington DC Thu, Sep 4 - Tue, Sep 9 $205
Dallas Washington DC Wed, Sep 10 - Tue, Sep 23 $237
Fort Lauderdale Washington DC Tue, Sep 16 - Tue, Sep 23 $145
San Diego Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Wed, Sep 10 $322
Houston Washington DC Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 2 $309
Tampa Washington DC Mon, Sep 8 - Thu, Sep 11 $145
New York Washington DC Fri, Sep 19 - Fri, Sep 26 $179
Miami Washington DC Thu, Aug 7 - Tue, Aug 12 $251
Portland Washington DC Tue, Aug 26 - Tue, Sep 9 $354
Kansas City Washington DC Wed, Sep 3 - Sat, Sep 6 $242
Minneapolis Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Tue, Sep 9 $145
Las Vegas Washington DC Sat, Sep 13 - Sun, Sep 21 $315
Phoenix Washington DC Sat, Sep 6 - Tue, Sep 9 $310
San Juan Washington DC Wed, Sep 3 - Fri, Sep 5 $326
New Orleans Washington DC Thu, Sep 4 - Tue, Sep 9 $209
San Jose Washington DC Tue, Aug 26 - Wed, Aug 27 $374
Ontario Washington DC Wed, Sep 17 - Wed, Sep 24 $362
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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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