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 / 5 430 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 / 5 386 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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State Plaza Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 838 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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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Sun, Oct 26 - Sat, Nov 1 $310
San Francisco Washington DC Tue, Oct 28 - Thu, Oct 30 $257
Chicago Washington DC Wed, Oct 22 - Fri, Oct 24 $155
Atlanta Washington DC Wed, Nov 5 - Sat, Nov 8 $105
Orlando Washington DC Thu, Nov 13 - Tue, Nov 18 $145
Boston Washington DC Thu, Oct 23 - Tue, Oct 28 $148
Seattle Washington DC Tue, Oct 21 - Mon, Oct 27 $300
Denver Washington DC Tue, Oct 28 - Tue, Nov 4 $205
Dallas Washington DC Mon, Oct 20 - Thu, Oct 30 $175
Fort Lauderdale Washington DC Thu, Oct 9 - Tue, Oct 14 $98
San Diego Washington DC Sat, Oct 25 - Thu, Oct 30 $330
Houston Washington DC Mon, Oct 20 - Fri, Oct 24 $354
Tampa Washington DC Thu, Oct 23 - Thu, Oct 30 $89
New York Washington DC Tue, Oct 14 - Thu, Oct 16 $151
Miami Washington DC Tue, Nov 18 - Mon, Nov 24 $244
Portland Washington DC Sat, Nov 8 - Tue, Nov 18 $374
Kansas City Washington DC Tue, Nov 4 - Sat, Nov 8 $247
Minneapolis Washington DC Tue, Sep 30 - Wed, Oct 1 $145
Las Vegas Washington DC Fri, Oct 3 - Mon, Oct 13 $215
Phoenix Washington DC Wed, Oct 29 - Sun, Nov 2 $359
San Juan Washington DC Thu, Oct 16 - Tue, Oct 21 $330
New Orleans Washington DC Fri, Oct 10 - Tue, Oct 14 $297
San Jose Washington DC Fri, Oct 24 - Sat, Nov 1 $446
Ontario Washington DC Fri, Oct 10 - Tue, Oct 14 $471
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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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