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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Cheap Washington DC Vacation Packages

Washington Plaza Hotel

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 Rooms Each 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. Features The 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 fees The hotel charges $25 USD per day plus 18% tax for Self parking and $30 USD per day plus 18% tax for Valet Parking.
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Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

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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Helix, a Kimpton Hotel

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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The Quincy

3 stars
4.0 / 5 96 reviews
Relaxed atmosphere makes this Washington DC hotel a peaceful haven   The laid back and relaxed atmosphere of The Quincy hotel hides the true professionalism and excellent service that guests receive from the warm and friendly staff. There are a number of services at the Quincy hotel including laundry service and newspaper delivery. Many attractions are a short walk away, making the hotel an ideal venue for travelers. Conference centers are also just a short distance away, making the hotel perfect for business users too. Studios at the Quincy hotel are comfortable and offer many amenities including kitchenettes and Internet access. 3 Reasons to Stay:  Ideal accommodation for both business guests and tourists to the area, centrally located for the city highlights Understated ambiance makes the hotel one of the most comfortable and relaxing places in the city, with warm and friendly staff Total of 99 chic studios on offer, each decorated to the highest standard and offering many modern conveniences The Quincy Rooms  The King Studios at The Quincy Hotel come with king-sized beds and kitchenette areas that include refrigerators, coffee-makers and microwaves. Each room at The Quincy hotel also has a wet bar, complimentary newspaper delivered daily, and the option of same-day dry cleaning service. Modern conveniences in the studios include 27-inch flat-screen televisions with a range of channels available, high-speed Internet connections for both business and leisure travelers and pay-per-play Nintendo games. The studios at The Quincy hotel have a high standard of d├ęcor. The concierge is on hand to assist guests. Things to Do:  Vietnam Veterans Memorial (0.5 mi/0.8 km) National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (0.5 mi/0.8 km) Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC (0.5 mi/0.8 km) National Geographic Museum (0.5 mi/0.8 km) The White House (0.5 mi/0.8 km) Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (0.5 mi/0.8 km) Madame Tussauds Washington DC (0.5 mi/0.8 km) St Matthew's Cathedral (0.5 mi/0.8 km) National Museum of Crime & Punishment (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
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Morrison Clark Inn

Stylish hotel filled with character in the heart of Washington DCThis charming property in the heart of Washington DC has a little something to offer every guest. Authentic period furnishings perfectly suit the Victorian-era building and complement the historic surroundings. The Morrison Clark Inn restaurant is one of the city's finest, according to several travel guides and rates highly in the Washington Post?s top 50 on a regular basis. Cozy rooms and suites at the Morrison Clark Hotel ensure a relaxing stay. Concierge service and a fitness center are available. Continental breakfast is also available on site. 3 Reasons to Stay:Centrally located property in the heart of Washington DC, listed on the register of historic placesIndividually-decorated rooms sport both French country and neo-classical styles with a modern twistOn-site restaurant is a local favorite, noted by the Washington Post Morrison Clark Hotel RoomsGuests at the Morrison Clark Hotel choose to stay in room or suites. All accommodations have the highest standard of decor and include period furnishings such as armoires. Parlor suites have either a neo-classical style or a French country feel. Rooms include telephones, televisions and en-suite bathrooms. High-speed Internet is available. There are 54 rooms in total, with some enjoying exquisite features such as Italian Carrera marble fireplaces for that added touch of elegance. The Morrison Clark Hotel also offers room service. Things to Do:Ford's Theater (0.6 mi/1 km)National Museum of Natural History (1 mi/1.6 km)The White House (1.6 mi/2.6 km)Smithsonian Institution (1.7 mi/2.7 km)Washington Monument (2 mi/3.2 km)Lincoln Memorial (2 mi/3.2 km)Vietnam Veterans Memorial (2.6 mi/4.2 km)Arlington National Cemetery (3 mi/4.8 km)United States Capitol (3 mi/4.8 km)National Zoo (4.4 mi/7 km) Policies and feesThe hotel restaurant is closed until 15 July 2014 as a result of the hotel expansion.All guests will receive complimentary continental breakfast as per this schedule: Monday to Friday: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMSaturday and Sunday: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AMValet parking is available for $33 USD per night.
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Washington DC Mon, May 12 - Mon, May 19 $318
San Francisco Washington DC Wed, Jun 11 - Tue, Jun 17 $384
Chicago Washington DC Wed, May 7 - Sat, May 10 $226
Atlanta Washington DC Mon, Jun 2 - Tue, Jun 3 $238
Orlando Washington DC Wed, May 28 - Wed, Jun 4 $236
Boston Washington DC Mon, May 26 - Wed, May 28 $147
Seattle Washington DC Wed, May 7 - Thu, May 15 $350
Denver Washington DC Tue, May 20 - Thu, May 29 $228
Dallas Washington DC Fri, May 2 - Mon, May 12 $346
Fort Lauderdale Washington DC Sat, May 3 - Mon, May 12 $222
San Diego Washington DC Tue, May 13 - Tue, May 20 $351
Houston Washington DC Fri, May 16 - Tue, May 20 $312
Tampa Washington DC Wed, May 14 - Tue, May 20 $185
New York Washington DC Thu, May 8 - Fri, May 9 $213
Miami Washington DC Wed, Apr 23 - Wed, Apr 30 $406
Portland Washington DC Fri, Jun 6 - Tue, Jun 10 $372
Kansas City Washington DC Wed, May 7 - Sat, May 10 $234
Minneapolis Washington DC Fri, May 23 - Wed, May 28 $268
Las Vegas Washington DC Mon, May 12 - Sat, May 17 $384
Phoenix Washington DC Wed, May 7 - Tue, May 13 $359
San Juan Washington DC Sat, May 24 - Sat, May 31 $338
New Orleans Washington DC Sat, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 15 $260
San Jose Washington DC Sat, May 3 - Thu, May 8 $346
Ontario Washington DC Tue, Apr 29 - Wed, Apr 30 $434
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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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