Find the Right Hotel & Neighborhood Near the Washington, DC Metro.

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Cheap Hotels Near the Metro
hotels_near_dc_metro_cheap_iconThere are two ways to save on hotels in DC. The first is to stay outside the city in the suburbs of Maryland or Virginia. Travelers who stay outside DC can save an average of $150 to $200 per night. The second way is to visit DC on the weekend. Weekend rates fall as much as $50 to $100 for most hotels. Here is a list of the top five cheap hotels near the DC Metro.

Hotels with FREE Parking
dc hotels near the metro with free parking inconThere are 28 hotels near the Washington, DC Metro stations that offer FREE parking. All of the hotels are outside of downtown DC. The best hotel with free parking that has the closest proximity to downtown DC, Smithsonian Museums, and the Metro is the Holiday Inn at Rosslyn. See a map of all hotels with free parking near the Washington, DC Metro.

Hotels Outside DC in Maryland & Virgina
hotels outside dc best iconStaying outside of Washington, DC and using the Metro is the best way avoid costly hotels, parking fees, and traffic congestion. Staying outside of DC doesn’t always mean staying in boring suburbia. Choosing from one of the many vibrant and diverse neighborhoods just outside of the city boundary is a popular choice. Read more about the top hotels outside of DC near the Metro, or find the best neighborhoods and hotels in Maryland and Virginia.

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Museum Lovers, Cherry Blossoms
best hotels for smithsonian and cherry blossomsStaying near Smithsonian Museums and National Mall comes with tradeoffs. Hotels closest to the museums are not located near many restaurants, or nightlife options. This might appeal to families and intellectuals focusing on the educational experience of DC. The best hotel near National Mall is without question the Holiday Inn, especially for families. Read about hotels within walking distance to the National Mall, and read up on the best hotels for the annual Cherry Blossom festival.

Couples, Nightlife, Restaurants
best hotels for nightlife in dc iconCouples who come to DC for a mixture of tourism and nightlife will appreciate Dupont Circle, Chinatown and Arlington. Clarendon in Arlington caters to the 20 something crowd with an uncountable number of restaurants and bars. Dupont Circle is a progressive urban neighborhood within the District surrounded by historic brownstones and embassies. Dupont has the architectural charm and sophistication for mature couples. Chinatown is within walking distance to the National Mall, and is home to the Verizon Center, National Art Gallery, Spy Museum, and slew of restaurants and bars.

Families, Suite Rooms, Safe Neighborhoods
hotels in dc for families best iconFamilies visiting Washington, DC usually have similar criteria for a hotel. Most families can agree staying in a safe neighborhood and finding a hotel that offers free parking, free breakfast along with suite style rooms is a big help. By in large DC is a safe city, but some areas do routinely make the less adventurous travelers feel uncomfortable. Read about the most popular hotels in DC near the Metro for families, and get up to speed on the best and worst of DC neighborhoods.

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Top Rated Hotels Near the Metro
best hotels near dc metroOut of the 100+ hotel options near the DC Metro there are seven hotels that travelers consistently chose first. The most popular hotel near the Washington, DC Metro is the Courtyard Marriott adjacent to the Dunn Loring station in Virginia along I-66. Travelers appreciate the up to date look of the hotel, free underground parking, short walk to the Metro, and nearby casual dining options. Continue reading for more information about the 7 best hotels near the DC Metro.

FAQ on DC Neighborhoods
best neighborhoods in Washington, DCFrom the historic charm of Alexandria near Mt. Vernon to the bustling bar scene of Clarendon and Adams Morgan Washington, DC has a diverse set of neighborhoods and areas that carter to most any travel’s expectations. Whether you’re on a budget, looking to party, focused on museums, trying to impress a loved one, planning a bike getaway, or bringing the whole family spending a little time to get to know the DC area is beneficial before deciding on a hotel. Here is the 411 on the best areas for travelers to DC, and a breakdown of the neighborhood vibe for all Metro stations with hotels.

Hotels for DCA & Dulles + Amtrack
hotels near dca airport and dulles airport in washington dcDC has two airports and Union Station near the Capitol Building for Amtrak. Flying into DCA (Reagan National Airport) and staying close by the airport and is easy. There are a variety of hotel options with Metro access including some hidden gems that are built for economy minded travelers. The commute time from DCA to downtown DC is about 17 minutes. The Dulles airport is further out in Virginia, but transportation options are improving and the Metro Silver line now comes within a 10 minute cab ride of Dulles. Find the best hotels between Dulles and DC, for flying into Reagan National Airport (DCA), or coming into Union Station.

How We Found the Best Hotel Near the DC Metro for Our Family


gray-quoteOur family saved hours of tedious online research thanks to this site. We loved the grid below to quickly sort hotels and then read neighborhood descriptions.


HotelNeighborhood Info / StationAreaTime on Metro to DowntownBlocks to StationWK Avg. RateWD Avg. RateParking / DaySetting
MarriottWoodley Park / Adams MorganDC10 Minutes1 Block$264$168$41Urban, Brownstones, Zoo
OmniWoodley Park / Adams MorganDC10 Minutes2 Blocks$277$151$35Urban, Brownstones, Zoo
HiltonBallstonVA17 Minutes1 Block$270$153$17Urban, 20 Somes, Sports Bars
Comfort InnBallstonVA17 Minutes7 Blocks$181$117FreeUrban, 20 Somes, Sports Bars
Holiday InnBallstonVA17 Minutes3 Blocks$184$117$14Urban, 20 Somes, Sports Bars
WestinBallstonVA17 Minutes2 Blocks$316$227$26Urban, 20 Somes, Sports Bars
Residence InnBallstonVA17 Minutes2 Blocks$233$132$15Urban, 20 Somes, Sports Bars
HyattBethesdaMD17 Minutes1 Block$216$125$15Urban, Restaurants, Familes
HiltonBethesdaMD17 Minutes2 Blocks$238$137$15Urban, Restaurants, Familes
Bethesda CourtBethesdaMD17 Minutes2 Blocks$187$105$15Urban, Restaurants, Familes
Residence InnBethesdaMD17 Minutes2 Blocks$282$132$20Urban, Restaurants, Familes
Country Inn & SuitesBranch Ave.MD17 Minutes3 Blocks$107$100FreeSuburbs, I-495
Holiday Inn ExpressBranch Ave.MD17 Minutes4 Blocks$99$105FreeSuburbs, I-495
Capitol Hill HotelCapitol SouthDC5 Minutes1 Block$326$190$32Urban, Capitol Hill, Eastern Market
CourtyardGallery Plaza / ChinatownDC0 Minutes2 Blocks$337$183$38Downtown, Center of It All
Fairfield InnGallery Plaza / ChinatownDC0 Minutes1 Block$294$211$33Downtown, Center of It All
Hotel MonacoGallery Plaza / ChinatownDC0 Minutes1 Block$366$239$42Downtown, Center of It All
Quality InnCollege ParkMD22 Minutes4 Blocks$91$93FreeSuburbs, University of MD
MarriottCollege ParkMD22 Minutes5 Min. Drive$229$139FreeSuburbs, University of MD
Residence InnClarendon / Court HouseVA15 Minutes1 Block$254$166$15Urban, 20 Somes, Restaurants
HiltonClarendon / Court HouseVA15 Minutes2 Blocks$246$136$18Urban, 20 Somes, Restaurants
ClarionClarendon / Court HouseVA15 Minutes3 Blocks$236$154$15Urban, 20 Somes, Restaurants
WestinCrystal CityVA17 Minutes2 Blocks$329$145$27Urban, Airport
AmericanaCrystal CityVA17 Minutes3 Blocks$107$107FreeUrban, Airport
Hampton InnCrystal CityVA17 Minutes3 Blocks$164$103$15Urban, Airport
MarriottCrystal CityVA17 Minutes1 Block$277$113$26Urban, Airport
Marriott DCACrystal CityVA17 Minutes2 Blocks$261$151$27Urban, Airport
RadissonCrystal CityVA17 Minutes3 Blocks$151$99$20Urban, Airport
CourtyardDunn LoringVA25 Minutes1 Block$226$84FreeSuburbs, I-66
HomewoodDunn LoringVA25 Minutes3 Min. Drive$215$121FreeSuburbs, I-66
Residence InnDunn LoringVA25 Minutes5 Min. Drive$246$94FreeSuburbs, I-66
Dupont Circle HotelDupont CircleDC5 Minutes1 Block$352$211$37Urban, Brownstones, Embassies
Embassy Row HotelDupont CircleDC6 Minutes1 Block$193$132$45Urban, Brownstones, Embassies
Fairfax HotelDupont CircleDC7 Minutes1 Block$312$196$40Urban, Brownstones, Embassies
Palomar HotelDupont CircleDC8 Minutes2 Blocks$316$226$45Urban, Brownstones, Embassies
Residence InnDupont CircleDC9 Minutes2 Blocks$386$259$32Urban, Brownstones, Embassies
Econo LodgeFalls ChurchDC20 Minutes2 Blocks$123$122FreeSuburbs, I-66
Club QuartersFarragutDC5 Minutes1 Block$199$187$20Downtown, Lobbyist Offices
HiltonFarragutDC5 Minutes3 Blocks$341$174$47Downtown, Lobbyist Offices
Mayflower RenaissanceFarragutDC5 Minutes2 Blocks$299$203$46Downtown, Lobbyist Offices
Hampton InnFarragutDC5 Minutes2 Blocks$295$204$35Downtown, Lobbyist Offices
Residence InnFederal CenterDC5 Minutes1 Block$349$251$35Urban, Federal Offices
LombardyFoggy BottomDC5 Minutes3 Blocks$251$167$45Downtown, College
Washington InnFoggy BottomDC5 Minutes4 Blocks$239$160$40Downtown, College
GWU InnFoggy BottomDC5 Minutes3 Blocks$203$163$40Downtown, College
Residence InnFoggy BottomDC5 Minutes2 Blocks$250$164$40Downtown, College
River InnFoggy BottomDC5 Minutes2 Blocks$386$284$40Downtown, College
Extended StayFranconia / SpringfieldVA30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$133$103FreeSuburbs, I-95
Comfort InnFranconia / SpringfieldVA30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$139$85FreeSuburbs, I-95
HiltonFranconia / SpringfieldVA30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$227$79FreeSuburbs, I-95
Embassey SuitesFriendship HeightsDC12 Minutes1 Block$290$227$26Urban, Affluent Professionals
CourtyardFriendship HeightsDC12 Minutes3 Blocks$246$129$15Urban, Affluent Professionals
Hampton InnGreenbeltMD30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$136$115FreeSuburbs, BWI Train
RamadaGreenbeltMD30 Minutes5 Min. Drive$71$75FreeSuburbs, BWI Train
CourtyardEisenhowerVA22 Minutes3 Blocks$151$85FreeSuburbs, Cheap Alexandria
HolidayEisenhowerVA22 Minutes1 Block$156$111FreeSuburbs, Cheap Alexandria
Hampton InnKing StreetVA20 Minutes2 Blocks$246$137$20Urban, Alexandria
HiltonKing StreetVA20 Minutes1 Block$249$129$34Urban, Alexandria
Embassy SuitesKing StreetVA20 Minutes1 Block$234$157$28Urban, Alexandria
Avi HotelLargo Town CenterMD30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$119$118FreeSuburbs, Fedex Field
Extended StayLargo Town CenterMD30 Minutes3 Blocks$133$122FreeSuburbs, Fedex Field
Country Inn & SuitesLargo Town CenterMD30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$129$119FreeSuburbs, Fedex Field
Holiday InnSmithsonianDC5 Minutes2 Blocks$164$159$37Urban, Musuem Access
Crowne PlazaMcPherson SquareDC5 Minutes1 Block$273$159$45Downtown, Lobbyist Offices
HiltonMcPherson SquareDC5 Minutes1 Block$289$221$37Downtown, Lobbyist Offices
DoubletreeMedical CenterMD18 Minutes5 Blocks$193$177$23Suburbs, NIH
MarriottMetro CenterDC0 Minutes1 Block$365$192$47Downtown, Center of It All
HyattMetro CenterDC0 Minutes1 Block$308$199$45Downtown, Center of It All
Mt. Vernon B&BMt. VernonDC5 Minutes3 Blocks$190$185FreeUrban, Brownstones
CourtyardNavy YardDC15 Minutes1 Block$279$200$30Urban, Gentrification, Offices
CourtyardNew CarrolltonMD28 Minutes1 Block$179$90FreeSuburbs
CourtyardNew York Ave.DC10 Minutes1 Block$244$116$33Urban, Gentrification
Hilton GardenNew York Ave.DC10 Minutes2 Blocks$276$152$30Urban, Gentrification
Embassy SuitesPenatagon CityVA17 Minutes3 Blocks$269$139$26Urban, Airport
DoubletreePenatagon CityVA17 Minutes4 Blocks$214$101$30Urban, Airport
Residence InnPenatagon CityVA17 Minutes2 Blocks$255$144$26Urban, Airport
Crowne PlazaPenatagon CityVA17 Minutes5 Blocks$185$109$21Urban, Airport
HyattRestonVA25 Minutes5 Min. Drive$273$120$20Suburbs, Dulles Airport
HyattRosslynVA10 Minutes1 Mile$192$101$25Urban, Bike Trail Spur, Offices
Best WesternRosslynVA10 Minutes1 Block$127$100FreeUrban, Bike Trail Spur, Offices
Le MeridienRosslynVA10 Minutes1 Block$342$161$30Urban, Bike Trail Spur, Offices
Holiday InnRosslynVA10 Minutes1 Block$176$97FreeUrban, Bike Trail Spur, Offices
MarriottRosslynVA10 Minutes1 Block$253$117$19Urban, Bike Trail Spur, Offices
Red Roof InnShady GroveMD30 Minutes4 Blocks$87$86FreeSuburbs, I-270
Hyatt HouseShady GroveMD30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$144$101FreeSuburbs, I-270
Comfort InnShady GroveMD30 Minutes3 Min. Drive$121$115FreeSuburbs, I-270
Homewood SuitesSilver SpringMD22 Minutes3 Blocks$169$109$15Urban, Familes
SheratonSilver SpringMD22 Minutes4 Blocks$212$135$15Urban, Familes
CourtyardSilver SpringMD22 Minutes4 Blocks$249$149$13Urban, Familes
DoubletreeSilver SpringMD22 Minutes3 Blocks$199$103$155Urban, Familes
Hampton InnSilver SpringMD22 Minutes3 Blocks$195$118$15Urban, Familes
Hampton InnSpring HillVA28 Minutes3 Blocks$233$139$7Suburbs, Shopping Malls
Comfort InnSpring HillVA28 Minutes1 Block$104$96FreeSuburbs, Shopping Malls
Residence InnSpring HillVA28 Minutes2 Blocks$207$135FreeSuburbs, Shopping Malls
SheratonSpring HillVA28 Minutes2 Blocks$223$91$6Suburbs, Shopping Malls
HiltonTwinbrookMD25 Minutes1 Block$204$101$15Suburbs
Crowne PlazaTysons CornerVA25 Minutes1 Block$236$80$6Suburbs, Shopping Malls
MarriottTysons CornerVA25 Minutes3 Blocks$275$101FreeSuburbs, Shopping Malls
HiltonTysons CornerVA25 Minutes4 Blocks$265$89FreeSuburbs, Shopping Malls
CourtyardTysons CornerVA25 Minutes1 Block$290$79FreeSuburbs, Shopping Malls
Washington CourtUnion StationDC5 Minutes3 Blocks$256$152$46Urban, Capitol, Amtrak
HyattUnion StationDC5 Minutes3 Blocks$328$202$55Urban, Capitol, Amtrak
LiasonUnion StationDC5 Minutes3 Blocks$300$135$48Urban, Capitol, Amtrak
Hotel GeorgeUnion StationDC5 Minutes2 Blocks$369$234$45Urban, Capitol, Amtrak
Days InnVan NessDC10 Minutes3 Blocks$167$177$23Urban
Holiday InnViennaVA30 Minutes5 Min. Drive$147$87FreeSuburbs, I-66
Best WesternViennaVA30 Minutes5 Min. Drive$110$75FreeSuburbs, I-66
Rodeway InnViennaVA30 Minutes5 Min. Drive$91$97FreeSuburbs, I-66
Marriott Conference CenterWhite FlintMD25 Minutes1 Block$223$122$5Suburbs