There are a handful of DC hotels that are easily walkable to the Tidal Basin to view the Cherry Blossoms. For a majority of visitors the Metro will be the primary way to access the Tidal Basin and view the cherry blossoms. Below are our handpicked hotels for visiting DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Best Handpicked Hotels for 2017 Cherry Blossoms
|Best Cherry Blossom Hotels||Why|
|1||Capitol Holiday Inn||Walking Distance to Tidal Basin|
|2||Residence Inn||Walking Distance to Tidal Basin|
|3||Fairfield Inn & Suites||Downtown, Walk or Metro to Tidal Basin|
|4||Holiday Inn, Rosslyn||Free Parking, Quick Metro or Bike to Tidal Basin|
|5||Quality Inn, Tysons||Affordable Rates, Free Parking, Off I-95, Metro to Tital Basin|
|6||Comfort Inn, Ballston||Free Parking, Quick Metro to Tidal Basin|
Finding a Hotel Near the Tidal Basin & Navigating D.C.
If access to the Tidal Basin, Cherry Blossom Festival activities, Smithsonian Museums and the National Mall is a priority then travelers should prioritize a hotel on the Metro’s Orange or Silver lines. These lines connect with the Smithsonian station that leaves riders about 15 minutes to the Tidal Basin.
How to Save Money on Hotels in DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival
Find a cheap hotel for the 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival doesn’t have to be hard. Washington, DC is blessed with an excellent public transportation system. Travelers coming to DC can save a lot on hotels by staying outside of Washington, DC in the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia and then using the Metro system to commute into the city.
If walking from your hotel to the Tidal Basin is a priority then the best bet for a hotel is the Capitol Holiday Inn. The hotel sits right off the National Mall about 7 blocks from the Tidal Basin. There aren’t too many hotels that are close to the Jefferson Memorial. Most hotels in DC sit on the other side of the National Mall. Keep in mind the Capitol Holiday Inn isn’t the best hotel for walking to restaurants, and shops, those hotels would be downtown.
Holiday Inn – L’Enfant
|Closest Station||2 Blocks|
|Parking||$40 Per Day|
|Breakfast||$16-$20 A La Carte|
|Restaurant||Capitol Bistro (American), 21st Amendment Bar & Grill (lounge), Starbucks|
|Shuttle to Airport||No|
|Gym||Cardio machines and free weights|
|Room Type||Standard & Suites Available|
|Smoking||Yes. Designated smoking areas|
Best Hotel for Getting to the Cherry Blossoms by Bike
DC offers some outstanding bike trails, and the trails span deep into many different areas of Virginia and Maryland. Having a bike offers up opportunities to see other areas of the National Mall that have cherry blossoms such as Hains Point. Depending on how serious of a biker you are there are several areas to chose from that can be access by bike. Here some ideas: