A Local’s Guide to Embassy Suites in Washington, DC

The Embassy Suites brand is regarded as an affordable 3.5 star hotel line. Of the four Embassy Suites near DC metro lines, the clear favorite is in Friendship Heights. Although a little pricey, you’ll find DC is fully accessible with plenty to do nearby. Rooms are typically larger here compared to others, and the included amenities like free breakfast, wifi and pool gives the location a bit of luxury.

The King Street location also has a nice area, but on average is more costly, with a longer commute and higher parking fees. Pentagon City has cheaper rates and is close to DC and the airport, but the whole area pretty much shuts down for sleep by 6pm. Spring Hill offers the best weekend rates and least expensive parking fee, unfortunately the quality of the rooms are lacking. If you want to stay in an Embassy Suites, check out the Friendship Heights location first (it’s well worth the extra money).

HotelStationCommuteStateBlocksWKWKDParking
Embassy SuitesFriendship Heights15 minsDC1$282$205$26 Per Day
Embassy SuitesKing Street20 minsVA1$281$235$30 Per day
Embassy SuitesPentagon City/a>15 minsVA3$191$145$30 Per Day
Embassy SuitesSpring Hill30 minsVA3$221$107$7 Per Day

Why find an Embassy Suites Hotels Near the DC Metro?

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The Metro system in DC is fast, convenient and cheap. In fact, it’s cheaper to take the metro than to drive around, whether you’re in DC for business, vacation or just visiting.

Parking anywhere in the DC area can be expensive and frustrating. Add on the hectic traffic and limited street parking, and you’re looking at spending more time and money than it’s really worth.

The DC metro system can take you anywhere you need to go, usually within a 15 minute ride (30 if you’re out towards the suburbs). Be sure to stay at one of these hotels close to a Metro station and save the hassle.


#1 Friendship Heights

Embassy Suites in Chevy Chase

Friendship Heights neighbors Chevy Chase and is in the northern part of DC. Close to the Maryland border, visitors will find four different shopping centers with national brands and plenty of restaurants in the area. Only a block away from the Friendship Heights metro station, getting into Downtown DC only takes 15 minutes on the red line. The hotel is convenient and reviews consistently rank this Embassy Suites as a favorite amongst DC visitors for service and rooms. The high weekday rates are offset by more manageable weekend rates.

Embassy Suites – Friendship Heights

Weekday Avg. Rate $283
Weekend Avg. Rate $285
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station246 Feet
Wifi$14.95 Per Day
Parking$26 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantAtrio Café & Lounge, Willie’s Bar
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingNo

#2 Alexandria

Embassy Suites in Alexandria

The Embassy Suites near King Street metro is in the busy part of Old Town Alexandria. Nearby you see the George Washington Masonic National Memorial and all the restaurants, shopping and interesting bars in Old Town. Only a block away from the metro station, getting to DC takes 20 minutes. The hotel provides free breakfast, wifi and a pool. But, with the prime location, you also pay higher average prices and an expensive parking fee.

Embassy Suites – King Street

Weekday Avg. Rate $282
Weekend Avg. Rate $235
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station1 Block
Wifi$14.95 Per Day
Parking$30 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas

#3 Pentagon City

Embassy Suites Near DCA Airport

The Pentagon City Embassy Suites is in Arlington, close to the airport, Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon. Office workers and military personnel primarily occupy the area – making the neighborhood very safe and quiet after work hours. The metro station is a short 3 blocks away and the ride to DC only takes 15 minutes. Families and business travelers will like the quiet, convenient location and affordable rates. But for those looking to enjoy the bar scene or nightlife, you may want to look at Friendship Heights or King Street for more to do. It’s also recommended to avoid having a car, as parking fees are fairly expensive and traffic can be hectic.

Embassy Suites – Pentagon City

Weekday Avg. Rate $191
Weekend Avg. Rate $145
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$30 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantTap Twelve (American)
Shuttle to AirportYes
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingNo

#4 Spring Hill

Embassy Suites Near Spring Hill

The Embassy Suites near Spring Hill Metro station is conveniently located near Tysons Corner, well known for shopping ranging from regular brands to high-end apparel. The metro station is only a few blocks away, and getting to DC takes 30 minutes. Unlike the other Embassy Suites, the Spring Hill location has very cheap parking rates at $7 per day. It features the same amenities as the others like free breakfast and a pool, but with a much cheaper weekend rate. Wifi does however come at a fee, and the area can get extremely busy with heavy traffic, which makes walking around more difficult.

Embassy Suites – Spring Hill

Weekday Avg. Rate $221
Weekend Avg. Rate $108
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
Wifi$10.95 Per Day
Parking$7 Per Day
BreakfastFree Full Breakfast
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes. 3 Mile Radius
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor With Hot Tub
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingNo