A Local’s Guide to Hampton Inn Hotels in Washington, DC

The Hampton Inn can be found throughout the DC area near the metro lines. Of the seven we found, the best option is hands down the Silver Springs location. The combination of the fun location, low overall costs, and stellar reviews, Silver Springs Hampton Inn stood out on top. As a close second, the King Street location also had a great location and reviews, but the higher prices held it back.

Crystal City, Farragut and Navy Yard all had great locations close to DC, but total costs were much higher. Branch Ave and Greenbelt boasted cheaper rates and free parking, unfortunately the necessity of a car made these locations less convenient. If you want to stay at a Hampton Inn for your trip to DC, I suggest looking at the one in Silver Springs for the best deals.

HotelStationCommuteStateBlocksWK Avg.WKD Avg.Parking
Hampton InnBranch Ave.30 minsMD6$135$118Free
Hampton InnCrystal City15 minsVA3$226$142$15 Per Day
Hampton InnFarragut5 minsDC2$234$206$38 Per Day
Hampton InnGreenbelt30 minsMDShort, Drive$127$123Free
Hampton InnKing Street20 minsVA2$228$156$20 Per Day
Hampton InnNavy Yard15 minsDC2$193$118$43 Per Day
Hampton InnSilver Springs25 minsMD4$1584122$20 Per Day

Why Find a Hampton Inn Near the Metro

airbnb near the metro
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 Silver Springs

Hampton Inn, MD Suburbs

Silver Spring is an affluent and safe area full of restaurants, shopping and culture. Nearby are the AFI Silver Theater, Cultural Center, Arts Alley and Rock Creek Park. The Hampton Inn in Silver Springs is a few blocks to the metro stations red line, and a trip to Downtown DC area takes 25 minutes. This Hampton Inn has free hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool with hot tub, wifi and shuttle. This biggest draw is the weekday and weekend rates, being extraordinarily affordable for its location. Although the parking fee is $20 per day, combined with the low rates this Hampton Inn is still cheaper than others without giving up quality.

Hampton Inn – Silver Springs

Weekday Avg. Rate $158
Weekend Avg. Rate $122
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station 3 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$20 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes. 1 Mile Radius
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor With Hot Tub
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingNo

#2 King Street

Hampton Inn, Alexandria

The King Street metro station is right in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. All visitors will enjoy the many fun offerings in the area including shopping, restaurants, nightlife, Mount Vernon Trail and easy access to DC sites and Georgetown. The Hampton Inn is only two short blocks away from the metro, and a commute into Downtown DC only takes 20 minutes. Aside from the location, this Hampton Inn receives great reviews and offers free breakfast, a pool and free trolley to get around. The main downside is the $20/day parking fee (which isn’t too bad) and the high weekday rates.

Hampton Inn – King Street

Weekday Avg. Rate $228
Weekend Avg. Rate $156
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$20 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingNo

#3 Branch Ave.

Hampton Inn, MD Suburbs I-495

The Branch Ave Metro station can be found at the end of the Green line in Maryland, southeast of DC. The immediate area doesn’t offer much to do, but the Hampton Inn is convenient to the Capital Beltway for a quick drive to FedEx Field, Six Flags and Nationals Park. The metro station is 6 blocks from the Hampton Inn, and a commute to Downtown DC takes roughly 30 minutes. This Hampton Inn has cheap rates for both weekdays and weekends, and offers free parking. The location is nice for families who want to see more than DC’s typical sites, but not suitable for couples or travelers who may want more nightlife in the area.

Hampton Inn – Branch Ave.

Weekday Avg. Rate $136
Weekend Avg. Rate $118
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station6 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleYes. 5 Mile Radius
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingNo

#4 Crystal City

Hampton Inn Near DCA Airport

Found right in Arlington, Crystal City is an urban hub just outside of DC proper. You’ll find the Arlington Cemetery, Pentagon, National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and Mount Vernon Trail in the immediate area. The metro station is an easy 3 blocks away from the Hampton Inn, and a trip to see the sites in Downtown DC only takes 15 minutes. Business travelers and families will find comfort here, due to the lack of nightlife and pedestrian noise after 6pm. The free breakfast and swimming pool is also a nice bonus. However, watch out for weekday prices that rise substantially because of all the business travelers.

Hampton Inn – Crystal City

Weekday Avg. Rate $226
Weekend Avg. Rate $143
crystal-city-hampton-inn

Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$15 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportYes
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas

#5 Farragut Sq.

Hampton Inn in Downtown DC

Located right in DC and close to the National Mall, Farragut is primarily a commercial district. The area is very 9-5 oriented with the streets clearing out after dinner and weekends, which is good news for light sleepers. The Hampton Inn in Farragut is only 2 blocks from the metro station, and easily accessible to all of the sites, museums and monuments in DC and its surrounding areas. The hotel offers free breakfast, wifi and an indoor pool, adding an extra level of comfort. But, the location comes at a cost, with higher rates for both weekdays and weekends, and a hefty parking fee.

Hampton Inn – Farragut

Weekday Avg. Rate $234
Weekend Avg. Rate $207
farragut-hampton-inn

Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$38 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard. King, Queen, Doubles
PetsNo
SmokingNo

#6 Greenbelt

Hampton Inn, MD Suburbs

Greenbelt can be found at the end of the green and yellow line in Maryland, close to the University of Maryland. Aside from the University, visitors can also find chain restaurants, Buddy Attick Park and the Goddard Space Flight Center. The Hampton Inn is a trek from the metro station, so a taxi or driving is best (the hotels in the area don’t offer free shuttles). Greenbelt isn’t very walkable in general, so having a car is necessary. Thankfully, they do offer free parking. Overall, this Hampton Inn has affordable and consistent prices, but is only really convenient to University visitors.

Hampton Inn – Greenbelt

Weekday Avg. Rate $127
Weekend Avg. Rate $123
greenbelt-hampton-inn

Hotel Specs

Closest StationShuttle, Drive
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas

#7 Navy Yard

Hampton Inn, Nationals Baseball

Navy Yard is the home of Nationals Park and the Marine Barracks, just east of the National Mall. Also nearby are the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, US Navy Museum and tons of food and drinks. The Hampton Inn is two blocks from the Navy Yard Metro station, and can take you into the National Mall area in 10-15 minutes. The hotel has basic amenities such as free wifi and breakfast, but also boasts a nice rooftop bar with a great view of the Nationals Park. Cheap weekend rates also make this location a huge draw for baseball fans. The downside: parking fee is extremely expensive (the most compared to other Hampton Inns).

Hampton Inn – Greenbelt

Weekday Avg. Rate $127
Weekend Avg. Rate $123
greenbelt-hampton-inn

Hotel Specs

Closest StationShuttle, Drive
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas