Recommended Hotel: Omni Hotel
Why: Outdoor Pool, Historic
There are two hotel options within walking distance to the Woodley Park Metro station near the National Zoo. Those are the Marriott, and Omni. Travelers should understand that both hotels are built as mega hotels for conferences and sometimes high school field trips. You might feel like a number here rather than a guest. On the plus side, the hotels sit in a charming neighborhood and the hotel grounds are well cared for creating more of a resort feel. The price point for either hotel is similar, $275 on weekdays, $155 on weekends. Don’t expect to get freebies like internet, parking or breakfast, all that is charged and usually at a premium. In terms of choosing one or the other the Omni is older, but has a nice outdoor pool. The Marriott has a more modern décor. Frankly, it’s too close to call. Check prices, and either hotel should suit guests who have chosen this excellent neighborhood as a jump off point for business or tourism.