Best Hotel Near Woodley Park Metro
There are two hotel options within walking distance to the Woodley Park, Adams Morgan 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, in addition for 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, $250 on weekdays, $150 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.
Recommended Hotel at Woodley Park: Omni
Why: A slight edge to the Omni for large outdoor pool.
About the Adams Morgan / Woodley Park Neighborhood
Woodley Park is an affluent neighborhood in northwest DC on the red line. North of Dupont Circle, Woodley Park is home to families and young professionals in a mix of apartment buildings and single-family homes. While Woodley Park is generally quite safe, Adams Morgan, the adjacent neighborhood across the Duke Ellington Bridge does attract rowdy crowds on weekends—you can except fights even with a heavy police presence, this is the most intense bar scene in DC.
Woodley Park has a lot of dining options and family-friendly places on offer. Open City is a popular local spot. You can expect long lines on weekends, but the food is worth it, especially the large variety of vegetarian options. Brunch is particularly popular here. Hot ‘n’ Juicy serves up “finger lickin’ good” crawfish and District Kitchen is also a local hot spot. Across the bridge, Adams Morgan is a nightlife hub, mostly for college students and early to mid 20s locals, but there are a few bars that cater to a slightly older crowd. Southern Hospitality is great for dinner or drinks, and Perry’s is famous for its drag brunch. After a night at the Adams Morgan bars, get a jump on your hangover by joining the locals at the various joints offering “jumbo slice” pizza.
The main attraction at Woodley Park is the National Zoo, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Free and open every day except Dec. 25, the Zoo is a favorite for young and old alike. The pandas are a main attraction, as is the newly opened elephant habitat. Keep an eye out in the sky for the monkeys that traverse their own ziplines. Woodley Park also has easy access to the trails in Rock Creek Park.
Who is Best for this Location?
Woodley Park can be an expensive area to stay in, but is a great option for families who are looking to spend some time at the Zoo, or for visitors looking to party with the locals.
Marriott – Near the Adams Morgan / Woodley Park Metro
|Weekday Avg. Rate||$264|
|Weekend Avg. Rate||$168|
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Marriott Hotel Specs
|1 Block To Woodley Park / Adams Morgan|
|Wifi available in all guest rooms, daily fee of $12.95|
|Self-park $41/day, valet $46/day|
|Not included. Continental breakfast fee of $14.95. Full breakfast fee of $15.95. Buffet breakfast fee of $22.95|
|3, Stones Throw, Harry’s Pub, Lobby Bar|
|No Airport Shuttle|
|No Area Shuttle|
|One King or Two Doubles, Concierge, Jr. Suite, Wardman Tower|
|Pets allowed with a $50 non-refundable sanitation fee|
Omni – Near the Adams Morgan / Woodley Park Metro
|Weekday Avg. Rate||$277|
|Weekend Avg. Rate||$151|
Omni Hotel Specs
|Wifi available in all rooms, daily fee of $9.95|
|Valet only, $35/day plus tax|
|Not Included, Available in hotel restaurant ($)|
|Robert’s Restaurant (All Day)|
|No Airport Shuttle|
|No Area Shuttle|
|All Rooms Non-Smoking|
|One King, 2 Doubles, Suites With Two Queens|
|Pets allowed for $50 non-refundable fee. Weight restriction of 25 lbs.|