Hotels Near Federal Center

1484271751_08_thumbs_upRecommended Hotel: Hyatt Place
Why: On Avg. Better Rates, Newer Hotel

There are two hotel choices within walking distance to the Federal Center Metro station. We recommend taking a look at the Hyatt Place over the nearby Residence Inn. The Hyatt is a new hotel constructed in 2015. We also found that on average rates are lower at the Hyatt Place. Beyond a tendency to have lower rates the Hyatt Places and Residence Inn has a lot in common. Each hotel provides guests with free wifi, and a free breakfast. Each hotel also charges at least $40 per night for parking. Tourists will appreciate rates are usually lower on weekends at either of these choices. Before deciding on these hotels all travelers will want to consider the nearby Capitol Holiday Inn. This hotel stands out for its lower rates, rooftop pool, and close proximity to the National Mall. If Federal Center is the location you choose take a look at the Hyatt first.

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About Federal Center

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up This area is best for families who want to prioritize the museums and intellectuals reluctant for nightlife.

nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: The Federal Center metro stop lets off a few blocks from the National Mall in the midst of mainly government buildings. This area is home to the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and many of Washington, DC’s famous monuments. Travelers who choice one of the few hotel options south of the National Mall away from downtown DC will give up easy access to restaurants, bars and nightlife. The neighborhood around the National Mall is dead at night. This can be welcome for those who enjoy a peaceful walk through the National Mall, but not welcome for others. The area is surrounded by massive government buildings and when five o’clock rolls past commenters travel home leaving the area bland and sterile.


things_to_do_48Things to Do: The National Park Service operates concession stands along the Mall and during good weather you’ll find food trucks lined up on 7th or 14th streets, as well as the ubiquitous hot dog and ice cream vendors. Many of the museums are equipped with cafeterias—Mitsitam Café at the National Museum of the American Indian has won multiple awards for its indigenous American cuisine—but they can be quite expensive. In addition to the attractions along the Mall, this area also offers easy walking access to the Tidal Basin, where you can visit the Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials; the White House; and downtown Washington. Runners and bikers will particularly enjoy the lack of traffic on the Mall and the easy access to other trails. Both the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution offer tips for visiting with children.


Hyatt Place – Federal Center

Weekday Avg. Rate $215
Weekend Avg. Rate $218

Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$40 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantCityBar (Rooftop Bar & Lounge)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen

Residence Inn – Federal Center

Weekday Avg. Rate $302
Weekend Avg. Rate $162

Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking $35 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsYes. Fee $200/Stay.