Hotels Near L’Enfant Plaza Metro

1484271751_08_thumbs_upRecommended Hotel: Holiday Inn
Why: Rooftop Pool, Easy Walk to National Mall

There are 3 hotels within a four block radius of the L’Enfant Metro station. Each of the three hotels would appeal to families visiting DC who want to be able to walk to the National Mall. On average we found that the Holiday Inn is often the most affordable, but keep in mind this hotel doesn’t offer free breakfast or commonly have rooms with kitchenettes like the nearby Hyatt House or Residence Inn. The Holiday Inn is newly renovated, and it has a rooftop pool adding some additional bonus points for families with kids. Because the Holiday Inn is one of the most accessible hotels to the National Mall we suggest travelers start here first if you are looking at staying south of the Mall near L’Enfant.

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What L'Enfant Hotel is Right for You?

While hotel options are limited south of the National Mall near either the Federal Center, Capitol South, or L’Enfant Metro stations all four hotel choices offer up a variety of experiences that should suit any travelers’ expectations. If suites rooms with a kitchenette are important the Hyatt House and Residence Inn fit the bill as good options for families, or small groups. Each offer free breakfast, and since each offer kitchenettes this can help save on food during your visit. For romantic getaways the boutique luxury minded Capitol South Hotel fits the bill. As mentioned above, families will want to prioritize looking at the Holiday Inn for several reasons.

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Is L’Enfant Right for You?

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nieghborhood_vibe_48L’Enfant Neighborhood: The neighborhood near the L’Enfant Metro, south of the National Mall is best for families who want to prioritize the walking to the National Mall every day, or intellectuals reluctant for nightlife. The area is surrounded by massive government buildings and when five o’clock rolls past commuters travel home leaving the area bland and sterile. Sometimes this is welcomed for those who enjoy peaceful surroundings, but a burden for those who crave nearby restaurants and the thrill of locals heading out for nightlife. The Mall is at its busiest during the day, but it is regarded as safe to stick around to view the beauty of the monuments lit up after dark. Altogether this neighborhood won’t appeal to all, but is close by to downtown and DCA via Metro, plus 395 runs adjacent to the neighborhood making for easy highway access.

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L'Enfant Hotel Deals


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  Holiday InnHyatt HouseResidence Inn
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Avg. Sun-Thu$169$215$302
Avg. Fri. & Sat.$160$218$162
Parking$40 / Day$40 / Day$35 / Day
WifiFreeFreeFree
Breakfast$16-$20 A La CarteFree Buffet. Hot & Cold ItemsFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Walk to MetroDirectionsDirectionsDirections
Blocks to Metro232
PicturesRoomsRoomsRooms
RoomsStandard & SuitesStandard & Suites w/KitchenStandard & Suites Available
Airport ShuttleNoNoNo
Hotel ShuttleNoNoNo
RestaurantCapitol Bistro, 21st Amendment Bar & GrillCityBar (Rooftop Bar & Lounge)None
GymCardio machines and free weightsCardio machines onlyCardio machines and free weights
PoolRooftop, Outdoor SeasonalOutdoor SeasonalIndoor
PetsNoNoNo
SmokingNoNoNo

Holiday Inn

Avg. Fri & Sat - $169
Avg. Sun-Thu - $160
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Holiday Inn
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Blocks to Metro - 2
Parking - $40 / Day
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - $16 - $20 A La Carte
Airport Shuttle - No

Hyatt House

Avg. Fri & Sat - $215
Avg. Sun-Thu - $218
Hyatt House
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Blocks to Metro - 3
Parking - $40 / Day
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Free Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Airport Shuttle - No

Residence Inn

Avg. Fri & Sat - $302
Avg. Sun-Thu - $162
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Residence Inn
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Blocks to Metro - 2
Parking - $35 / Day
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Free Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Airport Shuttle - No

L'Enfant - What to Do, Where to Eat

Easy Walk to National Mall, Families Choice

Who is Best for this Location?

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

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nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: The L’Enfant 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: While the Mall is a major tourist destination, you’ll also find DC locals enjoying the recreational and cultural opportunities the area offers. The Mall is at its busiest during the day, but it is safe to stick around to view the beauty of the monuments lit up after dark—the only nightlife the area offers. 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.

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Holiday Inn – L’Enfant

Weekday Avg. Rate $169
Weekend Avg. Rate $160
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$40 Per Day
Breakfast$16-$20 A La Carte
RestaurantCapitol Bistro (American), 21st Amendment Bar & Grill (lounge), Starbucks
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas

Hyatt Place – Federal Center

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

Residence Inn – Federal Center

Weekday Avg. Rate $302
Weekend Avg. Rate $162
federal-center-residence-inn

Hotel Specs

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