Recommended Hotel: Capitol Holiday Inn
Why: Good Rates, Walk to All Monuments & Museums
There is one hotel located near the Smithsonian Metro station and it is a great choice for all travelers especially families. The Holiday Inn stands out for excellent access to the National Mall. It is easy to walk from the hotel to all the major monuments and museums. In addition the hotel is one block away from the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station that connects with all Metro lines. Families will like this hotel especially because of the outdoor rooftop pool. The Hotel was renovated in 2014 and rates average $160 per year. This is usually cheaper than the nearby Residence Inn and Hyatt House. Parking is not cheap and hovers around $40 per day. Another drawback is that the surrounding neighborhood doesn’t have much to offer in terms of nightlife. If you’re coming to DC as a tourist consider this hotel.