Recommended Hotel: Fairfield Inn
Why: Free Wifi & Breakfast, Great Location
There are three hotels within a short walk to the Gallery Plaza / Chinatown Metro station. This is the heart of downtown and a premium location for tourist. We recommend Fairfield Inn over the nearby Courtyard and Hotel Monaco because it offers free wifi and breakfast. However, we found that on average for a basic room rates can be cheaper at Hotel Monaco. Regardless, staying in this premium location means the average cost of the Fairfield Inn is usually over $200 per night. Guests at the hotel sometimes complained about street noise, but that is to be expected at all three options. Hotel Monaco is a charming boutique hotel, but some guests pointed out the hotel is often used for weddings and sometimes guests end up in basement rooms. For these two reasons we suggest looking at Fairfield Inn if you are planning in staying right in the heart of downtown DC.