Hotels Near Gallery Place (Chinatown) Metro

1484271751_08_thumbs_upRecommended Hotel: Pod Hotel
Why: Simple Room, New Hotel, Savings Over Nearby Options

There are four primary 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 Pod Hotel over the nearby Courtyard, Hotel Monaco and Fairfield Inn & Suites because it offers a basic room with an inviting rooftop bar. The premise of Pod is that you get the essentials. The hotel doesn’t have a gym, pool, or free breakfast, nor does it offer parking. What you get is a basic room, and being a new hotel those rooms while spartan are up to date. The hotel also boasts a rooftop bar, coffee bar, restaurant and whiskey bar. Since most tourist won’t be spending a majority of time in the room we like Pod Hotel for its lower rates than nearby competitors. Still don’t overlook the nearby hotel Monaco for a charming boutique option, just don’t book Monaco when they are hosting a wedding, and avoid the basement rooms. Until Pod we usually suggested Fairfield Inn & Suites, they offer free breakfast and free wifi. Altogether, you’ll still find better deals outside DC than in the heart of the city, but Pod is the best shot at saving some cash while being able to stay in the heart of it all.

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Pod Hotel DC

Weekday Avg. Rate $220
Weekend Avg. Rate $181

Chinatown Hotels at a Glance

HotelBlocksWKWKDInternetParkingBreakfast
Pod Hotel1$220$181Free WifiNoneNot Included
Courtyard1$294$237Free Wifi$59 Per DayNot Included
Fairfield Inn1$265$211Free Wifi$42 Per DayFree Hot & Cold
Hotel Monaco1$219$202Fee $13$50 Per DayNot Included
HotelBlocksWKWKD
Pod Hotel1$220$181
Courtyard1$294$237
Fairfield Inn1$265$211
Hotel Monaco1$219$202

About Chinatown

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Chinatown is the pulse of downtown DC. The area is home to the National Portrait Smithsonian Museum, Spy Museum and home to many bars and restaurants that keep things happening at all times. Its easy to walk to the National Mall from here. Visitors not interested in a noisy, rowdy neighborhood should look elsewhere.

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nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Chinatown in DC is a very busy urban neighborhood. Populated with businesses, apartment buildings, shopping, and nightlife, Chinatown never shuts down. Being at the crossroads of major metro and bus lines, this area is a big hangout for the city’s teenagers, so it can get quite rowdy. Mostly home to young professionals, this area also includes a few low income housing complexes and a large homeless shelter. While generally a safe neighborhood, visitors will notice a higher amount of panhandling in Chinatown and should be cautious in the area at night.

things_to_do_48Things to Do: DC’s main sporting venue, the Verizon Center, is located in this neighborhood and is the home venue for the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystic. The Verizon Center also hosts major concerts and a variety of other entertainment options throughout the year. Chinatown boasts its share of DC’s museum scene as well. Both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are housed within the old Patent Office building, and the National Building Museum and the International Spy Museum are close by. Shoppers will find mainstream brands (Urban Outfitters, Loft) on 7th Street, Chinatown’s main drag, or can head to nearby City Center for upscale shops like Kate Spade or Louis Vuitton.

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what_to_east_48What to Eat: This area boasts a wide variety of dining options and nightlife. While there aren’t as many Chinese restaurants as you might expect, visit China Boy for a no-frills but authentic and budget-friendly experience. For a casual lunch, stop in at Dangerously Delicious for a slice of hearty, savory pies or treat yourself to a slice of their famous Baltimore Bomb. Try Graffiato for artisanal pizzas and Prosecco on tap. Headed out for the night? Chinatown bars run the spectrum from divey (Iron Horse and Rocket Bar offer cheap beer and bar games) to more sophisticated (try Flight Wine Bar’s international offerings).

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Pod Hotel – Chinatown

Weekday Avg. Rate $220
Weekend Avg. Rate $181
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Hotel Specs

Closest StationGallery Plaza / Chinatown
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingNone
BreakfastAvailable at Coffee Bar
RestaurantCrimson Diner, Rooftop Bar, Wiskey Bar
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymNo
PoolNo
Room TypeStandard Room (Pods) Twin, Queen
PetsNot Allowed
SmokingNot Allowed

Fairfield Inn – Chinatown

Weekday Avg. Rate $265
Weekend Avg. Rate $211
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station1 Block
WifiFree Wfi
Parking$42 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantThe Irish Channel (pub)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolNo Pool
Room TypeStandard. King, Queen, Doubles
PetsNo
SmokingNo

Hotel Monaco – Chinatown

Weekday Avg. Rate $219
Weekend Avg. Rate $203

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Hotel Specs

Closest Station1 Block
Wifi$12.99 Per Day
Parking$50 Per Day
Breakfast$10-$20 A La Carte
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolNo Pool
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsYes
SmokingNo

Courtyard – Chinatown

Weekday Avg. Rate $294
Weekend Avg. Rate $237
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$59 Per Day
Breakfast$14-$21 A La Carte
RestaurantGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (American)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor With Hot Tub
Room Type Standard. King, Queen, Doubles
PetsNo
SmokingNo