Hotels Near Gallery Plaza (Chinatown) Metro

1484271751_08_thumbs_upRecommended 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.

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Fairfield Inn

Weekday Avg. Rate $245
Weekend Avg. Rate $146

Chinatown Hotels at a Glance

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
Fairfield Inn1$265$211
Hotel Monaco1$219$202

About Chinatown

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Visitors not interested in a noisy, rowdy neighborhood should look elsewhere, but Chinatown is a great option for those attending an event at the Verizon Center or who are looking to party like a local. It is also easy to walk to the National Mall from this location.


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.


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).


Fairfield Inn – Chinatown

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

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

Hotel Monaco – Chinatown

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


Hotel Specs

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

Courtyard – Chinatown

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

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