Mature couples visiting DC often want a balance between accessibility to the National Mall and a hotel near D.C. within walking distance to exciting restaurants and shopping. In that case, Dupont Circle, Alexandria, Capitol South, or Bethesda are good choices.
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From the historic charm of Alexandria, to the bustling bar scene of Arlington and beautiful brownstone embassies in Dupont Circle Washington, DC has a diverse set of neighborhoods that carter to most any traveler’s expectations. Whether you’re looking to party, focused on museums, trying to impress a loved one, or bringing the whole family, DC has a neighborhood for you.EXPLORE D.C.
Use the descriptions below to find hotels near D.C. that are best for your vacation. Travelers who are looking to save a little money on hotels in the D.C. area will be pleased to know that there over 50 hotels around Washington, D.C. within 15 minute commute to downtown and the National Mall.
Most families will seek a balance of affordability, access to the National Mall for Smithsonian Museums and a neighborhood that is comfortable. All families will want to consider the Capitol Holiday Inn, then also look into hotels outside DC for free parking, breakfast and affordable rates.
Business travelers looking for a hotel around Washington, D.C. may like the Americana Hotel for the low rates, free shuttle to DCA airport, breakfast and wifi. This hotel is in Crystal City.
Mixing tourism is often what travelers want who are coming to DC with friends, or on a romantic getaway weekend. Dupont Circle, Adam’s Morgan and Chinatown are all great places to start looking at hotels close to D.C. Outside DC in Clarendon party goes will find good nightlife.
Young couple coming to on a weekend getaway typically want to find a balance between savings, walkability, and quick access to downtown and the National Mall. Take a look at Rosslyn, Ballston, or Clarendon to meet these needs.
Shoppers coming to DC can find endless options in Georgetown, Tysons Corner and Downtown DC. As for hotels in the D.C. area, we suggest staying in Tysons in order to save money and have access to the most shopping.
Travelers coming to D.C. from DCA, Dulles, or via I-66 will travel through Virginia. Virginia offers the shortest commutes to D.C. and is especially good for finding hotels near D.C. in Arlington, or Alexandria. Learn more areas to stay in Virginia and identify the best hotels outside of D.C. in Virginia.
Kate and I have evaluated over 200 hotels around Washington, D.C. in order to build this list. We looked at criteria such as affordability for the average tourist, proximity to the Metro, and the quality of the nearby neighborhood. Below are the best hotels in the Washington, D.C. area for 2018.
|Hotel||Commute to D.C.||Location||Why|
|Holiday Inn||10 mins||Arlington, VA||#1, All Around|
|Best Western||20 mins||Alexandria, VA||Alexandria w/Free Parking|
|Mt. Vernon B&B||5 mins||DC||Bed & Breakfast|
|Hampton Inn||15 mins||DCA Airport||DCA Access|
|Americana||15 mins||DCA Airport||DCA, Free Parking|
|Holiday Inn||30 mins||Alexandria, VA||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Bethesda Court||20 mins||MD||Location & Boutique|
|Comfort Inn||15 mins||VA||Location w/ Free Parking|
|Americana Inn||20 mins||MD||Location w/ Free Parking|
|Holiday Inn||15 mins||VA||Location, Rates, All Around|
|Embassy Row Hotel||10 mins||DC||Location, Romantic|
|Country Inn & Suites||30 mins||MD||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Courtyard||30 mins||VA||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Econo Lodge||20 mins||VA||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Wingate||30 mins||VA||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Courtyard by Marriott||30 mins||MD, Fedex Field||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Comfort Inn||40 mins||MD||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Quality Inn||30 mins||VA||Free Parking, Best Value|
|Holiday Inn||5 mins||DC||Family, National Mall|
|Fairfield Inn||0 mins||DC||Nightlife, Touism|