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Washington, D.C. Area Hotels for All Travelers


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.

Mature Couples

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.


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

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.

Party Goers

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 Couples

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.

Hotels Near D.C. in Virginia and Maryland


Hotels in Maryland Outside D.C.

1487746317_maryland_mdTravelers coming to DC from I-495 / 95, I-270, BWI (Baltimore Airport) or via the MARC will travel through Maryland. The Metro spans deep into Maryland suburbs offering excellent hotels near D.C. Identify the best neighborhoods and hotels outside of D.C. in Maryland.

Hotels in Virginia Outside D.C.

1487746372_virginia_vaTravelers 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.

Editor's Choice, Hotels in D.C. Area 2019


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.

NeighborhoodLocationWhyStationHotelCommuteAvg. WKAvg. WKD
Urban ResidentialArlington, VA#1, All AroundRosslynHoliday Inn10 mins$196$101
Urban ResidentialAlexandria, VAAlexandria w/Free ParkingBraddockBest Western20 mins$143$136
Urban ResidentialDCBed & BreakfastMt. VernonMt. Vernon B&B5 mins$125$125
Urban ResidentialDCA AirportDCA AccessCrystal CityHampton Inn15 mins$226$142
Urban ResidentialDCA AirportDCA, Free ParkingCrystal CityAmericana15 mins$115$112
Urban ResidentialAlexandria, VAFree Parking, Best ValueHuntington-EisenhowerHoliday Inn30 mins$133$119
Urban ResidentialMDLocation & BoutiqueBethesdaBethesda Court20 mins$164$100
Urban ResidentialVALocation w/ Free ParkingBallstonComfort Inn15 mins$154$118
Urban ResidentialMDLocation w/ Free ParkingBethesdaAmericana Inn20 mins$112$103
Urban ResidentialVALocation, Rates, All AroundBallstonHoliday Inn15 mins$163$107
Urban ResidentialDCLocation, RomanticDupont CircleEmbassy Row Hotel10 mins$231$156
SuburbsMDFree Parking, Best ValueBranch Ave.Country Inn & Suites30 mins$105$107
SuburbsVAFree Parking, Best ValueDunn-LoringCourtyard30 mins$183$89
SuburbsVAFree Parking, Best ValueFalls ChurchEcono Lodge20 mins$97$85
SuburbsVAFree Parking, Best ValueFranconia / SpringfieldWingate30 mins$96$87
SuburbsMD, Fedex FieldFree Parking, Best ValueNew CarrolltonCourtyard by Marriott30 mins$155$121
SuburbsMDFree Parking, Best ValueShady GroveComfort Inn40 mins$130$117
SuburbsVAFree Parking, Best ValueSpring HillQuality Inn30 mins$113$102
DowntownDCFamily, National MallL'EnfantHoliday Inn5 mins$169$160
DowntownDCNightlife, TouismChinatownFairfield Inn0 mins$265$211
VA#1, All AroundRosslynHoliday Inn
VAAlexandria w/Free ParkingBraddockBest Western
DCBed & BreakfastMt. VernonMt. Vernon B&B
VADCA AccessCrystal CityHampton Inn
VADCA, Free ParkingCrystal CityAmericana
VAFree Parking, Best ValueHuntington-EisenhowerHoliday Inn
MDLocation & BoutiqueBethesdaBethesda Court
VALocation w/ Free ParkingBallstonComfort Inn
MDLocation w/ Free ParkingBethesdaAmericana Inn
VALocation, Rates, All AroundBallstonHoliday Inn
DCLocation, RomanticDupont CircleEmbassy Row Hotel
MDFree Parking, Best ValueBranch Ave.Country Inn & Suites
VAFree Parking, Best ValueDunn-LoringCourtyard
VAFree Parking, Best ValueFalls ChurchEcono Lodge
VAFree Parking, Best ValueFranconia / SpringfieldWingate
MDFree Parking, Best ValueNew CarrolltonCourtyard by Marriott
MDFree Parking, Best ValueShady GroveComfort Inn
VAFree Parking, Best ValueSpring HillQuality Inn
DCFamily, National MallL'EnfantHoliday Inn
DCNightlife, TouismChinatownFairfield Inn

Hotels Near the D.C. Metro

HotelCommute to D.C.LocationWhy
Holiday Inn10 minsArlington, VA#1, All Around
Best Western20 minsAlexandria, VAAlexandria w/Free Parking
Mt. Vernon B&B5 minsDCBed & Breakfast
Hampton Inn15 minsDCA AirportDCA Access
Americana15 minsDCA AirportDCA, Free Parking
Holiday Inn30 minsAlexandria, VAFree Parking, Best Value
Bethesda Court20 minsMDLocation & Boutique
Comfort Inn15 minsVALocation w/ Free Parking
Americana Inn20 minsMDLocation w/ Free Parking
Holiday Inn15 minsVALocation, Rates, All Around
Embassy Row Hotel10 minsDCLocation, Romantic
Country Inn & Suites30 minsMDFree Parking, Best Value
Courtyard30 minsVAFree Parking, Best Value
Econo Lodge20 minsVAFree Parking, Best Value
Wingate30 minsVAFree Parking, Best Value
Courtyard by Marriott30 minsMD, Fedex FieldFree Parking, Best Value
Comfort Inn40 minsMDFree Parking, Best Value
Quality Inn30 minsVAFree Parking, Best Value
Holiday Inn5 minsDCFamily, National Mall
Fairfield Inn0 minsDCNightlife, Touism