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 DC and a premium location for tourist. We recommend Pod Hotel over the nearby, Hotel Monaco and Fairfiend 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 since the hotel was built in 2016 those rooms are new. 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.

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What Chinatown Hotel is Right for You?

As for the other hotel options near Chinatown, don’t overlook the nearby Hotel Monaco for a charming boutique option. This will make for a good choice if you are planning a romantic getaway to Washington, DC. It is helpful to avoid Monaco when they are hosting a wedding, and avoid the basement rooms. Until Pod was built for this location we usually suggested Fairfiend Inn & Suites because they offer free breakfast and free wifi. Use the widget below to find the best deal on hotels near the Chinatown Metro station.

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Is Chinatown (Downtown DC) Right for You?

nieghborhood_vibe_48Chinatown Neighborhood: 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. It’s easy to walk to the National Mall from here. Visitors not interested in a noisy, rowdy neighborhood should look elsewhere. Visitors will notice a higher amount of panhandling in Chinatown and should be cautious in the area at night. Chinatown is the home of the Verizon Center which hosts the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystic. The Verizon Center also hosts major concerts and a variety of other entertainment options throughout the year. 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.

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Avg. Sun-Thu$220$265$219
Avg. Fri. & Sat.$181$211$203
ParkingNone$42 Per Day$50 Per Day
WifiFreeFree$12.99 Per Day
BreakfastAvailable at Coffee BarFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items$10-$20 A La Carte
Walk to MetroDirectionsDirectionsDirections
Blocks to Metro211
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RoomsStandard Room (Pods) Twin, QueenStandard. King, Queen, DoublesStandard & Suites Available
Airport ShuttleNoNoNo
Hotel ShuttleNoNoNo
RestaurantCrimson Diner, Rooftop Bar, Wiskey BarThe Irish Channel (pub)None
GymNoCardio machines and free weightsCardio machines and free weights
Pool NoNoNo
PetsNoNoYes
SmokingNoNoNo

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

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Avg. Fri & Sat - $220
Avg. Sun-Thu - $181
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Blocks to Metro - 2
Parking - None
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Not Inlcuded
Airport Shuttle - No

Fairfield Inn & Suites

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Avg. Fri & Sat - $265
Avg. Sun-Thu - $211
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Blocks to Metro - 1
Parking - $42 Per Day
Wifi - Free
Breakfast - Free Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
Airport Shuttle - No

Hotel Monaco

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Avg. Fri & Sat - $219
Avg. Sun-Thu - $203
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Blocks to Metro - 1
Parking - $50 Per Day
Wifi - $12.99 Per Day
Breakfast - $10-$20 A La Carte
Airport Shuttle - No