Hotels Near the Smithsonian Museums, Monuments and National Mall

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Best Hotel for Access to the National Mall

It’s not uncommon for tourists to dedicate their entire vacation to exploring the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and Monuments. Families with those expectations will appreciate the Capitol Holiday Inn for its modest rates, walk-ability to nearby museums and rooftop pool. The drawback to this location is a lack of restaurants or nightlife options nearby.

Staying in Downtown & Walking to Museums

Tourist who want the most entertainment at night may want investigate hotel options in downtown DC, near the Chinatown station, or Metro Center station which connects to the Smithsonian station. Its easy to walk from downtown DC to the National Mall, and will take between 15 to 20 minutes.

Staying in Arlington & Utilizing the Metro

Staying in Arlington near the Rosslyn, Ballston, or Court House metro stations offer guests easy access to the Smithsonian metro station via a 20 minute ride along the orange line without transferring. While the neighborhood is less charming staying near DCA in Crystal City is an easy way to commute to the National Mall in about 15 minutes without transferring.

Top 3 Tourism Hotels in DC

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#1

Families, Roof Top Pool

Holiday Inn – L’Enfant

Weekday Avg. Rate $169
Weekend Avg. Rate $160
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$40 Per Day
Breakfast$16-$20 A La Carte
RestaurantCapitol Bistro (American), 21st Amendment Bar & Grill (lounge), Starbucks
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas

#2

Hyatt Place – Federal Center

Weekday Avg. Rate $215
Weekend Avg. Rate $218
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station3 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking$40 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantCityBar (Rooftop Bar & Lounge)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room TypeStandard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingNo

#3

Residence Inn – Federal Center

Weekday Avg. Rate $302
Weekend Avg. Rate $162
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Hotel Specs

Closest Station2 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
Parking $35 Per Day
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsYes. Fee $200/Stay.
SmokingNo