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.