There are several hotels within the a few blocks of the White House. Two of the cheapest hotels near the White House are Club Quarters and the Harrington Hotel. The White House is a central location in Downtown DC. Getting to the National Mall is easy, and the Farragut or McPherson Metro Station are the closest Stations to the White House.
Why Not to Stay Near the White House
Hotel rates in downtown Washington, DC will be costly during the weekdays, and modest for most travelers during the weekends. Not everyone can afford to stay in DC. For those who don’t mind a short Metro ride into town there are many hotels just outside of DC that are within walking distance to the Metro and ride time into DC is only 20 minutes. Look into the Crystal City, or Arlington, VA Metro stations.