By and Large Washington, DC is Safe City
By in large Washington, DC is safe city. It probably has more types of police roving around than any other city in the U.S. With so much money flowing into this area many of the urban hubs surrounding, DC are well liked by travelers and populated by affluent professionals. It will be challenging to find too many areas in downtown, or elsewhere that make the average traveler feel uncomfortable. This makes it pretty easy to find a safe place to stay when visiting DC, but the hard part then comes finding the right neighborhood.
Ask just about anyone who has lived in DC and they will tell you the Metro will make your life easier when visiting. Considering, it’s popular to seek hotels close to the DC metro in safe neighborhoods.
Unsafe Areas, Places, Hotels & Neighborhoods to Avoid
Washington, DC has a few areas that travelers continually comment on as making them feel uncomfortable. These neighborhoods and corresponding Metro stations are Union Station, the NoMa station, and neighborhoods near the Nationals Ballpark. As you start to drift east and north after the Mt. Vernon metro station the neighborhoods show signs of hard times. Another notable area in Washington, DC to avoid is hotels near the Federal Center metro station. This station is surrounded by massive government buildings and at night the areas become eerie and desolate. As far as finding a safe hotel in Washington, DC the most popular areas / Metro stations will be Foggy-Bottom, Dupont Circle, Gallery Place, and Metro Center.