The capital of the United States, Washington DC, is one of the most significant cities in the entire world. It’s simultaneously a place with a rich history - having been the seat of government for presidents from George Washington himself to the current incumbent. Washington DC is home to the White House, Senate, House of Representatives, and much, much more. Whether you’re a politics nerd, a keen historian or just someone who likes to see the world, it’s a city worth visiting. All of these important buildings also make it a city with no end of stunning views so, when you come here to stay, it makes sense to have a vantage point from which to see everything. Below, you will find our list of the best hotels with in-room balconies in and around Washington, DC. Spend your break in any one of these and you’ll have a holiday to remember!
A stay at the Plaza puts you right in the heart of Washington, DC. You’ll be less than 15 minutes’ walk from the White House and there’s plenty to see in the area. If you choose to take a quick drive to see the houses of Congress, you’ll pass Ford’s Theatre and the Smithsonian Museum on the way and you’re well-positioned for transport links, too, with the Washington National Airport just 6.1 miles (9.8 km) away and the nearest metro station just seven minutes away on foot.
Washington Plaza Hotel
Address: 10 Thomas Circle Northwest
Price: from 119 USD
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Outdoor pool Internet services Fitness centre Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas On-site parking WiFi available in all areas Family rooms
The Hilton name is a byword for quality hotels and it only makes sense that their accommodation in downtown Washington would be among their best. The Madison is everything that you could wish for it to be - wide, spacious terraced balconies offer a wonderful space that lets you look out over the city while enjoying the hospitality for which the Hilton chain is famed. With air conditioning and free Wi-Fi in all rooms, your comfort and connections needn’t be a concern and must-see landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, are within walking distance.
The Madison Hotel A Hilton Hotel
Address: 1177 15th Street NW, Washington D.C. Downtown, Washington D.C.
Price: from 160 USD
In the heart of the city centre and just 250 metres (820.2 feet) from the nearest metro station, the Kimpton Hotel Madera is the perfect choice for people who want to spend their Washington stay in the heart of everything. The rooms are modern, bold and brightly decorated and offer iPod docking stations as well as free Wi-Fi. Other free perks include morning coffee and the loan of a bike to make your way around Washington, while those who don’t want to head down to the fitness centre can instead have spa services in their room if they wish.
When you’re on a break in one of America’s most historic cities, why not stay in a hotel with a hand in history? The Watergate Hotel is best-known for its part in the tumultuous events that led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon. Today, it’s an effortlessly modern place to stay with exceptional views from the balconies, letting you look out over the Potomac on one side and the Kennedy Center on the other. You can also enjoy the luxurious on-site restaurant and classy whisky bar, all of which makes this hotel feel a cut above the rest.
The Watergate Hotel
Address: 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C.
Price: from 249 USD
Just five minutes’ drive from Reagan International Airport, the Doubletree Crystal City is a hotel with effortless style and wonderful accessibility to the numerous sites you really should visit during your time in the city. A stay in a suite will offer you an expansive living area, complete with balcony from which you can look out over the capital. The hotel is a mere nine minutes’ walk from the Pentagon and dining options include a fabulous revolving rooftop lounge that gives you a full 360-degree view.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC – Crystal City
Address: 300 Army Navy Drive
Price: from 74 USD
Contactless check-in/check-out WiFi Private parking Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Shuttle service (free) CCTV outside property Snack bar
This hotel’s location, just 320 metres (1,049.9 feet) from the nearest metro station, puts you in the heart of Washington’s lovely Chinatown district. You’ll have access to an open-air rooftop swimming pool and sumptuous views of the city from the rooftop or balcony. The location is just 5.6 miles (9 km) from Reagan International Airport and is the perfect spot for anyone looking to see Washington at its best.
Downtown (Chinatown) Suite with balcony
Address: 875 10th Street Northwest, Penn Quarter, Washington D.C.
This chic hotel offers the perfect experience of Washington, with its proximity to the White House and Washington Monument two of its major selling points. Both are within easy walking distance and with in-room balconies in every suite, you can enjoy perfect views of the city itself. Those who visit in summer will appreciate the chance to eat on the terrace of the in-house French bistro, while an outdoor swimming pool offers the perfect chance to cool down after a stint in the on-site fitness centre.
One Washington Circle-A Modus Hotel
Address: 1 Washington Circle Northwest
This classy hotel is located just 600 metres (1,968.5 feet) from the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station and offers excellent accessibility to the West End area of the city. Just a short distance away, you’ll find the JFK Center for the Performing Arts and the fantastic on-site restaurant, Jupiter, offers comfort food with a modern twist. All of that and perfect views of the city from the balconies in selected rooms. The Fairmont is a Washington institution you’ll be glad to be a part of.
This stylish hotel, built in 1928 in Renaissance style, is an opulent place to stay with excellent views of the White House. Each room offers high-quality Bose sound systems and flat-screen TVs with each in-room balcony offering views over the city. A free shuttle is also laid on, giving you the chance to get around Washington without breaking the bank and the on-site American restaurant offers high-end cuisine. Alternatively, you could eat or drink in the rooftop bar, with its excellent panoramas of the city.
The Hay - Adams
Address: 800 16th Street Northwest, Washington D.C. Downtown, Washington D.C.
Price: from 499 USD
For anyone looking for something a little different, the Mansion on O Street, located on Dupont Circle, is a solid choice. The interior decor here very much gives the feel of a high-end boutique hotel and, with daily housekeeping, your room will always be in good shape. Excellent for business trips, guests at the hotel can rely on executive lounge access, while many of the rooms have a theme: ranging from a rustic log-cabin to an Elvis-inspired Graceland aesthetic. All this and stunning views from the in-room balconies.
The Mansion on O Street
Address: 2020 O St NW, Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.
Price: from 450 USD
Enjoy the views of downtown Washington DC
There are few cities in the world with the magnetism or the instant recognition that Washington, DC, can offer. Everywhere you look, you’ll see something soaked in history and you’ll be among the living history that exists in this place, where decisions made each day can affect the world. Take the chance to see this city for yourself and, by booking a suite in one of these hotels, you can become a part of history itself.
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