Top 12 Staycation Spots In Washington DC

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If you live in Washington and want to take some time to appreciate the city, see the beautiful cherry blossoms that flower in the Spring. Make a stop at its top spots. This city that borders the states of Maryland and Virginia is well-known for its iconic Neo-classical buildings that house the three branches of the US government–the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. It is home to Kennedy Centre, Washington’s performing arts centre, that hosts a variety of performances from opera, ballet, jazz and theatre. Museum lovers can revisit free admission museums such as the National Gallery of Arts, the US Botanic Garden, and the National Air and Space Museum, to name a few. Looking for a good place to spend a weekend of rest in your city? Check out the top staycation spots in Washington DC.

1. Washington Plaza Hotel (from USD 99)

Make the most of your Washington staycation at Washington Plaza Hotel. This four-star hotel is located in Thomas Circle Northwest, a short drive away from the White House. As for its amenities, Washington Plaza Hotel will impress you with its stunning outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym facility, a breathtaking lounge, and an on-site dining spot that serves mouthwatering American specialties. Rooms in this hotel are fully air-conditioned and WiFi-accessible. They also come with a flat-screen TV, elegant furniture, a work desk, and coffee-making appliances.


Washington Plaza Hotel

Address: 10 Thomas Circle Northwest
Price: from 99 USD

Parking Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Concierge service Restaurant Cashless payment available 24-hour front desk Safety deposit box

2. Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown (from USD 119)

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Washington, near top attractions including the White House, shopping centers, and exquisite dining spots. Rooms in this three-star hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and some kitchen appliances. The hotel has a superb on-site restaurant that specializes in American cuisine, and it is operational 24 hours every day. In addition to this, Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown has a fitness center, a swimming pool, and a spacious parking lot.


Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown

Address: 815 14th Street Northwest
Price: from 119 USD

Temporary art galleries Indoor pool Concierge service Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Physical distancing rules followed Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Non-smoking rooms Happy hour

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3. St Regis Hotel Washington D.C. (from USD 263)

The St. Regis Hotel is a six-star hotel with world-class facilities. Just a few minutes away from the White House, it has been a favourite of United States presidents since 1926. Guests here can expect personalised butler services and business services 24 hours daily. The staff can handle everything from dinner reservations to a wake-up call. Guest rooms and suites at the hotel have amenities such as a fully stocked minibar, a 32-inch (81 cm) LCD TV with cable channels, and iPod docking station. A comfy bed with Pratesi linens and down duvets will ensure a good night’s rest.


The St. Regis Washington, D.C.

Address: 923 16th Street Northwest
Price: from 263 USD

Parking On-site parking Non-smoking throughout Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Terrace Pets allowed Bar Room service

4. Four Seasons Washington DC (from USD 551)

The Four Seasons hotel has a business centre, on-site laundry and dry-cleaning facilities, and for business travellers, ironing services. There is also a saloon for all your hairdressing needs. In this hotel, guests can look forward to the multilevel 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor heated lap pool, a whirlpool, sauna, and a full service spa. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and guests can enjoy coffee and pastries in the lobby for free. Shoe-shine services are also available to guests for free. Over here, you can enjoy steak from Michael Mina Bourbon Steak Restaurant, an award-winning establishment. The hotel is 2.2 km (1.36 miles) from the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian is 3.5km (6 miles) away.


Four Seasons Washington DC

Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Price: from 551 USD

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Private check-in/check-out Terrace 24-hour front desk Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas First aid kit available Express check-in/check-out Laundry

5. The Hay-Adams (from USD 369)

This historical hotel overlooks the White House. It has on-site gourmet dining options, namely the Lafayette Room, which serves American cuisine, and Off the Record Bar, which has an extensive wine list. Rooms at the hotel have free WiFi, bed linens with fine Italian threads, and Bose CD players. Daily newspapers are provided. The Washington Monument and the Capital Building are 3.4km (2 miles) from the hotel and the National Mall is 2km (1.2 miles) away.


The Hay - Adams

Address: 800 16th Street Northwest
Price: from 369 USD

Heating Restaurant Free WiFi Concierge service Pets allowed Parking Snack bar Newspapers

6. JW Marriott Washington (from USD 159)

JW Marriott is a modern hotel, with all rooms equipped with cable TV, bed sheets with 300-thread count, and coffee- and tea-making facilities. Room service is available round-the-clock. Guests can work out at the on-site fitness centre, or have their meals at Avenue Grill, which sells American cuisine. A Starbucks cafe is also on-site for that daily cup of coffee. 24-hour concierge services and free WiFi are available in the lobby. JW Marriott Washington, DC is 800 m (0.50 miles) from Smithsonian American Art Museum and 1.6 km (0.99 miles) from National Geographic Museum.


JW Marriott Washington, DC

Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Price: from 159 USD

Facilities for disabled guests Shoeshine Currency exchange Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Hiking Dry cleaning Tennis court Heating

7. Conrad Washington DC (from USD 199)

This hotel situated in downtown Washington is conveniently located two blocks away from the Washington Convention Centre and Capital One Arena. Better still, the two metro stops, Metro Centre and Gallery Place, are just next to the hotel. Guests will appreciate the access to luxury shopping and many dining options here. The guestrooms have views of the city, cable TV, and espresso machines. An on-site restaurant, Estauray, has many seafood options on its menu, and the rooftop bar, Summit, gives visitors a chance to sit back and have a drink with a view. There is a 24-hour help desk as well. There is also free WiFi throughout the hotel.


Conrad Washington DC

Address: 950 New York Ave. NW
Price: from 199 USD

Free WiFi Shoeshine Meeting/banquet facilities WiFi Cashless payment available Heating Fitness centre Non-smoking throughout

8. Hotel Monaco Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel (from USD 178)

This hotel is located right beside the National Portrait Gallery. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre and a business centre with fax and photocopying services. The onsite restaurant, Dirty Habit, is a trendy modern lounge with an outdoor patio. Creative drinks and bites are served here. Guestrooms have cable TV and some rooms have a spa bath. Free WiFi is available though out the hotel. The Walter E. Washington Convention Centre is 750 m (0.46 miles) away.


Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, an IHG hotel

Address: 700 F Street NW
Price: from 178 USD

Non-smoking rooms Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Valet parking Laundry Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Non-smoking throughout Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Lift

9. Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC (from USD 109)

A historic hotel located 400 m (0.45 miles) away from the White House, this majestic hotel has an on-site French restaurant, the Opaline Bar and Brasserie with familiar French dishes on its menu. Coffee and tea is served daily. Each room has cable TV, a minibar, and free WiFi. The underground metro is 600 m (0.37 miles) away and the Dulles International Airport is 44 km (27 miles) from this hotel. Lincoln Memorial and Kennedy Centre are 2.5 km (1.55 miles) away.


Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC

Address: 806 15th Street North West
Price: from 109 USD

Physical distancing in dining areas Special diet menus (on request) Cashless payment available Private check-in/check-out CCTV in common areas WiFi CCTV outside property Allergy-free room

10. The Watergate Hotel Georgetown (from USD 199)

The Watergate Hotel Georgetown is located along the banks of the Potomac River in Washington. The 336 guestrooms have a floor-to-ceiling marble bathroom, each with custom La Bottega toiletries. Room also give you the chance to look out at the river with private balconies. The Top of the Gate, a rooftop bar, offers stunning views of the Georgetown waterfront and Washington Monument. Just off the hotel’s lobby is a whiskey bar. Other amenities include an on-site spa, and a fitness centre, as well as an indoor pool. Concierge services are available 24 hours. The Capitol is 5.5 km (3.41 miles) from The Watergate Hotel, while The White House is 2.25 km (1.4 miles) away.


The Watergate Hotel Georgetown

Address: 2650 Virginia Avenue NW
Price: from 199 USD

Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Spa and wellness centre Valet parking 24-hour front desk Dry cleaning Pets allowed Restaurant Lift

11. Park Hyatt Washington (from USD 329)

Located in Washington DC’s West End, this hotel boasts on-site fine dining and a relaxing spa room. This hotel has amenities such as an indoor heated pool and a spa bath for guests to use. There is also a fitness and health centre, as well as free bicycles for rental if guests want to cycle. The award-winning fine dining restaurant, the Blue Duck Tavern, has an extensive wine list and menu. Each guestroom has cable TV, plush bedding, and free luxury toiletries. Some rooms have a spa bath. The Kennedy Centre for the Arts is 1 km (0.62 miles) away. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is 1 km (2 miles) away. The Washington Monument is 3.2 km (1.98 miles) from the hotel. The National Mall is 4.8 km (2.98 miles) away.


Park Hyatt Washington

Address: 1201 24th Street NW
Price: from 329 USD

Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Garden Pets allowed Free WiFi Parking Trouser press Babysitting/child services WiFi

12. The Jefferson (from USD 423)

A trendy boutique hotel, there are tributes to Thomas Jefferson found throughout the building. A 24-hour fitness centre and butler services are available at this hotel. Guests can also relax with a massage at Petite Spa. The guestrooms are decorated in elegant colours and plush bedding. Free WiFi and cable TV are also available in the guestrooms. Some rooms have views of the sky. The on-site restaurants, Plume Restaurant and the Greenhouse, serve seasonal dishes and have an extensive wine list. The White House is 1 km (0.62 miles) from the hotel, and the Washington National Monument is 2 km (1.24 miles) away.


The Jefferson Hotel

Address: 1200 16th Street NW
Price: from 423 USD

Concierge service Pets allowed 24-hour security CCTV outside property Allergy-free room Massage WiFi available in all areas Heating

Enjoy your DC staycation

Washington DC is a busy city, with many wonderful sights and sounds. Stay in one of the hotels above and you’ll have the most delightful experience ever. So don’t wait and book your staycation today!

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