Best Hotels for July 4th Fireworks
W Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Ask For: Mall views.
embrace that We-the-People spirit and join the hundreds of thousands of
spectators on the National Mall, but this is one night when it pays to act like
a Beltway insider. The grande dame Hay-Adams Hotel—which competes only with the
White House for the best views of the massive fireworks display—is closed this
summer for renovations, so check out nearby newcomer W Hotel, whose rooms and
11th-floor rooftop lounge, P.O.V., overlook the Mall. For primo access, the
year-old W is offering a Boom with a View package that includes a room and
rooftop concert tickets.
Bonus View: On any given day at the W, you’ll likely
spot the Marine One helicopter—surrounded by Secret Service choppers—taking off
and landing. Come spring, the cherry blossoms explode into a panorama of