Washington, D.C.

Hotels in Washington, D.C.

You’ll find one of the country’s best cultural scenes in Washington, D.C. In recent years, the our nation’s capital has also undergone a serious restaurant and nightlife renaissance. To craft your perfect itinerary in our up-and-coming capital, turn to this Washington D.C. travel guide.

Things Not to Miss in Washington, D.C.
Travel to Washington, D.C. is a unique experience. Its most notable neighborhoods include Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Downtown, and DuPont Circle. Here’s what to do there and beyond:

• The White House
• Cherry trees (springtime only)
• Washington Monument
• Lincoln Memorial
• Vietnam Veterans Memorial
• John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
• 17 Smithsonian museums; don’t miss the National Air and Space Museum

When to Visit Washington, D.C.

• Washington, D.C. travel in the spring is the best time to go—the weather is beautiful and the cherry trees are in bloom.
• During the hot summer months, many of the nation’s leaders head out of town, while travelers from all over the world flock to the city’s monuments.
• That means the city is lively, but July and August can be crowded and buggy.
• The holiday season is a lively time to visit Washington, D.C. For many, the White House Christmas tree is a sight to behold, historic theaters stage classic Christmas performances, and carolers make their way down the avenues.

The Hilton Washington is just a stone's throw away from Dupont Circle and is convenient to a number of Washington, D.C. area attractions, including Georgetown and the Smithsonian National Zoo.

This chic boutique hotel just steps from the Capitol melds cutting-edge design and décor with Southern comfort.

One of the city's finest hotels, this rebuilt 19th-century residence also boasts what is arguably the city's best location: directly across Lafayette Park from the White House, with knockout views of the famous mansion from the sixth, seventh, and eighth floors.

A nip of sherry from a crystal tumbler in this house's aristocratic sitting room may make you feel like a guest in a very elegant private home—and so you are. The 1883 Dupont Circle mansion, which you'd be forgiven for mistaking for a minor embassy, has been in the Ross family since 1989.