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What you should know about Downtown Washington D.C.

When can I find the best deals on Hotels in Downtown Washington D.C.?

Taking a look at the White House isn't the only reason to visit Downtown Washington D.C. This cosmopolitan neighborhood has an air of sophistication. The grandiose boulevards are lined with top restaurants, bars, and high-end retail spaces. Your hotel may very well sit side-by-side with an important embassy or stately museum. The summer break season is the most crowded time to visit. However, if you take a vacation in the fall, when the weather can still be beautiful but the hordes have all but disappeared, you can pick up some excellent bargains on hotel rooms in Downtown Washington D.C.

What are the Top Hotels in Downtown Washington D.C.?

The Westin Washington D.C. is one of the brand's flagship hotels. As elegant as the White House itself, you can expect a white marbled lobby, big guestrooms, and easy access to the historic landmarks in the downtown area. The Kimpton Donovan Hotel is a stylish boutique that offers modern decor, a rooftop pool, and a bar serving cocktails handcrafted by the in-house mixologist. For a perfect blend of the two, try the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, a historic property with an up-to-date interior. The on-site ICI Urban Bistro offers French cuisine with an American twist.

Where are the best areas for Hotels in Downtown Washington D.C.?

Hotels are distributed fairly evenly across Downtown Washington D.C. If you stay towards the southeast of the district, you'll be moments away from the National Portrait Gallery, an art museum which chronicles the life of the American people. A number of hotels are clustered around Connecticut Avenue. From here you can easily explore the photography and exhibits at the National Geographic Museum, admire the soaring domes and colorful mosaics at the 19th-century Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, or kick back and relax at the tiny Farragut Square park.

What are Hotels like in Downtown Washington D.C.?

The hotels in Downtown Washington D.C. tend to be a little grander than in the rest of the city. Some are large historic properties with classical pillared facades and opulent interiors reminiscent of a bygone era of travel. Others are enormous, modern structures with trendy decor and a casual feel. Some have rooftop swimming pools and cocktail bars, while others focus on business travelers, with fitness rooms, in-room desks, and high-speed WiFi. While few and far between, there is the odd boutique hotel offering a much more intimate atmosphere, usually inhabiting a former private home with as few as 4 guestrooms.

How much do Hotels typically cost in Downtown Washington D.C.?

The hotel prices are perhaps what you would imagine from the capital of the Free World. If you've got deep pockets, you won't be disappointed with a stay in one of the more lavish hotels, which will set you back anywhere between $500 and $1,000. If you don't mind forfeiting a few of the luxurious touches, like swimming pools or spas, you can still get a well-positioned 3 to 4-star for around $250 to $450. It's a little tricky to find anything for less than $120, but you do get a lot for your hard-earned cash.

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