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Where to stay in Washington

Washington overview

Visitors to Washington speak favorably about this walkable city's museums, monuments, and historical sites. Enjoy the entertainment and theater, and even book a local tour during your stay. You can learn about the local heritage of Washington at top landmarks like Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. Ford's Theater and White House are other popular sights to visit.

Where to stay in Washington

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or a week, Washington has accommodations to fit your needs. There are 396 hotels in Washington and you can shop as many as 1457 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 45%. We have room prices as low as 21 USD per night and here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Washington as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 23 5-star hotels from 189 USD per night
  • • 232 4-star hotels from 94 USD per night
  • • 352 3-star hotels from 80 USD per night
  • • 71 2-star hotels from 36 USD per night

How to get to Washington

Fly into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the heart of Washington. Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 23.1 mi (37.2 km) away. Washington Union Station is the closest train station, located 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from the city center.

Metro stations include:
  • • 7th St. Convention Center Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km from the city center)
  • • Gallery Place Chinatown Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km from the city center)
  • • Center Station (0.4 mi/0.7 km from the city center)

What to see around Washington

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Verizon Center
  • • Nationals Park
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Here are some local attractions:
  • • Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • • National Aquarium
  • • Francis Pool
  • • Volta Park
The area's cultural scene stands out, and these are some places to visit:
  • • Ford's Theater
  • • Historical Society of Washington D.C.
  • • Civilian Art Projects
  • • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • • Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Memorable landmarks include:
  • • Washington Monument
  • • Lincoln Memorial
  • • Jefferson Memorial
  • • Smithsonian Castle
  • • National World War II Memorial
The area is recognized for its natural setting, offering these places to visit:
  • • Franklin Square
  • • Freedom Plaza
  • • Ellipse
  • • Lafayette Park
  • • Farragut Square
Popular places to visit include:
  • • White House
  • • United States Capitol
  • • Supreme Court of the United States
  • • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • • Korean War Veterans Memorial

When to visit Washington

Wondering what time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are some typical temperatures to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 61°F day, 28°F night
  • • April-June: 88°F day, 42°F night
  • • July-September: 89°F day, 57°F night
  • • October-December: 74°F day, 29°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 8.98 inches
  • • April-June: 10.83 inches
  • • July-September: 10.35 inches
  • • October-December: 9.61 inches

Washington travel guides

Washington Travel Guides