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Top tips for finding Washington, D.C. hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Washington, D.C., you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Washington, D.C. in February and December.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Washington, D.C. if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Sunday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 0 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Washington, D.C. accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Washington, D.C. found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was R2 015, while the most expensive was R3 536.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Washington, D.C. for 2 days.
When looking for a hotel near the White House, consider the DC downtown neighbourhood. Here you will also be close to the Washington Monument, the Library of Congress and the various Smithsonian Museums.
For a 5-star break in the capital city, check out Georgetown, a historic neighbourhood a short bus ride away from Washington’s main attractions. Here you will find luxurious hotels like the Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC and the Rosewood Washington DC.
If you’re looking for a hotel near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, take a look at the Crystal City area, which will also put you in close proximity to the Pentagon.
Two good options near Reagan Airport include The Westin Crystal City, near the Crystal City metro station, and the Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Pentagon City.
Despite being the capital of the United States of America, Washington DC is actually quite small and well connected by its metro system. When travelling on a budget, look outside the I-495 ring road.
Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South offers good deals in Alexandria to the south, or Best Western Capital Beltway to the west is rated as a good business hotel. Both are about a 20 minute drive into the city.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Washington, D.C.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Washington, D.C.. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
The average price of a double room in Washington, D.C. is R4 679, but it varies considerably depending on location, facilities, and seasonality. In the last 3 days, KAYAK users have found double rooms for as cheap as R417.
For the best family hotels, check out the downtown area of DC. This area is great for families as it features a wide array of accommodations, which are surrounded by the capital’s main attractions, such as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Zoological Park. With its rooftop pool, Kimpton Donovan Hotel is an excellent option.
The Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel, with its rooftop terrace and pool offers great views of the surrounding area. Its downtown location near Dupont Circle puts the hotel in excellent proximity to the city’s main attractions. Closer to the White House, the W Washington DC also has spectacular views of iconic sites like the Washington Monument.
Just north of Downtown DC, you will find the Adams Morgan neighbourhood. Along 18th Street NW, there is a large selection of good bars and restaurants, including the Columbia Station jazz club and Smoke & Barrel, which specialises in barbecue. For accommodation nearby, check out the Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row or The Line Hotel DC, located inside a historic church.
There are a few hotels in the city centre that offer free parking, such as Motel 6 Washington DC - Convention Center, but these are rare. As an alternative, look in outlying neighbourhoods like Arlington, Virginia, where Comfort Inn Ballston offers free parking at a convenient location near Route 66, which leads directly into Downtown DC.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Washington, D.C. districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Washington, D.C. city centre
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What Washington, D.C. hotel guests are talking about
Nothing special, good location. They charge $54/day to park in their garage even for people staying at the hotel. Insane! We ended up leaving the parking garage after half an hour and that cost us $15.