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Washington, D.C. isn’t just the nation’s Capital, it’s also a popular tourist destination because of its wide variety of family-friendly attractions, many of which are free! There are also restaurants for seemingly every type of fare imaginable, live shows and concerts, outdoor recreation opportunities and loads of American history to explore. Whether you want to take a quick day trip into the city or make it into a full-on family vacation, there are lots to do and see here. Plus, there are plenty of family-friendly hotels that offer great amenities at affordable prices, so you don’t have to break the bank to visit.
The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is conveniently located within walking distance of some of the top attractions in D.C. including the Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Museums and the Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Guest rooms are large and spacious and for families needing extra space, there are suites available that feature separate living room areas with sleeper sofas, two large screen televisions, mini fridges and luxury bath products. There’s also a fitness center, an indoor pool, a coffee shop, market and restaurant all on-site for guests to enjoy.
If your family includes any animal lovers, than the Omni Shoreham Hotel is a great choice for you because it’s located within walking distance of the National Zoo. It also overlooks Rock Creek Park and sits on its own beautiful property of 11 acres featuring a courtyard and several lush gardens, which you can explore by foot on one of the nearby hiking and jogging trails, via a rented bicycle or even go horseback riding if you’re up for it! The metro station is just a few steps from the hotel, so you can easily head in to the memorials and museums, and kids will love the special backpack they’ll receive at check-in that includes an activity book, crayons, games and a set of binoculars.
Although The Dupont Circle hotel is luxurious and elegant, it’s also a great place for families to stay during their visit to Washington D.C. because it’s only a two-minute walk from the Metro, which will take you to all the popular monuments and museums quickly and easily. In addition to pet-friendly guest rooms, suites are also available with separate living room areas and two flat-screen televisions. And all guests have access to amenities like a fitness center, on-site laundry, complimentary Wi-Fi and a concierge that will help you plan your trip itinerary!
The Hyatt Place Washington D.C./National Mall is the perfect place to stay if you and your family want to hit all the popular attractions because it’s located just a few steps away from the National Mall, where you can explore the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and more. Inside the hotel, you’ll find large guest rooms with plush beds, 42” televisions, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and “Cozy Corner” nooks that feature a sofa for relaxing or sofa-sleeper for extra sleeping space. You and your family can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, a swimming pool, concierge service and on-site dining that’s available 24/7.
Located in the beautiful historic district of Georgetown, the Fairmont Washington D.C. was recently renovated and offers a selection of guest rooms and suites that feature large beds, 49” televisions and plenty of outlets to charge all your family’s devices. Rooms with refrigerators and DVD rentals are also available upon request. The hotel also offers some unique amenities like car service, complimentary bicycle rentals, the Balance Gym – with a sauna, steam room, indoor saltwater pool, whirlpool and fitness classes, and 24 hour room service.
Also recently renovated, the Washington Plaza Hotel is located in the trendy neighborhood of Thomas Circle and is just a few minutes away from the famous museums and memorials of D.C. The boutique-style hotel offers cozy rooms that feature unique decorations and pops of bright color, as well as pillow-top mattresses, Italian linens, flat-screen televisions, mini-fridges and bath products from Bath and Body Works. Plus, there are plenty of amenities to enjoy during your stay like an outdoor pool (open seasonally), fitness center and an on-site restaurant.
The Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is proof that you don’t have to give up luxury for family-friendly accommodations. Here, the whole family can stay in style in one of the French-style hotel’s 237 guest rooms or 17 suites that feature amenities like the extremely comfortable Sofitel MyBed and dine on delicious French fare like warm croissants and individual French-pressed coffee in the morning. It’s location just a few blocks from the White House also makes it the ideal central location for plenty of sightseeing at all the popular attractions.
Within walking distance to the White House, Smithsonian Museums and the historic memorials, the Hamilton Hotel Washington D.C. promises to offer the very best price in D.C. and backs that promise up with a price-match guarantee and a $25 Starbucks card if you find a lower rate online! Their beautifully decorated guest rooms feature comfy beds with 300-count Egyptian cotton bedding, luxury bath products, 50” televisions, mini-fridges and the fastest Wi-Fi in the city. Roomcast service also allows you and your family to stream your own content on your guest room television via Google Chromecast. Plus, during your stay, you can take advantage of the on-site Starbucks, the Via Sophia Restaurant, and the 24-hour fitness center that features Peloton bikes. In 2019, Hamilton Hotel Washington D.C. underwent a major multi-million dollar renovation that included a brand new lobby, specialty guest suites and a new bar, Society.