Book an unforgettable family vacation at one of these hotels in the nation’s capital.
Washington, DC is a family-friendly destination, filled with free things to do and America’s most famous monuments and memorials. The city makes for an engaging and educational destination for the kids, and these DC hotels are sure to make your family’s visit that much more enjoyable.
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Hyatt House Washington, D.C./The Wharf
This extended stay hotel combines waterfront views, easy access to one of DC’s most exciting areas and proximity to its historic attractions. Spacious suites featuring kitchenettes and plenty of room for the kids make for the perfect home base as you explore The Wharf and its 20-plus restaurants and dynamic music venues. A day of history and grandeur courtesy of the National Mall and its monuments and museums is within walking distance. In the summer, enjoy Hyatt House’s rooftop pool.
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington Marriott at Metro Center is situated in the heart of Downtown amidst an array of restaurants, shopping and attractions. Capital One Arena is also within walking distance and nearby Metro Center means you’re a short ride away from many of the city’s other must-see neighborhoods. The family will also love the indoor pool after a day of exploration.
The Darcy Hotel
The Darcy Hotel mixes style and convenience to perfection. Offering guests a unique alternative to the nearby hotels, boutique property sits at the intersection of "business and Leisure" with K Street and Embassy Row nearby. This 226-room hotel offers upscale guest rooms and suites as well as an acclaimed Robert Wiedmaier restaurant, Siren, which serves the bounty of the sea in the chef's signature style.
Capitol Hill Hotel
This classy and comfortable all-suite hotel offers an extended stay option, allowing families to discover DC and historic Capitol Hill to the fullest. Suites are equipped with kitchenettes and larger closets that allow for a longer stay, in addition to a work desk and spacious living area. The hotel also has a Capitol Kids program that adds highchairs, roll-away beds and games to your kids’ experience.
Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - National Mall
Comfort and convenience are at the top of the list when you book a stay at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol – National Mall. Historic monuments like the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial are just a short walk away. Kids of all ages will be educated and amazed inside the nearby Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC
Located in the Southwest Waterfront and within walking distance of the National Mall and the cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin, the Mandarin Oriental brings pure refinement to your family getaway to DC. The 50-foot indoor swimming pool will make the kids jump for joy, and if/when the adults get some relaxation time, they can step into pure bliss at the hotel’s spa.
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington D.C.
One of DC’s premier hotels resides on Pennsylvania Avenue and gifts charming views of Georgetown and the C&O Canal. Four Seasons is also all about families, providing all kinds of amenities for kids and child care, including board games, baby monitors, bottle warmers, strollers, diapers, children’s organic bath amenities, sports equipment and more. There’s also a Kids Concierge that can help make sure the kids have their absolute best day in DC.
JW Marriott Washington, DC
Another Pennsylvania Avenue gem is the JW Marriott Washington, DC, well within walking distance of the White House, one of DC’s most popular attractions. The luxurious Marriott is also near the National Theatre, where you can see outstanding performances, as well as the National Portrait Gallery, home to a gallery of Presidential Portraits.
Grand Hyatt Washington
With direct access to Metro Center, Grand Hyatt Washington makes your family quest across DC easy. The hotel’s beautifully outfitted rooms only add to its charms. A quick Metro ride will get you to the National Mall, and you won’t even need to take the train to go to Capital One Arena to watch the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals play. CityCenterDC is also close by, a scenic destination for luxury shopping.
The Lyle Hotel
The luxurious Lyle Hotel offers rooms with kitchenettes and cribs upon request. The hotel’s Little Lyle Experience includes thoughtful toys, a copy of the Lyle Lyle Crocodile book for bedtime and an in-room teepee. Also note that playgrounds, shopping and the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are all nearby.
Yours Truly DC
Bohemian-inspired and built with your family in mind, Yours Truly DC is located in between Dupont Circle and Georgetown, two of DC’s most intriguing neighborhoods. Guests under the age of 10 can access a book and game library, enjoy a coloring and activity book and receive a George Washington pin that grants you a free pastry.
Residence Inn Capitol by Marriott
You’ll be staying right near the National Mall and all of its wondrous attractions when you make a reservation at Residence Inn Capitol by Marriott. Rooms can come equipped with a fully equipped kitchenette and the hotel also offers a breakfast buffet if you need to eat on the go. The indoor pool makes for an awesome end-of-day activity after exploring DC’s wonders.
Riggs Washington, DC
Located in the heart of the city – putting you within walking distance of the National Mall, Capital One Arena, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and CityCenterDC – Riggs Washington, DC welcomes families with open arms. Each room features a mini-fridge, crib rentals are complimentary and the on-site café offers plenty of kid-friendly items.
Omni Shoreham Hotel
In addition to its elegant accommodations in the Woodley Park neighborhood, the Omni Shoreham Hotel puts you close to Smithsonian’s National Zoo and even has programming built around the family-friendly attraction. The Omni Sensational Kids Program includes a backpack full of goodies available upon check-in, taking your Zoo visit to the next level. The hotel also overlooks the gorgeous Rock Creek Park, which offers nature-filled adventures.
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