Welcome to the nation's capital. That name neatly sums up Washington's global importance as governmental entity and its enormous appeal as a tourist mecca. There's no denying the city's role in efficiently governing the nation while charming millions of visitors each year.

Downtown Washington D.C. Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in the downtown D.C. area. All of our hotels have been approved by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Whether you are coming as a tourist or business traveler, Downtown Washington D.C. Hotels offers great hotels in the city's downtown district!

Downtown Washington D.C. Hotel Map

Featured Hotel:

InterContinental - The Willard
InterContinental - The Willard
A shining jewel in the heart of Washington DC…more

Additional Hotels:

Hyatt Regency Washington
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 US

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street
Washington, DC 20001 US

Doubletree Hotel Washington
1515 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC 20005 US

Residence Inn by Marriott Washingon DC Vermont Avenue
1199 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20005 US

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
815 14th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005 US

Crowne Plaza Hotel The Hamilton -Washington DC
14th and K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005 US

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle Nw
Washington, DC 20005 US

The Madison, A Loews Hotel
15th & M Streets N.W.
Washington, DC 20005 US

Twelve & K
1201 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005 US

Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036 US

Courtyard by Marriott Washington DC Embassy Row
1600 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036 US

Washington, DC 20005 US

Marriott Washington Metro Center
775 12th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005 US

InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.
Washington, DC 20004 US

JW Marriott Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20004 US

About Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is full of historical and contemporary significance because it is the capital city of the United States. Many of the nation's most powerful and influential people live and work within the city, and the area is full of a number of important destinations that help to tell the story of the United States and its people. It is one of the most interesting cities in the world, and people who come to visit are urged to spend as much time here as possible. With so much to see and learn about in the city, it is impossible to experience it adequately on a visit of just a day or two. In fact, given the city's significance, a person could spend weeks in Washington D.C. and never run out of things to do or see.

Washington D.C. is unique for many reasons, but one of the most interesting aspects of the city is that it does not lie within the borders of any state. Instead, it comprises its own district, separate from the rest of the 50 states. The plan to seat the government in its current location was developed in the late 1700s as lawmakers decided that the federal government should have its own district that would not be dependent upon state governments for security or enforcement of laws. A spot was chosen by President George Washington that encompassed 100 square miles. It included portions of the states of Virginia and Maryland, and it was named the District of Columbia. The city was named Washington in honor of the first president. The first session of congress in the new capital took place in November of 1800, and America's laws have been written in the city ever since.

The city of Washington D.C. lies on the Potomac River in the southeastern part of the United States. Given its location, it experiences some interesting weather patterns. The land on which the city sits used to be a swamp, and the muggy conditions associated with swampy areas still exist during the warmer months of the year. The winters cool off considerably, but temperatures rarely dip below freezing, making the cooler months much more comfortable for many people.

While in Washington D.C., many people enjoy the chances they have to see famous and notable individuals. Senators and members of Congress work in the city, and many of them are quite visible on the sidewalks and halls of government buildings. The President of the United States can also be glimpsed by those who are fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time. In addition to these important officials, many notable news and entertainment personalities can be spotted within the city thanks to its status as the center of the country's government. The city is also a gathering place for those who come from all corners of the nation to have their voices heard by the powerful lawmakers who work in the city. This makes it a terrific destination for anyone who has an interest in the ways in which the government works.