Washington Hotel Guide

Washington is, of course, the capital city of the United States. One of the world's best collections of museums is located in the heart of town, along and around the greenspace known as the "National Mall". The museums - and a growing number of monuments - continues to make Washington one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. And the overwhelming influence of the U.S. government makes it a popular spot for conventions and meetings of all kinds.

The Metro system (that's the subway and above-ground rail) is the only way to get around when visiting DC, especially for those who are doing "the tourism thing". There are lots of hotels near Metro stations in DC, northern Virginia and suburban Maryland. From there you can get to all the hot spots in the core of the city by disembarking at the Smithsonian, Union Station, Archives, Capitol South and Federal Triangle Metro stops. Metro uses a "fare card" system - you buy a magnetically-encoded pass that holds a dollar value which gets debited each time you leave the system. Trip costs are based on distance traveled, so check the charts in the station before you buy your card.

Anyone headed to the DC Convention Center will want to find their way to the "Mount Vernon Square-Convention Center" stop on the Yellow and Green lines.


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Archives Navy Memorial Penn Quarter DC Metro Station

The Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter station is on the Green and Yellow Lines of the DC Metro subway...more

Brookland Catholic University DC Metro Station

The Brookland-CUA Metro station is on the DC subway system's Red line in upper Northeast DC. The ?CUA? in...more

Capital One Arena

Capital One Arena (formerly named Verizon Center) is the downtown Washington, DC home of the...more

Capitol South DC Metro Station

The Capitol South station is located on the Blue and Orange lines of the DC Metro subway system. The station...more

Carnegie Institution for Science

The Carnegie Institution for Science was created by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1902. It...more

Charles F Smith Center

The Charles F Smith Center (aka, "Smith Center") is the arena that is the home of the George...more

Cleveland Park DC Metro Station

The Cleveland Park station is on the Red line of the DC Metro subway system. It's one of two stations often...more

Columbia Heights DC Metro Station

The Columbia Heights station is on the Green Line of the DC Metro subway...more

Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House is a historic home located in Washington, DC. It's a museum, rental venue for...more

Dupont Circle DC Metro Station

The Dupont Circle station is on the DC Metro subway system's Green Line and serves the Dupont Circle...more

Farragut North DC Metro Station

Farragut North is a subway station on the Red line of the DC Metro system. It serves the heart of the...more

Farragut West DC Metro Station

The Farragut West station is on the Blue and Orange lines of the DC Metro subway system. It's just a block...more

Federal Center SW DC Metro Station

Federal Center SW is the name given to a subway station on the DC Metro system's Blue and Orange lines. ...more

Federal Triangle DC Metro Station

Federal Triangle is a station on the Blue and Orange lines of the DC Metro subway system. The station serves...more

Foggy Bottom DC Metro Station

The Foggy Bottom-GWU station is on the DC Metro system Blue and Orange lines. It serves the area around...more

Fort Totten DC Metro Station

Fort Totten is the first subway station you'll come to in DC if you're coming into the city on the DC Metro...more

Friendship Heights DC Metro Station

The Friendship Heights station is on the Red Line of the DC Metro subway system. The station is located on...more

Gallery Place Chinatown DC Metro Station

The Gallery Place-Chinatown station is a transfer point between the Green/Yellow and Red lines of the DC...more

George Washington University - GWU

George Washington University - GWU is a real "downtown" university, located just a few blocks west...more

Georgia Avenue Petworth DC Metro Station

The Petworth neighborhoods in northwest Washington, DC is served by the Georgia Avenue-Petworth station on...more

Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial is the national tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the country's third president and...more

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center is located on the Potomac River waterfront in Washington, DC. Every year it hosts...more

Judiciary Square DC Metro Station

The Judiciary Square station is on the Red Line of the DC Metro system. There are several federal...more

L'Enfant Plaza DC Metro Station

L'Enfant Plaza is the site of a DC Metro system station that is a transfer point between the Blue/Orange and...more

Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is at the west end of the Mall and is the home of the famous seated statue of...more

McPherson Square DC Metro Station

McPherson Square is a station on the Blue and Orange lines of the DC Metro subway system. It's one of the...more

Metro Center DC Metro Station

Metro Center got its name as the central transfer hub of the DC Metro system, providing transfers between the...more

Mount Vernon Square Convention Center DC Metro Station

The Mount Vernon Square-Convention Center station is on the Green and Yellow lines of the DC Metro system. ...more

National Archives Building

The National Archives Building is the most famous of the buildings operated by the U.S. National...more

National Building Museum

What is now the home of The National Building Museum was built between 1882 and 1887 as the...more

National Gallery of Art

While it's near the center of the museums on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the National Gallery of...more

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is located above the Judiciary Square Metro station and...more

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture became the newest member of the country's...more

National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History reopened in 2009 after being closed for several years for a major...more

National Museum of the American Indian

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of the American Indian has a prime location...more

National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial opened in 2004 as a rather belated tribute to the more than 16 million...more

Nationals Park

Nationals Park opened at the beginning of the 2008 major league baseball season as the new home of the...more

Navy Yard DC Metro Station

The Navy Yard station on the DC Metro system's Green line is just a block away from Nationals Park, home of...more

New York Avenue Gallaudet University DC Metro Station

The New York Avenue-Florida Avenue-Gallaudet University station on the DC Metro Red line is located near the...more

RFK Memorial Stadium

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium is the home of the DC United soccer team and former home of the...more

Rhode Island Avenue DC Metro Station

The Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood station is on the Red line of the DC Metro subway...more

Shaw Howard University DC Metro Station

The Shaw-Howard University station is on the DC Metro subway system's Green/Yellow...more

Smithsonian DC Metro Station

Come out of the ground at the Smithsonian station on the DC Metro system's Blue or Orange lines and you'll...more

Smithsonian Institution

This is the location of the iconic Smithsonian Institution building known as The Castle. ...more

Stadium Armory DC Metro Station

The Stadium-Armory station is on the Blue and Orange lines of the DC Metro subway system. RFK Stadium and...more

Takoma DC Metro Station

The Takoma station is on the Red line of the DC Metro system. It's an above-ground station in the upper...more

Tenleytown American University DC Metro Station

The Tenleytown-AU station is on the Red line of the DC Metro system. It provides mass transit access to the...more

The Anthem

The Anthem is a concert and event venue on the Southeast Waterfront in Washington, DC. It opened in...more

Union Station

Union Station is both a historical landmark and the arrival point for those coming to Washington, DC...more

Union Station DC Metro Station

The Union Station station is on the Red line of the DC Metro system and provides access to the Amtrak,...more

United States Capitol

The United States Capitol Building is the meeting place of the U.S. Senate and House of...more

United States Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court building is the location of the offices of and hearings held by the...more

Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL) play at Capital One Arena in...more

Washington Nationals

Since 2008 the Washington Nationals have played their home Major League Baseball games at Nationals...more

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA) play home games at Capital One...more

White House

The White House is the home of the President of the United...more

Woodley Park Zoo DC Metro Station

Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan is the name of a station on the DC Metro system's Red line. It provides...more

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