Hotels near Smithsonian Institution
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Don't miss a visit to the Smithsonian during a trip to the Washington DC area. Located right along the National Mall, these museums have something for everyone.

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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
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8.5
Excellent
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington
from $119
Washington Plaza
Washington Plaza
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8.7
Excellent
10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington
from $119
Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
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7.7
Good
1615 Rhode Island Ave Nw, Washington
from $114
Capitol Skyline
Capitol Skyline
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7.9
Good
10 'I' Street SW, Washington
from $90
The Hay-Adams
The Hay-Adams
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9.3
Excellent
800 16th Street NW, Washington
from $329
W Washington D.C.
W Washington D.C.
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8.9
Excellent
515 15th Street NW, Washington
from $254
Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House
Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House
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8.4
Excellent
1501 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington
from $121
The Dupont Circle Hotel
The Dupont Circle Hotel
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8.9
Excellent
1500 New Hampshire Ave Nw, Washington
from $186
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
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9.2
Excellent
3100 South Street NW, Washington
from $525
Quality Inn & Suites New York Avenue
Quality Inn & Suites New York Avenue
1600 New York Ave. N.E., Washington
from $149
More About Hotels near Smithsonian Institution...

What is the Smithsonian Institution?

The Smithsonian is the largest museum complex in the world. There are 19 different museums within the complex along with a Zoo and research centers. The museums include African-American History, the Air and Space Museum, and the American History Museum. There are also garden exhibits outside around the complex. 

Which Hotels Have the Best View Near the Smithsonian Institution?

There are many hotels to choose from near the Smithsonian. The Holiday Inn Washington - Capitol is just a block away from the National Air & Space Museum, and with rooms spread over the 8 stories, there are some views of the city. The Mandarin Oriental is near the museum and offers views of the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument.

What Are the Benefits or Drawbacks from Staying at a Hotel Near the Smithsonian Institute?

Since Washington DC has limited parking, there are big benefits to staying close to the Smithsonian and other downtown attractions. Most everything is within walking distance, so the best way to see the sights is on foot. Hotels with easy access to the Metro station, such as the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, make getting around even easier. Staying right in the neighborhood near the Smithsonian is ideal for those who want to spend time at the National Mall, but if you want to explore more of the city or experience some of the historical neighborhoods, the other side of the Mall is a better choice.

What Do I Need To Know About the Smithsonian Institute?

With so many exhibits and museums, there is something for everyone at the Smithsonian. Admission is free to the museums and the zoo, and most are open until 5:30. There is even an app so you can save information about your favorites or create a list of what you want to see before you visit. There are cafes available right at the museum or food carts outside during the warmer months.