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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Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C.
Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C.
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9.2
Excellent
2800 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington
from $585
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
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8.0
Excellent
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington
from $111
The Capital Hilton
The Capital Hilton
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8.3
Excellent
1001 16th St NW, Washington
from $109
Residence Inn Washington, DC /Capitol
Residence Inn Washington, DC /Capitol
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8.5
Excellent
333 E St Sw, Washington
from $179
Grand Hyatt Washington
Grand Hyatt Washington
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8.6
Excellent
1000 H Street NW, Washington
from $116
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/US Capitol
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8.3
Excellent
1225 First St NE, Washington
from $95
The Normandy Hotel
The Normandy Hotel
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8.7
Excellent
2118 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington
from $105
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
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8.9
Excellent
806 15th Street NW, Washington
from $195
The Henley Park Hotel
The Henley Park Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
926 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington
from $109
Hyatt Regency Washington DC
Hyatt Regency Washington DC
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8.3
Excellent
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington
from $98
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.

 

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