Best 10 Hotels for Families in Washington DC

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    A Guide to Family Friendly Hotels in Washington DC

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    The best hotels for families in Washington DC offer comfortable accommodations and are convenient to the city's top sightseeing attractions, restaurants, shopping and public transportation. While there are dozens of family-friendly hotels in the nation’s capital, the following properties are prime places to stay with kids and stand out for their location, affordability and amenities.

    See what makes each hotel unique and learn about the kid-friendly features so that you can choose the one that best suits your family's needs. The indoor swimming pool at this first hotel is one of the largest in Washington DC. See photos and learn about the best hotels for families.

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    J.W. Marriott Washington DC

    J.W. Marriott Washington DC. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to, Inc.

    J.W. Marriott Washington DC is a luxury hotel with an excellent location on Pennsylvania Avenue, near some of Washington DC’s most popular attractions. The hotel is less than a 10-minute walk to the National Mall and has easy access to museums, monuments, the White House, the National Theatre, shopping and dining. The hotel is a good choice for families because there are plenty of rooms that are large enough to sleep four people and the property has an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi and an on-site restaurant. Babysitting services can be arranged. For inexpensive dining options, food courts are located nearby at the Ronald Reagan Building and the Shops at National Place.

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    Address: 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington DC
    Phone: (202) 393-2000
    Closest Metro: Metro Center and Federal Triangle

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    Omni Shoreham Hotel Washington DC

    Omni Shoreham Washington DC Swimming Pool. Photo © Omni Shoreham

    The Omni Shoreham Washington DC is a huge hotel (834 rooms) that overlooks Rock Creek Park and is located within walking distance to the National Zoo. It is a short Metro ride away from Downtown and the National Mall. If you are looking for a relaxed urban resort, this property is a top choice for families, especially in the summer. You will enjoy the oversized outdoor pool (May through October) and extensive grounds. The Omni Sensational Kids program is designed to keep children happy. Upon check-in, kids receive a backpack with games, activity books and crayons.  On their first night, kids also receive milk and cookies delivered to their guest room.

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    Address: 2500 Calvert St. NW Washington DC
    Phone: (202) 234-0700
    Closest Metro: Woodley Park

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    Courtyard Convention Center (Washington DC)

    Courtyard Convention Center Lounge. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to, Inc.

    The Courtyard Convention Center is a family-friendly hotel with an ideal location in the Downtown Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington DC and is surrounded by world-renowned museums, historic attractions, the Capital One Arena (DC’s largest arena and event venue) and an extensive selection of great restaurants. The National Mall is a 10-15 minute walk or just a short Metro ride away. The Marriott hotel offers 188 guest rooms and suites in a unique property that was once a bank. There is an indoor pool and whirlpool. Two restaurants are on-site and local eateries offer delivery service.

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    Address: 900 F St NW, Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 638-4600
    Closest Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

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    Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

    Lobby of the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to, Inc.

    Located just steps from the Washington Convention Center and CityCenterDC, the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel is conveniently located near the Capital One Arena, the International Spy Museum, Chinatown, the National Portrait Gallery and a variety of restaurants and shopping. Families can take advantage of the Kids Eat Free promotions that are often available as well as packages that include tickets to the Spy Museum. The family-friendly hotel has two on-site restaurants and guest access to a nearby spa and fitness center.  Local restaurant delivery is available.

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    Address: 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 898-9000
    Closest Metro: Mt. Vernon Convention Center and Gallery Place/Chinatown

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    Hotel Rouge Bunk Bed Suites for Families

    Hotel Rouge Bunk Bed Room. Photo © Kimpton Hotels

    Hotel Rouge is a 137-room boutique style hotel in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. It is conveniently located near many of Washington, DC’s popular attractions, landmarks, shopping, theaters, restaurants, and nightlife. Newly redesigned accommodations include specialty Bunk Bed Suites for families and Kitchenette Suites. The hotel offers complimentary use of their custom bikes (available on a first come, first serve basis). Hotel Rouge also offers KimptonKids essentials including a list of kid-friendly Washington, DC activities including parks, restaurants and enriching classes.

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    Address: 1315 16th Street, NW. Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 232-8000
    Closest Metro: Dupont Circle and Farragut North

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    Capitol Hill Hotel

    Capitol Hill Hotel Lobby. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to, Inc.

    The Capitol Hill Hotel has an excellent location and is one of the closest hotels to the U.S. Capitol, Union Station, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress.  With some of the largest guest suites in Washington DC, the Capitol Hill Hotel is an ideal place for families to stay. The guestrooms feature kitchens or kitchenettes and microwaves as well as complimentary continental breakfast. A Family Getaway Package includes Metro passes. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

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    Address: 200 C Street SE Washington DC 
    Phone: (888) 960-8766
    Closest Metro: Capitol South

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    Mayflower Washington DC Hotel

    The Mayflower Washington, DC Hotel is a historic landmark with a prime location between the White House and the popular Dupont Circle neighborhood. This hotel is a good choice for families because it has convenient access to Metro, dining, shopping and entertainment venues. The luxury hotel has 657 guest rooms and 74 suites, a fine dining restaurant and a fitness center.  The Mayflower completed the final phase of a top-to-bottom guest room renovation in March 2015.

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    Address: 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC
    Phone: (202) 347-3000
    Closest Metro: Farragut North and Farragut West

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    Avenue Suites Georgetown ( Washington DC)

    Avenue Suites Georgetown. Photo © Avenue Suites Georgetown

    Located on the edge of Georgetown, Avenue Suites is a family-friendly hotel with easy access to downtown Washington DC and an endless line of shops, restaurants and nightlife. The stylishly renovated property offers modern conveniences with a separate living room, sleeper sofa and full kitchen. The hotel is within walking distance to the Foggy Bottom Metro, a grocery store and the Potomac waterfront.

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    Address: 2500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Phone: (877) 736-2500
    Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom

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    Sofitel Hotel (Washington DC)

    Sofitel Hotel. Photo © Sofitel Hotel

    The Sofitel Hotel, a 237-room luxury property, has a prime location on Lafayette Square across from the White House in Washington DC. The Sofitel is a good hotel for families who are looking for upscale accommodations. The hotel offers a discount of 50% on the cost of a second room for children between 8 and 16 years old. The two rooms are either adjoined or located close to each other, depending on availability. Breakfast is free for one child under 12 who is sharing the parents' room. Children are also treated with Petit Prince amenities such as an infant/toddler bathrobe, bath amenities and a Petit Prince activity book and diary. A late 4 p.m. check-out can be arranged upon availability of the room. There is a French Bistro on-site and good access to many other restaurants and amenities. Metro is located just one block away.

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    Address: 805 15th Street NW Washington DC
    Phone: (202) 730-8800.
    Closest Metro: McPherson Square, Metro...MORE Center and Farragut West

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    Embassy Suites Hotel Washington DC Convention Center

    Embassy Suites Washington DC. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to, Inc.

    Embassy Suites Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Washington DC, just steps from the upscale shopping and dining options in the newly opened CityCenterDC complex. It is within easy walking distance to Metro and about 7 blocks from the National Mall (a quick Metro ride). Embassy Suites offers big suites with spacious bedrooms, refrigerators, microwaves, and two 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Breakfast is free. There is a recently renovated indoor swimming pool and fitness center.

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    Address: 900 10th Street NW, Washington DC
    Phone: (202) 739-2001
    Closest Metro:  Metro Center, Gallery Place/Chinatown and  McPherson Square

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