Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations in Washington, DC

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Looking for free Wi-Fi in Washington, DC? Wi-Fi is short for “wireless fidelity” and allows you to connect to the Internet from just about anywhere in Washington, DC. Whether you're visiting from out-of-town or just looking for a change of scenery, there are a number of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the city. The following cafes, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and other businesses offer free WiFi internet access to the general public.

Internet Access and Cell Phone Service on the National Mall

In the fall of 2006, the Smithsonian Institution installed a Common Wireless Access System to provide extended cellular coverage and free public wireless Internet access for all of the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. Free Wi-Fi, public wireless Internet access is available at limited hotspots; and the Castle's Great Hall and the Enid A. Haupt Garden (adjacent to the Castle). Outdoor Wi-Fi access at the National Museum of the American Indian plaza and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Indoor Wi-Fi HotSpots are available in several museum cafeterias, auditoriums, and conference rooms.

Wifi Locations Throughout DC

ArtiZen Café 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Asylum - 2471 18th Street NW

Aziz Cafe - 9th and O Streets NW

The Bread Line - 1751 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Busboys and Poets - 2021 14 Street NW

Columbia Heights Coffee - 3416 11th St.


Couscous Café - 1195 20th St NW

Cravings - 1110 U St. NW, Washington, DC

Crumbs & Coffee - 1737 Columbia Rd (Adams Morgan) NW

CyberSTOP Cafe - 1513 17th St. NW

DC Public Libraries

District Deli - 1099 14th Street NW

Dupont Wireless (on Dupont Circle itself)

Farragut Square area - intersection of Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW

Federal Communications Commission Offices - 445 12th St.


Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries - 1335 Wisconsin Ave, NW

FoodBarDC - 1639 R.St. NW

Freedom Plaza Open Park Network - Pennsylvania Ave and 14th St NW

Health Bar - 1612 U St. NW

Hotel George - 15 E Street NW

Hotel Helix - 1430 Rhode Island Ave, NW

Hotel Madera - 1310 New Hampshire Avenue NW

Hotel Monaco - 700 F Street NW

Hotel Rouge - 1315 16th Street, NW

Juice Zone - 1990 I St., NW

Jolt 'n Bolt Coffee and Teahouse - 1918 18th NW

Leftbank - 2424 18th St, NW

The Love Cafe - 1501 U St. NW

Maranon's Cafe/Bar and Lounge - 3521 14th Street N.W.

Mocha Hut - 1301 U St., NW

Murky Coffee - 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Open Park Project - provides coverage on the National Mall in front of the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Capitol Visitors' Center

Omni Shoreham Hotel - 2500 Calvert St NW

Politics & Prose Bookstore Café - 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW

Port City Java - 701 North Carolina Ave. SE

Quizno's Subs - 1300 L St. NW

R & B Coffee House - 1359 H St. NE

Radisson DC - 2121 P Street, NW

School Without Walls - 2130 G Street, NW

Soho Tea & Coffee - free for customers - 2150 P St and 22nd St NW

Steam Coffee Shop - 1700 R St. NW

Taste of India -2621 Connecticut Ave. NW

Topaz Hotel - 1733 N Street NW

Tryst Coffeehouse Bar & Lounge - weekdays - 2459 18th Street NW

Warehouse Cafe and Theater - 1021 7th Street NW