This luxury 4 star Top Secret Hotel, ‘4 star – Great deals next to the Capitol!’, treats its guests to the very best in location, accommodation and hospitality. Situated right on Capitol Hill, all of the major tourist attractions and other places of interest are within short walking distance so you can explore the museums, National Mall, Smithsonian and other monuments at your leisure. The minute you walk into the hotel’s elegant lobby you will be made to feel welcome and comfortable; the hotel staff strive to accommodate your every need so feel free to ask them any questions or for recommendations on the local area. The acclaimed, in-house restaurant serves regional dishes and can provide private dining for large groups visiting on business if requested. There is a relaxing Health Club, complete with a superb swimming pool for the perfect R&R time after a busy day seeing the sights. Offering its guest rooms and suites for hugely reduced rates; you’ll be hard pushed to find a better deal in the area.
A great way to start your trip is at the nearby Smithsonian Institute, where you can get a better idea of the local attractions and orientate yourself in the city. The Institute is home to a total of 19 museums and galleries, exploring everything from space travel to contemporary art. There are informative guided tours available at any of the museums that most take your fancy, and plenty of interactive elements to entertain children. Kids will particularly enjoy a trip to the IMAX cinema at the Natural History Museum.
With so many national monuments and memorials it’s almost impossible to get to visit them all in one trip, but fit as many as you can in before returning home – a task made easier by the organised sight-seeing tours. Visiting the monuments at night-time is an especially magical experience as many are spectacularly illuminated and the hectic crowds have disappeared. History enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to get closer to some of the world’s most famous literates, politicians, generals and statesmen, honoured in sites such as the DC War Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial.
Take a short journey on the Circulator bus to the bustling and lively Georgetown neighbourhood for an insight into the city’s colonial past. Once a major port and commercial hub, it is now an up-scale shopping and dining district, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The tree-lined cobbled streets are packed with fine-dining restaurants, serving dishes from around the globe and an abundance of boutique shops and international designer stores, and enjoy a laid-back vibe.