Hotels Near Washington DC: Best of the 'Burbs

hotels near Washington DC

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Are you visiting the Washington DC area? D.C. is more than just The District proper. Consider hotels near Washington DC in Maryland and Virginia, which offer easy access to the city but often have cheaper prices, better parking and access to attractions like Mount Vernon, Annapolis or prime shopping in Tysons Corner. Look below for our picks:

Want a Waterfront Getaway? Consider Annapolis or the Eastern Shore.
Less than an hour from Washington, these areas offer pristine waterfront, small town charm, and some of the area's best restaurants. You can explore one of the country's most historic towns, stay at the same hotel as the cast of Wedding Crashers and of course, eat some of the area's famed blue crabs.
Hotels near Washington DC to consider:
Westin Annapolis; The Inn at Perry Cabin

For a Small-Town Feel With Easy City Access, Consider Old Town Alexandria.
Just 15 minutes from the city by car, Old Town Alexandria is one of the area's quaintest spots. Boasting historic homes, fine dining, and a plethora of boutiques, Old Town is a popular destination for DC "Staycationers" and visitors alike. Take the water taxi across to National Harbor, browse art at the Torpedo Factory, or visit one of the country's most acclaimed speakeasies, PX.
Hotels near Washington DC to consider:
Lorien Hotel & Spa; Hotel Monaco

Dulles Bound? Try Tysons Corner or Leesburg
Whether you're flying in and out of Dulles Airport or visiting one of the many businesses along the I-66 corridor, these two cities offer something for many visitors. About 20 minutes outside the city, you can visit one of the area's largest and best shopping malls, Tysons Corner, or head down 66 for a visit to the Udvar-Hazy location of the Air & Space Museum. Super secret business? The CIA is located in this area as well.
Hotels near Washington DC to consider:
Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner; Lansdowne Resort

Just outside the City? Try Chevy Chase or Arlington.
Many Washingtonians live, work and play just seconds outside of the District's borders but still within easy access to public transportation, nightlife and restaurants. Chevy Chase boasts some of the area's best shopping, with a Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and more. Arlington, home to the Pentagon, is just a hop, skip and jump over the Key Bridge into Georgetown or minutes to the popular neighborhood of Clarendon, where many of the city's young professionals live.
Hotels near Washington DC to consider:
Hyatt Regency Bethesda; Hotel Palomar

Want to know where to stay in Washington DC? Visit our other guide, here.

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