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Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
5 out of 5
0.4 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £250 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
4.5/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"Excellent hotel!!!Staff was amazing great customer service!!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall
3 out of 5
0.3 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is £77 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (1,974 reviews)

"Walking distance to National Mall. Close to restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall
JW Marriott Washington DC
4 out of 5
0.5 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £144 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
4.6/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and professional. Room was well maintained and clean. And the location is the best for getting around DC. Overall fantastic experience. Highly recommend!!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

JW Marriott Washington DC
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W Washington D.C.
5 out of 5
0.6 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £151 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"Nice clean room, friendly staff. Good location. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2021

W Washington D.C.
Hilton Washington DC National Mall
4 out of 5
0.4 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £119 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (339 reviews)

"There was no room service at all during our stay. The front desk did not tell us that there was a food court available under to hotel as a substitute for their lack of room service. We had to discover it for ourselves."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2021

Hilton Washington DC National Mall
Trump International Hotel Washington DC
5 out of 5
0.4 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £503 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
4.9/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)

"Great stay, very professional staff, friendly and helpful..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Trump International Hotel Washington DC
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
3 out of 5
0.4 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is £78 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,177 reviews)

"It was nice overall but only one microwave located in the lobby, for me will be better into the suite"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2021

Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
Willard InterContinental Washington
5 out of 5
0.5 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is £152 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
4.7/5Exceptional! (985 reviews)

"My stay at The Willard was awesome!! Everyone was friendly and staff were extremely helpful."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Willard InterContinental Washington
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
3.5 out of 5
0.7 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £87 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,626 reviews)

"Great place great rooms awesome views............."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
3.5 out of 5
0.8 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,188 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and orderly. It is located right in the middle of China town so you have your choice of multiple Chinese restaurants although we did not have an opportunity to eat at one. If you want your room serviced though you have to request it one day in advance so go ahead and request ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf
4 out of 5
0.7 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £143 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
4.6/5Wonderful! (612 reviews)

"Amazing hotel. The view was really nice. The rooms were very modern and clean. The staff was super friendly as well. Only con is carrying bags from the parking garage and paying for parking. Great location as well that offers a ton of food options and very lively at night time as well."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2021

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf
InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
4.5 out of 5
0.7 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is £152 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
4.5/5Wonderful! (919 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay. The room had a beautiful view and it was in a great location. The only problem we encountered was it would have been great to be able to make coffee in the room. Tea and instant caffeine were available but no coffee. I am be out of touch with what is in but I still like my morning ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2021

InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center, DC
2.5 out of 5
0.9 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £78 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (1,005 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Breakfast wasn’t great but they were generous. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center, DC
Hotel Harrington
3 out of 5
0.5 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
3.4/5Good! (1,912 reviews)

"room was cold for the price was ok what I like is that in the center of walking distance that is not a complaint."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2020

Hotel Harrington
Grand Hyatt Washington
4 out of 5
0.7 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is £109 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
4.4/5Excellent! (1,949 reviews)

"I didn’t like the toilets. It was like a public restroom in a nice hotel."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2020

Grand Hyatt Washington
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
5 out of 5
0.8 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £172 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,321 reviews)

"I compliment all the staff on friendly and professional service . The location was excellent for me. There were very limited services offered due to COVID regulations. I would recommend this hotel and will likely return if ever visiting DC in the future."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Conrad Washington DC
5 out of 5
0.8 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £169 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
4.7/5Exceptional! (244 reviews)

"It was awesome place and great service It was awesome place and great service It was awesome place and great service It was awesome place and great service"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Conrad Washington DC
Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. – Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
0.9 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £78 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,099 reviews)

"Great place to stay and your right near everything!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. – Convention Center
Yotel Washington DC
4 out of 5
0.6 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £96 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
3.9/5Very Good! (1,736 reviews)

"I knew the room would be nice by just walking into the lobby Clean room very comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2021

Yotel Washington DC
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
4 out of 5
1 mi from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £99 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
4.2/5Very Good! (2,836 reviews)

"The lobby is very beautiful, the check-in was quick and i felt very welcomed. The bed was very comfy too. The hotel has a perfect location and you can walk everywhere very comfortably."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
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Smithsonian Institution is located in a historic area of Washington known for its notable monuments and top museums. The neighbourhood is home to 25 hotels and other accommodation options, so you can find something that works for your stay.

Staying near Smithsonian Institution

Take your pick of 89 hotels and other accommodation options within a mile of Smithsonian Institution, including these options:

  • Hamilton Hotel Washington DC: This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar. Our customers like its central location and comfortable rooms.
  • Grand Hyatt Washington: This 4-star hotel features 2 restaurants, free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness centre. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its overall value and quiet location.
  • POD DC: This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi and a fitness centre. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its central location and helpful staff.

Things to see and do near Smithsonian Institution

After you've visited Smithsonian Institution, you can discover the sights and attractions within a few miles of the area.

Study the collections at National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History or Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. While you're exploring, swing by National Mall, Washington Monument and White House to learn a bit about the area. You can check out the local talent at Ford's Theater, National Theatre and Warner Theatre.

International Spy Museum and Capital One Arena are both worth a visit while you're out exploring. You might also stop by United States Capitol, located 0.7 mi from Smithsonian Institution, or Lincoln Memorial which is 1.2 mi away.

Getting to Smithsonian Institution

You can take advantage of metro transport at Waterfront Station, L'Enfant Plaza Station and Federal Center Station. If you'd like to explore around the area nearby, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

Frequently asked questions

What's the area like around Smithsonian Institution?
Smithsonian Institution is located in a historic area of Washington known for its notable monuments and top museums. If you’re looking for a convenient place to stay, take a look at the 166 hotels and other accommodation options you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best place to stay near Smithsonian Institution?
W Washington D.C. is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. It’s located just a short 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Smithsonian Institution. Other good choices within a short distance include Grand Hyatt Washington and Willard InterContinental Washington.
How many hotels will I find near Smithsonian Institution?
Expedia has 166 hotels and other accommodation options within a mile from Smithsonian Institution.
If I need to cancel the hotel reservation for my stay near Smithsonian Institution, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view top deals in Smithsonian Institution.
What can I see and do near Smithsonian Institution?
National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum feature captivating exhibits. While you’re exploring, swing by White House, Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian Castle to learn a bit about the area. You can catch a show at Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theater and National Theatre.
How can I get to Smithsonian Institution?
Nearby metro stations include Waterfront Station, L’Enfant Plaza Station and Federal Center Station. If you’d like to explore around the area nearby, you may want a car rental for your journey.

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