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Friendship HeightsWashington

Explore the high-end retail and laid-back dining options that line the streets of this suburban neighborhood in the northwest of Washington D.C.

Friendship Heights is an affluent neighborhood, which has the peaceful atmosphere of a small town coupled with all the amenities of a city. See colonial houses sitting alongside modern apartment buildings. Find luxury retailers, shopping malls and a range of restaurants. Friendship Heights sits at the northwest edge of Washington D.C. and stretches across the border into Maryland.

The neighborhood’s combination of residential, retail and entertainment areas make it popular with families and long-time denizens. Its focal point is Wisconsin Avenue. Go to Wisconsin Place, just over the Maryland border, to find a strip of upscale outlets. Among these are well-known brands such as Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren.

For more shopping and a slice of entertainment, visit the neighborhood’s two malls. Mazza Gallerie mixes affordable dining options with exclusive jewelers, homeware and leather retailers. Catch the latest Hollywood releases at the mall’s movie theater. Browse the department stores for affordable prices at the Chevy Chase Pavilion.

Spread along the wide pavements of Wisconsin Avenue is a varied collection of bars, cafés and restaurants. Choose from family-friendly pizzerias and steakhouses to Chinese, French, Japanese and Thai cuisine.

Go to Fort Reno Park, crowned by a defensive fort used to protect the city against the Confederates during the American Civil War. During the warmer months the park is a popular picnic spot and hosts a free summer concert series.

Friendship Heights is served by the Friendship Heights Metro station, located at Wisconsin Place. From here it’s just a 20-minute metro ride into the heart of Downtown Washington D.C. Public buses also travel between the neighborhood and the city’s downtown districts.


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Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Chevy Chase Pavilion
Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Chevy Chase Pavilion
3.5 out of 5
4300 Military Rd Nw, Washington, DC
The price is £102 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

This family-friendly Washington hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Chevy Chase Circle and American University. Washington ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"Great central location for a visit to D.C. Staff is friendly and helpful. NOTE: During pandemic most amenities unavailable...no hot breakfast or coffee available on-site. Bag breakfast...bar/restaurant closed and no room service. Just be aware for comparison purposes...people are used to these items ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Chevy Chase Pavilion
Campus Cottage ~ Sleeps 10 in Tenleytown w Pking!
Campus Cottage ~ Sleeps 10 in Tenleytown w Pking!
4916 43rd Street Northwest, Washington, DC
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Located in Friendship Heights, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Chevy Chase Circle and within 3 miles (5 km) of Washington National Cathedral and American ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Comfy and convenient.

"My grown children, husband and I stayed here for several nights for our son’s wedding, which took place in a backyard a mile away. The house was comfortable and convenient. We had everything we needed and a quiet neighborhood made for a restful stay."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Campus Cottage ~ Sleeps 10 in Tenleytown w Pking!
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
4 out of 5
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA
The price is £60 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec

This family-friendly Arlington hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Fashion Center at Pentagon City, Pentagon Row and Birchmere. Arlington ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,387 reviews)

"Clean, accommodating, great customer service during my stay."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Phoenix Park Hotel
Phoenix Park Hotel
3.5 out of 5
520 N Capitol St NW, Washington, DC
The price is £72 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec

Located in Capitol Hill, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Union Station Shopping Center, United States Capitol and Supreme Court of the United ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,206 reviews)

"Property was great. Super clean and the check in process was super easy. Great location. Down the street from the State Capitol and the Washington Monument along with Historical museums. Beds and pillows were SUPER comfortable. Would definitely stay again. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Phoenix Park Hotel
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
Hamilton Hotel Washington DC
4 out of 5
1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC
The price is £107 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in Downtown Washington D.C., this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lafayette Square, White House, and CityCenterDC. Walter E. Washington ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,837 reviews)

"close to points of interest like the museum the capital etc. didn’t like the homeless in the area"…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

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Washington Court Hotel
Washington Court Hotel
4 out of 5
525 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC
The price is £78 per night from 15 Dec to 16 Dec

Located in Capitol Hill, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of United States Capitol and Capital One Arena. Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Smithsonian ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,308 reviews)

"I liked the hotel and we come back again but next time hope that there will not be a Trump rally going on that's the only thing that I did not like because they were protesting in front on the hotel that's not good for your business ."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

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