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Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf
4 out of 5
1.2 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $222 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
4.6/5Wonderful! (572 reviews)

"Alexys at the front desk was AMAZING!!! So friendly and professional. Very nice rooms and amenities. Great view. Loved it and will definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf
Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall
3 out of 5
0.4 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is CA $130 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21
4.3/5Excellent! (2,005 reviews)

"Great place, great location, great staff I would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall
Willard InterContinental Washington
5 out of 5
0.8 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is CA $261 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
4.7/5Exceptional! (972 reviews)

"Great hotel, great location. All COVID procedures followed."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Willard InterContinental Washington

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Grand Hyatt Washington
4 out of 5
1.2 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is CA $182 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
4.4/5Excellent! (1,993 reviews)

"As first time guests, we found the Grand Hyatt in DC to be a decent hotel. The Lobby is beautiful and the staff were very friendly and helpful; however, we found some items lacking in our room, which dropped"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Grand Hyatt Washington
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
3.5 out of 5
1.1 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is CA $168 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,624 reviews)

"Loved the Hyatt House from the staff, to the location of the hotel, to the layout of the room. It is clean, friendly, great access to restaurants and the view of the water is beautiful. Within easy walking distance of the Mall and all its beautiful monuments. Will definitely recommend this ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf
InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
4.5 out of 5
1.1 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is CA $223 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
4.5/5Wonderful! (868 reviews)

"I really enjoyed having a balcony so I could enjoy the"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
3 out of 5
1.7 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $88 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21
4.4/5Wonderful! (606 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly. I noticed people clean in in the common areas through out the day and night. I ordered a cappuccino from the restaurant, they only had soy milk which I’ve never had in a cappuccino before. It was THE best cappuccino ever! I would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center
Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
3 out of 5
0.7 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellation
The price is CA $133 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,168 reviews)

"Great location..wonderful morning receptionist..rooms were clean and comfortable..parking is EXPENSIVE $45"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 10, 2020

Hyatt Place Washington DC/National Mall
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
4 out of 5
0.9 km from Smithsonian Institution
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4.2/5Excellent! (1,767 reviews)

"Friendly staff, convenient location. Very good. Very good"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
5 out of 5
1.3 km from Smithsonian Institution
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $244 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,330 reviews)

"Just love the location and the hotel. Really missed seeing all the staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
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Smithsonian Institution is located in a historic area of Washington known for its notable monuments and top museums. The neighborhood is home to 23 hotels and other accommodations, so you can find something that works for your stay.

Staying Near Smithsonian Institution

Choose from 91 hotels and other accommodations within a mile of Smithsonian Institution, including these options:

  • Hamilton Hotel Washington DC: This 4-star hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, 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 center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and quiet location.
  • POD DC: This 3.5-star hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and a fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers 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 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 checking out the area. You might also stop by United States Capitol, located 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Smithsonian Institution, or Lincoln Memorial which is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

Traveling around Smithsonian Institution

You can take advantage of metro transit 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, check out the 228 hotels and other accommodations you’ll find within a mile.
What's the best place to stay near Smithsonian Institution?
Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Smithsonian Institution. Other good choices within a short distance include Holiday Inn Washington Capitol - Natl Mall and Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square.
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 is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals near 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 surrounding area, you may want a car rental for your journey.

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