Have Kids? Well, Then Travel to These Top Family-Friendly D.C. Hotels

When it comes to booking a hotel in Washington, D.C. for a vacation, kids don't care about the famous chef who owns the in-house restaurant, the 24-hour fitness center or the thread count on the sheets that will keep them warm at night. Children want to be close to fun activities and get amenities that they don't normally receive at home. There are a number of family-friendly hotels in the district that will make your stay so comfortable you won't want to leave!  

One of the most often asked question by children about a hotel is -- Do they have a pool? Several of these top hotels do like the JW Marriott and the Four Seasons so be sure to pack a swimsuit and dive in for some fun after a long day of walking to attractions.

The Kimpton hotels are known to pamper kids with a number of amenities geared just for them. As a part of the 'Kimpton Kids' program, your child will receive a welcome gift and parents can breath easier with safety kits featuring nightlights and outlet covers. Hotel George, Topaz and the Hotel Palomar – even offer a pet to keep you company – a goldfish that they let you 'borrow' during your stay. (And now your kids can never say they didn't have a pet!)  

A home away from home awaits you and your loved ones at these family-friendly hotels in the nation's capital.  




JW Marriott Hotel Washington D.C.
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Located close to The White House and National Mall, the JW Marriott features 15 floors with 755 rooms and 22 suites that are decorated in an appeasing sleek, modern style. The hotel boasts a number of amenities including an indoor heated pool...  Read More

Carlyle Suites Hotel
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Not everyone can afford the luxury hotels in the district but the boutique Carlyle Suites Hotel is an affordable find near Dupont Circle with unique touches throughout its 170 art deco suites including Temper-Pedic beds and eco-friendly hotel...  Read More



The staff of this hotel will make you want to book your return trip soon because of their amazing attention to detail. Be sure to check out their magnifique package which offers a 50 percent discount on your children's room, complimentary...  Read More



Light, airy and spacious rooms featuring a colorful Moroccan and Le Cirque style influence, Topaz is a gem to stay at either on vacation with family or for business travel. Families will love the amenities offered with the Kimpton Kids program....  Read More



A pet that your kids can enjoy but you can give back when you leave. What parent can beat that? The Hotel George offers guests a complimentary goldfish to keep in their room during their stay to keep them company. But if you decide to bring your...  Read More



While many of the Washington, D.C. hotels go for the historic angle, the Palomar aims for a more modern art-focused theme given their location near galleries in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Popular with a younger crowd, they offer a yoga mat...  Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C.
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When you think of luxury, the Four Seasons will always come to mind and there is a reason for that. The 222 room hotel offers upscale, elegant accommodations and an attentive staff to cater to your every need. The hotel has a family welcome...  Read More

The Hay Adams Hotel Washington D.C.
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When you think family-friendly, a luxury hotel doesn't really come to mind but at the Hay-Adams everyone is welcome. Be sure to check out their specials offers under the family section which include a backpack full of fun-filled treats including...  Read More



Going to see a late evening show, game or concert at the Verizon Center? Don't rush home after the final quarter, act or song. Stay the night at this charming Penn Quarter hotel located right beside the arena. Bold colors meet luxurious style at...  Read More

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
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Don't be surprised if your children never want to leave this resort but can you blame them when they offer events featuring a two-story ice slide, fountain shows choreographed to music, a village made out of ice sculptures and a PEEP scavenger...  Read More


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