Going to DC's Verizon Center? Here's Where to Rest Your Head

When it comes to entertainment venues, the Verizon Center is one of the best options in Washington, D.C. to see a great concert or watch a thrilling game. Performers known throughout the globe like Madonna, Shania Twain and Ariana Grande, bring their world tours to this arena. Sports fans rejoice being able to catch games by home teams like the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals.

Many of these entertainment options happen late so why fight the crowds out of the crowded parking deck and Metro stations? Just stay in the nation's capital for the night. There are a number of top-notch hotels within walking distance of the Verizon Center featuring beauitfully appointed rooms and amazing amenities.

You will find bold colors and luxurious style at Monaco Washington, D.C., a Kimpton Hotel. This pet-friendly venue even lets you borrow a gold fish as a temporary pet. The Marriott Marquis opened just under a year ago but has become a hot spot for area business and leisure travelers and features an underground concourse connection to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Harrington Hotel is billed as 'Washington's Tourist Hotel' and you will see why when you discover its great location near attractions and activities. 

Whatever fun event brings you to the Verizon Center you will be sure to find incredible hotels right nearby.





This luxury hotel offers 237 comfortable art deco inspired rooms and suites with comfortable beds and marble bathrooms featuring glass-enclosed showers. Guests may head to ICI Urban Bistro to enjoy French cuisine with a contemporary twist. Refreshments are to be savored at the stylish Le Bar which features a drink menu of specialty martinis, champagne and wines. Opened in 2002, the contemporary hotel is an updated historic landmark building constructed in 1880. Close to The White House, Sofitel is in a prime location for sightseeing and museum visits. METRO: McPherson Square.

Henley Park Hotel Washington D.C.
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Blending historic luxury and gracious service, the Henley Park Hotel has been serving guests since 1918. The hotel was originally an apartment building hosting senators, congressmen and high society but today caters to business travelers and tourists from around the world. Featuring nearly 100 rooms and suites, each rooms showcases antique furnishings blended with modern comforts like free Internet access and large flat-screen televisions. Be sure to check out the Wilkes Room, a drawing room featuring a fireplace where afternoon tea is served by reservation or get in-room spa services including massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, and facials. METRO: Gallery Place-Chinatown.

Morrison Clark Inn Washington D.C.
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For those looking for lodging that is a departure from big box hotels, make your way to the Morrison Clark Inn. Built in 1864, the Victorian mansion has been converted into a lovely boutique hotel close to the Washington Convention Center and Capitol Hill. Rooms feature a Neo-classic and French country theme with warm, rich colors. While the hotel promotes its historic roots, it has plenty of modern amenities including complimentary internet access, 24 hour business center, an in-house fitness room and a seasonal pool. Check out their website for special offers on packages. METRO: Metro Center


Combining a sleek modern art look and adding touches of history to the decor give The Hotel George a revolutionary look. Located adjacent to the U.S. Capitol building, guests are in a prime location for sightseeing and tourist attractions. If you don't want to walk, use a complimentary bike from the hotel. Make sure to reserve one quickly because they are loaned out on a first come, first serve basis. The establishment offers guests a complimentary wine tasting every day between 5 to 6 p.m. known as Kimpton's Happier Hour. After quenching your thirst, head on over to the French fare restaurant Bistro Bis which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. METRO: Union Station or Gallery Place-Chinatown

Hotel Harrington
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Who needs a car when you are staying just a half block away from Pennsylvania Avenue? Billed as 'Washington's Tourist Hotel' because of its close proximity to the Capitol and The White House, this venue has 242 guest rooms including 26 deluxe family rooms. Named for hotelier and founder Harrington Mills, the hotel celebrated 100 years of service to the nation's capital in 2014. Check the specials tab on their website to see if you can get a discount on your stay. If you forgot something at home, check out the lobby gift shop for personal items or souvenirs. METRO: Metro Center.

Featuring 16 floors and hosting 794 rooms and 13 suites, the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel is located within walking distance of the Verizon Center, CityCenterDC and the National Portrait Gallery. Rooms feature large windows to let in an abundance of natural light and views of the downtown landscape. After a long day of touring or business meetings, relax at the hotel's Aura Spa featuring a number of services including body scrub, massages and facials. Keep up your workout routine while at the Vida Fitness Center which offers free weights and cardiovascular equipment. METRO: Gallery Place-Chinatown

This upscale hotel may make you not want to leave to go sightseeing or attend a meeting. Wit an indoor swimming pool, an executive business center and five noteworthy restaurants and bars to chose from, (Starbucks anyone?) who would blame you for staying? Located in Penn Quarter across from CityCenterDC, the hotel has 897 guest rooms including 26 suites featuring high-speed internet and 42' flat panel televisions. Stay on your fitness routine while working out at their health club with a personal trainer available for a fee or just take a break relaxing in the sauna. METRO: Metro Center.

Welcoming guests and high profile clients since the 19th century, the Willard InterContinental is a grand old school luxury hotel with a rich history including being the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his inspirational 'I Have A Dream' speech. Just a few blocks away from The White House and National Mall, the hotel offers 335 spacious guest rooms and 41 luxury suites. Try out the on-site health and fitness center or unwind in the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Check out the dining and drinking options including the French bistro style Cafe du Parc and the Round Robin bar. METRO: McPherson Square

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
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Occupying nearly an entire block in Washington, D.C., the Marriott Marquis is the biggest hotel in the district. Standing 16 floors high and featuring 1,175 rooms including 49-suites, the hotel offers guests headed to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center a convenient underground concourse connection to the facility. Rooms are appointed in elegant, classic decor that will make you not miss home during your stay. Even if you aren't a fitness buff, you will want to work out in the 8,000 sq.-foot 24 hour fitness center. Be sure to check out the atrium which features an enormous skylight the size of a football field. METRO: Gallery Place-Chinatown

Bold colors meet luxurious style at this charming Penn Quarter boutique hotel right near the Verizon Center. There are 183 guestrooms and several suites for patrons to chose from including the Queen Deluxe, King Premier and Monte Carlo rooms. Each night, the hotel hosts an evening wine hour in their lobby where you can sample a wide variety of white and red selections. Be sure to check out their restaurant Poste Moderne Brasserie which delivers a menu of unforgettable dishes from breakfast until dinner. Not only are guests treated well but so are their animals too. Pets are accepted without size or weight restricts. For those who travel without their pet, hotel staff will even bring you a goldfish to keep you company. METRO: Gallery-Place-Chinatown or Metro Center


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