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....  Read More

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...  Read More

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...  Read More



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...  Read More

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...  Read More



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...  Read More



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...  Read More



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...  Read More

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...  Read More



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....  Read More


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