Best Family Hotels in Washington, DC for all Budgets

Washington, DC has many great hotels with all of political conferences and tourism in the Nation’s capital. But, it can be a challenge to find the best family hotels in Washington, DC among all the options!

Below are the top I recommend in and around DC organized into 3 categories:

(All of the best family hotels in DC are mapped at the end of this post)

One of the Best Family Hotels in DC is at The Wharf in Southwest DC.
One of the Best Family Hotels in DC is at The Wharf in Southwest DC.

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The Best Family Budget Friendly Hotels in DC:

1. HOLIDAY INN WASHINGTON-CAPITOL

Location: Southwest

Cost: Around $247 per room in June.

Kid-Friendly Notes: The Holiday Inn has a great location close to Smithsonians like Air and Space Natural History. Roof top outdoor pool with great views of the Capitol!

2. IN VIRGINIA – HOLIDAY INN ARLINGTON at BALLSTON– BEST OF THE FAMILY HOTELS WITH OUTDOOR POOL!

Location: Rosslyn, just across a bridge from DC.

Cost: $95 – $200 per night based on date.

Kid-Friendly Notes: Holiday Inn Arlington is across the Potomac river but the metro stop is just down the street and can get you into the city in less than 10 minutes! Free parking (which is rare!) and outdoor pool and fitness center).

Hotels with Suites (Kitchenettes) and Great Locations

1. Hyatt House at the Wharf in Southeast

Location: Southwest DC

Cost: $220-$300 per suite in June. (very varied!)

Family Trip Guides Notes: Hyatt House at the Wharf is the most recommended family-friendly hotel in DC. Great outdoor pool on the roof! Extended stay hotel suites with kitchenettes, close to attractions, waterfront views and 20+ restaurants right outside the hotel’s doors. And the National Mall is only 3 blocks away!


2. EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON INN GEORGETOWN

Location: Georgetown, Northwest

Cost: $240-$350 per suite in June. (very varied!)

Family Trip Guides Notes:Embassy Suites is of course, an all suite hotel with microwaves and refrigerators and free breakfast in beautiful Georgetown! (But may need to walk and metro to more)


3. RESIDENCE INN WASHINGTON DC/CAPITOL

Location: Southwest

Cost: Around $300 per suite in June.

Family Trip Guides NotesResidence Inn Washington/DC Capitol includes kitchenette, free breakfast, and free dinner buffet a few nights a week and the all-important, indoor POOL!


4. CAPITOL HILL HOTEL

Location: Southeast

Cost: Depends on size of suite, $150-$350

Kid-Friendly Notes: The Capitol Hill Hotel is a non-chain hotel with a great location and erks! Located on the Hill and has many different size suites to accommodate families (all with kitchenettes). Check out their Capitol Kids program for info on games, roll away beds and highchairs!


Luxury Family Hotels in DC with Fun Perks!

1. WASHINGTON MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK

Location: Northeast (Woodley Park)

Cost: $440 – $600 based on size and date.

Kid-Friendly Notes: The Washington Marriott Wardman Park is a beautiful hotel in the Woodley Park historic neighborhood with an outdoor pool. Located near the National Zoo and even includes a Zoo package for kiddos including panda and scavenger hunt!

The National Zoo is a wonderful place to explore with kids in Washington, DC.
The National Zoo is a wonderful place to explore with kids in Washington, DC.

And check out our full DC with Kids post with free things to do in DC with Kids and the Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants.

Back to the full DC with Kids Family Trip Guide!

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