We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Washington D.C. as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Formally known as the District of Columbia or referred to informally or simply as Washington or D.C, this city is the capital of the United States of America. Founded to become the seat of the government after the American Revolution, it was then named after the first President of the United States, George Washington.
Washington ranks as one of the most visited cities in the world with nothing less than 20 million people trooping into the city yearly.
Washington is naturally founded to become a political center but has since become a major tourist attraction as a result of several monuments and museums located in the city. The city is also an international diplomatic center housing nothing less than 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of several international organizations.
The city is also famous for being a major center of national and international media. As a planned city, the features and cityscape were pre-planned before founding the city. Broad streets and avenues radiating from rectangles are common features of Washington.
The skyline of the city has mandated by law is low and sprawling. The United States Capitol and the Washington Monument are two of the tallest structure in the city.
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