4-star boutique hotel within walking distance of the White House and Dupont Circle, with a restaurant and a seasonal rooftop bar
Hotel at a Glance: The Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
At this boutique hotel, large windows look out over downtown DC. A walk in the area leads to a number of restaurants and even the White House, located just six blocks away. A quick stroll also leads to Metro stations with train service to destinations including Capitol Hill.
- Spotlight on the junior suite: This larger space has a full kitchen complete with a dining area.
- Where to eat: Beacon Bar & Grill’s menu ranges from small plates like housemade hummus to entrees including grilled salmon.
- Skyline views: The seasonal Beacon Sky Bar pairs city scenery with cocktails on the rooftop.
- Open 24/7: a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC: Historic Charm and Dynamic Nightlife
In Dupont Circle, located about 2 miles northwest of downtown, foreign embassies housed in historic mansions neighbor hole-in-the-wall bars and boutiques. During the day, crowds gather in Dupont Circle’s park to watch chess players hustle on permanent stone-table boards. Here, you can see the neighborhood’s elaborate centerpiece—the two-tiered, white-marble Dupont Circle Fountain. At night, check out the bars along Connecticut Avenue, which range from Latin lounges to beer pubs and high-end clubs.
Two blocks from the fountain, The Phillips Collection showcases paintings by Renoir, van Gogh, and O’Keeffe. A quick ride on the Metro will get you near the National Mall, a tree-lined open space that stretches 2.5 miles, from the US Capitol Building, past the Smithsonian museums to the Lincoln Memorial.