The greater Washington DC area has so many places to see and things to do – from the Six Flags America theme park to many art and history museums. Its proximity to the Naval Academy makes for some fun nautical-inspired decor and beautiful waterfront properties. Most accommodations are great for an extended stay, with all the comforts and conveniences of home. Here’s our pick – bookable on Culture Trip.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in rest, relaxation and rejuvenation for mind and body, Wellspring Manor and Spa is the place to be. This elegant property sits among the trees in Upper Marlboro. Choose from five beautifully designed suites, complete with thoughtful details such as sound therapy and a color palette chosen specifically to engage and relax your senses. Enjoy a hot-stone massage, complimentary wine and snacks by the pool, or reconnect with nature on the serenity trail.
Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of three historic buildings at Gibson’s Lodgings of Annapolis; each one has a unique charm. As the property is only steps from the City Dock and Naval Academy, you might want to opt for a nautical-themed room. Alternatively, honor the Patterson House’s Victorian-inspired heritage with a stay in one of its period-style rooms. There’s no need to decide yet – your hosts will help you pick out the right room when you arrive.
If you want to do Six Flags in style, you can’t do better than the Graduate Annapolis – one of the best-decorated hotels in the area. The combination of nautical decor and retro furniture feels nostalgic yet manages to be bold, unexpected and unmistakably modern at the same time. The beds are next-level comfortable, while downstairs, the Trophy Room serves up American comfort food. Also, the Poindexter is a great place to relax or study with a cup of joe.
You can’t beat this hotel for convenience. You’re just a 15-minute drive from Six Flags and within spitting distance of a host of other attractions. Want to get further afield? No problem. The hotel provides a free shuttle to the Metrorail. Rooms are brightly colored, clean and comfortable. Before you head out to conquer the rollercoasters, start your day with a hearty complimentary breakfast.
If you’re planning on staying in the DC area for an extended period, Homewood Suites will give you that home-away-from-home feeling. The suites have large kitchens with full-size appliances and all the tools you need to whip up something special (or just a late-night snack). Families will particularly love the spacious rooms, with flat-screen TVs and separate living spaces for when mom and dad need a little peace and quiet.
By land or by sea, the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel welcomes its guests into its luxurious waterfront property on Annapolis Harbor. The tastefully decorated rooms offer gorgeous views of Chesapeake Bay. Sit on your private balcony – available in certain rooms – and admire the ships and sailboats, or take a stroll through historic Annapolis just outside your door. Though the hotel is in the heart of all the action, you’ll sleep like a baby in the perfectly comfortable beds and soundproof rooms.
Everything you need for an extended and fun stay in Maryland is found at TownePlace Suites. The rooms, complete with kitchens, are cleverly designed for your storage needs. Also, there are washing machines, a fitness room, an outdoor barbecue and an outdoor pool. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and will happily provide you with anything you need, such as grilling equipment or recommendations in the area. Even better, you can bring your dog with you.
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