Best Hotels to Book Near the Air and Space Museum Parkway, Virginia

The Westin Reston Heights is a relaxing pick close to all the shops, restaurants and bars of Reston
The Westin Reston Heights is a relaxing pick close to all the shops, restaurants and bars of Reston | Courtesy of the Westin Reston Heights / Booking.com
Sara Darling

In Virginia to explore the out-of-this-world exhibits at the Air and Space Museum? Book a sublime space of your own at one of these hand-picked hotels near the Air and Space Museum Parkway – bookable on Culture Trip.

Known for its shopping, food and festivals, Chantilly is the cream of the satellite towns around DC. Golf fans will love the staggering number of courses that orbit it, but it’s perhaps best known for the Air and Space Museum on the Air and Space Museum Parkway, containing 23 ginormous galleries exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, including the supersonic Concorde, the battered exterior of the Space Shuttle Discovery and thousands of smaller, sometimes personal items crucial to key moments in space. To be first in line, book a night at one of these nearby hotels.

1. Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

Hotel

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Courtesy of Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles / Booking.com

This stately hotel is the cream of the Chantilly hotel scene. As well as being just seven minutes from the center of town (and even less from the Air and Space Museum), it overlooks a large estate comprising woodland veined with hiking trails – handy for when you want some space of a different kind. Most rooms come with lush green views, but if you want to make sure you’ve got nature on tap, ask for a nature view room and wake to the morning chorus.

2. Hampton Inn and Suites Washington Dulles

Hotel

Hampton Inn Washington Dulles
Courtesy of Hampton Inn and Suites Washington Dulles / Booking.com

Plane spotters will love this hotel, a matter of meters from the tarmac at Dulles International Airport (and the Air and Space Museum). That said, it’s ideal for the regular holiday crowd, too, packing more than your standard airport crash pad. It has a full-service restaurant with a bar and a daily happy hour, a modest but well-equipped fitness center and an indoor pool. As for the rooms, think business neutral, with zebra crossing carpets, magnolia walls and dark-wood furniture.

4. The Westin Reston Heights

Hotel

The Westin Reston Heights
Courtesy of the Westin Reston Heights / Booking.com

What the Westin Reston lacks in proximity to the Air and Space Museum (a whole 12 minutes away!), it more than makes up for in proximity ​​to the shops, restaurants and bars of Reston. You’ll also be overlooking the baize-green undulations of the Reston National Golf Course, ideal for decompressing after a day pounding the pavements. Left your clubs at home? Relax with a dip in the heated indoor pool instead, and reward yourself with dinner and cocktails at the Harvest + Vine restaurant.

5. Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

Hotel

The atrium lobby area of the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
Courtesy of Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks / Booking.com

We love the vast central atrium of this Fairfax hotel, which is like an indoor plaza, with cosy seating booths, floating sculptures and floods of natural light. Grab a drink and a Deep South-inspired bar snack from its 703 Bar + Kitchen and sink into one of the comfy sofas for an evening of casual grazing. The bedrooms and suites are equally stylish, with luxurious bedding, granite worktops and blackout curtains guaranteeing a solid night’s sleep.

6. Stafford House

Cottages

Stafford House
Courtesy of Stafford House / Booking.com

You won’t find a more charming, authentic stay than at this two-bedroom cottage on the outskirts of Fairfax. There’s a queen room and a suite to choose from, both of which are blessed with floods of natural light and have been beautifully furnished with period furniture, keeping the original polished floorboards and working wood-burning fireplaces. The suite comes with a vast bathroom, encompassing a marble-clad bath, shower, jacuzzi and sauna. Pre-order your breakfast the night before and have it delivered piping hot to your room in the morning.

After your stay here, discover where you can see the fall foliage in Virginia or head over to the capital and rest in one of the best hotels with parking or family-friendly places to stay in Washington D.C. If you’re planning on sticking with outdoor activities, D.C. has a range of things to do out in the open.

landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

X
Edit article