Find your own presidential suite near this all-American site in Virginia, and book your stay with Culture Trip.
Fancy a place on the Potomac River, far from the politics of the capital of the United States? One Founding Father sure did. The first president of the US found a quiet little space right on the border of Virginia and Maryland, and you can follow in his footsteps by booking into one of these first-class hotels.
This Best Western outpost is less than 10 minutes from Mount Vernon and has a nightly rate that you’d swear has remained unchanged since 1776 – pretty good considering you get king-sized beds as standard and a complimentary breakfast. You’ll also be within walking distance of George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery for when you fancy a dram of tipsy history. Prefer to take in the beauty of ol’ George’s homestead from behind a nine-iron? The Mt Vernon Country Club is also right next door.
The Waterfront is relaxing, but Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa has the monopoly on proper pampering in Alexandria. Exclusive services such as age-defying facials, rose-quartz massages and the ultimate Zen body experience are on offer to make you look as good as the dishes at the Brabo Tasting Room. Looking for a quick pick-me-up before a day touring Mount Vernon? You can grab a massage, a facial or a foot scrub in less than a half-hour.
Embassy Suites is one of the many hotels in Springfield that offers a free shuttle to Franconia-Springfield Metro Station, though you’ll want to have a flick through the hotel’s other assets before deciding to step outside. Take the complimentary, made-to-order breakfasts, the free cocktails and appetizers at the nightly evening reception or the fabulous fitness center and indoor pool, for example. There’s enough inside this hotel that will keep you busy for the weekend before you even venture beyond the front doors.
Are you hoping to cross two states and Washington DC off of your travel list? Courtyard by Marriott has you covered. This modern hotel is within 10 minutes of the Potomac River, where the borders of Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC meet. Eisenhower Metro Station and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are super-close as well, allowing you to enjoy more time relaxing in your large guest room, with its comfortable chaise sofa, ergonomic workstation and balcony overlooking Alexandria.
Looking for a home from home during a road trip around the nation’s capital? You’ll struggle to find more accommodating lodging than this Hilton hotel – especially, if you’ve got a pet in tow. Waking up in time for the complimentary breakfast is even better when your pup can stand in as your alarm clock in the pet-friendly suites. Or, make eggs your own way, using the kitted-out kitchenette. Feel like grabbing a bite out? Chinese, American and Mexican restaurants are right around the corner.
It’s hard to beat Hilton Springfield’s location right off of Interstate 95 – here, you’re within 20 minutes of Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery. For a day trip to DC, you’re welcome to leave your car parked and let the staff shuttle you to Franconia-Springfield Metro Station. This Hilton has the perks you’ve grown accustomed to, including an indoor pool, a fitness center and a Houlihan’s Restaurant on site. For souvenir shopping, Springfield Town Center mall is right across the street.
For more great Virginia stays in the shadow of Washington, see the best hotels in Alexandria; they’re bookable now with Culture Trip. Fancy a visit to the tranquil seaside? Then, book one of the best hotels in Virginia Beach. If you’re heading to Virginia in the fall, make sure you see the most beautiful foliage.
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