The Best Hotels to Book Near the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

Stay in luxury at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC
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7 September 2021
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The Lincoln Memorial, honoring one of the most popular US presidents, is a famous Washington DC landmark. Its prime location on the west end of the National Mall puts you within walking distance of the White House, Washington Monument and much more. Scratch off your sightseeing list easily when you stay at one of these top hotels near the Lincoln Memorial – bookable on Culture Trip.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

A large and stylish seating area of the Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., with many cushioned sofas, chairs and round tables.
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Get acquainted with Washington DC’s stunning waterfront at the Mandarin Oriental. Its five-star luxury guest rooms are spacious and feature smart technology, but it’s the spa-inspired bathrooms and water views that’ll relax you the most. A deep-soaking bath, marina views and access to a revitalizing spa will tempt you to trade sightseeing for spending time near the water. As well as being close to the Lincoln Memorial, the hotel is also near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Hyatt House Washington DC/The Wharf

Hyatt House Washington DC:The Wharf
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If you plan to monument-hop your way through DC, let Hyatt House Washington introduce you to another side of the city, namely the Wharf. The river views from your studio suite will make you eager to unpack and explore the waterfront. The harbor is lined with shops and restaurants that’ll keep you busy between Hyatt’s free Morning Spread breakfast and handcrafted cocktails at the H Bar in the evening. Spend a long day on the water and enjoy a cruise on the ferry from the Wharf to Georgetown.

Arc the Hotel

ARC THE.HOTEL, Washington DC
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Only two blocks from George Washington University, Arc the Hotel will teach you a thing or two about comfort. Luxury linens and bath amenities, combined with a mobile concierge, allow you to slip into solitude. Each suite features a spa-inspired granite bathroom, courtyard views and a king-size bed with a pillow menu to send you straight to sleep. You can spoil yourself further with exclusive discounted services at two nearby spas.

The River Inn

The River Inn
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The River Inn’s panoramic windows, full kitchens and separate living and dressing rooms elevate even a single overnight. These fully furnished apartments are ideal for those spending a few nights in DC, particularly with the unlimited complimentary access to Georgetown Yoga’s in-studio classes. The 1mi (1.6km) journey to the Lincoln Memorial and National Mall is no biggie, especially atop a complimentary REI bicycle. Take advantage of the wheels and explore the C&O Canal path.

Hotel Hive

Hotel Hive
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Hotel Hive is DC’s first micro-hotel, and it delivers big on style and locale. This Foggy Bottom hotel has an awesome selection of loft rooms with rustic beams, high ceilings and exposed brick. All rooms have king, queen or bunk beds, perfect for a two-person budget-friendly stay. You’d think that the 10-minute walk to the Lincoln Memorial is no big deal; you’ll reconsider after a few pints and slices at the &pizza Shop downstairs.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Arlington Rosslyn Key Bridge

Homewood Suites by Hilton Arlington Rosslyn Key Bridge
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A five-minute drive from the Lincoln Memorial, this Homewood Suites is close to the key monuments yet away from the downtown traffic. Daily hot breakfasts and evening socials will make you linger in the lobby long after you’ve left your king studio suite. There’s no pressure to take the bus downtown; calm hiking along the Palisades Trolley Trail will give you great views of the Potomac and Georgetown without needing to cross the river.

State Plaza Hotel

State Plaza Hotel
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The State Plaza Hotel, seated between the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, is an all-suite abode in the tree-lined Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Fully equipped kitchens and a fitness center make it effortless to keep your home routine; a run around the National Mall and a healthy home-made breakfast will make you long to live like a local. The Garden Café downstairs is open daily for a quick breakfast if you find yourself hitting the snooze button from your king-size bed.

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Expansive carpeted suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, with silver and grey furnishings and city views
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Your business trip will lean heavily into the pleasure side at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Imagine looking from your suite’s desk and staring out at the nation’s capital. Picture yourself taking a longer lunch to enjoy afternoon tea in the lobby or ending a meeting early for a cocktail in the on-site lounge before heading out for sightseeing. It’ll be easiest to take a cab to the Lincoln Memorial, but if you’re interested in visiting spots near Pentagon City, it’s a short walk to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.

While there is plenty to see and do in Washington DC, take an exciting weekend getaway, or bask in the sun at one of the nearby beaches if the weather is on your side. Make the most of the city views with the best hotels with a balcony, or opt for accommodation with a pool – bookable now with Culture Trip. Round your days off by trying the signature dishes of the American capital, including favorites new and old.

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