Family resorts and kid-friendly hotels
in Washington, D.C.

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Are you dreaming of visiting ‘The Evergreen State?’

Learn a lot about American history and visit significant memorials and monuments such as the White House, The Capitol, Old Town Waterfront, and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park while enjoying time with your family.

We put together a list of the best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Washington, DC, so check it out and find your perfect accommodation!

Best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Washington, D.C.

Salamander Washington DC

Experience the perfect combination of comfort and luxury at Salamander Washington, DC. Located in Southwest Waterfront, this five-star hotel offers a complimentary stay for children.

Take advantage of the hotel’s babysitting services and the kids’ club while you unwind in the on-site full-service spa. Have some splashy fun at the hotel’s indoor pool, and then grab a delicious meal your kid will enjoy at the on-site restaurant.

This family-friendly hotel is located just a short walk from The National Mall and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Omni Shoreham Hotel

Known for its excellent location close to the city’s main attractions, Omni Shoreham is one of the best family hotels in DC.

This four-star hotel offers a complimentary stay for children and encourages you to bring your furry friend along. You can relax in the hotel’s spa or have a lovely family picnic in the picnic area or swim in the outdoor pool.

In Omni Shoreham, you can dine at the on-site restaurant that provides a kids’ menu. Bike rental is available on-site as well.

Park Hyatt Washington

If you are planning to visit Washington, D.C., check out the Park Hyatt Washington hotel. This four-star accommodation offers a spa and an indoor pool.

This kid-friendly hotel offers babysitting services so parents can safely relax after a full day of sightseeing at the on-site spa. The on-site restaurant offers fine dining as well as a kids’ menu for the little ones.

This upscale hotel is a 10-minute drive from the National Zoological Park and The National Mall, while The Capitol is a 20-minute drive away.

Cambria Hotel Rockville

Enjoy your family vacation in Washington by staying at the Cambria Hotel Rockville. This four-star hotel offers an indoor heated pool.

You don’t have to bother with family dinner plans because the on-site restaurant provides a kids’ menu. And the good news- children stay free of charge! Also, you are more than welcome to bring your four-legged friend with you to Cambria Hotel Rockville.

This great hotel for families is located within a short drive from Bohrer Park and about half an hour’s drive from Fort Stevens and National Zoological Park.

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Hyatt Place Washington D.C./National Mall

Hyatt Place is listed among the best family hotels in Washington, DC.

This kid-friendly hotel boasts a seasonal outdoor pool with a sun terrace, and an on-site restaurant.

Hyatt Place Washington offers kids a free stay, making it ideal for large families. Take advantage of the hotel’s room service for a cozy movie night in your spacious room.

The US Capitol and The National Mall are a 10-minute walk from the property, and National Zoological Park and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park are a 15-minute drive away.

The Fairmont Washington DC

Check out The Fairmont Washington, D.C., if you are planning on visiting Washington with your family and four-legged friends. 

Enjoy your stay at this accommodation and have kid-friendly fun at the indoor pool, which is suitable for all ages. The Fairmont features an on-site restaurant offering a kids’ menu so parents don’t have to worry about fussy eaters.

You can relax at the hotel’s hot tub or take a whole family on an active field trip by renting bikes on-site. Take advantage of the babysitting services this upscale hotel offers.

Willard InterContinental Washington

Located in the heart of the city, Willard InterContinental Washington is a luxury family hotel in Washington, D.C. Your kids will love this accommodation thanks to the fun-filled kids’ club, and parents will appreciate the babysitting services.

Have a lovely picnic at the hotel’s picnic area, and don’t forget to bring your pet with you on vacation because this kid-friendly hotel is also pet-friendly

Besides having great amenities, this historic hotel is located less than a 10-minute walk from the White House and The International Spy Museum.

The Watergate Hotel Georgetown

Treat your family to a vacation in luxury at this kid-friendly hotel on the shores of the Potomac River. The Watergate Hotel Georgetown offers a plethora of family-friendly amenities for all age groups to enjoy. 

This five-star family-friendly hotel offers free stays for kids and pets. Besides sightseeing in the city, you can have splashy fun at the hotel’s saltwater pool. Every room in this accommodation comes with a private balcony and a breathtaking view of the Potomac River.

This luxury hotel is less than a 10-minute drive from the White House, The National Mall, and Theodore Roosevelt Island Park.

Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC

Loved mainly by families traveling with kids, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, is an excellent choice for kid-friendly accommodation in Washington. This five-star hotel welcomes pets

You can plan activities with your whole family or have a romantic dinner while staying at the hotel because it offers babysitting services. You won’t have problems with meals for kids because the on-site restaurant offers a kids’ menu.

Sofitel Lafayette Square is located near the White House, Madame Tussaud’s Washington DC, The National Mall, and National Zoological Park. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Georgetown

Check out Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Georgetown for your next family visit to Washington. They thought of the day’s most important meal and offered their guests a delicious, complimentary breakfast.  

Besides free breakfast, the on-site restaurant provides a kids’ menu. If you are craving a homecooked meal, you will be pleased to know that every room in this hotel comes with a kitchen. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton are located within 10 minute drive from the National Zoological Park, The National Mall, the National Museum of American History, and Madame Tussaud’s Washington DC.

Hotel Madera

Settled in the heart of Washington, Hotel Madera offers rooms with private balcony and stunning city views.

This four-star hotel for families features an on-site restaurant providing a kids’ menu. Good news- kids are staying free of charge and you are more then welcome to bring your pet with you as well because this accommodation is pet-friendly.

Hotel Madera is located within walking distance from Madame Tussaud’s Washington DC, Theodore Roosevelt Island Park, the National Museum of American History, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Hotel Zena, a Viceroy Urban Retreat

Hotel Zena is an excellent option if you are looking for an eco-friendly family hotel in Washington offering panoramic views of the city.

Hotel Zena is well known for its state-of-the-art amenities, statements that make this hotel unique. Besides exploring the city, you can enjoy a fun day at the outdoor pool with your whole family. Every room in Hotel Zena comes with a refrigerator.

This hotel is only minutes from Madame Tussaud’s Washington DC, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Air & Space Museum.

Waldorf Astoria Washington DC

Enjoy your family vacation in Washington by staying at the Waldorf Astoria. This luxury hotel offers a city view and a free stay for children

Every room in this five-star hotel comes with a coffee/tea maker. Besides having the option to dine in the on-site restaurant, you can take advantage of the room service for a lovely movie night in your spacious room.

Waldorf Astoria is located less than 10 minutes from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, The National Mall, and the National Gallery of Art.

Lyle DC

Located in Downtown Washington, Lyle DC is a great accommodation for families who want to be close to all the main attractions of the city center. 

This four-star family hotel offers a complimentary stay for children. Your furry friend can also enjoy a trip to Washington because this hotel is pet-friendly. Before sightseeing, start your morning right with a complimentary cup of coffee in the lobby.

Lyle DC is located within 20 minute’s walk from Madame Tussaud’s Washington DC, National Zoological Park, and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Residence Inn by Marriott Washington

Stay in Downtown Washington, close to all main attractions, while not breaking the bank. Residence Inn by Marriott Washington is an excellent budget-friendly accommodation that offers guests a complimentary breakfast

This family hotel offers stunning city views and provides free cribs. If you book the apartment suites, you can prepare home-cooked meals in the fully-equipped kitchens. 

Residence Inn is located less than 20 minutes from the White House, the National Mall, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Holiday Inn Washington-Central/White House

Stay in the center of Washington, within walking distance from the White House, and on a budget! Holiday Inn Washington-Central is a family-friendly accommodation offering panoramic views of the city.

This great family hotel features an on-site restaurant offering a kids’ menu. Guests are welcome to take advantage of the rooftop seasonal outdoor pool. 

Besides the White House, this family hotel is located nearby Madame Tussaud’s Washington DC, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Zoological Park, and The National Mall.

Hotel Washington

Even though it is close to many of Washington’s main attractions, Hotel Washington will help you escape the hustle and bustle of the city with its thoughtful amenities, such as a picnic area.

After a day of sightseeing, relax and unwind at the on-site, full-service spa or grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant. Feel free to bring your pet with you on vacation!

Besides the main city attractions, you can try golfing, kayaking, or hiking near this hotel. For a night in, guests are welcome to ask the hotel’s helpful staff for board games.

Cambria Hotel Washington

Stay in Downtown Washington in a budget-friendly Cambria Hotel Washington. This family-friendly hotel offers a complimentary stay for children

After a long day of sightseeing, don’t worry about dinner because the on-site restaurant will prepare you a delicious meal while still thinking about your kids, who can enjoy something from a kids’ menu. Rooms in this accommodation provide a city view.

Madame Tussaud’s Washington DC, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, and National Zoological Park are located a 20-minute walk from the hotel.

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