Washington, a lively metropolis, provides for a large number of hotels in all categories. With the headquarters of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in town, Washington ranks as vital business centre in the U.S.
If you are staying at a hotel in Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue the imposing White House will surely catch your eye. The United States Capitol is a masterpiece of classical architecture and the seat of the congress.
During your stay at a Washington hotel you should make sure to take a tour around the famous premises, which will lead you past more than 500 rooms and numerous works of art, which document the development of the United States.
The Lincoln Memorial is built in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two of his well-known speeches. It houses a museum that will inform you about the life and works of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States (1861-65).
If you are staying at a hotel in the north western part of Washington, we recommend you to visit the Washington National Cathedral. The main attractions of this sacral building are the Space Window, a stained glass window honouring man's landing on the Moon, and a piece of moonstone.
While staying at a hotel in Washington, you should make sure to visit the city’s museums, e.g. the National Air and Space Museum or the National Gallery of Art.
Washington provides for a number of historic hotels, such as the “Churchill Hotel”, the “Hotel Monaco” and the “Phoenix Park Hotel”. Washington is being traversed by busses and five metro lines.
Total population: 548,360 (2006)
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