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Foggy Bottom Hotels

Foggy Bottom is a great area to stay in if you can find a place to stay, but there aren't many options. Much of the neighborhood is government buildings and even more of it is the George Washington University. Therefore, we've expanded the neighborhood a bit, also including a few places north of Washington Circle. Don't worry, they're still an easy walk to the Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange, Blue, Silver).

Residence Inn Foggy Bottom

The River Inn doesn't look like much from the outside--we always thought it was an apartment complex--but the rooms are large and pleasant. This is an all-suite hotel so you have extra space and it has a fitness center so you won't take up extra space. It's only a little over 1 block to the Metro and right next to some of the odd little alleyways that give Foggy Bottom some historical character.

Room Rating: 87
Cost: $175+

Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Like many "Georgetown" hotels, the Melrose isn't in Georgetown. It's on K St, which is basically the border between Foggy Bottom and the West End, but that also means it's only about 2 blocks from the Metro. The hotel is smart and modern and only about 5 blocks from the Georgetown waterfront (which is in Georgetown).

Room Rating: 84
Cost: $200+

Hotel Lombardy

The Hotel Lombardy is actually in Foggy Bottom, about two blocks from either the Foggy Bottom Metro or the one at Farragut West (also Orange, Blue, Silver). The hotel is classic looking, although doesn't feel as old as it is. The lobby is adorned with Oriental rugs and a wooden front desk complete with little bell. The rooms are disappointingly updated and almost contemporary, but quite nice.

Room Rating: 83
Cost: $175+

Residence Inn Foggy Bottom

The Residence Inn borders the George Washington University campus making it chock full of student families and alumni, but the rooms are clean and the property is surprisingly quiet. It has a rooftop pool and a fitness center and is near the Metro. It is also about 1/2 mile walk from here to the West side of the National Mall, although it is a fairly nondescript trip.

Room Rating: 83
Cost: $200+

Watergate Hotel

This is possibly the most famous, or infamous, name that has ever been on a hotel. We haven't fully reviewed it yet after it's most recent renovation, but the owners have decided (finally) to lean into their history. It is utterly modern, but modern in a 1970s kind of way. The Top of the Gate rooftop bar offers some of the best views in D.C. as you look 360 degrees at Georgetown, the Potomac River, Foggy Bottom, and out over the National Mall. The basic rooms average around $300.

Airbnb Properties

Here is our...well, favorite listing in the Foggy Bottom area. Unfortunately, like with hotels, there aren't a lot of options in Foggy Bottom that meet our criteria. This one is an easy walk (<4 blocks) of a Metro station. Normally we insist on free parking, but for whatever reason none of them in Foggy Bottom offer it, so we had to scrap that rule.

Please note that our description may not exactly match theirs. The hosts change them quite a lot.

Small Studio in Great Location

It is a small apartment with only a kitchenette and one bed, but it is also only about $120 (not including taxes and fees). The big bonus here is that it is in the heart of Foggy Bottom, within blocks of the White House and closer to the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial than you can get on the Metro.