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The Washington Court Hotel is one of the premier luxury hotels located in the heart of the distinctive Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The Capitol Hill boutique hotel is only three blocks to the United States Capitol Building and less than two blocks from historic Union Station which offers an impressive variety of shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation. A sophisticated, luxury hotel, the Washington Court is a distinguished downtown destination for both business, leisure travelers and D.C.’s elite.
Guests at the Washington Court Hotel can explore the rich history of Washington, D.C. just by stepping outside the hotel’s front doors. Guests at the Washington Court Hotel play center stage. A family-friendly adventure, business outing or solo excursion – the helpful staff is at your disposal to provide an experience that is unrivaled on “The Hill.”
The hotel is located 5 miles from DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. It is 28 miles east of IAD-Washington Dulles International Airport and 31 miles southwest of BWI-Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Within a mile of the hotel are iconic Washington D.C. attractions: the United States Capitol Building, Union Station, United States Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Federal Tax Court, Smithsonian Institute, Nationals Park and the United States Commerce Department. Within 2 miles are: the Washington Monument, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, IRS, U.S. Treasury Department, International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is 4 miles away. RFK Stadium, Washington National Cathedral and The Pentagon are 5 miles from the hotel. Fedex Field, home of the Washington Redskins, is 10 miles from the hotel.
Washington D.C. Activities & Attractions
United States Capitol Building
The United States Capitol, atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol is the origin point at which the District's four quadrants meet, and around which the city was laid out.
United States Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of the United States was established pursuant to Article III of the United States Constitution in 1789 as the highest federal court in the United States. It has ultimate (and largely discretionary) appellate jurisdiction over all federal courts and over state court cases involving issues of federal law, plus original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal constitutional law, although it may only act within the context of a case in which it has jurisdiction.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.
Union Station is a major train station, transportation hub, and leisure destination in Washington, D.C. Visited by 32 million people a year, Union Station is one of the busiest train stations in the country and is served by Amtrak, MARC and VRE commuter rail services, the Washington Metro, and buses. It opened in 1907 and at its height during World War II, some 200,000 people passed through it every day. It is also the headquarters for Amtrak.
The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge" is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967. Termed "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 137 million items, the Institution's Washington, D.C. nucleus of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and zoo—many of them historical or architectural landmarks—is the largest such complex in the world. The Institution's 30 million annual visitors are admitted without charge; funding comes from the Institution's own endowment, private and corporate contributions, membership dues, government support, and retail, concession and licensing revenues.
The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the early Continental Army and the first American president.
The White House
The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors service members of the United States Armed Forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War.
Smithsonian's National Zoo
The National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States, and as part of the Smithsonian Institution, does not charge admission. Founded in 1889, its mission is to provide leadership in animal care, science, education, sustainability, and visitor experience.
Nationals Park is a baseball park located along the Anacostia River in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It is the home ballpark for the Washington Nationals, the city's Major League Baseball franchise.