Georgetown Suites -- Georgetown and all its attractions, which include not just restaurants and shops, but the C&O Canal path, tour boats on Washington Harbour, an ice-skating rink in winter at the Harbour Complex, and even a bunch of historical sites are literally minutes from this hotel. And though Georgetown Suites does not offer a children’s program, it does have three things that I, as a parent, have always loved when traveling with kids: spacious suites so you can spread out, full kitchens so you can feed the hungry at any hour, and a nice complimentary breakfast down in the lobby, so you can shoo old-enough children out of the room in the morning, while you get ready for the day.
Hotel Monaco -- You’re in the heart of the city, literally surrounded by attractions (International Spy Museum, two Smithsonian museums, the National Crime and Punishment Museum, and the Verizon Center), with the National Mall just a few blocks away. The Red Line Metro stop is across the street. Meanwhile the hotel’s KimptonKids program offers welcome gifts, a list of kid-friendly activities, and the loan of high chairs, cribs, and other equipment. The hotel’s excellent restaurant, Poste, offers a fun and tasty kid’s menu. And as with all Kimptons, you get a goldfish delivered to your room if you so desire.
Omni Shoreham Hotel -- With two pools, including a kiddie pool, loads of lawn to wander around and Rock Creek Park beyond that, the National Zoo up the street, as well as the Metro nearby to take you throughout D.C., the Omni is the best hotel in town for families. The hotel sweetens the deal with its children’s amenities: a backpack filled with games and bottled water that the child can wear when you set off sightseeing; and cookies and milk left in the room at turndown the first night. The hotel’s restaurant also offers a children’s menu.