Baseball fans, this is your hotel. Situated directly across the street from Nationals Park, this brand-new lodging has guest rooms facing the stadium from floors 9 through 14 (just ask for a “park view” room) that provide an unobstructed view of the infield, most of right field, and a bit of center field. Best rooms are nos. 1402, 1404, 1406, and 1408. Otherwise, guests (and locals) can enjoy an even better view, as well as cocktails and bar fare, from the rooftop Top of the Yard lounge. Here, the panoramic vistas takes in not just the ballpark, but the Anacostia River, the neighborhood, and the Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol in the distance.

Year-round reasons to stay at the Hampton Inn are its location in the increasingly popular Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, and its crisp new amenities and furnishings, from ergonomic desk chairs to a contemporary decor of dark woods and leather and metal accents. Everything sparkles. Meanwhile, Hampton Inn’s signature features are on hand: the complimentary hot breakfast that includes eggs, sausage or bacon, and waffles; “on-the-run” breakfast bags for those in a hurry; and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry market.