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The Madison Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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Why Stay At The Madison Washington D.C.

Located less than half a mile from the White House, the 365-room Madison hotel is known for its pedigree: it's been the temporary home of every President-elect since John F. Kennedy.

The Scoop

After a $20-million renovation, one of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic hotels is once again ready for prime time, thanks to a tip-to-toe refresh that retained the property's stately roots. Now, 365 guest rooms and 11 suites feature Colonial-style touches and Egyptian cotton linens, and guestrooms on the 15th floor also offer private, covered terraces. Discreet service is a hallmark of this well-known property: the hotel has welcomed celebrities including Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor, members of the U.S. State Department, and 10 incoming presidents pre-inauguration. Other draws? The next-door Federalist restaurant, for its local-inspired menu, and the hotel's location, less than a three-minute walk from the White House and McPherson Square Metro station, which makes for easy access to downtown D.C. and happening Dupont Circle.

Insider Tips

Opt for the city's public transportation options to get around town: The D.C. Circulator bus costs $1 to ride, and arrives at regular 10-minute intervals at convenient spots all over D.C.; the 15th St. and Massachusetts Ave. stop is less than one block from The Madison.

Don't miss the city's best-kept cultural secret: free musical performances at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, every evening at 6 p.m.

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) which is approximately 5 miles from the hotel. Anticipate between 15 and 20 minutes of travel time depending on traffic.

1177 15th Street Northwest, Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • Centrally Located
  • Fitness Center
  • Sauna
  • Concierge
In-Room Amenities
  • Seating Area
  • Custom Bedding
  • Luxury Linens
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Gourmet Coffee Makers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • iPod Docking Stations
  • Work Desks
  • Ergonomic Chairs
  • In-room Safes
  • Hair Dryers
  • Granite + Marble Accented Bathrooms
  • Complimentary Daily Newspapers
Dining & Nightlife
  • Restaurant
  • Café + Bistro
  • Al Fresco Seating (seasonal)
  • Lobby Bar
  • Happy Hour
  • In-room Dining
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Rates Include:
  • 2 person max occupancy in the Deluxe and Luxury King rooms
  • 4 person max occupancy in the Deluxe and Luxury Double Double rooms
Hotel Report From the editors of: Travel+Leisure

Why We Love

America's capital city is famous for its hundreds of monuments and museums—the Smithsonian Institution museum complex alone would take days to explore—but there's also high-end shopping in the East End and Shaw areas.

Don't Miss

Must-See Site: One of the more recent monuments constructed in D.C., the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial comprises a granite statue of the civil rights leader, and walls covered in inscriptions from his speeches.
1964 Independence Ave SW.

Outdoor Excursion: Explore Washington, D.C. on two wheels with Capital City Bike Tours. Choose from easygoing daytime tours or evening excursions that spin past the National Mall; parents should call ahead to reserve children's bikes.
624 9th St NW. 1-877- 734-8687
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Tours $35.

Where to Eat: For tasty, true southern cuisine, head to Georgia Brown's, a D.C. institution. Sit underneath the bronzed ceiling and order a plate of South Carolina-style Low Country shrimp and grits. Sunday brunch includes live music by the Niki Gonzalez Jazz Trio.
950 15th St NW.
Dinner for two $60.

Where to Drink: Old Ebbitt Grill is the capital city's oldest restaurant and bar (it dates back to the 1850's). Try the Bloody Maryland—a twist on the classic Bloody Mary—garnished with a jumbo shrimp.
678 15th St NW.
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Drinks for two $20.
Living history in Washington D.C.

Living history in Washington D.C.

Why Go Now

November 17, 2012
Capital Bacon & Beer Bash
An afternoon filled with Heavy Seas beer, over ten different types of bacon, great live music and more.
National Harbor: 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, Maryland.

March 20 - April 14, 2013
National Cherry Blossom Festival
As DC's signature springtime event, the festival celebrates the 1912 gift of the cherry trees from the people of Japan to the people of the US.
Throughout Washington D.C.

April 11 - 21, 2012
Filmfest DC
Captures the best, most exciting new productions from around the world and presents them to DC audiences with lectures, discussions and receptions.

The Madison Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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