The best area to stay in Washington DC is the area closest to where you plan to spend the most time. For sightseeing and general tourism, the area downtown around the White House is convenient to the most number of sites and attractions. Use the Washington DC tourist map below to see each of our recommended areas to stay. For a description of each area and curated list of hotels, check out the full Where to Stay in Washington DC Recommended Hotels Guide.
Click here to see the map on Google Maps where you can search to see if a particular hotel or Airbnb is located in one of these areas.