Located right in between Capitol Hill and the White House, our downtown DC hotel could not be better positioned for any visitor who wants to soak up the incredible history of the nation's capital. Our Navigator Saidu is on hand for any advice about where to go to get the full Washington experience, and can help out with visits to nearby attractions such as the National Portrait Gallery or the National Mall monuments. For sports fans, we're also only a stroll away from the Verizon Center, home of the NBA's Washington Wizards and NHL's Washington Capitals. And if all that sightseeing has helped you work up an appetite, try one of our five on-site restaurants, serving food for every palate.
One-of-a-kind items are delivered here daily for your perusal, and the friendly staff is very willing to help you look your best.
Although you have to ring a doorbell to gain entry, you should not be intimidated by Betsy Fisher. This light-filled boutique features creative clothing and accessories for day and evening. Beautiful dresses, ranging from the funky to the elegant, are the store's bread and butter and rightfully hang on the front racks near the door. Betsy Fisher sells one-of-a-kind items as well as name-brand labels such as Nicole Miller, Max and Co. and Easel. Buyers can be assured no one else will be wearing the same thing.
Address: 1224 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, 20036, United States
Phone: +1 202 785 1975
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Thursday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Sunday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Website: http://betsyfisher.com/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 1.2 mi
shop / 1.2 mi
Since 1958, this local landmark has been serving its deliciously famous chili in bowls and on burgers, hot dogs and fries!
This Washington landmark has been serving up hot dogs with chili, fries, hamburgers and shakes since 1958. Rumor has it that comedian Bill Cosby orders his chili dogs from Ben's when he comes to town. He's one of two people who can eat there for free; the other one is Barack Obama. A wide range of hot dogs is served here, from the traditional dog to half-smokes and turkey dogs smothered in onions, cheese and chili. Fries and onion rings, cream pies and shakes are also offered, and breakfast is served six days a week.
Address: 1213 U Street Northwest, Washington, 20009, United States
Phone: +1 202 667 0909
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 06:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Friday from 06:00 AM to 04:00 AM,Saturday from 07:00 AM to 04:00 AM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Website: http://www.benschilibowl.comHotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 1.3 mi
food / 1.3 mi
This bar is often filled with downtown workers at the end of the day, who enjoy the wide selection of brews and mixed drinks.
This bar has been a neighborhood watering hole for decades. Downtown professionals often drop by to relax after a long day at the office. This is a basic bar. While that does not include an imaginative decor, regulars keep coming back for the bar's good food and friendly atmosphere. The menu is simple, but reliably hearty. No matter what you order--burgers, steaks, sandwiches or pizza--the portions are not stingy.
Address: 1307 L Street Northwest, Washington, 20005, United States
Phone: +1 202 234 1818
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 03:00 AM,Sunday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AMHotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 0.5 mi
drink / 0.5 mi
This shop offers gifts from artists in the Appalachian region of America. Products include fine jewelry, pottery and art glass.
Established in 1968, Appalachian Spring opens its doors to the world of handcrafted gifts and collectibles made by American artisans. The products sold here include art glasses, vases, jewelry, kitchen accessories, scarves, handbags and kaleidoscopes. These products are sourced from artists based in Appalachian states of United States and the fine quality reflects the amount of work put in to create each piece. Appalachian Spring on Massachusetts Avenue is a perfect place to pick up quality handcrafted collectibles.
Address: 50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, 20002, United States
Phone: +1 202 682 0505
Website: http://www.appalachianspring.com/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 1 mi
shop / 1 mi
This place has more than just coffee. Live music, poetry readings and film screenings are scheduled most weeks and are always interesting!
This social meeting place in the U Street neighborhood caters to the politically and artistically-minded. The gallery at Busboys and Poets features local artists, and events include speakers, poetry readings, live music and film screenings. The atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing afternoon. After lunching with friends over pizza, browse the bookstore, and then snuggle up on the couch with a laptop and a cup of coffee, enjoying the free wireless internet. Busboys and Poets at night has a livelier social scene, featuring music and a full bar.
Address: 2021 14th Street Northwest, at 14th & V, Langston Lofts, Washington, 20009, United States
Phone: +1 202 387 7638
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 08:00 AM to 12:00 AM,Friday from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Saturday from 08:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Sunday from 09:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Website: http://www.busboysandpoets.com/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 1.4 mi
drink / 1.4 mi
This relaxed Dupont Circle restaurant was the first in America to be certified organic. Try the Hand-rolled Potato Gnocchi.
Restaurant Nora is well loved by discerning diners in Washington. A forerunner in the organic food movement, Chef Nora Pouillon has long been transforming the freshest and healthiest meats and produce into creative and tasty dishes. The menu changes often, but expect preparations like rack of lamb, blue nosed snapper and Amish duck. So if you love experimenting with food, this joint is the place for you.
Address: 2132 Florida Avenue Northwest, At Florida and R Street, Washington, 20008, United States
Phone: +1 202 462 5143
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:30 PM to 10:00 PM,Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Website: http://www.noras.com/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 1.7 mi
food / 1.7 mi
This 444-acre park is as large as it is beautiful. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is worth your time
Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Other notable sections are the aquatic garden
Address: 3501, New York Avenue Northeast, Washington, 20002, DC, United States
Phone: +1 202 245 2726
Opening hours: Friday to Monday from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Website: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 3.5 mi
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Over 100 million items are contained in this library, including original copies of the Gettysburg Address and a Gutenberg Bible.
Originally intended as a small reference library, the Library of Congress now contains the largest collection of books in the world, with 100 million items, including a Gutenberg Bible, first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The splendor of the magnificent Main Reading Room is worth the visit, but you should also browse the many excellent collections and exhibits in the library's three buildings. Its collections are available for research to adults 18 and older.
Address: 101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, 20540, United States
Phone: +1 202 707 5000
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Website: http://www.loc.govHotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 1.7 mi
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More than 25 beers are on tap at this eccentric bar that features a jungle décor. The jukebox here is one of the best in town!
With its eccentric jungle decor and two bars serving more than 25 beers on tap, this is a fun place to hang out. The laid-back crowd settles into booths on the lower level or around one of the bars. Meanwhile, the jukebox kicks out hip and energetic tunes. The pizza is half-price during happy hour, which runs from 4:00pm to 7:30pm on weekdays. There is also a tasty chili, burgers, veggie burgers, fish and chips, as well as other pub grub.
Address: 1345 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, 20036, United States
Phone: +1 202 785 2333
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 04:00 PM to 02:00 AM,Friday from 04:00 PM to 03:00 AM,Saturday from 05:00 PM to 03:00 AM,Sunday from 05:00 PM to 02:00 AM
Website: http://www.thebighunt.net/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 1.3 mi
drink / 1.3 mi
The art collection here is one of the best in the world, with works from American and European masters going back over 6
The National Gallery houses an extensive collection of European and American art in two spectacular buildings. In the grand, neoclassical West Building, Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough are well-represented. The permanent collection includes works from the 13th to 20th Centuries including a section devoted to Impressionism. An underground concourse with a cafeteria, an excellent gift shop
Address: 700,Constitution Avenue Northwest, Between 3rd and 9th Streets, Washington, 20565, DC, United States
Phone: +1 202 737 4215
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Website: http://www.nga.govHotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 0.7 mi
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There is a sense of community here. The atmosphere is casual, but the food is top-notch. If the weather is right eat on
The Heights is a home away from home to some local Columbia Heights residents; yet it has the air of a trendy chill-out spot for other patrons around the city to visit. �Community tables both in and outside are coveted for the generous reduced happy hour specials. And the party�s always on for outdoor diners who like to people-watch the interesting cast of characters in the diverse Columbia Height
Address: 14th Street Northwest, Washington, 20010, DC, United States
Phone: +1 202 797 7227
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 10:00 AM,Friday from 12:00 PM to 11:00 AM,Saturday from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM,Sunday from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Website: http://www.theheightsdc.com/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 2.2 mi
food / 2.2 mi
This boutique offers unique goods for the home that are both beautiful and functional from well-known and up-and-coming
Founded in 2005, Homebody is one of the best independent stores to pick up home decor products. With an inventory comprising a range of furniture, lightings, table top products, personal accessories, jewelries and watches, the 2500-square feet (232 square meter) shop is a haven for contemporary products designed by well-known designers. Get ready to stumble upon furniture brands like Bontempi Casa
Address: 8th Street Southeast, Washington, 20003, DC, United States
Phone: +1 202 544 8445
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Sunday from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Website: http://www.homebodydc.com/Hotel: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Distance: 2.5 mi
shop / 2.5 mi