Marriott at Metro Center
A locale on top of a Metro station puts this downtown Marriott just a quick train ride from the District's best attractions, but the hotel is also just a few blocks from sites like The National Mall, Smithsonian, and Ford's Theatre. Ritzier than the Holiday Inn that used to occupy the premises, the Marriott at Metro Center has a marble-floored lobby and fresh-cut flowers throughout the hotel, while many of its 456 guest rooms come with city views. Other hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool and spa tub, and a ground-floor Starbucks.
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