by Courtney Elko
The Residence Inn National Harbor Washington, DC Area is located just outside of Washington, D.C. in National Harbor, Maryland–an up-and-coming area that’s home to the Capital Wheel and the Air Force One Experience, among other family-friendly attractions. The hotel is also convenient to Alexandria, Virginia, another hub for historic, family-friendly fun.
Overlooking the mighty Potomac River, the Residence Inn features complimentary breakfast daily and complimentary Wi-Fi. A fitness center and business center are also available to guests.
Perhaps the best part of a stay at the Residence Inn National Harbor are the suites with full kitchens–perfect for families! Suites have one or two bedrooms, with the two-bedroom units sleeping up to five guests comfortably. Smaller studio units are available, and pet-friendly accommodations are available, as well. Cribs and rollaway beds can be requested.
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- Suites with kitchens
- Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
- Pet-friendly rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
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This all-suite hotel features suites with private bedrooms with king beds and fully quipped kitchenettes. There is a separate living room area with a sleeper sofa, dining table and flat-screen television in each suite. The kitchenette features a full-size refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, sink, dishwasher and all the dishes and cookware you may need. The bathroom offers a shower/tub combination and there is complimentary Wi-Fi.
I stayed 5 nights at this hotel while I attended a conference right across the street. The welcome when I arrived was lovely, staff were so warm and engaging. They recommended where I could get dinner locally too. The room was very comfortable and the cleanliness was of a high standard. All the amenities I required (except a kettle) were available to me. The housekeeping was great. I had the breakfast in the morning and there was a wide range to choose from. Everything about this hotel is great and I’d definitely stay again.
The room was really nice, breakfast was complete. We enjoyed our stay. Yes our stay was short but the proximity to good restaurants was a nice treat. Very close to the river and a nice evening walk to a selection of outside patio drinks or meals.
While there is no pool or kids’ club at this hotel, families are steps away from the harbor and all of its activities. Families will find a carousel, pedal boats, the Capital Wheel, restaurants, shops and more, all within walking distance.
There is an outdoor patio that offers seating, a BBQ area, and a fire pit as well.
Complimentary breakfast is available from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The breakfast buffet offers things like eggs, bacon, make-your-own waffles, yogurt, fruit and more.
There is an outdoor BBQ and picnic area available for guests to use. Plus, an outdoor fire pit and terrace which is great for relaxing after a long day of travel.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi can be found throughout the hotel.
A parking lot is available behind the hotel for a daily parking fee.
- Fitness Center
The fitness center, which features cardio and weight machines, is located just off the lobby.
- Pet Friendly
Pets are welcome to stay here for a non-refundable pet fee.
The Best Time to Visit
This hotel is busy year-round with families and business travelers.
The hotel is located about 20 minutes south of Washington, D.C. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is situated 15 minutes away and the Dulles International Airport is situated about 40 minutes away. The Union Station train station in D.C. is located about 20 minutes away.
Families can easily walk to the downtown National Harbor from this hotel. Shops and restaurants are just around the corner from this hotel.
The Circulator shuttle bus is also an easy and convenient way to get around town and can be found across the street at the Gaylord National Resort. The shuttle bus makes stops at the Gaylord and MGM hotels, Tanger Outlets and near the town center. There is a small fee to ride the shuttle.
The water taxi is also located at the harbor and can take guests to the National Mall.