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Staying on the grid in downtown Washington, DC

1155 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-1200

Map It Out in Downtown DC

When Pierre L’Enfant developed the urban plan for this city in 1791, he did so following the Baroque model — creating avenues that radiate out from rectangles and leaving plenty of room for open spaces for parks and lush landscaping. The city’s four quadrants spoke out from the US Capitol Building (the focal point), and most streets follow a grid-like pattern that makes DC fairly easy to navigate. (East-west streets have been named with letters and north-south streets with numbers.) Our hotel has been plopped in the center of it all, just south of Thomas Circle and at the point where 14th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW intersect. We’re located just a half-mile from the Convention Center, a quick walk to the White House, and four blocks from the Metro (where you’ll find the orange, blue, and silver lines, making Reagan National Airport one straight-shot Metro ride away).


The closest Metrorail stations are the McPherson Square Station (0.25 mi) on the Orange and Blue Lines, the Farragut North Station (0.51 mi) on the Red Line and the Mt. Vernon Square-7th Street Convention Center Station (0.59 mi) on the Yellow and Green Lines. For more information and for a Metrorail map, visit the WMATA.


Capital Bikeshare

The District's bikesharing program makes bicycles available to anyone. Simply take a bike from one of over 165 stations in DC and Arlington, and return it to a nearby docking station. The closest docking station is located one block away on the opposite side of Thomas Circle from the hotel. For more information about memberships, fees and station locations, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Estimated Travel Time: 25 minutes

  • Go North towards Airport Exit/I-395/GW Parkway North/US-50 W/I-66/Washington.
  • Merge onto GW Parkway North/George Washington Memorial Parkway North.
  • Merge onto I-395 North/US-1 North toward Washington (crossing into District of Columbia).
  • Keep left to take US-1 North via Exit 1 towards National Mall.
  • Stay straight to go onto 14th Street NW.
  • We are located at 1155 14th Street NW.

From Dulles International Airport
Estimated Travel Time: 45 minutes

  • Start out going Northeast on Saarinen Circle Toward Dulles Airport Access Road.
  • Stay straight to go onto Dulles Airport Access Road.
  • Merge onto VA-267 East.
  • VA-267 becomes I-66 East.
  • Take the Independence Avenue exit.
  • Stay straight to go onto US-50 East.
  • Turn left onto 17th Street. NW.
  • Turn right onto US-29/K Street NW.
  • Turn left onto 14th Street NW.
  • We are located at 1155 14th Street.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Estimated Travel Time: 50 minutes

  • Start out going Northwest toward I-195.
  • Take I-195 West.
  • Merge onto MD-295 South via Exit 2B toward Washington.
  • Merge onto US-50 W/New York Ave NE toward Washington (Crossing into District of Columbia).
  • Keep right at the fork to go on New York Avenue Northeast.
  • Turn slight right onto Mt. Vernon Place NW.
  • Mt. Vernon Place SW becomes Massachusetts Avenue NW.
  • Turn slight right onto Thomas Circle NW.
  • Turn slight left to stay on Thomas Circle NW.
  • Stay straight to go onto 14th Street NW.
  • We are located at 1155 14th Street NW.