An out-of-the-way hotel located on the north end of downtown, Days Inn offers modest rooms and casual amenities including an on-site restaurant and convention location off Connecticut Avenue. Check into the classic stay with a ride that makes drop-offs easy, hopping aboard a convenient shuttle as soon as you land at Ronald Reagan. Surrounded by the epic three-city-long trail of Rock Creek Park, the area is especially popular for families on vacation, offering escapes into nature as close as historic landmarks.
Make sure you get the most out of the region by getting a good meal in - whether it’s after an important meeting or before a night on the town, you’ll be sure to find something surrounding the nearby University of the District of Columbia. Make reservations at Tesoro downstairs, a classic Italian restaurant great for indulging on a cold night, or find something great for soaking in the sun at Bread First around the corner, home to handmade goods perfect for snacking on the go. Drive south on Connecticut Avenue toward the Cleveland Park area for even more choices, from Fire Hook's artisanal coffee to upscale steaks at Medium Rare.
Find ways to kill time by staying within a mile of your hotel, something easy to do with so much surrounding Days Inn. Head to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park for free admission to thousands of animals, afterward making your way toward the nearby trailhead at Rock Creek Park. The trail runs miles through several cities, from Silver Spring to Rockville, offering an inside look at a variety of north D.C. culture. For something more laid-back but just as fun, enjoy a cup of coffee at Hillwood Estate, home to a historic 18th-century museum and classical gardens perfect for enjoying an elegant afternoon.
Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Gateway
2700 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Days Inn by Wyndham Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue
4400 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008