Luxury Hotel near Washington DC Memorials & National Mall
Indulge in high-caliber Autograph Collection accommodations while experiencing some of the truly defining real estate of American heritage firsthand with a stay at the Alexandrian! Our luxury hotel puts you up in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, just a few miles south of Washington, D.C. and its iconic monuments and memorials. Nothing compares to seeing these places in person, and we give you wonderfully convenient (and amenity-packed) lodgings to do just that.
National Mall & Memorial Parks
Stretching between the Potomac River and the U.S. Capitol, within shouting distance of the White House, the world-famous National Mall composes “America’s Front Yard”: a grand greenspace studded with some of the nation’s linchpin historical, architectural, and symbolic landmarks.
These include the Greek Doric-style Lincoln Memorial housing the huge white-marble statue of the 16th president and inscriptions of two of his immortal speeches: the Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address. It was from here, of course, gazing out across the Reflecting Pool to the Washington Monument, that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered another of American history’s iconic addresses—“I Have a Dream”—at the 1963 March on Washington.
Dr. King has his own memorial flanking the National Mall, set along the Tidal Basin on the shores of which also stand the Jefferson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorials. The Washington Monument, meanwhile, serves as the visual anchor of the National Mall: This 555-foot-tall obelisk is the loftiest stone structure on the planet.
Along with these and other monuments to great leaders, the National Mall and its environs also includes sobering tributes to those who have served the country, among them the District of Columbia War Memorial and World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials.
The fabulous Smithsonian Museums make their own world-class attractions of the National Mall area: from the National Museum of African American History & Culture and the National Museum of the American Indian to the National Air & Space Museum and the Freer and Sackler galleries. Here you’ll also find the National Gallery of Art and its celebrated Sculpture Garden.
As a guest of ours at the Alexandrian, these and other marvels of the National Mall await just a short journey north. This beautiful avenue is a gathering place not only for all Americans but also for visitors from all around the world, and a sight everybody should see at least once—though, in truth, there’s too much to explore and reflect on for any single visit to encompass. We’d be happy to serve as your elegant springboard for the experience!