IN DUPONT CIRCLE, THE HEART AND SOUL OF DOWNTOWN DC
Our eclectic urban sanctuary is walking distance to DC's most exciting cultural attractions, historic landmarks, treasured museums, beautiful theaters, thrilling sports teams, and celebrated monuments.
You can walk or take the Metro to visit the National Zoo, explore the Smithsonian Institution museums, gaze at the Washington Monument, climb the Lincoln Memorial, get inspired by paintings in the Phillips Collection and cruise the Potomac River. From American landmarks like the White House to cultural treasures like the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC is an enthralling destination. Let the Topaz Hotel be your gateway to our amazing Capitol City.
As you might expect, the White House is Washington DC's most iconic landmark and serves as the official office and home of the President of the United States. The flagship of American government, the White House is a complex of three buildings, with the original residence housing the president's home and rooms for official ceremonies and entertaining. Enjoy its architectural beauty and significant history as America's greatest symbol of democracy. Visit www.whitehouse.gov.
The United States Capitol is at the east end of the National Mall. This impressive symbol of American freedom, democracy and government dates from 1793 and is one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in the world. The Capitol Building is open for guided tours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Visit www.aoc.gov/cc/capitol.
One of Washington DC's most popular attractions, the Washington Monument celebrates and honors the leadership of President George Washington, who led our country to independence and became our first president. The 555-foot white marble and granite Egyptian obelisk-shaped monument captures the imagination and ideals of people from every corner of the globe. The commemorative stones in the monument's stairwell come from every state in the Union. Free tickets are available through the National Park Service. Visit http://www.nps.gov/wamo/