Downtown Washington, DC Luxury Hotel
Situated in the vibrant DuPont Circle neighborhood, the Topaz Hotel is an urban retreat in the heart of downtown Washington, 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.
Discover Washington, DC.
Ride the Metro to encounter wildlife the National Zoo, explore 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 Capital City. [Top]
Washington, DC Top Attractions
Centered around the white marble DuPont Memorial Fountain and an urban park, DuPont Circle is a vibrant, cosmopolitan neighborhood with art museums, historic mansions, unique shops, hip restaurants, cool art galleries and a beautiful park in the heart of the city. Stroll through DuPont Circle to trendy restaurants, bars, galleries, and bookstores, including Lambda Rising, the nation's most famous gay bookstore Visit the Phillips Collection, one of the city's leading art museums with paintings by Cezanne Renoir, and Degas. DC's gay and lesbian hot spot, The Circle has been the kick off point for annual Pride parades and Youth Pride celebrations.
For 100 years, Union Station has been the most visited and vital destination in D.C. The architecturally magnificent building, with its marble floors has welcomed presidents, foreign dignitaries and 32 million people each year. One of the city’s dynamic shopping and dining destinations, Union Station features two levels with 130 shops, specialty boutiques and fashion and gift stores, and a myriad of casual restaurants. Union Station offers a food court with hundred of eateries, a state-of-the-art, 9-screen Phoenix Theatres, special events, Amtrak ticketing, rental cars, international currency exchange and sightseeing companies like Gray Line and Old Town Trolley. Visit www.unionstationdc.com. [Top]
No trip to Washington, DC is complete without a tour of the White House - America’s most symbolic landmark. The official office and home of the President of the United States and the cabinet, the White House is the flagship of American government and détente. First occupied in 1800, the White House - built of white Aqua sandstone in late Georgian style - the White House is a complex of three buildings, with 6 floors with 132 rooms, including the famous Oval Office, Blue Room, East Room, Green Room, Red Room, and State Dining Room. Tours reveal its architectural beauty and significant history as our greatest icon of democracy. Visit www.whitehouse.gov.
The heart of Capitol Hill, the United States Capitol is an impressive symbol of American freedom, democracy and government. Created in 1793, the US Capitol is one of the most architecturally momentous buildings in the world. For over two centuries, the US Capitol Building has housed the Senate and the House of Representatives, and is a monument to the American people and process of government. The potent pulse of our nation’s capital is derived from Congressional activities under its majestic dome. Guided tours are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday. Visit www.aoc.gov/cc/capitol. [Top]
National Mall & Memorial Parks.
Protecting the country’s oldest park lands, the National Mall & Memorial Parks is an open national park in downtown DC. The National Mall honors presidential legacies and war veterans, celebrates America’s freedom and preserves national treasures of art and history. The National Mall includes the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, National Museum of American History, National Gallery of Art and other famed landmarks. A National Historic Landmark, the National Mall is a striking example of Greek-Revival architecture. Visit www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm.
A shrine for President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial is a profound and powerful symbol of American freedom and a place to express ideas that unite our nation. This National Historic Landmark in the form of a Greek Doric temple, features a massive sculpture of Lincoln beneath inscriptions of two of his immortal speeches. Inspired by the spirit of President Lincoln's passion and purpose, the Lincoln Memorial was the site of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. Visit www.nps.gov/linc. [Top]
One of Washington, DC’s most prolific 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/
Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Honoring our third president and a lasting symbol of liberty, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial inspires people of the world. Modeled after the Pantheon of Rome, Jefferson Memorial is one of the most famous landmarks on the landscape of Washington, DC. Inside the memorial are the passionate words of Thomas Jefferson, written over 200 years ago, that have shaped American ideals and government. The circular, colonnaded structure of neo-classic style is an emblem of freedom and liberty. The festivities and events of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival happen at the steps of the memorial. Visit www.nps.gov/thje/index.htm. [Top]
Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Despite the controversies of this infamous war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors individuals who served during the Vietnam Conflict. Designed by Maya Lin, who believed that “the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives,” the elegant memorial encourages people to remember and respond to the atrocities of war. For those affected by this discordant war, the memorial is a place of hope, healing and honor. Currently, the all contains 58,249 names. Visit www.nps.gov/vive.
National WW II Memorial.
Commemorating the sacrifice and victory of WWII, the National World War II Memorial honors the 16 million veterans who served in the US armed forces, 400,000 who died, and people who supported the intense war effort. Located on the National Mall, the WWII Memorial is a symbol of the spirit and endurance of the American people during WW II. The design balances classical and modern architecture, harmonized with the natural and cultural environs of Washington, DC. Visit www.nps.gov/nwwm. [Top]
US Supreme Court.
The US Supreme Court is the cornerstone of American justice and our government’s judicial branch. An equal and independent branch of the US Government, the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land and an enduring symbol of our nation’s ideal of justice and faith in our legal system. Completed in 1935, the monumental building was designed in classical Corinthian architectural style to harmonize with DC’s other congressional buildings. Tour the Supreme Court’s fascinating exhibits and visit the theater to watch a film about the Supreme Court. Visit www.supremecourtus.gov/.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
A memorial to John F. Kennedy and grand host of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center is one of our nation’s most beautiful performing arts venues. Overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center presents over 3,000 performances and events annually. Its unmatched diversity of theater, musicals, dance, ballet, opera, and music - orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, and folk - annual festivals and multi-media performances touch millions of people. Enjoy amazing performances by the greatest artists in the world, as well as free concerts on the Millennium Stage, Holidays at the Kennedy Center and the Open House Arts Festival, which celebrates the Center’s birthday in September. Visit www.kennedy-center.org. [Top]