Hotels near Dumbarton Oaks
With so much to do in Washington D.C., you should be sure not to miss hotels near Dumbarton Oaks, a historic estate rich in charm. Once the private estate of Robert Bliss and his wife Mildred, the couple strove to bring the Georgetown neighborhood property back to its former glory and added to its magnificence. Its roots are throughout history, dating back to 1702 when Queen Anne granted the land to Colonel Ninian Beall as part of the Rock of Dumbarton. In the 1800s, an orangery was built on the property and was renamed the Oaks. Vice President John C. Calhoun took up his residence there for a number of years. In the 1920s, the Bliss family acquired the property and renamed it Dumbarton Oaks in honor of its rich history. They began a major restoration adding buildings and increasing land and laid the foundations for a lasting research foundation.
Things to Do
Upon their death, Mildred and Robert Bliss willed the estate to Harvard University to be used as a research institute and Home of the Humanities. Stay at hotels near Dumbarton Oaks and you’ll be able to wander the gorgeous gardens and property or visit the museum as often as you want. A Rare Book Reading Room is open to the public on weekend afternoons. Take in a concert or lecture in the Music Room. The Dumbarton Oaks also supports traditional studies of Pre-Columbian, Byzantine, and Garden and Landscaping through fellowships and meetings.
Visit Dumbarton Oaks in luxury when you stay at the gorgeously preserved, historic Churchill Hotel and enjoy the charm of old with the convenience of modern amenities. View the city from above while enjoying a delicious signature cocktail on the rooftop at the Embassy Row Hotel. The Embassy Inn offers comfortable accommodations with complimentary Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast. The Courtyard Washington DC/Dupont Circle by Marriott, another of the hotels near Dumbarton Oaks, features a new lobby, the Bistro, and relaxing guest rooms.