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May 07, 2013 11:00 ET

Celebrate US Independence Day at DC National Mall Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown Offers Special Rates & Central Location

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - American or not, there's no denying the spirit, energy and pride that takes over the nation on July 4th, when people across the country gather to celebrate that country's independence. When it comes to where to celebrate, there's no better place than right here in the nation's capital, Washington, DC.

This year, July 4th falls on a Thursday, which means the holiday is the perfect reason to escape for an extra-long weekend. Those looking for a great deal on hotels near the US capital can book a room at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown for as low as $149 a night.

With a location just minutes from the DC Metro station and only one mile from the National Mall and Smithsonian museums, this hotel is ideally located for those wanting to attend the city's biggest July 4th events including:

America's National Independence Day Parade: Watch floats, marching bands and country, military and special units as they make their way down Constitution Avenue.

A Capitol Fourth: The Capitol's West Lawn hosts this free musical event featuring the National Symphony Orchestra. Just minutes from this hotel near the White House, the event also offers the soundtrack for the city's spectacular fireworks show on the National Mall, where people set up picnics early in the day to ensure a front-row seat.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Taking place June 26 to 30 and July 3 to 7, this annual festival celebrates diversity by transforming the National Mall into a global bazaar with music, crafts, dance, demonstrations and much more. This year will feature Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival; One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage; and The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style and Identity.

Musical performances: Don't miss The Washington National Cathedral's Annual Independence Day Organ Recital or the July 5th performance of Ernest "EC3" Coleman and Friends at the National Gallery's Jazz in the Garden series.

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About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown

Whether meetings or monuments bring visitors to the nation's capital, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown offers a convenient address in the heart of Chinatown. Located just two blocks from the Metro, this renovated downtown hotel offers style, comfort and modern amenities steps from the nation's iconic sights and history. Accommodations offer both a relaxing retreat and quiet space for work with a large desk, plush bed with pillow-top mattress, complimentary Wi-Fi, 32-inch LCD TV, coffee/tea maker and room service. Nine custom studio suites can accommodate families. In these suites the living area is separated from the bedroom by a diving wall and contains a pullout sofa, minifridge and microwave. A business center offers additional services. Hot buffet breakfast is complimentary every morning, while lunch and dinner at the Irish Channel includes classic pub fare and cocktails. Guests of this convention center hotel can walk to the nearby Verizon Center, Judiciary Square and the Washington Convention Center, or take in the Smithsonian Museum, Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol, White House and Washington Monument. For a more traditional workout, head to the fitness center.

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