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Marriott International

April 29, 2014 15:20 ET

Families Flock to Hotel in NW Washington, D.C. for Its Exciting Vacation Possibilities

Surrounded by Kid-Friendly Activities, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Is as Attractive to Parents as It Is to Children

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) - There are all kinds of family-friendly attractions when it comes to travel. There are amusement parks and water parks. There are bounce houses and buffets. And, when it comes to the nation's capital, there are one-of-a-kind attractions that parents will actually like as much as their kids. So in the name of creating summer vacations that don't involve cultural sacrifice on the part of adults, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park is offering families a few creative options and redefining the term "family-friendly" along the way.

One of the biggest attractions in Washington, D.C. is the Smithsonian National Zoo, and this Connecticut Avenue hotel is just blocks away from it. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, the 163-acre zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals, including pandas, lions and elephants. This summer will also witness the arrival of a commemorative bison exhibit in July/August.

Of all the National Zoo hotels, however, the Marriott Wardman Park offers a competitive zoo package. Dubbed Escape Attraction, the promotion includes free parking and a complimentary National Zoo map, along with nightly rates starting as low as $114. Considering the National Zoo offers free admission and is within walking distance of the hotel, this package lets parents spend more on souvenirs and less on practicalities. (Travelers may secure the package, which is available through July 1, 2014 by using the promotional code ARN when making reservations.)

The zoo is just one of many features, however, that attract families. Others include museums, shopping and landmarks like the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument and, of course, the White House. But where this property enjoys an added advantage over other family-friendly, Washington, D.C. hotels is in its proximity to Boy Scout History Trails. Scouts young and old will appreciate the famous, 6.5-mile Livingstone Hike, which begins near the hotel at the base of Taft Bridge. Others might choose to explore the urban Baden Powell Hike, or the shorter History Hike.

Whether families are looking to see the sights or simply lounge by the pool, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park stands out among hotels near Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. Its scenic garden location, comfortable guest rooms and close proximity to a wide range of sights make the notion of "family-friendly" considerably more attractive.

About Washington Marriott Wardman Park
With 195,000 square feet of event space, 95,000 square feet of exhibit space, 1,048 guest rooms and 104 suites, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park can easily accommodate business and leisure travelers who demand the best. (Indeed, the hotel counts U.S. presidents and dignitaries among its guests.) Not only does the property offer a range of amenities like four on-property restaurants, ADA-accessible guestrooms, and a heated outdoor pool, but it's also beautifully situated on 16 acres of gardens near Adams Morgan, Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo. (Plus other top area attractions are just two Metro stops away.) Guest rooms feel modern and well-appointed with spacious work areas, high-speed Internet access, plush bedding and 32-inch, flat-screen cable televisions. Whether guests come for business and enjoy the expert conference services available, or they visit on holiday to take advantage of the hotel's proximity to all the sights, everyone will appreciate the superior service available at this premier property. Call 888-873-1891 to make your reservation today.

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