Bordered by Pennsylvania Avenue on the south and New York and Massachusetts Avenues on the north, this area lies between the White House and the U.S. Capitol. Once shabby and neglected, it's now the district's hottest neighborhood.
We adore Hotel Monaco. It's a modern boutique hotel with bright colors, distinctive furnishings, and sumptuous linens. Nearby chain hotels include Courtyard Washington Convention Center, Grand Hyatt, and Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.
Penn Quarter is super-easy to navigate. You can get to any attraction quickly and cheaply. Two Metro stations service the area: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter and Gallery Place-Chinatown. The D.C. Circulator bus connects Penn Quarter to Georgetown, Union Station, and the National Mall.