Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

It’s the most beautiful time of the year to be in Washington, D.C., with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in full swing from March 20 to April 16, 2023, and the peak bloom expected to be earlier than usual, this year between March 22 and 25, 2023.

For visitors to the area, it’s also a great time to save on hotel stays and score extra perks thanks to cherry blossom themed hotel packages happening at properties all over the District. Here’s where to save on a trip to the capital this spring—and where to pick up a souvenir kite to take to the Blossom Kite Festival on March 25, 2023, which seems to be a popular festival-themed amenity this year.

Hilton is offering themed packages at several of its hotels throughout Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Deals typically include little extras like specially themed welcome amenities, Japanese whisky or seasonal cherry blossom-centric cocktail tastings, complimentary or discounted parking, Metro passes, food and beverage credits, or additional perks for Hilton Honors loyalty program members.

Notable offerings include a foodie package from Capital Hilton that includes a bento box filled with Japanese snacks and candies, and a souvenir kite; Signature Suite accommodations at the Waldorf Astoria Washington, D.C., with access to a cherry blossom themed afternoon tea and complimentary welcome amenities; and a $30 food and beverage credit to use at any of Motto by Hilton Washington, D.C. City Center’s onsite bars and restaurants. Starting rates and book-by dates vary by property, so check the website of your desired hotel for more details.

The Blossom Bound package at the Grand Hyatt Washington includes a daily $25 food and beverage credit and a commemorative cherry blossom kite with your stay. Use promo code BLOOM to book and stay by April 17, 2023. Rates start at $410 a night, plus a $20 nightly destination fee.

InterContinental Washington, D.C. The Wharf is offering complimentary valet parking, breakfast and cocktails for two, a map of the best places to see the cherry blossoms and a themed welcome amenity as part of its seasonal package. Book and stay by April 8, 2023, to lock in rates from $592 per night.

You’ll receive two complimentary cherry blossom themed cocktails and a $50 breakfast credit for two to use at Gerrard Street Kitchen when you book a stay in a one-bedroom suite at The Darcy now through April 30, 2023. Rates for this cherry blossom package start at $399 a night.

Celebrate the season with the Blooms and Bubbly package, available at Kimpton Hotel George in Capitol Hill and Kimpton Hotel Monaco D.C. in the Penn Quarter. Book and stay by April 30, 2023, to enjoy extra perks such as a souvenir kite, a bottle of Prosecco, a box of Arcay Chocolates, and cherry-infused bath salts to enjoy in your room. Guests can also take part in complimentary sake tastings as part of the hotel’s Wine Hour from March 24 to April 1, 2023. Nightly rates at Kimpton Hotel George start at $289, while those at Kimpton Hotel Monaco D.C. start at $308. If you’re in town March 31, put on something pink and head to Hotel Monaco’s Cherry Night Party at Dirty Habit, featuring Sakura-inspired yakitori offerings, specialty cocktails and tunes spun by DJ Eddo.

Book your stay at the Kimpton Banneker Hotel by April 15, 2023, and stay by April 30, 2023, to enjoy accommodations in a premium-level room, Capital Bikeshare passes for two so you can ride around town enjoying the sights, a $30 beverage credit and a special welcome amenity. Dates and rates vary, check the website for availability.

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