One of the world’s greatest celebrations of spring blooms again March 20 through April 16 as the National Cherry Blossom Festival returns to Washington, D.C., coinciding with the white and pink floral blossoms bursting to life on more than 3,700 cherry trees found around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, Hains Point of East Potomac Park and the Washington Monument grounds. Since receiving 3,000 cherry trees from the Mayor of Tokyo in 1912, the District of Colombia’s beautiful spring has become a draw to travelers eager to say goodbye to winter and stand beneath the shade of thousands of pink and white petals.
The month-long festival features a plethora of petal-celebrating events, including the Blossom Kite Festival, the Pink Tie Party, fireworks, and the perennial National Cherry Blossom Parade, which runs along Constitution Avenue with colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, celebrity entertainers and marching bands from around the country.
When heading to D.C. to enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival, it matters where you stay. As the only Premier Hotel Provider of the 2023 event, as well as supporting sponsor of the parade and presenting sponsor of the kite festival, Hilton’s D.C.-area hotels are joining in the fun with special Cherry Blossom-themed packages and offerings. Here’s a sampling of what you can find when you stay at Hilton.
Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Embassy Row
Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Embassy Row is ready for Cherry Blossom season and welcomes you to stay and experience the city in bloom. Ideally located in the heart of blossom action and within walking distance to the National Mall and the metro station, take advantage of Canopy’s springtime savings and book its Cherry Blossom Hotel Package to enjoy two complimentary cherry blossom-inspired drinks in Truno Restaurant and Bar, 20% off valet parking (parking height size restrictions apply), free bike rentals and complimentary Wi-Fi.
A historic hotel in the heart of the nation’s capital, Capital Hilton is offering its Cherry Blossom Package from March 19 through May 21. Guests receive a bento box filled with Japanese candies and snacks, experience a Japanese whisky tasting and enjoy special menu items at its North Gate Grill and Statler Lounge, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2023. Additional experiences include specially themed menu items and “petal peeping” maps for guests to head to the best spots to view the cherry blossoms.
Conrad Washington, DC
Located just a few blocks from the National Mall, Conrad Washington, DC’s Sakura Club is one of the most exquisite experiences in the city. Japanese for “cherry blossom,” Sakura Club affords guests the opportunity to enjoy services, facilities and accouterments to the fullest extent. Through April 16, book the Sakura Experience Package to indulge in crafted culinary offerings, exclusive personalized services and facilities for two nights and receive a complimentary third night.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC – Crystal City
Just a half mile from The Pentagon and providing free shuttle service to Regan National Airport awaits DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC – Crystal City. Its Cherry Blossom Premium Package features accommodations with spectacular views of Washington, D.C., monuments, complimentary breakfast and self-parking for one vehicle.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Georgetown
Enjoy a two-night stay in the heart of Georgetown with Embassy Suites Georgetown Hilton National Landing’s special package that includes two signature Cherry Blossom cocktails at the hotel’s bar and a take-home Cherry Blossom Festival memento. Guests of the all-suite hotel will also enjoy free made-to-order breakfast and a complimentary evening reception. The package is available for travel through April 28.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center
Set in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, the recently renovated all-suite Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center is just a few blocks from the White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial. During the festival, guests can enjoy Japanese-themed tastings, including saké and Japanese whisky tastings and Asian-inspired chef stations, as well as a special Yappy Hour as part of the Paws & Petals Program Presented by Mars Petcare. Its Cherry Blossom Festival package includes a Preferred premium suite, two Petal Pour cocktails and complimentary parking for one car, along with daily, free made-to-order breakfast and evening receptions to enjoy when not taking in the festivities.
Hampton Inn & Suites Arlington Crystal City DCA
Hampton Inn and Suites Arlington Crystal City DCA is a pet-friendly, fully renovated hotel featuring in-room microwaves and fridges, complimentary hot breakfast with delicious fresh-made waffles, Peloton bikes and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy 10% off its best available rates during the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC – Navy Yard
Located within the Navy Yard neighborhood and one block from its Metro stop, guests of Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC – Navy Yard enjoy free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and an on-site fitness center. Book the hotel’s Cherry Blossom Festival package and also receive complimentary parking, a $10 credit for The Pantry gift shop and a 1 p.m. late check-out.
Hilton Arlington is directly connected to the Metro’s Silver and Orange Lines, servicing downtown D.C. and both IAD and DCA airports, and within walking distance to over 40 restaurants. Its Cherry Blossom Festival package provides guests with two daily Metro passes during their festival stay, along with two complimentary signature cherry cocktails. Guests can also enjoy rooms equipped with microwaves and refrigerators.
Hilton Arlington National Landing
Conveniently located five miles from downtown and less than 5 minutes from Regan National Airport awaits Hilton Arlington National Landing. During a festival visit, guests booking the hotel’s special package will receive one Flowering Dogwood Tree Grow Kit, two “Compliments of Us” coupons to use at whim at the hotel, overnight parking and complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi.
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC / Georgetown
Minutes from the Kennedy Center and the Metro, Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC / Georgetown’s Cherry Blossom package includes Double Hilton Honors points and a Cherry Blossom Welcome amenity of a $10 Pantry Credit to use at your liking at the hotel’s lobby shop. Cherry Blossom guests also receive bottled water at check-in and 20% off parking.
Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill
The only Hilton property with rooms and suites affording direct views of the United States Capitol, Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill is located within steps of the Capitol and welcomes festivalgoers with its Cherry Blossom Package. Guests receive accommodations, complimentary parking and two Cherry Blossom-themed cocktails at the hotel’s Federal City Bar & Lounge, located in the hotel lobby and serving a variety of spirits, dinner and light fare. Guests can grab a bike or electric scooter through Capital Bikeshare right outside the hotel or find easy transportation at nearby Union Square and Judiciary Square and take along a hotel-prepared picnic to enjoy under the cherry trees.
Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf
Stay just steps from the Tidal Basin and D.C.’s iconic cherry trees in a cherry blossom-themed deluxe one- or two-king-bedded guest room at Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf, where you’ll be surrounded by the pink blooms, even when you’re in the hotel. The Cherry Blossom package includes accommodations, a Cherry Blossom Beverage Basket filled with two cherry blossom sparkling waters and two black cherry sodas, and locally baked cherry blossom madeleines and dried cherry trail mix.
Homewood Suites Arlington Rosslyn Key Bridge
Travelers will feel right at home when staying at Homewood Suites Arlington Rosslyn Key Bridge, where all rooms are suites with fully equipped kitchens. The pet-friendly hotel just a bridge walk from Georgetown provides a complimentary full hot breakfast and Wi-Fi and, with its Cherry Blossom package, complimentary parking and two free Cherry Blossom Cosmos.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol – Navy Yard
With its Cherry Blossom Festival package, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Capitol – Navy Yard provides overnight accommodations in one of its spacious suites at rates of up to 10% off the best available rates and $25 valet parking (regularly priced at $47). Guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast, premium Wi-Fi and access to the hotel’s fitness center and indoor pool. Stay two nights and receive discounted valet parking and 1 p.m. late check-out.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center
Also featuring Homewood Suites’ renowned full hot breakfast, fast Wi-Fi and suite accommodations with kitchenettes, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center is three blocks from the Metro to make getting around Washington a piece of cake. Its Cherry Blossom package includes free parking and a $10 credit for its Suite Shop.
The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton
Don’t just enjoy the cherry blossoms, adopt one with The Morrow Washington DC, Curio Collection by Hilton’s Adopt a Tree overnight package. Located minutes from Union Station and D.C.’s top attractions, The Morrow is donating 10 percent of each package booked to the Trust for the National Mall’s “Adopt a Cherry Tree” campaign to help support Washington’s beautiful cherry trees.
Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center
There is no better time to “Spring to the District” than Cherry Blossom season. Stay in the heart of D.C., steps away from the most buzzin’ attractions, with a stay at Motto by Hilton Washington DC City Center. Its Spring to the District offer allows guests to indulge a little more with overnight accommodations in thoughtfully appointed guest rooms and a $30 food and beverage credit, which can be used at Motto’s Crimson café, diner, rooftop bar or whiskey bar. The hotel’s culinary team at Crimson has prepared a Cherry Blossom-themed menu, inclusive of handcrafted cocktails, appetizers and desserts for all to enjoy throughout the event.
Waldorf Astoria Washington DC
The brand-new Waldorf Astoria Washington DC welcomes guests with its Cherry Blossom Suite Package from March 1 through April 30. The package includes one-night accommodations in a Signature Suite, cherry blossom-dedicated welcome amenities, custom-embroidered pillowcases and personalized Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea in the iconic Peacock Alley, set in a soaring grand atrium.
The contemporary Washington Hilton, located within blocks of Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan, features two Cherry Blossom offerings this season. Select the Cherry Blossom Package to receive two complimentary cherry blossom-themed cocktails, themed cookies, 50% off an appetizer at one of its delicious on-site restaurants and a commemorative festival kite. Or enjoy the Cherry Blossom Breakfast and Parking Package, including two complimentary cherry blossom-themed cocktails, themed cookies, breakfast, self-parking and a commemorative festival kite.
West End Washington DC, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Located between Washington Circle and Dupont Circle in the heart of D.C.’s West End, West End Washington DC, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is within walking distance of the cherry blossoms. Guests receive 10% off rates, an $18 food and beverage credit to be used at the vibrant speakeasy-style retreat, Casta’s Cuban Rum Bar, complimentary bottled water and a Cherry Blossom gift bag upon check-in.
Learn more about the offerings at Hilton during the National Cherry Blossom Festival here.