8 local hotels offering cherry blossom-themed packages

Book your staycation near the Tidal Basin for easy access to the region’s cherry blossoms and the annual festival, and enjoy these package perks too.

cherry blossom drink in front of picnic basket
Photo courtesy of The St. Gregory Hotel

Springtime is arriving, and with it comes the annual celebration of the region’s cherry blossoms. Don’t feel like traveling back and forth to see the blooms at the Tidal Basin and around DC? Book a staycation at one of these hotels offering cherry-blossom themed deals.

Georgetown Suites
March 1-April 13
Treat yourself to a staycation at Georgetown Suites with its Cherry Blossom Special, including free parking for the length of your visit and, if you stay for a third night, you’ll receive a $30 Uber gift card to get around town. // Georgetown Suites Harbour Building: 1000 29th St. NW, Washington, DC and Georgetown Suites Courtyard Building: 1111 30th St. NW, Washington, DC; rates being at $162 per night

Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
March 1-May 31
Book the Spring Blossoms Here package at the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill and receive valet parking, a cherry blossom memento and cherry blossom/cherry welcome treats upon check in. // 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC; rates begin at $395 per night

Find our guide to the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s 2020 events here.

The Embassy Row Hotel
March 1-May 31
As you count down the days to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, don’t forget to book your staycation too. Want to stay somewhere that helps with the travel to and from the festival events? The Embassy Row’s Cherry Blossom Package includes two SmarTrip Metro Cards, each pre-loaded with $5, plus a cherry blossom-themed welcome amenity. // 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC; rates begin at $309 per night

Mandarin Oriental
March 18-April 19
Want the best views of the Tidal Basin, right from your hotel window? That’s what you’ll get with Mandarin Oriental’s National Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom package, which also includes a cherry tree seed kit, complimentary valet parking, a donation to the Trust for the National Mall’s Cherry Tree Endowment, two complimentary drinks and more. // 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC; rates begin at $455 per night

The Willard InterContinental
March 20-April 12
Stay in a cherry blossom wonderland at The Willard InterContinental for cherry blossom-themed food, drinks, programming and more. This year the hotel has also partnered with Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trust for the National Mall to help save the Tidal Basin. The lobby will be decorated with the blossoms, and nightly programs will be held to promote traditional Japanese music and culture. Guests can also find Japanese gourmet treats at the hotel’s afternoon tea and sip on cherry blossom cocktails at the Round Robin Bar and Cafe du Parc. // 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC; rates vary

The St. Gregory Hotel
March 20-April 12
Avoid crowds and the stress that comes with them with TaskRabbit, who has partnered with The St. Gregory Hotel to offer guests a gourmet picnic at the Tidal Basin with a prime viewing spot of the trees, memorials and water. Guests will pick up their grab-and-go picnic basket curated by the hotel, get into a Sedan (pre-arranged by the hotel) and then find their tasker who will hold up a picnic spot for The St. Gregory guests for up to five hours a day. Book the Cherry Blossom Relaxation Picnic Experience to get it all, plus a welcome cocktail upon check in. // 2033 M St. NW, Washington, DC; rates begin from $1,020 per night

Morrison House Old Town Alexandria
March 20-April 19
Want to stay on this side of the river? Book the Alexandria in Bloom package at Morrison House Old Town Alexandria and enjoy two Water Taxi tickets to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a gourmet picnic basket and signature cherry blossom cocktails. // 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria; rates vary

Hilton Hotels
Dates vary
Hilton is an official hotel sponsor of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and its multiple hotels in the DMV will be offering cherry blossom packages with a wide array of offerings. Each package includes 20% off merchandise at the festival’s official headquarters at Union Station, a commemorative poster, a National Cherry Blossom Festival kite, 15% off a Kendra Scott purchase at Kendra Scott Georgetown, plus a free glass of rosé while you shop, and more. See all Hilton offerings here. // Addresses and rates vary

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