GWU Travel

Washington DC's Premier George Washington University Hotel

Make the University Inn Washington DC your home base for your upcoming visit to George Washington University! Located just two blocks from GWU's beautiful, historic, and energetic campus, our boutique Foggy Bottom hotel offers an exclusive gateway to every aspect of life and culture at GWU. Whether you're touring campus with a prospective student, celebrating a graduation, attending a show at Lisner Auditorium, or cheering on the Colonials at the Charles E. Smith Athletic Center, you'll absolutely love our classic, charming Washington DC accommodations!

Take a look at our individual room types, take advantage of our exclusive GWU rate, and get excited for your upcoming visit to George Washington University!

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Introducing: Arc The. Hotel.

The University Inn is temporarily closed for an exciting transformation and will re-open as the stylish, elegant Arc The. Hotel in April 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience, but great things are on the horizon and you can start booking your spring vacations with us. To learn more about the future of Foggy Bottom's newest luxury hotel, head over to our renovations page.

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Convenient GWU Accommodations

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Pefect for alumni, families of GWU graduates, and guest lecturers alike, the University Inn offers some the most comfortable and inviting accommodations in Foggy Bottom! During your stay, wake up refresh, enjoy a classic breakfast at our on-site Notti Bianchi, and explore the very best of George Washington University!

Traveling with a prospective student? Book our special GWU package to receive a student handbook with insider tips during your stay!

When you stay at the University Inn during your upcoming GWU visit, you'll enjoy:

  • Comfortable, Spacious Accommodation
  • The Option for Pet-Friend Rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious Work Desk
  • In-Room Microwave, Refrigerator, and Coffee Maker

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2018 GWU Commencement

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Congratulations to the class of 2018! The families and guests of the graduating class are a key part of commencement ceremonies at the George Washington University, and the University Inn welcomes you to experience Washington DC and the GWU Commencement weekend in comfort and style. Located just two miles from the ceremony grounds on the National Mall, the University Inn puts you in the heart of Washington DC for an unforgettable and celebratory graduation weekend.

Rooms for graduation weekend tend to sell out early, so don't delay to book our special GWU Commencement Rate!

2018 GWU Graduation Dates: May 17-20, 2018
GWU Commencement Venue: The National Mall

George Washington Basketball

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Cheer on the GW Colonials during your upcoming visit to Washington DC! In pursuit of an NCAA Championship, George Washington's men's basketball team brings excitement and electricity to the Charles E. Smith Athletic Center every time they grace the court.

Just a seven-minute walk from the stadium, the University Inn Washington DC puts you front and center for all the action. Whether you're traveling with your crew of die-hard Colonials fans or just catching a game while you're in town, you're bound to get caught up in the GW basketball excitement during your upcoming visit.

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George Washington University Campus Tours

As one of the most prestigious colleges in Washington, GWU is a popular choice for students who want to be in the center of it all. The campus is well located in the historic Foggy Bottom neighborhood, located in the heart of Washington DC. The Liberal Arts curriculum covers many subjects from the arts to science, but it specializes in international affairs and politics. If you want to schedule a tour, our hotel near George Washington University is just two blocks from campus. Our accommodations are the closest to the school, making it the perfect home base for your GWU campus tour!

GWU Tour Details

Price: Free to visit the campus
Hours: Tours Monday through Saturday at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

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Take a Virtual Tour of GWU

Can't wait until your visit to check out George Washington University's gorgeous campus? We don't blame you. Check out this awesome interactive map to explore Foggy Bottom's landmarks, libraries, and beyond!

View GWU Interactive Map

Lisner Auditorium

For over 60 years, GWU's Lisner Auditorium has brought world-class events and entertainment to Washington DC. With an eclectic calendar of political speakers, operas, theatre, rock shows, and comedy acts, the Lisner Auditorium remains one of the city's premier performing arts venues - and it's just a half mile from the University Inn Washington DC.

Take a look at the Lisner Auditorium's upcoming event calendar to see who will be performing during your next trip to DC!

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GWU Colonials Weekend

October 19 - 22, 2017

Celebrate your GWU pride with your friends, family, and fellow alumni during the four day Colonial Weekend festivities! With tons of big games, concerts, networking functions, receptions, and the Taste of GW, Colonials Weekend embodies the spirit of George Washington University. Whether you're a parent visiting your son or daughter or an alum looking to reconnect with old classmates, there's no better time than Colonials Weekend!

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Explore the GWU Campus

  • School of Medicine - 1.5 blocks
  • GWU Law School - 3 blocks
  • Lisner Auditorium - 3 blocks
  • The Marvin Center - 3 blocks
  • School of Business - 4 blocks
  • Elliott School of International Affairs - 5 blocks