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In Bloom: Cherry Blossom Hotel Packages
The National Cherry Blossom Festival starts on March 28, and Washington hotels are getting in the spirit with packages to celebrate the season. Below are some of the best deals in town. By Emily Leaman
Book the Ritz-Carlton Washington's Spring and Sakura in Bloom Package and stay in a deluxe guest room like this one. Photograph courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
Comments () | Published February 13, 2009
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Beacon Hotel
This hotel near DC’s Scott Circle is offering a Cherry Blossom Weekend Escapade package, which includes a deluxe room, breakfast for two on Saturday or Monday, a Sunday brunch buffet with unlimited Champagne mimosas, a sampling of the Cherry Cocktail in the Beacon Bar & Grill, and complimentary parking. Available weekends from March 28 through April 12, the package costs $195 a night—there’s a two-night minimum—and includes all gratuities. Upgrade to the roomier junior suite for an additional $20 a night. Call 800-821-4367.

Fairmont Washington, DC
This downtown DC hotel’s Cherry Blossom Package includes an one-night stay for two, complimentary valet parking, and a box of notecards printed with cherry-blossom images by local photographer Jake McGuire. Available March 25 through April 30 and costs $189 a night. Call 202-429-2400.

Hay-Adams
The Cherry Blossom Package includes a full American breakfast for two, complimentary overnight parking, a Cherry Blossom Festival information packet, and a surprise amenity. Rates start at $499 a night with a two-night minimum stay. Available March 28 through April 19. Call 202-638-6600.

Hotel George
Complimentary valet parking and breakfast for two at Bistro Bis, the hotel's restaurant, are included in this hotel's one-night cherry blossom package. The package is $209 a night and available through April 13. Call 202-347-4200 to book.

Hotel Helix
Cherry blossom visitors at this Logan Circle hotel will enjoy free valet parking and continental breakfast for two at Helix Lounge. The package, available for one night stays, starts at $199 a night and goes through April 20. Call 202-462-7777 to book.

Hotel Monaco Alexandria
Chocolate-covered cherries, free valet parking, and breakfast for two at the hotel restaurant, Jackson 20, are included in the Cherry Blossom Package at this Old Town Alexandria hotel. The one-night deal starts at $209 and runs through April 30. Call 703-549-6080 to book. 

Hotel Monaco Washington DC
The Hotel Monaco's Cherry Blossom Package includes complementary valet parking and breakfast for two at Poste, the hotel restaurant and lounge. The one-night starts at $229 and is available through April 13. Call 202-628-7177 to book.

Hotel Palomar Arlington
Through April 13, guests who book the Cherry Blossom Package at Hotel Palomar Arlington will get two all-day Metro passes, a cherry blossom-themed dessert on arrival, and a choice of "Bubbly Blossom Cocktails" or a cherry chocolate Neapolitan dessert from Domaso, the hotel's restaurant. The one-night package starts at $169 and is available through April 13. 

Hotel Palomar Washington DC
Book the Cherry Blossom package at this Dupont Circle hotel and you'll get a $40 restaurant voucher to Urbana Restaurant & Bar—try the special cherry cocktail and dessert that will be on the menu for the Cherry Blossom Festival—two all-day Metro passes, and a cherry-themed welcome amenity. The one-night package starts at $204 and is available through April 13. Call 202-448-1800 to book.

Hotel Rouge
This hotel, situated between Logan and Dupont circles, is offering cherry blossom visitors free valet parking and continental breakfast for two in Bar Rouge. The one-night package starts at $219 and is available through April 20. For reservations, call 202-939-6400.

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel
The one-night Cherry Blossom Festival Vacation Package, starting at $169 a night, includes a breakfast buffet for two at the American Grill Restaurant and two one-day Metro passes for unlimited subway rides (an out-of-pocket savings of $15.60). Available March 19 through April 19. Call 202-484-1000.

Liasion Capitol Hill
With the Cherry Blossom Festival Vacation Package, you’ll walk home with a bundle of goodies, including a live cherry-blossom branch; a fully stocked picnic basket from the hotel’s restaurant, Art and Soul; and ten handmade cherry-blossom note cards. The one-night package starts at $233 and runs from March 28 through April 30. Call 202-638-1616.

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