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Best Hotel Packages for Cherry Blossom Season in DC

With cherry blossom-themed cocktails, boat tours, picnics, and more, these DC hotel packages aim to be memorable experiences.

Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria

Whether you’re coming from out of town to see Washington, DC’s famous cherry blossoms, or you’re a local looking to jazz up a staycation, we rounded up the best cherry blossom-themed hotel packages to help you make the most of some of DC’s loveliest weeks. 

Many starting rates listed below fluctuate depending on reservation dates.

Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf

655 Water St., SW

Take in DC’s springtime views by bike with the Pendry’s Picnic & Petals package, which includes a packed picnic for two, a complimentary bag, and reservations for e-bikes equipped with built-in GPS. You can book the package for reservations falling March 17 through May 31 with promo code PKGSPR. The starting rate is $450. The hotel will offer several additional cherry blossom-themed opportunities outside of the package, such as complimentary teas in the lobby, specialty cocktails, and cherry blossom-inspired spa treatments. 

Waldorf Astoria DC 

1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Splurge on a stay at this historic landmark. For its first year participating in cherry blossom season, the Waldorf is offering a package that includes a reservation in a signature suite, personalized cherry blossom afternoon tea, and embroidered pillowcases for you to keep. The package is available for booking March 10 through April 30. The starting rate is $4,150 a night. The option to book the package will appear on the “Rates” page once you have selected your dates and desired room. 

The Capital Hilton 

1001 16th St., NW

If you want to learn more about traditional Japanese foods eaten during cherry blossom season, consider booking the Capital Hilton’s cherry blossom package. At a starting rate of $289 a night, the package includes a bento box filled with authentic Japanese food items typically eaten during cherry blossom season, such as handmade Sakura Candy and Mocchan Dango Mochi (tri-colored mochi). The box also comes with an informational sheet giving background on each item. Packages are available for March 19 through May 21. 

The Morrow Hotel

222 M St., NE

Do some good for the Earth this season by booking this environmentally friendly deal— 10 percent of each package booked will be donated to the Trust for the National Mall’s “Adopt a Cherry Tree” campaign to protect the city’s trees. The package also includes a chef-curated picnic basket for two and a pair of one-day Metro passes. The package is available for booking through April 30 with this link or by calling the hotel at 202-280- 2288. The starting rate is $369 a night.

The Jefferson

1200 16th St., NW 

See the cherry blossoms up-close with the Jefferson’s Blossom by Boat package, which includes a 1.5-hour private boat tour along the Potomac with a picnic and custom merchandise. Finish off the day with two cherry blossom-themed cocktails at the hotel’s restaurant, also included in the package. You can book by calling 202-448-2300 or by emailing The starting rate is $1,100 a night. 

The Hamilton Hotel

1001 14th St., NW

Enjoy a charcuterie-style picnic surrounded by cherry blossoms with the Hanami package from the Hamilton hotel, which is a ten-minute walk from the cherry tree-lined Tidal Basin. The picnic feeds three to four people and includes a bottle of wine, prosciutto, cheeses, nuts, fruits, utensils, and more. Use promo code CHERRYBLOSSOM to book the package, which is available through April 30. The starting rate is $352 a night. 

The St. Regis Washington DC

923 Black Lives Matter Plaza, NW

Treat yourself to the hotel’s Cherry Blossom Indulgence Package, which includes a luxurious suite, afternoon tea for two, breakfast for two, a private champagne-sabering class, and complimentary use of the hotel’s bicycles or e-bicycles. The package is available March 17 through April 17 and starts at $1,399 a night. 

Hotel Zena

1155 14th St., NW

Stay amid art with Zena’s Suiten Your Cherry Blossom package, which places guests in their “art-and sculpture-filled sanctuary” Gia suites. The package also includes a bottle of Ohishi Single Sherry Cask Japanese whiskey upon arrival and a three-course Cherry Blossom dinner for two served in-room. The package is available for stays between March 13 and April 23 and can be booked here. The starting rate is $1,920 a night. The hotel is also offering a less expensive tea salon package for a starting rate of $305 for reservations between March 13 and April 23.

The Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill and The Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center

(Capitol Hill) 525 New Jersey Ave., NW; (Embassy Suites) 900 10th St., NW 

Other than their cocktail options, the cherry blossom packages at these two Hilton properties are identical: Starting at $250 a night, the package at either location includes a room, complimentary parking for one vehicle, and two complimentary cocktails. The Capitol Hill location is just steps from the U.S. Capitol building, while the Embassy Suites location is a newly renovated all-suites hotel. Book the Capitol Hill location with rate code P0, and book the Embassy Suites location with rate code PL7. The packages are available through April 30. 

Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC and Kimpton Hotel George 

700 F St., NW; 15 E ST., NW

The Kimptons’ Blooms and Bubbly package includes overnight accommodation in a king bed, a chilled bottle of Prosecco upon arrival, a nine-piece box of locally-sourced treats from Arcay Chocolates, and cherry-infused bath salts. The package is bookable at both hotels through April 30. Starting rates are $308 for the Hotel Monaco and $289 for the Hotel George. 

The Kimpton Banneker Hotel

1315 15th St., NW

Home to the Lady Bird rooftop bar and lounge, the Kimpton Banneker Hotel is offering a “Cherry-Picked Blossom Experience” with a two-night stay in a premium room, two Capital Bikeshare passes, and a $30 drink credit with a VIP amenity surprise. The booking window is March 13 through April 30, and the package is available for stays between March 13 and April 30. The starting rate is $389.


Julia Rosenberg
Editorial Fellow