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Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center

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 1201 13th Street, NW , Washington, DC, US, 20005

  • Phone: (202) 682-5300
  • Fax: (202) 408-0830
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4.3 out of 5 (278 reviews)
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12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue

12th Street Northwest & Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20001
+1 202 789 7000 (Tourist Information)

Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Pennsylvania Avenue plays host to Presidential parades, political protests and various marches. In 1965, the Secretary of the Interior marked Pennsylvania Avenue as a national historic site. It encloses the avenue between the Capitol and the White House a few blocks farther. This was the first downtown avenue to have shops, markets and a financial district in the 19th century, but by the 20th century, it became an eye sore. In 1892, it was saved from degradation with the construction of a new post office at 12th Street, which became a landmark building. Designed in Romanesque style, it also has a 315-foot (90-meter) tall clock tower. The District Building came up later at 14th Street in Beaux Arts style, a landmark that is now a government office.
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