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Discover The Area's Rich Cultural Attractions

Drawing its name from the mists floating off the Potomac River, Foggy Bottom is a historic Washington DC neighborhood that has become one of the capital’s most sophisticated locales. Home to numerous landmarks and cultural points of interest, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and George Washington University, Foggy Bottom has earned its spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

Conveniently located on Washington Circle and directly across from the Foggy Bottom Metro station, the newly transformed boutique Hotel AKA Washington Circle is steps from the George Washington University Campus, the George Washington University Hospital, The World Bank, and IMF, while just a 15-minute walk to Georgetown. The National Mall, Kennedy Center, European Union US Headquarters, and several embassies and law firms are also located within walking distance of the hotel. 


Foggy Bottom’s location between Georgetown and the Potomac River makes it easy to access a wealth of DC shopping venues, whether you’re looking to browse the M Street Shops in Georgetown, shop for a gift at I.Gorman Jewelers or pop into the Apple store. 

I.Gorman Jewelers
1133 20th St NW
Brooks Brothers
1201 Connecticut Ave NW

Shops on M Street Georgetown
M Street 

1229 Wisconsin Ave NW 

Alo Yoga
3200 M St. NW

Tory Burch
1211 Wisconsin Ave NW

Polo Ralph Lauren
1245 Wisconsin Ave NW

3273 M St NW

Away Luggage
3237 M Street NW
3221 M St NW

Alice + Olivia
3303 M St NW

Arts, Culture & Attractions

Washington DC is home to some of the nation’s most fascinating cultural attractions, and many are just minutes from Hotel AKA Washington Circle. The Kennedy Center is the nation’s busiest performing arts center, offering acclaimed theater performances, concerts and events throughout the year, while Dupont Underground has turned an abandoned streetcar station into a platform that hosts artistic endeavors and projects that may not fit into more conventional venues. The beautiful Tudor Place mansion is another unique venue to explore, covering an entire city block overlooking Georgetown. 

Tudor Place
1644 31st St NW

Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW

Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle NW

Kennedy Center
2700 F St NW

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St NW

Outdoor Spaces

An inspiring complement to Washington DC’s culture and history, the city’s beautiful outdoor spaces and public parks offer a relaxing way to spend some time outdoors and take in the unique scenery. Staying in Foggy Bottom offers easy access to several recreational areas ranging from the trails of Theodore Roosevelt Island to the beauty of Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.  

Theodore Roosevelt Island
George Washington Memorial Parkway

Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd St NW

Georgetown Waterfront Park
3303 Water St NW

National Mall
2 15th St NW

Rock Creek Park
5200 Glover Road NW

Medical & Education

Foggy Bottom is home to some of the nation’s top universities and medical care, including Georgetown University and the George Washington University which is just a few steps from Hotel AKA Washington Circle. Our location allows for convenient campus visits and medical appointments at nearby hospitals. 

Georgetown University
3700 O St NW

George Washington University
2121 I St NW

George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd St NW

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW