Welcome to the new heart of Washington, D.C.
Activities & Attractions
At Salamander DC, we redefine elegance. Poised gracefully between The National Mall and The
Wharf, our oasis of urban sophistication awaits your discovery. The hotel is steps away from
cherished national monuments, a testament to your proximity to history. For those who seek to
uncover the city's gems at their own pace, our cruiser bikes and Gem Car stand ready to escort
you on a Salamander-style journey through the vibrant district.
During our enhancement project, we are offering a limited yet exquisite selection of relaxing and custom-tailored treatments, providing a modified spa experience within the comfort of one of our newly dedicated treatment rooms.
Enjoy a workout equipped with treadmills, a Vertical Climber and a Hydrow Rower. Our Fitness Center, currently located in a spacious, sun-lit suite with a view of the Southwest marina, is available for 24-hour guest use daily.
Located at the hotel’s entrance, the Salamander Gem Car is available daily for complimentary drop-off service to the National Mall area, up to Constitution Avenue as well as the Wharf DC. Service is available daily from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact our Guest Services Team.
Sightsee, explore and cruise the nation’s capital in Salamander style. Cruiser bikes are available daily for guest use. Please contact our concierge team for further information, and to reserve your bike. Service Daily | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Visit America's front yard only minutes from our hotel to enjoy a leisurely stroll or participate in The National Mall's ongoing events.
At the crossroads of art, science and technology, ARTECHOUSE is pioneering the creation and curation of innovative art forms that redefine audience participation.
You will be able to find events and activities for the whole family including bocce at Waterfront Park, S'mores at Camp Wharf, or kayaking at Recreation Pier.
The local-favorite concert venue accommodates up to 6,000 attendees, hosting a diverse range of events from large-scale international bands to intimate local artists throughout the year.
For those looking for a unique waterfront experience during their stay, explore the variety of boat rentals that The Wharf has to offer.
With a thoughtfully curated collection of stores and boutiques, shopping at The Wharf is an elevated experience for locals and visitors to enjoy a vibrant journey through retail.
With 6,000 bikes across Metro DC, Capital Bikeshare is the perfect way to ride around the region for your day trip to explore the nation's capital, or your daily commute to meetings of importance.
At The Wharf, you can take the complimentary Southwest Shuttle, providing seamless daily travel between The Wharf, the Southwest Duck Pond, L'Enfant Plaza Metro and Plaza, and The National Mall.
A cherished Washington, D.C. landmark at The Wharf, The Municipal Fish Market attracts both locals in search of satisfying seafood and discerning tourists seeking fresh fish, crabs, and cooked seafood options.
Explore the water destinations of the nation's capital in style. The Potomac Water Taxi offers routes to and from The Wharf, Georgetown, Alexandria and National Harbor, available March through December.
Take the complimentary Wharf Jitney to East Potomac Park, a 400-acre man-made island. Enjoy golf, swimming, tennis, picnics, and more, from March through December.
Washington, DC is in a class of its own when it comes to museums, many of which are free to enter. The Smithsonian Institute has 19 museums (and millions more artefacts in storage) including the must-see National Museum of American History and National Air and Space Museum. As well as the renowned National Museum of Natural History there is Sant Ocean Hall and the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. Or visit the newly refurbished Renwick Gallery and Sackler | Freer Galleries. The widely acclaimed and important National Museum of African-American History and Culture continues to draw big crowds over a year after its opening.
National Museum of Natural History
Visit the National Museum of Natural History just steps away from Salamander Washington DC.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Take time to visit the many museums nearby, like National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Museum of the Bible
In 2017, the Museum of the Bible became the newest museum to dot the D.C. skyline.