Guide to Columbia Heights

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Bordering Howard University to the east, this pleasant neighborhood offers commuter convenient access on Washington Metro transit Green and Orange lines. The Tivoli Square entertainment and business complex is located here, as are numerous condominiums, town homes, and apartments.

A large retail complex near the Columbia Heights metro station includes national retail chains. Diverse restaurants and bars are also a part of the neighborhood, which is the home of the GALA Hispanic Theatre, housed in the art deco era Tivoli Theatre. The Dance Institute of Washington is just across the street.

A number of international embassies and the Greater Washington Urban League are also a part of this pleasant, tree-lined community.

[Photo courtesy of GALA Hispanic Theatre]

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The Fairfax At Embassy Row, Starwood Luxury Collection

2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Inns / B&Bs

The William Lewis House

1309 R Street, Washington, DC 20009


The Pinch

3548 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010


9:30 Club

815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The 9:30 Club is the legendary place bands aspire to play & music fans love to attend, loved by locals & people worldwide. It???s home to international mega acts & cutting edge bands ready to explode.


Courtyard Washington Embassy Row By Marriott

1600 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

With gorgeously appointed guestrooms, state-of-the-art amenities, a heated indoor pool and spa and a highly acclaimed restaurant, the Courtyard by Marriott Embassy Row is an excellent choice for all guests. Located on Scott Circle in the heart of downtown


1500 Mass Apartel

1500 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005


Four Points By Sheraton Washington D.c. Downtown

1201 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20005


St. Stephen's Church

1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

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