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International Travel in Washington, DC

Located in America's capital city, Melrose Georgetown Hotel is a vibrant global destination for international travelers. Our hotel is located within walking distance of Embassy Row, as well as many businesses, global headquarters and banks, so getting down to business is convenient. To ensure you experience is everything you need, here are some essentials for global travelers. Our multilingual staff speaks French, Italian, Arabic and Amharic, and is happy to assist in travel planning.
Area International Traveler at Melrose Georgetown, Washington

Helpful Travel Tips

  • Location in the Heart of DC

    Melrose Georgetown is located in the heart of Washington DC, 3 blocks from World Bank, IFC and IMF and 8 blocks from the White House.
  • Embassy Row

    Melrose Georgetown is within walking distance to the embassies of Spain, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, Australia, Brazil and Japan. We are a short taxi ride away from Embassy Row, home to numerous embassies. Many embassies offer guided tours and they're an essential starting place for international visitors who wish to tour the White House. Go to to find contact information for the more than 150 embassies in DC.
  • Currency Exchange

    If you are traveling to Washington, D.C., you will need to exchange your currency for the American Dollar or US Dollar. You may exchange your money for the US Dollar at most Washington, D.C. banks. There are over five major banks within one block from Melrose Georgetown Hotel. Most banks are open on weekdays (Monday - Friday) only. All banks are closed during federal holidays.
  • Multilingual Services

    • The White House Visitors Center, Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Mount Vernon and other attractions offer brochures in several languages. The Smithsonian Institution provides multilingual information at the visitor's center in the Castle Building.
    • Complimentary foreign language tours are available by appointment at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Click here for more information.
    • The Kennedy Center offers free tours on request in Spanish, German, French and Japanese. Tour scripts are available in 11 languages for self-guided tours. Click here for more information.
    • The Meridian International Center offers multilingual services at its information desk at Dulles International Airport and includes a telephone language bank. For details, call Meridian International Center at 202-667-6800 or
    • The National Gallery of Art offers Tours of the permanent collection, free of charge in Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Electricity

    The electricity used in Washington, DC is standard 110 volts. Appliances brought from Europe, Africa and most of Asia and Latin America will require a voltage transformer. The Melrose Georgetown Hotel has converters that guests can use during their visit.
  • Passport & Visa Requirements

    All persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda are required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable. International visitors who need a visa to travel to the US must apply for one at an American embassy or consulate. For more information, visit
  • Customs

    You must complete customs and immigrations formalities at the first point of arrival in the U.S., whether or not it's your final destination.
  • Travel Insurance

    There is no compulsory or government plan in the U.S. You are advised to purchase travel and health insurance in case of an emergency.
  • White House & Capitol Tours

    Non-US citizens must contact their embassies in DC to inquire about White House tours. Contact information for embassies is available at International visitors may join public tours of the Capitol; tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis.
    If you have any further questions about your stay or about Washington DC, please feel free to contact the hotel directly at 202-955-6400 or by email at info@melrosehoteldc.comWe look forward to welcoming you soon!
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