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Panda Packages

  • Looking for a great hotel for your family, friends, or business guests who are visiting the Washington area?
  • Want to support giant panda conservation?
  • Want to do both at the same time?

You can! Just book accommodations at one of the hotels partnering with FONZ. These premier hotels offer special Panda Packages throughout the year.

People who book a panda hotel package will get a special Zoo Welcome Kit, given to guests at check-in.

Zoo Welcome Gift Box

Guests will receive an attractive white box with handles and a panda sticker! Inside you will find:

  • Cute plush panda
  • Zoo pen or pencil with animal design
  • Zoo map
  • Panda information sheet
  • Panda sticker and Zoo scavenger hunt
  • Zoo animal postcard

Contents of package will always include a panda plush, Zoo map, pen or pencil, photo or postcard, panda information sheet, and scavenger hunt sheet. Other items may change as stock becomes available.

Zoo Welcome Gift Boxes are available only for rooms booked through a participating hotel's website or reservation phone number. They are not available at the Zoo.

Participating Hotels

  • Bethesda Court Hotel

  • A short Metro ride from the Zoo
  • 7740 Wisconsin Avenue
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • 301.656.2100
  • Connecticut Avenue Days Inn

  • 1 Metro stop from the Zoo
  • 4400 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
  • 800.952.3060
  • 202.244.5600 ext. 252
  • Econolodge Metro

  • Walking distance to Metro
  • 6800 Lee Highway
    Arlington, VA 22213
  • 703.538.5300
  • Georgetown Inn

  • 1310 Wisconsin Avenue
    Washington, DC 20007
  • 202.333.8900
  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda

  • 4 Metro stops from the Zoo
  • One Bethesda Metro Center
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • 800.233.1234
  • 301.657.1234
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel

  • A short walk from the Zoo
  • 2500 Calvert Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
  • 202.234.0700
  • The Embassy Row Hotel

  • Dupont Circle, one Metro stop from the Zoo
  • 2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20036
  • 855.893.1011