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Overnight invites to the White House are hard to come by, so this week, we've arranged a hassle-free getaway that's still fit for the first family.

The Bethesda Court Hotel is a quiet, European-inspired retreat just minutes outside Washington, DC. And on this escape, you can cast your vote for a one- ($99) or two- ($198) night stay on Thursdays to Sundays for two.

Named one of the Top Five Washington DC Hotel Values by USA Today, Bethesda Court offers affordable, stately suites. Surround yourself with 18th-century décor accented by cable TV, wireless Internet, and other modern amenities.

Wrap yourself in plush, down comforters or soak in a marble-floored bath. Then, savour decadent chocolates, free bottled water and an in-room movie per each night of stay.

You're at liberty to escape at your own pace. Start the day with an included continental breakfast. Then, stroll the hotel's lush, Old English garden, or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. Let your top advisors lead you to ZIN Hair + Colour salon or Tips to Toes nail studio for positively presidential pampering.

No need for Air Force One when it's sightseeing time: park your car for free and let the hotel's limos escort you (within a two-mile radius). The Bethesda Court is also a half block from the Metro, which shuttles you straight into the District.

Forget diplomacy—on this escape, you do exactly what you desire. Explore exquisite masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art, or learn secrets of espionage at the International Spy Museum. Catch a show at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts or The Music Center at Strathmore.

Must-sees like the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial are also just minutes away. Whatever you elect to do, your late 2 pm checkout lets you recoup.

Call your constituents and tell them not to wait up: This is your chance to steal away for a high-priority getaway.

Escape kit

  • A one- ($99) or two- ($198) night stay on Thursdays through Sundays for two
  • Daily continental breakfast for two
  • Nightly in-room movie
  • Chocolate and bottled water
  • Parking, wireless Internet, and late 2 pm checkout
  • Book by 30 August

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. For more inspiration and to start planning your trip, visit our Washington, DC guide.

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