Washington, D.C. is the nation’s capital and it’s filled with a wealth of historical sites, great museums, and incredible restaurants. The natural landscape around the area is a gem, and you’ll find a number of excellent attractions to keep you busy on your visit. D.C. also has some of the most upscale hotels of all classes in the country.
Here are five of the top hotels in Washington DC.
The Hay-Adams is a 5-star hotel located on Lafayette Square, not far from the White House. The historic building that it’s housed in dates back to 1928 and boasts gorgeous Italian Renaissance style architecture. On site is a well equipped gym, business center that’s open 24 hours a day, meeting and event spaces, and a rooftop terrace bar with amazing views.
The bar, Off the Record, has been voted one of the best in the country and is the perfect setting to relax with a drink or have a small bite to eat. The Lafayette is The Hay-Adams’ signature fine dining restaurant with a menu of contemporary American fare, such as lobster omelettes, rack of lamb, and prime beef tenderloin.
The elegant and chic rooms at this hotel feature traditional decor, free WiFi access, Bose audio systems, flat screen televisions, cable TV channels, and private balconies with views of the city.
Nightly rate: starts at $319
The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
One of the finest hotels in Washington DC is the four-star St. Regis. It’s in the downtown area about two blocks away from the White House and five minutes from the Metro station. This historical property has a an esteemed reputation for hosting the nation’s presidents, and it’s located inside of a Beaux-Arts style building with an upscale and luxurious appeal.
In addition to a 24 hour fitness center and business centers, the hotel has a bar and lounge in the lobby and a restaurant on-site. This restaurant has beautiful contemporary decor and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea.
Rooms at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. are well appointed, lavish, and have flat screen televisions, Bose sound systems, Nespresso machines, and turn down service. Upgraded suites contain separate living areas, and butler service is available as well. The Empire Suite is one of the hotel’s most luxurious offerings and it contains 1,380 square feet of luxury. The most exclusive suite at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. is the Presidential Suite, which has 2,510 square feet of space including its own library, foyer, powder room, ten person dining area, and private entrance.
Nightly rate: starts at $404
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is a five-star property that’s close to many points of interest in the city. It’s a short walk to Foggy Bottom Metro station, less than two miles from the White House, and is less than three miles from the National Mall.
Four Seasons’ Washington, DC hotel has a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, business center, meeting spaces, and a spa that offers world class treatments including phototherapy, a eucalyptus steam room, and massages. Dining options at this Four Seasons property include a sophisticated cocktail lounge, regional restaurant with great contemporary decor, and a steakhouse with a modern vibe and prime cuts of meat. ENO Wine Bar is also on-site and is one of D.C.’s hottest meeting spots with an atrium inside. Guests at the hotel who want to visit ENO receive complimentary valet parking for two hours.
Rooms at the hotel have comforting and warm decor along with complimentary WiFi access, flat screen televisions, mini bars, and en-suite bathrooms with marble tile. Upgraded suites feature separate living areas, sofa beds, furnished terraces, and dining areas. The hotel hosts the largest luxury hotel suite in Washington, D.C., the Royal Suite, which can be configured to contain up to eight bedrooms.
Nightly rate: starts at $875
Avenue Suites Georgetown
One of the most highly rated 3-star hotels in Washington DC is Avenue Suites Georgetown. It’s situated on Pennsylvania Avenue less than two miles from the Washington Monument and about a ten minute walk to George Washington University.
Avenue Suites Georgetown has a beautiful seasonal terrace, fitness center that’s open 24 hours a day, and A Bar. The latter is a cocktail lounge and restaurant on-site that serves classic and unique drinks as well as dishes such as shrimp ceviche, flatbreads, sliders, and luscious desserts. Avenue Suites Georgetown also offers exclusive services to guests including grocery delivery, accommodation for pets, and morning time guided runs.
The rooms at this hotel feature contemporary decor, coffeemakers, flat screen televisions, and complimentary WiFi. Upgraded suites have sofa beds and kitchens stocked with cookware.
Nightly rate: starts at $209
If you’re looking for posh hotels in Washington DC with a rich history and impeccable setting, The Jefferson is an excellent choice. The five-star property is located less than a mile from the White House and is inside a 1926 Beaux-Arts building.
The Jefferson offers guests an upscale terrace bar, gym and fitness center, and spa, The Petite Spa. There you can receive a range of fabulous treatments including massages, facials, and vinotherapy. The Jefferson has three dining options on-site including The Greenhouse, a skylight restaurant that serves a great brunch — it’s also common to see the city’s biggest influencers having power lunches there. Plume is a fine dining restaurant that serves creative seasonal cuisine, and Quill is a cocktail bar with an upscale vibe and an impressive wine list.
Rooms have sophisticated decor, fine traditional style furnishings, flat screen televisions, and complimentary WiFi. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and butler service is also available. For exquisite accommodation with views of the city’s most famed monuments there’s the Thomas Jefferson suite, which has five balconies, a king sized bed, custom linens, and its own grand salon.
Nightly rate: starts at $344