Washington D.C. is known for its many museums and neoclassical buildings. However, nothing beats returning to your comfortable room after a long day of exploring. It can be difficult to choose the right hotel for you in Washington D.C. with so many options.
We’ve selected 15 of the most prestigious hotels in Washington D.C. to get you started. These hotels offer everything – excellent service, amazing amenities and great location.
1. The LINE Hotel D.C.
The unique boutique hotel is located in a historic church that dates back 110 years. The hotel’s rooms feature artwork from local female artists and stunning views of Washington DC. A micro-library is also available and a modern media hub is included. There are three restaurants and two bars in the hotel, including one that offers innovative cocktails.
Location Located in the heart Adams Morgan, one of Washington D.C.’s most diverse neighborhoods. The Dupont Circle Metro station and Columbia Heights Metro station are both within walking distance. You can find the Smithsonian National Zoological Park right around the corner.
2. Washington D.C.
The Sofitel Lafayette Square makes your Washington D.C. hotel stay extraordinary. Every room is decorated with vibrant artwork and exquisite furnishings. This marble bathroom features a separate bathtub and glass-enclosed shower. Opaline Bar & Brasserie offers French cuisine with a twist. Opaline Bar also serves drinks. For those who want to relax with a massage, the hotel offers a gym and spa services in-room.
The hotel is centrally located at Lafayette Square and close to the White House. You can walk to many places, including Chinatown and The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
3. Washington D.C. Viceroy
This modern hotel is a haven for creativity. The rooms are larger than others and include a marble bathroom and a Bluetooth speaker. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the rooftop pool before returning to your room for a spa treatment. Dovetail invites you to join friends for small plates and a glass of wine at Hush Rooftop Bar.
Location This hotel is located close to the Logan and Dupont circles, U Street and the Convention Centre. The metro station is also within a 10-minute walk if you wish to explore the rest the city.
4. The Watergate Hotel Georgetown
The Watergate Hotel offers luxurious accommodation. The spacious rooms are furnished with luxurious finishes and sleek furnishings. From your balcony, you can enjoy stunning views of the Potomac River. You can enjoy a high-end, carefully curated selection of Scotch at The Next Whisky Bar or a classic afternoon tea. For the ultimate indulgence, there is an indoor and outdoor spa.
Location Located along the Potomac River banks, the Renwick Gallery is and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts can be found within a short walk. You will also find Madame Tussauds and the National Geographic Museum nearby.
5. Riggs Washington D.C.
This hotel, which is situated in the historical Riggs National bank, pays tribute to its legacy. Each room is unique and offers something different, as well as views of the Penn Quarter. Silver Lyan offers a variety of cocktails and Cafe Riggs serves modern cuisine every day. Every morning, you’ll receive complimentary tea and coffee. You also have access to The Gym At Riggs which is open 24 hours a day and has state-of the-art equipment including Peloton bikes.
Location Located in the Penn Quarter, just minutes away from Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station. You can also walk to the Newseum and National Portrait Gallery as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
6. The St. Regis Washington D.C.
The St. Regis Washington D.C. is the ultimate in luxury. It’s located in the heart of the city’s historic downtown district. The rooms are exquisitely decorated with luxurious mattresses and modern amenities. The St. Regis butler will make your stay unforgettable. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at the St. Regis Bar or a Sunday brunch at Alhambra.
Location The hotel is located in downtown, two blocks from the White House. It’s also close to monuments and museums on the National Mall. You can also find the Capital One Arena, George Washington University and other nearby attractions.
7. Conrad Washington D.C.
Enjoy a modern urban oasis featuring personalized service and beautiful rooms. The natural decor of the rooms and suites offers beautiful views of the District below. Enjoy a unique access to Sakura Club, a place for relaxation and international gourmet food. You can work out at the fitness center, or go to the Estuary restaurant on weekends for brunch. You can also enjoy a cocktail at the Summit while taking in the stunning views.
Location The hotel is in the heart District with the White House only a few blocks away. You can also find the National Mall, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and American Museum of Art as well as the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
8. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.
The Kimpton Hotel Monaco is located in D.C.’s Penn Quarter. The modernized hotel combines old and new with its grand period architecture, high ceilings and residential-style guestrooms. In bold, yet playful design, each room has soaking tubs and high windows. You can work out in the fitness center or enjoy a drink at the hotel’s evening wine hour. Dirty Habit offers a unique blend of classic French cuisine and South Korean flavors as the day winds down.
Location Located in D.C.’s Penn Quarter is the hotel near a wealth of experiences, including the Capital One Arena, Smithsonian Museums and Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The National Portrait Gallery is also nearby.
9. JW Marriott Washington D.C.
The JW Marriott will reward you with exceptional service and a stunning location. The rooms have a contemporary aesthetic and some offer stunning views of the city. For a full meal, head to Avenue Grill for great amenities. The 1331 Lounge is a great place to unwind after a long day exploring the city.
Address: The hotel is located on Pennsylvania Avenue and is walking distance from the White House, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Geographic Museum.
10. Washington D.C.
The W Washington D.C. offers a great location and newly renovated rooms. Bright, bold and welcoming, the rooms offer 24-hour access to in-room dining and massages. Upgrade to the WOW Suite for stunning views of the White House or the Washington Monument. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the rooftop lounge, or enjoy wood-fired food at Cherry. Relax and indulge in relaxing treatments and massages at Bliss Spa. The spa also offers a famous brownie buffet.
Location Located just steps from Metro Center Station, and extremely close to the White House. Nearby are Ford’s Theatre, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian museums on the National Mall.
11. Four Seasons Washington D.C.
The Four Seasons Washington D.C. offers a private spa and fitness center, as well as luxuriously decorated rooms. The Georgetown Suite with Terrace offers a private terrace area with a lounge and dining table. Bourbon Steak offers unforgettable dining, while Eno Wine Bar offers something different. You can swim in the indoor lap pool or work out at the fitness center that is open 24 hours a day.
Address: Located in Georgetown, the hotel is close to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. It offers access to many high-end boutiques as well as views of the city skyline. The Potomac River and Kennedy Centre are close by, as well as Georgetown University.
12. The Hay – Adams
You can stay in a room with a view of the White House and Lafayette Park at The Hay – Adams. It was originally built in 1920s as a residential hotel. Today, it is one of the most luxurious and historic hotels in Washington. The rooms are spacious and elegant with timeless decor. Enjoy a cocktail at Off the Record, or high-end contemporary American cuisine at The Lafayette.
Location Near the White House and the National Mall, this hotel is close to many museums. Farragut Square, Lafayette Square, and other museums are both within walking distance.
13. The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
The Melrose Georgetown Hotel has been voted one of the best hotels in D.C. This hotel is distinguished by its exceptional service and innovative culinary experiences. The rooms have a contemporary and vibrant decor with chic spaces that exude luxury. Enjoy a gourmet experience at Jardenea Restaurant, or a hand-crafted cocktail in the Jardenea Lounge.
Location The hotel is located near Georgetown and close to memorials such as George Washington, Georgetown University, the White House and Lincoln Memorial.
14. Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C.
Stay at the Mandarin Oriental to immerse yourself in Washington, DC. The rooms have been recently renovated and offer five-star luxury. The rooms feature elegant furnishings and many have views of the water and spa-like bathrooms. The hotel offers many dining options, including Mini Sushi Bar and Amity & Commerce. This American bistro/bar is just one of the many. The spa offers a tranquil, Zen-like experience with vitality pools and a crystal steamroom. There is also a color experience shower.
Location The hotel is located in downtown Washington D.C. and close to L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. It is close to all national monuments and the new District Wharf neighbourhood.
15. The Jefferson Hotel
Travel + Leisure voted this hotel the best in Washington. You’ll enjoy your stay and get to experience the Jefferson experience. The rooms have stunning views of Washington and are decorated with modern details. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and muffins in the morning before you set out to explore the city. Or, dine in your room with room service prepared by the Michelin-starred chef. You can unwind at the spa or fitness center, before retiring to your room for a good night’s rest.
Address: This hotel is located in the heart Washington D.C. Dupont Circle, the White House, and the Washington National Monument are all within walking distance. You can also find the Warner Theatre, Renwick Galleries, and Ford’s Theatre.