When traveling to the nation’s capital, seeing the sights isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind for business professionals. From luxury amenities to access to the movers and shakers of Washington, these top five hotels have everything you need to make your business stay in DC more comfortable.
800 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Located near the business district in DC, Hay-Adams is the perfect home away from home when you’re in town for business. Offering complimentary internet access and a fully equipped business center, the hotel strives for excellence and luxury. If your meetings run too late, you don’t have to worry with its 24-hour room service. And you won’t need a gym on your stay as you’ll be able to walk to the business areas of DC, or easily grab a cab from the hotel. Don’t forget to entertain clients in the tastefully historic bar.
2121 P St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
The Hotel Palomar is a chic hotel for the modern business traveler. Located in the bustling DuPont Circle area of DC, the hotel is a great place to entertain clients or quickly hop on the metro to get to where you need to be. Amenities are robust including complimentary internet for those that are Kimpton In Touch members (sign up anyway, it’s free), coffee and tea are served in the lobby each morning with a wine happy hour each evening, free bike rentals, yoga mats in each room and a 24-hour business center. You can wind down with a massage in your room or burn those calories at the 24-hour fitness center or seasonally available outdoor pool. Don’t forget to grab a bite at Urbana, a delicious Italian restaurant on site.
1200 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
The Jefferson hotel is a charming and historic luxury hotel in the business district of DC. An excellent hotel for the business traveler, The Jefferson offers free wifi in the guest rooms and public areas, free local and international calls, a business center that is open all day and night, complimentary garment pressing and full same-day laundry services and complimentary car services. There’s a fitness center and health club to wind down in with a pool on site. And the food is some of the best in Washington with the acclaimed Plume.
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
When you have business on the Hill, there’s only one modern place to stay and that’s the Liaison. Within walking distance of the Capitol, you’ll find a luxurious hotel with modern flair. The Liaison offers a business center and free wifi in the lobby. While high-speed internet and wireless are offered in the rooms, they are pay per day. The rooms also offer two line phones and data ports for your computer or fax. There’s also a fitness center and rooftop pool for you to get some exercise in. If you’re entertaining guests, enjoy the delicious local food with a southern influence at Art & Soul.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Whether you have a meeting with Obama or just need access to the heart of the business section of the city, The Willard is your place. Located only a few blocks from Metro Center, which gives you access to the Red, Orange and Blue transit lines, The Willard is within walking distance of Farragut and McPherson Squares, which is where many of DC’s businesses call home. The opulent hotel will surely make an impression on any clients you would like to take to dinner. Amenities include event space, valet parking, a business center, a Red Door Spa and some of the best restaurants in DC.
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Jamie Hardin is the counter-culture Washingtonian in the know. Inspired by food, sustainability issues, and public health, she prides herself on finding DC’s off-the-beaten path treasures. When she isn’t enjoying organic food or reducing her carbon footprint, Jamie’s traveling on her scooter or walking her two pit bulls. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.