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Best Hotels With Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

February 22, 2014 8:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Hays Adams Hotel

Photo Credit: Hays Adams Hotel

Washington, D.C. is obviously one of the biggest cities in the country for tourism with historical landmarks, the government and its thriving entertainment scene. And with the thousands of tourists and distinguished guests that come into the city, D.C. has several fantastic hotels to choose from. These are some of the best hotels with restaurants in the District.

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
1150 22nd St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 835-0500
www.ritzcarlton.com

The Ritz-Carlton is known worldwide for being a luxury hotel, often used in television and film as a symbol of wealth and class, and for good reason. The Ritz’s elegant and classic decor is timeless while still evolving with modern amenities and features. The staff is courteous, accommodating and generally helpful. On top of the great service and comfortable rooms, you can also dine in one of the best restaurants in the city. The Westend Bistro offers signature dishes, an extensive wine list and, if you just want something simple, one of the best burgers you will ever have.

Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Ave. S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 554-8588
www.mandarinoriental.com

With a twin-lane swimming pool, free internet, spa treatments and gorgeous views of the monuments, the Mandarin Oriental has it all, including three different dining options. Muze, CityZen and Empress Lounge each have their own look, menu and signatures. The Empress Lounge allows you to unwind with a tea or cocktail while overlooking the gardens. If you find yourself in the mood for international cuisine, Muze has a diverse menu with an Asian influence. And CityZen offers modern American cuisine that will elevate your taste buds.

The Willard 
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-9100
www.intercontinental.com

The Willard, an historical hotel in an historical area, has been a leading hotel in the Washington DC area for over a century. This beautifully grand hotel boasts over 300 rooms, ranging from a standard double room to a 3,000-square-foot suite. Guests of all walks of life rave about this sophisticated gem, especially the award-winning Cafe du Parc, run by Antoine Westermann, a Michelin-starred chef. Choosing to stay at The Willard means the best from your bedding to your dining.

Related: Best Hotels In Washington DC With Spas

The Hay-Adams
800 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-6600
www.hayadams.com

People often think that luxury hotels and restaurants are snooty, pretentious and boring. While some of these establishments can be, The Hay-Adams is not one of them. You are immediately greeted warmly. Whether you are a prince or courier, everyone is treated with respect. And this hotel has been known to go out of its way to make sure you get what you need. This attentiveness is carried over to The Lafayette, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant with a view of the White House. Whether you come down from your room for dinner or stop by for Sunday brunch, you are certain to have an amazing meal.

Four Seasons, Washington D.C.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-0444
www.fourseasons.com

There are a handful of hotel names that are synonymous with luxury and style, and the Four Seasons is one of them. No matter where you are, you know that a Four Seasons isn’t going to disappoint. With all of the hustle and bustle of DC, the hotel will quiet the noise and relax you completely. You will end your stay wanting to live there. And even when you are not staying at the hotel, you will want to dine at the hotel’s on-site restaurants. Bourbon Steak is one of DC’s most popular steakhouses, mainly because of its chef and creator Michael Mina. And if you aren’t a big steak eater, you can try Seasons, The Lounge at Bourbon Steak and ENO the wine room.

Related: Best Luxury Hotels In Washington DC

Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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