Best Luxury Hotels In Washington DC

December 28, 2013 7:00 AM

Photo Credit: Hays Adams Hotel

Whether you are searching for a place to host your next business conference, wedding or simply a place to get away from it all, Washington DC has plenty of luxurious hotels to match exactly what you’re looking for. Visit one of these hotels for the ultimate luxurious getaway that’s close to home.

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

Located within steps of the White House, the Hay Adams Hotel is a luxurious, Italian Renaissance-style hotel with a stunning rooftop terrace that provides stunning panoramic views. Standard rooms feature views of the White House, Lafayette Park or St. John’s Church as well as a private balcony or ornamental fireplace. Stay in a suite and enjoy up to 1,800 square feet of space, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, living and dining rooms and gorgeous views of the city. Enjoy custom Italian bed linens, a 37-inch high definition television, plush bathrobes and around-the-clock room service. The Hay Adams hotel also features a restaurant and bar on site.

The Jefferson
1200 16th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 448-2300

Originally an apartment complex for DC’s elite, the Jefferson transformed into a lavish hotel with modern-day amenities, elegant suites and a historical Beaux Arts design. View artifacts from Jefferson’s presidency including original signed documents and a sizable collection of antiques. Each suite features nine-foot ceilings, European linens, flat screen televisions and a luxurious bathroom with deep soaking tubs made from fine Italian marble and Spanish stone. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, daily newspaper service and filtered bottled water. The Jefferson also features on-site fine dining and a bar at the Greenhouse, offering breakfast, lunch and tea underneath the original 1923 skylight.

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

Blending Oriental opulence with traditional American style, the Mandarin Oriental hotel features a luxurious 10,500-square-foot spa, scrumptious on-site dining, a fully equipped fitness center with an indoor pool and spacious rooms and suites. Enjoy complimentary features including a Japanese credenza, walnut furnishings, twice daily housekeeping service, separate bath and walk-in showers and luxurious bed and bath amenities. Suites feature an elegant seating area, working desk, beautiful artwork and oversized bathrooms. Sign up for the Tai Pan Club and enjoy special perks such as a European breakfast, all-day snacks and a cocktail reception each day of your stay.

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

Perhaps synonymous with the word “luxury,” the Ritz-Carlton DC features elegant suites, a private concierge level and club lounge and exceptional on-site dining. Catch up on lost ZZZs while resting on plush feather beds and luxurious 400-thread-count Egyptian sheets. Guest rooms also feature oversized Italian bathrooms, high definition LCD televisions and 24-hour room service. Hotel amenities include overnight shoe shine, dry cleaning and laundry service, a 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center, transportation services and a chauffeured Mercedes house car available for any trips within a three-mile radius of the hotel on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ritz-Carlton DC also features business center services and the largest luxury ballroom in the city.

Loews Madison Hotel
1177 115th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 862-1600

Featuring modern furnishings and decor, the Loews Madison Hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms fit for a president. Enjoy complimentary amenities including luxurious linens, fresh coffee courtesy of an in-room Keurig machine, on-demand movies, top-quality bath products and a spacious work desk. Suites feature a cozy kitchen and a balcony with spectacular city views. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the PostScript cafe or end the evening with a night cap at the Lobby Bar. Loews Madison Hotel is also pet- and kid-friendly and offers supervised recreational programs and Fisher Price welcome gifts for the little ones and a complimentary pet tag, bowl, treats, beds, litter boxes and scoopers for your pampered pet.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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