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Who says the honeymoon suite is just for newlyweds? Reignite the passion in your relationship with an overnight stay in one of these luxurious DC hotels. A relaxing evening away from the hustle and bustle of home life may be all you need to remember exactly why you fell in love with your sweetheart in the first place.

The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 483-6000

Live in the lap of luxury, or at least enjoy an evening, at the exquisite Dupont Circle Hotel. The newly refurbished hotel features a modern design, contemporary furnishings and sophisticated details. Spend the evening in a Grand Deluxe room and enjoy luxurious bed linens, a marble bathroom with heated floors, eye-pleasing room decor, super comfy bathrobes and slippers and expansive windows with gorgeous views. Guests who stay in a Grand Deluxe room also obtain special access to Level 9, a “hotel within a hotel” guest lounge located on the top floor, where you will enjoy a special General Manager’s cocktail reception. The Dupont Circle Hotel also features an on-site restaurant and bar, 24-hour fitness center, valet parking and private dining services.

Eldon Luxury Suites
933 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 540-5000

For a hotel that feels a lot like home, reserve a room at the Eldon, a boutique hotel located in the historic Shaw district. Each room comes fully-furnished with all the comforts of home and features granite floors, custom wooden walls, a full-service kitchen with stainless steel appliances, luxurious bed and bath amenities and designer artwork. Reserve the Independence Suite and enjoy an apartment-style layout with separate bedroom, kitchen, living and dining rooms, a jetted shower with massage jets, special access to the rooftop gym, complimentary local and long distance phone calls, premium cable and a 32-inch flat screen television. Make your night extra special by booking an in-room spa service, like the revitalizing hot stone massage.

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Hotel Rouge
1315 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 232-8000

From its fiery red designer headboards to its crimson bedding, paintings and room decor, Hotel Rouge is sure to get you in the mood for love. This red-infused, ultra modern luxury hotel features a hosted wine hour, in-room spa services and a super sexy lounge. Reconnect with your sweetie in the Rouge Suite, a 550 square foot hotel room that comes with a king-sized platform bed, separate living room area, state-of-the-art flat screen television, fully-stocked mini bar and sleeper sofa. Catch up on the daily news with your complimentary paper or enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe or tea each morning of your stay. Can’t stand to be away from your beloved pets? At Hotel Rouge, you can bring your furry friends with you at no additional cost.

The Fairfax At Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 293-2100

The Fairfax at Embassy Row has a storied history full of famous visitors and notable events. Previous guests at the hotel include Jackie Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin, Julie Andrews and Samuel L. Jackson. The hotel was even asked to host President Eisenhower’s inaugural breakfast. What makes this hotel so splendid? Dark wood paneling, beautiful artwork and elegant chandeliers await in the main entrance and each room features distinct Georgian-style finishes and touches, handcrafted furnishings and original crown moldings. Stay in the Superior Suite and enjoy an elaborate dinner for two in the spacious parlor or get a good night’s sleep on 300-thread-count Fili D’oro linens. The Superior Suite also features exquisite hand-painted headboards, two 42-inch flat screen LCD televisions, a refreshment center armoire, Frette bathrobes and two sleeper sofas.

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Lorien Hotel and Spa
1600 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-3434

For a hotel that feels more like a spa getaway, spend the night at the Lorien Hotel and Spa in Old Town Alexandria. Soothing color schemes and elegant furnishing await from the moment you step into the lobby to the moment you arrive to your room. The Diplomat Suite features a king-size bed with luxurious linens, a mix of traditional and individually controlled shower heads in the spacious bathroom, a 42-inch high definition television and a 550 square foot terrace. Enjoy a complimentary morning newspaper and French press coffee upon request or request a bath butler to draw up a sensuous bath for you and your sweetie. The Lorien Hotel and Spa also offers a variety of pillows to choose from, on-site dining and a top-rated spa.

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