If you are planning to visit Washington D.C, and haven’t arranged to stay with friends or family, then you will likely need a place to sleep. There is a wide variety of hotels in Washington D.C. to cater to all needs and any budget. As a general rule the closer you are to the monuments, museums, or downtown area, the more expensive the hotels get. While some prefer paying a high price to be close to everything, others would rather stay at cheaper hotels, and take the bus or the metro to midtown. Many excellent hotels in Washington D.C. will make your stay in this great city very enjoyable. This is why you should plan to book hotels that have been lauded for their quality. Here is a top 10 list of the best hotels in Washington D.C. to help you make your choice.
The hotel that consistently comes up in many people’s top choices in D.C. is the four-star Palomar Hotel by Kimpton. It offers a superior hotel experience with spacious rooms, and attentive staff, and is conveniently located half a mile from Georgetown and only a mile from the White House.
Another four-star hotel that is consistently in the top five is the Sofitel Hotel in the prime location of Lafayette Park. This building from 1880 is close to everything; museums, government buildings, the National Mall, and the White House. If you want to go anywhere else, there’s a convenient metro stop nearby.
Four Seasons Hotel
If you’re looking for a more interesting hotel experience, consider heading to Georgetown to the legendary Four Seasons Hotel, where many celebrities stay when they’re in town. This four-star hotel provides a superior hotel experience with a full spa to cater to all your relaxation needs. Its prime location right in the middle of Georgetown means you are near the city’s best boutiques, stores, and restaurants, and have a great view of Rock Creek Park.
Those looking for a more upscale hotel experience while they’re in Washington D.C can head over to the five-star retreat The Jefferson located on Pennsylvania Avenue. There’s also a 24-hour business and concierge service on-hand for dinner reservations, theater tickets, and anything else you might need.
Hyatt Grand Hotel
If you want a modern hotel experience, then head over to Metro Center to the Hyatt Grand Hotel, which offers spacious and stylish rooms. The staff and concierge at this four-star hotel are very friendly and helpful, and the location can’t be beaten, right near the metro and the Verizon Center. In addition to a fitness center, there’s also an indoor swimming pool and the hotel offers a delicious free breakfast for families.
Hotel George, another Kimpton Hotel is also top-rated with an excellent location just a few blocks from Capitol Hill and Union Station. This four-star hotel boasts 300-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and marble and granite bathrooms. The hotel’s excellent Bistro Bis is a regular meeting place for politicians and other local entertainers and powerbrokers.
Another frequently top-rated hotel in Washington D.C is the Willard Inter-Continental located on Pennsylvania Avenue right near Ford’s Theater. The four-and-half-star hotel is beautifully-decorated and features all the amenities you might need on your trip such as premium cable and satellite and mini-fridges in the rooms, and a bar/lounge, spa, and sauna in the hotel if you’re looking to relax after a long day sightseeing.
Those looking for a simple, clean room in a prime location, should look no further than the River Inn near the Foggy Bottom/George Washington University neighborhood. This three-star hotel offers luxury rooms and suites and a wide array of amenities for great value and is only 0.2 miles from the metro. The rooms have full kitchenettes that make having breakfast a breeze and the hotel offers a complimentary Washington Post upon request.
Omni Shoreham Hotel
If you want a gorgeous view then head to the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Calvert Street overlooking Rock Creek Park. This four-star hotel is located in the bustling Woodley Park Zoo area which has a large selection of excellent restaurants. It is also a short walk to Adams Morgan which offers one of the area’s best nightlife experiences. It has a large pool and is conveniently located right near a metro stop if you want to explore D.C. and check out the sites.