Best 15 Luxury Hotels in Washington, DC

Top Rated Accommodations in the Nation's Capital

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Looking to stay in one of Washington, DC's best luxury hotels? Find here the most elegant places to stay in Washington, DC. Most of these hotels are very convenient to the most popular sights in the city.

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The Fairfax at Embassy Row - 2100 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC (202) 293-2100.
Award-winning hotel on Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, near Embassy Row, Georgetown, and many museums, galleries, shopping and restaurants.

Fairmont Washington - 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC (202) 429-2400. Luxury hotel located near Georgetown in Washington DC's Foggy Bottom. Amenities include a restaurant, café, room service, in-room safes, minibars, some refrigerators, cable TV, in-room data ports, indoor pool, gym, health club, hair salon, hot tub, massage, sauna, steam room, racquetball, bar, lobby lounge, concierge floor, and business services.

Four Seasons Hotel - 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC (800) 332-3442. Luxury hotel in the prestigious Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Daily tea is served in the Garden Terrace lounge. Amenities include a restaurant, room service, in-room safes, minibars, cable TV, in-room data ports, pool, gym, health club, sauna, spa, bar, lobby lounge, nightclub, and children's programs.

Grand Hyatt Washington - 1000 H St., NW Washington, DC (202) 582-1234. Luxury high-rise hotel in Washington DC's business district, walking distance to the new Washington Convention Center, the Verizon Center, the International Spy Museum and the Metro.

Hay-Adams Hotel - 1 Lafayette Square, NW Washington, DC (800) 853-6807. This 145-room luxury hotel has preserved the ambiance of a distinguished private home and is walking distance from many of Washington D.C.'s attractions.

Jefferson Hotel - 1200 16th St., NW Washington, DC (800) 368-5966. Small historic luxury hotel with spectacular views of downtown Washington, DC and the Potomac River. The Jefferson Hotel is walking distance to Capitol Hill and the National Mall. Décor is elegant with American antiques and original art in each room.

Mandarin Oriental Washington, DC - 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC (888) 888-1778.
Washington, DC’s newest luxury hotel, located near the Potomac Tidal Basin, overlooking the Jefferson Memorial and just a few blocks from the Smithsonian museums and L'Enfant Plaza. Amenities include 2 restaurants, room service, in-room safes, minibars, in-room data ports, indoor pool, fitness classes, health club, hair salon, spa, bar, lobby lounge, dry cleaning, laundry service, concierge, concierge floor, and business services.

Marriott Marquis Washington DC - 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC (202) 962-4482. The 1,175-room hotel is adjacent to the Washington Convention Center and the largest hotel in the city. Just opened in May 2014, the new Marriott features luxury guestrooms and suites, meeting and banquet rooms and five different restaurants.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel - 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC (202) 328-2000.
Located amid 16 acres in Northwest Washington, DC, the Marriott Wardman Park is the largest convention and business hotel in the nation's capital.

The historic hotel dates back to 1918 and features 1441 luxury rooms.

Omni Shoreham - 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC (202) 234-0700. The 836-room luxury hotel is nestled on 11 acres in Rock Creek Park and is only steps away from the National Zoo. Thee hotel has a resort-style pool and gardens.

Park Hyatt Hotel - 24th and M Streets, NW Washington, DC (202) 789-1234. One of the most elegant of the hotels in the Hyatt chain. The Blue Duck Tavern is known as one of the best restaurants in Washington, DC.

Ritz-Carlton Georgetown - 3100 South Street NW, Washington, DC. (202) 912-4100
The five-star luxury hotel is conveniently located in one of the city's top neighborhoods and has a full-service spa and fitness facilities. Plenty of good restaurants are within walking distance.

Ritz-Carlton Washington - 1150 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC (800) 241-3333. This luxury hotel pampers guests with attentive service and amenities such as goose down-pillows, portable phones, high-speed Internet access, complimentary use of the Sports Club/LA, restaurant, café, room service, in-room safes, minibars, cable TV, in-room data ports, pool, gym, and babysitting.

W Hotel - Washington DC - 515 15th Street, NW, Washington DC. Elegant Victorian-style hotel famous for its breathtaking views of Washington, DC from the POV terrace. W Hotel is located just steps from the White House and is convenient to all of the tourist attractions.

Willard International - 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC (800)327-0200. The historic landmark hotel is located in the heart of Washington, DC, within walking distance to the National Mall, the White House, government and business offices, the theater district, and many other sightseeing attractions.

Restaurants include the elegant Willard Room, Café du Parc, and the Round Robin Bar.