Washington DC is must visit for Americans and foreign visitors alike. Even though it’s a small city, one that’s beautiful any time of the year, it can be overwhelming for first time visitors. Be sure to carefully pick your hotel to give you a central base, which will simplify your visit. It will also help to have a hotel that you can enjoy spending some downtime in. Here’s a guide on where to stay in DC.
Where to Stay
The Hay-Adams hotel is located just across Lafayette Park and the White House, and is within easy walking distance from a number of attractions. This hotel has 145 guest rooms, including 21 luxury hotel suites, some of which have jaw-dropping views of The White House, Lafayette Square and St. John’s church. All that is without mentioning the decadent accommodations, a roof terrace with panoramic views of the district, a concierge to arrange recreational activities, and the upscale bar Off the Record, a hot spot where both locals and guests can relax.
Metro: McPherson Square
The Jefferson Hotel in Washington DC features 99 guest rooms which offer a variety of different experiences that won’t be found anywhere else. There is an in-house historian, a library filled with leather bound volumes on subjects the hotel’s namesake enjoyed, and displays of authentic signed historical documents in guestrooms and throughout the hotel. Check out their on-site dining with the popular pick Plume and The Greenhouse or The Quill Bar to grab a classic signature drink. With all of these unique draws and many amenities, the Jefferson offers a truly wonderful overnight experience.
Metro: Farragut North.
Park Hyatt Washington is a luxury hotel in Washington, DC, located in the fashionable West End neighborhood. With shopping in Georgetown, DuPont Circle, Embassy Row and the business district of K Street all nearby, this distinctive D.C. hotel is anything but ordinary. The Foggy Bottom Metro station is just a ten minute walk from the property and Embassy Row is a short taxi ride away.
Metro: The Foggy Bottom
Sofitel Washington DC is situated at the corner of Lafayette Square bordering the White House. It features 237 rooms on 12 floors, including 16 suites and one presidential suite. The hotel is absolutely perfectly located for sightseeing in DC. It’s within walking distance to all major attractions and a short taxi ride away from Georgetown shops, bars and restaurants.
Metro: Lafayette Square
The St. Regis Washington DC is located on K Street and just two blocks from The White House. It features 182 luxury hotel rooms and suites and is within a convenient walking distance from many museums and sights around the city.
Metro: Farragut North
The Mandarin Oriental is a luxury hotel on Maryland Avenue in Washington DC. The hotel is near the National Mall and Smithsonian Institution museums, and overlooks the Tidal Basin.