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Where to Stay in DC

Where to Stay in DC

HOTELS, LUXURY TRAVEL, UNITED STATES

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

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 Hay Adams Hotel DC
The Hay Adams Hotel DC
Hay Adams Hotel
Hay Adams Hotel DC

 

The Jefferson Hotel

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a library filled with leather bound volumes on subjects the hotel’s namesake enjoyed, and displays of authentic signed historical documents in guestrooms and throughout the hotel.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.

 

The Jefferson Hotel
The Jefferson Hotel – Thomas Jefferson Suite
The Jefferson Hotel - Thomas Jefferson Parlor
The Jefferson Hotel – Thomas Jefferson Parlor

Park Hyatt Washington

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

 

Park Hyatt DC
Park Hyatt DC
Park Hyatt DC Ambassador Suite
Park Hyatt DC Ambassador Suite

 

Sofitel Washington D.C 

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

 

Sofitel-Washington-DC
Sofitel-Washington-DC

The St. Regis Washington DC

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

 

St. Regis Washington DC
St. Regis Washington DC
St. Regis Washington DC
St. Regis Washington DC

 

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.

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.
Metro: Smithsonian

 

Mandarin Oriental Suite Bedroom
Mandarin Oriental Suite Bedroom
Mandarin Oriental Washington DC
Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

10 Comments

  1. Barbara
    January 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm
    Reply

    You are so right, visiting Washington, D.C. can be very overwhelming for first time visitors, I know it was for us the first time we visited. This is a great list you have put together here. We always enjoy visiting the Smithsonian Museums when we are in Washington, I don’t think we will ever see everything they have on display there!

  2. Carmen
    January 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    Reply

    Yes, you’re correct in saying that DC can be overwhelming. There are too many things to see with little or no time to see it all. We love the Smithsonian Museums.

  3. NZ Muse
    February 15, 2014 at 11:43 pm
    Reply

    Husband loved Air and Space, and I enjoyed American History. We also walked the full circuit to see all the memorials. We visited Ben’s Chili Bowl and Oohs and Aahs (and had Chipotle for the first time!)

  4. Carmen
    February 16, 2014 at 12:08 am
    Reply

    I’ll have to go check out Oohs and Aahs next time we are in DC. There are so many great places to eat and see in DC. We also find something new to see each time we visit.

  5. Jazzy
    July 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm
    Reply

    This is very useful to me as in two weeks my boyfriend and I plan on visiting D.C. for a couple of days. Thanks for the D.c. advice.

    • Carmen
      July 22, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Hi Jazzy, Parking in DC can be a little complicated. If it’s your first time I highly recommend taking a tour which takes you everywhere. Have fun!

  6. Marta
    December 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm
    Reply

    Wow.Love the Mandarin Oriental!!Amazing!!!!XoXo

    • Carmen
      December 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Hi Marta, The Mandarin is one of my favorite too! Love the view of the Washington Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial from the window.

  7. Marta
    December 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm
    Reply

    Amazing places ♥

    ADDICT BE ICONIC

    • Carmen
      December 5, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Marta! Yes, DC has a lot of amazing museums and hotels.

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