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The Top 10 Places to Stay in Washington, DC

The Top 10 Places to Stay in Washington, DC

Washington DC is one of the most popular destinations in the United States. With a wide range of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and more, there’s something for everyone in the nation’s capital.

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Updated January 23, 2023
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Places to Stay in Washington DC
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1. Hotel Hive

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Hotel Hive

Hotel Hive is a hotel chain that first opened its doors in Washington D.C. in 2017 and has since expanded to more cities. Known for their innovative experiences and commitment to value, efficiency and local authenticity, Hotel Hive is dedicated to providing great service and hospitality excellence. They have even partnered with SpotHero to give guests access to discounted parking options nearby.

Hotel Hive does not offer onsite parking but guests can drop off their bags at the hotel before parking at the Columbia Plaza garage diagonally across the street. They offer housekeeping service on an opt-in basis to keep things green and they accept chip-enabled credit or debit cards for room payments. All rooms can accommodate 1-2 people max and were designed with the micro mentality in mind, with no two rooms being exactly alike. They also offer a variety of room types such as buzz rooms, hive rooms, loft rooms, and king rooms for guests to choose from. Hotel Hive is a smoke-free property.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 849-8499

Address: 2224 F St NW, Washington, DC

2. Lyle Washington DC

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Lyle Washington DC

Lyle Washington DC is a new addition to Lore Group’s portfolio of hotels, restaurants, and bars across Europe and the United States. The group is known for their award-winning properties, such as the Pulitzer Amsterdam, Sea Containers London, One Hundred Shoreditch and Riggs Washington DC. Lyle Washington DC is located in the heart of the city and offers guests intimate guest rooms, tranquil inner gardens, an award-winning bar, and a restaurant serving simple yet beautifully crafted dishes.

The hotel is part of Lore Group, an international hotel group that designs, transforms, manages and operates hotels, restaurants and bars in cities across Europe and the United States. The group’s properties are known for their unique blend of traditional design and modern amenities. Lyle Washington DC is no exception, offering guests a unique and luxurious experience in the heart of the city. The hotel’s bar and restaurant are run by the acclaimed Mr Lyan team, and are sure to be a highlight of any stay. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable place to relax or a base to explore the city, Lyle Washington DC is the perfect choice.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 964-6750

Address: 1731 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

3. The Jefferson, Washington, DC

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The Jefferson Washington DC

The Jefferson Washington DC is a luxurious hotel that offers guests an elevated experience in the heart of the nation’s capital. The hotel boasts a contemporary take on classic charm, with attention to detail evident throughout the property. Guests can expect to stay comfortable and connected in one of the hotel’s deluxe suites, which provide the comfort of home with a touch of class. Each suite offers stunning views of Washington DC’s impressive skyline.

The hotel’s Executive Suite is a spacious and elegant option for the discerning business traveler. The bedroom boasts a King bed and the separate parlor features a pull-out sofa, large coffee table, and well-equipped writing desk. Guests will appreciate the complimentary Wi-Fi, in-house garment pressing up to 5 items (per room per stay), iPad for in-room requests, and fully stocked beverage station including complimentary liquor selection and Nespresso. The hotel also offers twice-daily housekeeping, fresh flowers upon arrival, and complimentary one way airport transfer to any regional Washington, DC airport (24 hour advance notice required, up to four people)

The Jefferson Washington DC’s award-winning team leads guests on a culinary journey through the hotel’s distinctive dining options, ensuring an unforgettable experience. With personalized service, contemporary details, and timelessness combined, The Jefferson Washington DC is the perfect choice for travelers looking for a luxurious and memorable stay in the heart of Washington, DC.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 448-2300

Address: 1200 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

4. Waldorf Astoria Washington DC

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Waldorf Astoria Washington DC

Waldorf Astoria Washington DC is an iconic hotel located on Pennsylvania Avenue between The White House and the U.S. Capitol, near National Mall museums, the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. The hotel is elegantly restored to its historic grandeur, and offers some of the largest guest rooms and suites in the city, showcasing a modern perspective on classic D.C. grandeur. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of Pennsylvania Avenue, exquisite furnishings, and luxury amenities.

The hotel features a variety of dining options, including Peacock Alley, a cocktail lounge with glittering crystal sconces and chandeliers, and Sushi Nakazawa, a Michelin-starred restaurant. Guests can also enjoy in-room dining 24 hours for their comfort and convenience. The hotel also features the Waldorf Astoria Spa, which offers six luxurious treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite and a soothing Himalayan Salt Therapy Room.

Waldorf Astoria Washington DC is also an ideal venue for events, with 38,000 sq. ft. of event space. The hotel offers the most spectacular setting for your next event, whether it’s a glamorous reception in the Grand Ballroom or a prestigious meeting or gathering in the historic Lincoln Library or Franklin Study. The hotel is also a perfect choice for weddings, with elegant and timeless venues that offer an exclusive setting for your special day.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 695-1100

Address: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20004


5. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC

Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC is the epitome of smart sophistication in the nation’s capital. Located at the entrance of Georgetown, the hotel is steps away from world-leading institutions and historic monuments, making it the perfect spot to experience the best of both worlds. The hotel’s tenured staff leverages a legacy of intuitive hospitality, making it a popular choice for high-profile guests, including global leaders and captains of industry.

The hotel boasts modern luxuries such as one of the top private fitness clubs and spas in DC, as well as a culinary destination with Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina. The hotel’s Chalet Suites on the BOURBON STEAK patio are each inspired by an iconic Four Seasons Ski resort and provide the perfect setting for friends and family to enjoy cocktails or dining in a magical, heated, alpine setting. Guests can also indulge in a series of new, luxurious and results-driven facials at The Spa or enjoy a delicious breakfast at Seasons, the power breakfast spot for the city’s movers and shakers.

In the evenings, settle into BOURBON STEAK, an award-winning steakhouse serving classics with a modern twist. The hotel also offers a range of convenient services, including Travel Light, which invites frequent guests to store personal belongings at the hotel so that the items may be delivered to the guest’s room prior to subsequent visits, Concierge, including college concierge, 24-hour in-room dining, valet parking, dog walking and sitting, babysitting, laundry and dry-cleaning services, John Lobb signature shoe-care service, travel and personal-shopping services. The hotel is also a premier gala venue and ideal for staging automobile events.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 342-0444

Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

6. Riggs Washington DC

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Riggs Washington DC

Riggs Washington DC is honored to have been recognized as the #1 Best Hotel in Washington, D.C. as well as the #4 Best City Hotel in the USA and #31 Best Hotel in the World in the Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Awards. The award is based on surveys completed by the magazine’s readers and hotel guests.

Located in the historic former Riggs National Bank building on the corner of 9th and F Street, Riggs Washington DC pays homage to the building’s legacy with each of their 181 guest rooms and suites reminiscent of a private safety deposit box. The hotel also features Café Riggs, a modern, all-occasion restaurant in the tradition of the grand brasseries of Europe, as well as a lower level bar, Silver Lyan, housed in the original bank vault from the internationally-acclaimed Mr Lyan team. The hotel’s design is inspired by the golden age of banking and the bustling brasseries of Europe, making it a unique and stylish destination for travelers visiting Washington D.C.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 638-1800

Address: 900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004


7. Rosewood Washington, D.C.

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Rosewood Washington DC

Rosewood Washington, D.C. is a luxurious urban retreat located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Opened in 2013, the hotel boasts a formidable reputation for its stellar, highly personalized service. Set on the historic C&O Canal, the hotel’s unwavering standards set it apart from the rest. Rosewood Washington, D.C. has been recognized as one of the finest properties in the United States by leading publications, travel magazines, and consumer organizations.

The hotel’s staff is on hand 24 hours a day to leverage local insider expertise on your behalf and make your sojourn as comfortable as possible. Guests can expect to feel informed and sophisticated as they step outside the hotel and explore the city. The Concierge Magazine provides unique insights to help guests travel like a local. The hotel’s commitment to sustainability and community empowerment is evident through their Rosewood Empowers and Rosewood Sustains programs, which focus on equal access to opportunity and protecting the environment for future generations. Guests can also enjoy dining at one of the city’s most sought-after destinations, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, or relax at the 2,500-bottle CUT Bar and Lounge and the iconic CUT Above rooftop bar.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 617-2400

Address: 1050 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

8. InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf, an IHG Hotel

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InterContinental Washington DC The Wharf

InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf is the newest addition to the vibrant and reimagined Wharf neighborhood. Located on the beautiful Potomac River, the hotel offers guests unparalleled waterfront views of D.C. and is just steps away from the city’s political epicenter. This hotel has been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s 2023 World’s Best Awards which showcase the greatest destinations, hotels, and more as voted by T+L readers.

The hotel features state-of-the-art technologies and personalized service to create a captivating sanctuary in the heart of The Wharf neighborhood. Guests can choose from urban retreat-styled King Rooms, contemporary Double Queen Rooms or luxurious suites that are residentially styled with ample living space. Additionally, the hotel features a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant, By Kevin Tien, and is a popular meeting place for both business and leisure travelers.

The Wharf is a vibrant and exciting neighborhood that offers dazzling water views, hot new restaurants, year-round entertainment and a unique waterside style. It’s the perfect destination for those looking for an urban retreat in the heart of the nation’s capital. InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf offers the perfect blend of luxury, style and location.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (800) 424-6835

Address: 801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

9. Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf

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Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf is the perfect destination for travelers looking for a waterfront stay in Washington’s District Wharf. The hotel is located at the Wharf, overlooking the Potomac River and is within walking distance to Arena Stage and just a mile away from the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the White House. Guests will also find that many of the city’s top tourist attractions such as The Capitol, The Smithsonian museum and galleries, and the International Spy Museum are within just 7 minutes of the hotel.

The hotel offers guests the use of Canopy Bikes, making it easy to explore the Southwest Waterfront. The hotel also features Canopy Central Bistro & Bar which serves lunch, dinner and evening cocktails, wine, and craft beer tastings. Additionally, Whiskey Charlie, the hotel’s rooftop bar, serves up rooftop views along with small plates and an outdoor fire pit.

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf is also the perfect venue for your next gathering, offering stylish spaces and resources for groups of 10-25 rooms. Room reservations can be made instantly online making it easy for guests to keep their attendees together in one convenient location.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 488-2500

Address: 975 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

10. Grand Hyatt Washington

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Grand Hyatt Washington

Grand Hyatt Washington is a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Just blocks away from the National Mall, the hotel offers guests easy access to the historic sights, luxury shopping, and alluring nightlife of the nation’s capital. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy exceptional comfort and service at the hotel, as well as a direct connection to the city via the Metro Center station.

The hotel has a commitment to cleanliness and has implemented enhanced levels of cleanliness to ensure the safety of guests. Guests can indulge in the hotel’s culinary offerings, from ultra-modern French cuisine and sushi at Cure Bar & Bistro to breakfast classics at CABINET restaurant and fresh, locally sourced cuisine served at Cure Bar & Bistro for dinner. The hotel also offers a fitness center and an FedEx Office Print & Ship Center for guests’ convenience.

The hotel also offers a variety of room options, from comfortable guest rooms to Executive King Suites with separate lounging and dining areas. The hotel is also committed to providing equal access and opportunities for individuals with disabilities, with features such as wheelchair accessible rooms and elevators. Guests can also enjoy instant elite benefits, including preferred room upgrades, late checkout and more with the World of Hyatt Credit Card.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (202) 582-1234

Address: 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

About the Author
about matthew
Matthew Mellinger
Hey there! I'm Matthew, and I'm a passionate traveler who loves to explore the US with my family of four. I'm excited to share my experiences and tips on how to make the most of your trips while traveling in the US.

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