15 Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.

While Washington, D.C. may be known for its neoclassical monuments and architecture, numerous museums, and unparalleled collection of history and artifacts, there’s nothing quite as pleasant as returning to the comfort of your room after a day of exploring. With countless hotel options in Washington, D.C., picking the perfect hotel for your stay can be an overwhelming process.

To help you get started, we’ve rounded up the 15 best hotels in Washington, D.C., that have it all—from location to impeccable service and top-notch amenities.

1. LINE Hotel DC


This unique boutique hotel is housed in a 110 year old church. The on-site rooms feature a variety of artwork and photography from local female artists and offer panoramic views of the nation’s capital. There is also a carefully curated micro-library and modern media center. The hotel has three restaurants and two bars, one of which serves delicious and innovative cocktails.

Location: Located in the heart of Adams Morgan – one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Washington DC. The Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights subway stations are only a short distance away. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is just around the corner.

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2. Sofitel Washington, D.C. Lafayette Square

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Make your Washington, D.C. stay an extraordinary stay at Sofitel Lafayette Plaza. Each room is decorated with fine furniture and vibrant artwork. Gorgeous marble bathrooms feature glass showers and separate bathtubs. Dine at Opaline Bar and Bistro, sample French cuisine or have a drink at Opaline Bar. The hotel also features a fitness center and in-room spa for those who want to relax with a massage.

Location: Centrally located, the hotel is located on the corner of Lafayette Square in downtown Washington, near the White House. Walking distance from Chinatown to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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3. Governor of Washington, D.C.

Governor of Washington D.C.

Step into this modern, art-filled hotel and you’ll feel like you’re in a creative world. The room is larger than most and offers you your own marble bathroom and bluetooth speakers. Take a dip in the seasonal rooftop pool before returning to in-room spa treatments. Gather with friends at Dovetail and share some American platters, or head to the Hush Rooftop Bar for a glass of wine and the view.

Location: The hotel is near DuPont and Logan Circle, U Street, the Convention Center, the White House and the Washington Monument. If you want to explore the rest of the city, the metro station is also just a ten-minute walk away.

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4. Georgetown Watergate Hotel

Georgetown Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel offers luxury accommodation. Rooms are spacious and luxuriously decorated with stylish furniture and plush bedding. Enjoy stunning views of the Potomac River from your private balcony. Enjoy a selection of high-end Scotch whiskies at The Next Whisky Bar or sip a cup of tea in a classic afternoon tea experience. The hotel also features a spa and indoor pool for your pampering.

Where: Located along the Potomac River, just steps from the Renwick Gallery and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The hotel is also close to the National Geographic Museum and Madame Tussauds.

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5. Riggs Washington, D.C.

Riggs Washington DC

Located within the historic former Riggs National Bank, this unique hotel pays homage to the building’s heritage. Each room is different, offering something unexpected and a view of the Pennsylvania District. Order a delicious cocktail at Silver Lyan or dine at Café Riggs, which serves modern cuisine throughout the day. Every morning you’ll get free tea and coffee and access to Riggs’ gym; it’s open 24 hours and has state-of-the-art equipment, including Peloton bikes.

Location: Located in the Pennsylvania District, just minutes from the Gallery Square – Chinatown subway station. The Newseum, National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are within walking distance of the hotel.

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6. The St. Regis Washington, D.C.

The St. Regis Washington DC

Experience the epitome of luxury at The St. Regis Washington, D.C. Nestled in the city’s prestigious downtown district, the guest rooms are sumptuously furnished with plush mattresses, modern amenities and custom décor. Stay in a suite and enjoy St. Regis butler service like no other. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at the St. Regis Bar or a delicious Sunday brunch at the Alhambra.

Location: Located in the downtown area, the hotel is two blocks from the White House and close to the monuments and museums on the National Mall. Capital One Stadium and George Washington University are also nearby.

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7. Conrad Washington, D.C.

Conrad Washington DC

Stay in a modern urban oasis with personalised service and charming rooms. Rooms and suites feature natural décor and picturesque views of the area below. Elevate your experience with exclusive access to Sakura Club – a place to relax and enjoy international cuisine. Work out in the fitness center or head to the Estuary for a weekend brunch. The summit is also a great place to sip a cocktail while admiring the view.

Location: The hotel is located in the heart of the District, just a few blocks from the White House. There’s also the National Mall, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Museum of American Art, and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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8. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington, D.C.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

Just in the Pennsylvania area of ​​Washington DC is the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. A perfect blend of old and new, this modern hotel features grand period buildings, soaring ceilings and residential-style rooms. Featuring a soaking tub and tall windows, each room is bold and playful. Head to the fitness center for a workout, or gather at the hotel’s evening wine hour. As the day draws to a close, dine at Dirty Habit for a fusion of classic French cuisine and Korean influences.

Location: Located in the Pennsylvania District of Washington, D.C., the hotel is close to a variety of experiences—from Capital One Arena to the Smithsonian Museums, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the National Portrait Gallery, and more.

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9. JW Marriott Washington, D.C.

JW Marriott Hotel Washington DC

When you stay at the JW Marriott, you get award-winning service and an unrivaled location. Rooms have a modern aesthetic, some with stunning views of the city. Upgrade to the Executive Lounge for exclusive amenities or head to the Avenue Grill for a sumptuous meal. 1331 Lounge is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the city.

Location: Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, the hotel is within walking distance of the White House, National Mall, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Geographic Museum.

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10. W Washington, DC

W Washington DC

Newly renovated rooms and a great location make the most of your stay at the W Washington DC. Bright, bold and inviting, rooms feature 24-hour in-room dining and massage services. Upgrade to a WOW Suite for stunning views of the White House and Washington Monument. Spend your afternoon at the rooftop lounge or enjoy wood-fired meals at Cherry Restaurant. Take time to pamper yourself with relaxing massages and treatments at Bliss Spa, which also features a legendary brownie buffet.

Location: A short walk from the Metro Center Station and very close to the White House. The Ford Theater and Washington Monument and the Smithsonian on the National Mall are nearby.

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11. Four Seasons Washington DC

four seasons washington dc

Take yourself to the resort oasis of the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C., complete with a private health club and spa, and luxuriously furnished guest rooms. Stay in a Georgetown Suite with Terrace and enjoy a private patio area with lounge and dining room. Experience an unforgettable dining experience at Bourbon Steak or try something new at Eno Bar. Swim in the indoor lap pool, work out in the 24-hour fitness center, and enjoy the steam room and sauna facilities.

Location: Located in the George Town area, the hotel is close to the Foggy Bottom subway station, which provides access to numerous high-end boutiques and skyline views. Nearby are the Potomac River, Kennedy Center and Georgetown University.

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12. Hay – Adams

Hay - Adams

Stay in a room at The Hay – Adams overlooking the White House or Lafayette Park. Originally built as a residential hotel in the 1920s, it is now one of DC’s oldest and most luxurious hotels. Rooms feature elegant furnishings and timeless décor, as well as spacious and welcoming suites. Have a drink at Off the Record or enjoy upscale contemporary American cuisine at The Lafayette.

Location: The hotel is close to the National Mall, the White House and countless other museums. Farragut Square and Lafayette Square are also a short walk away.

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13. Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Melrose Georgetown Hotel

The Melrose Georgetown Hotel has been voted one of the top hotels in Washington, DC. Known for its unique service and creative culinary experiences, accommodations at this hotel are unlike any other. Rooms feature vibrant contemporary décor, and the chic spaces exude extraordinary luxury. Indulge in a culinary adventure at Jardenea Restaurant or order a handcrafted cocktail at Jardenea Lounge.

Location: Located in the Georgetown neighborhood, the hotel is close to Monuments and Memorials, George Washington and Georgetown Universities, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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14. Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.

Immerse yourself in DC with a stay at the Mandarin Oriental. The rooms have recently been refurbished and offer 5 star luxury. Rooms feature elegant furnishings, some with oceanfront views and spa-like bathrooms. The hotel has many dining options – from a mini sushi bar to an American bistro and bar, Amity & Commerce. Enjoy a zen-like experience at the spa with vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, and even color experience showers.

Location: Located in the heart of Washington DC, the hotel is near the L’Enfant Square subway station. All national monuments are within walking distance and close to the new District Pier community.

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15. The Jefferson Hotel

Jefferson Hotel

Voted the Best Hotel in DC by Travel + Leisure, you’ll love staying at this hotel and immersing yourself in the Jefferson experience. Rooms are modern in style and offer stunning views of the city. Before setting out to explore the city, enjoy some free muffins and coffee in the morning, or order room service from the comfort of your room and enjoy food prepared in a Michelin-starred kitchen. The spa and fitness center are great places to unwind and work out before returning to your room for a good night’s sleep.

Location: The hotel is located in the heart of Washington DC, just steps from the White House and Washington National Monument. There’s also the Warner Theatre, Renwick Gallery and Ford Theatre.

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