The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC

1150 22nd Street NW | Washington, DC 20037 [See Map]
#6 in Best Washington D.C. Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 550 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 300 rooms, 11 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Like its sister property in Georgetown, this Ritz-Carlton offers no shortage of elegance. And with its enviable location, set in Northwest's Foggy Bottom area  — just a few blocks north of George Washington University — these stylish digs draw high-power politicos, celebrities and international guests alike. Apart from its star clientele, the Ritz boasts a wide array of amenities, including the acclaimed on-site restaurant, Westend Bistro, a vibrant hotspot known for its flavorful American fare. The Ritz also touts unique property features such as a 10,000-square-foot ballroom and 20,000 square feet of meeting space. But what guests seem to love the most are the spacious rooms (all of which feature large Italian marble bathrooms, sumptuous feather beds, 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, sleek flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations).

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Critic Reviews

Travel + Leisure

“Only seven years young, the downtown Ritz-Carlton feels like an old-fashioned grand hotel, where bellmen wear white gloves and the clubby old-boy bar fairly rings with the sound of shoulders being clapped.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015


“Luxury oozes from every polished marble surface at one of Washington's most upscale hostelries, and personalized service makes you feel pampered.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

The rooms at the Ritz-Carlton start at 450 square feet and feature beige walls, dark wood furniture and brown and green accent colors. Floor-to-ceiling windows give guests views of either the courtyard or city.

  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
  • Overnight laundry service
  • Wi-Fi for $9.95 per day

Standard room size:

450 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 550 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 550 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms

Location & Parking

Located between Georgetown and downtown Washington, D.C., this Ritz-Carlton is a short walk or metro ride away from all the city has to offer. It's also close to the cultural offerings of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle.

  • About 2 miles to the National Mall
  • Less than a mile to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Nearest metro stations are Foggy Bottom (Blue, Orange and Silver lines) and Farragut North (Red Line)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport about 5 miles south; Dulles International Airport about 25 miles west

  • 24-hour valet parking ($49)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


At the Westend Bistro, guests can enjoy fine dining without leaving the hotel. The restaurant is a casual bistro that serves American fare, and its signature dishes are inspired by family traditions and recipes. Westend serves lunch, dinner and hosts happy hour events.

  • The Lobby Lounge serves a wide array of wine and handmade cocktails, and also serves light fare
  • Open from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and until 11 p.m. on weekends

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast



There is no spa in the hotel but the property is connected to the Equinox Sports Club, which offers spa services such as massages, body treatments and beauty services.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


With Ritz Kids, children ages 4 to 12 can take part in activities at the hotel that help them explore the natural wonders of the world and learn how the planet works.

  • Ritz Kids Healthy Taste Menus
  • Children's turndown amenity

  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


There is no fitness center in the hotel, but a sports and fitness complex, Equinox Sports Club, is connected to the property. Hotel guests can use the facility for $15 per day.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


This Ritz-Carlton has a 24-hour business center and can host meetings both large and small throughout its 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Its Ritz-Carlton Ballroom spans more than 10,000 square feet, and breakout rooms can host smaller events.

  • Audiovisual capabilities
  • In-house or concert sound packages available
  • Individual technology pods with free Internet and printing
  • Capacity for more than 800 guests for events

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The hotel is pet-friendly and does not impose any additional pet fees.

  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



This Ritz-Carlton is able to host weddings in one of its two ballrooms: The-Ritz Carlton Ballroom (10,578 square feet) and The Plaza Ballroom (2,300 square feet). Smaller venues are available as well. The hotel offers on-site planners who can help couples plan every detail, from lighting and decor to entertainment and videography.

  • Afternoon Tea bridal shower
  • Wedding packages
  • Makeup services

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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1150 22nd Street NW | Washington, DC 20037 [See Full Map]