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  • #1
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    The Jefferson, Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    #1 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    The Jefferson has been catering to Washington's most elite visitors since 1923, providing a taste of European luxury in the heart of the United States capital. The Beaux-Arts era reigns supreme here, with early 20th century paintings and sculptures lining the checkered floors. The Jefferson's elegant accommodations are appointed with Bose sound systems, walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. (For a little more space, upgrade to a suite, which will come equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker and, in some suites, balconies overlooking the Washington Monument.) Recent guests highly recommend making good use of the intimate on-site spa during your stay, and the in-house gourmet restaurants, Plume and The Greenhouse, earn particularly high praise, as well as the on-site bar, Quill. They also give props for The Jefferson's location, just a short walk from the National Mall.

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    The Hay-Adams
    Washington, DC
    #2 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    Named for the former tenants of the site  Secretary of State John Hay and journalist Henry Adams (who was also a member of the presidential Adams family)  The Hay-Adams is steeped in American history. Perched on the edge of Lafayette Square, The Hay-Adams boasts a spectacular vantage point of the White House and the National Mall. Here, guests are greeted by head-to-toe period decor; the lobby is decked out in rich wooden paneling and marble floors while guest rooms feature neutral tones with elegant bedspreads. Long story short: If you're a history buff, The Hay-Adams is the place for you. That said, this property isn't completely stuck in the past. Accommodations also house Etro toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi access, 50-inch flat-screen TVs and Bose music systems. Meanwhile, The Lafayette  the hotel's elegant dining room  garners high praise from recent guests for its impeccable service, tasty culinary offerings, and impressive views of the White House. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast at this hotel.

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    Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    #3 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1128 reviewsTripAdvisor (1128)
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    The Four Seasons' enviable location perched on the edge of Rock Creek Park in D.C.'s chic Georgetown neighborhood grants beautiful views of the park and easy access to some of the city's most popular attractions, including the Lincoln Memorial and the Kennedy Center. But that's not all this elegant Four Seasons property has going for it. Recent guests compliment the hotel's contemporary accommodations, which come furnished with modern amenities like LCD flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and high-speed internet access. Travelers visiting with kids love that the hotel has Nintendo Wii game consoles available to borrow. Guests also exalt BOURBON STEAK, the upscale in-house restaurant that regularly plays host to foodies, celebrities and politicos alike. Another crowd-pleaser: the luxurious on-site spa, which offers a versatile array of lavish massages and body treatments. All recent guests agreed that the personalized customer service was a large reasons for return visits. 

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    The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC
    Washington, DC
    #4 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    If you're looking for crème de la crème of D.C. digs, recent guests say you can't go wrong with this Ritz-Carlton. The first thing it gets right: its Georgetown location. The second: its decor. Red brick walls hug both the interior and exterior of this property and cool tones throughout the hotel are reminiscent of the nearby waterfront. The calming color palette extends into the stylish accommodations which are appointed with 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen TVs, minibars and Wi-Fi access. Craving more luxury? Retreat to the lavish spa to indulge in a rejuvenating massage. However, what really sets the Ritz apart  aside from its top-notch amenities  is its elegant, relaxed ambiance. Guests can't stop raving about the contemporary, airy design of the Living Room lobby lounge, which features an inviting, wood-burning fireplace and complimentary coffee in the morning and happy hour in the evening. Visitors also exalt Degrees, the Ritz's intimate dining venue that specializes in gourmet American fare.

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    Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
    Washington, DC
    #5 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    Boasting rich hardwood and stone floors with elegant furnishings, the Park Hyatt Washington D.C. is as visually stimulating as it is comfortable and convenient. Visitors rave about the spacious guest rooms, equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and deep soaking tubs. Guests also applaud the mouthwatering culinary creations served at the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern and the personal services offered in the private Spa Room. But what really wins visitors over is the Park Hyatt's top-notch customer service, especially the friendly and attentive concierge desk. You'll find the property situated just a few blocks north of George Washington University in Northwest D.C. As part of the Hyatt family, frequent travelers participating in the brand's loyalty program may earn or receive special privileges by choosing to stay here.

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    The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
    Washington, DC
    #6 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    St. Regis hotels are renowned for their luxurious accommodations, and the D.C. branch is no exception. Set in the heart of downtown – just a few blocks north of the White House – this luxury hotel receives high praise for its elegant decor and lavish furnishings. Recent guests compliment the St. Regis' historical feel as well as its contemporary amenities, which include down feather comforters, Bose sound systems and flat-screen TVs. But that's not the only reason to bed down here. Previous visitors gave rave reviews to the on-site restaurant, highlighting great customer service and delectable Mediterranean culinary creations as key ingredients that made the meals memorable. Many recommend the Sunday jazz brunch, too. You'll also rest easy knowing that you can earn or redeem perks if you participate in the Starwood Preferred Guest or Marriott Rewards loyalty program.

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    The Watergate Hotel
    Washington, DC
    #7 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    One of the most infamous hotels in the country has been restored to its former glory in the District of Columbia after a $125 million renovation. Blending modern details (decor is sleek and chic) while embracing its storied past (guest room key cards read "No need to break in"), the Watergate Hotel reopened in June 2016. The hotel is set in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, putting guests close to shopping and dining in Georgetown; the monuments and museums that line the National Mall are just a mile away. On-site, travelers have access to a 12,500-square-foot wellness center with spa services, an indoor pool and a fitness center. The property also boasts The Next Whisky Bar (a visitor favorite for its amber-hued wall of whiskey and extensive selection) and Kingbird restaurant. But perhaps one of the best parts of this hotel is the Top of the Gate rooftop bar and lounge that offers sweeping views of the Potomac River and downtown Washington. Meanwhile, the hotel's 336 accommodations are outfitted in neutral tones of white, mocha and charcoal and feature flat-screen TVs, minibars and marble bathrooms. What's more, recent guests lauded the impeccable design and the friendly staff at this property.

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC
    Washington, DC
    #8 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    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 hot spot 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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    The Willard InterContinental
    Washington, DC
    #9 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    The massive Willard sits at the heart of everything D.C.; the National Mall and all the most recognizable monuments are within walking distance. And recent guests say The Willard InterContinental's inside is just as impressive as its surroundings, particularly the massive marble columns and intricate chandeliers in the lobby. Elegant decor extends to The Willard's accommodations, which feature eye-popping red accents, wood furnishings and luxurious amenities like flat-screen TVs, individual climate control and fully stocked minibars. However, some guests do say noise can be a problem. To ensure a restful night's sleep, request a room that looks west, facing the Washington Monument rather than 14th Street. After a long day of sightseeing, you can relax at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, or grab a bite to eat at one of the on-site eateries. If you participate in InterContinental's Rewards Club, you can accrue or redeem free perks and discounts by choosing to stay here.

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    Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
    Washington, DC
    #10 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    Sitting next to Lafayette Square in downtown D.C.  just minutes from the White House and the National Mall  the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is an excellent choice for travelers looking to take full advantage of the city's sights. But this property also caters to the luxury set, with its services and facilities, including its fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Accommodations come equipped with contemporary furnishings and high-end touches like marble bathrooms and glass-enclosed showers, not to mention HDTVs, stocked minibars and sumptuous linens. Lodgers were equally complimentary of Sofitel's ICI Urban Bistro for its gourmet French fare and attentive wait staff. Though some recent guests bemoan Sofitel's high price tags, most claim that the Sofitel gave them the best night's sleep they'd had in ages. (What's more, members of the Le Club Accorhotels loyalty program can earn points towards a free night's stay.) 

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
    Arlington, VA
    #11 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    Located across the Potomac River in northern Virginia, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City makes an ideal oasis for business and leisure travelers alike. The property features a 24-hour business center and plenty of meeting space, which makes it easy to work from the road. And sightseers love that Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon are nearby, while indoor access to the metro makes commuting to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. a breeze. Plus, if you've got little ones in tow, this Ritz outpost offers a variety of family-friendly amenities, including baby-sitting services and kid-friendly menus. When hunger sets in, retreat to fyve Restaurant Lounge for delectable modern American fare and inventive cocktails. And when it's time to turn in for the day, you'll sleep easy with plush duvets and 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. Accommodations also come equipped with flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and lavish bath products. While most recent guests report a satisfactory stay and stellar customer service, some said that the rooms could use some updating, as they aren't quite up to the Ritz' high standards. Note that the hotel is connected to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City shopping mall. Since Ritz-Carlton falls under the Marriott umbrella, if you participate in the Marriott Rewards program, you can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

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    Rosewood Washington, D.C.
    Washington, DC
    #12 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    The Rosewood Washington, D.C. stands along the C&O Canal just steps from Georgetown's plethora of shops and restaurants. This boutique-style property caters to Washington's visiting elite: The hotel assigns personal assistants to each guest in order to provide round-the-clock service, and the guests-only living room acts as a quiet place to relax or enjoy a drink. Those who have stayed at the hotel praise the property's elegant decor; the guest rooms and suites are all outfitted with hardwood floors, Pratesi linens and spacious bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs. While here, visitors will have access to the rooftop infinity pool and bar, and fitness center. And the in-house Grill Room impresses diners with prime cuts of steak and fresh seafood. For many visitors, the Rosewood Washington, D.C. is the ultimate example of luxury, but be warned  guests say that "pricey" doesn't even begin to describe a stay here.

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    Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.
    Washington, DC
    #13 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
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    Located within the Old Post Office building on historic Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of Washington, D.C., the Trump International Hotel opened in 2016 and is steps from the National Mall, the White House, numerous museums, shops and restaurants. Inside, the hotel offers 263 guest rooms and suites decorated in a blue, cream and ivory color palette with crystal chandeliers, 14- to 16-foot ceilings, five-fixture bathrooms and large windows with expansive city views. Accommodations also boast original structural details, including hardwood doors, wainscoting and wall paneling, which were all restored during the renovation process. The hotel is also home to The Spa by Ivanka Trump, a fitness center and numerous spaces for meetings and events, including the 13,141-square-foot Presidential Ballroom that can host receptions for up to 1,335 guests. When it comes time to eat, recent guests recommended reserving a table at BLT Prime by David Burke for dry-aged steaks and iconic views of the Clock Tower, or imbibing "wine by the spoon" and Champagne sabering at the Benjamin Bar & Lounge.

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    Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC
    Washington, DC
    #14 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1981 reviewsTripAdvisor (1981)
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    Situated two blocks south of the Smithsonian metro station, this beautiful hotel affords scenic views of the Tidal Basin and easy access to popular attractions like the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Most guests love their stays at this Mandarin Oriental thanks to its array of amenities, including The Spa and an on-site art gallery. The recently renovated accommodations also win over recent guests because of their wooden furnishings, Asian design elements and high-end amenities like deep-soaking tubs, high-speed internet access and HDTVs. Meanwhile, the hotel's two on-site restaurants – Muze and the Empress Lounge  earn a thumbs-up for their gourmet cuisine and stylish ambiance. The Mandarin Oriental also boasts an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Yet for many guests, it's the hotel's wonderful customer service that won them over. 

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
    McLean, VA
    #15 in Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
     
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviewsTripAdvisor (350)
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    Located within the massive Tysons Galleria shopping center in McLean, Virginia, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is a fashionista's dream hotel. And in terms of luxury, this Ritz lives up to its reputation with an indoor pool, a full-service day spa and spacious guest rooms and suites. Accommodations come furnished with deluxe amenities, like 37-inch flat-screen TVs, lavish bath products and feather beds with down comforters. The hotel's in-house restaurant and bar – ENTYSE Wine Bar & Lounge – also earns high praise from recent guests for its extensive wine selection and culinary offerings. Overall, most guests report a pleasant stay, citing top-notch service as a reason to return. This hotel sits about 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., but guests now have easier access to the city's top sights thanks to the metro. The nearest metro station (Tysons Corner) sits just a block and a half away. Since this Ritz property falls under the Marriott umbrella, guests participating in the Marriott Rewards program can accrue or redeem benefits by choosing to stay here.

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