Washington, D.C. takes tourism seriously and caters to all requirements in terms of accommodation. Relax in lavish comfort or take advantage of DC’s more basic inns. These are the top picks across the board. Check for special and/or selected rates on the websites for Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.
This historic hotel has been host to a plethora of famous visitors. Martin Luther King wrote his ’I Have a Dream’ speech here and other distinguished guests include Calvin Coolidge and Abraham Lincoln. The Willard still draws a politically influential crowd.
Combining classic architecture and modern interiors, the Monaco is among Washington’s best boutique hotels. Funky art deco blends with the old-fashioned for a unique feel.
Perfectly situated for Georgetown exploration, the Latham also houses the first-rate Citronelle restaurant and sports a roof sundeck and pool. Treat yourself to one of the two-story ’carriage house’ suites.
Boutique yet budget, the Embassy offers a surprising mix for visitors looking to save pennies. 38 tastefully decorated rooms fill this elegant house complete with original mosaics and a marble staircase.
This is an affordable option for the center of town. The Harrington caters to families with large suites going at reasonable rates. Popular with school groups, the hotel is not for those seeking peace and quiet.
Four Seasons Hotel
The Rock Creek Park location of the Four Seasons has won endless awards for its style and service. Brimming with antiques and boasting a world-renowned spa, luxury is the order of the day.