Best Hotels in DC

DC attracts politicians, tourists and businessmen from all over the US and dignitaries from all over the world.  With such a diverse market, there is a broad spectrum of demand for hoteliers to meet.  DC has a terrific range of boutique, corporate, luxury and budget hotels.  We’ll be coming out with lists for each of these areas but this is just a general list of our favorites in the DC area.

The W Hotel – With its launch in 2009, the W instantly jumps to the top of the list.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Great location downtown, one of the best restaurants in DC, and a sexy, modern ambiance.

Hilton Washington – I’ve never stayed there but it is one of the landmarks in the DC hotel industry, housing the White House Correspondents Dinner as well as the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner – two of the most significant events that take place in DC each year.   It is also where Hinckley shot Reagan.

The Mayflower -The Mayflower sponsors a ball every Inauguration Day and has hosted many of America’s most famous politicians at one point or another.  It also has hosted some of DC’s most notable sex scandals (i.e. the whole Eliot Spitzer fiasco).

Hotel Madera – Switching away from presidents, sex scandals and assasination attempts, we transition to a smaller, more trendy, boutique option located in the heart of Dupont.

The Willard InterContinental – The Willard is probably where you are going to find foreign dignitaries, celebrities and businessmen looking to grease the wheels on the Hill.  Located two blocks east of the White House in Washington, DC

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown – The Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown is not only a great place to take a date in DC but one of the top-rated hotels in the DC area.  It’s a great high-end option for tourists visiting the capital who want to stay in Georgetown.

One Response to “Best Hotels in DC”

  1. B.Price July 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    I’d argue to say that the The Fairmont and Sofitel should be included in this list. Otherwise it’s dead on.

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