Upscale To Budget-Friendly: Check Out D.C.'s Top Hotels

Most people see hotels as a place to rest their head for a few hours and grab a shower before heading out – either to go to a business meeting, sightsee or other fun vacation ideas. Washington, D.C. hotels offer guests not only a place to stay but an experience to call or text home about to others. 10Best has found the top hotels in the nation's capital to make sure you and yours have a wonderful, unforgettable trip. Luxury hotels like The Jefferson Hotel  and The Hay Adams Hotel offer amazing amenities like concierges who will help plan your adventures and spas that aim to cater to your every need.

Most of the hotels in the area are heavy history, but we've found some modern ones including The Palomar that features sleek rooms with artistic flare. While many of us would love to stay at the luxury hotels, our bank accounts say otherwise so check out the Carlyle Suites Hotel – an affordable art deco treasure in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

All of these can be found in the heart of Washington, D.C. within walking distance to many must-see attractions and trendy neighborhoods. With all the pampering, delicious in-house food and amenities, you probably won't want to leave.

Carlyle Suites Hotel
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Not everyone can afford the luxury hotels in the district but the boutique Carlyle Suites Hotel is an affordable find near Dupont Circle with unique touches throughout its 170 art deco suites including Temper-Pedic beds and eco-friendly hotel...  Read More



While many of the Washington, D.C. hotels go for a historic angle, The Palomar aims for a more modern art-focused theme given their location near galleries in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Popular with a younger crowd, they offer a yoga mat in...  Read More



With a breathtaking view of the Tidal Basin, this luxury hotel is within walking distance to the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. Of the 347 rooms and 53 suites, each blend Oriental elegance with a traditional American style...  Read More



The Sofitel Washington, D.C., Lafayette Square luxury hotel offers 237 comfortable art deco inspired rooms and suites with comfortable beds and marble bathrooms featuring glass-enclosed showers. Guests may head to ICI Urban Bistro to enjoy...  Read More



Offering a sophisticated haven of luxury and service in the heart of Washington, D.C., The Ritz Carlton features impeccable service for those staying in their 300 guest rooms including 32 suites as well as 267 deluxe rooms. Spacious, elegant...  Read More



Welcoming guests and high profile clients since the 19th century, the Willard InterContinental is a grand old school luxury hotel with a rich history including being the site where The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr wrote his inspirational "I Have a...  Read More



Glamour meets tradition at the posh St. Regis hotel located just two blocks from The White House. Opened in 1926 by founder John Jacob Astor IV, the rooms have welcomed royalty, diplomats, celebrities and refined business travelers from all over...  Read More

The Hay Adams Hotel Washington D.C.
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Before Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States, he and his family stayed here for two weeks and you will understand why once you walk in the doors. Named for two prominent Washington, D.C. residents who once made their homes...  Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C.
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When you think of luxury, the Four Seasons will always come to mind and there is a reason for that. The 222 room hotel offers upscale, elegant accommodations and an attentive staff to cater to your every need. Dining options include Bourbon...  Read More

The Jefferson Hotel Washington D.C.
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Billed as Washington, D.C.'s most discerning luxury abode, The Jefferson Hotel offers so many different experiences for patrons that they won't experience anywhere else. An in-house historian, a book room filled with leather bound volumes on...  Read More


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