Historic to Boutique: Downtown D.C. Hotels Are Where to Sleep

When it comes to visits or going on vacation, many travelers want to be in the center of the action. When coming to Washington, D.C., downtown hotels are the way to book if you want to be within walking distance to must-see attractions, top restaurants, wallet-lightening shopping locations and the Metro stations. 10Best has found the top places to rest your head after a busy day of fun in the nation's capital.

With politicians, celebrities, royalty, diplomats and distinguished business travelers a common site in Washington, D.C., many luxury hotels may be found downtown to serve their every need. Featuring spacious rooms and suites, hotels like The Jefferson and The Hay-Adams Hotel have a bevy of amenities like spas, gyms and top-notch restaurants to keep their guests relaxed and happy. Many of the luxury hotel sites have interesting historic backgrounds and housed several First Families over the years. 

For those looking for a great location yet won't break the bank, check out Donovan House and make sure to take a dip in their rooftop pool. If a more modern look is preferred, George Hotel is a great choice. They even offer a a complimentary wine tasting every day!

When it comes to resting up after a long day of touring or business, Washington, D.C. has outstanding downtown hotels that position you right near must-see spots.





Courtyard Washington, DC/Foggy Bottom
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Billed as the hotel where Italian Renaissance meets modern cool, the W Washington, D.C. hotel features 317 rooms and a rooftop view of many landmarks. The building dates back to 1917 and is steeped in history including being the site where Elvis...  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

Swann House Historic Dupont Circle Inn
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Located in the historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, the Swann Inn has transformed an 1883 mansion into a charming bed and breakfast that is right near must-see attractions yet makes you feel like you have escaped the hustle and bustle of city...  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



Combining a sleek modern art look and adding touches of history to the décor give The Hotel George a revolutionary look. Located adjacent to the U.S. Capitol building, guests are in a prime location for sight seeing and tourist attractions. If...  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



This 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 French cuisine with a contemporary twist....  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

Logan Circle


For those who love a sleek, modern, minimalistic look, this is the hotel for you. There are 193 modern-designed guestrooms and suites in the hotel with each featuring a contemporary grey and lilac color palette with rust accents. Make sure to...  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 find anywhere else. An in-house historian, a book room filled with leather-bound volumes on subjects...  Read More


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