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 meet President Richard Nixon in the 1970s. After a day of sightseeing, go straight to the Bliss Spa for a fun yet relaxing array of treatments. Break a sweat in their FIT Gym featuring treadmills, elliptical machines and weigh machines. Feel free to bring along your four-legged friend as this is a pet-friendly hotel. METRO: Metro Center
Sophisticated style is the best way to sum up the decor for this West End based-hotel. The 216 guest rooms and suites are decorated in a sleek, modern look yet they still give a warm, inviting vibe to guests. Grab a meal at the in-house restaurant Blue Duck Tavern, take a dip in the sky-lit indoor swimming pool and whirlpool or workout in the 24-hour fitness center. You can even bring along your four-legged friend as this is a pet-friendly hotel. This is a smoke-free hotel so leave those cigarettes at home. METRO: Foggy Bottom
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 the world. Guests may take their pick from different styles of elegant rooms and spacious suites. Every night at 6 p.m., the hotel offers a champagne sabering ritual in the lobby and patrons may induldge in breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant's signature restaurant, Decanter, located adjacent to the lobby. Metro: McPherson Square
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 check out the bubble seats in the lobby. They are sure to be a conversation starter. Burn off some calories in the fitness center or take a dip in the rooftop pool. Thee is an outdoor bar that is open seasonally. Relax with in-room spa service – just call the front desk to set up an appointment. METRO: Judiciary Square.
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 decor. When you aren't relaxing in your room, go to the spa and wellness facility featuring eight treatment rooms, zen relaxation area and sauna. Take a dip in the 50-foot indoor swimming pool, walk through a small on-site art gallery with rotating exhibits or participate in a private yoga class. Try to come here during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. METRO: Smithsonian
While many of the Washington, D.C. hotels go or 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 every room and they provide complimentary use fo their custom public bikes. Dining at the Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar and try to make it to one of their well-known happy hours that offer low prices for wine, sparklers and beer. A wine hour is also offered every day where you may try your choice of red or white wines. If you are staying on site, why not both? METRO: Dupont Circle.
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 life. Each visit can be a different experience because every room is individually decorated. Look at their photo gallery to see which room appeals to you and yours. Select rooms feature wood burning fire places, whirlpool bathtubs and private decks. Check out their special packages including hot cocoa for two, floral arrangement, chilled champagne and massages. METRO: Dupont Circle
This destination is a bit of a drive – about an hour and 45 minutes from D.C. – but if you love the water, those extra miles are well worth it. Located on the Eastern Shore in Cambridge, Md., this 400-acre resort offers spacious guestrooms with views of the marina, pool or Choptank River. Be sure to bring along your golf clubs because they have their own course on site – the River Marsh Golf Club. If relaxing is what you desire, head to their Sago Spa & Salon to nourish your skin and calm your nerves. Check out their romance package including a late checkout time plus food and movie credits.
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 on the land, The Hay-Adams Hotel was constructed in 1927 with its style reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance. The hotel has jaw dropping views of The White House, Lafayette Square and St. John's Church – not to mention luxurious accommodations, a roof terrace with panoramic views of the district, a concierge to arrange recreation activities and the upscale bar Off The Record, a hot spot where locals and guests can relax. METRO: McPherson Square.
Nestled in Washington, Va. this cozy yet elegant venue is the perfect spot to bring that special someone for a romantic getaway. The Inn features 24 bedrooms and suites – some with picturesque views o the historic, untouched land. Patrons will find a decadent menu at the restaurant including mouth-watering classics such as carpaccio of herb-crusted baby lamb loin, truffle-stuffed breast of pheasant and a fricassee of Maine lobster. The wine cellar has more than 2,400 selections so you will surely find one (or more) to pair with the meal. Be sure to take a walk through the campus to watch the sunset on the Perimeter Path, buy some presents at the gift shops or meander through the cutting garden.