Do not disturb: romantic rendezvous await at D.C. area hotels

When you are with the one you love, sometimes all you want to do is stay locked away in your room all day. When it's time for an anniversary or special occasion, many couples want a special unforgettable experience. Many Washington, D.C. area hotels offer romance packages complete with gorgeous rooms and a bevy of amenities that will score major points with your significant other.

Want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the district? Take a drive to Virginia and check-in to The Inn at Little Washington where you can focus on the one you love with a gorgeous country backdrop. Its location makes for poor cell service so you can put down the phone and focus on your sweetheart.     

When it comes to splurging, luxury hotels are a great choice. Many like the Hay Adams have top-notch spas and restaurants on-site and have gorgeous views of The White House, U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument.   

So whether you are going on your honeymoon, celebrating an important anniversary or are planning a trip 'just because,' the nation's capital has a number of different romantic hotels to choose from for that special occasion.



The Jefferson, Washington, DC
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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a book room filled with leather-bound volumes on subjects the hotel's namesake enjoyed and displays of authentic signed historical documents in the guestrooms and throughout the hotel are just a few of the amenities you will discover here. Check out their on-site dining with popular pick Plume and The Greenhouse or The Quill Bar to grab a classic concoction or a signature drink. Their Petite Spa only caters to a few guests at a time so book your custom-crafted visit ASAP. METRO: Farragut North.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: History combines with modern amenities for a romantic rendezvous for visiting couples.

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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 work out in the 24-hour fitness center. You can even bring along your four-legged friend as this is a pet-friendly hotel. Be sure to take advantage of their complimentary car service to The White House, CityCenterDC and Embassy Row. METRO: Foggy Bottom

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Home to one of the best restaurants in the district, the Park Hyatt offers a stylish getaway for romance.

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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 indulge in breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant's signature restaurant, Decanter, located adjacent to the lobby. Metro: McPherson Square

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: For those who love (and can afford) the finer things in life, this hotel is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway.

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Logan Circle

For those who love a sleek, modern, minimalistic look, this is the hotel for you. There are nearly 200 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. There is an outdoor bar that is open seasonally. Relax with in-room spa service â€" just call the front desk to set up an appointment. METRO: Judiciary Square.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: A sleek and sophisticated hotel getaway for those couples who need some time for themselves.

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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 more than 340 rooms and 50 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

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Amazing views will make for a perfect romantic back drop at this luxury hotel.

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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 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, spirits 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.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Romance can often be found in the arts and with their prime location near galleries, this hotel is sure to be a great pick.

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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 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 fireplaces, whirlpool bathtubs and private decks. Check out their special packages including hot cocoa for two, floral arrangement, chilled champagne and massages. METRO: Dupont Circle

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: When you think romance, bed and breakfast venues come to mind. Why not stay in one of the best in D.C.?

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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
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Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: For those who love the water or a round of golf, this is the place to make your reservations.

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The Hay-Adams
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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 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 along with 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.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: Their leading celebration package comes with an amazing room, champagne, red roses, chocolate-dipped strawberries and breakfast for two.

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The Inn at Little Washington
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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 â€" some with picturesque views of the historic, untouched land. Patrons may choose from three tasting menus. Just pick which one suits you best! One is strictly vegetarian for those with dietary needs. 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.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: An amazing venue that makes you feel like you are on an elegant vacation yet gives you a home-like feel.

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