Referred to as the second most prestigious address in DC, the Jefferson Hotel features 96 elegant rooms and suites. This discerning luxury boutique hotel offers exemplary service and modern amenities in everything they do, from the welcoming butlers and complimentary town car services, to 24-hour business center and garnet pressing services. They even go so far as to offer its guests basic black belts and black dress shoes, in case you forget your own! Historic in nature, dating back to 1923 when it was known as the Jefferson Apartment, the hotel now holds a sizable collection of artifacts, antiques, books and even signed documents from Thomas Jefferson himself.
Set along a wide boulevard, the Willard Inter-Continental is among the most splendid and renowned hotels in the city. Lincoln resided here before he assumed the presidency, as have other presidents. But history and politics are overshadowed by the splendor of the hotel itself. Graced with mosaics, marble, fabulous chandeliers and majestic columns, the building offers unmatched elegance. The rooms are far from cheap, but if you opt to stay here you will experience the ultimate in luxury.
Since its opening in 1925, The Mayflower Hotel has been a prime spot for presidents and visiting dignitaries. Among the who's who on the historic guest list are Franklin Delano Roosevelt and J. Edgar Hoover. The rooms look like they were designed for the elite of nations (although for a price anyone can enjoy the luxury of one of DC's finest hotels). The hotel is on the list of Historic Hotels of America, and is located near the White House and some of the Smithsonian museums. Many government offices and businesses are close by and several of the city's finest restaurants and shops are also within walking distance.
The centrally located, former Monarch Hotel features an elegant atrium-style lobby framed by beautiful flower arrangements and lush greenery. The Fairmont hotel guests may enjoy drinks at the lobby-lounge bar, while relaxing to the soft sounds of piano music. For an extra treat, try the delectable Sunday Colonnade Champagne brunch.
Four Seasons Hotel Washington DC is right in the center of historic Georgetown. The exterior is contemporary brick and glass, but the inside boasts Old World elegance and charm. Some rooms have views of the historic C&O Canal or Rock Creek Park. Guests should make sure to make an appointment at the hotel's well known and luxurious spa.
Formerly the Canterbury Hotel, this boutique hotel is a little bit Tao, a little bit Zen and a whole lot of New Age. How many other hotels offer packages with physic readings, have room service attendants in tunics, offer patrons a daily horoscope and set the whole place up Feng Shui style to promote good karma? The rooms at Topaz are a feast for the senses. Each is styled with exotic colors and shapes and makes you feel like you are definitely somewhere different, someplace far away from the suit culture of DC. Dupont Circle is two blocks away.