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Best Historic Hotels in Washington DC

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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.

St. Regis Hotel Washington, DC opened in 1926 and has been host to political figures and royalty ever since. Designed in the Italian Renaissance fashion, it is exquisitely furnished. Rooms feature both classic and modern amenities from Italian marble baths to fax machines. Each looks like it could easily be a guest room in some foreign dignitary's French chateau. The hotel is located near the White House and the National Mall. Though the rooms are a tad steep in the price department, the luxury and class they promise is unmatched.

The Kimpton Monaco in Washington, DC, located in the historic Tariff Building, used to be one of the city's most prominent historical landmarks. In the old days, this lovely four-star hotel was the General Post Office's building, also known as the Tariff building. Refurbished in 2002, the boutique hotel boasts spacious, well-equipped rooms that are perfect for any weary and discerning traveler. Designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument, this building was completed in 1842 as the first all-marble building in the city.

Two 18th-century townhouses were renovated to create this charming hotel Morrison-Clark Inn, in downtown Washington. Each room is different and many are decorated with Victorian reproductions. Some have balconies overlooking a brick courtyard. The inn has a renowned restaurant which features contemporary American cuisine. Sunday brunch is very popular. The inn is also convenient to most major attractions.

A former apartment building, Henley Park Hotel features 119 gargoyles and exudes the charm of an English country home. Rooms are furnished in period pieces.The hotel restaurant, Cœur de Lion, offers a contemporary American menu. The hotel is within walking distance of the Washington Convention Center and the National Mall.

Set in scenic Rock Creek Park, the Omni Shoreham Hotel has welcomed dignitaries from around the world since its opening in 1930. Surrounded by eleven acres of parkland, it is a wonderful place to relax but still be in the midst of the city. The fine restaurants of Woodley Park are just a block away and the Adams-Morgan neighborhood, with its many ethnic eateries, is close by as well. The National Zoo is a short walk from the hotel.

Standing more than a century in Washington D.C., The Churchill Hotel Near Embassy Row is close to the Dupont Circle Metro Station and Dupont Circle. The property has a restaurant and offers Starbucks coffee onsite. The rooms at the hotel feature a flat-screen cable TV and a seating area or a work desk. The windows in the rooms open and guests will also find iron with an ironing board in the rooms. The Chartwell Grill and Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day. The lounge is open at night for snacks and cocktails. The Grill serves a traditional American fare. A fully equipped fitness center and in-room spa services are available to all guests of The Churchill. A business center and valet parking are also offered along with complimentary WiFi.

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